Trap
by Stephen Gregg

Productions (72)
  • Documentary Theatre/Horror
  • |
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 12 f, 10 m, 5 either (10-46 actors possible: 5-46 f, 2-46 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-973-9

Trap
by Stephen Gregg

(44)
Productions (72)
  • Documentary Theatre/Horror
  • |
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 12 f, 10 m, 5 either (10-46 actors possible: 5-46 f, 2-46 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

MENACHAP, CALIFORNIA. An incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--every person but one. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders, and the investigators pursuing the case, a theatre ensemble brings the story of the strange event to life, documentary-style. But as the strands weave together into an increasingly dangerous web, it becomes clear that this phenomenon might not be entirely in the past. Unnerving, exhilarating, and wildly inventive, you've never walked into anything quite like Trap.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
eScript Digital Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

MENACHAP, CALIFORNIA. An incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--every person but one. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders, and the investigators pursuing the case, a theatre ensemble brings the story of the strange event to life, documentary-style. But as the strands weave together into an increasingly dangerous web, it becomes clear that this phenomenon might not be entirely in the past. Unnerving, exhilarating, and wildly inventive, you've never walked into anything quite like Trap.

SPECIAL NOTE: Original music composed for the play by Isaiah Louis Hastings is available. The original music is optional, but highly recommended by the author. If you decide to use this music, contact the composer directly at isaiahlhastings@gmail.com.

Check out our interactive website: menachap.com.

For the author's tips on how to produce the tech elements of the play, check out Trap Tech Hints

  • Documentary Theatre/Horror
  • |
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 12 f, 10 m, 5 either (10-46 actors possible: 5-46 f, 2-46 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-973-9

Published Reviews

"My students were all excited in reading the perusal, but they didn't know how it ended. In our read through with the full scripts, they were instructed to not skip to the end. When we reached the last page, they erupted into screams!!"

-Nancy Malone, Hoover High School

"The audience went NUTS."

-Billy Houck, Fremont High School (retired)

"I have never heard a crowd scream that much. I didn't think we were going to be able to finish the play. The audience screamed and applauded for 3 - 5 minutes. It was insane ... and so much fun!!!"

