The Desperate Hours Fun Activities

Joseph Hayes
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Have students act out one scene of the play.

Set design.

Have students design on setting--the police station or the living room of the Hillard's house.

Save Mr. Peterson.

Figure out a way that Mr. Peterson would have been able to overcome Robish and had lived.


Design a playbill for your class putting on the play.


Change one act of the play to a script for a movie.


Cast actors to play the major characters of the play in the 21st Century. Explain why you choose the ones you do.

The 1950s.

Research the culture of the 1950s and learn what types of appliances would be in a home such as the Hilliards.

Hank and Glen meet in the afterlife.

Write a script where Hank and Glen meet in the afterlife and discuss why they were sorry for what they did.

Foods of the 1950s.

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