Category Archives: One act plays

plays in one act usually between 25-35 minutes long

Think before you Vote – South African play for schools

South African play for schools

THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY FOR SCHOOLS

All the girls at the local girl’s high school are excited to see who’ll be the next head girl and who’ll be a prefect.  There’s the girl who thinks it should be her. Obviously. And the girl who has recently turned over a new leaf and desperately wants to be elected but who has a troubled past. And then there’s the matter of race.  Some girls feel that because last year’s head girl was white, a girl of colour should get the vote this year.    Voting for the head girl starts today and it’s going to be tricky in this South African play for schools…

“Imagine if everyone voted objectively; not because they have a grudge, or because of skin colour, or something that happened in the past. But, instead, they all vote because of the good that the girl could do. They vote for the person who shows the most honesty, integrity, fairness and impartiality. Can you imagine? Then the teachers couldn’t ignore us, because we made a good, solid choice together. That would be cool.”

The pupils all vote for the girl they think are the best choice, but in the end, do the teachers get a say?

Read other plays by Shannan – Choices – a South African drama for teenage girls.

Author: Shannan Browne

Type: One act play

Genre: South African play for school. Comedy-drama

Cast:  10F

Ages of the actors: Teens

Suitable for: Teens but the whole family can watch

Length:  Twenty Minutes

Set: Play is set on the school break field. Directors can use either benches or outside tables and chairs slightly off centre stage to create different levels. A bin is required at one end of the stage. The tuck-shop and toilets are situated off stage. If no resources are available, then the stage can be a bare break field.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – this play is particular to South Africa

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Like this play? Other South African plays for schools and teenagers:

Anna alone – a play about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder
Extra lessons – South African play dealing with the subject of student teacher relationships
Finding My Root – monologue from a young Xhosa girl whose life hasn’t been easy

Dr Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock – Award Winning play about Nazi Germany

play about Nazi Germany

DR KRITZINGER’S 12 O’CLOCK – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT NAZI GERMANY

The fascinating, if horrific account of how a group of less than twenty men in a meeting changed the world and impacted its history forever.

In this one act play, the matter at hand has to do with the Jewish untermenschen and their existence in European society. The drama revolves around the men at the 1942 Wannsee Conference seeking a permanent solution to expel the Jews from Europe and reinstate the Aryan race at the top, where the men believe they should be in this award winning play about Nazi Germany.

It is a scenario we’ve seen time and again: how a few men can make disastrous decisions in the name of beliefs that they think the world ought to live by, for the greater good. This meeting resulted in the Jewish genocide known as the Holocaust. As a thoughtful Kritzinger predicted, more than just a few million Jewish lives would be lost ‘for good’ after that meeting.

Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock won the Best One-Act Award at the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwright’s Festival.

Author: Jim Snowden

Type: One act play about Nazi Germany

Genre: Drama

Cast: Main Characters 3 – M. Total cast 13M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: 45-50 minutes

Set: In the middle of the stage is a conference table, placed diagonally. Fifteen chairs are placed at roughly even spacing around the table. Paper name tags suggest the seating arrangements.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – correct ambiance

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Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Dreamtime – play about murder by two teenage NeoNazi’s based on the true story of the notorious teen murders of two professors
Ironwilled – world war 2 movie script
Disney in Deutschland – play about Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler

343 Union Street – comedy set in Brooklyn

comedy set in Brooklyn

343 UNION STREET – COMEDY SET IN BROOKLYN

Gary and C.J. are just two regular guys from Brooklyn who, inspired by the hot day and the beer they’re drinking, decide that they are going to write a play. C.J.’s friend, Holly is currently in a play which to all accounts sound terrible, and they’re convinced that they could write something at least a little better than that one in this comedy set in Brooklyn.

After all, who knows what inspiration may just walk around the corner? For example, there’s Vinny, the ex boxer who lives in the same building. He went out every night and got beat up , just so he could support his sisters.  That’s a great story.  And how about the creepy old lady who lives in the building? She’s got to be known as “Killer” for a reason.  And the homeless guy on the corner? Rumor has it he’s the landlord’s brother and had it not been for a little incident, he would have been the landlord and not his brother. Plenty of material there!

Or they could just go to the store for more beer…

Other plays – Uncovered – a romantic drama by American playwright Greg Urbaitis.

Author: Greg Urbaitis

Genre: Comedy set in Brooklyn, character driven

Type: One act comedy play

Cast: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: One older lady, four adults, two main characters young adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes

Set: The front steps of a typical Brooklyn apartment building (but could be adapted to any apartment building)

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play with easy lines. Character based.

