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Blind Date – The Aftermath – 10 minute comedy: when the date’s over, is it?

10 minute comedy

BLIND DATE – THE AFTERMATH – 10 MINUTE COMEDY. WHEN THE DATE’S OVER, IS IT?

Dr Stanley and Alice Adler have been on a blind date with each other and have returned to their respective apartments. Now, it is true that people who have been single for a while tend to have relatively high standards in the people they date. Film star looks and a sparkling personality to match wouldn’t go amiss at all in this 10 minute comedy!

After the initial feeling that perhaps the person they just dated wasn’t really the film star they had hoped for, and having been brought down to a rather ordinary earth with a bump, both Alice and Stanley decide that, actually, a second date wouldn’t be so bad. Pity that Alice ignored the phone when it rang earlier…

Read the prequel to this play – Blind Date! by Tanis Galik

PRODUCTION HISTORY AND AWARDS

Winner of 2012 PATV Award, New York, NY
Winner of the 2012 Playwright’s Festival, Tehachapi, CA

Author: Tanis Galik

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Type: 10 minute comedy play scripts

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both thirties up (or older) adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The stage is divided into two bedrooms—-one feminine, one masculine. The rooms are separated by an imaginary wall which includes a full-length mirror (empty of glass) that both characters can use simultaneously. The lady’s boudoir has a dressing table with a large mirror (empty of glass) that has its back to the audience so they can watch during her evening ritual. There is a smaller, freestanding make-up mirror on the tabletop. The man’s room contains a dresser and a sink with similar mirrors. Both rooms are dark with light shining from the outer room when the bedroom door is opened.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun script with simple dialogue. It’s all about the angst!

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Copyright © May 2019 Tanis Galik and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

A Blind Date – two misfits meet up for a blind date!
Static – short female monologue set at a table on a blind date
This seat’s taken – one act comedy about OCD

Calpurnia’s Misfortune – ten minute quirky comedy

ten minute quirky comedy

CALPURNIA’S MISFORTUNE – TEN MINUTE QUIRKY COMEDY

Calpurnia is first and foremost married to Oliver. All the other stuff comes second. All she asks is that he is home for dinner. On time. Tonight she has prepared a lovely lasagna. And he’s late….! It’s true that she married him for his money, but in her way, she loves the routine and predictability of him coming home. Half a bottle of wine later and she’s very worried in this ten minute quirky comedy.

Oliver is attracted to his wife. Especially when she’s cross with him for being late. He’d love to be home with her right now, and not being muscled by five burly suspicious looking guys into the trunk of a car and being dragged into an opium den run by his former room mate. But there he is. And he knows why….

A quirky comedy with a smattering of romance. Because even opium dealers need a little love in their lives!

Author: Nina Berggren

Type: One act play, ten minute play

Genre:  Ten minute quirky comedy

Cast: 2M, 1F, 5 bodyguards (non speaking)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The stage is divided in two. On stage right is a kitchen and a kitchen table.  On stage left is a warehouse and makeshift opium den.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the humor lies in the same story from two different aspects told in two different ways. 

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Copyright © February 2019 Nina Berggren and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other quirky plays you may enjoy:

Thirds – suburban satire about literally dividing the house you inherit
The Cindy Variations – a coming of age comedy
Cheeky. A comedy about a bottom

Barfly – ten minute romantic comedy script

ten minute romantic comedy

BARFLY – TEN MINUTE ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

Patrick has invited a girl he met online out for a date to his local bar. Although he’s never seen her, he felt that they clicked online and tonight’s the night they meet in person. So when she doesn’t show up and is now ten minutes late, he gets talking to another girl, who promptly whips him at his favorite arcade game in the pub. But where is Patrick’s mystery date in this ten minute romantic comedy script?

Read other plays by playwright Chris Cartwright – The Best selling, ‘Awaiting Patients’ – a comedy about waiting in the doctor’s room for a patient who never arrives.

