LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP – ONE ACT SCIENCE FICTION PLAY
It’s an arsehole world we live in. You know it, I know it, Dee knows it. Dee knows it well enough for her to lose sleep over it. Pondering the injustices and outraged over the indelicacies of
the human spirit, her only question is ‘Why’?
Although he cannot answer for the world and what it has become, Dee’s dad takes it upon himself to explain why things could be worse and how humanity is not completely forsaken. It’s a story he knows all too well, one he has mulled over all his years since it first aggressively presented itself to him. It is a story that, like many others, is at its core, a lesson and ironically; the lesson was never intended for him.
This is the story: Once upon a time, a guy decided to play a practical joke in which a weird unearthly sound would terrify his wife, in order to cure her of her supernatural superstition. Only, little did he know that his joke would lead to another dimension altogether, a dimension dangerous and deadly. The only way out would be to retain his humanity.
The greatest story ever told, will be yours.
Read about playwright Pete Mesling
Author: Pete Mesling
Genre: One act play, science fiction
Type: One act play
Length: Thirty five minutes
Cast: Cast of eight to nine. 5F, 3M, 1N
Ages of the actors: One older child, one young woman, the rest adult to older.
Suitable for: Teen and adult actors. One child actress in the script, could be played by a young teen.
Slightly scary for young children to watch.
Set: Various – a porch, a bedroom, the cellar, another dimension. Can be staged in various locations on stage, with minimal furniture or at the director’s discretion.
Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes
Cost is $5.50 for this digital one act science fiction play
Copyright © March 2017 Pete Mesling and Off the Wall Play Publishers
Like this play? Other one act sci-fi and horror plays for you to enjoy:
An ordinary man – comedy about a guy who is tired of being a werewolf. Really tired.
Mister Hislop’s dating agency – just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you can’t date!
Starline 117 – a man is found waiting in an airport for a flight that will never come