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The Simple Hard – South African drama plays

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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 Simple Hard ‘ is the first in a series of South African Drama Plays by local writers that we will be running.  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.

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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Copyright August 2012 B.J. Radebe Off The Wall Plays

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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.

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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
Dublin Institute of Technology, 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

Like this play? Other plays like it:

Someone to Remember – teen one act about dealing with suicide
Friends and Family – about the friendship between two pairs of teenage siblings who have had a lot to deal with growing up
Finding my root – South African monologue about a young women growing up in the townships

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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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

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.

 

 

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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You do love me, don’t you? A Scary Psycho Thriller in One Act – 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, Roosevelt Park – 2012
Texas A & M University, USA – 2016
Toele High School, Utah,USA – 2016
Miami, Florida, USA – 2016
Windham High School, Maine, USA – 2016
National University of Singapore, Singapore – 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

 

Jack Masterson and the Case of Absurdity – a two act teen farce

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JACK MASTERSON AND THE CASE OF ABSURDITY – A TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

In this two act farce, Jack Masterson has just started a private detective agency with his friend Lisa and they are awaiting their first case when Miss Lovely walks through their door in need of assistance.  It seems that a priceless family heirloom of Miss Lovely’s has gone missing and she needs Jack to find it for her.  Jack gladly accepts the case and starts by checking out the scene of the crime and questions Miss Lovely’s maid, Yvette and her obnoxious neighbor Sandra Moody.

Jack comes to the conclusion that his old nemesis, Professor D. Veous must have some information on the whereabouts of the missing heirloom.  While Jack goes off to question the Professor at his headquarters underneath the local Happy Hamburger Hut, Lisa goes down to Club Shady to question some of the local thugs about the theft.  While there she runs into Jack’s biggest rival Detective O’Malley who decides to help her out questioning the criminal element.  What heirloom could possibly worth so much trouble?  With three different endings it could be anything!!!

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 18 (12F/6M)

Genre: Comedy, Two act Farce, TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

Type: Full Length Stage Play in 2 acts

Length: 90 Minutes

Suitable for: Any ages

Ages of Actors: Teen and Up

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a Summer Youth Play.  It was also nominated for Best Original Writing in 2002 by the Desert Theatre League of Palm Springs.

Michael Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years and has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001.

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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 in this play about Sean McCarthy.

This play 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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Copyright September 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other biographies you may enjoy:

The Serpent Under it – a play about a medium in world war two who was tried as a witch
Lies you can’t make up – play about JFK, his life, loves and death
Frida and Diego – play about the life of tempestuous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

2093 – An action packed sci-fi screenplay

 

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Psy, an assassin with specially amplified mind powers, is hired to take out the leader of a giant Japanese corporation, Cyber Technologies Corporation. When he gets there, Kyosuke Yamatora is already dead and the police are hot on his trail…

An action packed sci-fi script set in a world not too far removed from our own.

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 3M, 2F main

Genre: Sci Fi, Action

Type: Screenplay

Length: 2 hours

Suitable For: All Ages

Ages of Actors: Twenties up

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Price: $30

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Luke Warm – a bizarre one act “superhero beats villain” comedy script

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LUKE WARM – SUPERHERO COMEDY SCRIPT

WARNING: MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS

In this superhero comedy script,  Luke Warm (Crime Fighting Machine) and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Mike
Alpha November), have been tasked with thwarting the diabolical villain Canto Knees, and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Vanilla Sheik), before they destroy the southern hemisphere with a giant laser cannon. They are assisted by Little Miss Buffet
(Private Dick), a black sidekick housekeeper (Mavis), and an Extra. Featuring Russians, cuckoo clocks and a speech impediment, Luke Warm will make your nose bleed in this superhero comedy script.

Author:Brett Baxter

Characters: 2M, 2F, 2N, 1 extra

Genre: Superhero comedy script

Length: 25 Minutes

Ages of Performers: Twenties Up

Suitable For: PG advised – contains some offensive content

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – getting stereotyping correct

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Copyright August 2011  Brett Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Naked – a One Act Romantic Comedy Play about the Pitfalls of Internet Dating

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NAKED – One act romantic comedy Play about the Pitfalls of Internet Dating!

Once upon a time two people met on the internet. Only… they really wanted to impress each other…and so…they embellished… a little. And then they met at a coffee shop. This is the play about meeting that special someone you haven’t quite told the whole truth to.  A nice two-hander, one act festival play for stage.

‘Naked’ won best runner up play in the Franklin Players festival of one act plays in April 2012 as well as best actor and best set.

Production History

Franklin and Friends Festival, Roosevelt Park, South Africa 2012
EADS festival, Edenvale, South Africa, 2012
Pine Tree Players, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, 2016

Author: Morley Shulman

Characters: 1M, 1F

Genre: One act Romantic Comedy play

Suitable For: PG 14

Ages of Actors: Late 20’s up

Type: One Act Festival Play

Length: 20 Minutes

Set: Simple – a coffee shop

Read more about playwright Morley Shulman. Other full length comedies by Morley Shulman. Other one act dramas by Morley Shulman.

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Like this play?  Have a look at some of our other one act comedies:

A Blind Date – a best selling one act comedy about two misfits who go on a blind date
My Middle Name is ‘Angry’ – a two-hander one act comedy for two women
Stirred, not shaken – an award winning one act black comedy
The Window – a one act play about marriage (and windows)

101 Ways to Dump Someone in Five Minutes – five minute comedy skit

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101 Ways to Dump Someone in Five Minutes – five minute comedy skit

When you want to break up with someone, and they just don’t get it, how do you do it? A short skit for everyone who has ever dumped or been dumped by that idiot they once liked.

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Author: Damien Darr

Characters: 1M, 1F

Length: 5 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Performers: Teens to early twenties

Level of Difficulty: 5/10

Type: Comedy Skit – One Act

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Price $6.50

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

The Gold Locket – a one act drama for stage

The Gold Locket – A One Act Drama for Stage

 

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What would  you do if you found out that your father had had an affair while your late mother was alive? And then you start to unravel even more skeletons in the family closet…

This is a family saga of a dysfunctional family and a portrait of the generation gap that exists in every family.

Winner of “Best Original Script” in 2011 Franklin Festival.

Author: Ana Holmes

Characters: 1M, 7F

Ages of Performers: 2 40′s up, 2 adult, 4 children to young teens

Suitable for: All Ages

Genre: Drama

Length of Play:25-30 minutes

Type: One Act Festival Play

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Copyright Ana Holmes August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

Ad Hoc – A Comedy in Three Acts (with a hint of romance)

 Ad Hoc – A Comedy  in Three Acts (with a hint of romance)

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In this comedy in three acts…..Meet Malcolm – feigning work in an advertising agency when he is, in fact, writing a play, also set in an ad agency, in which the characters are becoming more real to him than his own life. He can think of nothing else, not even his partner Charley, who’d give anything if Malcolm knew the color of her eyes. Instead, she spends her days getting him out of trouble whilst he works on his masterpiece. When Malcolm loses his job, and moves to another agency, he finds that the characters in his play are a little more real than even he thought possible in this comedy in three acts…

Read more about author Morley Shulman

Other comedies by Morley Shulman

Author: Morley Shulman

Characters: 9M, 3F

Genre: Romantic Comedy in three acts

Length:  2-2.5 hours

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 (making characters believable as it is a play within a play)

Suitable for: All ages

Ages of Performers: Mid twenties up to late Forties

Set: Typical ad agency office with a desk and papers, a computer and an office door

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers