Stage Plays

Beginning as an undergraduate in college, I discovered a new method of creative writing that I had never considered in the past – stage plays. Below is a listing of the plays I have completed. If you are interested in learning more about a particular selection, please let me know!

*** UPDATE! All 10 plays will be published as a collection this December! Be on the lookout for Playing with the MACABRE in the very near future! ***

Uncle (1997)
Flashback tale about a middle-aged man seeking assistance from a psychiatrist and hoping to make sense out of something he believes to have seen after his uncle (who was more of a father figure than his own) went off to fight in Vietnam. Scenes occur in the present (originally written in 1997) and in late 1969, early 1970. (Performed as Reader’s Theatre, April 1997)

UNCLE (Electronic Copy)

Review Copy. Please provide e-mail address for the play to be sent.

$5.00

Macabre (1997)
Murder-mystery thriller surrounding a group of college students being stalked on campus by a ruthless killer with seemingly no motive to his/her crimes. Everyone becomes a suspect … until they wind up dead. (Performed on stage at the University of Illinois Springfield, April 1998)

Macabre (electronic copy)

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$5.00

The First Time That I Died (1997)
Surreal crime drama surrounding the life of a mob boss whose near-death experience gives him the memories and personality of another mob boss who was murdered exactly 50 years earlier. One with unfinished business even 50 years later.

The First Time That I Died (Electronic copy)

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$5.00

Macabre 2 (1998)
Second entry to the Macabre trilogy which follows three returning characters as they move to California only to be stalked by a copycat killer who has specifically targeted them.

Macabre 2 (Electronic Copy)

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$5.00

The Living End (1998)
Bizarre tale with several plot twists, this dark comedy focuses on a young man who devises a plot to fake his death in order to see his own funeral. He enlists his only friend to help pull off the feat. But all is not what it seems. (Performed on stage at the University of Illinois Springfield, September 1999)

The Living End (Electronic Copy)

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$5.00

Overdose (1999)
Murder-mystery surrounding a dopey (no pun intended) drug dealer named Wally who can’t seem to collect the money he is owed. He enlists the help of a friend to “persuade” his clients to pay up, but soon, all of the clients with a “paid off” status end up dead, and Wally’s reputation leads investigators straight to him.

Overdose (Electronic Copy)

Review copy. Please provide e-mail address for the play to be sent.

$5.00

Good, Old Fashioned Revenge (1999)
They were the misfits, the deviants, the troublemakers who defied authority. They were Jefferson High School’s worst class. Secrets big and small, these students have more than a few skeletons in their closets. Now it’s ten years later. Now it’s their class reunion. And someone hasn’t forgotten what they did.

Good, Old-Fashioned Revenge (Electronic copy)

Review Copy. Please provide e-mail address for the play to be sent.

$5.00

The Suiciders (1999)
Joseph Law is a wealthy man whose wife was murdered, and since her death, thoughts of ending his own life have taken over his mind. Unfortunately for Joseph, his nephew and closest relative is hoping to help push him over the edge in the hopes of inheriting everything.

The Suiciders (Electronic copy)

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$5.00

Stalk Radio (2002)
A comical morning radio show segment involving a fictitious stalker becomes all too real when the fictional character suddenly takes a life of its own and begins stalking the host of the show.

Stalk Radio (Electronic Copy)

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$5.00

Macabre: Hodgkins Curse (2003)
The Brian Rigby trilogy comes to a head, back in the town of Hodgkins, where the McCobb University killings took place. Several characters from the first play return, as Brian tries to uncover the “Hodgkins Curse” that he can never seem to shake. As the body count rises, the motivation behind all three sets of killings is revealed.

Macabre: Hodgkins Curse (Electronic Copy)

Review copy. Please provide e-mail address for the play to be sent.

$5.00

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Eric Woods resides in Springfield, Illinois and has been writing since grade school. The author of 10 full length stage plays, his first novel PUMMELED was published in June of 2018. He is in the process of finishing his second novel, the horror story DRAGON’S BLOOD which is scheduled for release in October 2019. Eric has been a local freelance writer since 2005, writing for such outlets as Springfield Business Journal Illinois and SO Magazine. He serves as a tour guide for the Lincoln Ghost Walk in Springfield and was a collegiate speech and debate coach for seven years. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Illinois Springfield.

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