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Trailer Trash – drama for four actors

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TRAILER TRASH – DRAMA FOR FOUR ACTORS

Trailer Trash – a drama for four actors revolves around the complicated relationship between two long term residents of a trailer park, five times divorced Roxanne and prim Doris, who lost everything in a fire the previous year and who has been forced to live in an old school bus because she has nowhere else to go.

When the landlord announces that he is going to evict Doris from her bus, Doris turns to Roxanne for help. This drama builds on the evolving relationship between the two women and shows that it is when times get tough that people find out who their real friends are and who to turn to.

An excerpt from ‘Trailer Trash’has been published by Brooklyn Publishers under the title of “A Temporary Haven”. The play also received a production at the American Theatre of Actors in New York City.

Author: Laurie Allen

Genre: Drama

Type: One Act Play

Length: One Hour

Number of actors: Four, 3F 1M

Ages of the actors: Late thirties up to eighty years old but this play could very well be tackled by a mature cast with ease.

Set:
The living room and kitchen area of ROXANNE’S mobile home in a small West Texas town. It’s cluttered with clothes, beer cans, trash, etc. It appears that nothing has been put in its proper place for months. There’s a ragged couch, scratched coffee table and a mismatched chair. In the kitchen there’s a dirty refrigerator, stove and a small kitchen table.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – a drama revolving primarily round two main female actresses.

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Cost is $7 for this previously produced digital play

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Copyright  March 2014 Laurie Allen and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at similar hour long one act dramas:

The Visit – French Family Drama
Blasphemous Rumours – tongue in cheek drama – set in hell
Riding a Peacock – American family drama

Murder and a show – whodunit comedy

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MURDER AND A SHOW –  WHODUNIT COMEDY

Murder and a Show is the story of Eric, who is married to Aubrey, who is dumb as bricks, and Tom, who is married to Trixie, who thinks she knows everything about everything. These two neighbors have devised a plan to have both wives killed at Aubrey’s birthday party. Eric has hired a theater troupe to come perform a murder mystery dinner theater at their apartment, only what Aubrey and Trixie don’t know is that one of the actors is really an assassin there to kill them. Everything goes south when one of the actors turns out to be Eric’s mistress and one of the other actors winds up dead instead of the two wives. While the actors try to figure out who killed Jay, Eric and Tom try to figure out who didn’t kill their wives and why. And to make matters worse a nervous police officer shows up because of report of gunfire in the area. Tensions mount as everyone at the party scrambles to find the murderer while trying to convince the police that nothing is wrong.

This whodunit comedy show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a dinner theater experience. Read more about best selling playwright Mike Maxwell.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

On Deck Players, Yuma, AZ, USA – 2017
Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, AK, USA – 2018

Author: Mike Maxwell

Genre:   Whodunit comedy

Type: One act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Number of Actors:  Nine actors 9 (10) 5F, 4M

Ages of the  actors: All adult, ages 20-60

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The William’s apartment. The front door is located stage left. There is a closet stage right. There are two bedrooms. One is upstage right and one is upstage left. There is a couch center stage. There is a counter and a mini-fridge located stage right, upstage of the closet. There is a phone on the counter.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – a play with fun, over the top characters

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Cost is $6 for this previously produced digital play

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Copyright March 2014 Mike Maxwell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other medium length one act comedies:

Cancelled – award winning 1940’s farce
Internet love story and farce
Missing the Mark – when you’re the conman – and you get conned
The Mistress of Wholesome – a comedy where the mistress takes on the wife

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