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bride and Seek – Short Monologue for a Woman

monologue for a woman

BRIDE AND SEEK – SHORT MONOLOGUE FOR A WOMAN

It’s your wedding day and as a bit of fun, everyone gets together to play a game of hide and seek. The house is very large with many rooms, some that haven’t had anybody in them for years. Perfect. There’s a large chest hidden in the corner of the room, big enough for you to hide in. So you do. The lid’s a little heavy and you can’t lift it up yourself to get out again, but it doesn’t matter, because when they find you, you will have won the game! It’s just that – it’s been some time and they still haven’t found you. It’s clear. You’ve won. But… where are they? Eerie monologue for  a woman, based on the English folk tale, ‘The Mistletoe Bough.’

Author: Jack Hutchinson

Type: Monologue for a woman

Genre: Horror

Cast: 1F

Ages of the actors: Older teen to younger woman

Suitable for: All ages to watch

Length:  Three minutes

Set: Black box stage. A large chest is the only prop.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – changing from a light-hearted fun piece to an eerie piece with a very frightened girl. 

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Like this play? Other monologues for female actors:

Lady Killers – four monologues by women who kill Finding my Root – South African monologue for a younger female Undressed – monologue about being a stripper

Save our Souls – Short Comedy Script set on board a Ship

comedy set on a ship

SAVE OUR SOULS – SHORT COMEDY SCRIPT SET ON BOARD A SHIP

Captain Flubberchops and his crew greet a group of passengers on board the cruise ship ‘Eerie’, including the mysterious Mrs Strange. After a meal at the Captain’s table, the passengers disappear one by one. The Captain and his cat, Watson, decide to look for them and row to a mysterious island in the ocean. On the island, they meet a group of scary zombies, but there is something familiar about them in this short comedy script set on board a ship.

Other comedies for kids by playwright Kate Goddard – The Pied Piper of Hawaii – pantomime Pied Piper.

Author: Kate Goddard

Type: One act Play

Genre: Comedy, Kids, Teens

Cast: 14 plus the ship’s crews (Crew 1 and 2) 8F. The rest can be M or N.

Ages of the actors: Children up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Thirty Minutes

Set: On board the ship, boarding on deck and then at the dining table, and then landing on a mysterious island. 

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Copyright © July 2019 Kate Goddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids and with zombies

Zombies in the Staff Room – play for kids stuck in detention The Summoning – Audience Participation Sketch – comedy/horror script for adults The Vampire Drudgeries – a rebellious vegetarian teen vampire wants a change. In diet!

Burn – Psychological thriller Script

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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

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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

The Summoning – audience participation sketch (COMEDY HORROR)

THE SUMMONING – AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SKETCH (COMEDY HORROR)

It starts at the so called Production Meeting, with the meeting being called to order. Then suddenly from out of the crowd there erupts a pervert with naughty material on his phone (which luckily goes flat), followed by a witch spouting Latin curses, a creepy clown and a Zombie manifestation. To top it all off, the scary rental manager arrives demanding more money whilst the place erupts into chaos in this audience participation sketch.

The script relies on actors being placed within the audience and will be fun for everyone involved.

It is based on The Summoning, 2016: Haunted Attraction .

Other funny thrillers by Timothy Starnes – Thank-you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain basement funny thriller script

The cell phone excerpt can be removed for PG performances as it doesn’t affect the script in any way.

Author: Timothy Starnes

Type: Audience participation sketch, one act play

Genre: Comedy, horror

Cast: 1M, 2F, 3-10N

Ages of the actors: Teens up (Kids up if you cut the phone part)

Suitable for: See above

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A hall with chairs or a theatre. Simple lighting effects needed.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – crowd control. But a good deal of fun.

