Restaurants at Beautiful Times – One Act Drama about Society for four actors


This one act drama about society compares the worlds of the rich and the poor, playing on the fact that neither has any idea what happens on the other side.


one act drama about society


In this one act drama about society for four actors, the stage and the actor’s lives are divided into the ‘restaurant’ and the ‘place where the food is prepared.’   Jean and Myceneaus live and work in the place where the food is prepared. They have never known another existence, and theirs is grim existence at best.  Their only interaction is with the head waiter who liaises between both sides of the stage – both worlds, as it were.  This one act drama for four actors compares the worlds of the very rich and the very poor and plays on the fact that neither side has any idea what happens on ‘the other side’.

Performance History:
The play has been produced in Las Vegas by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and in New York by Working Man’s Clothes thus far.

The author would request that he approves/disapproves any
dialogue changes or renaming of characters, but genders may be
altered at the theatre’s discretion.

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Author: David McGinnis

Genre: Drama

Type: One Act Play

Cast: four, 4

Ages of Actors:   Middle aged actors

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: Simple. A table, a chair, a rope hung from the fly/ceiling/rafters, and some clutter in Jean and Myceneaus’ area.

Level of  Difficulty:   6/10 – achieving tension and maintaining it

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