Category Archives: Plays in 2 acts

plays in 2 acts with an intermission, usually 40 to 90 minutes long

Juan and Emmett – a tragic LGBT love story script

lgbt love story script

JUAN AND EMMETT – TRAGIC LGBT LOVE STORY SCRIPT

The hardest pills to swallow are the ones we recognise well; it is difficult to accept the life your heart did not expect. Even more difficult to see the life you could be living as it passes you by and most difficult to dare explore that life. Emmett is a father, husband to Linda and a successful lawyer who lives, yes, but is not really alive…until he meets Juan. Younger, beautiful and bursting with joie de vivre, Emmett cannot deny the attraction he feels to this man; he must talk to him, befriend him, love him, protect him, save him. In this two-act tragic LGBT love story script, loneliness is dissected to reveal that even the simplest or briefest encounters, can provide a long-lasting cure to a disease that still goes otherwise undetected, even today. The ache in Emmett’s soul led him to Juan’s heart, but even a heart as young as Juan’s can struggle to accept the life (love) he could (should) be living.

Two lives, six stories, one tragedy.

Author: Alan Baxter

Type: Two-act drama

Genre: LGBT love story script, a tragedy

Cast: Main characters: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four in their twenties up, two middle aged

Suitable for: Adults only, LSV

Length: Two hours

Set: Linda and Emmett’s upper middle class apartment and Juan’s working class apartment, the strip club. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a challenging piece that will inspire the actors and enthrall the audience as it reaches the tragic climax. 

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously published play

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Copyright © June 2017 Alan Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other LGBT plays for you to enjoy:

Love is a Stranger – British LGBT play about a young man who loves someone he never should have.
Boise, USA – play about the homosexuality scandal in 1950’s USA
Marvin’s Fetish – award winning gay drama for 2M

Grace will lead me home – heart warming adventure play for teens

adventure play for teens

GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME – HEART WARMING ADVENTURE PLAY FOR TEENS

For Grace, loving and letting go is not an option. The answer to her mother, Rachel’s, terminal cancer is the Giant Squid Curatio. This mythical creature, whose venom holds the cure to save Rachel, has Grace literally cross bodies of water in her quest in this adventure play for teens.

In Grace Will Lead Me Home, Grace and her friends Sam, Dana and Dylan (who are sort of on her side most of the time) embark on a journey to find her squid, putting her at the mercy of ‘young genius’ Carol Bishop, making business deals with the likes of pirates and risking death itself to capture the elusive squid. It’s the power of a dream like this, the dream of a life with her mom and Grace has no choice but to see it through.

Decisions, Actions, Courage and Faith.

Author: Alexia Tiches

Genre: Adventure, teen drama

Type: Two-act adventure play for teens

Cast: 13M, 6F (Casting is flexible – for example the pirates could be male/female, the nurse either male/female

Ages of the actors: Teen and up

Suitable for : All ages to watch, young teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various – the stage is divided into the hospital, Grace’s bedroom, Carol’s bedroom, the Dock, a restaurant, the boat.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue, scene changes and some creativity with them.

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Like this play? Other teen adventure plays:

Enchanted – two scouts lost in the woods encounter a magical kingdom
Peter’s dream – three act play for teens
The Blueberry balladeer – a group of desperate people must save the blueberries!

The Cindy Variations – coming of age comedy

coming of age comedy

THE CINDY VARIATIONS – COMING OF AGE COMEDY

The Cindy Variations is a 95-minute, two-act coming of age comedy about a young woman’s search for love, happiness, professional recognition and, well — love. The play uses a multi-ethnic cast of six (3w, 3m) to play about 45 roles, requires virtually no set and utilizes generally contemporary costumes. There are no unusual technical specifications; simple projections are suggested but lobby cards or the like may be substituted. Its language is very mild and suitable for any community, although the piece is recommended for mature audiences.

The play is narrated by CINDY PESHEK (f: 26) whose story we follow from age eight to the present day. Cindy wants two things out of life: to be taken seriously as an actress and a person, and to be loved. Her problems are two-fold: She is tiny — five feet tall or shorter — with a childlike face — and body: She is “underdeveloped,” about which she is extremely self-conscious. That leads to her second problem: a lack of self-confidence where her relationships with boys (as a girl) and men (as she matures) are concerned. How she learns to overcome that lack, to accept herself and to acknowledge she can be loved, is the play’s throughline.

