MONTHLY PAYMENTS – FULL LENGTH DRAMA SCRIPTS FOR SEVEN ACTORS
Raymond Brown, a typical henpecked husband, arrives home from a hard day at the office.
The Brown’s have a new television set. Their best friends, Esme and Gerald arrive for a visit. Raymond shows Gerald a special feature – the portable remote hand control unit has an extra button – he doesn’t know what it is for. … He presses the button and immediately the other three present fall asleep whilst retaining their original poses. When he presses the button again they awaken and carry on as though nothing has happened. Raymond keeps his discovery a secret.
Raymond has other secrets too – he has been making monthly payments to a blackmailer who is threatening to expose him over an affair he had with a younger woman. When the blackmailer arrives at his house with more demands, Raymond uses the new magic button on the remote control to turn the tables on his blackmailer…
Author: Thomas Baines
Genre: Full length drama scripts
Type: Six act play
Cast: Seven actors 5M 2F (the smaller police officer roles can be played by F as well)
Ages of the actors: Middle aged main characters, policeman any age
Suitable for: All ages
Length: 2.5- 3 hours
Set: There is only one scene, it being the lounge of a middle-class type home. … Included (ideally) are:
A main three-seater settee and two single-seater settee type chairs (not the low soft types that are uneasy to get up from).
A room entry door . This, on the right-hand side rear of stage, is for access to and from the hall – it can be seen by the audience . Note: I have also used this door for access to and from the kitchen (via the hall). If thought an improvement, then a second door (open) can be added specifically for this purpose.
Four small tables (one either end of the main settee, one next to each of the single-seater chairs).
A window with opening curtains (the window is capable of being slightly opened (Act 5).A television set. Which, when on, has the bright blank screen (visible to the audience?). It has a portable remote hand control unit, which is normally kept on the table at Raymond’s end of the main settee.
Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a six act play needs to have fresh snappy acting to keep the audience’s interest
Cost is $5 for this new digital script
Copyright © April 2015 Thomas Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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