Final Conversations – play for drama school

play for drama school


Final Conversations is about a Mother’s regret, wanting to roll back time to attain one perfect moment, one real conversation with her Son before he’s accidentally killed. The set up is simple: one day before school Mother suddenly “knows” that Son has an hour to live. With a “kitchen sink” approach, she attempts to change fate, using comedic often absurd methods to reach Son, none of which alters destiny or brings peace in this play for drama school.

An interview with playwright Rita Anderson about Final Conversations.

Final Conversations was nominated for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Competition at The Kennedy Center. It was produced by the Missouri State Theatre, Texas State University, Lab Theatre and The FronteraFest, at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas in 2017.


Illinois College, IL, USA – 2021

Read about playwright Rita Anderson. Read other plays by Rita – Early Liberty – a drama about a crumbling hotel

Author: Rita Anderson

Type: One act play, play for drama school

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, dramedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: A Mother (30’s-40’s) and her teenage son.

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A small kitchen and a front door

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a nice piece that challenges the actors as they have to be the same characters but in variety of moods over a short period of time. At time the play is humorous but there is always the underlying sadness of knowing the son will ultimately pass away that underlies the comedy.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $10 for this digital play script with a good production history

Cost is $15.50 for the printed script. Delivery time 7-10 working days.

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Copyright © February 2018 Rita Anderson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other poignant comedies:

Benny and Boris – ten minute poignant comedy for seniors
Some Unfinished Chaos – poignant comedy about a failing writer and his relationship with his protegee
Memory Palace – a poignant family drama surrounding the family home now being sold.

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