There is music used in the play available on request. Other full length plays by this acclaimed playwright: The Easy Lovin’ Blues – a  drama.

Reviews:

‘In addition to being rather entertaining, The Cindy Variations by Patterson Dempsey Valdez Starring Cindy Peshek as Herself is also a contender for the longest play name in history. It’s an unorthodox bit of theater, less of a play and more of a monologue paused briefly so other people can talk. It’s quirky, it’s often silly and it does succeed in making you laugh, largely because of the talent of the lead actress.’ – Red Publication, 2016

 

Development/Award history

READINGS: Sundog Theatre (Staten Island, NY) (2015)
John Tyler Community College (Richmond, VA)
SART (Mars Hill, NC) ScriptFest (2013)
Rose of Athens Theatre (Athens, GA) (2012)
Chicago Dramatists (2011)

Cone Man Running Productions, Houston (2016)

HONORS: Selected for SART ScriptFest (2013)
Third Place, Ohio State University-Newark Competition (2013)
Semi-finalist, 2013 Centre Stage (Greenville, SC) New Play competition

Author: Evan Guilford Blake

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Coming of age comedy. Interactive theatre, black box theatre

Cast: 3M 3F – other than Cindy, each character plays multiple roles. There is scope for groups with addtional actors to cast them in these smaller parts.

Ages of the actors: Cindy is 26, the rest are adults to middle aged.

Suitable for: Adults to perform and watch

Length: 95 minutes

Set: Black box theatre – blank stage with Cindy who interacts with the audience to set the scene and tell her story

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a lovely piece with scope for multiple actors to play different roles and challenge their skills. Great for monologues too. 

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Cost is $10 for this honours play

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Copyright © June 2015 Guilford-Blake corporation

Other black box and interactive type comedies:

Madrababes – black box one act madrigal musical.
My child – one act drama about a yougn girl with an unwanted pregnancy and a woman desperate for a baby
Dislocations – one act black box American drama about a young man lost in the wrong part of town

Photography by Christine Weems

Puss in Boots in the Wild West – Puss in Boots Pantomime script

puss in boots pantomime script

PUSS IN BOOTS IN THE WILD WEST – PUSS IN BOOTS PANTOMIME SCRIPT

A traditional Puss in boots pantomime script for a large cast set in the American Wild West with a story based on the story of Puss in Boots.

Dame Calamity Jean and the townsfolk of Dodgy City have their livelihoods threatened by the notorious gunslinging outlaw, Wild Wilma and her incompetent gang, El Zorillo and the three Amoebas. When a dancer visits from the Windy City with his inherited cat, the
townsfolk put on their dancing shoes and find a way to stand up to Wilma and save the town.

Read other children’s plays by Kate – the best seller Alien Research and also The Pied Piper of Hawaii – trouble in the Wild West.

Author: Kate Goddard

Genre: Puss in Boots Pantomime Script

Type: Two-act full length pantomime

Cast: Large cast – 43 characters are listed but many can be doubled or reduced (as in listed numbers of chorus)

Ages of the actors: Primary school and up

Suitable for: All ages both to perform and to watch

Length: Two hours

Set: Various – Mainly a Saloon, various scenes in front of curtain, a desert scene.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 accents – no problem if you’re actually American.

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Copyright © May 2017 Kate Goddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this panto? Other pantos for you to giggle over:

The Wizard of Odd – pantomime wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – traditional British Snow White panto
Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam punk panto based on Alice in Wonderland

The Outlaws – comedy about THE IN LAWS

comedy about the in laws

THE OUTLAWS – COMEDY ABOUT THE

IN LAWS

When good in laws go bad, it gets ugly!

Meet Jill and Michael; an average young couple who plan to get married soon – next month to be precise…but not if Jill’s father Dick and her grandfather Henry can stop it. You see they are not too
fond of Michael. They are not too sure what it is they don’t like about him, perhaps his soon-to-be profession (you see dear Michael’s studying theology) or maybe it’s his bishop for a father, Tom,
and/or his equally bishop-y wife, Connie. In two acts, Henry and Dick are dead set on taking this marriage down and soon enough, Tom ends up joining forces with them. With their wives Beth,
Emily and Connie caught in the middle, every single parental figure in this comedy about the in laws is taught a lesson they should very well know by now: young love, it cannot be stopped.

