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Love, Norman – Drama for four actors about suicide, family and everything that comes with that.

drama for four actors

LOVE, NORMAN – A DRAMA FOR FOUR ACTORS ABOUT SUICIDE, FAMILY AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH THAT

When Estelle decided to ‘dump’ her ill father Frank on her brother Norman for a few days while she would be out of town, she initially had no idea that a visit to Norman’s apartment would end up being the intervention, reckoning, counselling, cleansing and reunion session that the family didn’t plan for but certainly needed. Without a mother, Estelle would go on to overcompensate for the lack of one, Norman would lose his nerve without her presence in his life and their father would blame Norman for her death. In Love, Norman, a drama for four actors, Estelle and her family’s dysfunction are exposed in a major way all the while happening in Norman’s tiny apartment…this is Norman’s, not Estelle’s story after all. And in keeping with the theme, it is Norman’s attempt at suicide, homosexuality and alleged son, Jerome which the play reveals to us all and grapples with in the most sincere way.

This is him, this is Norman and he sends his love. A beautifully written drama that is both challenging and human at the same time.

Other drama plays – Jars a short play about the love between two women by American playwright Jordan Morille

Author: Jordan Morille

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Drama for four actors, dealing with suicide, homosexuality and family

Cast: 3 – m, 1 – f

Ages of the actors: 1 teen, 1 elderly man, two middle aged M and F

Suitable for: Adults and older teens only, not for school productions – language

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Norman’s apartment. It is small, very small. One could almost remain in the center of the apartment and have access to every amenity inside, not unlike a spider in its web.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – characterisation.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new drama script

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Copyright © July 2018 Jordan Morille and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

My Child – drama about a teen who falls pregnant and the woman who wants her baby
Never alone – play about depression and suicide
Behind the Nets – drama set in a small town where a woman finds out her husband is gay

Ascorbic Acid Freak – play about HIV AIDS

gay play about hiv

ASCORBIC ACID FREAK – DARK COMEDY PLAY ABOUT HIV

It’s the late eighties and Mark is infected with HIV, a new supposedly lethal virus that affects the immune system. Mark, a typical gay man living with this new form of 1980’s plague, has begun to invest in all sorts of cures from taking a huge volume of ascorbic acid every day (to boost his immune system) to paying a quack doctor known as Dr Purgess to cure him with all manner of weird and wonderful drugs. Dr Purgess does not believe in the power of Ascorbic acid at all and instead arrives regularly armed with the latest cure all drug in this dark comedy play about HIV AIDS.

Mark’s housemate and companion Stephan both loves Mark and tolerates his hypochondria (which may not be unfounded) and tries to get Mark out and away from dwelling on his health all the time. Enter Wanda and Julie from Mark’s old theatre days who offer him a chance to get back on stage, something that would definitely take his mind off of everything.

But their plans may just be put on hold by Dr Purgess’ latest cure, which may be just the opposite!

PRODUCTION HISTORY

SU Drama Society, University College London Drama Society, London, UK – 2018

Other plays by playwright Grant Sutor Vuille – Wall flower house – play about agoraphobia.

Author: Grant Sutor Vuille

Type: One act play about HIV

Genre: Dark comedy

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All the characters except the doctor are in their twenties or thirties. The doctor may be older.

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch. (language, sex)

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Mark and Stephan’s apartment with a kitchen and a living room attached.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right and the feel of the play – comedy with a dark side to it.

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Copyright © June 2018 Grant Sutor Vuille and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

The Simple Hard – South African drama about living with HIV aids
Chicken, Airbags and Wors – South African play about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies

Twisted Lucy Fans – one act dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans

Dark COMEDY ABOUT LUCILLE BALL FANS

TWISTED LUCY FANS – ONE ACT DARK COMEDY ABOUT LUCILLE BALL FANS

It’s 1989.  Lucille Ball, the iconic actress and star of “I Love Lucy” has just died. Italian-American (not that it matters… much) writer and prince of princes, Alex, is being interviewed for his contributions to gay culture and his work as a novelist in this dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans.  Though he’s not quite a successful author, who’s really, keenly, seriously keeping tabs on that point?

Enter (literally, into the interview) Todd,  Mike’s diva extraordinaire of a friend, who believes Mike is at most a sketchy if not at the least unreliable in his knowledge of everything gay and in particular the life and times of the gay goddess Lucille Ball. The young, straight and very handsome Kyle should be interviewing Todd instead, according to Todd. It seems, however, that all of  Alex’s associates, friends and brother Mike want in on the interview, and they take over the conversation.

