Cast of Characters

  • Jack Morgan (50’s-60’s), retiring business owner
  • Ruth Morgan (50’s-60’s), Jack’s wife
  • Jon Morgan (28), their son
  • Colin Ashcroft (50’s), incoming company president
  • Susan Ashcroft (40’s), Colin’s wife, an actress
  • Ben Martin (50’s-60’s), Jack’s former partner
  • Alice Martin (24), Ben’s daughter
  • Nate (40’s-50’s), the local sheriff

Script Sample



The play is set in the present in a large home on an island off the coast of Maine.


Technical Requirements

The play requires alarm sound effects, thunder, lightning and wet raincoats. There must be a pistol and one, on-stage gunshot.


Dialect Note

Although the play is set in Maine, Nate is the only character with a ‘Downeast’ dialect, which should appear natural and unforced – less is bettah. The two families are refined and might show a hint of the dialect but it should not become a character trait. Susan and Colin are from out of state.

Buzz about the Play

“Award-winning playwright Michael Walker will visit the Winchester Little Theatre for its opening show of ‘Absolutely Dead’ on March 10, creating nervous excitement among cast members.”
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The Northern Virginia Daily

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette


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