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Copyright © April 2019 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other horror comedies for you to enjoy:

The Basement – a one act comedy thriller
Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script
Over My Dead Body – funny story about two family ghosts who just won’t be evicted

The Henderson hall horror – one act horror script

one act horror script

THE HENDERSON HALL HORROR – ONE ACT HORROR SCRIPT ABOUT A DEADLY GHOST THAT HAUNTS A FAMILY HOME

Henderson Hall has been cursed. An angry ghost haunts its empty rooms, looking for revenge for the death of his young son from Smallpox many years ago. But it has been too long and people have forgotten. What was once a horrifying reality, has become the stuff of myth and legend. Now Dr Henderson and his young son have moved back into their old family home and the ghost has arisen once more in this one act horror script. On December 21st each year, one Henderson child will die. No one bearing that name will escape the curse….

Desperate to save his young son from the terrifying visions that haunt him nightly, Dr Henderson consults Silas Grey, a paranormal investigator. Together Silas and his assistant, Abigail Frost, one who can communicate with the dead, must rid the family home of this curse once and for all.

Read about American playwright David Schmidt

Read other plays by David Schmidt – Tales of Dark Imagination – The Many Ghosts of Dr Lazarus

Author: David Schmidt

Type: One act play

Genre: One act horror script

Cast: 3M, 2-3F

Ages of the actors: 4 adult, 2 teen F

Suitable for: All ages to watch (PG 8) and teens up to perform

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: The setting for this play is simplicity itself. Everything is done with set pieces and lighting. DC is a bistro table with two chairs set at it. R is a sofa and a chair. L is a bed and dresser if you want to add a little more furniture to the setting.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – dialogue simple and the story is striking.

A good play for one act play festivals especially for high schools.

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Copyright © March 2019 David Schmidt and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ghostly stories for you to enjoy:

Beside the kitchen table – the ghost of a murdered girl is just waiting for her revenge
White Widow – teen ghost story script
The Price of a Ghost – a dead son’s revenge on his father

There was a GREAT BIG MOOSE – Canadian satirical horror script

canadian satirical horror script

THERE WAS A GREAT BIG MOOSE – CANADIAN SATIRICAL HORROR SCRIPT

Like any other city in Ontario, almost nothing out of the ordinary happens in Swords. Heck, nothing unexpected happens in Canada. It’s Canada! The police force has become accustomed to dealing with random animals stuck in the air vents around the metropolis, every morning is a comfortable coffee run, etc. etc. Just the run of the mill small town agenda. That is until the star hockey player of this 3 530 strong city sees what he believes to be half a moose and half a man in one. On the hockey rink no less. The moose-man itself (himself?) believable or not, is not nearly as problematic as the story he has to tell and the secrets that come with it. Swords is about to expect the unexpected, in this one Canadian satirical horror script.

Just how well do you know your town?

Author:  Garrett Ryan

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Canadian satirical horror script

Cast: 5M, 3F and two voices

Ages of the actors: Adult and one younger girl.

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various locations in the small town of Swords. A coffee shop, police station, outdoors, officer Liam’s living room, the woods.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the level of satire and horror correct

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Copyright © January 2019 Garrett Ryan and off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

Shapeless – Canadian satire about body size and eating disorders
Thirds – a suburban satire about inheriting a house
Nuns – a two act satire about rebellious nuns running riot

Beside the Kitchen Table – ghost and horror script

ghost and horror script

BESIDE THE KITCHEN TABLE – GHOST AND HORROR SCRIPT

Michael is Lily’s last hope. You see, she’s a ghost and has been for fourteen years. In this two-act drama, her haunt is the large kitchen of the Baker household and Michael is the son of Paul and Laura Baker. Lily has a score to settle and no one else but Michael is able to help her at this point. Robbed of her life at such a young age (she was a teenager) and unable to go on, Lily has spent her time trying to connect with the family that last saw her alive. While trying to be ‘’seen’’ she learns that she may yet have another chance at some things that were taken from her. As Lily and Michael grow closer, she reveals that she didn’t just disappear and that she was raped and murdered, right on the kitchen table where the family now sits in this ghost and horror script.

As for everything else she has missed out on, it isn’t up to her to decide what happens next but luckily for her, a ghost has another way to serve a helping of vengeance: her hands are cold and so is the heart that no longer beats. Thus, she must use the human to enact her revenge….

I’ll be here…
waiting…

Read about British playwright Jasper Kent.