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar.
Other comedies – The Heirs – British comedy script by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Two-act play

Genre:  Comedy about the in laws, comedy about religious in laws

Cast: Main Characters: 4 – M, 4 – F

Ages of the actors: Adult, 2 young, 4 middle aged, 2 older

Length: One hour

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A living room/den, kitchen and a patio. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character based and situational comedy

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Copyright © May 2017 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one hour comedies we think you’d really enjoy:

The Mayhem Motel – two act American farce
Nights – comedy musical Arabian Nights
I should tell you – comedy in two acts

The Way Out – Two-Act Comedy about Escaping from the Loony Bin

two act comedy about escaping from the loony bin

THE WAY OUT – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT ESCAPING FROM THE LOONY BIN

It could not get any worse. Not only was Steve committed to a sanatorium against his will and (cough) better judgement, he’d lost custody of his only daughter and his conniving wife Genia was
dead set on taking his fortune for herself. It seemed the odds were truly against him as the judge who had him committed (and re-committed) was less reasonable than most, the doctors and
therapists at the coo-coo place seemed hard of hearing and his own sanity was living on a prayer. It was clear to Steve; he would almost certainly rot in Westview Residence unless he did something…
and soon… and drastic! His only option: to put his faith in his fellow ‘prisoners’, create a flawless escape plan and hope the sun shone brightly on the ‘crazy ones’ at Westview.

And Steve’s worst nightmare became his wildest dream in this comedy about escaping from the loony bin!

Other plays by Brent Holland (Getting This Close – one act high school romantic comedy)

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Two-act comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 9M, 12F. The smaller parts like prison guards can most likely be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Older teen and adult

Suitable for: Teen and adults upward to perform and to watch

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Three scenes – a coutroom, a doctor’s office and then the common room of Westview Residence common area, which has a television, sofa, chairs, a chessboard and other amenities.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a really fun well written script for both the actors and the cast to enjoy!

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Like this play? Other fun two-act comedies for you to enjoy:

Anniversaries – two-act comedy about a failing hotel
Don’t Say You’re Harry – two act farce about some jewel thieves. Called John Smith.
Hot Air- romantic comedy scripts

The Lady of the Lake Murder – a murder mystery script

murder mystery script

THE LADY OF THE LAKE MURDER – A MURDER MYSTERY SCRIPT

It is the annual meeting of the Shadow Council, a group of powerful immortals headed by Merlin. Among the chartered members of the Council are Morgan le Fay, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot and Niniane, the infamous Lady of the Lake. Also in attendance are three young Wardens assigned to protect an immortal charge. Unfortunately, The Lady of the Lake had been murdered in this Arthurian murder mystery script.

It was (almost) a perfect murder. The tracks were (mostly) covered up. The Lady of the Lake, Nianine had not been seen a while(ish) and the council of Immortals; his serene magicness Merlin, her royal, dark highness Queen Guinevere, her royal lover Sir Lancelot and a beautiful Morgan Le Fay; would (most likely) be certainly happy to hear of Nianine’s death. The happiness amongst the Immortals would (probably) be ten-fold as they are forbidden from killing one another and so none could be charged with the crime. So who did it then? The Inquisitor is about to find out and he’s happy to have us in on the inquisition as the investigation unfolds and a certain Warden may become a ward of the fates.

As the time for the meeting draws near and the immortals begin to gather it comes to light that each of the immortals has a grudge against Niniane, including her own Warden. When it is learned Niniane has been murdered, beheaded with Excalibur, an artifact entrusted to her Warden accusations begin to fly and it becomes the responsibility of the Councils Chief Inquisitor, a stereotypical police investigator, to learn the truth and bring the murderer to justice. The penalty for this crime is death.

The Lady of the Lake Murder is a mystery steeped in Arthurian Lore drawn from the works of Mallory and the Vulgate Cycle.

Read about playwright David Schmidt. Other scripts – The Dark Chronicles of the Golden Raven Society: A horror script by David

Author: David Schmidt

Genre: Murder mystery script, whodunit

Type: Two act play

Cast: 4M, 4F but the inquisitor can also be played by a F instead of a M.

