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The Visit – French drama plays

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THE VISIT – French Drama Plays

Catherine and Jean are awaiting the arrival of their son, Didier, who left the family home ten years ago. A curious couple who never cease to spy on each other, to destroy without ever really understanding each other. The memory of Catherine’s first husband, who died as a deportee, has poisoned their life. The return of Didier will exacerbate the situation: hurt, misunderstood, he too has accounts to settle …

The Visit has been performed in French  on 10 and 11 October 1992 at the St. Louis theatrical festival in France. Read more about playwright Denis Emorine.

Author: Denis Emorine

Genre: French Drama Plays

Type:One Act Play

Length: 45-50 minutes

Number of Actors: Three, 3 actors, 2 M (one older, one young), 1 F (older)

Ages of the actors: 1 young M and two middle aged to older parents

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A living room with photographs on the walls

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – it’s a heavy drama. to try to capture the nervousness and aggression and bring it to a climax

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Copyright December 2013 Denis Emorine and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Lies You Can’t Make Up – a drama script about JFK

 

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LIES YOU CAN’T MAKE UP – A DRAMA SCRIPT ABOUT JFK

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Two-to-eight actors portray galvanizing characters in this drama script about JFK, and who he was and what he represented. The play is non-linear with flashbacks and flash forwards.  The characters are taken from history of the twentieth century and various facts are put forward about their interactions with each other, some true and some fictional.  The real question is –  Which are facts and which are fiction?

At indicated times the characters speak as a unified voice, and may be considered a Greek chorus — which initiated fervent non-linear mantras and morality tales about the complexity and inherent corruption of giving birth and rebirth to democracy.

Read more about playwright James Kent.

Author: James Kent

Genre: Historical Drama

Type: Full length drama script about JFK

Length: 120 minutes, two hours.

Actors: Two to eight actors play a variety of characters from history

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Staging in a black box features a hierarchy of low, medium and high performance platforms. Perhaps intervals of fog suggest a non-place or, specifically, inside the human mind attuned to the American Experience.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – challenge lies in holding audience attention as most of the play is a conversation between characters in history.

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Copyright September 2013 James Kent and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Take a look at our other festival type plays

Abstinence Only – a one act sexual psychological drama
Family exercise – a short one act family drama in free verse
The Condition – a one act insane asylum piece
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Pigeons – a two-act drama about a potential millionaire

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PIGEONS – A TWO-ACT DRAMA PLAY

“Pigeons” is a two-act drama about a man named Lester, in his thirties, who is about to inherit a fortune left to him by his dead grandmother on the condition  that he is married before he is thirty five years old. Unfortunately, Lester is a recluse who dropped out of high school in his senior year after failing a course in English. He is completely obsessed with breeding a champion homing pigeon. He spends the better part of his days on the roof of his Philadelphia home with his pigeons.  Lester is supported by his sister, Sistine, a Catholic nun who supports him by bringing food everyday as otherwise he just wouldn’t cope.

Sistine decides to take the matter of Lester being married into her own hands. She brings home a single young woman who works as a clerk at the convent.

Lester has a problem in that he hasn’t kissed a female for years. We learn as the play progresses what caused this trauma in Lester’s life. The young woman’s mission is directed with the nun’s encouragement to get Lester over his phobia and become his wife.

The two-act drama play gets convoluted when a boyhood friend of Lester and his sister arrive in the second act. As the play progresses, we learn the Machiavellian reasons for the nun’s motivations.

“Pigeons,” was professionally produced at the “New World Theater” in Miami Beach a few years ago. It was also produced at several theaters in Baltimore/Annapolis as well as several dinner theaters.

Author: Lee Dorsey

Genre: Drama

Type:  Two (2) act play

Characters:  2M, 2F

Ages of actors: Late twenties to early forties

Length of play:  100 minutes

Suitable for: PG rated (sexual language and nuances)

Set:Moderate – there are two adjoining rooms – a lounge – dining room and next to that a small kitchen with a sink and gas stove.

