Break Down

In the Dark is in two acts and lasts approximately two hours. 

Cast Requirements


PRINCIPALS
3 Women
1 Man

FEATURED
4 People (can be men or women)

ENSEMBLE
Residents of Silvershade 


CHARACTERS

The Princess- The epitome of ladylike perfection, but also vain, self-absorbed, and demanding.

The Knight- Serious, focused, intelligent, and brave. Holds a deep secret and is on a quest to stop the Dark.

The Squire- Loyal and good-hearted. He tries very hard, and has a good memory for the things he has studied. He speaks for the knight.

The Handmaiden- Meek, sweet, kind and simple. She becomes a love interest for the Squire.

Lantern Lighters- Storytellers who sing bits of narration. They can also play other parts in the show (such as residents of Silvershade and monsters in the Land of the Shades)

Beocranns- Living trees with barbed vines that paralyze their victims so that they can devour them. 

The Baindún- A monster with extra-long fingernails that she uses to rip her victims open. She only attacks women, and her wails are misleading.

The Will-O'-The-Wisp- Beautiful orbs of light that lure travelers into dangerous places and then disappear. They can also take human form and give ill-natured advice.

 

Set Requirements

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
Castle ballroom
Castle gardens
Knight's bedroom
Hallway (with false wall)
Dark stone room
Northern gates/entrance of the forest
The Land of the Shades (forest)
The Land of the Shades (clearing/circle of trees)
The Land of the Shades (Black Swamp)


Minimum Production Requirements

MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS
3 WOMEN
The Princess
The Handmaiden
The Knight

1 MAN
The Squire
4 MEN/WOMEN
4 Lantern Lighters/4 Beocranns
Will-O'-the-Wisp (can be played by a Lantern Lighter)
Baindún (can be played by a Lantern Lighter)

*  MINIMUM SET REQUIREMENTS
Castle ballroom
Castle gardens
Knight's bedroom/Dark stone room
Hallway (with false wall)
Northern gates/entrance of the forest
The Land of the Shades (forest/clearing/circle of trees)
The Land of the Shades (Black Swamp)
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