Surprises – Short Drama for Two Women


Bryn arrives home with a large parcel, possibly a gift for her partner. But the two had agreed not to do gifts, leaving her partner cross and embarrassed.

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short drama for two women


Bryn arrives home with the Christmas shopping which includes a surprisingly large parcel. Is it a surprise? Who is it for? The women had agreed not to exchange or buy Christmas presents, but why has Bryn bought it? Christmas for many people is a time when emotions and expectations run high, and this Christmas is no different in this short drama for two women. The parcel sparks a somewhat poignant slightly bitter conversation between Bryn and her companion, Sarah.

Performance History:
The overseas American Army Christmas Concert – 2015
Evanston Township High School, USA – 2016

Read about New Zealand playwright Keith Passmore.
Other dramas (The Box)” by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Drama for two women

Type: Short one act play

Cast: Cast of 2F

Ages of the Actors: Cast in their early thirties

Suitable for: PG 12 (language)

Length: 10-15 minutes long

Set: The action takes place in a room in a small apartment. The staging is simple, consisting of a table, covered with a cloth, and a chair.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – script with a wide range of emotions to be shown and tempers flare quickly

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Copyright © October 2015 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two handers for women:
My child – drama about an unwanted pregnancy
Nights – funny musical based on the Arabian nights
My middle name is angry – comedy by Ashley Nader for 2F

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