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PIGEONS – A TWO-ACT DRAMA

This play is fully protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America, the British Empire, including the Dominion of Canada and all other countries of the Copyright Union and is subject to a royalty. All rights, including professional, amateur, motion pictures, recitation, public reading, radio broadcasting, television, and the rights of translation into foreign languages are strictly reserved.

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Off The Wall Plays – Online Play Publishers since 2010

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Off The Wall Plays is a  young, online publishing house whose aim is to attract quality playwrights with fresh, new ideas as opposed to our larger competitors.  We accept your plays free of charge. Off The Wall Plays will publish your play and get it out there for you. If your play sells, you will get 80% of the Royalties of each sale from the beginning.

Because Off The Wall Plays is a smaller publishing house, we have the resources and time it needs to get your play out there. We put a synopsis and sample of your your play on the front page of the website, when your play goes live, so it gets seen and not just filed into a genre with thousands of other plays. It stays in our top ten new plays for the next few months.We place a sample of your script on the website, not the full play so no one will be able to illegally use your work.

If your play sells well, we will add it to our “Best Sellers” list, automatically ranking it higher than ordinary plays, the price increases, and so do your Royalties. Plays bought to be used for a run or a season will also have license fees that will be paid by the organization that purchased the play, and 50% of those will go to the authors as well.

Once your play has been submitted, your play will be reviewed by our editor, who will contact you. Please have a look at our guidelines for submitting your play – by following these guidelines it will help your play sell.  We don’t mind correcting the odd typo, but plays with many spelling mistakes, missing punctuation marks and poor grammar will be sent back to the authors for correction before they can be considered for publishing, so please make sure yours is 100% first before you send it! We also try to get back to authors within a few days at most so they will know almost immediately that their script has been received and whether or not it will be published.

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Anna, alone – a one act drama script about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder

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ANNA ALONE –  a one act drama script about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder

Set in a psychologist’s office, Anna alone is a drama about a girl who has multiple personality disorder caused by physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother. The play deals with her confronting the issue of her mother’s death so that she can come to terms with who she is.

All the different ‘sides’ of Anna’s personality can be played by various different actresses – the interplay between them is the fascinating part of this one act drama script.

Anna alone performance history:

The Roial players, USA, 2016

Author: Cat Coxon

Genre: Drama

Type: One 1 act play

Length of Play: Twenty to twenty five minutes

Characters: 4F 1M

Ages of actors: 1 middle aged M, 2 young (teens to twenties), 2 any age.

Suitable for: 12 up

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – keeping the tension

Set: Simple – a psychologist’s office with a couch big enough for 3 people and a desk and chair for the doctor.

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Copyright Cat Coxon Off The Wall Plays April 2012

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Bourgeois Behavior – Gay stage plays – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

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Bourgeois Behavior – gay stage plays – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

When Roger’s lover, Geeque, gets fed up with Roger living a double life, and juggling his marriage to his wife with his full time affair with Geeque, he ends the affair. Roger’s marriage also falls apart, leaving Roger stranded, with nobody except his best friend Lance to stand by his side. One night, in a nightclub on July 4th, it happens – Roger comes face to face with both his wife, Anita and his ex lover, Geeque at the same club….

Read more about playwright Rico Smith.

Author: Rico Smith

Genre: Drama, gay stage plays

Type: 2 (two) act play, full length stage play

Characters: 5M, 1F

Ages of actors: 20-40s

Suitable for: PG 16

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – maintaining interest in the character’s lives

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Cost is $4

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Copyright Rico Smith Off The Wall Plays  April 2012

 

A Wolf by the Ears – Irish comedy script in one act

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A WOLF BY THE EARS – IRISH COMEDY SCRIPT

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When someone sets fire to Dinny Gallagher’s hay, Sergeant Marty McAteer needs to find a convenient culprit to blame. (Because, although it was an accident, Dinny Gallagher has always been “good” to the police) He decides to arrest the local Poet Hughie Doherty, because Doherty has always rubbed him up the wrong way, with his fancy rhymes that poke fun at people, and he needs to be taken down a peg or two. But it turns out that some real criminals are at large in the district….

Read about Irish playwright Mattie Lennon. Other plays by Mattie Lennon.

