THE PEN – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY SCRIPTS
The Pen takes audiences on a trip into the mind of young playwright, Sipho, in the throes of writing a new play. Beset by writers block, the playwright is drawn into a relationship with Thandi, his Muse. Lured into a seductive journey, the boundaries between fantasy and reality become blurred as he begins to live in an increasingly illusionary world dominated by his sexy, assertive writing Goddess.
His girlfriend Pinky, innocently drawn into his tender reverie, suffers as she begins to understand the depths of his passion for Thandi, Pinky’s attempts to resuscitate their romance are frustrated by the fact that, unbeknownst to her, her rival in love is an ethereal siren, the perfect woman, the stuff of every man’s dream. Or is she?
“The Pen” was nominated as the best new play for the Naledi Awards in South Africa in 2010. Read more about playwright Monde Mayephu.
Author: Monde Mayephu
Genre: Drama, love story
Type: One Act Play
Length: One hour, 1 hr
Number of actors: Three, 3, 1M, 2F
Suitable for: PG 13 – descriptions of sex.
Ages of the actors: Young, 20-30’s
Set: The action takes place in a room full of books. Upstage centre there is a door leading to the bedroom and one door downstage left to enter the room.
Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – creating the difference between fantasy and reality.
Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged digital play and award nominee
Copyright November 2013 Monde Mayephu and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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