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The Chronicles of Jack – Contemporary South African plays

Contemporary South African plays

THE CHRONICLES OF JACK – CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYS

In Johannesburg, anything can happen, everything can change and everyone knows it. Jackson ‘’Jack’’ Makhubo, a 23 year old resident of the Eastern Cape decides that he will not be attending initiation school in the mountains and that he’ll instead be embarking on his studies in drama at a university in Johannesburg. Unfortunately his mother then throws him out of their family home making it possibly the last memory of home he ever has.

In The Chronicles of Jack a boy becomes a man in a way he did not expect when he is thrown into the chaos of modern Johannesburg’s university life. Jack is robbed, attends a ‘Fees Must Fall’ rally that has him subsequently expelled and discovers the true identity of his father, who has largely been absent from the boy’s life, all within the space of a week. It’s a harsh introduction to the city but as his best friend Fezi lamented before he left, ‘’It leaves room for Jack to be a better man. ’’

It’s either you get Johannesburg, or it gets you.

Author: Mbasa Tsetsana

Type: One act play in 12 scenes

Genre: Contemporary South African plays

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F, total cast: 8M, 2F. The other roles are to be played by the chorus members of the cast.

Ages of the actors: 18 to adult

Suitable for: Older teens/adults up to perform and all ages to watch

Length: 75 – 90 minutes

Set: Various – The Eastern Cape, The University. It is at the director’s discretion and can easily be performed in a black box theatre setting.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – A longer play without an interval needs to keep the audience riveted

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Copyright © December 2017 Mbasa Tsetsana and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:

Chicken, Airbags and Wors – South African gay comedy
Extra Lessons – play dealing with the taboo of student teacher relationships
Finding my Root – South African drama monologue for a female

Home – a romantic drama play for two actors

romantic drama play

HOME – ROMANTIC DRAMA PLAY FOR TWO ACTORS

Two people in their thirties meet on a park bench over looking a lake. They’ve both experienced loss in their lives, but as they chat and get to skimming stones on the lake they realise that although their lives have been different, they have a lot in common. They meet up again and again, until at last they know deep down that with each other they are finally at home in this romantic drama play for two actors.

Author: Yael Brunnert

Type: One act play, could also be adapted to a short screenplay.

Genre: Romantic drama play

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both are in their thirties

Suitable for: All ages to watch and adults to perform

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A lake with a bench. A climbable tree.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – set. The dialogue is easy, the tree may be more challenging.

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Copyright © November 2017 Yael Brennert and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic dramas to stir your soul:

The release of Theodore Marlow – the love his life visits a man from beyond the grave
Shadows of time – romantic sci-fi screenplay in which a man falls in love with a girl from the past and travels through time to meet her
Yvette – period romantic drama script about a young girl growing up in Paris

Regicide – fantasy play script about revolution. And murder

fantasy play script

REGICIDE – FANTASY PLAY SCRIPT ABOUT REVOLUTION. AND MURDER

There are those who hate the King and Queen. They have their reasons. Mainly, the violence, bloodshed, murder and oppression they have lived with under the monarchs rule. ‘’Those’’ like Zanna and Lucien, belong to a brotherhood that seeks to destroy the King and Queen once and for all. In Regicide, a play in three acts, their lives revolve around their resolve to bring power back to the people, their respect for the authorities who will carry out the order for the final blow and the sweet revolution of retribution that will follow the simple task that must be done quickly and quietly – kill the King and Queen’s new born son in this fantasy play script.

The logic, according to Zanna and Lucien’s Commander (Jacob) is that without an heir, the wretched kingdom will surely collapse and so Lucien and Zanna must ensure that the threat is completely annihilated. ‘’The Threat’’, merely a day or two old, who has done nothing but exist thus far, who understands nothing’ and is as harmless as can be, must be killed and it is Lucien who has volunteered to do it. But can he? … Could you?

When a child is born, it knows not what it has done.

