Adapted for the stage by Mark Shanahan
From the novel by Agatha Christie
VOTED THE GREATEST CRIME NOVEL EVER WRITTEN
Everyone hides a secret in the English Village of King's Abbott. But only one man can determine the truth behind the murder of Roger Ackroyd. From the celebrated novel by the Queen Of Mystery, Agatha Christie, this new stage adaptation features a cast of killer suspects in what has been called the most cunning "whodunnit" in the history of mystery.
For a cast of Five Actors (or more)
"Mark Shanahan’s delightful update of this nineteenth-century classic takes its spirited door-slamming to a series of vaguely nineteen-thirties, vaguely Parisian hotel rooms... You won’t regret your evening in the Hotel Ultimus—but keep an eye on your spouse, and your hat."
A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Mark Shanahan from the novella by Charles Dickens
For a Cast of Five (or more) Actors
A Dickens of a tale, told many times and many ways- but never before like this! Five actors celebrate the magic of stage craft as well as the joy of the holiday season. Audiences will delight in quick change artistry, puppetry, traditional music and the warmth, laughter and tears of this beloved holiday classic!
"A Christmas Carol has had many, many adaptions- "A Merry Little Christmas Carol" might be the finest yet. It's pure theatricality and invention is nothing short of brilliant... The simplicity is genius. -- BroadwayWorld
A SHERLOCK CAROL
by Mark Shanahan
Nominated, Best Play, Off Broadway Alliance
New York Times Critics' Pick
For A Cast Of Six Actors (or more)
Moriarty was dead, to begin with.
And Sherlock Holmes is a haunted man.
But, when a grown up Tiny Tim asks Holmes to investigate the death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his gifts to solve a Dickens of a Christmas mystery!
Six actors take on the beloved characters of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens in this holiday adventure for all ages.
SEE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP
By Mark Shanahan
From a concept by Mark Shanahan and Steve Pacek
For 2 Actors (or more)
August, 1937. A strange creature has been spotted swimming in the waters off Massachusetts.
Are the local fishermen's reports to be believed? And what of the giant footprints recently found on the shore?
Determined to confront his fear of the unknown, a young man from Brooklyn, New York journeys to a small island off the coast of New England to learn the truth about the mysterious and elusive beast.
A true fish out of water, his quest provides more questions than answers in a roller coaster ride filled with impenetrable mystery, enchanting characters, the thrill of romance...and the adventure of a lifetime.
Inspired by the artwork work of Tony Sarg, the genius who invented the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons,
this “mostly true tale” tells of a great sea serpent which captivated America's imagination during a bygone summer
when the nation stood on the brink of change.
A NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Mark Shanahan
Reimagined for the stage
from the novella by Charles Dickens
For a cast of Five Actors
Five actors take on all the classic characters from the beloved Dickens story, reimagined as a tale from the American whaling era. Set on The Far Away Island, A Nantucket Christmas Carol features fast paced humor, classic Christmas music, imaginative stagecraft and mesmerizing quick change artistry in this joyful new take on the well known literary masterpiece.
THE CHRONOLOGY PROTECTION CASE
Adapted for the radio from the short story by Paul Levinson
Full cast audio drama
Adapted and performed by Mark Shanahan
Edgar Award Nominee for Best Play
From The Mystery Writers Association Of America
There's a science to murder.
The most brilliant minds in quantum physics are dying.... And only Detective Phil D'Amato knows why.
But that knowledge may just cost him his life.
Written by Gibson Frazier and Mark Shanahan
John Ellison Conlee
Directed by Gibson Frazier
Official Selection -
The Adirondack Film Festival
Ray did something bad. Real bad. Now he's looking over his shoulder... and dying to stay alive.