Author: Chris Cartwright

Type: Ten minute plays, short one act plays

Genre: Ten minute romantic comedy script

Cast: 2M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult – late twenties up

Suitable for: Adults to perform but whole family can watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The counter at a bar/pub with bar stools and a bar tender pouring drinks

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short, fun easy script – character parts

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Copyright © January 2019 Chris Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about blind dates:

Waiting – a blind date in a library goes wrong. And then right
Static – short monologue by a girl who hates exercise set up with a persona trainer on a blind date
A Blind date – short American comedy about two misfits who try go on a blind date

Waiting… Ten Minute Short Romantic Play

SHORT ROMANTIC PLAY

WAITING… TEN MINUTE SHORT ROMANTIC PLAY

He’s going on a blind date. To the library of all places? She’s told him very little about herself, just that she’s interested in art, books, museums, and classical music. He has no idea what she looks like at all. So when he tentatively approaches a woman reading and mentions that he is on a blind date and waiting for someone, they get into a conversation. She helpfully points out that although he thinks he’s good looking, he really could dress better to impress this girl. He replies he just wants a girl without a nose ring he could take home to meet his mother. Various women entering the library are examined to see if they could be the woman he is waiting for. In the end – who does it turn out to be?

Waiting… was chosen for the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase September 2017.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Ten minute play, one act

Genre: Romantic comedy

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult young to young middle aged

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and all ages to watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A desk at the local library

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – lines flow well, easy conversation. Staging and movement.

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Copyright © January 2019 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

A Blind Date – one act comedy about two misfits trying to go on a blind date
Chatter – one act comedy about a case of mistaken identity
Down by the River – short romantic comedy. With twins!

Christmas in Cape Coral – Play for the Holidays

play for the holidays

CHRISTMAS IN CAPE CORAL – PLAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Alan Rogers discovers, on Christmas Eve that he is the father of a precocious ten year old girl, from an affair he had with a married woman. While visiting Cape Coral, Florida, he plans to win over the still married Mary Warner and have her and his daughter to return to New York City to become the family they are supposed to be. However, Mary is very much married to her husband, John who has raised her daughter, Tina as part of his family despite knowing Tina is another man’s child. John is a businessman who travels a lot and this obviously leads to some friction in their home. Throw an old flame with paternal rights into the mix and what do you get? This “Christmas in Cape Coral!” A family play for the holidays.

Read other plays by American playwright Carl Megill – The Hopeful Diamond Caper – a two act comedy about a diamond and everyone who wants it.

Author: Carl Megill

Type: Three act play

Genre: Romantic Comedy, play for the holidays

Cast: 3F, 2M

Ages of the actors: Three adults in their thirties, one ten year old, and one older F who plays the mother.

Suitable for: All ages to watch and a mixed age range cast to perform

Length: 100 minutes

Set: The home of JOHN and MARY WARNER in Cape Coral, Florida. It is modestly furnished with a sofa center stage, an end table to the left and a coffee table in front of it. The kitchen is to the right with a bar separating the two rooms. Along the back is the door to the outside. In the left downstage area is a decorated Christmas tree. Behind the living room wall is a hallway leading to the bedrooms.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Three act play – character driven. The focus of the audience needs to be kept by their interest in the characters and what happens next.

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Copyright © October 2018 Carl Megill and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family comedies and romantic comedies for you to enjoy:

This Seat’s Taken – one act romantic comedy about OCD
You are your own worst enemy – romantic comedy set in the 1950’s in a hotel
Agatha the Ugly – romantic dramedy set in world war II

Singles Forever – African comedy script about marriage

African comedy script about marriage

SINGLES FOREVER – AFRICAN COMEDY SCRIPT ABOUT MARRIAGE

A wedding is nothing but the union of two people: body and spirit. For Omotola, the fiancée of Kantanka, she wants his bank account, his time, his independence… Simply put: all that he owns he believes should remain his own, regardless of him being married. The boys agree that Kantanka should continue to be true to himself, in fact, they can hardly believe he’s defied their rule of brotherhood, to get married. In Singles Forever, an African comedy script, the time before a soon-to-be-bride and soon-to-be-husband get married, is put into focus and is as raw as ever. This comedy with three acts, shows us what happens when a firecracker (Omotola) partners with an aging lion (Kantanka) and if the forces around them (the boys, a lawyer, an ex-girlfriend family, etc.) can influence them enough to change their minds. You do know marriage is for ‘good,’ right?

Although written for an African cast, this play has international appeal and could easily be performed in any country.

