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Waiting for John – drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

WAITING FOR JOHN – DRAMA ABOUT A FAMILY TORN APART BY A SON’S DEATH

Fred has a son called John. He’s all grown up now, but still a good lad. Fred and John spend hours together, but what they like to do best is watch the stars, naming all the constellations. Today Fred is getting the tea ready for John and his wife, Edith. He likes to do this whilst he’s waiting for John. He should be home soon. Any minute now.
Edith had a son called John. He isn’t coming home, not ever again. Not since he got in that car. But she’ll wait as well, wait for her husband to come back to her. A drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death.

Waiting for John won best play in the 2018 Franklin and Friends one act play festival in Roosevelt Park.

Author: Spencer Rowley

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

Cast: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors: Mains: middle aged up. Nurse: Any adult age

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform.

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The set is quite simple; no walls or doors, except for a shelf which splits the stage centrally into two parts left and right, and which can be accessed by either character. The shelf is otherwise see-through and must be designed in such a way that it does not affect the audience’ concentration or view. Each character has a chair (Edith’s is a rocking chair). Fred has a trunk containing toys or mementos of his son. Each side has a tea-making facility with kettle/cups/etc., and a small side-table. Each side table has a framed photograph of John, placed so that the audience can see. In the picture John is a young man/teenager.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – simple character portrayal is the essence of this award winning play

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital play

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Waiting for John

Copyright © March 2019 Spencer Rowley and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas you may enjoy:

Daughter like you – family drama about a couple trying to cope with losing a young child
Love, Norman. Norman is about to take his life when his family arrives with an unusual request
Memory Palace – poignant drama surrounding the life of a family as they sell their home

The Perfect Partnership – short romantic comedy script for three actors

short romantic comedy script for three actors

THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP – SHORT ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT FOR THREE ACTORS

The Perfect Partnership” is a short romantic comedy script for three actors centered on the misadventures between Stephen, a young man with an unwanted puppy, and a strange girl named Clara he meets on his way. While trying to please his girlfriend Penelope by getting rid of the puppy, Stephen sparks immediate friction with Clara, who seems to only create obstacles on the way to the animal shelter. But when the puppy gets lost, Stephen and Clara have to work together as a team, ultimately discovering what the perfect partnership means for both of them.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Rever la Scène, Paris, France – 2017
Village Green theatre Co, Queensland, Australia – 2018

Author: Shelby Deglan

Type: One act play

Genre:Short romantic comedy script

Cast:1M 2F actors

Ages of the actors: Actors in their late teens to early twenties

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: 20 minute one act play

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A sidewalk/pavement near a park

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – nice character piece

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $9 for this previously staged digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Perfect Partnership

Copyright October 2015 Shelby Deglan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one acts for three actors:

Am I good – comedy where a bit of accidentally exposed bottom goes a long way!
Love is stranger – British one act drama about forbidden love
The love of cheesecake – adult romantic comedy in one act