Ages of the actors: Adult – young adults to older

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 45 – 60 minutes

Set: The secret chamber of the Shadow Council. UP LEFT CENTER is a large stone fireplace. Heavy wooden doors on each side of the fireplace lead into and out of the chamber. CENTER is a small, round table draped with a purple and black table cloth that goes to the ground. In the center of the table is a clawed plinth with a crystal ball on top of it. Behind the table, set in a semi-circle, are four throne-like chairs. The center two chairs are larger than the two that flank them. A fire appears to be glowing in the fireplace.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a lovely mix of a typical hard-boiled whodunit detective story and mythical characters

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Copyright © March 2017 David Schmidt and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits for you to enjoy:

Parlor City Noir – a Film Noir classic whodunit script
Mascot Masquerade – a whodunit play set at a masked ball
Murder and other fun things

Killers with Benefits – funny crime script (or who is about to do it)

funny crime script

KILLERS WITH BENEFITS – FUNNY CRIME SCRIPT (OR – WHO IS ABOUT TO DO IT)

It’s a dark and stormy night, and the young, attractive, married Mandy is all alone at home (except for her security guard and live in maid, of course) sipping a long island iced tea when the announcement comes over the radio. A dangerous convict has escaped and is at large in the area. A moment later, the lights go out and somebody unknown takes her hostage. He’s armed, soaking wet and … well not quite as dangerous looking as you’d expect.

Featuring everything you’d expect from a funny crime script. A body in the bathtub! An escaped convict! A philandering husband! A cheating wife and her lover! A nefarious plot by more than one party to get rid of the other and by the end of the play, utter chaos.

Read about playwright Tony Broadwick. Other plays by Tony – Death’s no laughing matter.

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, funny crime script

Type: Short two-act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Cast: Eleven: 4F, 7M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: To view – all ages. To perform – adult but could be done by older teens

Set: Living room of an upper-middle class family. Furniture reminds one of IKEA –functional, minimalist, and characterless. Two watercolor paintings on the wall are an ostentatious attempt at emulating “The Water Lilies” – A failed attempt at best. Stage right, an over-sized, frosted glass door, is the main entrance door to the house. Three other doors upstage open into the kitchen, the master bedroom, and a guests’ bathroom. Two big windows, one close to the entry door reveals a fichus hedge in the distance, and the second window between two doors shows a street lamppost and a part of the hedge. Floor-length curtains hang on each side of the windows.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – chaos at the end of the script

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Copyright © February 2017 Tony Broadwick and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts:

All in the past – period whodunit play
The Mysterious death of Christine Wilde
Why shoot your husband – ten minute drama scripts

The Golden Years – Comedy script for seniors

comedy script for seniors

THE GOLDEN YEARS – COMEDY SCRIPT FOR SENIORS

The ‘Golden Years,’ a short comedy script for seniors, captures a day in the life of the seniors at the local senior centre. From the regular Tuesday game of Euchre (or is it Pinochle?) to the complaints to management about the blocked toilet, the bus that was supposed to take them all to WalMart but hasn’t arrived yet, to the slightly hopeful older gentleman trying to get a date, and failing horribly, this short script, by a mature writer will amuse anyone who has been, is or knows anyone senior.

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play, two scenes

Genre: One act comedy

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 8M 9F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Over 65

Suitable for: All ages but aimed at a mature audience

Set: Simple set – some tables or desks and chairs

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – nice play for a play reading

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Copyright © February 2017 John Schall and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for mature casts and actors:

A Love, Never Forgotten – humorous drama for mature actors
The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy for seniors and one younger male
The Duel – ten minute short comedy about two older knights who challenge each other to a duel

Teru ‘ah – a Jewish political drama script

Jewish political drama script

Teru’ah – Jewish political drama script

How to sow the seeds of a Jewish genocide? It’s a tricky business of course and in Teru’ah it is a business that seems to have taken over the world… or in this case the world that matters. For the seeds of Jewish genocide require the world’s utmost attention. For the Jewish question is a question of everything; a question of Israel, a question for all time, a question of all people and a question of the state of our very own minds.

The real question that these people ask is this: What is a Jew? Not who. What. A simple word that takes the soul or humanity out of the equation. And as in life, this two act drama untangles this question and many others to leave us with the most important one:

What counts as genocide?

Teru’ah is a alternate history play script set in a post 9-11 world that examines the age old question of how genocide can come to pass. It also explores the fictional situation in which Israel is a power that the rest of the world is beginning to rebel against. An explosive script that deals with events leading up to a  new world war.

Read other topical plays:  By The Rivers of Babylon  by playwright David Greenberg.

