Stag – two-hander drama (poignant comedy) script for two actors

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Two Englishmen are out of place, out of time and dangerously low on vodka…

In this two-hander drama script,  two old friends, John and Davvo, stage a reunion after a lapse of 10 years in a hotel room in an East European city. John is on the brink of marriage while Davvo, his best man, has embraced a life of carefree debauchery.  They find the battered charm of the city they remembered has evaporated, replaced by rampant consumer capitalism and belligerent British stag-nighters. At the same time, they’re painfully aware of the death of their own youthful idealism and John’s ambivalence about his impending marriage.

Over the course of an evening, they probe each others’ insecurities, finally agreeing to spend a “lost weekend” together, during which their friendship is tested to crisis point.

The producer and playwright Giles Morris was inspired to write Stag when returning to a small ex-Soviet capital after 10 years and seeing that while the city had been transformed by globalization, the ex-pat community were largely unaltered.

‘Stag’ was produced at the Courtyard Theatre, London, in October 2011.

“A concoction of sharp humour and tension that challenges our ideas of romance and commitment, security and freedom. Both actors give excellent performances in a bold play that will leave you talking and thinking for many nights afterwards.”

Author: Joseph Hawkins

Genre: Two-hander drama script

Type: One act play

Length: Seventy minutes

Number of actors: Two, 2M. Voices offstage.

Ages of actors: Two men in their late thirties to early forties.

Suitable for: PG 14 (Language)

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – building a climax and tension between the two actors and it’s quite wordy.

Set:  A hotel room in a minor capital city in Eastern Europe. There are twin beds with a coffee table between them, and large, curtained windows to the rear. A television set, a cracked mirror, tumblers and an ashtray. Overall, the décor is extremely dilapidated, in Soviet style, with heavy floral patterns in brown, beige and red and cheap dark wood. Dim electric light.

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Cost is $7 for this digital play script

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Copyright  October 2013 Joseph Hawkins and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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