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Copyright © May 2018 Greg Urbaitis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays set in American cities you may enjoy:

The things that happen in New York – drama about a couple losing their apartment
A Contemporary Christmas Carol – modern day Beverly Hills Scrooge
A mayor for Dixie – comedy about running for Mayor

Better safe than sorry – ten minute comedy for 3 actors

ten minute comedy for three actors

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR 3 ACTORS

Jack still thinks he’s dating Lorrie. Lorrie thinks he isn’t as she clearly dumped him last week. So when Jack pitches up at her house with candy (which she hates to be honest) it couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient moment. The truth is that she’s getting ready for her hot date with Melvin, the local hottie in this ten minute comedy for three actors.

Jack decides to let both Lorrie and Melvin know, once and for all, that she’s his girl. He answers the door with all the bravado in the world and then make a quick about turn as he realizes Melvin is the biggest man he has ever met. It’s clear he won’t be able to fight him for her. So he comes up with a new tactic. A deadly disease. Genetic – and Lorrie is a sufferer.

But will Melvin buy this crock of cow poo?

Read about author George Freek.
Other comedies – Don’t Bank on it by George.

Author: George Freek

Type: Ten minute play script, one act plays

Genre: Ten minute comedy for 3 actors

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Ten minutes

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

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Like this play? Other Ten minute comedies for you to enjoy:

Matter Matters – comedy set on a biplane
Sticky – farcical comedy about a cheating husband
Mother – a comedy about being politically incorrect

Thirty Deep – American one act play – a comedy-drama

American one act play

THIRTY DEEP – AMERICAN ONE ACT PLAY – A COMEDY-DRAMA

It’s the last day of business for Guns ‘n Stuff Taxidermist. Business hasn’t been great lately and they’ve been forced to close down. (There’s a Smoothie Place coming in in their spot instead) All Montgomery has to do is put the finishing touches on a beaver he’s been stuffing before he bids the old place farewell. His wife, Cookie and lifetime friend, Whiskey are helping him pack up everything in the shop in this American one at play.

Enter Janice Rothstein with a very unusual request, which she’s willing to pay plenty for. In fact before he takes the job, she offers him $30 000. Enough to keep the business going, for sure. Enough for them to live on for quite a while. Only problem is, it’s the first time Montgomery’s ever been asked to stuff this kind of animal. Our kind.

Other plays by author Jordan Morille – Jars – a drama about love between two women

Author: Jordan Morille

Type: American one act play

Genre: Comedy-drama, dark comedy, dramedy. Starts out as comic with some serious elements at the end.

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All the actors are older adults – old enough to have fought in Vietnam and have thirty year old kids.

Suitable for: All ages to watch, adult to older adult actors to perform

Length: Forty minutes

Set: GUNS N’ STUFF TAXIDERMY. There is a gun counter with a register, a small table nearby, and a staircase leading up to an office. It is the last day of business and the shop is mostly boxed up. A few mounted animals of various kinds litter the shop’s walls, while the gun counter is empty, save a few pistols inside and rifles racked up behind. A SHOTGUN is mounted on the wall directly above the counter, with the mount reading “THE GAVEL”.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents – the play is written for Southern American actors

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Like this play? Other one act American plays for you to enjoy:

A Blind Date – two misfits meet up for a blind date in this comedy
A Man’s Home – one act American drama about family
Dreamtime – play based on the true story of the murder of two Dartmouth professors by teens

The Worst Law Firm in Merry Old England – Two Act British farce

two act British farce

THE WORST LAW FIRM IN MERRY OLD ENGLAND – TWO ACT BRITISH FARCE

A merry two act British farce involving a bunch of senile, incompetent, drunken, dishonest lawyers, missing bank employees, and policemen seeking to circumvent the law. Add to this, a witch, a couple of conniving females, and a pair of criminals who may or may not be what they seem. At stake is a fraud of 1 million pounds but who was or were the perpetrator or perpetrators of the crime and where is the money? All of this presided over by a pompous ass of a judge.

Read about playwright Leon Kaye. Other comedies – More Pasta! by Leon Kaye

Author: Leon Kaye

Type:Two act British farce

Genre: Farce, two act comedy script, British

Cast: 7M, 4F – however, one of the females should be played by a man in a dress.

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A well-manicured cozy office. There are desks facing each other, one far stage left and one right. In front of each desk there is a chair for a client to sit. Far right there is a back door. Up stage there is a fireplace, a large picture window that looks onto the street, and the main entrance door, left. There is a painting of an elderly man hanging above the fireplace mantle.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – getting a farce right is an art to build it to a ridiculous climax

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Like this play? Other farces for you to enjoy:

Lofty Larceny – a two act farce about a pretend diamond heist
The Mayhem Motel – Two act American farce about a hotel
The Rat Trap – large cast comedy farce

To be a Tree – play for children about the environment

play for children about the environment

TO BE A TREE – PLAY FOR CHILDREN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

In this one act play for children about the environment, author Matthew Konkel explores the fascinating realm that is a kid’s imagination. You see, Abby Greene is quite sure of herself. It is something common in fifth graders – and all children under twelve years of age: that unfailing confidence in themselves.

It’s easy to think others will think the same way you do. Abby learns that this isn’t always the case when she not only decides to be a tree when she grows up but also informs the world around her of this decision. She is of course mocked by her peers.  Through her adversity and resolve, Abby and her peers come to acknowledge the importance of both technology and the natural environment.

Abby knows why she wants to be a tree and when you learn her reasons you may just want to join her too. To Be a Tree is a one-act play meant to be performed by children, for children.

At what point did you put the childish things away for good? But more importantly, why?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Summit View Elementary – Waukesha, WI February, 2014

Author: Matthew Konkel

Type: One act children’s play

Genre: Play for children about the environment

Length: 55 minutes

Cast: 4F, 5M and 20 other kids in smaller roles

Ages of the actors: Primary school age

Suitable for: Children to act in and to watch

Set: Various locations in a school – gym class, outside, under a tree. All can be fairly easily accomplished with minimal scenery changes.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – words in script aimed at slightly older children say 9-12 years old.

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Like this play? Other plays for kids in primary school:

Molly and the Magic Phone – musical for kids
The adventures of Mojoe and Snow in Lochloosa
Hot Fudge Pickles – the musical for kids

Lemonade Gurus – one act comedy about clowns (ex clowns, actually)

comedy about clowns

LEMONADE GURUS – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT CLOWNS (EX CLOWNS ACTUALLY)

One act off the wall comedy about clowns, or rather,  two ex clowns who are trying to run a lemonade stand. It’s not the first business (or the second, or the third) that they’ve started, and failed at. Somehow, they just don’t have the talent for it. This time, though, they’re determined to make it work. However, they run into a spot of bother when it is discovered they’re trying to sell on somebody else’s turf. It’s a cut throat business, lemonade selling, as the two unwitting ex clowns are about to find out.

Other absurd comedy play scripts- Ratboy – failed superhero comedy script by James Hanson.

Author: James Hanson

Type: One act ten minute comedy

Genre: Comedy about clowns

Cast: 4M, 1F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: A lemonade stand on the side of a road.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the absurdism – the whole play is terribly absurd but it should be played with a straight face.

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Copyright © March 2018 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other off the wall comedies and of course, comedies with clowns.

Clown Car – a whodunit. With clowns
Murder in the Asylum – absurd whodunit script
He’s a Nervous Nellie – absurd comedy script about a nervous psychologist and a ballsy mother

Bertie – one act play for a cast of three

one act play for a cast of three

BERTIE – ONE ACT PLAY FOR A CAST OF THREE

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

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

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

Or is he…..?

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

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Thriller, drama

Type: One act play

Cast: Three – 2F, 1M

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

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

Length: Twenty minutes

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

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

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Like this play? Other thrillers for you to enjoy:

Don’t Knock – comedy thriller script about a guy holding a burglar hostage in his apartment
The Promise – drama thriller about an ordinary man and his sick wife. Or is she?
No ordinary man – an interview with a serial killer whose ulterior motives end up costing the detective dearly

This Seat’s Taken – one act romantic comedy about OCD

comedy about OCD

THIS SEAT’S TAKEN – ONE ACT ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT OCD

Every day, every single day, Leo gets up, washes up, gets dressed by pulling items of clothing from his wardrobe from day specific sections, heads to the library, selects one book and heads to the coffee shop where he reads and finishes the book, while enjoying their house brew in this comedy about OCD. This is his morning routine. This is what he knows and this is what he likes… or at least it’s what he thinks he likes. When Maya decides to join Leo for coffee, unexpectedly, one morning, Leo quite honestly has no idea what do with her. Putting his routine at risk is some random woman who offers him something besides the house brew to taste, asks him questions about his reading material he can do without and has the audacity to poke at his sanity, sense of adventure and tolerance for those things that throw him off. Nonetheless, Maya’s endearing (or determined) qualities result in the unlikely duo forming a bond close enough that she becomes a part of his schedule. Just as he gets comfortable with the idea of her being around she throws him for a loop when she asks him to accompany her to a play and one morning, Leo decides to buy the tickets…

The seat’s taken but by all means, let the eclectic, confused and curious looking woman take it.

