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Burn – Psychological thriller Script

psychological thriller script

BURN – PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SCRIPT

In this psychological thriller, Robert, Samira and David are awaiting the arrival of a recently departed friend’s daughter, Eve. Although insure of the reason for her request to meet, they are prepared to welcome her with warm and open arms.  They all have history. Eve’s father, Paul, was a famous horror writer, as was Robert’s wife who went missing about six years ago, vanishing without a trace. Much to everyone’s concern, the mysterious Eve seems to know a lot about Tara’s disappearance and her comments and questions cause great unease. Just as Robert, Samira and David realize there is something undeniably eerie about Eve, she insists on telling a ghost story. A story filled with secrets of Robert’s past.

Eve couldn’t have lead the man to his downfall unless he was already on his way.

Read more about Burn on its website.

Burn premiered at The Gladstone, Ottawa, on August 19th, 2017.

“A highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments.”
Allan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa

” Burn is an entertaining and often compelling puzzle, and Patrick Truelove’s Sidekick Players production, built around a commanding central performance, gives full value to the play’s cleverness and intricacy. We really want to find out who did what to whom.”

“To understand and appreciate the ending, we need to be able to follow along the circuitous garden path down which the playwright takes us. And that we do, to the bitter, poetically just end. “

– Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays/Vancouver Sun


“fabulous night of storytelling at Dartmouth Players’ Sawmill Theatre last night! Amazing ensemble cast, it was so much fun to watch their collective mood shift as the mystery builds and the plot twists”

– JC Douglas, C100 Radio morning show Halifax

Author: John Muggleton

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Tense Drama, Psychological Thriller Script

Cast: 2M 2F (plus voiceovers/recordings of two deceased people 1M 1F)

Ages of the actors: Three in their forties, one in her twenties

Suitable for: Adults to watch and perform

Length: 110 minutes (almost 2 hours)

Set: Robert’s loft apartment

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building tension is fundamental to the play in this Thriller-Drama script

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Copyright © 2017 John Muggleton

Like this play? Other tense thrillers and dramas for you to enjoy:

Baggage Claim – British drama script about a duffel bag containing either money. Or death
Lonely Birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller script
Scream – One act Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller

Ooze Monster – Drama about Mental Illness

drama about mental illness

OOZE MONSTER – DRAMA ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

It came to him in a terrible dream at first. A black ooze monster that was, somehow, strangely familiar. A monstrous version of himself. Then, it never left. An evil twin.  His twin. He didn’t know what to do with it.  But when a mysterious group came looking for it, he chose to protect his ‘evil twin’ because he needed to find out what it all meant in this drama about mental illness.

Then he asked another person to see it. It hurt him when she saw it. Not like any other physical assault but as though it felt pain and so it hurt him.

Once there’s a monster inside, do you choose to become it? Is there even a choice? Unleashing the madness within…

Author: Simon Parker

Type: Three act play

Genre: Drama, horror

Cast: Mains 1M 1F. Full cast 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Twenty to forty something years old

Suitable for: Adults to act in and watch

Length: Eighty minutes

Set: An apartment. The monster is in the bathroom

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the monster can be created in many ways which could be quite interesting

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Copyright © 2018 Simon Kyle Parker

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:

First to see the lights go on – drama about post natal depression
On How to accommodate Marlo’s frying pan – one act comedy about a frying pan dependence
Taken to tusk – one act about a girl who believes she’s an elephant and the con artist who encourages it

THE EATER OF DREAMS – short one act drama for two actors

THE EATER OF DREAMS – SHORT DRAMA FOR TWO ACTORS

It is a true test of bravery, no? To lay your head on a pillow, close your eyes and succumb. Not knowing where you’ll end up or if you’ll wake up… In The Eater of Dreams, a short drama for two actors, Mika faces his greatest enemy or the worthiest of adversaries in Makanaka, The Eater of Dreams. Makanaka wants justice for his children, the shadows, who complained to him about Mika chasing them away. And Mika had his reasons. The shadows are an unpleasant sight, when one is contemplating your own impending slumber. Peace is needed before one’s rest. Sadly, peace is forfeited when the Eater of Dreams pays you a visit. Sometimes a life can be forfeit as well…

The Eater of Dreams, talks of equality, the common notion that children are only birthed by females, cared for by females. The Eater of Dreams, adds life to non-living beings, the light and shadows around us that we are ever so ignorant about. You wouldn’t believe the things that go on while you sleep.

