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The Bowl of Soup – award winning ten minute drama plays

one act drama PLAYS

THE BOWL OF SOUP – TEN MINUTE DRAMA PLAYS

She’s leaving him. She’s met a man and has been seeing him for a while now. She anxiously awaits a man coming to pick her up. He blandly eats a bowl of soup. Her life is packed in a suitcase beside her chair as she waits and waits and waits as he continues to eat as if nothing has happened.

Sometimes when a traumatic event occurs in our lives, we resort to etiquette to cope with the here and now. Although he seems strangely at ease with what’s happening to him. Much to her discomfort.

The Bowl Of Soup also was a winner for the Longwood Theatre’s 0 to 60: Longwood Ten-Minute Play Festival
 and took second place in the 2012 Porter Fleming Literary Competition.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Independent production, Naples, FL, USA – 2018
Samford College, AL, USA – 2019
Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO, USA – 2019

Read about playwright Terry Roueche. Other ten minute dramas (The associate) by Terry Roueche.

Author: Terry Roueche

Type: One act play, ten minute drama plays

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Married couple any age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A kitchen table

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – achieving tension in a very commonplace scene

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Bowl of Soup

Copyright © January 2016 Terry Roueche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute dramas for your perusal:

Why shoot your husband? – drama in ten minutes
The Investigation – ten minute drama scripts
Becoming disappeared – eerie sci fi script

 

Rhetorical – one act couple drama

one act couple drama

RHETORICAL – ONE ACT COUPLE DRAMA

In this one act couple drama, which is part of the well reviewed ‘Ugly Art’ series by Terry Roeche, a married couple is at an art gallery, viewing a red painting. They have not been as close to each other recently, and despite the fact that they are out together, both have concerns about their marriage and whether or not ‘It’s over.’

UGLY ART is a series of related scenes that take place before an imaginary red painting during an art gallery opening. The art is from monochromatic painter Barnard Surio.

The characters interpret the red painting, how they see the painting reflect who they are as people; loving, hopeful, hateful, jaded and so on …

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England

Produce by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004

“Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

ENGLAND – Mouthpiece Theatre
Ugly Art 2005
Ugly Art as Red Wine & Canvas 2008
The Old Nick theatre, Gainsborough, UK – 2019

CROATIA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
Red Wine & Canvas 2009

CANADA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
Red Wine & Canvas 2009 Edmonton Fringe Festival

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: One act couple drama

Type: One act play

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: 30-30 year old adults.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Black box set with a red painting either hanging on the wall or on an easel.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the script flows easily

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Cost is $8.00 for this previously produced and reviewed digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Rhetorical

Copyright © Terry Roeche and Off The wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramas for two actors:

Lies you can’t make up – a drama about JFK
My child – a short drama about an unwanted baby
Stag – full length drama for two M

 

The Associate – short drama scripts for two actors

short drama scripts for two actors

THE ASSOCIATE – SHORT DRAMA SCRIPTS FOR TWO ACTORS

In this drama piece for two adult actors, 1M 1F, set at the opening of an exhibition of a painting at an art gallery, a couple discuss their relationship and how easily infidelity can happen. Their relationship is likened to the red painting that is being exhibited behind the actors.

Read about playwright Terry Roeche. Other short plays by Terry.

REVIEWS

The associate is one of the pieces from a series collectively known as Ugly Art.

Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2009
Produced by Dreamscape Theatre, UK
Melfort Amateur Dramatics, SK, Canada – 2018
The Old Nick theatre, Gainsborough, UK – 2019

5 out of 5 Stars
“Art is a subjective creature. One gallery patron sees a monochromatic masterpiece; another sees nothing more than red paint… Back and forth goes the dialogue like a piping hot potato, keeping our attention for the full 75 minutes… It’s a hoot, but perhaps it’s because we catch a glimpse of ourselves in each couple that Red Wine & Canvas resonates so strongly.

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England
Produced by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004

“Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

Sumter Item, Sumter, South Carolina
Produced by Urban Theater of Sumter 2004

“Three large canvases (blue, yellow and green) one bench and a small table displaying several wine glasses set the stage for “Ugly Art,” written by last year’s South Carolina playwright’s winner Terry Roueche… The play itself is sophisticated dialogue, evoking laughter through seven vignettes that explore a variety of topics – marriage, control, snobbery, fidelity and artistic talk…

AWARDS

UGLY ART
… was selected for the 1998 Theatre Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) One-Act Series.
… was a third place winner in the 1997 Porter Fleming Writing Competition sponsored by the Greater Augusta (GA) Arts Council.
… was selected for the 1996 New Play Festival at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: short drama scripts for two

Type: Short One act play, duologue

Length: 7-10 minutes

Cast: Two adults, 1m 1F. She’s attractive

Ages of the actors: 30’s to middle age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple. Black box theatre or 1 red painting

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – conversational style script but holding audience’s attention as they talk to them.

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Cost is $7 for this award winning play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Associate

© September 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this script? Other plays for two actors:

In the Drink – melodrama for two
My Child – drama about an unwanted teen pregnancy
Two brothers – drama about family Alzheimers

When the Devil Come Knockin’ – ten minute drama scripts

ten minute drama scripts

WHEN THE DEVIL COME KNOCKIN’ – TEN MINUTE DRAMA SCRIPTS

When the Devil come Knockin’ – is a ten minute drama script about the broken relationship between an alcoholic father and his son. It revolves around years of abuse and alcoholism. Charles and Darius must learn to forgive and to love each other in order for them to move on with their lives.

This play was first produced by Lee University’s English/ Literature Department Fringe Fest 2013 under the direction of Stacey Isom.

Author:  LaDarrion Williams

Genre: Drama

Type: One-act play, ten minute drama scripts

Number of Actors: Two male actors, 2M, two men

Ages of actors:  One late teens-20’s, other 40’s up.

Suitable for:  All ages

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – showing the level of hate and love in one person that exists in these relationships

Set: Easy, simple a bare apartment with a table and a bottle of liquor on it.

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Cost is $6 for this previously produced play

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Copyright October 2013  LaDarrion Williams and Off The Wall Plays

Like this play? Have a look at our other short one act plays!

An empty chair – the fight inside the mind of a comatose man
Family Exercise – short one act drama about the day when they learn daddy has had an affair
Someone to remember – a disturbed teenage girl has to deal with loss in her life