Deep in the northern woods, world famous anthropologist, Anne McCauley, is researching the dark rituals of America's First Nations. Aided by local shaman Vernon Rivers, she is learning the spine chilling tale of Windigo, a legendary cannibal creature. Suddenly, her son and despised daughter-in-law return to her secluded cottage. A series of diabolical events is triggered that brings the audience and Anne McCauley face to face with the darkest fears that lurk in all of us: that territory where the supernatural blends with murder and ritual death. Don't be fooled by names in the cast list, for no one is what he or she appears to be, and everyone is wearing a mask of deception. Dark Rituals is a contemporary thriller of revenge and family conflict, spiced with a delicious seasoning of black humour.
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Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Set in the present. The action of the play takes place in a well-appointed summer home on the shores of Waubano Bay, somewhere in the heart of cottage country.
Stage Combat, Special Effects
Interior Set, Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Betrayal, Parenting/Family Conflict, Revenge
Adult, Senior, Mature Teens
College Theatre, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
2m, 2f, 1m or f
ANNE MCCAULEY - writer; 60-70
VERNON RIVERS - First Nations male; 35 - 55
HARRISON MCCUALEY - Anne's son; 29
DOROTHY MCCAULEY - Harrison's wife; 25
DR. D. MURRAY - physician; mid-30s
Color blind casting, Minority casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
Dr. D. Murray may be played by a man or a woman.
N/A (Not a musical)