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Scream – one act suspense thriller

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SCREAM – ONE ACT SUSPENSE THRILLER

The power is out as Mary Jones enters her kitchen early one morning to prepare breakfast.  She and her husband will discover from their neighbors that what looks like a meteor shower has not only knocked out all electricity but batteries as well as cars and all electrical items.

How long this blackout will last is one of many terrifying realizations as the neighbors try to go about the task of maintaining order (protecting the neighborhood) and taking care of daily necessities (how will they cook, how long before the freezer contents go bad, how extensive is this power disabling celestial occurrence, what about the children away at school, what about world peace).

Doug Jones, seeking that all elusive Pulitizer winning story realizes that this is a golden opportunity.

There is nothing normal about the next few hours as the neighbors try to plan ahead.  The women are quick to want to share what they have with the others on the street; the men cautious about survival.

Herb Smith, the self appointed policeman, envisions robbers from a nearby housing complex about to descend upon them.  As he readies his guns to secure his property as well as his neighbors, a young man who has escaped from a gang related incident in the housing complex is desperately seeking a place to hide.  Mary Smith, alone and frightened, is his victim.

The true traits of the neighbors (Mary, Doug, Sally and Herb) not only come to the fore in this crisis but determine who will survive and who will not.

SCREAM was a finalist in the Tennessee Williams One Act Play Competition in 2014.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

University of Urbana, OH, USA – 2017

Read about best selling playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays (Am I good – giggly one act comedy) by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Suspense thriller play script

Type: One act play

Cast: 3M 2F actors

Ages of the actors: Four middle aged to older and one teenage boy

Suitable for: PG 8

Length: 45-50 minutes

Set: Home of Mary and Doug Jones, specifically the kitchen/office.
Office is set up with a FAX, computer, monitor, wireless phone, (2) lap tops, a partner’s desk, chairs with knee holes facing each other
Kitchen is very modern, all electric: stove, ovens, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster. Small color TV on counter
Small round table and four chairs
Door stage left to rest of house
Door upstage center to driveway with window, top half
Window over sink looking out onto the driveway and house next door.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building up to the climax in this suspense thriller

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Cost is $7 for this finalist digital script

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Copyright © November 2015 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other suspense thrillers in stock:

Becoming disappeared – short eerie sci fi script
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The Dark Chronicles of the Golden Raven Society – ghost story script

 

Baggage Claim – British Drama Plays

BAGGAGE CLAIM – BRITISH DRAMA PLAYS

BRITISH DRAMA PLAYS It’s a world where a mysterious unnamed group has begun placing large duffel bags throughout the city. The bags are either filled with explosives or two hundred thousand in cash. Those finding the bags open them to become either rich or are left horribly injured, or lose their lives altogether. When James finds a bag, he brings the bag back to his apartment that he shares with his girlfriend. He also calls his best friend and all three try to work out what to do. To open it or not? What to do if there is money inside, or what to do if there isn’t..

Production History:

Sir Robert Woodard Academy, West Sussex, UK – 2016
St. Vincent de Paul High School, CA, USA – 2016
Cultural Center of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 2017

 

Read about playwright Simon Parker.

Author: Simon Parker

Genre: British Drama Plays

Type: Full length drama in one act

Length: 90 minutes

Number of actors: Three 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: 20’s – early 40’s

Suitable for: PG 12

Set: The living room of a suburban flat/apartment

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – building tension to a climax throughout the play

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Cost is $10 for this digital script

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Copyright June 2014 Simon Parker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Victims of the Forest – Scary Medieval Plays

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VICTIMS OF THE FOREST – MEDIEVAL PLAYS

This Medieval tragedy is based partly on and inspired by ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ from ‘The Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Set in the 14th Century in the south west of England, the action is sparked by the burning of an alleged witch in the fictitious village of Breenham, Joe’s bid to avenge the killing of his best friend and the deception and greed of the killers, who flee to the forest. The play also revolves round the poaching of deer by a banished monk, the formidable Gert and her sons, the eventual demise of Joe and some of his companions and the ultimate dramatic event in the forest.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other plays by Keith Passmore.

Author:  Keith Passmore

Genre: Tragedy

Type: Three act drama play, medieval plays

Length: Two to two and a half hours.  2-2.5 hours

Number of actors: 24-33 – some can double up

Ages of the actors: Young teens to old

Suitable for:  PG 10 (violence)

Level of Difficulty:  8/10 – a longish script that needs to hold the audience’s attention.

Sets:  The forest, a cottage, an ale yard

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Cost is $5.50 for the digital play script

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Copyright  2012 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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