Young Goodman Brown

Young Goodman Brown
adapted by Luke Krueger

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 27 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 6 either (7-12 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Minimal. Rehearsal blocks and a relatively bare stage will work perfectly.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-290-1

Young Goodman Brown
adapted by Luke Krueger

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Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 27 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 6 either (7-12 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Minimal. Rehearsal blocks and a relatively bare stage will work perfectly.

Goodman Brown, an upstanding Puritan colonist and intrepid citizen of Salem, Massachusetts, sets off into the woods one night. Despite the pleadings of his wife, Faith, he ventures out and meets a mysterious man who takes him to an occult gathering attended by everyone else in town. The next morning, Goodman wakes in the street, unsure if what he witnessed the night before was a dream or reality. Dark, severe, and faithful to Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic short story.

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Performance Fee $40
Standard Edition $8.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

Play Details

Goodman Brown, an upstanding Puritan colonist and intrepid citizen of Salem, Massachusetts, sets off into the woods one night. Despite the pleadings of his wife, Faith, he ventures out and meets a mysterious man who takes him to an occult gathering attended by everyone else in town. The next morning, Goodman wakes in the street, unsure if what he witnessed the night before was a dream or reality. Dark, severe, and faithful to Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic short story.

  • Drama
  • 27 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 6 either (7-12 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Minimal. Rehearsal blocks and a relatively bare stage will work perfectly.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-290-1

Published Reviews

"Young Goodman Brown packs a lot in a very small space. It is a ghost story, a religious story, a fable, a character study, and a portrait of a town at war with itself. It is beautifully theatrical, and filled with unanswered questions that pull you in from the very first moment."

John Yearly, playwright

"The joy in Krueger's work comes from its ability to work on so many levels. Not only are there multiple facets to the writing, but actors of varying levels of skill find the challenges both formidable and rewarding. And, of course, the theatricality is undeniable."

Alexander Gelman, Producing Artistic Director, Organic Theatre Company and Director of the School of Theatre and Dance, Northern Illinois University

"The play is evocative of a time long past and of a time in which we as humans will always inhabit. It is a haunting, halting confrontation. Young Goodman Brown has a beautiful lyricism that can challenge young actors yet remains easily accessible to them as well, which in turn provides them an exhilarating journey."

Kathryn Gately, master Meisner teacher, head of the MFA acting program, Northern Illinois University

"By gently infusing his own creativity while preserving the short story's original language and ambiguity, Luke Krueger has created the definitive play on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown."

Cameron Conaway, 2007-2009 Poet in Residence, University of Arizona

Production History

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MAY 06, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Bay D'Espoir Academy
St. Albans, NF Canada
Bay D'Espoir Academy St. Albans, NF Canada
FEB 05, 2016 - FEB 05, 2016
Bon Homme High School
Tyndall, SD United States
Bon Homme High School Tyndall, SD United States
JAN 24, 2016 - JAN 26, 2016
Bon Homme High School
Tyndall, SD United States
Bon Homme High School Tyndall, SD United States
NOV 14, 2012 - NOV 28, 2012
Battle Creek High School
Battle Creek, NE United States
Battle Creek High School Battle Creek, NE United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 06, 2011
Northern Illinois University's School of Theatre and Dance
Dekalb, IL United States
Northern Illinois University's School of Theatre and Dance Dekalb, IL United States
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