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The Pen – South African play scripts

south african play scripts

THE PEN – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY SCRIPTS

The Pen takes audiences on a trip into the mind of young playwright, Sipho, in the throes of writing a new play. Beset by writers block, the playwright is drawn into a relationship with Thandi, his Muse. Lured into a seductive journey, the boundaries between fantasy and reality become blurred as he begins to live in an increasingly illusionary world dominated by his sexy, assertive writing Goddess.

His girlfriend Pinky, innocently drawn into his tender reverie, suffers as she begins to understand the depths of his passion for Thandi, Pinky’s attempts to resuscitate their romance are frustrated by the fact that, unbeknownst to her, her rival in love is an ethereal siren, the perfect woman, the stuff of every man’s dream. Or is she?

“The Pen” was nominated as the best new play for the Naledi Awards in South Africa in 2010. Read more about playwright Monde Mayephu.

Author: Monde Mayephu

Genre: Drama, love story

Type: One Act Play

Length: One hour, 1 hr

Number of actors: Three,  3,  1M, 2F

Suitable for
: PG 13 – descriptions of sex.

Ages of the actors:  Young, 20-30’s

Set: The action takes place in a room full of books. Upstage centre there is a door leading to the bedroom and one door downstage left to enter the room.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – creating the difference between fantasy and reality.

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged digital play and award nominee

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Pen

Copyright November 2013 Monde Mayephu and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other South African Plays to choose from:

The Simple Hard – South African Drama Plays
the Pump room – a post apartheid drama play
You do love me, don’t you – a funny but scary psycho thriller in one act

 

Stirred, not Shaken – a dark comedy about fiances, dead bodies and martini’s

dark comedy one act plays

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN – DARK COMEDY ONE ACT PLAYS

James Band brings his new fiance home to meet his parents for the very first time. James is desperate to make a good impression on the very conservatively reared Mary.  Unfortunately, the dead body in the kitchen rather complicates matters…. A prizewinning dark comedy about getting rid of dead bodies, kidnapping and martini’s!

‘Stirred, not Shaken’ won best play, best original script, best director as well as best actress, best newcomer and best cameo in the 2010 Franklin Players Festival of One Act Plays. Read more about Claire Demmer and other dark comedy one act plays.

Other Production History

Kirkwood High School, MO, USA – 2017
Highlands High School, KY, USA – 2017
Omaha Northwest High School, NE, USA – 2017
Masq Kids, Irvine, CA, USA – 2017
Infinite Imagination, AB, Canada – 2017
Waynesville High School, MO, USA – 2017

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Cast: 3M, 2F

Genre: Dark Comedy + Farce

Ages of Performers: Mid twenties and up

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – the main body of the play is set in the living room of an ordinary house. A sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table and a bar with bottles and glasses are all that is needed. Easy and inexpensive to put on.  A small staircase to ‘lead upstairs’ in optional.

Length of Play: 33 minutesLevel of Difficulty: 7/10 (Pacing with farce aspects)

View a sample of the script




Cost $11 for this Award Winning Play

 Contact us with any queries about stirred, not shaken

Copyright September 2010 Off the Wall Plays

Like this play? Other dark comedies in stock:

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Moose tracks – dark comedy script about a girl whose boyfriends keep on mysteriously vanishing