cover photo: Alan Bowne, taken in San Francisco in 1967 when he was 22 years old


Alan Bowne
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Unmarried cousins Eleanor and Lolly have inherited from their recently deceased aunt a historical house on the windswept Massachusetts coast. Only thing is, the place is haunted by the handsome young ghost of a swashbuckling 19-century smuggler who was hanged for his crimes. The local minister, Mr Butts, finds it all unbearably romantic. Eleanor, a worldly woman, is skeptical of the ghost’s existence, but spinsterish Lolly claims he visits her at night, and they’ve fallen in love. Has Lolly, Eleanor wonders, lost her mind? Moreover, how could the ghost possibly prefer Lolly to her? As the ghost continues his visitations, his reasons for the haunting are gradually revealed, and not only Lolly but even Eleanor and Mr Butts begin to fall under his spell, the surprising consequences of which may just land all three of them in jail in this delightful and otherworldly romantic comedy.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 110 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Alan Bowne

    Alan Bowne was an American playwright and author. His plays include BEIRUT, FORTY-DEUCE, SHARON AND BILLY, and THE BEANY AND CECIL SHOW, many of which are available from Broadway Play Publishing Inc. He was a member of New Dramatists. He also wrote one novel, Wally Wonderstruck. He died of complications related to AIDS at the age of forty-four.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/18/2015
Pages 82
ISBN 9780881456325

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10/5/2018 – 10/31/2018
First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts
Gainesville, TX