Fried Grits – a Play about Domestic Abuse

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In this two-act dramatic play about domestic abuse, three friends – Don,  Mike and Joe sit down at their usual spot for breakfast at Ollie’s Diner. The men realise that their waitress Monica, is distressed and has some bruises on her. These men soon put things together and discover that Monica is being abused by her live-in boyfriend George. George is easily threatened, and he is more than physically domineering – he controls many aspects of Monica’s life. Don enlists his wife Joan’s help, who brings in Charlene. Soon these two women slowly befriend Monica. This starts off a chain events that changes both Monica’s and her patron’s lives from Ollie’s Diner forever.

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play about domestic abuse

FRIED GRITS – A PLAY ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE

In this two-act dramatic play about domestic abuse, three friends – Don,  Mike and Joe sit down at their usual spot for breakfast at Ollie’s Diner. The men realise that their young waitress Monica is distressed and has some bruises on her. These men soon put things together and discover that Monica is being abused by her live-in boyfriend George. George is easily threatened, and he is more than physically domineering – he controls many aspects of Monica’s life. Don enlists his wife Joan’s help, who brings in Charlene, a psychologist who has experience with this kind of thing. Soon these two women slowly befriend Monica. This starts off a chain events that changes both Monica’s and her patron’s lives from Ollie’s Diner forever.

Other plays by American playwright Sam Stone:

Just us Girlz – full length farce set in a hair salon

Author: Sam Stone

Type: Two-Act Play

Genre: Drama

Cast: 5M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults. TW: Descriptions of Intimate Partner Abuse.

Length: 60-75 minutes

Set: OLLIE’S DINER.
• Downstage, a table with three chairs.
• Upstage or to the side, a “ready” counter/table with coffee pot, menus, a “RESERVED” sign and restaurant-type props.
• There are two exits.
◦ Entrance Door – may have frosted glass with “OLLIES DINER” facing outward.
◦ An escape to the kitchen, remainder of the diner and rear exit.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – playing a character that has experienced trauma believably especially if you have never had similar trauma in the past

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Copyright © May 2021 Sam Stone and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

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