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Author: Jasper Kent

Type: Two act play

Genre: Ghost and horror script, drama

Cast: Cast of Seven: 4F 3M. Main Characters: 2 M, 1 F

Ages of the actors: Teen and adult

Suitable for: Older Teens up – violence

Length: Two hours

Set: The action takes place in 1986. There is a single set: a kitchen in a family house in the countryside of southern England. A large wooden table is centre stage. There are exits to the garden and to the rest of the house.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the play starts slowly then culminates in a climax and building the tension throughout the play together with a sense of unease is what will make it work beautifully.

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Copyright © November 2018 Jasper Kent and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays you may also enjoy – both thrilling and ghostly

Crossword – award winning British play about friendship. And murder
Tales of dark imagination: The many ghosts of Dr Lazarus
The Price of a Ghost – a dead son sent to Iraq haunts his father’s house with a dreadful purpose

The Vampire Drudgeries – teen comedy play about a rebellious vegetarian vampire

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THE VAMPIRE DRUDGERIES – TEEN COMEDY PLAY ABOUT A REBELLIOUS VEGETARIAN VAMPIRE

In this teen comedy play, Anton, the “son” of Count Dracula and his bride, is celebrating his birthday. Of sorts…

It’s not quite a birthday. It is, essentially, the day he died and was reborn a vampire. It’s known as his “Deathday”. In ‘The Vampire Drudgeries’, a comedy in one act, we see that for every growing teenage vampire their greatest wish on their “Deathday” is freedom!  This isn’t an uncommon wish, whether you’re a  ‘so called bloodsucking monster’ or an ordinary  human teen.   The freedom to go where he wants and do what he wants.  How about eat what he wants?  Well…..Anton is part of a  coven including; zombies, witches, werewolves and even the Frankenstein monster, that has to live by ‘vegetarian’ rules, thus the freedom to truly accept his true nature would be priceless.

Luckily for Anton, the omens may just be in his favour. Unfortunately, for the rest of us that is not a good sign.

The rules became as unreal as those whom they were imposed on. Unreal, unimaginable and undead.

Author: Sonja Staunton

Type: One act comedy about teen vampires.

Genre: Teen comedy play

Cast: Mains: 2M, 2F. General: 7M 4M plus iwitches, obsessed with their phones and a not very bright bunch of Zombies

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: All teens

Length:  10-15 minutes

Set: Black box set or minimal set

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy script for teens

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Copyright © June 2018 Sonja Krohn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun plays of a similar genre:

The Seven suits – only seven special suits can save the earth from destruction!!
An Ordinary Man – comedy about a guy who doesn’t want to be a werewolf anymore
Goddle – a space ship lands on an alien planet and the Goddlians take over the earthlings minds with hilarious results

Stage performance of The Vampire Drudgeries

Bertie – one act play for a cast of three

one act play for a cast of three

BERTIE – ONE ACT PLAY FOR A CAST OF THREE

Marcia Jameson, divorcee has put up an advert for a room mate in her local paper. What she’s looking for is company – someone to go shopping with, to the theatre with and generally be a friend. When she receives an answer to her ad, she’s happy but quickly a bit put out to find that her prospective tenant is in fact an older man in his fifties called Bertie. Despite Bertie’s assurances that they’ll get on like a house on fire, she’s hesitant to accept him initially and then decides to give him a chance in this one act play for a cast of three.

Bertie quickly moves in and makes himself at home. A little too quickly, perhaps, but then he does come with impeccable references. Marcia’s best friend, Shelly is at first surprised, then suspicious, but when Bertie wins her over by promising to invite a famous friend who is well known in the art circles to Shelly’s exhibition, she welcomes him with open arms.

Bertie is everything Marcia needs and more. Helpfully cooking for her when she’s late at work, mixing her drinks, clearing out her garage within a day of moving in. He’s too good to be true.

Or is he…..?

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar. Read other suspense thrillers by Jean – Scream – one act apocalyptic suspense thriller.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Thriller, drama

Type: One act play

Cast: Three – 2F, 1M

Ages of the actors: Both women late thirties, Bertie in his fifties

Suitable for: Adult actors, could be played by an older cast. Whole family can watch it.

