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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 book of souls – short teen play

short teen play

THE BOOK OF SOULS – SHORT TEEN PLAY ABOUT FINDING THE BOOK OF SOULS

Three teens find the book of souls and decide to use it. Although it is just an ordinary book in appearance, it has the power to bring animals and people back from the dead. They do a trial run, bringing Cameron’s dog, Rex back from the dead. Rex died in a car accident many years ago. They then get the idea to bring Cameron’s mother, Jason’s dad and Sylvia’s sister back from the dead. There’s just a small snag in their plans. The book is owned by Life, who comes back to claim it from the three. Life has the power to take back the souls revived from the book of the dead, and she’s also a pretty heartless, not to mention peed off about the fact they took her book in this short teen play.

Read more plays by best selling playwright Naadir Joseph.

Author: Naadir Joseph

Type: One act play, short teen plays

Genre: Dramedy, ten minute plays

Cast: 3M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Four teen, three adult

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Simple background only

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – an easy script for teens

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

Like this play? Other slightly scary teen dramas and comedies:

Mirror – play about a princess who ‘disappears’ all her suitors into a magical mirror.
Someone to remember – teen drama, or ghost story?
The astounding works of Simon Trout – hilarious teen play about a sprite who can change the future to the way you want it to be. Or do you?

Style – one act drama about factory workers on the line

drama about factory workers

STYLE – ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FACTORY WORKERS ON THE LINE

Very much in the style of “Waiting for Godot,” this one act drama about factory workers is about 6 men employed in the shipping room of a coat factory who spend their time arguing, eating, sleeping, playing the Jackpot and shooting craps rather than working.

Their boss, Irving, tries to get them to work, even resorting to letters of warning but to no avail.  Then Irving comes in, and gives them the news – the factory’s days are numbered and that they will soon be out of work. Every man there knows that this job is not what he wanted to do with his life, and they all have dreams of doing something better. But as time passes, the dreams became less real and the day to day hopelessness set in.

The play accurately portrays the despair, lost hopes and defiance of marginalized workers. The people we, as society need and see, but never think of.

STYLE, originally titled RACK, was first presented by The Minnesota Ensemble Theatre of Minneapolis in 1973

Read about playwright James Campbell. Other dramas (First to see the lights go on – a drama about postnatal depression) by James.

Author: James Campbell

Genre: Drama about factory workers

Type: One act play

Cast: 8M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult, young to very old

Suitable for: Adults only. Language.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: A mid-western coat factory; the early 1970s; the shipping room. There are: four work benches, cardboard box forms, racks of coat orders next to each desk, a time clock, a refrigerator, a coffee urn, a radio, a full-length mirror, and one chair, CAJUN’s personal chair. There is a chute or slide used to send bundles of coats into the shipping department from another building, an exit leading to a stock area.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © May 2017 James Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act dramas for you to get your teeth into:

A Castle:broken apart – drama about leaving a broken home
A Man’s Home – one act American family drama
Love is a stranger – British play about forbidden love and desires

Foreign Gifts – a drama about socialism versus capitalism

drama about socialism

FOREIGN GIFTS – DRAMA ABOUT SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM

Those with authority deny us the possibilities. What possibilities? That of knowing more.

Two speakers – Russian girls, speak for their way of life, the only way of life they know. Socialism or capitalism? Which is the right way? Each girl knows or thinks she knows the answer in this drama about socialism versus capitalism. A simple conversation over the dinner table turns into ‘cold war’ in their very living room.

Socialism is Sonia and capitalism is Raya. Sonia is for everyone and Raya is for herself. Sonia is containment and Raya is release. The two opposing sides are clear as the line drawn in the very room they are in – between The Soviet Union and America – as Raya speaks up for her identity and Sonia tries to convince her she has none. No identity, no self and therefore no cause for the self. Sonia tells Raya all she has been taught at school – the credibility of her facts checked by her teachers. Raya takes it in enough to know that ‘truth’ in the times of denying who we are as individuals, is as credible as fiction.

A powerful play that has the potential to win awards.

Other plays by Nina Kossman (Mirror – teen fantasy one act)

Author: Nina Kossman

Genre: One act drama about socialism

Type: One act play

Main Cast: 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Teens

Suitable for: Teens to both watch and perform.

Length: Twenty five to thirty minutes

Set: SETTING: An apartment in Moscow. A minimal set. A dinner table and two chairs. On the table are two plates: one plate is clean, the remains of a recent meal are on the other. In the beginning of the play, both Sonia and Raya are in the same (“Soviet”) part of the room. Raya is sitting at the table in front of the plate with an unfinished meal. Sonia is standing next to her.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a simple conversation and a game between two girls is layered on top of political nuances.

