THE BEST POLICY – ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE
Death sets the tone for a chain of events that Penny DuPont did not
see coming when her husband, Bob, dies suddenly, leaving Penny,
their two boys and secrets behind. When she finds a ring hidden in his clothing, her suspicions come to a head in this drama about the death of a spouse. As Penny’s suspicions of Bob’s unlived life make her more uneasy by the minute, she tries to glue the pieces of what’s been broken back together and at the same time has to find a way to honour Bob’s memory for the sake of the boys and her own good sense. This one act drama explores the loss of a loved-one and the pursuit of contentment.
…and in death, life’s secrets are revealed.
Other plays – a Man’s home – family drama about a wife’s death by Donna
Author: Donna Hopkins
Genre: Family Drama about the death of a spouse
Type: One act play
Cast: 4M, 2F
Ages of the actors: Four adult, 2M boys/teens, any age
Suitable for: Actors of all ages and to perform to a cast of all ages but aimed at an adult audience.
Length: Twenty five to thirty minutes
Set: The living room of a middle-class home in a mid-sized town in
the Midwest, maybe Wisconsin. It’s decorated in shades
of brown with blue accents. Early dusk. A jack-o-lantern is
grinning eerily in the picture window. And in another scene: an office with desk and chair.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a character based play. Good for drama college/school
Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script
Copyright © March 2017 Donna Hopkins and Off The Wall Play Publishers
Like this play? Other family dramas in one act for you to enjoy:
The appointment with God – one act family drama
The things that happen in new York – a young couple loses their apartment in this one act drama
Mateo Falcone – classic tale of a father taking his own son’s life