Kyle bravely and patiently soldiers on through the frustrating, interesting and brutally honest telling of the nitty gritty of what, who and how a gay man exists in the world. It isn’t until a shocking scandal befalls the unsung author that Kyle realizes he just may have an exclusive on his hands. He also believes the scandal will catapult the romance novelist into a media sensation-which is guaranteed to increase the sales and interest of Alex’s novels!

Oh and then at some point when tensions could not get any higher the instigator of incest, overly-degenerate ‘degenerate’ and obvious source of ‘beastly’ desires amongst these men,  Mike,  finds a gun. Mike aims it at Alex’s newest (really new, even for him) lover Stefano. Someone gets shot… and it ain’t Stefano.

Read other scripts – Marvin’s Fetish – a tension filled gay drama for two actors by Sal Anzalone

Author: Sal Anzalone

Type:  Full length one act dark comedy

Genre: Dark comedy about Lucille Ball fans

Cast: Cast of eight 6M, 1F, 1 transgender.

Ages of the actors: All adult, Kyle should be young and well built.

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: One hour

Set: The spacious kitchen of the eccentric Rizzo household. It is Thursday, April 27, 1989—the morning after Lucille Ball’s death.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a dark comedy with characterization being fundamental

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Copyright © March 2018 Sal Anzalone and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? other similar scripts for you to enjoy:

Chicken, airbags and wors – one act South African gay comedy about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – comedy about the new man and the old ex
For Never, not always – when the groom dumps the bride at the altar – for the best man!

Jars – drama about love between two women

drama about love between two women

Jars – drama about love between two women

What’s a kiss between friends? For Heely it is everything. Evidence that her feelings for Shyne weren’t a daydream and vice versa. Evidence that their childhood adventures together were as real as the fireflies Heely wants to spend forever after catching, with Shyne at her side… and their dog – as it should be. And evidence that a southern wife’s story can have its roots in the most unlikely soils, roots that ought to decay now that Shyne has her husband aka ‘him,’ roots that are thriving into a forbidden flower as Shyne still ‘visits’ with her ‘old childhood friend’ and a grown flower that basks in the radiating light of the love between two women who were not meant to fall in love. So is the one act drama about love between two women telling the story of Shyne and Heely, called Jars. It is an act of passion, torment and mostly, of hope.

From one to the other, paths had crossed, blood was spilled and they would forever be lovers.

Author: Jordan Morille

Type:  Ten minute drama plays

Genre:  Drama about love between two women

Cast: 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Both are in their thirties

Suitable for: PG 12 (content)

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A treehouse

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents – the play is written in a Southern dialect which should be pronounced perfectly if used or not at all.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital stage play script

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Copyright © February 2017 Jordan Morille and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

Carmilla – classic vampire tale of love between two women
Suprises – short one act drama for two women
Juan and Emmett – tragic gay love story

Juan and Emmett – a tragic LGBT love story script

lgbt love story script

JUAN AND EMMETT – TRAGIC LGBT LOVE STORY SCRIPT

The hardest pills to swallow are the ones we recognise well; it is difficult to accept the life your heart did not expect. Even more difficult to see the life you could be living as it passes you by and most difficult to dare explore that life. Emmett is a father, husband to Linda and a successful lawyer who lives, yes, but is not really alive…until he meets Juan. Younger, beautiful and bursting with joie de vivre, Emmett cannot deny the attraction he feels to this man; he must talk to him, befriend him, love him, protect him, save him. In this two-act tragic LGBT love story script, loneliness is dissected to reveal that even the simplest or briefest encounters, can provide a long-lasting cure to a disease that still goes otherwise undetected, even today. The ache in Emmett’s soul led him to Juan’s heart, but even a heart as young as Juan’s can struggle to accept the life (love) he could (should) be living.

Two lives, six stories, one tragedy.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Golden sugar fantasy nights LTD, UK – 2018

Author: Alan Baxter

Type: Two-act drama

Genre: LGBT love story script, a tragedy

Cast: Main characters: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four in their twenties up, two middle aged

Suitable for: Adults only, LSV

Length: Two hours

Set: Linda and Emmett’s upper middle class apartment and Juan’s working class apartment, the strip club. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a challenging piece that will inspire the actors and enthrall the audience as it reaches the tragic climax. 

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously published play

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Copyright © June 2017 Alan Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other LGBT plays for you to enjoy:

Love is a Stranger – British LGBT play about a young man who loves someone he never should have.
Boise, USA – play about the homosexuality scandal in 1950’s USA
Marvin’s Fetish – award winning gay drama for 2M