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Parallelodram two – fifteen minute drama script

fifteen minute drama script

PARALLELODRAM TWO – FIFTEEN MINUTE DRAMA SCRIPT

The Smiths are off to celebrate Mrs Smith’s birthday by seeing a play tonight. Incidentally their (physically) really close neighbours, the Smithsons, are celebrating John’s birthday with a trip to a show as well. The two families mirror each other through an imaginary wall centre stage. They’re both going to watch the same play, and in the beginning all the action on both sides of the stage is synchronized in this fifteen minute drama script.

Both families discuss the events of the night ahead. Simply put, the Smiths know what to expect and the Smithsons don’t. When both twelve year old boys show a reluctance to go to watch the play, the play takes an abrupt turn and the two families diverge. This short drama explores how two similar yet different families engage with each other as the question of nature and nurture is brought into the mix.

Author: Nicholas Richards

Type: One act play

Length: Fifteen minute drama script

Genre: Drama

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four adult parents, two twelve year old boys

Suitable for: All ages to watch.

Set: Two front hallways mirror-imaged down the middle of the stage. The furniture is also mirrored. There is a small table and chair at each side, and chairs back-to-back centre stage with a gap where we are to imagine the division between the houses. On the ‘dividing wall’ there are to be imagined mirrors. There could also be umbrella-stands or hat-stands. The actors enter from Upstage as if coming down from upstairs.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting the mirror imaging needed so that the two families synchronize. Will need practice.

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Copyright © April 2019 Nicholas Richards and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that also explore the concepts of the fourth wall and philosophy:

A Puzzle for Two – a philisophical play
Sindication – a one act that is a commentary of society by breaking the fourth wall.
The Mirror – a collection of comic and dramatic short plays that follow the journey of a mirror through people’s lives

The Beach House – comedy drama about family

COMEDY DRAMA ABOUT FAMILY

THE BEACH HOUSE – A COMEDY DRAMA ABOUT FAMILY

It’s meant to be a celebration of family and in particular, granddad Arthur’s birthday. Sure, Arthur and Ellen have been divorced a long time and he barely gets along with Abigail, his granddaughter, but at least Belinda is trying when it comes to her parents and children in this comedy drama about family.

It’s unfortunate really that Abigail and Jarvis, his grandson show their true and disingenuous reasons for attending the beach house celebration, in a situation that is unraveling almost as soon as they get to their home away from home. With a no-show father (Belinda’s husband who cares as much for the title as he does for Abigail) it seems Belinda is well and truly on her own as she tries desperately to keep a family as unified as ever. In this drama/comedy in one act, the odds are not so much in Belinda’s favour as a secret as old as Abigail threatens to tear the family completely apart…

Other plays by New Zealander writer James O’Sullivan – The Dane – comedy about two snotty older actors who audition for Hamlet.

Author: James O’Sullivan

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Comedy drama about family

Cast: 4F 2M

Ages of the actors: Early twenties to seventy years old

Suitable for: Adults – odd references to sex

Length: 90 minutes

Set: The lounge of a beach house in the coastal resort town of Pauanui. The kitchen joins the lounge, demarcated by a bench. It is obvious from the lavish furnishings that rich people have their holidays here. There is a sofa and three chairs. It is summer and there is plenty of light.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – full length one act play, keeping the audience’s attention

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Copyright September 2018 James O’Sullivan and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

Love, Norman – drama about family and thinking about suicide
Nietzche’s Nose – comedy about a dysfunctional family
Irish jack – family comedy about marrying outside your culture