Hex Marks The Spot

Play #: 2168
Pages: 40 pgs
Cast: 4 m, 4 w, 5 flexible, plus 1 extra optional female
Jean Emery is a normal high school girl whose world gets turned upside down when she receives a surprising letter in the mail from her eccentric aunt. The letter claims that Jean has magical powers and the ability to grant wishes. Jean dismisses it as a joke, but unfortunately, her rival gets possession of the letter and plans to use it to blackmail her. Neither one believes for a moment that the crazy story in the letter could possibly be true -- or what kind of disasters could happen if everybody were to suddenly get exactly what they wished for!
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Productions

NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEWINGTON, CT 10/25/2018
LAKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SAINT JOHN, IN 5/4/2016
NORTHWESTERN THEATER 2 Performance(s)
KOKOMO, IN 4/21/2016
MANOR MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LANCASTER, PA 3/11/2016
LAWRENCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 3/25/2015
ELWOOD COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ELWOOD, IN 12/6/2014
PENDER PUBLIC SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PENDER, NE 11/25/2014
UNIVERSITY CITY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ST. LOUIS, MO 10/31/2014
WEST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DAYTON, ID 1/10/2014
LAKOTA PUBLIC SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAKOTA, ND 11/5/2013
CARLISLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
CARLISLE, AR 5/15/2013
TABIONA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TABIONA, UT 4/19/2013
ZRHS DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
MULKEYTOWN, IL 3/15/2013
TABIONA HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TABIONA, UT 3/15/2013
LOUDON HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
LOUDON, TN 12/14/2012
CRANDON MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CRANDON, WI 11/15/2012
EUREKA PUBLIC SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EUREKA, SD 5/4/2012
VERA OLEARY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TWIN FALLS, ID 2/15/2012
PLATT-GEDDES COMM SCH 2 Performance(s)
PLATTE, SD 12/2/2011
CREEK VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3 Performance(s)
CHAPPELL, NE 11/15/2011
LITTLE TOWN PLAYERS 1 Performance(s)
BEDFORD, VA 11/5/2011
SAVANNAH MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
OREGON, MO 5/25/2011
MOUNTAIN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CANYON LAKE, TX 5/17/2011
WILSON HALL 2 Performance(s)
SUMTER, SC 5/6/2011
MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 4 Performance(s)
MERRILLVILLE, IN 5/4/2011
PRINCESS ANNE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 2/15/2011
NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
KOKOMO, IN 1/28/2011
NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
KOKOMO, IN 12/2/2010
HIGH DESERT MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BEND, OR 11/15/2010
LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GARLAND, TX 11/4/2010

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT SCOTT HAAN TALKS ABOUT

“HEX MARKS THE SPOT”

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: I want kids to feel the same love of theatre that I felt growing up (and still feel today), and having fun onstage is the best way to do that. I've gotten a lot of feedback from schools around the country that have had a blast performing my play Super Freaks, so I wanted to write something else in the same vein with the same goal. My hope is that high school and middle school students will have a wonderful time bringing these crazy characters and situations to life.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: The entire Scene 5 madhouse makes me happy. Rich storming off when Stephanie is insulted, Amber trying to stick a waffle to Liz's face, the Eskimos waddling away in terror, Dexter's painful THUD...it would be hard to pick a single favorite moment. I love it when chaos and silliness collide.

Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?

A: The characters themselves aren't really based on any actual people; they are pure invention. However, I will say the names "Jean" and "Tom" are a tribute to two of my favorite people, who have been married for 46 years (and counting)...and I foresee the same longevity for the fictional Jean and Tom.

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: Mostly laughter--that was the primary goal. But I also wanted to communicate that people, both kids and adults, should appreciate who they are and what they have right now. We all engage in wishful thinking, wanting to change something about ourselves, but quite often, that "something" is what makes us unique and interesting and special...and should make us proud. So what the play expresses, in a humorous way, is that adage "Be careful what you wish for."

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?

A: Just that I hope everybody enjoys reading, watching or performing this show, and that I'm grateful to Eldridge for making it available!