Inversion • A Horror Story for Teens

a play by Eric Samuelsen

Seven young people find themselves desperately lost in an unexpected fog in the mountains. Taking refuge in a shelter house, they soon realize finding their way out may be more difficult than any of them could have imagined. When a couple of them try to leave, they come back beaten and bloody. When the kids look in the mirror, they go haywire. A horror story told onstage, “Inversion” will keep you on the edge of your seat. Horror? Or Mystery? Or Psycho-drama? That is for you and your audience to decide!

Premiered by Theatre Arts Conservatory in Salt Lake City at the Rose Wagner Theatre in 2008, under the umbrella of Plan-B Theatre Company. Especially designed to be performed by teen actors, aged 14 and up.

Some mild language (may be edited)


PLAY DETAILS

  • 6f 3m (mid to late teens)
    • The Girls:
      MADISON
      TAYLOR
      DARIELLE
      HAYLEY
      ALYSSA
    • The Guys:
      JAKE
      STEWART
    • A BOY — a walk-on
      A GIRL –– a walk-on
  • 60-70 minutes
  • One Interior Setting
  • Contemporary costumes
  • Order #3208

REVIEWS & COMMENTS:

“Eric Samuelsen is a faculty playwright at Brigham Young University. The Plan-B Theatre Company is a Salt Lake troupe with a penchant for mounting plays that would make a lumberjack blush. Given that gene pool, the union of the two was bound to produce something bizarre — something like Samuelsen’s play, Inversion. The plot is sketchy, the conclusion inconclusive and —in classic avant garde style — Samuelsen doesn’t present the final scene until after the actors have taken their curtain call.” — Salt Lake City Reviewer, un-named.

 


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play:  InversionPERUSAL
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3208a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3208d : $55




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3208e : $50




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiere by Theatre Arts Conservatory through Plan-B Theatre Company (SLC) — 2008

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Inversion
A Play

by
Eric Samuelsen

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Inversion is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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