Cover painting by Neil Moore,
represented by East West Gallery,
from the Fivefold Theatre Co production at the Pentameters Theatre, London

70 Scenes of Halloween

Jeffrey M Jones
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A quirky, inventive, and fun play in which time is out of joint as married couple Jeff and Joan contend with ghosts, beasts, and witches banging on their windows, wafting through their rooms, and wielding butcher knives.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“… The play is almost a cartoon, a succession of brief scenes — some Stan Mack-realistic, some perfectly absurd — separated by blackouts. A young, hip suburban couple sits at home on Halloween watching TV, greeting trick-or-treaters, drinking, quarreling, and so on, while two all-purpose alter-egos known as ‘the Witch’ and ‘the Beast’ make strange appearances … the play makes for a funny and theatrical evening; it has the something’s-creepy-in-suburbia air of Sam Shepard’s BURIED CHILD, and the quick takes and precisely overheard dialogue of David Mamet’s SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO …” —Don Shewey, Soho News

“… an intriguing new play by Jeffrey M Jones that is a semi-random compilation of episodes … It is a wonderfully inventive play, very comic and almost silly In its theatricality, but it is also an intensely anguished play about a marriage that is dying of familiarity. This is an autobiographical piece, so terribly personal that it makes the heart ache with sympathy. Jones is writing about his own failed marriage, blending realism with psychological fantasy and a bit of grisly horror …” —David Hawley, Saint Paul Dispatch

About the Author


  • Jeffrey M Jones

    Jeffrey M Jones is the author of 70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, NIGHTCOIL, and A MAN'S BEST FRIEND; a series of collage plays: DER INKA VON PERU, TOMORROWLAND, and WIPEOUT; a series of "Crazy Plays": STONE MONKEY BANISHED (an adaptation of Monkey for Ralph Lee), 12 BROTHERS (an adaptation of the Grimm Brothers' tale, with Camila Jones); and two musicals: WRITE IF YOU GET WORK (score: Dan Moses Schreier) and J.P. MORGAN SAVES THE NATION (score: Jonathan Larson). His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Playscripts, Inc., and Sun & Moon Press. Mr. Jones also is co-curator of the Obie-winning Little Theatre series, and holds an annual Pataphysics workshop at the Flea.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 7/1/2005
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881452730

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by Creation Production Company, New York

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
70 Scenes of Halloween is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


10/19/2017 – 10/29/2017
Red House Arts Center
Syracuse, NY


10/29/2023 – 10/31/2023
University Of Central Oklahoma - Theater Arts Dept.
Edmond, OK

10/26/2023 – 10/28/2023
Barry University
Miami Shores, FL

4/30/2021 – 4/30/2021
New York Film Academy
Miami Beach, FL

2/25/2021 – 2/28/2021
Chadron State College
Chadron, NE

10/2/2019 – 10/13/2019
Theatre L'acadie
Chicago, IL

10/30/2018 – 10/31/2018
Perpich Center Arts Education
Golden Valley, MN

10/11/2018 – 10/14/2018
UC Berkeley, TDPS
Berkeley, CA

8/11/2016 – 8/21/2016
Edmonton Actors Theatre
Edmonton, AB, Canada