Author: Paul Ajayi

Type: Three act play

Genre: African comedy script

Cast: Mains: 1M 1F, total cast: 5F 6M

Ages of the actors: Adult – young to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages to watch and older teens to adults to perform

Length: 135 minutes

Set: Omotala’s room, Kantaka’s bedroom, Kantanka’s living room and The Mustang Pub, Law chambers, Speed dating event, church entrance

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization and dialogue.

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Copyright © August 2017 Paul Ajayi and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Pen – South African play about a writer, his girlfriend and the fantasy woman in his books that becomes too real
The Royal blood cannot be mixed – Angolan play (traditional form) about true love
The Chronicles of Jack -a coming of age story for a young man in a hard crime filled Johannesburg

Eddie – Award winning romantic drama

award winning romantic drama

EDDIE – AWARD WINNING ROMANTIC DRAMA

Eddie’s girlfriend, Maya (actress, big boobs) is about to leave him. ‘About to’ because well she hasn’t done so… just yet. He confides in Sara about this soon-to-be development and it turns out Maya will be dumping Eddie for Sara’s boyfriend Nat (writer/director, interesting hairstyle). It’s all one hot mess and smart as he is, Eddie recognizes it as just that in this award winning romantic drama.

Eddie has a choice now (as he has before): to quietly contemplate his penchant for being involved in (or drawn to) chaotic situations – a memento from his childhood – or engage further in the disorder that this particular situation presents. For Eddie it is easier to drown his emotions and feelings into someone new. Maya, Sara and even an unsuspecting classmate find out the hard way why Eddie is what he is. When his mother’s death sends his already spiralled world into a very real tornado that almost surely spells his end it’s up to them to ‘save him’. Does he love each of them (Maya, Sara, Marni)? Perhaps. Is he using one of them? One or more. Is it all he knows? Sure. And it is not his fault. The question then is, when will it be?

The reality of choosing is that a choice must be made.

Eddie has been workshopped in the Hollywood Fringe Festival and won an encore award in 2015.

Author: David Robinette

Type: Full length play in 20 scenes or screenplay

Genre: Award Winning Romantic drama

Main Characters:
1 – M, 3 – F

Ages of the actors: Young adults – 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: Adults to watch and perform

Length: 100 minutes

Set: Various sets – a patio, art museum, apartment rooms etc. the play can be filmed in these different locations as a screenplay or creatively staged with a clever set. Set in LA and New York.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – lots of conversation. Needs a more intellectual audience.

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Copyright © January 2018 David Robinette and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic dramas for you to enjoy:

Aldous Remembers – drama about love and forgetting it
Enter Love – contemporary musical
Shadows of life – romantic screenplay with time travel to find your true love

Home – a romantic drama play for two actors

romantic drama play

HOME – ROMANTIC DRAMA PLAY FOR TWO ACTORS

Two people in their thirties meet on a park bench over looking a lake. They’ve both experienced loss in their lives, but as they chat and get to skimming stones on the lake they realise that although their lives have been different, they have a lot in common. They meet up again and again, until at last they know deep down that with each other they are finally at home in this romantic drama play for two actors.

Author: Yael Brunnert

Type: One act play, could also be adapted to a short screenplay.

Genre: Romantic drama play

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both are in their thirties

Suitable for: All ages to watch and adults to perform

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A lake with a bench. A climbable tree.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – set. The dialogue is easy, the tree may be more challenging.

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Copyright © November 2017 Yael Brennert and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic dramas to stir your soul:

The release of Theodore Marlow – the love his life visits a man from beyond the grave
Shadows of time – romantic sci-fi screenplay in which a man falls in love with a girl from the past and travels through time to meet her
Yvette – period romantic drama script about a young girl growing up in Paris

You are your own worst enemy – Three act American romantic comedy script

American romantic comedy script

YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY – THREE-ACT AMERICAN ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

A gentle play set in less complex times. Set in a small town in Kentucky in 1949, this American romantic comedy script tells the story of two love-smitten girls pining for the men of their dreams, who, unfortunately, are either too backward in coming forward or have the pick of the girls in the town and can’t decide which to choose. With a bit of encouragement from the cast and some hindrance from an egocentric magician, (a delightful role for some really over-the-top acting,) the girls get their men and (we hope) live happily ever after.

