A puzzle for two – a philosophical play

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Two witty individuals in a void try to make sense of their selves and each other. They come across a cryptic message which they interpret as a calling, one which leads them to an outburst of discussion and debate about the meaning of most everything in this philosophical play.

As far as what we know, one thing is clear: there should be a fine line between reason and result, in every sense of those two words. That line, that definite line between cause and effect, seeing and
believing, mind and matter, that line informs the discussion between one and oneself in ”A Puzzle for Two.”

In one riveting, meditative session, the mind probes its consciousness and vice versa as person tries to understand itself in and out of its particular circumstances. It is a conversation unlike any other; necessary for the person, futile for both the mind and its self awareness and naturally, alive with

An experimental piece with questions and snark remarks. A brief snappy tale of two existentially hungry beings. One thought starts where the last one ended. This play is great for students of philosophy or for drama students who like a philosophical approach.

The question is the question itself.


Mountain View High School, CO, USA – 2018

Author: Niels Versavel

Genre: Philosophical Play

Type: One Act play

Length: 25 – 30 minutes

Main Characters: 1 M/F , OR 1 –M/F, 1 – M/F

Suitable for: Adults

Ages of the actors: Adult

Set: An empty stage. Black box theatre

Level of difficulty: 9/10 – keeping the focus of the audience.

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Like this play? Other existential plays for you to enjoy:

An empty chair – drama about a man who in in a coma and has to make life or death choices to decide his fate
A House Divided – a play about war
After the Pyre – male monologue


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