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Second Glance – Hour long one act play

hour long one act play


It was a long time ago, Sam was still a kid, when he lost his grandmother, Amelia, to a car accident. His grandpa and best friend Jimmy was too drunk and had to be picked up by Amelia at the bar. She never made it to the bar and none of Jimmy’s kids or grandkids (including Sam) have paid him any attention since. It’s a compelling premise, right? In fact Sam intends to use it for his book. Only snag is that he won’t get published without Grandpa Jimmy’s side of the story being told too. It’s time for Sam to take a trip back home and hear Grandpa Jimmy out. Sam will likely run into his ex-girlfriend too and the truth of it is that he cannot fathom what other facts lie waiting for him. The good, the inevitable and the ugly truth in this  hour long one act play.


Onehunga High School, Auckland, New Zealand – 2021


Read about playwright Zachary Mark.

Author: Zachary Mark

Genre: Drama

Type: Full length one act play

Length: Hour long one act play

Cast: 8F, 5M

Suitable for: All ages to watch.

Ages of the actors: Young adults up to seniors

Length: 60-70 minutes

Set: Various – publisher’s office, apartment, bar, senior home

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy reading script.

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Copyright © December 2018 Zachary Mark and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

Memory Palace – poignant family drama spanning generations
Daughter like you – drama about the loss of a child
The appointment with God – the final phone call that let’s you know it’s over

The Golden Years – Comedy script for seniors

comedy script for seniors


The ‘Golden Years,’ a short comedy script for seniors, captures a day in the life of the seniors at the local senior centre. From the regular Tuesday game of Euchre (or is it Pinochle?) to the complaints to management about the blocked toilet, the bus that was supposed to take them all to WalMart but hasn’t arrived yet, to the slightly hopeful older gentleman trying to get a date, and failing horribly, this short script, by a mature writer will amuse anyone who has been, is or knows anyone senior.


Uehling Famous Follie and Drama Association, NE, USA – 2020
Sycamore Creek Senior Living, OH, USA – 2021

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play, two scenes

Genre: One act comedy

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 8M 9F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Over 65

Suitable for: All ages but aimed at a mature audience

Set: Simple set – some tables or desks and chairs

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – nice play for a play reading

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Copyright © February 2017 John Schall and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for mature casts and actors:

A Love, Never Forgotten – humorous drama for mature actors
The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy for seniors and one younger male
The Duel – ten minute short comedy about two older knights who challenge each other to a duel

Well I never – comedy sketch for three women

comedy sketch three women


In this comedy sketch for three women, two gossiping busybodies sit in a cafe discussing the recent and tragic passing of a man they both knew. In between glasses of wine and them talking, his character, which basically started out as close to angelic, is torn to shreds as they natter on. But the two busybodies don’t even have a clue what they are doing to the poor dead man’s reputation. A funny sketch for two older woman and 1N (waitress/waiter.)

Read more about playwright Keith Passmore. Other plays Deliverance – play about Joan of Arc by Keith.

Production History

The Music Hall Society, Cambridgeshire, UK – 2016
Mad on Main, SK, Canada – 2018
Ingham Theatre Group, Queensland, Australia – 2018

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Sketch, short one act comedy script

Genre: Comedy sketch for three women

Cast: 3F but could be done with 2F 1M

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged to older ladies and one any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 7 minutes, seven minutes long

Set: A restaurant or cafe with a table and chairs

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy funny sketch

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Copyright © April 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other short comedy sketches for you to enjoy:

Bob – minute comedy sketch about an ignoramus in an art gallery
Read about it – comedy sketch about two middle aged people meeting at a bus stop
Ye’ll vote for me – short Irish political skit