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Copyright © May 2017 Nina Kossman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political dramas:

Shadow Government – a couple accuses their neighbor of being a terrorist
Teru’ ah – Jewish political drama script set in an alternate reality
By the Rivers of Babylon – American drama about land

Questions – ten minute drama for three actresses

ten minute drama for three actresses

QUESTIONS – TEN MINUTE DRAMA FOR THREE ACTRESSES

In Questions, a ten minute drama for three actresses, Nina has a confession to make to her ‘friend’ Sandra, initially, and Rosie (who is not much of a friend either) as well. If she were honest to herself Nina would conclude two things, the first being: that she has a problem being honest and secondly: that her life is a bit of
a mess. In one hand are the lies and in the other is the mess she’s created with the lies. When both hands have her tied up, the only option she has left is to declare their contents… two days ago.

Well, the brunette stole the blonde’s man and killed him.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other short dramas – The Box by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Drama

Type: One act play, Ten minute drama for three actresses

Cast: 3F

Ages of the actors: Late thirties

Suitable for: Adults (both to perform and to watch as has some language in it)

Length: Ten minutes, dinner theatre

Set: The living room of a normal flat/house

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – ability to act

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

Like this play? Other ten minute dramas

Why Shoot your Husband? Ten minute drama scripts
Survivors include – drama about teen suicide
The bowl of soup – she’s leaving him and he eats a bowl of soup at her

A Field of Glory – American civil war drama

American civil war drama

A FIELD OF GLORY – AMERICAN CIVIL WAR DRAMA

This American Civil War drama concerns a Mississippi mother, Rosalia talking with her son, John a Confederate soldier, who unexpectedly returns from the front to see her. He comes burning with questions and a desire to unburden himself about the meaning and the brutality of war as well as unanswered questions about his life before he left. The play follows a long conversation between the two of them. Rosalia owns her own estate with its slaves and John tries to convince her to improve their lives and to give them an education. She loves her son, and she agrees to do what he asks of her for them.

About a third of the way through the play the reader/audience knows (or thinks they know) how it will end but the playwright cleverly diverts the dialogue into a discussion of the morality and economics of slavery and the politics and cost of the war. This is so well done that the denouement is a shock.

This beautifully written play runs for 75 minutes with no interval and with only 2 actors so it will challenge the best players.

Other plays (The Ten Minute Hamlet – large cast comedy) by Sharon.

Author: Sharon Talbot

Genre: American Civil War Drama

Type: Full length one act play

Length: 75 minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: M – 18, F in her forties

Suitable for: Anyone teenage up can perform, but the play is a heavy drama aimed at older teens and adults. Great monologues throughout will provide excellent audition pieces.

Set: A plantation flower garden at the bottom of a small grassy hill, Palmetto Place, Mississippi. The last three steps of an outdoor stairway can barely be seen upstage left behind the foliage. Flowers grow in abundance on either side of a flagstone path which divides the space. Downstage right, a flattened patch of dead rose bushes and weeds. Upstage right, a decorative garden bench. Upstage left, a decorative garden chair. Upstage center, a table that holds pots, etc. Flowers everywhere. Throughout the play, breezes blow, birds sing, insects buzz.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging piece for two skilled actors to hold the audience’s attention.

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Copyright © April 2017 Sharon Talbot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other American dramas:

A Deep Rural Tract – African American family drama
Agatha the ugly – drama romance set in world war 2 about a radio show
Lies you can’t make up – drama about JFK

The Best Policy – one act drama about the death of a spouse

drama about death of a spouse

 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

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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

Tribute to Mother Mangalam – Malaysian Screenplay

malaysian screenplay

TRIBUTE TO MOTHER MANGALAM – MALAYSIAN SCREENPLAY

Our children are given less respect than they deserve. It is the same with our women. The acknowledgment is both the credit and the honour of which our worthy have been denied.
A pity, for the child sees truths that the world rarely shows and a woman is able to interpret them.

Such is the sentiment in Tribute to Mother Mangalam, a short Malaysian screenplay, following the life of Mangalam. Mangalam is a girl who’s practically introspective, a young woman who embraces the hardships of what she sees, hears and feels and a mature and wizened senior, who imparts and still welcomes the relentless wisdom that comes with age; for the lessons are plenty and children will listen.

And in silence the inner child speaks, and in silence the outer child is heard.