Read other comedies – A Mayor for Dixie by author Landen Swain

Author: Landen Swain

Genre: Three-act American romantic comedy script, period piece (1940’s)

Type: Short Three-act play

Cast: 4F, 5M

Ages of the actors: 4 in their twenties, rest middle aged up.

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

Length: 90 minutes in total excluding intervals/intermission

Set: The Lost Creek Inn which is basically just a comfy house someone decided to make an Inn. The inn has a warm glow about it and it looks as though it has seen many good years. The scene is a living room or lobby, with stairs in the middle D.S., with a little Inn manager’s Desk with a bell and a wall that holds room keys on it is H.R. of the stairs.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – period piece and accents.

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Copyright © May 2017 Landen Swain and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other American and romantic comedy scripts:

A Blind Date – comedy about two misfits who meet for the first time
Agatha the ugly – period drama about friendship and a new love after the war
Great Land – A Journey of Discovery. And the King

The Release of Theodore Marlow – romantic period drama script

period drama script

THE RELEASE OF THEODORE MARLOW – ROMANTIC PERIOD DRAMA SCRIPT

Is death only the beginning? For Theodore Marlow, it is his second chance, his only chance but he is not quite dead… yet. You see Theodore Marlow only just started living. Before he was existing only, and not really living at all in a world where his wife, Elsie, had crowned herself as Queen. Their marriage was only a formality in his eyes, and what exactly she ruled over would ultimately amount to nothing for he did not see her anymore. To him she was as irrelevant as he was to himself.

That is until he met Rebecca. Sure as he was that he’d known her before, this was the first time he had laid eyes on her, in this world at the least. She was everything that he never knew he needed. When she tragically died, he saw her face everywhere haunting him and beckoning him to join her.  Thus Theodore Marlow realised that in death all of our most pressing questions are answered and in life we get to see but not really understand enough of ourselves or of each other.

And so we meet again, My Heart

Author: Dan Weatherer

Genre: Romantic period drama script

Type: Three act play

Cast: 6M, 2F (principals are 2M, 2F)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  One to One and half hours

Set: Various including a dining room, bedchambers and a ball

Level of difficulty:  8/10 – a lovely period drama

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Copyright © October 2016 Dan Weatherer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other period dramas for you to enjoy:

Yvette – period drama romance set in Paris in the 1700’s
Agatha the ugly – period drama set in WWII in which a zany girl hosts her own radio show
Sarah wants to moon – period comedy piece about a young actress who wants her own way

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Parade day – two act drama about Roswell, years later

DRAMA about Roswell

PARADE DAY – TWO ACT DRAMA ABOUT ROSWELL, YEARS LATER

Things could not be worse for east coast pharmaceutical sales Edward Laurens. His life is a disaster – the wife’s left him and he knows he’s going to lose his job.

Edward’s idea to cope, or avoid it all, is drive across the country on route to Californian to his annual sales meetings. And between the east and west coasts, maybe he find himself. That’s a glorious notion.

Alone and wandering through New Mexico the past week, Edward runs his life through his head until he’s so utterly depressed he’s at the end of it. And then he stops at the Flying Saucer Diner in Roswell, New Mexico.

Edward doesn’t know Roswell celebrates its notoriety as the place where a flying saucer crashed years ago, or so the town proclaims through years of hype and cheesy promotion.

His luck could not get any worse; it’s the day of the town’s annual flying saucer parade. He walks into the diner and meets the owner, Buddy. Buddy is the last living eyewitness to the infamous crash. Buddy hates everything about the town’s zany celebration and the parade, and takes Edward to be “one” of them – a crazy UFO fanatic.

The town’s mayor wants Buddy to ride down Main Street in the parade, but Buddy refuses. The town sees him as a stubborn and bitter old man. What no one understands is that he’s no longer sure what did happen that day of the crash. He’s angry that at the end of his life, all he’s become is the last living witness and nothing more.

Then Edward meets Buddy’s waitress, Katie. She ‘s an intriguing small town girl with a string of bad relationships that have not diminished her big dreams – if she knew what they were. She is desperate to leave, desperate to find love, desperate to be loved. There is a spark between the withdrawn Edward and Katie that pushes them both to attempt to try to change their lives.