Author: Eliah Medina

Type: Short 3 act play

Genre: Fantasy play script

Cast: Mains: 2 – M, 2 – F. Total cast 5M 3F

Ages of the actors: 5 in their twenties, the rest in their forties to fifties

Suitable for: Teens up to adults to perform.

Length: About an hour

Set: Various locations in a kingdom including a seedy tavern, castle bedrooms, cottage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes. Although there are various scene changes an accomplished director can easily make use of space on stage to set the scenes.

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Copyright © November 2017 Eliah Medina and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fantasy play scripts for you to enjoy:

Enchanted – two boy scouts stumble onto a fantasy world in the woods
The Lady of the Lake Murder – Arthurian whodunit
Grace will lead me home – young girl goes on a magical quest to save her mother

Day of all days – drama script about secrets and lies

drama script about secrets and lies

DAY OF ALL DAYS – DRAMA ABOUT SECRETS AND LIES

Jean is the perfect host and has planned a get together to celebrate their friends Diane and George’s 25-year partnership. Bringing everyone together has been a bit of a trial and things go wrong – the cake is destroyed in an accident involving Dan and Jean’s best friend, Karen. Their daughter Sarah’s boyfriend decides not to attend, Karen’s husband Harry prefers to support his football team and to cap it all George’s car breaks down, which results in the celebration being postponed to the following day in this drama about secrets and lies.

About 23 years ago Dan and Karen had an affair and Dan is unaware that a child, Chris, born of the relationship was adopted rather than aborted. Dan thinks that Jean, although aware of the relationship, knows nothing about the child and has been living under a cloud of guilt ever since. Everything goes wrong when Chris, now 22 years’ old arrives at the party.

Tension builds as other family members start to let their secrets out as well, culminating in the final arrival of the last guests of the evening!

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas – Deliverance – a play about Joan of Arc by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama about secrets and lies

Cast: 6M, 5F – cast of 11

Ages of the actors: Adults forties to fifties, their kids in their twenties

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: 120 minutes – Two hours

Set: Dan and Jean’s lounge hasn’t changed much from the late 1990’s, but it is homely, stylish to a degree and simply furnished and is part of a four-bedroom house in a semi-rural setting in middle class South of England.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 Building tension throughout to reach a peak at the end of two hours

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Copyright © November 2017 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family type dramas:

Memory Palace – poignant family drama about the family home
Check off in the sun – family drama about the passing away of a beloved family member
Riding a Peacock – African American family saga type drama

Anastasia Romanova – alternative history play about Russian Romanov dynasty

play about Russian Romanov dynasty

ANASTASIA ROMANOVA – ALTERNATIVE HISTORY PLAY ABOUT RUSSIAN ROMANOV DYNASTY

It is the final days of the rule of the Russian Romanov dynasty. Communism is taking hold and their power is growing. Against a backdrop of fake news and revolution, the grand duchess, Anastasia, plays a childish prank on her family, in which she swaps places with a scullery girl who looks like her. The game becomes serious when Anastasia masquerading as the servant is sent off to work in a factory while the family are murdered by the Communists.

Anastasia escapes from the factory and, helped by members of the clergy, after much hardship including prostitution, abortion and a mental breakdown survives in a broken down Germany and lives out her life there.  A romanticised tale that is still steeped in history, a tale of the last years of Anastasia Romanova. Play about Russian Romanov dynasty.

Other plays by Pilar – Santa’s Holiday – a South African comedy panto.

Author: Pilar Pringiers Spinnox

Type: Two act play, play about Russian Romanov dynasty

Genre: Drama, alternative history – a “what if she had escaped?” play

Cast: It needs a big cast: 23 M and 14-15 F

Ages of the actors: Suitable for high school up

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A few scene changes but easily accomplished as many are set outdoors and other require the use of simple furnishings like chairs.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 Needs competent direction and actors. A good lighting operator will help set the mood in the various scenes.