-David Hastings, Olathe South High School

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAY 08, 2020 - MAY 11, 2020
Worcester Academy
Worcester, MA United States
Worcester Academy Worcester, MA United States
DEC 05, 2019 - DEC 07, 2019
Loara High School
Anaheim, CA United States
Loara High School Anaheim, CA United States
NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 23, 2019
Placer High School
Auburn, CA United States
Placer High School Auburn, CA United States
NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 15, 2019
Kecoughtan High School Theatre
Hampton, VA United States
Kecoughtan High School Theatre Hampton, VA United States
NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
Broomfield High School Theatre
BROOMFIELD, CO United States
Broomfield High School Theatre BROOMFIELD, CO United States
NOV 08, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
Olympia High School Drama Club
Olympia, WA United States
Olympia High School Drama Club Olympia, WA United States
OCT 31, 2019 - NOV 02, 2019
Princeton Day School
Princeton, NJ United States
Princeton Day School Princeton, NJ United States
OCT 25, 2019 - NOV 02, 2019
Pentucket High School
West Newbury, MA United States
Pentucket High School West Newbury, MA United States
OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
Cuthbertson High School
Marshville, NC United States
Cuthbertson High School Marshville, NC United States
OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 27, 2019
Bartlett High School
Bartlett, TN United States
Bartlett High School Bartlett, TN United States
OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 25, 2019
West High School
Torrance, CA United States
West High School Torrance, CA United States
OCT 22, 2019 - OCT 24, 2019
Smith Cotton High School
Sedalia, MO United States
Smith Cotton High School Sedalia, MO United States
OCT 18, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
Heritage High
Brentwood, CA United States
Heritage High Brentwood, CA United States
OCT 03, 2019 - OCT 05, 2019
Temescal Canyon High School
Lake Elsinore, CA United States
Temescal Canyon High School Lake Elsinore, CA United States
SEP 27, 2019 - OCT 06, 2019
Buck Creek Players, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN United States
Buck Creek Players, Inc. Indianapolis, IN United States
AUG 15, 2019 - AUG 17, 2019
Homewood-Flossmoor High Schol
Flossmoor, IL United States
Homewood-Flossmoor High Schol Flossmoor, IL United States
JUL 18, 2019 - JUL 27, 2019
Mud Creek Players Inc.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN United States
Mud Creek Players Inc. INDIANAPOLIS, IN United States
JUN 22, 2019 - JUN 23, 2019
Postville Community School District
Postville, IA United States
Postville Community School District Postville, IA United States
JUN 13, 2019 - JUN 13, 2019
Valley Central High School
Montgomery, NY United States
Valley Central High School Montgomery, NY United States
MAY 23, 2019 - MAY 23, 2019
Skyhawk Theatre
Beaverton, OR United States
Skyhawk Theatre Beaverton, OR United States
MAY 17, 2019 - MAY 17, 2019
Henryville High School Theatre Arts
Henryville, IN United States
Henryville High School Theatre Arts Henryville, IN United States
MAY 15, 2019 - MAY 15, 2019
Maryville Junior High School
Maryville, TN United States
Maryville Junior High School Maryville, TN United States
MAY 14, 2019 - MAY 14, 2019
Maryville Junior High School
Maryville, TN United States
Maryville Junior High School Maryville, TN United States
MAY 03, 2019 - MAY 04, 2019
Britton Deerfield High School
Britton, MI United States
Britton Deerfield High School Britton, MI United States
MAY 02, 2019 - MAY 02, 2019
Travelers Rest High School
Travelers Rest, SC United States
Travelers Rest High School Travelers Rest, SC United States
MAY 02, 2019 - MAY 03, 2019
Regis Jesuit High School
Aurora, CO United States
Regis Jesuit High School Aurora, CO United States
MAY 02, 2019 - MAY 04, 2019
Badger High School
Lake Geneva, WI United States
Badger High School Lake Geneva, WI United States
APR 30, 2019 - MAY 02, 2019
Mineral Wells High School Theatre
Mineral Wells, TX United States
Mineral Wells High School Theatre Mineral Wells, TX United States
APR 25, 2019 - APR 27, 2019
John Hersey High School
Des Plaines, IL United States
John Hersey High School Des Plaines, IL United States
