Mating Dance of the Werewolf

Play

New Work
Writers: Mark Stein

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2002
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy, Horror
Settings
Multiple Settings, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
The present, Duluth, Minnesota
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Mating Dance of the Werewolf is an investigation of a gruesome murder that also investigates the reality of imagination. Set in the present in Duluth, Minnesota, most of the events take place in Ken's apartment. We need see only a couch, a window, and a bedroom door. Scenes elsewhere are established with props, lighting and sound. In the play, Ken, a police officer, embarks on a passionate romance with Abby, who is new to town. But her quest for authenticity (asking what would happen if we “let our insides out”) unleashes feelings in Ken that he struggles to understand. This, in turn, impacts his relationships with his two closest friends, Allen and Pam. Particularly when Abby claims to be a werewolf.

Lead Characters