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Day of all days – drama script about secrets and lies

drama script about secrets and lies

DAY OF ALL DAYS – DRAMA ABOUT SECRETS AND LIES

Jean is the perfect host and has planned a get together to celebrate their friends Diane and George’s 25-year partnership. Bringing everyone together has been a bit of a trial and things go wrong – the cake is destroyed in an accident involving Dan and Jean’s best friend, Karen. Their daughter Sarah’s boyfriend decides not to attend, Karen’s husband Harry prefers to support his football team and to cap it all George’s car breaks down, which results in the celebration being postponed to the following day in this drama about secrets and lies.

About 23 years ago Dan and Karen had an affair and Dan is unaware that a child, Chris, born of the relationship was adopted rather than aborted. Dan thinks that Jean, although aware of the relationship, knows nothing about the child and has been living under a cloud of guilt ever since. Everything goes wrong when Chris, now 22 years’ old arrives at the party.

Tension builds as other family members start to let their secrets out as well, culminating in the final arrival of the last guests of the evening!

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas – Deliverance – a play about Joan of Arc by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama about secrets and lies

Cast: 6M, 5F – cast of 11

Ages of the actors: Adults forties to fifties, their kids in their twenties

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: 120 minutes – Two hours

Set: Dan and Jean’s lounge hasn’t changed much from the late 1990’s, but it is homely, stylish to a degree and simply furnished and is part of a four-bedroom house in a semi-rural setting in middle class South of England.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 Building tension throughout to reach a peak at the end of two hours

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © November 2017 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Transcendental Exercises – drama script about a marriage falling apart

script about a marriage falling apart

TRANSCENDENTAL EXERCISES – DRAMA SCRIPT ABOUT A MARRIAGE FALLING APART

In Transcendental Exercises we are introduced to the Goodall family. Harold – a surgeon, his wife Louise and their soon-to-be divorced son Albert. Harold is a forthright and practical man, void of any
agendas, Louise is, well, special or rather, one who would find ease in even the most uncomfortable situations, while their son Albert walks and talks according to the wisdom of his own inner voice (a
sign to some of madness) in this drama script about a marriage falling apart.

Perhaps the madness within is what attracted Albert to his soon-to-be ex wife Jennifer who pays the Goodall family one last visit before she makes her grand exit. As most young women are, Jennifer is volatile, passionate, mischievous, emotional, impetuous and fearless (a perfect villain) and she has one last seed to sew in the lives of the ‘’family’’ she was once a part of.

The seed is one of doubt. For it only takes the tiniest dose to set an entire world on fire. A dose that might confirm Louise’s hunch that her husband’s relationship with her daughter-in-law is
inappropriate, a dose that might get Harold thinking seriously about the random men who visit Albert, a dose that may confirm Harold’s suspicions about Albert’s character as one that is weak and
insignificant. It is the last card that Jennifer will play and she won’t even be around to see the consequences of her dalliance with said, doubt.

To call their lives a mess would be unreasonable. To call it human nature, would be logical.

Transcendental Exercises has been produced at the Corner Theatre in Baltimore. I feel this play is the very best play of George’s we have published on Off The Wall Plays. 

Read about playwright George Freek. Other plays by George – You do what you can – a parody on Macbeth.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Drama script about a marriage falling apart

Type:The play is written in four scenes so how it is played can be at the director’s discretion. Breaking it into two acts of two scenes each would be logical.

Length: 80 minutes

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F and a two small parts – 2M (can be played by the same actor)

Ages of the actors: Adults – two older, two younger (young man)

Suitable for: Adults only – references to sex.

Set: Harold and Louise’s Living room in a Midwestern City of 160,000.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the play has a twist at the end which makes how the lines are performed throughout the play quite interesting.

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Copyright © August 2017 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas for you to enjoy:

Memory Palace a family drama spanning generations
Irish Jack – family drama comedy about marrying outside your culture
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The Associate – short drama scripts for two actors

short drama scripts for two actors

THE ASSOCIATE – SHORT DRAMA SCRIPTS FOR TWO ACTORS

In this drama piece for two adult actors, 1M 1F, set at the opening of an exhibition of a painting at an art gallery, a couple discuss their relationship and how easily infidelity can happen. Their relationship is likened to the red painting that is being exhibited behind the actors.

Read about playwright Terry Roeche. Other short plays by Terry.

REVIEWS

The associate is one of the pieces from a series collectively known as Ugly Art.

Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2009
Produced by Dreamscape Theatre, UK
Melfort Amateur Dramatics, SK, Canada – 2018

5 out of 5 Stars
“Art is a subjective creature. One gallery patron sees a monochromatic masterpiece; another sees nothing more than red paint… Back and forth goes the dialogue like a piping hot potato, keeping our attention for the full 75 minutes… It’s a hoot, but perhaps it’s because we catch a glimpse of ourselves in each couple that Red Wine & Canvas resonates so strongly.

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England
Produced by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004

“Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

Sumter Item, Sumter, South Carolina
Produced by Urban Theater of Sumter 2004

“Three large canvases (blue, yellow and green) one bench and a small table displaying several wine glasses set the stage for “Ugly Art,” written by last year’s South Carolina playwright’s winner Terry Roueche… The play itself is sophisticated dialogue, evoking laughter through seven vignettes that explore a variety of topics – marriage, control, snobbery, fidelity and artistic talk…

AWARDS

UGLY ART
… was selected for the 1998 Theatre Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) One-Act Series.
… was a third place winner in the 1997 Porter Fleming Writing Competition sponsored by the Greater Augusta (GA) Arts Council.
… was selected for the 1996 New Play Festival at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: short drama scripts for two

Type: Short One act play, duologue

Length: 7-10 minutes

Cast: Two adults, 1m 1F. She’s attractive

Ages of the actors: 30’s to middle age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple. Black box theatre or 1 red painting

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – conversational style script but holding audience’s attention as they talk to them.

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Cost is $7 for this award winning play script

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© September 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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