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Copyright © October 2017 Pilar Pringiers Spinnox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other alternate history plays and historical dramas

Teru’ah – alternate history drama with a different outcome years after world war two
Mersey Boys – screenplay about the Beatles – alternate history
Becoming Disappeared – short sci fi script set in a post apocalyptic world

The Most Important Thing – Christian play for high school

christian play for high school

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING – CHRISTIAN PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL

In this Christian play for high school, a teacher sets the students a task – for each of them to get up and say what are the things most important to them, and what are they personally going to do to see to it that those things show up in their lives? Each student has a different answer, from doing their best, to put their whole self into whatever they are doing and to learn from their mistakes. But the student who gets up at the end has the one answer that encompasses all of those things.

Author: Mike Whorley

Type: One act play

Genre: Christian play for high school

Length: 15 minutes

Cast: 4F, 3M, 1N (Teacher)

Ages of the actors: Teens and 1 adult.

Suitable for: Christian schools, teen audiences

Set: A classroom or black box set at the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play to perform with a simple message.

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Copyright © October 2017 Mike Whorley and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Christian plays and skits for you to enjoy:

Six Accusers – A man is brought to trial for being a Christian
Holiday shorts – a play collection for the holidays including a Christmas Play
A Manger Carol – comedy nativity play for kids and teens

Listen – soldier’s monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

LISTEN – SOLDIER’S MONOLOGUE ABOUT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

A monologue from a soldier who used to fight in the Middle East for the British army. He’s returned from war, with the memories of the people he watched die right in the war.  Bodies he had to put together and bury in mass graves. Ordinary people who had families.

Whenever he closes his eyes, all he can see is their faces, disintegrating in front of him as the bomb hits. The only the thing that drowns the pain is booze. He knows he’s killing himself drinking so much. But it’s the only thing that stops him thinking about it in this monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A British monologue but one that could be adapted by actors in other countries.

Read about British playwright Matt Fox. Other dramatic monologues by Matt – Lady Killers – monologues by women who kill.

Author: Matt Fox

Genre: Drama, monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

Type: Ten minute plays – monologue

Cast: 1M

Age of the actor: Middle aged to older

Suitable for: Teens up – graphic descriptions could affect younger kids

Set: Black box set – possibly chair on a stage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – holding the audience’s attention

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Copyright © October 2017 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other monologues you may enjoy:

After the Pyre – male monologue – when your life falls apart and you’re left to pick up the pieces, who do you blame?
Finding my Root – South African monologue about rape and trauma
The Any Key – monologues for men and about life in the big city

Robotic Love – science fiction drama script

science fiction drama script

ROBOTIC LOVE – SCIENCE FICTION DRAMA SCRIPT

A great scientist finds that he has cancer and is dying. He’s forced to re-connect with a powerful business partner as he has an unrealised ambition – to build a perfect human. He has the knowledge to create life and before he dies, he wants his dream fulfilled in this science fiction drama script.

Once the perfect body has been created, he uploads a specialized program into it, bringing his robot called Persephone to life. He invites his star student and his girlfriend in to help to teach this robot all about life and what it is to be human. Things start out well but as the relationship grows she changes from his daughter to his lover, his prodigy and finally to his slave.

In his quest to build the perfect human he forgets what being human really is. Becoming more and more obsessed with controlling Persephone, he gradually loses his grip on reality with tragic consequences.

Other dramas – Baggage Claim – tense drama about a mysterious package left by a terrorist group that can either contain money or death by playwright Simon Parker.

Author: Simon Parker

Genre: Science fiction drama script

Type: Three act play

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F, rest 1M 1N

Ages of the actors: Two older M, one doctor, three young.

Suitable for: Adults – some violence

Set: Robert’s home including a put together lecture hall, a workshop

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building to a climax of tension and tragedy

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Copyright © October 2017 Simon Parker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length science fiction dramas:

A Second Chance – a group of dead people are given the chance to change history
Lovely, dark and deep – a man crosses a portal into another sinister world and has to escape
Teru’ah – alternate history – a future world where the second world war ended differently leads to anti Semitic riots

Crossword – Award Winning play about murder

play about murder

CROSSWORD – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT MURDER

A play about murder with a surprising  twist at the end.   Do you know the person, or the parts of yourself you wish you didn’t?

