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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

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6 for this previously staged play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Wilson

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

In the drink – one act plays 1M 1F

one act comedy play for 1M 1F


A melodramatic comedy about the founder of a new brand of cherry cola  and his not so charming wife who are living the life of the rich and famous. This, despite the fact that their new cherry cola has caused a public stir by setting the tongues of people who drink it on fire. But…. in doing that it has brought in a lot of new business for the local dentists and doctors.  The investors are therefore very happy, so they are too.  So they’ll carry on drinking their absinthe and gin. Just not their cola.

In the Drink was originally performed at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s 24/7 Play Festival.


Oregon State University, OR, USA – 2018

Read more about playwright Timothy Starnes.  Other off beat comedies by Timothy Starnes.

A dedication to the original cast: ‘As Lord Cynhardt would say, you can put anything into a drink. Peppermint, butterscotch extract, cigarette ashes, tears of orphans, brown sugar, medical waste and even bits of your enemies. However, you cannot simply mix in any and everything for a theatrical production that won’t get you run out of town. This script is dedicated to the original Lord and Lady Cynhardt, Hoke Pittman and Piper Parks, along with director Ryan Fay, who all worked tirelessly in a timespan of not long enough to host and clean up a dinner party in order to shape the version you see today.’

Author: Timothy Starnes

Genre: Comedy, melodrama

Type: One act plays 1M 1F

Number of actors: Two 1M 1F

Ages of the actors:  30’s up

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Living room of an upmarket home.

Level of difficulty:  8/10 – achieving the melodramatic tones without going overboard.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6 for this digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about In The Drink

Royalty information for In the Drink

© August 2014 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies for two actors:

A Blind date – best selling one act comedy
But I’m French – one act comedy for two actors
Insurance on the line – ten minute satires