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Wilson – one act duologue

one act duologue

one act duologue


In this one act duologue for 1M and 1F, a man and a woman meet in an art gallery. Both teach at the same school and both share a common enemy, the new teacher, ‘Wilson.’ As they converse about the painting, the conversation turns to how much they both dislike Wilson. The conversation takes a sinister but erotically charged turn as they talk about what they’d like to do to him and another teacher at the school.

An interesting piece that can be played as either a straight slightly eerie drama, or as a dark comedy, depending on the director’s discretion. This one act duologue is one of the plays from the award winning ‘Ugly Art’ series of short one act plays.

… was one of 10 plays selected for the 1999 Vortex Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival, Albuquerque, NM.
… was one of 4 plays selected for the 1999 Living Art Play Festival, Charlotte, NC.
… was selected for the 1999 Theatre Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) One-Act Series.
The Old Nick theatre, Gainsborough, UK – 2019
Nirak Films, Warwichshire, UK – 2020

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roeche. Other plays by Terry Roeche.

Author: Terry Roeche

Type: One act duologue

Genre: Drama or comedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Both older in their fifties

Suitable for: PG 12 – suggestion of violence

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: Blank stage or a single red painting on the stage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – depending on discretion can be played as either dark comedy or drama

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Cost is $6 for this previously staged play

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Copyright © June 2015 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other duologues that we stock:

Believe – ten minute play script about psychic powers
Lies you can’t make up – playscript about JFK
My child – drama about a baby and unwanted teen pregnancy

A Beatle’s Story – play about the Beatles



play about the beatles

This play about the Beatles is basically a conversation between John Lennon and Paul McCartney about replacing their Bass player, Stu, and who on earth they are going to get to replace him. Stu has decided to stay behind in Hamburg after their tour in Germany and get married….and he didn’t like Paul taking the piss out of him all the time. A fast paced funny play by best selling playwright Morley Shulman, with snappy lines in the style of the classic Beatles films such as ‘ A Hard Day’s Night.’

Production History:

Shelby County Players, Evansville, USA – 2016

More about author Morley Shulman.  Other plays by Morley.

Author: Morley Shulman

Genre: Comedy, biography

Type: One act play

Length: Twenty to Twenty five minutes 20-25 min

Number of actors: Three M, three men – all are in their late teens to early twenties and should resemble the Beatles

Ages of the actors: All in their late teens to early twenties and should resemble the Beatles.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: They are sitting round a table drinking tea

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple funny conversation.

Read a  Sample of the script

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Copyright May 2014 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play ? Read some of our other biographical plays and Beatles based scripts:

And All his songs were sad – play about Sean McCarthy
MerseyBoys – a screenplay based on the lives of the Beatles
Lies you can’t make up – drama script about JFK