APR 21, 2019 - MAY 21, 2019
Calera High School Theater
Calera, AL United States
Calera High School Theater Calera, AL United States
APR 12, 2019 - APR 13, 2019
Trinity School Of Durham And Chapel HIll
Durham, NC United States
Trinity School Of Durham And Chapel HIll Durham, NC United States
APR 12, 2019 - APR 12, 2019
THOMAS KELLY HIGH SCHOOL
CHICAGO, IL United States
THOMAS KELLY HIGH SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL United States
APR 11, 2019 - APR 13, 2019
Mt. View High School Bookstore
Tucson, AZ United States
Mt. View High School Bookstore Tucson, AZ United States
APR 09, 2019 - APR 11, 2019
Claremont High School Theatre
CLAREMONT, CA United States
Claremont High School Theatre CLAREMONT, CA United States
APR 05, 2019 - APR 06, 2019
Hayfield Jr/Sr High Library
Hayfield, MN United States
Hayfield Jr/Sr High Library Hayfield, MN United States
MAR 29, 2019 - MAR 31, 2019
The Miami Valley School
Akron, OH United States
The Miami Valley School Akron, OH United States
MAR 21, 2019 - MAR 22, 2019
Hereford Theare
PARKTON, MD United States
Hereford Theare PARKTON, MD United States
MAR 20, 2019 - MAR 22, 2019
MPHS Drama Club
San Jose, CA United States
MPHS Drama Club San Jose, CA United States
MAR 08, 2019 - MAR 08, 2019
Houston Independent School District
Houston, TX United States
Houston Independent School District Houston, TX United States
MAR 07, 2019 - MAR 09, 2019
Lake Havasu High School
Lake Havasu City, AZ United States
Lake Havasu High School Lake Havasu City, AZ United States
MAR 02, 2019 - MAR 09, 2019
The Academy At Charlemont
Charlemont, MA United States
The Academy At Charlemont Charlemont, MA United States
MAR 01, 2019 - MAR 03, 2019
Saint Lucie West Centennial High`
Port Saint Lucie, FL United States
Saint Lucie West Centennial High` Port Saint Lucie, FL United States
MAR 01, 2019 - MAR 01, 2019
Smith Cotton High School
Sedalia, MO United States
Smith Cotton High School Sedalia, MO United States
FEB 15, 2019 - FEB 16, 2019
Franklin Central High School
Indianapolis, IN United States
Franklin Central High School Indianapolis, IN United States
JAN 24, 2019 - JAN 26, 2019
Sterling High School
Sterling, KS United States
Sterling High School Sterling, KS United States
JAN 16, 2019 - JAN 18, 2019
Revelstoke Secondary School
Revelstoke, BC Canada
Revelstoke Secondary School Revelstoke, BC Canada
JAN 07, 2019 - JAN 10, 2019
Lake Wales High School
Lake Wales, FL United States
Lake Wales High School Lake Wales, FL United States
DEC 14, 2018 - DEC 15, 2018
Point Pleasant Beach High School
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ United States
Point Pleasant Beach High School Point Pleasant Beach, NJ United States
DEC 07, 2018 - DEC 08, 2018
SBHS
SAN BERNARDINO, CA United States
SBHS SAN BERNARDINO, CA United States
NOV 30, 2018 - DEC 01, 2018
Clay Central Everly CSD
Everly, IA United States
Clay Central Everly CSD Everly, IA United States
NOV 22, 2018 - NOV 22, 2018
Marryatville High School
MARRYATVILLE, SA Australia
Marryatville High School MARRYATVILLE, SA Australia
NOV 17, 2018 - NOV 18, 2018
Washington High School
Washington, NC United States
Washington High School Washington, NC United States
NOV 15, 2018 - NOV 17, 2018
Monomoy Regional High School Theater Company
Harwich, MA United States
Monomoy Regional High School Theater Company Harwich, MA United States
NOV 15, 2018 - NOV 16, 2018
Stratford High School
Goose Creek, SC United States
Stratford High School Goose Creek, SC United States
NOV 15, 2018 - NOV 18, 2018
Muskingum University
New Concord, OH United States
Muskingum University New Concord, OH United States
NOV 14, 2018 - NOV 15, 2018
Oakland High School
Murfreesboro, TN United States
Oakland High School Murfreesboro, TN United States
NOV 14, 2018 - NOV 17, 2018
Hugh Boyd Secondary
Richmond, BC Canada
Hugh Boyd Secondary Richmond, BC Canada
NOV 10, 2018 - NOV 11, 2018
Pupil Appraisal Center
Raceland, LA United States
Pupil Appraisal Center Raceland, LA United States
NOV 08, 2018 - NOV 09, 2018
Spearfish High School
Spearfish, SD United States
Spearfish High School Spearfish, SD United States
NOV 07, 2018 - NOV 12, 2018
North Royalton High School
North Royalton, OH United States
North Royalton High School North Royalton, OH United States
NOV 07, 2018 - NOV 10, 2018
American School In Japan
