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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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Cost is $10 for this digital award winning British play

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Crossword

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

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Is this seat taken – Award Winning British one act script

British one act script

IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? AWARD WINNING BRITISH ONE ACT SCRIPT

“Acting is attracting” (as said by Jack McFarland) is a statement that Laura and Will believe is their only shot at rekindling the dead flame of what used to be their marriage in this British one act script.

After fourteen years of trying to make it work, Will suggests role playing which Laura agrees to only because she loves him. After all, without the element of love at the centre of the effort they have both made to stay together, Will and Laura would have nothing.

Coincidentally, or maybe not by coincidence at all, in their eventful (and somewhat disastrous) night of role playing they encounter an unmarried couple doing the same thing. Through their meeting with Andy and Carrie, Laura and Will are faced with the reality that
there may very well be one right way to role play (or be married?) and their way might not be it. The odds become favourable for the married couple when the unmarried couple’s experienced role playing backfires randomly, teaching Will and Laura the most valuable lesson of all: you cannot build on anything which was built on nothing to begin with.

‘Is This Seat Taken?’ won Best New Play at the 2015 Welwyn Drama Festival.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Service Players, Isle of Man,  UK, 2017
Infinite Imagination, Alberta, Canada – 2017

 

Author: Sean Baker

Genre: Romance

Type: British one act script

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 40 minutes

Set: A hotel bar, with tables and bar stools

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

Read a Sample of the Script





Cost is $10 for this award winning script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Is this seat taken?

Copyright © April 2016 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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