Author: Jayanthi Mahalingam

Genre: Short screenplay

Type: Short screenplay, drama, epic

Cast: Multiple

Length: 18 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – nice screenplay for student drama school

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Copyright © March 2017 Janyanthi Mahalingam and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this screenplay? Other traditional cultural plays and screenplays:

Why affairs happen – Indian stage play about aspects of love
The Royal Blood Cannot be Mixed – Nigerian traditional romantic drama
The Simple Hard – South African township drama about HIV/aids

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – An original musical

ORIGINAL MUSICAL

THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS – AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL ABOUT THE WORKING CLASS

(In no particular order) William Easton, Frank Owen, Philpot, Harlow, White, Linden and all of the other working class men of Mugsborough must face everyday knowing one strange yet familiar truth: it is unlikely they will inherit the earth. Work it? Yes. Barter it? Perhaps. Own it? Never.

In The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, a musical dramedy in three acts, the relationship between occupation and labour is explored in an atmosphere of the possibilities that socialism might present to the working class. Every man struggles to provide for himself and his family and they are pushed to eliminate thoughts of self-improvement in favour of the ideals of all socialist manifestos i.e. The Greater Good.

In between, they freeze to death, never really have a satisfying meal and contemplate – even commit – suicide. It is all about money and the lack thereof until it turns into a tale of humanity and the prospect of living without that too. All the while, the owners, proprietors, capitalists, your (in no particular order, at all) Sweater’s, Rushton’s and the like laugh all the way into their first-class graves… but where does the difference lie really? A grave is still a grave; first class or not.

Here’s to you, the average man, you who work to live and live to work!

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was originally presented Off- Broadway by The Labor Theater in 1979, directed by C. R. Portz

Author: James Campbell

Genre: Musical, Drama

Type: Three Act Play

Main Characters: 8 –M, 1- F (Total cast 15M, 2F)

Ages of the actors: Adult and older

Suitable for: All can watch, but aimed at adults

Length: Two and a half hours

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – accents and ability to sing as well as act

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Copyright © March 2017 James Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this original musical? Other original musicals that we stock:

Hang Ups – zany musical set in a not so ordinary office
Brookland’s Bloomin’ Cats – original children’s musical
Enter Love – modern musical set in an airport

The Easy Lovin’ Blues – Award winning drama script

award winning drama script

THE EASY LOVIN’ BLUES – AWARD WINNING DRAMA SCRIPT

There’s a rhythm in lying. Lying to oneself, to others, both lean on a tempo that’s insistent and ever-present. We come to know that rhythm by the most convenient means; by way of our hearts. Like Naurean who inherited a complex from her mother, one that forces her to question her place in the world as she grows older. Or Trumpy, whose addiction to drugs and to Lady Blue is one in the same thing. Or Amanda whose ignorance, and coincidentally,
awareness of the world leaves her confused and disappointed by it. There’s a rhythm to it all, and in The Easy Lovin’ Blues, a drama, we find it’s a beat that is the same for Naurean, Amanda and Trumpy; the same song, over and over in this award winning  drama script.

Set in 1962, the play examines two triangular relationships, one between an illusive 41-year-old woman and her young, manipulative, would-be lover, the second between an aging musician (and drug addict) and his lover, a dominant and disturbed blues singer. The two couples are conjoined by a young woman (the older woman’s daughter), a dreamer who serves as the point both triangles have in common.

Each character is in pursuit — actively or in his/her fantasies — of some dream, and it is the collision of those pursuits that, metaphorically and cinematically, explores the hope, and the loss of hope, that combine in the dreams of urban society of the mid-twentieth century and of the present day.

The Easy-Lovin’ Blues is a 70-75-minute play (performed without intermission) with a cast of 3w and 2m. The play is highly visual and uses music extensively, including one, original, song. One actor must play the trumpet (or saxophone); one actress must sing. The set is a flexible interior/exterior.

Honors
Winner, Georgia Theatre Conference Competition (2015)
Winner, 2010 Bottle Tree Prods. (Kingston, ON) Competition
Winner, Kernodle Competition (Univ. of Arkansas) (2009)
Winner, Ronald Williams Playwriting Competition (2004)
Semi-finalist, Hidden River Arts Competition (2007)
Selected for The Play‑Pen Series, The Asylum Theatre, Las Vegas (1997)
Finalist, Tennessee Williams Competition (1998)

Production/development history
PRODUCTIONS: Hypothetical Theatre Co., NYC (1998 – workshop)
Raven Theatre, Chicago (1997 – workshop>
READINGS: Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago (1997)
The Asylum Theatre (1997)

Read about playwright Evan Guilford-Blake. Poignant comedies by Evan – Some unfinished Chaos

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Type: One act play – full length

Genre: Drama, period piece, award winning drama script

Cast: 2M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult – some middle aged, some young (one should be a child of one of the middle aged actors)

Suitable for: Adults (subject matter)

Length: 75 minutes

Set: Three playing areas. The suggested layout is, upstage, a set of raised platforms which serve as TRUMPY and LADYBLUE’s dwelling; center, NAUREAN and AMANDA’s apartment; and down left or right, a set of steps which serves as the stoop to the apartment building.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – challenging drama with a fantastic script from a well known playwright. Trumpy should be able to play the trumpet/sax. One of the females should also be a singer.