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The home of Marcia Jameson. Actual room not noted, likely a living room but can be at director’s discretion.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building just a slight sense of unease throughout the play.

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Copyright © March 2018 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other thrillers for you to enjoy:

Don’t Knock – comedy thriller script about a guy holding a burglar hostage in his apartment
The Promise – drama thriller about an ordinary man and his sick wife. Or is she?
No ordinary man – an interview with a serial killer whose ulterior motives end up costing the detective dearly

The Case of Ivan Kane, serial killer script

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THE CASE OF IVAN KANE – SERIAL KILLER SCRIPT

When Ivan Kane hands himself into the local police for multiple murders that have just been committed by simply calling 911 and identifying himself as the murderer, the Detective is at first puzzled then intrigued.  Ivan tells his story and a sequence of horrific events unfold, starting with a seemingly innocent drink in a local bar and ending with a surprising twist that Ivan seems to have plotted all along in this serial killer script.

A thoroughly enjoyable script for all those fascinated by the mind of the serial killer from best selling author Naadir Joseph.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Davis County High School, IA, USA – 2018
Dark Stories Tours, New South Wales, Australia – 2018

Read other scripts by Naadir – The Book of Souls – a teen play about some teens who find the book of souls and try to bring people back from the dead.

Author: Naadir Joseph

Genre: Crime, serial killer script

Type: One act play

Cast: 5M, 1F (M Bartender could be played by either sex)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults due to violence

Length: Fifteen to Twenty minutes

Set: A prison cell which becomes a bar as he thinks back. Easy to achieve with some tables and stools.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building a climax with the twist at the end

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Copyright © September 2017 Naadir Joseph and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts for your enjoyment:

You do love me, don’t you? Psycho thriller about a boyfriend who isn’t all that he seems
All in the Past – murder mystery set in Shanghai in the 1930’s
Questions – play for 3 actresses about a murder that has just been committed. By one of them.
The play’s the thing – script about an almost perfect murder

Tales of Dark Imagination: The Many Ghosts of Doctor Lazarus

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TALES OF DARK IMAGINATION: THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR LAZARUS

If it’s ghostly services you require Lucinda Lazarus is your woman. Lucinda and her occasional shamanic partner, Victor Valiant, have gained some notoriety for their night work: getting rid of the wicked supernatural forces that torment unsuspecting folk.

In Tales of Dark Imagination, Lucinda recounts some standout cases that both she and Victor have been called on to investigate. In act one, Abigail Prescott, director of Foxmoor School for girls, enlists the help of Lucinda and Victor after a ghost she has become accustomed to, starts behaving violently towards the inhabitants of Foxmoor.

Act two sees Lucinda and Victor learning that in some instances, life truly does imitate art and act three puts Lucinda in the middle of a ghastly love triangle that ends as ghostly tales tend to. All in a day’s work for the minders of the mysterious metaphysical and The Many Ghosts of Lucinda Lazarus.

If you sit on their graves, they will not sleep. An adaptation of a story by Edgar Allen Poe – “The Oval Portrait.”

Read about playwright David Schmidt. Read chapter one of Tales of Dark Imagination: The Golden Raven Society.

Author: David Schmidt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Ghost story, horror

Cast: Mains: 1F 1M. (6F, 2M)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults to watch and perform

Length: 60 minutes

Set: The description of the set can be found in the opening of each play. It is one stationary set each show using different set pieces to make it look different. This makes for an easy production to put on. It can, of course, be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Act 1: The walls of the chamber are made of polished wood. UC is an archway with a staircase leading up. DR is a writing table. C is a sofa and an overstuffed chair. Entrances and exits are made from the archway.
Act 2: The walls of the chamber here are made of polished wood. UC is an archway leading on and off stage. R of the archway is a cold fireplace. Hanging above the fireplace is an oval portrait of a beautiful young woman. C is a sofa. DR of the sofa is a writing desk.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building a climax

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Copyright © August 2017 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this scary play? Other ghost stories for you to shiver through:

The Release of Theodore Marlow – when your love beckons from beyond the grave
Victims of the Forest – medieval ghostly scary plays
the witch’s cackle – scary ghost play for Halloween

Lovely, dark and deep – one act science fiction play

one act science fiction play

LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP – ONE ACT SCIENCE FICTION PLAY

It’s an arsehole world we live in. You know it, I know it, Dee knows it. Dee knows it well enough for her to lose sleep over it. Pondering the injustices and outraged over the indelicacies of
the human spirit, her only question is ‘Why’?

