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A Deep Rural Tract – court case drama script

court case drama script

A DEEP RURAL TRACT – COURT CASE DRAMA SCRIPT

A DEEP RURAL TRACT is a full-length drama about a Mississippi family, the McMillans.

Mississippi Cotton farmer, Wilbur McMillan stands accused in the death of his wife, Lurene. A controversial 1979 trial takes place in a Townsey, Mississippi courthouse. The court has to decide if Lurene McMillan died accidentally or if Wilbur McMillan willfully shot his wife of many years.

Willis McMillan blames the father for the death of their mother. His outspoken accusations cause tension to be thick within the McMillan family. Bo, second oldest of the five siblings handles the situation quite differently from Willis. No one knew of his uncertainty concerning what occurred that day on the farm when the mother died as a result of gunshot but to get to the truth he conducted a secret investigation into his mother’s death.

Read about playwright Loretta Moore. Other plays by Loretta Moore.

Author:  Viney Loretta Moore

Genre: Court case drama script

Type: One act play

Length: One hour

Number of actors: Eight,  5M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult 30’s to old age

Set: There are two sets – the courtroom and the family farm kitchen

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents which must be maintained.

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Copyright April 2104 Loretta Moore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Early Liberty – two act drama plays

two act drama plays

EARLY LIBERTY – TWO ACT DRAMA PLAYS

“Life is about paying attention to the right things,” but what happens when the people and places you consider safe aren’t? What is “safe” and who spells “Home”?

When Mark Haywood follows the beacon into Lighthouse Cove nothing is what it seems. But if Mark’s world is falling apart—despite increasingly-frantic efforts to keep it together, then the hotel proprietor and his family need a special kind of rescue from each other. Just what will it take for Selma to grow up and for Mark to wake up? Can these dueling opposites save the hotel and find a way to be together? Set in 1985 on the Atlantic shore, Early Liberty explores the limits and boundlessness of love and hope, and the darker side of what it means to dream.

Early Liberty is a play about false fronts and true love, about crossed wires and yardsticks we never measure up to.  This dramatic love story is especially relevant now, especially as regards women’s status, and the parallels between the idealized Reagan Era and the “world as it is today” to reveal that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Early Liberty was produced at Texas State University (Lab Theatre) January 31-February 3, 2013.The play has already been workshopped but the author is open to minor changes, authorized in writing. Read more about playwright Rita Anderson

Rita and Early Liberty have both been recently featured  as the cover story in Baring Her Soul for a living – Hill Country View.

Author: Rita Anderson

Genre: Drama, two-act drama

Type: Full length drama plays

Number of Actors:   4M, 4F

Ages of the actors: All adult, 20s-60s.

Set: An out-of-date hotel in Norfolk with a nautical theme.  First day of Spring.

Suitable for: All ages

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – much of the play is carried by a conversation between two people.

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Copyright January  2012 Rita Anderson and licensed by Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Pigcat – two act drama plays for four actors

two act drama plays

PIGCAT – TWO ACT DRAMA PLAYS FOR FOUR ACTORS

In this two act drama, Freddy, a young teenage boy, struggles with the fact that his mother abandoned him a year ago and left him with her alcoholic and abusive partner, Vic. Vic, who has an older son, Bobby, makes no secret of the fact that Freddy’s mother abandoned him and that Freddy is entirely dependent on Vic for his living.

Freddy escapes into his imagination, in which he is a fierce character, Pigcat, who is bigger and stronger then Freddy will ever be. He is aided by the character Willyboar, who appears in his dreams when Freddy needs his mother the most.

But all is not as it seems with his mother’s disappearance as Freddy finds out as this drama comes to a climax in this chilling play.

‘Pigcat’ won the Holland New Voices Award at the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2010. It also won a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in 2009. Read more about playwright Steven Bogart.

Performance History

Zurich International School, Switzerland, 2015

Author: Steven Bogart

Genre: Drama

Type: Two act drama plays

Length: One and a half hours, 90 min, ninety minutes

Suitable for: Adults

Number of Actors: Four 3M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Two – 1M 1F in their 30’s-40’s and two 2M in their teens, one late teens, one early teens

Set: The backyard of a small house in need of serious attention with an old shed and a rusted old pick-up truck. A couple of old chairs, an old beat up sofa, a grill resting on the side of the house, a clothesline with the hide of a wild boar. Some crates tossed carelessly around the yard.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – the youngest actor is the main part and should be played by a strong young actor.

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Copyright December 2013 Steven Bogart Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Clear as Clear – a one act cowboy dramatic play

cowboy dramatic script

CLEAR AS CLEAR – ONE ACT COWBOY DRAMATIC PLAY

 

‘Clear as Clear’ is a one act drama about five cowboys at the turn of the century who get to playing a game of cards to pass the time as there is a blizzard outside. As they play, they recall the past and how things have changed at the turn of the century USA, how the war affected them, and how they  treated the Indians that used to live there.  The plain where they live once teemed with rivers of buffalo and Indians, and now there is only silence.  Each man comes to terms with what he has done in the name of progress in this one act cowboy dramatic play.

Read more about playwright David Greenberg.

Author: David Greenberg

Type: One act cowboy dramatic play

Genre: Drama

Length: Forty five minutes

Number of actors: Five male actors (5M)

Ages of the actors: Middle aged to about sixty

Set: Simple – a room in a cabin with a table, chairs, a door and places to sleep

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – the script is interesting and the action builds toward the end. Challenge – portraying believable turn of the century hardened cowboy characters.

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Copyright September 2013 David Greenberg and  Off The Wall Play Publishers

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