Buried Alive

Synopsis

In the 19th century, Narie Laveau, a voodoo priestess finds herself buried alive in New Orleans and callls upon magic to bring her back to life.

Historically, Marie Laveau was the daughter of a white planter and a black free woman. She was born in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Time

June 15, 1881, at seven p.m., the death hour of Marie Leveau in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Setting

An occult parlor, in the French Quarter and other places where the arts of black magic and voodoo are practiced in New Orleans. We’re in the death mind of the Voodoo Priestess, Marie Laveau II, a legendary healer still celebrated today in New Orleans.

Characters

Marie Lavearu - Créole Voodoo Priestess of stunning beauty, she seems near thirty but is actually much older.

L’esprit – an elegant young Creole man, twenty-eight or older.

Fantôme – a thin Créole man, glacial appearance, forty or older.

Annie – a charming your Creole girl, about ten. Doll-like but blind, she walks with a stick

Voices from the Past: Father, Mother, Saints, and others.

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Marie Laveau

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Her tomb today

 


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