Although he cannot answer for the world and what it has become, Dee’s dad takes it upon himself to explain why things could be worse and how humanity is not completely forsaken. It’s a story he knows all too well, one he has mulled over all his years since it first aggressively presented itself to him. It is a story that, like many others, is at its core, a lesson and ironically; the lesson was never intended for him.

This is the story: Once upon a time, a guy decided to play a practical joke in which a weird unearthly sound would terrify his wife, in order to cure her of her supernatural superstition. Only, little did he know that his joke would lead to another dimension altogether, a dimension dangerous and deadly. The only way out would be to retain his humanity.

The greatest story ever told, will be yours.

Read about playwright Pete Mesling

Author: Pete Mesling

Genre: One act play, science fiction

Type: One act play

Length: Thirty five minutes

Cast: Cast of eight to nine. 5F, 3M, 1N

Ages of the actors: One older child, one young woman, the rest adult to older.

Suitable for: Teen and adult actors. One child actress in the script, could be played by a young teen.
Slightly scary for young children to watch.

Set: Various – a porch, a bedroom, the cellar, another dimension. Can be staged in various locations on stage, with minimal furniture or at the director’s discretion.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes

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Copyright © March 2017 Pete Mesling and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act sci-fi and horror plays for you to enjoy:

An ordinary man – comedy about a guy who is tired of being a werewolf. Really tired.
Mister Hislop’s dating agency – just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you can’t date!
Starline 117 – a man is found waiting in an airport for a flight that will never come

Marvin’s Fetish – Gay drama for two actors

gay drama for two actors

MARVIN’S FETISH – GAY DRAMA FOR TWO ACTORS

For one night you would have yourself a married man. One elegant night he would be yours. Yours to caress, laugh with, divulge your darkest secrets to and indulge in your sweetest fantasies with.
One night. One night only. Marvin had this one night planned out to a T; from the manner in which John would address him and others around them, to what he would wear, Marvin left nothing to be
desired, after all he was paying for the ‘services’ of a flawlessly masculine man; he was paying for the ‘services’ of John.

In this gay drama for two actors, we discover what a burning passion for the popular high school jock has become for old Marvin. But (“but’s” seem to be the norm for these tricky transactions) there was more to it than a payment received when it came to Johns’ M.O. And his M.O. would prove a bit too fabulous for the one night Marvin had prepared.

Marvin’s Fetish achieved finalist status in Tennessee Williams’ prestigious one-act play festival in New Orleans, and has been hailed as one of the most original two-character gay plays that has ever been written and as one of the most clever and unpredictable psychological thrillers of recent times.

 Marvin’s Fetish has enjoyed three performances: The LGBT Center at 208 West 13th Street, New York City, Kairo’s Poety Café at 81 Christopher Street, New York City, and Moonfire (courtesy of Amethyst Nemzoff) at 305 Seventh Avenue, New York City. The last two readings were directed by Alan Baxter and featured DeAngelo Justice (as Marvin Casper) and Mark Parker (as John Corelli).

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel – 2017

Read about playwright S.R. Anzalone.

Author: S.R. Anzalone

Genre: Gay drama for two actors, psychological thriller

Type: One act play

Cast: Two men, 2M

Ages of the actors: Thirtyish

Suitable for: PG 13 (subject matter)

Length: Forty five to sixty minutes

Set: Small sofa (room for two) Two arm chairs; coffee table; book shelf; one or two Marilyn Monroe movie posters from either The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes or a large portrait of Marilyn Monroe; One or two posters from any of the following classics: The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging but fulfilling script that morphs from a light script into a heavier psychological gay thriller as it progresses.

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