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The quest for an ancient artifact leads two men to a cemetery, where they uncover a family curse and unleash a beast from another dimension.

Schools: This play is school friendly, but is considered PG-13. Some material may be objectionable or sensitive for certain school districts.


Howard Smith, an eccentric archaeologist, is on a quest to find an ancient artifact, which for him could mean the difference between life and death. His reluctant partner, Joel Phillips, is only in it for the money. Their search leads them to a cemetery, where they uncover more than they bargained for, including a family curse and a beast unleashed from another dimension.



Howard Smith – An eccentric, older archaeologist with a caustic attitude, singular mission, and many secrets.

Joel Phillips – A skeptical, younger dealer in artifacts, looking for a big payday.

Odessa – A creepy, cursed female spirit whose motives are unknown.

Setting: An unknown cemetery. Time: 1940s.

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The required materials for The Unnamable include:

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Available Products:

Wicked Lit Print Edition – The beautifully designed anthology, available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!

Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.

Logo/PR Pack – Includes high-resolution artwork and reference photos. Also, ready-designed posters, reviews and pull quotes, if available.