Note: This play is written with Asian actors in mind, and the language used in the play follows that. However, the concept is universal and non Asian actors would also benefit from the script with local language used.

Author: Elancharan Gunasekaran

Type: Short one act drama

Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Cast: 2M (one may be transgender male/female)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults only – language

Length: Seven minutes

Set: Mika’s bedroom at night.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the genre of drama mixed with horror – actors need to hold the audience’s attention

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Copyright © May 2019 Elancharan Gunasekaran and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that explore the metaphysical realm:

A Puzzle for Two – a philosophical play
Lovely, dark and deep – sci-fi play about a journey to an alternate reality
Becoming disappeared – eerie sci-fi

Nothing to Die for – Play about Murder and Revenge (dark comedy/drama)

PLAY ABOUT MURDER AND REVENGE

NOTHING TO DIE FOR – PLAY ABOUT MURDER AND REVENGE

Tom is a struggling writer who’s facing a prolonged spell of writer’s block. His frustrations have exaggerated his obsessive-compulsive disorder, and both have exasperated his wife, Carla.  Carla, not given to wallowing in self-pity, has taken Tom’s best friend, Brad, as a lover. Brad, an aspiring actor, has been quite willing to play the part in this play about murder and revenge. 

When Tom’s writer’s block appears to give way, Tom invites Brad over to share an inspired idea he has for a play. The lovers then plan to steal some time for themselves, with the unwitting, but quite willing help, of their new neighbor, Nancy Chapman, a desperate divorcee.  

When Tom’s idea for a play turns out to be one that so closely mirrors the reality of Carla and Brad’s affair, they begin a long night, of acting parts of the play out to help Tom with his writing,  while wondering if they’ve been caught, or worse are about to be killed. The lovers never seem to agree on what is going on in Tom’s mind, except they’re both certain Tom would never get blood on the carpet!

Author: Michael Miller

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama, or played as a dark comedy, a “Will he do it?”

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

Like this play? Others like it:

The Play’s the thing – one act play about staging the perfect murder
Prelude to Murder. British Whodunit. Convicted of a crime that didn’t happen…
Crossword – a one act play about murder and not really knowing that nice boy who helps you out with your groceries

All There is – British one act drama script

British one act drama script


ALL THERE IS – BRITISH ONE ACT DRAMA SCRIPT

Before Frank loses the last shreds of his mind, he plans on escaping from Cherry Blossom Residential Care Home. Before Frank does anything crazy, Jeremy, his only son, wants to get hold of his inheritance. Jeremy has some big plans with the money he believes is rightfully his. The problem is, so does Frank in this British one act drama script.

In All There Is, Jeremy wants access to the money his father has locked away in order to move him to a nicer senior residence. In return, Frank’s son needs five grand to get his band started up again. Wonky or not, old or young, when it comes to money it’s never just about the money. Frank is wary. How could he not be? Between father and son it’s never linear. A poor approach to give and take is the result of a strained relationship where a common understanding has never existed.

Like father, like son….

Other plays by Joseph HawkinsLove is a Stranger – script about transgender love

Author: Joseph Hawkins

Type: One act play

Genre: British one act drama script

Cast: 2M

Ages of the actors: 70’s and 30’s

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and teens up to watch

Length: Forty to Fifty minutes

Set: The Cherry Blossom Residential Care Home in Peckham, South East London. Frank’s room. Decorated innocuously with a view out onto a garden. Two armchairs, an imposing bureau, a coffee table, a single bed, various medical contraptions, a record player, a TV, a phone. On the wall is a black and white poster of Charlie Parker and a Malay wavy-bladed ceremonial dagger over the bureau.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the interaction between the two characters should build

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Like this play? Others like it:

Choice – hard hitting British drama about child prostitution
Holiday island – British comedy-drama about typical holidaymakers
Waiting for John – one act drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

On the Rebound – drama script for the over sixties

drama script for the over sixties

ON THE REBOUND – DRAMA SCRIPT FOR THE OVER SIXTIES

When you’re 77 years old, could lose a few pounds and have no companions except for your 69 year old caregiver whom you have no romantic inclination towards, it’s all about possibilities in this drama script for the over sixties. For Will, it’s the prospect of his journey nearing its end that drives him into the arms of Joan, whom until recently, he found annoying.

