IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? AWARD WINNING BRITISH ONE ACT SCRIPT
“Acting is attracting” (as said by Jack McFarland) is a statement that Laura and Will believe is their only shot at rekindling the dead flame of what used to be their marriage in this British one act script.
After fourteen years of trying to make it work, Will suggests role playing which Laura agrees to only because she loves him. After all, without the element of love at the centre of the effort they have both made to stay together, Will and Laura would have nothing.
Coincidentally, or maybe not by coincidence at all, in their eventful (and somewhat disastrous) night of role playing they encounter an unmarried couple doing the same thing. Through their meeting with Andy and Carrie, Laura and Will are faced with the reality that
there may very well be one right way to role play (or be married?) and their way might not be it. The odds become favourable for the married couple when the unmarried couple’s experienced role playing backfires randomly, teaching Will and Laura the most valuable lesson of all: you cannot build on anything which was built on nothing to begin with.
‘Is This Seat Taken?’ won Best New Play at the 2015 Welwyn Drama Festival.
Author: Sean Baker
Type: British one act script
Cast: 2M 2F
Ages of the actors: Adult actors
Suitable for: Adults
Length: 40 minutes
Set: A hotel bar, with tables and bar stools
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization
Cost is $10 for this award winning script
Copyright © April 2016 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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