He’s the boy who delivers Maureen’s groceries. That is all. Ben is his name. He’s rather young (23 to be exact), sweet yet slightly annoying and quite nosy. For all his lack of charm, he’s quite harmless to old Maureen and he’s very helpful with her crossword puzzle, amongst other things. He helps with the puzzle and she makes him a cup of tea. She initially tended to rebuff his desire to keep her company a while but she nonetheless appreciates the gesture as she lives alone. She’s lived that way for many, many years now.

Ben found out she lived alone on the last day she saw him. He used that information to his best interests when he asked her to share her living space with him as he was looking for new accommodation. He told her the move was necessary but the truth about his past would soon come to light. Maureen resisted as Ben persisted. He grew hungrier for her approval and she grew wary of his intentions. The rest was, as Ben stated when he tackled the first word of Maureen’s crossword, that day, ‘’Murder.’’

‘Crossword’won 2 best new play awards in 2016. Read other plays by Sean – Is this seat taken – a multi award winning one act play.

Author: Sean Baker

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, thriller

Cast: Main Characters: 1 – F, 1 – M

Ages of the actors: F – older, M – young

Suitable for: PG 10 violence.

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: The kitchen of a typical house. A table and two chairs R. On the table is newspaper, pen, teapot, mug. A door L is the back door. USC is a window with kitchen unit beneath. A second door R leads to the hallway and the rest of the house. A stool DSL. Clock on the wall.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building tension to a shocking climax.

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Copyright © September 2017 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other thrillers for you to enjoy:

Lonely birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller Script
Scream – one act suspense thriller about the end of the world
Thank you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain Basement- funny thriller

In Tents – one act play about bullying

play about bullying

IN TENTS – ONE ACT PLAY ABOUT BULLYING

It’s your typical high school camping trip, except not so typical. Forced to come up with an alternative trip due to budget cuts (little Jimmy only got a B in Lit and his daddy sued the school), our home room teacher has come up with a plan. Camping out in the cellar. Six students are chosen and put together for this assignment. Six students who have nothing to do with each other and who will have to get to know each other over the course of an evening. The students are free to leave at any time, but if they do, they fail the class. All they have is a tent (in a bag), a microwave, some microwave meals and some jars (for the necessary). How will they survive the night?

Read other teen dramas – Friends and Family by Pearson.

Author: Pearson Kunz

Type: One act play

Genre: Play about bullying, comedy-drama

Cast: Six students (3M, 3F) and one teacher (F)

Ages of the actors: Teens in high school and teacher is an adult in her thirties.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty minutes

Set: The cellar of a school. An armchair sits apart from the rest of the scene, which includes six chairs, a microwave,a tent in a bag, with two doors and a cupboard.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization – the students are typical types of students and should be played carefully, but not over the top.

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Like this play? Other teen dramas and comedies for you to enjoy:

Boy-1 – science fiction play for teens
Choices – South African teen play
Conformity – play for high school about a detention class

The Smith Mountain Hunting Club – one act drama for cast of 7

one act drama for cast of 7

THE SMITH MOUNTAIN HUNTING CLUB – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR CAST OF 7

This town ain’t like the rest of the USA. This town is strictly regulated by the mayor himself. You see, a few years back he passed some weird law that nobody was allowed to own or use a gun, ‘cept if you were part of law enforcement or the Smith Mountain Hunting Club. Now, the Smith Mountain Hunting club is pretty exclusive. There’s just a few of us. You see, you got to be able to shoot well to be here. About three miles away, there’s a valley with bird nests. All you have to do is shoot one of them mid flight. Now, they’re fast. Real fast. But if you can do that, you’re in. A gritty one act drama for cast of 7 actors.

Now today, we have another tryout. This time it’s young Jacob, a troubled youth just recently released from juvenile detention. The club is divided about whether we should give him a chance, knowing his record. But the rules are clear. If he can kill that bird, he’s in.

