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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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Cost is $8

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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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THE SIMPLE HARD – SOUTH AFRICAN  DRAMA PLAYS

South African Drama Plays –  In ‘The Simple Hard, ‘ Bheksisa is disowned by his Stepfather, Mike and his mother, Masi, he is told to leave the house in the middle of the night.  He is told that he has dishonoured the family name and brought shame to Mike, who is the head of his church, because he slept with his girlfriend, Thato, making her pregnant, but becoming HIV positive at the same time.  Bheksisa is told that he now has ‘dirty blood’ and to leave and to never come back.

In anger, Bheksisa confronts his girlfriend, Thato and breaks up with her, even though Thato swears that he was the only one and she has no idea how she could be HIV positive. After he has gone, she takes her own life in despair.

A heartbroken, guilt ridden Bheksisa leaves his home and drowns his sorrows in beer.  But he does not know that he has been framed and that his Stepfather, Mike has had the tests forged. Mike is blackmailing Bheksisa’s mother, Masi, to keep her quiet and to keep Bheksisa alive, because she has found out that Mike, who is the leader of his congregation is not the good person everybody thinks he is and he is dealing in human body parts and using them for Muti.

When Mike is arrested, Masi seeks Bheksisa out to try to make things right with him.

The author will allow workshopping of the play. This play has been performed at the SANTCA play festival. Julius Radebe has won many awards locally, in South Africa at national play festivals for his work, including “Best Ensemble production” at the recent Franklin Players festival, 2012.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa – 2017

Author: Bheki Julius Radebe

Genre: South African Township drama

Type: One act play, full length

Length: Ninety minutes

Actors:  4M, 3F

Ages of actors:  2 middle aged to older middle aged, 5 in their twenties

Suitable for: PG 14

Set: Simple – can be improvised with a few chairs which change position with scene changes

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – keeping the focus of the audience in this long one act play

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Cost is $6

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