Author: David Greenberg

Type: Two act play

Genre:  Jewish Political drama script

Cast: Cast of eleven. Main Characters: 4 – M, 3 – F

Ages of the actors: All adult, a few in their twenties, but most in their forties or fifties

Suitable for: PG 12 (Language)

Length: Two hours

Set: The stage is arranged with tables and chairs to accommodate a variety of similar scenes: Morton’s apartment, Zak’s apartment, the faculty lounge, an office etc. The front of the stage has a street lamp at one end. Sometimes we will meet on the street.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging play that builds in political tension and deals with an uncomfortable subject matter.

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Copyright © January 2017 David Greenberg and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political plays you may enjoy:

Shadow Government – American political drama script
Where’s Mr M? two act alternate history sci-fi playscript
Waiting for Nelson – South African political scripts

Enchanted – plays for junior high

 

ENCHANTED – PLAYS FOR JUNIOR HIGH

In Enchanted, our favourite fairy tale princesses Cindi, Jasmine, Ariel, Ru, Belle and Snow are in desperate need of the right knight upon a mighty steed, to come to their aid in defeating the Wicked
Witch. Enter Ben (10) and Jesse (13) – two young boys. Not what you would call knights exactly, well, to be honest they are not knights at all but they are boy scouts, thank you very much and honourable even amongst real men. In this two act comedy, alliances are made, promises are broken, nasty minions are duped and good must conquer evil once again! Let’s just hope it happens before Jesse and Ben become the fairy tale itself. Plays for junior high.

Enliven, enthrall, enchant!

Author: Prince Duren

Type: Two act play, plays for junior high

Genre: Adventure, teens

Cast: Main Characters: 2 – M, 4 – F. Total cast of 15 – 2F and 7N (smaller parts may be doubled)

Ages of the actors: 10 – 14

Suitable for: Kids aged 10-15

Length: One and half hours

Set: The enchanted forest

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – full length play for younger actors

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Copyright © January 2017 Prince Duren and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for older kids and younger teens:

Alice in Football land – take Alice in Wonderland and put her on a football field
Launching a Kid’s comedy club – book of skits
The lost treasure map – pantomime with pirates!

The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy

funny large cast comedy script

THE TEN MINUTE HAMLET – VERY FUNNY LARGE CAST COMEDY SCRIPT

Meet Miguel Hernandez. He is the protagonist of this funny large cast comedy script. When young Miguel is sentenced to community service at an old folks home he initially thinks he’s up for yet another colossal waste of his life. After a few minutes there, he learns very quickly that The Aurora Arms retirement home houses anything but waste. Aurora is the dwelling of a dynamic bunch of retirees who would rather spend their time spending it for goodness sake! They are not dead, yet!

Accepting that he won’t get away with murder, excuse the pun, Miguel realizes fast that it is not only he that needs some rehabilitating… and that’s where Hamlet saunters in. You see Hamlet is Miguel’s buddy, a heartrending figure in the young convict’s life, one who takes his time, is quite popular and inspires many with his reach. Hamlet is a play. And Miguel is going to direct this emotionally compelling and almost too influential
Shakespearean tragedy with the use of Aurora Arms retirement homes’ residents. Oh, and in ten minutes.

Author: Sharon Talbot

Type: Two-act comedy, large cast comedy script

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Mains: 2 – F, 1- M, total cast of 14 characters

Ages of the actors: Two around 20, two 40-50’s and the rest over 60.

Suitable for: All ages, also ideal for play readings for mature casts

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Upstate New York, the Day Room of The Aurora Arms, a retirement village

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic timing and characterization

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Copyright © December 2016 Sharon Talbot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at our other Shakespearean offerings:

Cuckold – ten minute period piece
You do what you can – parody on Macbeth
Prelude to Macbeth – modern Shakespearean plays

By the Rivers of Babylon – American Drama script

 American drama script

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON –  American  Drama Script

It’s a small community, really, between two rivers to be exact, in Kentucky State. It is not much, but it’s theirs … or rather it was. In ‘’By the Rivers of Babylon” the  community of this quaint albeit thriving town is facing eviction by land developers, or is it the government, or rather big business.  Does it even matter whom? In this two act American drama script, the relationship between ‘the land’ and its ownership is explored through the eyes of wives, sons and grandpa’s, as families turn their faces up to a darkened sky of what was hope. The citizens of Kentucky’s ‘Babylon’ are in essence facing the firmament of ‘coulda’, ‘woulda’, ‘shoulda’ three words so tightly wound in regret that their chances of moving on both physically and emotionally from the land are as wide as it is a small community really, between two rivers to be exact.