This one act drama for a cast of 7 won 3rd place at the 2016 Virginia Theatre Association New One-Act Play Writing competition. Read other one act plays by Landen – A mayor for Dixie – one act comedy about running for Mayor.

Author: Landen Swain

Type: One act drama play

Genre: One act drama for a cast of 7

Cast: 6M 1F

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Five chairs sitting in a semi circle, with a cooler filled with cans of drink sitting in the middle. A stand is set up upstage of the chairs, with a hunting trophy of some sort on it.)

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – static set.

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Copyright © September 2017 Landen Swain and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other chilling one act dramas with twists for you to enjoy:

Restaurants at beautiful times – one act drama for four actors
First to see the lights go on – drama about postnatal depression
Lovely, Dark and Deep – one act drama about a journey to another world

The Case of Ivan Kane, serial killer script

serial killer script

THE CASE OF IVAN KANE – SERIAL KILLER SCRIPT

When Ivan Kane hands himself into the local police for multiple murders that have just been committed by simply calling 911 and identifying himself as the murderer, the Detective is at first puzzled then intrigued.  Ivan tells his story and a sequence of horrific events unfold, starting with a seemingly innocent drink in a local bar and ending with a surprising twist that Ivan seems to have plotted all along in this serial killer script.

A thoroughly enjoyable script for all those fascinated by the mind of the serial killer from best selling author Naadir Joseph. Read other scripts by Naadir – The Book of Souls – a teen play about some teens who find the book of souls and try to bring people back from the dead.

Author: Naadir Joseph

Genre: Crime, serial killer script

Type: One act play

Cast: 5M, 1F (M Bartender could be played by either sex)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults due to violence

Length: Fifteen to Twenty minutes

Set: A prison cell which becomes a bar as he thinks back. Easy to achieve with some tables and stools.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building a climax with the twist at the end

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Copyright © September 2017 Naadir Joseph and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts for your enjoyment:

You do love me, don’t you? Psycho thriller about a boyfriend who isn’t all that he seems
All in the Past – murder mystery set in Shanghai in the 1930’s
Questions – play for 3 actresses about a murder that has just been committed. By one of them.
The play’s the thing – script about an almost perfect murder

Tales of Dark Imagination: The Many Ghosts of Doctor Lazarus

tales of dark imagination

TALES OF DARK IMAGINATION: THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR LAZARUS

If it’s ghostly services you require Lucinda Lazarus is your woman. Lucinda and her occasional shamanic partner, Victor Valiant, have gained some notoriety for their night work: getting rid of the wicked supernatural forces that torment unsuspecting folk.

In Tales of Dark Imagination, Lucinda recounts some standout cases that both she and Victor have been called on to investigate. In act one, Abigail Prescott, director of Foxmoor School for girls, enlists the help of Lucinda and Victor after a ghost she has become accustomed to, starts behaving violently towards the inhabitants of Foxmoor.

Act two sees Lucinda and Victor learning that in some instances, life truly does imitate art and act three puts Lucinda in the middle of a ghastly love triangle that ends as ghostly tales tend to. All in a day’s work for the minders of the mysterious metaphysical and The Many Ghosts of Lucinda Lazarus.

If you sit on their graves, they will not sleep. An adaptation of a story by Edgar Allen Poe – “The Oval Portrait.”

Read about playwright David Schmidt. Read chapter one of Tales of Dark Imagination: The Golden Raven Society.

Author: David Schmidt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Ghost story, horror

Cast: Mains: 1F 1M. (6F, 2M)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults to watch and perform

Length: 60 minutes

Set: The description of the set can be found in the opening of each play. It is one stationary set each show using different set pieces to make it look different. This makes for an easy production to put on. It can, of course, be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Act 1: The walls of the chamber are made of polished wood. UC is an archway with a staircase leading up. DR is a writing table. C is a sofa and an overstuffed chair. Entrances and exits are made from the archway.
Act 2: The walls of the chamber here are made of polished wood. UC is an archway leading on and off stage. R of the archway is a cold fireplace. Hanging above the fireplace is an oval portrait of a beautiful young woman. C is a sofa. DR of the sofa is a writing desk.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building a climax

