The Black Knight • Part 3 of Yuletide, of the RADIO HOUR Series

by Matthew Ivan Bennett

If you celebrate the Holidays with this French Christmas legend, you might want to take the kiddies out of the room!

A deliciously dark thriller for the holidays, The Black Knight recounts the French/German legend of the demon Hans Trapp, charged with punishing the wicked at Christmas.   It can be fully staged, or done as a staged radio play.

A warning, this tale isn’t for kids. It’s a little … grim, with mild language and intense, gory subject matter.

RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER’s Radio West.


PLAY DETAILS

  • CHARACTERS – 1F 3M 1BOY (Doubling possible)
    • Adeline Meyer (F) – A dedicated mother
      Jacob Grimm (M) – Of the Brothers Grimm. Collecting the story of The Black Knight
      Edsel Meyer (M) – A spiteful and petty man
      Con Meyer (boy) – A sensitive child
      Hans Trapp (M) – A supernatural evil being; a demon
  • Period Costumes or contemporary clothes
  • Radio Station setting
  • Sound Effects required (can be Foley, recorded, or a mix of both. Music required.)
  • 29 minutes
  • ORDER #3243.3

 


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available: Black Knight PERUSAL
  • The shorter play: THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL is available for production as a self-contained performance HERE
  • The shorter play: THE GIFT OF THE MAGI is available for production as a self-contained performance HERE
  • VIEW other plays in the RADIO HOUR Series HERE
  • VIEW our list of other plays available as Staged Radio Plays HERE
  • LISTEN to the original broadcasts from KUER’s Radio West Productions HERE

PRODUCTION/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 #3243.3a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3243.3d : $30




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3243.3e : $25




  • 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

  • Premiered  at Plan-B Theatre Company (co-produced by KUER’s Radio West program) — 2016

BILLING CREDITS

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

THE BLACK KNIGHT
From the RADIO HOUR Series

by
Matthew Ivan Bennett

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:
THE BLACK KNIGHT is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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