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THE EATER OF DREAMS – short one act drama for two actors

THE EATER OF DREAMS – SHORT DRAMA FOR TWO ACTORS

It is a true test of bravery, no? To lay your head on a pillow, close your eyes and succumb. Not knowing where you’ll end up or if you’ll wake up… In The Eater of Dreams, a short drama for two actors, Mika faces his greatest enemy or the worthiest of adversaries in Makanaka, The Eater of Dreams. Makanaka wants justice for his children, the shadows, who complained to him about Mika chasing them away. And Mika had his reasons. The shadows are an unpleasant sight, when one is contemplating your own impending slumber. Peace is needed before one’s rest. Sadly, peace is forfeited when the Eater of Dreams pays you a visit. Sometimes a life can be forfeit as well…

The Eater of Dreams, talks of equality, the common notion that children are only birthed by females, cared for by females. The Eater of Dreams, adds life to non-living beings, the light and shadows around us that we are ever so ignorant about. You wouldn’t believe the things that go on while you sleep.

Note: This play is written with Asian actors in mind, and the language used in the play follows that. However, the concept is universal and non Asian actors would also benefit from the script with local language used.

Author: Elancharan Gunasekaran

Type: Short one act drama

Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Cast: 2M (one may be transgender male/female)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults only – language

Length: Seven minutes

Set: Mika’s bedroom at night.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the genre of drama mixed with horror – actors need to hold the audience’s attention

Read a Sample of the Script



Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © May 2019 Elancharan Gunasekaran and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that explore the metaphysical realm:

A Puzzle for Two – a philosophical play
Lovely, dark and deep – sci-fi play about a journey to an alternate reality
Becoming disappeared – eerie sci-fi