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Copyright © August 2017 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this scary play? Other ghost stories for you to shiver through:

The Release of Theodore Marlow – when your love beckons from beyond the grave
Victims of the Forest – medieval ghostly scary plays
the witch’s cackle – scary ghost play for Halloween

Transcendental Exercises – drama script about a marriage falling apart

script about a marriage falling apart

TRANSCENDENTAL EXERCISES – DRAMA SCRIPT ABOUT A MARRIAGE FALLING APART

In Transcendental Exercises we are introduced to the Goodall family. Harold – a surgeon, his wife Louise and their soon-to-be divorced son Albert. Harold is a forthright and practical man, void of any
agendas, Louise is, well, special or rather, one who would find ease in even the most uncomfortable situations, while their son Albert walks and talks according to the wisdom of his own inner voice (a
sign to some of madness) in this drama script about a marriage falling apart.

Perhaps the madness within is what attracted Albert to his soon-to-be ex wife Jennifer who pays the Goodall family one last visit before she makes her grand exit. As most young women are, Jennifer is volatile, passionate, mischievous, emotional, impetuous and fearless (a perfect villain) and she has one last seed to sew in the lives of the ‘’family’’ she was once a part of.

The seed is one of doubt. For it only takes the tiniest dose to set an entire world on fire. A dose that might confirm Louise’s hunch that her husband’s relationship with her daughter-in-law is
inappropriate, a dose that might get Harold thinking seriously about the random men who visit Albert, a dose that may confirm Harold’s suspicions about Albert’s character as one that is weak and
insignificant. It is the last card that Jennifer will play and she won’t even be around to see the consequences of her dalliance with said, doubt.

To call their lives a mess would be unreasonable. To call it human nature, would be logical.

Transcendental Exercises has been produced at the Corner Theatre in Baltimore. I feel this play is the very best play of George’s we have published on Off The Wall Plays. 

Read about playwright George Freek. Other plays by George – You do what you can – a parody on Macbeth.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Drama script about a marriage falling apart

Type:The play is written in four scenes so how it is played can be at the director’s discretion. Breaking it into two acts of two scenes each would be logical.

Length: 80 minutes

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F and a two small parts – 2M (can be played by the same actor)

Ages of the actors: Adults – two older, two younger (young man)

Suitable for: Adults only – references to sex.

Set: Harold and Louise’s Living room in a Midwestern City of 160,000.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the play has a twist at the end which makes how the lines are performed throughout the play quite interesting.

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Copyright © August 2017 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas for you to enjoy:

Memory Palace a family drama spanning generations
Irish Jack – family drama comedy about marrying outside your culture
The Best policy – drama about the death of a spouse who you then suspect of having an affair

The Girl Who Didn’t Exist – one act drama for 4 actors

one act drama for 4 actors

THE GIRL WHO DIDN’T EXIST – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR 4 ACTORS

Lucan is a bitter old man, on his deathbed. His only company is his dead wife, Maria, who may either be a ghost or part of Lucan’s imagination, depending on how the play is interpreted. Lucan’s children haven’t talked to their father for years, but now that they realise that he is ill, they have come back into his life. Lucan is bitter, feeling that the only reason they are there is for their inheritance. Have they truly come to make amends in this one act drama for 4 actors?

Other family dramas by James Hanson – A Castle: Broken Apart – drama about leaving home and your sister behind with a bitter crazy old father

Author: James Hanson

Genre: One act drama for 4 actors

Type: 1 act play

Cast: Cast of four – 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: One elderly, three in their 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: All ages to watch and also suitable for all ages to perform

Length: 15 minutes

Set: Lucan’s room, with a bed, a dresser with a glass of water on top of it.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – creating a real situation and a ghost who is real to Lucan at the same time

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Copyright © July 2017 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Promise – an eerie psycho thriller script
Tranquility Disturbed – comedy drama about a frazzled family and dying grandmother
Aldous remembers – drama about a man who battles to remember reality