The play is fleshed out with the comings and goings of various characters that wander into the diner, each with different agendas, from weirdness to cruelty.

In PARADE DAY, the crash, aliens, and the ridiculous circus that envelops the town, become a metaphor about drift and detachment from one another, and our need to be understood. The play brings Buddy, Edward, and Katie to the lines they have drawn in the dirt, opening the door to the possibility for them all to step back across.

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roueche. Other plays (Roots and Wings – award winning one act drama) by Terry.

Author: Terry Roueche

Genre: Drama about Roswell

Type: Two act play, full length romantic comedy drama

Cast: Main characters 3M 1F, Smaller characters, some of which can be played by the same actors: 3M 3F

Ages of the actors: Cast of adults ages 20 to 70

Suitable for: All ages but meant for adults

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours

Set: Flying Saucer Diner, Roswell, New Mexico

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – lovely comedy drama romance with a touch of sci fi written by one of our best selling award winning authors.

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Copyright © August 2016 Terry Roueche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar genre:

Starline 117 – Science fiction stage play. A man is found sitting in the airport, waiting for a flight that will never arrive.
Great Land – a journey of discovery as two people travel to Graceland in search of the King
Aldous remembers – a drama romance about losing your memories including those of the people you love

Is this seat taken – Award Winning British one act script

British one act script

IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? AWARD WINNING BRITISH ONE ACT SCRIPT

“Acting is attracting” (as said by Jack McFarland) is a statement that Laura and Will believe is their only shot at rekindling the dead flame of what used to be their marriage in this British one act script.

After fourteen years of trying to make it work, Will suggests role playing which Laura agrees to only because she loves him. After all, without the element of love at the centre of the effort they have both made to stay together, Will and Laura would have nothing.

Coincidentally, or maybe not by coincidence at all, in their eventful (and somewhat disastrous) night of role playing they encounter an unmarried couple doing the same thing. Through their meeting with Andy and Carrie, Laura and Will are faced with the reality that
there may very well be one right way to role play (or be married?) and their way might not be it. The odds become favourable for the married couple when the unmarried couple’s experienced role playing backfires randomly, teaching Will and Laura the most valuable lesson of all: you cannot build on anything which was built on nothing to begin with.

‘Is This Seat Taken?’ won Best New Play at the 2015 Welwyn Drama Festival.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Service Players, Isle of Man,  UK, 2017
Infinite Imagination, Alberta, Canada – 2017
Bacstage Drama Group, Cambridgeshire, UK – 2017
Boca Ciega High School, FL, USA – 2018
Witenberg University, OH, USA – 2018

 

Author: Sean Baker

Genre: Romance

Type: British one act script

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 40 minutes

Set: A hotel bar, with tables and bar stools

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © April 2016 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic plays in stock:

Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies
Wallflower house – romantic play about conquering agoraphobia
Yvette – period romantic drama

 

Out on a date – a short romantic drama comedy

short romantic drama

OUT ON A DATE – SHORT ROMANTIC DRAMA COMEDY

That’s the thing about living in this day and age – we’ve become dependent on the technology that we invented. Our lives are now on our devices and social media sites, for everyone to see. So much so, that a simple date night turns into a bit of a fiasco for Jack and Margo, who have been together five years. Thanks for social media and a not too careful boyfriend, Margo has found out that Jack has been cheating on her, with her own boss, and plans her revenge and break up with Jack at a local romantic restaurant. A play that can be played either as a drama or as a comedy depending on how it is directed.

The unwitting Jack is about to find out in this short romantic drama is that revenge is a dish best served socially: #revengeontwitter #revengeonfacebook #dateniterevengeoninstagram #cheatersrevengeontumblr!!!!

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Conifer High School, CO, USA – 2018

Author: Demarquis Lamar Johnson

Genre: Short romantic drama

Type: One act play

Cast: 2M 2F but can easily be 1M 3F actors

Ages of the actors: Young adult to thirties

Length: 7-10 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A table at a romantic restaurant

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play that can be either a drama or a comedy depending on how it is played.