“If we ever owned the land we own it still, for we never sold it…” – Native American Chief Joseph-Nez Perce

By the Rivers of Babylon was given two dramatic readings; one in Cincinnati and one in Hawaii. Read other topical plays by David Clear as clear – play about cowboys and the take over of Native American lands

Author: David Greenberg

Genre:  American Drama Script

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Main Characters: 3 – M, 2 – F Whole cast: 8M, 3F

Ages of the actors: All adult, many older.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two hours

Set: Various – the kitchen is central and various outdoor scenes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – colloquial accents and mannerisms – getting them right

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Copyright © November 2016 David Greenberg and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays:

Riding a Peacock – African American family drama
Dislocations -m one act drama about a black man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time
Faith – a religious drama about an abused woman

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The Back Seat – Drama play about rape

play about rape

THE BACK SEAT – DRAMA PLAY ABOUT RAPE

It’s easy, as life.

Doubt. It can be the smallest seed of the stuff but sometimes that is all it takes; the smallest seed sewn with the intent to do irreparable damage or unravel an inconvenient truth. In The Back Seat, a
two act drama play about rape, ‘inconvenience’ is the word as four young adults – Grace, Andy, Evan and Penny – face the callous truths about themselves and each other, on a planned weekend to Las Vegas that should have been fun.

Instead, a love quadrangle develops and to embellish it, Andy’s looming rape trial comes to light as the seriousness of what he faces casts an indubitable dark cloud over the planned getaway. Andy seems to believe the charges he faces will not stick. Penny is too high strung to think clearly enough, Evan believes Andy is guilty and Grace? Grace’s judgement is the most important to Andy, Evan and Penny but even she cannot deny how years of taking the easier path through life is more attractive, easy, clean, and … not inconvenient.

Author: Drew Moyer

Type: Two-act drama

Genre: Drama play about rape

Cast: Cast of four – 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Early twenties

Suitable for: Adults

Set: The interior of a rest stop, eastern Arizona, just west of Winslow. A
dusty Plexiglas display of Arizona wildlife, safety tips, etc. is mounted on one side; on the other, a frayed Arizona state flag. The rest of the wall space is taken up by brochure-sized travel maps, bulletin boards with local advertisements, etc. To either side, men’s and women’s restrooms, split by a water fountain, up-center. Center stage, a large wooden island, meant as a communal bench. As a whole, the room should look as though it hasn’t been tended to in some time—dusty, unkempt, abandoned. The action in the play may very well be the rest stop’s first visit in
several weeks.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – dealing with a sensitive subject

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Copyright © October 2016 Drew Moyer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramas dealing with sensitive issues:

The happy Hornbill – play about domestic abuse
Ladykillers – three monologues by women who kill
Survivors include – one act teen drama about suicide

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The rat trap – large cast comedy farce

large cast comedy farce

THE RAT TRAP – LARGE CAST COMEDY FARCE

Lord Arthur Harringway has a tricky problem. He’s just been given twenty four hours to live. Naturally this presents somewhat of a conundrum to him. The most pressing part of the conundrum is his annoying fortune.  Because he has to leave it to somebody. But to whom?

Not one of his relations is at all nice. In fact, the thought of leaving his money to any of them makes him turn in his grave (well nearly.) His relations are so odious that he devises a plan to trick them into thinking that he’s going to give all his money to them and punish them once and for all for all the trouble they’ve caused him in this large cast comedy farce.

He comes up with a cunning plan and that very night, summons all his relations to his mansion and sets them a task: Whoever can find the elusive portrait of his great aunt Agatha will be the sole heir to all his fortune. But where is the portrait? And who else knows of its existence…….

A large cast comedy farce in two acts with the best and worst of family, double crossing and mistresses.

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Author: Claire Demmer

Genre: Large cast comedy farce

Type: Two act play

Cast: 5M, 5F, cast of ten

Ages of the actors: Adults from their twenties up to as old as you like

Length: 90-100 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The office of Sir Arthur Harringway the third. A sombre gentleman’s room with a large desk with drawer at an angle facing the audience SR, as well as a sofa and a few smaller armchairs SL. A drinks cabinet is upstage from the sofa. There is a door right upstage leading to the house and a door left upstage leading upstairs to the bedrooms. There is a wall safe behind a large painting between the two doors. The door to an en suite WC opens SL.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving elements of farce. A trick painting that swings up and down would need to be sturdily installed. Permission is given to modify the painting or use an alternative prop.

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