In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories

In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories
by Eric Coble

Productions (103)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 8 either (5-25 actors possible: 0-25 f, 0-25 m)
  • Set: Suggestion of a grove, mountains, the village, etc.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-331-1

In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories
by Eric Coble

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Productions (103)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 8 either (5-25 actors possible: 0-25 f, 0-25 m)
  • Set: Suggestion of a grove, mountains, the village, etc.

Obosan, a traditional Japanese priest, steps forward from the darkness. He explains that where we now see a grove of trees, bushes, and grassy hills, was once the village of Kogisu -- and Obosan was once the village priest. Where did all the people go? What happened to the homes and shops and pathways? Obosan promises to answer all of these questions in four tales as he takes us back in time hundreds of years to watch the supernatural history -- and ultimate destruction -- of an entire village.

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Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
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Play Details

Obosan, a traditional Japanese priest, steps forward from the darkness. He explains that where we now see a grove of trees, bushes, and grassy hills, was once the village of Kogisu -- and Obosan was once the village priest. Where did all the people go? What happened to the homes and shops and pathways? Obosan promises to answer all of these questions in four tales as he takes us back in time hundreds of years to watch the supernatural history -- and ultimate destruction -- of an entire village.

  • Drama/Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 8 either (5-25 actors possible: 0-25 f, 0-25 m)
  • Set: Suggestion of a grove, mountains, the village, etc.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-331-1

Published Reviews

"Extraordinary characters... A fantastic way for parents to open the cultural door and show how different -- and how very much alike -- people are."

The Ellsworth Weekly (Maine)

"These four tales are more than just the thrill of the unexpected, they're also very funny."

The Bar Harbor Times

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Bedford, MA United States
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Tokyo, Japan
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Greensboro, NC United States
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Tracy, CA United States
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Creede, CO United States
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Cleveland, OH United States
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Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA United States
Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA United States
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JUL 01, 1997 - SEP 30, 1997
Creede Repertory Theatre
Creede, CO United States
Creede Repertory Theatre Creede, CO United States
MAR 01, 1996 - APR 30, 1996
Cleveland Play House
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland Play House Cleveland, OH United States