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By: Pat CookAdd to Wish List
Script: $8.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $75.00
Each Additional Performance: $75.00
Limited Video Rights: $30.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights: $50.00
Extra Streams: $0.50
Artwork Image Download: $30.00
Type: Full Length Play
Genres: Comedy, Mystery
Theme: Haunted
Running Time: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 13 females, 7 males, 20 total cast
ISBN: 978-1-61588-036-2
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Customer Comments:
By Marilyn Hood - Director - Bagley High School
The students had so much fun with setting this show in the 80's - from wacky hair, to ghostbusters, to big shoulder pads, the whole thing was a fun creative process. The script is filled with witty humor and the audiences loved the show.
By Dean Dyer - Director - Western High School
A hilarious, fast-paced comedy that offers a number of fun roles for young performers. Simple to stage with just one set. We used this for our Junior Varsity show, and it was a real crowd-pleaser.
By Stacy Barth - Director - Upper Sandusky High School
Hilarious! This play was a lot of fun to perform. We were told it was one of the best shows we've ever done. Another high school in the area liked it so much they are considering it for next year! Highly recommended. Something to consider - a great special effect for the end of the show is Pepper's Ghost, it's very effective.
By Lyn Foureman - Director - Arcanum High School
Our production of Don't Try To Wake Him, Hand Me The Shovel was a wonderful success! The cast had a great time and the audience roared with laughter. The play was fast-paced and fun for all and the length of the play was perfect! Thank you Pat Cook for writing such a fun script!
By Wendy Hassemer - Director - Pablo Royal
This is a wonderful play! Kudos to Mr. Cook!!! My students and I had a fantastic time working with it. We thank you.
From the word “GO,” investigative reporters Livermore and Highwater are determined to get the (alleged) spooks at Billingsgate Mansion on the six o’clock news and get the break they need to save their jobs. The featured story: Seeing is Believing. Paranoid, they enter the dreaded Billingsgate mansion in ghost-catching wardrobe and full ghost gear (fatigues and a videocamera). One rat-a-tat-tat sends Livermore running for the exit, “This was a dumb idea, this was a stupid idea, this was a ridiculous idea!” and Highwater avowals, “And all three of them were yours!” Ever try to get a ghost on the six o’clock news? Here’s what you get: a ghostswept broadcast with a squad of lost cheerleaders, a double-dealing horror movie producer and her secretary, a couple of convicts trying to stash a body in the basement, and a bumbling policeman on the prowl. Nobody can tell the guests from the ghosts and shortly after the news, it’s every ghost for himself. Only Pat Cook gives you all the comforts of home in this fast-paced farcical ghosthunt with a ghostbuster named Pookee. One interior set.

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