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Copyright © January 2017 Guilford-Blake Corporation and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Frida and Diego – play about Frida Kahlo
Yvette – period drama set in Paris
The Price of a Ghost – two act ghost horror

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

A Gift – ten minute play for two actors

ten minute play for two actors

A GIFT – TEN MINUTE PLAY FOR TWO ACTORS

Two young men meet on a train in this ten minute play for two actors. One is an earnest young man on his way to propose to his girlfriend, the other is a cynical loner who advises the first to escape marriage while he can. The advice falls on deaf ears and the earnest young man goes on his way leaving the loner with a delightful twist in his tale in this comedy-drama.

Read about renowned playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays by Jean: Yoo Hoo Mister Solomon – Ten minute Jewish comedy for an older couple.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: One act, short one acts, ten minute plays

Genre: Comedy-drama, dramatic comedy

Cast: 2M

Ages of the actors: Approximately 30-40 years of age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Simple – two chairs facing each other and a window to represent the cabin on a train.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – static if both actors sit for the entire play

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Copyright © December 2016 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute plays for a cast of two actors:

But I’m French – ten minute romantic comedy
Hikers – sci fi play about a chance encounter on a hillside that can change your life forever
Road Rage – ten minute sharpish comedy play

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A puzzle for two – a philosophical play

philosophical play

A PUZZLE FOR TWO – A PHILOSOPHICAL PLAY

Two witty individuals in a void try to make sense of their selves and each other. They come across a cryptic message which they interpret as a calling, one which leads them to an outburst of discussion and debate about the meaning of most everything in this philosophical play.

As far as what we know, one thing is clear: there should be a fine line between reason and result, in every sense of those two words. That line, that definite line between cause and effect, seeing and
believing, mind and matter, that line informs the discussion between one and oneself in ”A Puzzle for Two.”

In one riveting, meditative session, the mind probes its consciousness and vice versa as person tries to understand itself in and out of its particular circumstances. It is a conversation unlike any other; necessary for the person, futile for both the mind and its self awareness and naturally, alive with
possibility.

An experimental piece with questions and snark remarks. A brief snappy tale of two existentially hungry beings. One thought starts where the last one ended. This play is great for students of philosophy or for drama students who like a philosophical approach.

The question is the question itself.

Author: Niels Versavel

Genre: Philosophical Play

Type: One Act play

Length: 25 – 30 minutes

Main Characters: 1 M/F , OR 1 –M/F, 1 – M/F

Suitable for: Adults

Ages of the actors: Adult

Set: An empty stage. Black box theatre

Level of difficulty: 9/10 – keeping the focus of the audience.

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Copyright © November 2016 Niels Versavel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

An empty chair – drama about a man who in in a coma and has to make life or death choices to decide his fate
A House Divided – a play about war
After the Pyre – male monologue

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Antigone – Greek Tragedy play

Greek tragedy PLAY

ANTIGONE – GREEK TRAGEDY PLAY

Shortly before Oedipus’s death, his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices quarrelled over who was to rule Thebes. Polynices sought help and support for his claim to the throne and requested Oedipus’s blessing, but Oedipus was appalled at the behaviour of his sons and cursed them both, a curse that each would kill each other. Eventually Eteocles ruled Thebes alone and Polynices raised an army and attacked the city. Eteocles with the aid of the brothers’ uncle Creon resisted the attack, which resulted in the brothers meeting in combat in this Greek Tragedy play.

A Greek tragedy play about two sons of Oedipus both seeking to succeed their father. Their sister, Antigone, defies her uncle, a leader out of touch with the people who has decreed that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife. Ultimately, her and her uncle’s actions have tragic outcomes.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other classic tales by Keith (The last time I saw Paris – teen comedy on the whole horse of Troy thing)

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: One act play

Genre: Greek Tragedy Play, drama

Cast: Total cast of 11. 7-9 M, 3-5 F as some parts may be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Teen and up

Suitable for: The whole family

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Various locations in Thebes including the palace, the city walls and corridors.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – flow

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Copyright © November 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Greek and classic type plays for your perusal:

Acrisius – modern classic Greek plays
Oedipus the play – adaptation of the classic Greek tale
Theseus and Ariadne – modern classic Greek plays

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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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Cost is $6.50 for this previously performed stage play as a digital script.

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

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