An act of Grace – One Act Dark Comedy Thriller about Committing Murder

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Greed, an illicit affair and a dying woman’s last wish force two men to turn to violence in order to survive a business meeting in this one act dark comedy thriller.

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ONE ACT DARK COMEDY THRILLER

AN ACT OF GRACE – ONE ACT DARK COMEDY THRILLER ABOUT COMMITTING MURDER

Greed, an illicit affair and a dying woman’s last wish force two men to turn to violence in order to survive a business meeting in this one act dark comedy thriller.

High school classmates Chuck and Tony are successful happily married businessmen in their mid 40s. When a lonely widow named Grace contacts them to ask for help, they are intrigued until they learn what she wants them to do. They are aghast when she tells them that they just need to kill someone. Together. But who is the intended victim? With a suprising turn, it happens that it is Grace herself who is to be killed.

She assures them that there is no way that anyone else would ever know as they have no connections to each other. It would be (for all intents and purposes) a perfect murder. Naturally they are incredulous at first, however she knows things about them, secrets and lies that would have serious consequences for thier families and their careers should they not comply with her wishes. It doesn’t matter that perhaps these things happened a long time ago, or that they’ve changed. All that matters is the cold hard truth. If she doesn’t go down, she’ll take them both down with her.

An Act of Grace by John Muggleton looks at the power of secret and lies when manipulated by a person or persons with ulterior motives. with many twists along the way exposing an intricate web of lies.

From the writer of Burn comes this dark comedy thriller that was awarded Best Production, Best Ensemble, The People’s Choice Award and Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting Award at the 2019 Eastern Ontario Drama League Theatre Festival in Kingston, Ontario, It is slated to be produced in Toronto and Vancouver in 2021.

Read about the thriller Burn by John Muggleton

Author: John Muggleton

Type: One act play

Genre: Dark comedy thriller but could also be played as a straight suspense drama

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Two adults males in their forties and one female in her fifties to sixties

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch

Length: One hour

Set: Simple set, couch with a chair at either end, a coffee table and small drinks table off to the side

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building suspense tension and comedy at the same time

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Copyright © February 2020 John Muggleton

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