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Nuns – a two-act satire about rebellious nuns running riot

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NUNS – A TWO-ACT SATIRE

Bongs, chain smoking, liquor, sex tapes, blackmail, and a desire to change the system. No, it’s not college, it’s a convent! Three corrupt nuns use blackmail and foul play in an effort to change the patriarchy to which they have devoted their lives. With the use of an illicit sex tape starring none other than Mother Superior herself, the kinked chain of events begins to unfold. When you deal with the devil, be prepared to get burnt.

Nuns is a two-act satire about three rebellious  Nuns and how they   plot to overthrow the mother superior in order to establish smoking rights for themselves.  The youngest, Sister Bernadette is being seduced into the cause by  Sister Catharine and Sister Roza during one of their secret smoking  sessions. They have a secret that they believe will bring the Mother  superior to her knees.

A ten minute version of Nuns was first done as a performance reading for Crash Test Drama 2009. After winning it’s initial round it went on the finals and came forth. Nuns(10 minute version) was submitted to Short and Sweet 2010 and was listed in the Top 100 plays. Celia Kelly won best newcomer award for her roles in Pride and Prejudice in 10 minutes and her role as Sister Bernadette in Nuns. The full length version was presented as a Performance reading at the Thesbos theatre in Canada and as a full production by The Gorilla Tango Theatre company in Chicago from July 7th till July 28th 2010.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Independent Actors, London, United Kingdom – 2018
The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre, GA, USA – 2018

The author will allow some workshopping of the play, but if there are radical changes to the play we/he need to be contacted. Read about playwright Robert Luxford

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Author:  Robert Luxford

Genre: Satirical Comedy

Type: 2 two act play

Length: 80 eighty minutes

Number of Actors:  4F four women

Ages of Actors: 1 20s, 2 30s, 1 50s

Suitable for:  PG 12

Set: Minimal – a bare stage. At the director’s discretion

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – this play relies on it’s witty lines and how they are delivered

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Cost is $10 for this award winning play that has enjoyed two successful runs

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Pigeons – a two-act drama about a potential millionaire

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PIGEONS – A TWO-ACT DRAMA PLAY

“Pigeons” is a two-act drama about a man named Lester, in his thirties, who is about to inherit a fortune left to him by his dead grandmother on the condition  that he is married before he is thirty five years old. Unfortunately, Lester is a recluse who dropped out of high school in his senior year after failing a course in English. He is completely obsessed with breeding a champion homing pigeon. He spends the better part of his days on the roof of his Philadelphia home with his pigeons.  Lester is supported by his sister, Sistine, a Catholic nun who supports him by bringing food everyday as otherwise he just wouldn’t cope.
Sistine decides to take the matter of Lester being married into her own hands. She brings home a single young woman who works as a clerk at the convent.

Lester has a problem in that he hasn’t kissed a female for years. We learn as the play progresses what caused this trauma in Lester’s life. The young woman’s mission is directed with the nun’s encouragement to get Lester over his phobia and become his wife.

The two-act drama play gets convoluted when a boyhood friend of Lester and his sister arrive in the second act. As the play progresses, we learn the Machiavellian reasons for the nun’s motivations.

“Pigeons,” was professionally produced at the “New World Theater” in Miami Beach a few years ago. It was also produced at several theaters in Baltimore/Annapolis as well as several dinner theaters.

Author: Lee Dorsey

Genre: Drama

Type:  Two (2) act play

Characters:  2M, 2F

Ages of actors: Late twenties to early forties

Length of play:  100 minutes

Suitable for: PG rated (sexual language and nuances)

Set:Moderate – there are two adjoining rooms – a lounge – dining room and next to that a small kitchen with a sink and gas stove.

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Cost is $8

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PIGEONS – A TWO-ACT DRAMA

This play is fully protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America, the British Empire, including the Dominion of Canada and all other countries of the Copyright Union and is subject to a royalty. All rights, including professional, amateur, motion pictures, recitation, public reading, radio broadcasting, television, and the rights of translation into foreign languages are strictly reserved.

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