Author: Mattie Lennon

Genre: Irish comedy script

Type: One act play

Cast: 5M, 1F

Ages of actors: 20s to early forties

Length: 30 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – maintaining the feel and humor of the play

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Cost: $6 for this digital play script

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Copyright Mattie Lennon 2005 Off The Wall Plays

Like this play? Other one act comedies that we carry and YOU might like!

Odin and Christ – short comedy script for the non religious
Two cats, no dogs – award winning two hander comedy script
God’s visit – skit about when you say, ‘Oh God, and she appears

Extra Lessons – A Poignant Comedy play about student teacher relationships

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EXTRA LESSONS – A POIGNANT COMEDY PLAY ABOUT STUDENT TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS

When Jared’s friends dare him to kiss Miss Maya, their young and attractive English teacher, Jared takes the bet and enrolls in private extra lessons with Miss Maya in order to attain his goal. But he finds out that there is a lot more at stake than merely a kiss and that Miss Maya is, in herself, an insecure and vulnerable young woman. This play deals with the consequences of student teacher relationships in a sensitive manner. A play about student teacher relationships.

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Actors: 2M (teens 18 yrs), 4F (1 teen, 1 young attractive, 1 older teacher and the headmistress)

Genre: Poignant Comedy

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of actors: 3 teen, 1 twenties, 2 middle aged to older

Type: 1 act play

Set: A classroom setting and then an office setting.

Difficulty: 6/10 – making the characters believable

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Copyright March 2012 Jenny Schmidt Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Chatter – a romantic comedy script + a case of mistaken identity.

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CHATTER – ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

When a couple, Albert and Aimee meet and fall in love in a chatroom, they get engaged and plan to get married.  It seems too good to be true. Only thing is… they haven’t actually met in real life. So when Albert flies out from the UK to meet his true love, and borrows his brother’s mobile phone, things take an hilarious turn when the wrong people end up meeting each other!

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Author: Anton Krueger

Characters: 4F, 2M

Type: One, 1 act

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Suitable for: All Ages

Difficulty: 7/10 Technically challenging

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Cost: $7

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Copyright Anton Krueger 2008, Licensed by Dalro, South Africa.

 

 

The Devil Dances – a drama in one act

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When old men are victimized by young women, the Devil dances. The story follows the twisted sexual relationship between a doctor and a dying cancer patient. But in the end, who is using who?

Author:  Jack Moskovitz

Characters:   2 F thirties to forties, 1 M older

Type: 1,one act

Length:  48 minutes (1 act)

Genre:    Drama

Suitable for:  Adults

Difficulty:  8/10 Hard-hitting, fast paced, demanding set.

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Copyright Febuary 2012 Jack Moskovitz Off The Wall Play Publishers

Arcanum – One Act Comedy about Friends and Love

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 ARCANUM – one act comedy about friends and love

A group of friends that meet everyday for lunch in the park may prove to be a bit too much for the new guy at the office to handle, as they discuss everything from movies and food, to love and loss. This character driven comedy is sure to delight all those who enjoy good humor and wit in this one act comedy about friends and love.

Author: James Chisholm

Actors: 5M, 1F

Ages of Actors: Five in their 20s-30s, 1 older M tiny part few lines only

Genre: Comedy

Length: 20-25 minutes

Type: One Act Play

Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving a climax in the play

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – a park bench, dustbin, lamp post and a easel for ‘doc’

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Cost is $8

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You do love me, don’t you? A Scary Psycho Thriller in One Act – scary plays

SCARY PLAYS

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“YOU DO LOVE ME, DON’T YOU?” – A DARK COMEDY CUM SCARY PSYCHO THRILLER IN ONE ACT – scary plays

Peta-Ann brings the love of her life, Leon home to meet her family for the first time.   Her parents, Robert and Glenda are naturally skeptical about a boy Peta swears is “the one” when she has only known Leon for a few short weeks. Leon is everything a girl would dream of in a guy – polite, attentive and extremely loving towards Peta. So loving, in fact, that he doesn’t want anything to get in the way of their happiness…..

A new scary psycho thriller play by our award winning author, Claire Demmer, about really getting to know the man you love…………..before taking him home. The play starts off as a comedy, then depending on how it is directed, abruptly transitions into a psycho thriller or alternatively, a dark comedy.