Tokyo-to, Japan
American School In Japan Tokyo-to, Japan
NOV 02, 2018 - NOV 02, 2018
Strasburg High School
Strasburg, CO United States
Strasburg High School Strasburg, CO United States
OCT 31, 2018 - NOV 09, 2018
TIMBERLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
SPIRIT LAKE, ID United States
TIMBERLAKE HIGH SCHOOL SPIRIT LAKE, ID United States
OCT 27, 2018 - OCT 27, 2018
Riverside High School
Wathena, KS United States
Riverside High School Wathena, KS United States
OCT 25, 2018 - OCT 28, 2018
Red Wing High School
Red Wing High School, Red Wing, MN, MN United States
Red Wing High School Red Wing High School, Red Wing, MN, MN United States
OCT 24, 2018 - OCT 25, 2018
For Rock Canyon High School
Lone Tree, CO United States
For Rock Canyon High School Lone Tree, CO United States
OCT 19, 2018 - OCT 20, 2018
Mariner Drama
East China, MI United States
Mariner Drama East China, MI United States
OCT 16, 2018 - OCT 18, 2018
Pine Ridge High School
Deltona, FL United States
Pine Ridge High School Deltona, FL United States
OCT 11, 2018 - OCT 13, 2018
The Miami Valley School
Dayton, OH United States
The Miami Valley School Dayton, OH United States
SEP 27, 2018 - NOV 03, 2018
Hoover High School
Hoover, AL United States
Hoover High School Hoover, AL United States
SEP 22, 2018 - SEP 28, 2018
Mountain Home High School Career Academies
Mountain Home, AR United States
Mountain Home High School Career Academies Mountain Home, AR United States
OCT 26, 2017 - OCT 28, 2017
Olathe South High School
Olathe, KS United States
Olathe South High School Olathe, KS United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 08, 2020 - MAY 11, 2020
Worcester Academy
Worcester, MA United States
Worcester Academy Worcester, MA United States
DEC 05, 2019 - DEC 07, 2019
Loara High School
Anaheim, CA United States
Loara High School Anaheim, CA United States
NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 23, 2019
Placer High School
Auburn, CA United States
Placer High School Auburn, CA United States
NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 15, 2019
Kecoughtan High School Theatre
Hampton, VA United States
Kecoughtan High School Theatre Hampton, VA United States
NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
Broomfield High School Theatre
BROOMFIELD, CO United States
Broomfield High School Theatre BROOMFIELD, CO United States
NOV 08, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
Olympia High School Drama Club
Olympia, WA United States
Olympia High School Drama Club Olympia, WA United States
OCT 31, 2019 - NOV 02, 2019
Princeton Day School
Princeton, NJ United States
Princeton Day School Princeton, NJ United States
OCT 25, 2019 - NOV 02, 2019
Pentucket High School
West Newbury, MA United States
Pentucket High School West Newbury, MA United States
OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
Cuthbertson High School
Marshville, NC United States
Cuthbertson High School Marshville, NC United States
OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 27, 2019
Bartlett High School
Bartlett, TN United States
Bartlett High School Bartlett, TN United States
OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 25, 2019
West High School
Torrance, CA United States
West High School Torrance, CA United States
OCT 22, 2019 - OCT 24, 2019
Smith Cotton High School
Sedalia, MO United States
Smith Cotton High School Sedalia, MO United States
OCT 18, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
Heritage High
Brentwood, CA United States
Heritage High Brentwood, CA United States
OCT 03, 2019 - OCT 05, 2019
Temescal Canyon High School
Lake Elsinore, CA United States
Temescal Canyon High School Lake Elsinore, CA United States
SEP 27, 2019 - OCT 06, 2019
Buck Creek Players, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN United States
Buck Creek Players, Inc. Indianapolis, IN United States
AUG 15, 2019 - AUG 17, 2019
Homewood-Flossmoor High Schol
Flossmoor, IL United States
Homewood-Flossmoor High Schol Flossmoor, IL United States
JUL 18, 2019 - JUL 27, 2019
Mud Creek Players Inc.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN United States
Mud Creek Players Inc. INDIANAPOLIS, IN United States
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Location
No professional productions.

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