Author: Lindsey Paulette

Type: One act romantic comedy

Genre: Comedy about OCD

Cast: 5M, 3F, 2N (but aside from the main two characters and thugs, gender can vary

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: 30 minutes

Set: A coffee shop and then a journey along a road to get tickets

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization as Leo gets thrust into a number of uncomfortable situations

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Copyright © March 2018 Lindsey Paulette and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

Is this seat taken? Award winning British one act about role playing
Wallflower house – romantic drama about agoraphobia
A Blind Date – two social misfits meet for a blind date!

Twisted Lucy Fans – one act dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans

Dark COMEDY ABOUT LUCILLE BALL FANS

TWISTED LUCY FANS – ONE ACT DARK COMEDY ABOUT LUCILLE BALL FANS

It’s 1989.  Lucille Ball, the iconic actress and star of “I Love Lucy” has just died. Italian-American (not that it matters… much) writer and prince of princes, Alex, is being interviewed for his contributions to gay culture and his work as a novelist in this dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans.  Though he’s not quite a successful author, who’s really, keenly, seriously keeping tabs on that point?

Enter (literally, into the interview) Todd,  Mike’s diva extraordinaire of a friend, who believes Mike is at most a sketchy if not at the least unreliable in his knowledge of everything gay and in particular the life and times of the gay goddess Lucille Ball. The young, straight and very handsome Kyle should be interviewing Todd instead, according to Todd. It seems, however, that all of  Alex’s associates, friends and brother Mike want in on the interview, and they take over the conversation.

Kyle bravely and patiently soldiers on through the frustrating, interesting and brutally honest telling of the nitty gritty of what, who and how a gay man exists in the world. It isn’t until a shocking scandal befalls the unsung author that Kyle realizes he just may have an exclusive on his hands. He also believes the scandal will catapult the romance novelist into a media sensation-which is guaranteed to increase the sales and interest of Alex’s novels!

Oh and then at some point when tensions could not get any higher the instigator of incest, overly-degenerate ‘degenerate’ and obvious source of ‘beastly’ desires amongst these men,  Mike,  finds a gun. Mike aims it at Alex’s newest (really new, even for him) lover Stefano. Someone gets shot… and it ain’t Stefano.

Read other scripts – Marvin’s Fetish – a tension filled gay drama for two actors by Sal Anzalone

Author: Sal Anzalone

Type:  Full length one act dark comedy

Genre: Dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans

Cast: Cast of eight 6M, 1F, 1 transgender.

Ages of the actors: All adult, Kyle should be young and well built.

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: One hour

Set: The spacious kitchen of the eccentric Rizzo household. It is Thursday, April 27, 1989—the morning after Lucille Ball’s death.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a dark comedy with characterization being fundamental

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Like this play? other similar scripts for you to enjoy:

Chicken, airbags and wors – one act South African gay comedy about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – comedy about the new man and the old ex
For Never, not always – when the groom dumps the bride at the altar – for the best man!

One Hot Knight – short comedy skit for 4 actors

short comedy skit for 4 actors

ONE HOT KNIGHT – SHORT COMEDY SKIT FOR 4 ACTORS

It’s not always easy being a knight. Slaying dragons, rescuing maidens – well, it’s all in a day’s work. But it’s all worth it when he gets the maiden in the end. Not the dragon. After accidentally slaying the maiden. You could call it a very steep learning curve in this short comedy skit for 4 actors….

Other skits – Disharmony commercial – short skit about a dating agency by best selling comedy writers Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Authors: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Skit, comedy

Genre: Short comedy skit for 4 actors

Cast: 4 – maiden, dragon, knight, narrator

Ages of the actors: Older kids up

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 3 minutes (1.5 pages in total)

Set: Anywhere – supposed to be outside dragon’s lair. PROPS: Knight’s tunic, sword, “dragon” head, hand mirror

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – fun easy short skit for all ages

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Like this play? Other skits and sketches you may enjoy:

Hell Froze over – comedy sketch about what happens to sports the day hell actually freezes over
My Little Mermaid – skit on the famous story – The Little Mermaid
Sunday in the park with Phil – true love knows no form!

