Nothing to Die for – Play about Murder and Revenge



Tom is a struggling and unsuccessful playwright, with obsessive compulsive disorder, a condition that both helps and hinders him in his quest to write the perfect play script. His wife, Carla, bored and frustrated by his constant obsessiveness, has started having an affair with Tom’s best friend, Brad and believes he knows nothing about it.

Tom invites Brad over for dinner to share his new brilliant idea. The lovers plan on stealing some time away for themselves, until Tom reveals his idea. To help Tom finish his story, Tom, Carla, Brad and their neighbour, Nancy, who is friendly with the couple agree to act out his play, which deals with infidelity and ends in the murder of the philandering couple. However, as the play goes on, the characters in real life who are also guilty of the same sin begin to realise that the lines between reality and fiction and slowly blurring in Tom’s mind and that they are in very real danger.

A play that will have the audience will be holding their collective breaths on the edge of their seats.

Author: Michael Miller

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12

Length: 120 minutes – 2 hours

Set: In an immaculate modest house there is a dining area adjacent to the front room. The dining is RS and the front room is LS. The front room extends past the upstage wall of the dining area. Implied beyond the dining area’s upstage wall is the front porch. The front door opens from this unseen porch into the front room. In the left stage wall is the hallway opening. In the same wall, upstage of the hallway entry, is a narrow window. In the dining area is a small table and four chairs. A kitchen hatch sits against the upstage wall of this area.

In the right stage wall is a door. In the front room there is a small couch or love seat, with two comfortable chairs on either end of a small coffee table; other furnishings, a small end table, with a drawer, and lamp.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building tension to the end of the play

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © May 2019 Michael Miller and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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