Tom, at first, encourages the twosome to get to know each other better. Joan comes in handy when Tom is out trying to find a life of his own. But when Will decides he wants Joan to move in, Tom is outraged. After all he’s done for the old fart! It’s ridiculous and at his age! Where does it leave Tom? Right where he began and as for Will, still holding out for possibilities.

Well – if you’re living, you might as well be still alive.

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, romance

Cast: 2M, 1F

Ages of the actors: All over sixty years of age

Suitable for: All ages to watch, adults up to perform

Length: Thirty five minutes

Set: The action throughout the drama takes place in an old, tired combined dining and sitting room of a 2-bedroom house in South London owned by Will, who bought it when he retired from his work as an Office Manager.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – two characters who know each other very well should show this relationship on stage

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Copyright © April 2019 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

X’s and O’s – 5 minute comedy sketch for seniors
A Walk in the Park – 5 minute romantic drama for seniors
A Love,never forgotten – one act poignant comedy for seniors

Parallelodram two – fifteen minute drama script

fifteen minute drama script

PARALLELODRAM TWO – FIFTEEN MINUTE DRAMA SCRIPT

The Smiths are off to celebrate Mrs Smith’s birthday by seeing a play tonight. Incidentally their (physically) really close neighbours, the Smithsons, are celebrating John’s birthday with a trip to a show as well. The two families mirror each other through an imaginary wall centre stage. They’re both going to watch the same play, and in the beginning all the action on both sides of the stage is synchronized in this fifteen minute drama script.

Both families discuss the events of the night ahead. Simply put, the Smiths know what to expect and the Smithsons don’t. When both twelve year old boys show a reluctance to go to watch the play, the play takes an abrupt turn and the two families diverge. This short drama explores how two similar yet different families engage with each other as the question of nature and nurture is brought into the mix.

Author: Nicholas Richards

Type: One act play

Length: Fifteen minute drama script

Genre: Drama

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four adult parents, two twelve year old boys

Suitable for: All ages to watch.

Set: Two front hallways mirror-imaged down the middle of the stage. The furniture is also mirrored. There is a small table and chair at each side, and chairs back-to-back centre stage with a gap where we are to imagine the division between the houses. On the ‘dividing wall’ there are to be imagined mirrors. There could also be umbrella-stands or hat-stands. The actors enter from Upstage as if coming down from upstairs.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting the mirror imaging needed so that the two families synchronize. Will need practice.

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Copyright © April 2019 Nicholas Richards and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that also explore the concepts of the fourth wall and philosophy:

A Puzzle for Two – a philisophical play
Sindication – a one act that is a commentary of society by breaking the fourth wall.
The Mirror – a collection of comic and dramatic short plays that follow the journey of a mirror through people’s lives

Sindication – American one act play that breaks the fourth wall

American one act play

SINDICATION – AMERICAN ONE ACT PLAY THAT BREAKS THE FOURTH WALL

 

This experimental, short comic drama is a thought-provoking, Ionescu-like political play that mars the line between Man and Media. The fourth wall becomes especially dynamic in this amusing drama, in its role as a television screen, flashing across the eager, dumbed-down faces of a seemingly typical American family waiting for dinner, on a Sunday, after church in a small town we’re all somehow familiar with. Here they sit, this seemingly typical American family, each making wild accusations about the audience—who unwittingly takes on the role of the Media in all its forms—as this family tries, like they do every Sunday, to talk to each other by talking about everything else in this American one act play that breaks the fourth wall.

