The Ghost Moments by Randy Wyatt

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About The Play

Ben Avery, Kendra McInerney, Caleb Jenkins and Dara Kammeraad (Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI; photo by David Stinton-Czuprynski).

Drama. 45-70 minutes (45-55 minutes, with up to 15 minutes of optional additional monologues). 1-10 females, 1-5 males (2-15 performers possible). Suitable for high school and older.

Printed Script: $6.95 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $6.50. Performance Royalties: $45.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $35.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $50.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


We all have ghosts that haunt us. Do we run from them or hunt them down? The characters in The Ghost Moments—some young, some not-so-young, each from a very different walk of life—exist in their own worlds, all of them hunting or being hunted. Some of their ghosts are literal: Matty tries to rid his sister's apartment of a spirit that may or may not be there, Zachary prepares his bunker for the zombie apocalypse. Others are metaphorical: Marianne's absent father, Bethany's lost innocence, Caroline's memories of water, Michael's lost afternoons of love, Carver's secret powers. As we witness hauntings and exorcisms through a series of monologues, this group of characters and their loves, longings, joy and pain, will haunt us long after the curtain falls.

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Did You Know?

Cheryl Hadley's play, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, has been performed in venues as diverse as British Columbia, Costa Rica, and Guangzhou, China.