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The mirror – a collection of ten minute plays

collection of ten minute plays

THE MIRROR – A COLLECTION OF TEN MINUTE PLAYS

Intended as an evening of dinner theatre or for a charity performance, this collection of ten minute plays combines six stories which are linked by a common theme: A mirror. Old, tarnished and apparently priceless. We follow the journey of the mirror through the evening. From the burglary where the burglar steals it for his wife, to the thrift shop where the wife (who never really liked it anyway) dumped it, to the purchase of the mirror by a rich old lady, certain of its value and antiquity. The old lady passes away and then the mirror gets bought from her estate by a young girl. We then see the mirror in the girl’s apartment, in a shop front window at a travel agent and finally getting sold by two homeless people who are convinced they’ve just pulled off the biggest scam of their lives.

Bar the short introductory piece, each play stands well on its own. rare collection by best selling and award winning American playwright Jean Blasiar. This play is available both in digital and printed format.

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays by Jean – Sticky – ten minute farcical comedy about a cheating spouse

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Collection of ten minute plays

Genre: Comedy

Length: In total around sixty minutes. The introduction is about 4-5 minutes long and the remainder of the plays are approximately ten minute each.

Cast:

Robbery: 2M
Thrift Store: 2F (1M non speaking)
Moving On: 1M 1F
Am I Good: 2F 1M
Read about it: 3M 2F
The Intruder: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors:

Robbery: Adult
Thrift store: 2 middle aged, 1 middle aged to older
Moving On: 1 young F, 1 young M
Am I Good: 1 middle aged, 1 young woman, 1 teenage boy
Read about it: 2 older M and F, 1 younger M and F, 1 older M
The intruder: 1 young F, 2 older M and F

Suitable for: All ages

Set: There are small scene changes between each play. The sets are a follows: The interior of a house at night, a thrift store, an apartment (empty), an apartment (normal), outside a travel agents and the deck of a ship, anywhere outside.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the plays are fun and easy to perform and are well written. Take care not to over complicate sets or scene changes could make the evening longer.

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Cost is $14.00 for the digital collection




Cost is $21.00 for the printed script

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Copyright © October 2017 Jean Blasiar and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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Questions – ten minute drama for three actresses

ten minute drama for three actresses

QUESTIONS – TEN MINUTE DRAMA FOR THREE ACTRESSES

In Questions, a ten minute drama for three actresses, Nina has a confession to make to her ‘friend’ Sandra, initially, and Rosie (who is not much of a friend either) as well. If she were honest to herself Nina would conclude two things, the first being: that she has a problem being honest and secondly: that her life is a bit of
a mess. In one hand are the lies and in the other is the mess she’s created with the lies. When both hands have her tied up, the only option she has left is to declare their contents… two days ago.

Well, the brunette stole the blonde’s man and killed him.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other short dramas – The Box by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Drama

Type: One act play, Ten minute drama for three actresses

Cast: 3F

Ages of the actors: Late thirties

Suitable for: Adults (both to perform and to watch as has some language in it)

Length: Ten minutes, dinner theatre

Set: The living room of a normal flat/house

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – ability to act

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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

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Street Theatre – ten minute comedy for three actors

ten minute comedy for three actors

STREET THEATRE – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR THREE ACTORS

Picture it: A cafe and a typical couple sitting at a table waiting to be served. A beleaguered and bored waitress who wants to take their order. Sounds pretty normal, right? Well – she’s  (the female half of the couple) just been to improv theater class and the cafe is about to become her new stage, much to the astonishment of the other diners, the embarrassment of her partner and the confusion of the waitress in this ten minute comedy.

Read about playwright Morley Shulman. Other best selling comedies (Naked – one act comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating) by Morley.

Production History

Seattle Pacific University, USA – 2016
Menomonie High School, WI, USA – 2016
Gnosall Players, Staffordshire, UK – 2017
Bethel University, TN, USA – 2017

Type: Ten minute comedy

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors: The couple is in their late twenties, the waitress can be of any age.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A typical cafe with a table and chairs for two and menus

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun easy ten minute play that audiences will enjoy

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Cost is $10.00 for this ten minute digital script

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Copyright © May 2016 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Holiday Shorts – collection of ten minute plays for the holidays

Matter Matters – ten minute comedy for two actors

ten minute comedy for two actors

MATTER MATTERS – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR TWO ACTORS

In this ten minute comedy for two actors, desperate to defeat a playwriting deadline, the team of Hugh and Emma strike terror in their own hearts to get the creative juices flowing again. When these two writers strike or take meetings, they sharpen their pencil wits over which stories are tried-and-true and those that can’t miss. If that doesn’t work, they risk banter whilst barely remembering how to fly a biplane.

Read about playwright James Kent. Other ten minute plays (Why shoot your husband?) by James Kent.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA – 2016

 

Author: James Kent

Genre: Ten minute comedy for two actors

Type: Ten minute plays

Cast: 1M 1F – two actors

Ages of the actors: Late twenties to forties

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Black box theatre. An image of a biplane projected at the back is an additional extra to aid the audience understand what is happening

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the script is easy but there is a lot of physical comedy that goes with it.

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Cost is $5 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © May 2016 James Kent and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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