Sindication was an Official Finalist at the 2018 Manhattan Downtown Urban Arts Festival.

Author: T.K. Lee

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, satire depending on how it is played

Cast: 2M 2F and four voices 2F 1N

Ages of the actors: The four mains are middle aged and old and the voiced vary from a young girl’s to an adult reporter and an old woman

Suitable for: Older teens up to watch and perform. This play is an ideal play for drama students as it explores the concept of the Fourth Wall. 

Length: Fifteen to Twenty minutes

Set: A den with couch, recliner, and rocking chair. Dressed as any typical, southern, middle-class household might appear. Though we do not see an actual TV, the lighting should have the effect of a flashing TV screen of any nondescript channels across their faces.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – showing the detachment of the characters to the sometimes awful events they describe which mirror everyday life. 

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Copyright © March 2019 T.K. Lee and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:


Shadow Government – American political drama/thriller
Dislocations – a drama about an African American man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Final Conversations – award winning drama about a mother and son’s final conversations

The memory jar – AMERICAN DRAMA play

American drama play

THE MEMORY JAR – AMERICAN DRAMA PLAY

Like any family matriarch, Cassandra Barrett sometimes knows things her three kids and her husband, Christopher, may not. It’s the job of a mother to know things about them, things about herself. Things best left to the last minute, to blurt out and have the fast approaching reality concerning this or that, cushion the blow. In this two act drama, a few weeks after Thanksgiving, the Barrett kids will be paying their parents another visit. Alan, the somewhat spoilt baby, Alexandra, the neurotic daughter and Arthur, the very reserved, eldest son, impending visit is suspicious to Christopher and his suspicions fall squarely on Cassandra in this American drama play. It’s a reunion that may never happen with the entire family again and Alexandra is determined to make it count. She suggests a memory jar that the family can work on to make a record of the best times they shared together as a unit. With the hospitalization of Christopher smack in the middle of the reunion, a memory jar might not be such a bad idea.

A story of loss and how to prepare for it.

“The Memory Jar,” was produced by Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California, in 2012.

Author: Kurt Schauppner

Type: Two-act play

Genre: American Drama play

Cast: 5M, 3F

Ages of the actors: All adult, the youngest in his twenties. The rest are each a decade apart with the eldest actor in their eighties.

Suitable for : All ages to watch but written for adults. Adults to perform.

Length: Two and a half hours

Set: The kitchen/family room of the Barrett family home in Deseret Valley. A small dining room table and chairs dominate the center of the room. To stage left sits a refrigerator, sink and stove. A window over the sink looks out over a desert garden. There is a frying pan on the stove. Next to the sink a strainer holds some dishes, including a cereal bowl, some silverware and the pieces of an old-fashioned coffee percolator. To stage right is a doorway leading to bedrooms. Upstage is a front door. To the left and right of the door are cabinets. The cabinet to the right is decorated with souvenir plates from around the country. The cabinet to the left is covered with Barrett family photos. A ceiling fan spins slowly overhead. A hat rack directly left of the front door holds several trucker caps. There is a cordless phone on the table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – portraying the real raw emotion involved with a family death.

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Copyright © March 2019 Kurt Schauppner and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

Check Off in the Sun – family drama script
The Appointment with God – when you receive that final phone call
Waiting for John – drama about losing a son

Waiting for John – drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

WAITING FOR JOHN – DRAMA ABOUT A FAMILY TORN APART BY A SON’S DEATH

Fred has a son called John. He’s all grown up now, but still a good lad. Fred and John spend hours together, but what they like to do best is watch the stars, naming all the constellations. Today Fred is getting the tea ready for John and his wife, Edith. He likes to do this whilst he’s waiting for John. He should be home soon. Any minute now.
Edith had a son called John. He isn’t coming home, not ever again. Not since he got in that car. But she’ll wait as well, wait for her husband to come back to her. A drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death.

Waiting for John won best play in the 2018 Franklin and Friends one act play festival in Roosevelt Park.

Author: Spencer Rowley

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

Cast: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors: Mains: middle aged up. Nurse: Any adult age

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform.