Production History

The Franklin Players one act play festival – 2012
USA – 2016

Author: Claire Demmer

Characters: 5, (2M, 3F)

Ages of Actors: 2 middle aged, 2 twenties, 1 teen

Length: 35 minutes

Genre: Thriller,Dark Comedy, SCARY PLAYS

Type: One Act Play

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – achieving, building and maintaining tension through the play

Suitable for: PG 12

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Copyright December 2011 Claire Demmer Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde – short whodunits

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF CHRISTINE WILDE – SHORT WHODUNITS

In “The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde,” Lynn, an actress in her fifties, visits the home of Caryl, a current and famous star of the stage. They get to talking and the mysterious death of young Christine Wilde, when they were all young and in the theatre together many years ago, comes up. Who did kill Christine? And why would they do it?

This play is a nice period piece for two older and two younger women with a small male part. It was staged as part of the Franklin Players Festival in 2011.  Read more about playwright Lianne Gill.

Author: Lianne Gill

Characters: 5 (4F/1M)

Genre: Drama, short whodunits, One Act Play

Type: One Act Play

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 2F middle aged, 2F young 20″s, 1M young 20’s-30s

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Copyright December 2011 Lianne Gill Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

 

Boise, USA

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“Boise, USA,” is an historical drama based on the homosexuality scandal that took place in the fifties in Boise, Idaho and follows the lives of people both accused of homosexuality as well as those whose jobs it was to arrest and convict them.

BACKGROUND

The Boise homosexuality scandal refers to a sweeping investigation of a supposed “homosexual underground” in Boise, Idaho that started in 1955. Beginning with the arrest of three men in October 1955, the investigation broadened to encompass allegations that over 100 young men and teenage boys had been involved in sexual acts with a ring of adult homosexual men. By the time the investigation wound down in January 1957, some 1,500 people had been questioned, sixteen men faced charges, and fifteen of them were sentenced to terms ranging from probation to life in prison.”

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Author: Gene Franklin Smith

Characters: 8M, 2F

Genre: Historical Drama

Type: Full length Play in 2 acts

Length: 95 minutes

Suitable for: 16 yrs and over

Ages of actors: Older teen (2) to adult

Boise, USA was produced in 2008 by the Salem K Theatre Company at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles and in 2011 at the Fullerton Playwrights Festival.  The production was also featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Gene Franklin Smith has enjoyed a theatrical career in both Canada and the U.S.  His produced plays are: Boise, USA (2008), The Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles; Haunted Masters (2004) and More Haunted Masters (2005) (both at Spadina Historic House and Garden, Toronto); Transports of the Heart (2002); Charles Dickens’ Bleak House (2001); Devil’s Consort (1999), all produced at Write Act Repertory Company, of which he founded and served as Artistic Director; Rubicon (1997, The Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles; and in 1999, Wings Theatre, New York); Life Beneath the Roses, which has been performed in several regional theatres and in New York and was a finalist in the Great Platte River Playwrights Festival and Dayton Playhouse’s FutureFest and won Theatre Americana’s David James Ellis Memorial Award; Adults in Love (Lone Wolf Theatre, New York); Created Equal (John Houseman Theatre 2, New York).

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Copyright October 2011 Gene Franklin Smith

 

 

And All His Songs Were Sad – play about Sean McCarthy

AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD – PLAY ABOUT SEAN MCCARTHY

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AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD” follows the life and works of Irish songwriter Sean McCarthy. It is a drama following the life of this talented musician, who was inspired by the everyday people and events around him, and from these everyday people, created songs of beauty that will be sung for many years to come.

This play about Sean McCarthy was staged by the Pantagleize Theatre Group in Fort Worth, Texas in October 2010  and by the Superior Theatre Company, Douglas, Wisconsin in June 2011.

Author: Mattie Lennon

Characters:  4M, 2F (same characters, different ages)

Genre: Drama, Musical, play about  Sean McCarthy

Type: Full length Musical Stage Play

Length: 1-1.5 hours

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 1F young adolescent, 2M mid adolescent, rest adult

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Price: $6

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Copyright September 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers