DISLOCATIONS – ONE ACT AMERICAN DRAMA
In a split second, your life can change. Just ask Levar Penningsworth, an African-American man who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Levar is having a really bad day, and the day gets even worse during a fit of road rage that leads him to a world he could hardly have imagined – all he wants to do is get home.
Out of gas and hopelessly lost in a small suburb where he is an outsider, he wonders just how possible it’s going to be for him to return home unscathed. He meets two characters, one of whom can get him the gas he needs to get out of town, but will he give it to him?
Everyone’s been lost before in a city they’ve never been in, or a road they shouldn’t have turned on. “Dislocations” is a horror story without supernatural monsters, vampires or werewolves. It explores the stereotype of the “angry black man,” and the consequences of living up to that stereotype. It’s a story about America through the lens of an African-American searching for his way home.
Author: Cornelius Fortune
Genre: One act American Drama
Type: One act play
Cast: Mains 4M 1F. Smaller parts 2M 4F 6N (1 liners or no lines) These smaller parts are not integral to the story.
Ages of the actors: Adult actors
Suitable for: All ages
Length: Play Twenty minutes Long
Set: Black box set (minimal set)
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the set is imaginary and actor driven so a great play for festivals.
Cost is $5 for this digital script
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