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The set is quite simple; no walls or doors, except for a shelf which splits the stage centrally into two parts left and right, and which can be accessed by either character. The shelf is otherwise see-through and must be designed in such a way that it does not affect the audience’ concentration or view. Each character has a chair (Edith’s is a rocking chair). Fred has a trunk containing toys or mementos of his son. Each side has a tea-making facility with kettle/cups/etc., and a small side-table. Each side table has a framed photograph of John, placed so that the audience can see. In the picture John is a young man/teenager.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – simple character portrayal is the essence of this award winning play

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Copyright © March 2019 Spencer Rowley and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas you may enjoy:

Daughter like you – family drama about a couple trying to cope with losing a young child
Love, Norman. Norman is about to take his life when his family arrives with an unusual request
Memory Palace – poignant drama surrounding the life of a family as they sell their home

Happy Wife – a drama about infidelity

drama about infidelity

HAPPY WIFE – A DRAMA ABOUT INFIDELITY AND NARCISSISM

What if you discovered on your wedding day that your husband wasn’t the man you thought he was? What if you discovered he loved another and that on your very wedding day they were together. Would you say nothing? Would you leave him? Or would you make him pay and ruin his life? It may not be the right thing to do, but it’s exactly what Nadine decides to do to Rashad, her new husband. Until one final day it all comes to a head in this drama about infidelity and narcissism.

Read other plays – Out on a date – short comedy about social media by American playwright Demarquis Johnson

Author: Pepper Chambers

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about infidelity

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A hotel room and then the kitchen in their family home

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – wordy dialogue

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Copyright © February 2019 Pepper Chambers and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about infidelity and being in love with another person on your wedding day:

The best Policy – when your husband dies, and you find an engagement ring in his pocket
For Never, not always – when your wedding is broken up by the best man. Because he’s in love with your husband to be!
What happens in the sky – a drama about a suspected infidelity and what suspicions can do to a marriage

The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – Children’s play about being different

children's play about being different

THE GIRL IN THE LAVENDER GLASSES – CHILDREN’S PLAY ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT

Like any other little girl, Marion wanted to go to school, play with her friends and be a kid. For ten months these little things that sometimes go unappreciated, became completely off-limits to Marion when she was hospitalised due to a rare eye condition. Dr Williams had the child’s eyes bandaged completely for her time in the hospital and she had no existence beyond the doors of her hospital bed in this children’s play about being different.

One day, Marion’s parents and Marion herself were presented with a donation of night eye glasses to help her see in her everyday life. She would get back to her normal routine before the hospitalisation. Marion’s story then began again and ended where her new world took shape and in three acts, this drama shows that the ones amoungst us who are scorned for being different, are magic.

She was a friend, she was a daughter, she was a girl, and she was a hero.

Author: John Zurn

Type: Children’s play about being different

Genre: Children’s drama

Cast: 10F, 11M, 6-10N. Mains: 2 – M, 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: Children up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Doctor’s Office, her school, a restaurant, library, the family home, the playground, a house. Scene changes can be simple, to indicate basic changes , like a chair and tables moving round.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control and scene changes

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Copyright © February 2019 John Zurn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids dealing with social issues and bullying.

In tents – one act play about bullying
Molly and the Magic Phone – musical play for children
The Christmas Ghosts – modern Scrooge play for kids

Strange Bedfellows – Script about the American War of Independence

script about the American war of independence

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS – SCRIPT ABOUT THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

In a war there are more than just the men in the firing line. There are the superiors who risk their lives, to some extent, as well. The women, who must continue on with the lives their men left behind, the frustrated people who support neither warring faction and prefer to remain neutral and the men who are influenced by all of the above, who make the vital decisions that could change the face of the war. Lawyers, polymaths, inventors and… revolutionaries. A word that goes beyond ‘politician’. A word fitting to the three men that would play a role in the American Revolution in this script about the American war of Independence.