The duck of the baskervilles – punful whodunit Sherlock Holmes play

whodunit sherlock holmes play

THE DUCK OF THE BASKERVILLES – PUNFUL WHODUNIT SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAY

Sir Oswald Baskerville has died in Mysterious Circumstances (a small village near his home). The doctor called in to pronounce him dead discovers a giant duck’s footprint on Sir Oswald’s chest and suspects fowl play. The heir to Sir Oswald’s estate may be in danger. The police are baffled. Shylock Casa, the famous insulting detective, and Watsonia, his assistant, are called in and they quickly solve the mystery and unmask the murderer in this whodunit Sherlock Holmes play. A Quacking good case!!

If you, like me share a love of terrible puns, this is the play for you.

Read other plays by playwright Tom Considine – The Three unwise men – a nativity spoof with a difference!

Author: Tom Considine

Type: One act crime play or spoof

Genre: Whodunit Sherlock Holmes play, comedy

Cast: 4M, 3F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: The whole family to watch and teens upward to perform.

Length: 15 minutes

Set: A lounge with a sofa and chairs and a small coffee table in front of the sofa at stage centre. A writing desk and chair against the wall on stage left centre. A door, stage right centre.  Many pictures, mainly family portraits. 

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – delivery of the lines and characterization

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Like this play? Other crime spoofs and short comedy crime scripts:

Ralph – a film noir cum Monty Python whodunit
Who you me someone bloody did it!!
Murder in the asylum – a theatre of the absurd script

Father – a one act comedy about a priest

one act comedy about a priest

FATHER – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT A PRIEST AND HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB

It is Father Daniel’s first day at St. Nicholas’ Parish and walking into his office, he has no idea what exactly he has been lead into by his no-nonsense secretary, Mrs Brubaker in this one act comedy about a priest. Within a minute of him trying to settle in, Father Daniel is visited by the Bishop himself in all his intimidating splendour. The Bishop politely asks (in other words, warns) Fr. Daniel’s to make use of his experience in public relations towards making the annual St. Nicholas Patronal Festival a success.

Fr. Daniel no doubt smells his placement at St. Nicholas as hanging in the balance of the Festival turning out splendidly or an event that is not an embarrassment to his holiness the Bishop. With his job threatened in the first few minutes of him starting it, the Father must ensure he impresses the Bishop and the Festival’s committee which has its own legacy to uphold. In one act, Father explores the best of church politics and the comedy behind what you may see as a serious confession.

A father’s work is never done….

Author: J. Mark Tiller

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about a priest

Cast: Main Characters – 7M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Sixty minutes

Set: Father Daniel’s office – cluttered with  a desk and chair and boxes for storage. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

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Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Jumping the league – comedy about a priest who wants to leave the priesthood
If God ate fried chicken – farcical comedy about a priest and nun going on a date to the local chicken joint
Church of Satan – religious satire scripts about finding the right church for your wedding

Final Conversations – play for drama school

play for drama school

FINAL CONVERSATIONS – PLAY FOR DRAMA SCHOOL

Final Conversations is about a Mother’s regret, wanting to roll back time to attain one perfect moment, one real conversation with her Son before he’s accidentally killed. The set up is simple: one day before school Mother suddenly “knows” that Son has an hour to live. With a “kitchen sink” approach, she attempts to change fate, using comedic often absurd methods to reach Son, none of which alters destiny or brings peace in this play for drama school.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
Final Conversations was nominated for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Competition at The Kennedy Center. It was produced by the Missouri State Theatre, Texas State University, Lab Theatre and The FronteraFest, at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas in 2017.

Read about playwright Rita Anderson. Read other plays by Rita – Early Liberty – a drama about a crumbling hotel

Author: Rita Anderson

Type: One act play, play for drama school

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, dramedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: A Mother (30’s-40’s) and her teenage son.

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A small kitchen and a front door

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a nice piece that challenges the actors as they have to be the same characters but in variety of moods over a short period of time. At time the play is humorous but there is always the underlying sadness of knowing the son will ultimately pass away that underlies the comedy.

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Like this play? Other poignant comedies:

Benny and Boris – ten minute poignant comedy for seniors
Some Unfinished Chaos – poignant comedy about a failing writer and his relationship with his protegee
Memory Palace – a poignant family drama surrounding the family home now being sold.