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Adam and Yoshi – award winning one act comedy-drama

award winning one act comedy-drama


Trying to pick up the pieces while going through a divorce, Adam moves back in with his mother. The arrangement gives him the liberty and creative freedom to write, as he tries to come to terms with the loss of his other half which interestingly enough coincides with the appearance of Yoshi, his new girlfriend… kind of. Yoshi and Adam have a normal relationship; they met at a comic’s convention, she pops in through his window consistently dressed in the same superhero garb (mask included), they fight and talk and talk while fighting and then they make love in this award winning comedy-drama.

Yoshi’s full name, ‘’Yoshi, Warrior Princess of the Divine Order of Nesparotu of the Kiuan on the planet Darden’’ maintains that she is from the planet Darden and her purpose is to copulate with an Earthling, so as to impregnate her. Okay, so not much of a ”normal” relationship, but this comedy-drama in one act does explore the dynamics that every person in the world goes and grows through when they choose, yet again, to open their hearts.

When Yoshi reveals a shocking truth to Adam he faces a future that is more uneasy than he had anticipated his life would become after his divorce.


2013 – Play Club West, Los Angeles, CA – Staged Reading
2013 – WINNER – The Make the House Roar Prize for Comedy, The Lionheart Theater of GA.
2013 – McKinney Repertory Theatre Festival, McKinney, TX – Finalist w/ Staged Reading
2013 – New American Playwrights Development Project at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City Utah – Finalist w/ 4 Workshop Production followed by audience Q&A sessions.
2015 – Special Workshop Production – The Flea Theater, NYC – Presented by the In-Residence-Director for consideration in the 2015 & 2016 Seasons for the Artistic Director and staff.
Silliman University Philippines, Philippines – 2022
WeDraman Group, Hong Kong, China – 2022

Author: Tom Cavanaugh

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Award winning one act comedy-drama, dramedy.

Cast: Main Characters 1 – M, 1 – F , one offstage voice (his mother)

Ages of the actors: 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: Adults to perform and watch

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Adam’s bedroom with a bed, desk, laptop and an open window

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a award winning deep play that focuses on character and intent

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $10 for this award winning play script

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Copyright © January 2018 Tom Cavanaugh and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length dramas for two actors you’ll enjoy:

A Field of Glory – American Civil war Drama
Crossword – British award winning play about a murder
On Golden Wings – play about the composer Giuseppe Verdi

Dreamtime – play script about teen cult murder


play script about teen murder


The story is inspired by the murders of Dartmouth professors Half and Susanne Zantop, January 2001. Two high school boys from Vermont came to their home under false pretenses and murdered them for a hundred dollars in cash.

The murders were, of course, notorious. They followed on the heels of the Columbine murders and since then there has been practically an epidemic of senseless murders by young people in the USA. This is a play script about teen cult murder.

There’s a fine line between a dream and reality, well that is until there isn’t… that is until your dreams no longer serve their purpose as a subconscious escape and instead prey on your psyche: creating a world you can neither inhabit nor feel a firm part of.

Willy and Noah are young white youths, trying to both define themselves and make a stamp on their society. They dream of joining the American Nazi party. Both boys have dreams – they need something to make them stand out. They dream of doing something big. They dream of it day and night. Until it becomes hard to tell whether they’re awake or dreaming…

Both Willy and Noah tread the barrier in this play about the consequences of blurring the lines that separate delusions from actuality. Was their sense of self elevated in their dream state? Were Noah and Willy just plain bored with their reality? Or did they forget where in the world they truly belonged, when they made a choice that would affect them and two German professors? Dreamtime explores what happens when two doubtful aspiring American Nazi youths take certainty and uncertainty into their hands…and the cost of human life in between.

One of the monologues from the play is included in Best Men’s Stage Monologues in 2010 (Smith & Kraus, publisher.)


Maitland Repertory Theatre – NSW, Australia – 2017

Read other plays – Memory palace – drama about family spanning generations by Maura Campbell.

Author: Maura Campbell

Genre: Drama, play script about teen cult murder

Type: One act play, full length in seven scenes

Cast: 6 actors, 3M 1F and two extras who play multiple parts throughout the play

Ages of the actors: Two are young high school youths, two are middle aged to older college professors.

Suitable for:  PG 10 – concepts of violence

Length: 70 – 80 minutes

Set: A space that represents The Mountain, The Cell, and Joerg and
Greta’s Home. Many other locations are suggested. The fluid use of
space is effective since scenes and dialogue constantly overlap.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a great, challenging play that would suit drama school students or fringe festivals

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $10 for this play with an award winning monologue

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Dreamtime

Copyright © July 2016 Maura Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about murder

The Pump room – the story of a murder in post apartheid South Africa
Why shoot your husband – drama for 1M 1F
When Summer dies of shame – play about murder and revenge