by Tommy Jamerson
At 3:15 AM on November 13th, 1974, Ronald “Butch” Defeo took a .35 caliber Marlin Rifle and murdered his entire family in cold blood. Adapted from a series of interviews conducted over the span of four decades, this dramatic thriller explores the chilling events that occurred at the infamous Dutch Colonial on 112 Ocean Avenue, known throughout the globe as the Amityville Murder House.
- Cast Size: 5M 9W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
TOMMY JAMERSON (PLAYWRIGHT) Tommy has received over two hundred professional productions, and his children’s shows, The Big Bad Bullysaurus, Princess Pigface, Choose Your Own Oz, and Alice the Brave & Other Tales from Wonderland, have been performed all over the world. His one-act comedy, Rags to Bitches, won Best Short Play at the 14th annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival and starred RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Alexis Michelle and Brita Filter. His play love/fantasy was named Best New Play at the Playwright’s Forum Festival. Tommy holds a BS in Theatre with a Concentration in Playwriting from Indiana State University, and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans. He is currently the Resident Playwright for the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond, LA. He lives in West Orange, NJ with his husband Mark and their dog Darby.
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This is a creative and excellently written “prequel” to the real life tragedy that occur in that house on Ocean Street. Creepy, fun, nostalgic and suspenseful; a definite must see when it’s performed on stage. Another triumph from Tommy Jamerson.
Amityville ‘74 keeps you on the edge of your seat. It’s an excellent thriller!
If you’re looking for a chilling tale of the famed Amityville House on Long Island, look no further. Amityville 74 introduces you to the murders that took place years before the movie. Filled with suspense, shock, and pure evil, you do not want to pass this by.
Well written, fast moving!