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A One Act Play

By Maggie Smith

Couch Tomb

A line drawing of a mausoleum with a city skyline behind it. It is against a light blue background.

Couch Tomb

Based on true events, Laura, Elmer, Nellie, Alice, Ida, and Edgar embark on an all-night journey in order to protect the city they love from vampires. Despite their young ages and constant adult supervision, the six Chicago children are determined to prove their neighbor's disappearance is related to the supernatural, though their excursion may prove to reveal a more sinister reason.

This story is a fictional retelling of the real children who devoted themselves to catching the vampires they were positive lived among them in the 1880s. From accidentally stumbling over their story while taking a haunted tour of Lincoln Park to diving into the history of Chicago's famous Couch Tomb, this play allowed for Maggie to hold an even deeper love and understanding of the city she lives in.

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