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Copyright © March 2016 Demarquis Johnson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute romantic plays in stock:

Read about it – comedy where two middle aged people meet at a bus stop
Rhetorical – one act couple drama
The bowl of soup – she’s leaving him and he eats their last meal together

Shadows of time – romantic sci-fi screenplays

sci-fi screenplays

SHADOWS OF TIME – ROMANTIC SCI-FI SCREENPLAYS

Sci-fi screenplays – Vince Gabriel, a wealthy 25-year-old dreamer falls madly in love with a woman he sees dancing in a video clip on the internet. Problem is the show aired fifty years ago. Vince knows the dancer’s name, Sherrie Evans and that the show he viewed was filmed in Los Angles in the year 1965.

Vince’s older brother, Scott, an eccentric genius who just so happened to invite a time machine, reluctantly agrees to send Vince back to 1965. He tells Vince the machine emits radiation, which only allows two trips for the traveler. A third trip would be deadly. And it wouldn’t be instant. It would take about ten years for symptoms to occur and another three painful years before death.

While back in 1965; Vince meets Sherrie and she also falls madly in love with him. All is going well until Scott, Vince’s brother, comes to 1965 and informs Vince that if he doesn’t return to his own time an accident will occur and Sherri will die. At this time Scott does not know when or where the accident will occur. Nor does he know what kind of accident it will be.

Vince, not wanting Sherrie to die returns to his own time, BUThe is crushed by losing Sherrie and becomes a full blown alcoholic. Scott, in the present time, finally finds out where Sherrie is but will not tell Vince until Vince gets straight. Vince cleans up and he goes to visit Sherrie who is now a 65-year-old Catholic Nun.

Scott finds out where and when the accident, which would have killed Sherrie, occurred. He tells Vince but also tells him he can’t return because of the time travel radiation. Vince decides that even though he will die a horrible death, ten good years with Sherrie is worth it and against advice from Scott returns to 1965.

What will happen next?

Read about playwright Stan Jankaitis.

Author: Stan Jankaitis

Genre: Romance, sci-fi screenplays, drama

Type: Screenplay

Length: Two hours

Cast: 2M 1F as leads but many smaller parts such as policeman, taxi drive, mugger etc.

Set: The present day and the 1960’s

Ages of the actors: Main characters are young- in their twenties at the start of the screenplay but age towards the end

Suitable for: All ages

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – The special effects are not great and can be used for student films.

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Like this screenplay? Other sci-fi screenplays for you:

2093 – sci fi screenplay set almost 100 years in the future
Darkest before dawn – screenplay about love between vampires
Straight to the top – screenplay set in the prohibition

The Encounter – romantic drama for two actors

romantic drama for two actors

THE ENCOUNTER – SHORT ROMANTIC DRAMA FOR TWO ACTORS

Paul encounters Laura, or rather a slightly tipsy and thus rather bold (or forward) Laura accosts Paul at an art gallery. They’re both met briefly at a dinner in the past and both remember each other. Paul is slightly shy at first, but Laura is so unconventionally forward that he soon warms up to her advances and starts to flirt back. But what will become of their evening?

The Encounter is one of the short plays which form a collection known as Ugly art, many of which have been published by Off The Wall plays.

Production History

THE ENCOUNTER was selected for the 2003 Third Annual Pregnant Chad New Plays Festival, Stormy Weather Players in New Windsor, New York and was produced off off Broadway. It was also produced in Los Angeles by Drama West.

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA – 2016
Melfort Amateur Dramatics – SK, Canada – 2018

REVIEWS:

‘Sumter Item, Sumter, South Carolina
Produced by Urban Theater of Sumter 2004
“Three large canvases (blue, yellow and green) one bench and a small table displaying several wine glasses set the stage for “Ugly Art,” written by last year’s South Carolina playwright’s winner Terry Roueche… The play itself is sophisticated dialogue, evoking laughter through seven vignettes that explore a variety of topics – marriage, control, snobbery, fidelity and artistic talk…

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England
Produce by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004
“Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.’

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Author: Terry Roueche

Type: One act play, ten minute romantic drama

Genre: Romantic drama script

Cast: 1M 1F in cast

Ages of the actors: Cast should be over thirty years old

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Blank stage or stage with a painting on it. Wine glasses needed as props.

Length: Ten to fifteen minutes long

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – actors should be able to show the subtle nuances involved when a man and woman intially flirt and then get more serious.

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