In three acts, Strange Bedfellows, documents a moment in time of the lives of Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge and John Adams, who spent the night at a somewhat grotty tavern in New Jersey. Franklin brought with him his sense of humour, penchant for libations, ill-health in old age and a journal. Adams; his wife, Abigail’s, spirit, a staid disposition, passion and outrage at Franklin’s lack of etiquette. Rutledge; his cynicism, a suspicious and thought-provoking mind and a habit of falling asleep when inconvenient to do so. In this drama, the trio are on the cusp of realising what could very well be the first American Dream.

What say you to a night with Franklin, Adams and Rutledge?

Strange Bedfellows recently enjoyed a week long workshop at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival for their Southern Writers Project. It has been recognized by over a half dozen national writing competitions including The Stanley Drama Award and The Harriet Lake Festival of Plays. It was selected by Tony Award winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport for his Broadway Blacklist of the Top Ten Unproduced Plays of 2016.

Author: Jason Boies

Type: Three Act Play

Genre: Drama, Historical, Biography

Length: Ninety minutes excluding intervals

Cast: Cast of 7: 6M 1FMain Characters: 3 – M

Ages of the actors: From a teenage soldier up to a seventy year old Benjamin Franklin

Suitable for: All ages to watch, teens up to perform

Set: A tavern 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right, their mannerisms and accent of the times correct

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Copyright © February 2019 Jason Boies and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of war you may enjoy:

Dr Kritzinger’s Twelve O’Clock – play about the meeting that set the events of World War II in deadly motion
A Field of Glory – American Civil War Drama
Agatha the ugly – romantic drama set in World war 2

Leonardo – a Murder Mystery play set around Leonardo da Vinci

murder mystery play

LEONARDO – MURDER MYSTERY PLAY SET IN THE TIME OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

The time: The late 1400’s. The place: Renaissance Italy. Leonardo da Vinci, already a notable artist and inventor is called upon by one of his clients, Mona Lisa to solve the mystery of the mysterious illness and subsequent death of a her sister who is nun in the covent of San Domenico.  Rumours of her being with an illegitimate child abound, but also the presence of an unusual book, containing content that may not have been sanctioned by the church is found in her belongings.

Leonardo must solve the mystery of first of all how she died, and secondly, who killed her. Using a combination of wits, alchemy and good old fashioned detective work he unearths the mystery surrounding her death and perhaps that of Christ himself.

Read other plays by Pilar Pringiers Spinnox – Anastasia Romanova – an alternative history play

Author: Pilar Pringiers Spinnox

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Murder mystery script

Cast: 8M,8F, 1N  (uo to sc 8 incl mother superior)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12 (odd reference to sex)

Length: Seventy five minutes

Set: Various: Leonardo’s studio, a market, a bar and various rooms in an Abbey, a church, a cloister and a library

Level of difficulty: 7/10 A complex piece, perfect for Drama departments. On the surface, a simple detective plot with overtones of CSI, Bones and Sherlock but contains a lot of subtext. In addition, the play uses dancers to express the emotion of the scenes and sometimes a choir is used for the same purpose. The director’s challenge is to synchronise the players with the dancers and the music. Permission of the playwright may be sought to omit the dancing and live music if need be.

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Copyright © January 2019 Pilar Pringiers Spinnox and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits that will fascinate you:

Crooked hand – funny film noir script
Merriweather’s Murderous Weekend – when a murder party goes wrong…
The Lady of the Lake murder – an Arthurian whodunit

A Walk in the Park – Short play for Seniors

short plays for seniors

A Walk in the Park – Short play for Seniors

When Jack meets Esther in the park one day, he swears she looks familiar. Although Esther initially denies knowing him at all, she invites him to sit down and they get to talking. Jack tells her the story of the girl he knew long ago, the girl he called “Essie,” who helped him get over another girl who broke his heart a long time ago. A five minute short play for seniors – one male and one female.

Read a review of the play on Fran Lewis’ Just Reviews

Author: Stanley Dyrector

Type: Five minute plays, short plays, dramatic sketch

Genre: Romantic drama

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both over seventy. The female can be older

Length: Five minutes

Set: A Park. Daytime in the present. It is a bucolic atmosphere in the middle of a city.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – conversational, easy lines to remember and that also flow easily

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Copyright © December 2018 Stanley Dyrector

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