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A Deep Rural Tract – court case drama script

court case drama script


A DEEP RURAL TRACT is a full-length drama about a Mississippi family, the McMillans.

Mississippi Cotton farmer, Wilbur McMillan stands accused in the death of his wife, Lurene. A controversial 1979 trial takes place in a Townsey, Mississippi courthouse. The court has to decide if Lurene McMillan died accidentally or if Wilbur McMillan willfully shot his wife of many years.

Willis McMillan blames the father for the death of their mother. His outspoken accusations cause tension to be thick within the McMillan family. Bo, second oldest of the five siblings handles the situation quite differently from Willis. No one knew of his uncertainty concerning what occurred that day on the farm when the mother died as a result of gunshot but to get to the truth he conducted a secret investigation into his mother’s death.

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Author:  Viney Loretta Moore

Genre: Court case drama script

Type: One act play

Length: One hour

Number of actors: Eight,  5M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult 30’s to old age

Set: There are two sets – the courtroom and the family farm kitchen

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents which must be maintained.

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Cost is $5 for this new digital play script

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Copyright April 2104 Loretta Moore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Riding a Peacock – African American Family Drama

african american family drama


RIDING A PEACOCK is a play about life as it affects two young successful African/American families. One family rises from the “Ghetto,” and the other comes out of the Black elite. The play’s focus is upon an aspiring writer named Joyce Withers. Joyce yearns to make a full time living as a writer, but struggles with how to become one. Her first novel, written when she was a young woman, was aptly entitled, “Riding a Peacock,” signifying a journey to freedom on a bird’s back.  For Joyce, writing means freedom and a chance to truly be herself. This play is the journey of how she accomplishes that and how her family grows.  As much as it is powerful with interpretations of life, RIDING A PEACOCK is packed with incredibly lively characters and humor.

Author: Viney Loretta Moore

Genre: African American Family Drama

Type: One Act Play

Length:  Fifty minutes, 50 minutes

Number of  actors: Seven, 7,  4F, 3M

Ages of actors: Twenties to Fifties

Level of Difficulty:  6/10 – characters each tell their stories.

Set:  Two sets – one is a nice suburban home outdoors and the other is a corporate office.

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Cost is $6 for this previously produced play

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Copyright October 2013 Viney Loretta Moore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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