A Walk in the Park – Short play for Seniors

short plays for seniors

A Walk in the Park – Short play for Seniors

When Jack meets Esther in the park one day, he swears she looks familiar. Although Esther initially denies knowing him at all, she invites him to sit down and they get to talking. Jack tells her the story of the girl he knew long ago, the girl he called “Essie,” who helped him get over another girl who broke his heart a long time ago. A five minute short play for seniors – one male and one female.


No Strings Theatre Company, NM, USA – 2021


Read a review of the play on Fran Lewis’ Just Reviews

“A Walk in the Park” was the first of 3 plays that Mike Cook reviewed for The Bulletin newspaper in the production known as “Connections” which had A Walk in the Park as one of the plays. Read : https://www.lascrucesbulletin.com/stories/viewers-will-connect-with-connections,5840?

Reconnect with theater online via No Strings’ ‘Connections’
 By Cheryl Thornburg
Many of us have been missing connections in this past year and No Strings Theatre Company has a solution – its February production, “Connections: For Love of Love”
 The show opens with the most contemporary, “A Walk In The Park” by Stanley Dyrector. Published in 2018, it is a described as a romantic short play for seniors. Jack is walking in a city park when he comes across a woman sitting on a park bench and he thinks he recognizes her. When he approaches her, however, she denies it and an interesting conversation ensues as she describes the hardship of living in a rent-controlled apartment where the owners want her to move out and he talks about the woman from his past. It’s an endearing piece of theater with characters that seem familiar.

Author: Stanley Dyrector

Type: Five minute plays, short plays, dramatic sketch

Genre: Romantic drama

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both over seventy. The female can be older

Length: Five minutes

Set: A Park. Daytime in the present. It is a bucolic atmosphere in the middle of a city.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – conversational, easy lines to remember and that also flow easily

Read a Sample of the Script

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Cost is $7.50 for this short digital dramatic sketch. Just Click Shakespeare!!

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Copyright © December 2018 Stanley Dyrector

Like this play? Other Two handers for you to enjoy:

Benny and Boris – two-hander for two mature male actors
Chicken Salad – one act drama for two women
One act play – award winning British colloquial comedy

The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy

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Meet Miguel Hernandez. He is the protagonist of this funny large cast comedy script. When young Miguel is sentenced to community service at an old folks home he initially thinks he’s up for yet another colossal waste of his life. After a few minutes there, he learns very quickly that The Aurora Arms retirement home houses anything but waste. Aurora is the dwelling of a dynamic bunch of retirees who would rather spend their time spending it for goodness sake! They are not dead, yet!

Accepting that he won’t get away with murder, excuse the pun, Miguel realizes fast that it is not only he that needs some rehabilitating… and that’s where Hamlet saunters in. You see Hamlet is Miguel’s buddy, a heartrending figure in the young convict’s life, one who takes his time, is quite popular and inspires many with his reach. Hamlet is a play. And Miguel is going to direct this emotionally compelling and almost too influential
Shakespearean tragedy with the use of Aurora Arms retirement homes’ residents. Oh, and in ten minutes.

Author: Sharon Talbot

Type: Two-act comedy, large cast comedy script

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Mains: 2 – F, 1- M, total cast of 14 characters

Ages of the actors: Two around 20, two 40-50’s and the rest over 60.

Suitable for: All ages, also ideal for play readings for mature casts

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Upstate New York, the Day Room of The Aurora Arms, a retirement village

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic timing and characterization

Read a Sample of the Script

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Cost is $6.50 for this play with numerous stage readings. Just click Shakespeare!

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Copyright © December 2016 Sharon Talbot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at our other Shakespearean offerings:

Cuckold – ten minute period piece
You do what you can – parody on Macbeth
Prelude to Macbeth – modern Shakespearean plays