David Hansen, Playwright

Published Play scripts

The Mysterious Affair at Styles A cunning stage adaptation of the novel that launched Agatha Christie's career. Available from Playscripts, Inc.

Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) A youthful, moving prequel to Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." Available from YouthPLAYS.

The Secret Adversary Featuring those youthful, jazz-era characters Tommy and Tuppence! Available from YouthPLAYS.

Produced Work

A selection of produced work.
Scripts available for reading at New Play Exchange and Indie Theater Now.
  • I Hate This
    (a play without the baby)

    An honest, horrible, and even humorous trip through one father's experience with stillbirth. Monodrama, 60 minutes.

    Pictured: Brian Chandler Cook, Hartwick College
  • Red Onion, White Garlic

    Two sisters travel through the trials, tribulations, and happy stories, learning to get along, and to find their own self-worth.
    5 W, 60 minutes.

    Photo by Steve Wagner. Pictured: Margi Herwald and Sarah Bogomolny, Talespinner Children's Theatre
  • Rosalynde & The Falcon

    Tangling Robin Hood, Snow White, and Shakespeare together with hilarious results, this tale tells the story of bumbling banditry, mixed-up secret identities, and unexpected friendship.
    4 M, 2 W, 60 minutes.

    Photo by Steve Wagner. Pictured: Shayla Gordon, Talespinner Children's Theatre
  • On The Dark Side of Twilight

    An homage to four pivotal moments in the history of classic vampire literature, this work describes the complete, two century epic of the vampire Aubrey Porlock. 1 W, 2 M, 60 minutes.

    Pictured: Emily Pucell Czarnota, David Hansen Great Lakes Theater
  • The Vampyres

    Witness as a young doctor enters a mysterious coffee house, encountering an old flame, two musicians with a taste for blood, and the seeds of his own destruction. 2W, 3M, 70 minutes.

    Photo by Sun Rakim Ali. Pictured: Maurice Adams, Brian Pedaci, Dobama Theatre
  • Adventures in slumberland

    On the night before Christmas in 1905, Nemo’s head is full of magic as he dreams of a way to keep a play-date with his friend, the Princess of Slumberland.  3 W, 3 M, 45 minutes.

    Photo by Steve Wagner. Pictured: Brian Ritchey, Chris Walker, Annie Perusek, Valerie C. Kilmer, Tim Keo, Lauren Smith, Talespinner Children's Theatre

Contact

David Hansen is a playwright living and working in Cleveland Heights, OH.  His work merges personal narrative with historical fiction, transforming daily life into myth and bringing great events to an intimate level.

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