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Final Conversations – play for drama school

play for drama school


Final Conversations is about a Mother’s regret, wanting to roll back time to attain one perfect moment, one real conversation with her Son before he’s accidentally killed. The set up is simple: one day before school Mother suddenly “knows” that Son has an hour to live. With a “kitchen sink” approach, she attempts to change fate, using comedic often absurd methods to reach Son, none of which alters destiny or brings peace in this play for drama school.

An interview with playwright Rita Anderson about Final Conversations.

Final Conversations was nominated for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Competition at The Kennedy Center. It was produced by the Missouri State Theatre, Texas State University, Lab Theatre and The FronteraFest, at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas in 2017.


Illinois College, IL, USA – 2021

Read about playwright Rita Anderson. Read other plays by Rita – Early Liberty – a drama about a crumbling hotel

Author: Rita Anderson

Type: One act play, play for drama school

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, dramedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: A Mother (30’s-40’s) and her teenage son.

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A small kitchen and a front door

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a nice piece that challenges the actors as they have to be the same characters but in variety of moods over a short period of time. At time the play is humorous but there is always the underlying sadness of knowing the son will ultimately pass away that underlies the comedy.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $10 for this digital play script with a good production history

Cost is $15.50 for the printed script. Delivery time 7-10 working days.

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any Queries about Final Conversations

Copyright © February 2018 Rita Anderson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other poignant comedies:

Benny and Boris – ten minute poignant comedy for seniors
Some Unfinished Chaos – poignant comedy about a failing writer and his relationship with his protegee
Memory Palace – a poignant family drama surrounding the family home now being sold.

The Release of Theodore Marlow – romantic period drama script

period drama script


Is death only the beginning? For Theodore Marlow, it is his second chance, his only chance but he is not quite dead… yet. You see Theodore Marlow only just started living. Before he was existing only, and not really living at all in a world where his wife, Elsie, had crowned herself as Queen. Their marriage was only a formality in his eyes, and what exactly she ruled over would ultimately amount to nothing for he did not see her anymore. To him she was as irrelevant as he was to himself.

That is until he met Rebecca. Sure as he was that he’d known her before, this was the first time he had laid eyes on her, in this world at the least. She was everything that he never knew he needed. When she tragically died, he saw her face everywhere haunting him and beckoning him to join her.  Thus Theodore Marlow realised that in death all of our most pressing questions are answered and in life we get to see but not really understand enough of ourselves or of each other.

And so we meet again, My Heart

Author: Dan Weatherer

Genre: Romantic period drama script

Type: Three act play

Cast: 6M, 2F (principals are 2M, 2F)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  One to One and half hours

Set: Various including a dining room, bedchambers and a ball

Level of difficulty:  8/10 – a lovely period drama

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Release of Theodore Marlow

Copyright © October 2016 Dan Weatherer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Yvette – period drama romance set in Paris in the 1700’s
Agatha the ugly – period drama set in WWII in which a zany girl hosts her own radio show
Sarah wants to moon – period comedy piece about a young actress who wants her own way

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