Bertie – one act play for a cast of three

one act play for a cast of three

BERTIE – ONE ACT PLAY FOR A CAST OF THREE

Marcia Jameson, divorcee has put up an advert for a room mate in her local paper. What she’s looking for is company – someone to go shopping with, to the theatre with and generally be a friend. When she receives an answer to her ad, she’s happy but quickly a bit put out to find that her prospective tenant is in fact an older man in his fifties called Bertie. Despite Bertie’s assurances that they’ll get on like a house on fire, she’s hesitant to accept him initially and then decides to give him a chance in this one act play for a cast of three.

Bertie quickly moves in and makes himself at home. A little too quickly, perhaps, but then he does come with impeccable references. Marcia’s best friend, Shelly is at first surprised, then suspicious, but when Bertie wins her over by promising to invite a famous friend who is well known in the art circles to Shelly’s exhibition, she welcomes him with open arms.

Bertie is everything Marcia needs and more. Helpfully cooking for her when she’s late at work, mixing her drinks, clearing out her garage within a day of moving in. He’s too good to be true.

Or is he…..?

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar. Read other suspense thrillers by Jean – Scream – one act apocalyptic suspense thriller.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Thriller, drama

Type: One act play

Cast: Three – 2F, 1M

Ages of the actors: Both women late thirties, Bertie in his fifties

Suitable for: Adult actors, could be played by an older cast. Whole family can watch it.

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The home of Marcia Jameson. Actual room not noted, likely a living room but can be at director’s discretion.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building just a slight sense of unease throughout the play.

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Like this play? Other thrillers for you to enjoy:

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