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Rhetorical – one act couple drama

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.


ENGLAND – Mouthpiece Theatre
Ugly Art 2005
Ugly Art as Red Wine & Canvas 2008
The Old Nick theatre, Gainsborough, UK – 2019
Nirak Films, Warwichshire, UK – 2020

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

Read a Sample of the Script

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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 Investigation – Ten Minute Drama Scripts

ten minute drama scripts


Essalyn Tompkins has been hearing strange noises in her house ever since her husband mysteriously died in a car accident. Out of desperation, Essalyn has come to consult a psychic, bringing her friend Claude with her for moral support. But what will happen when the psychic reveals what actually happened?

The author will allow workshopping of this script. Read more about playwright Evan Guilford Blake.

Production/award history


Sir Winston Churchill High School, Alberta, Canada (2019)
North Hawaii Players, Hawaii, USA (2018)
Maret School, Washington, DC, USA (2017)
Dragon Lady Players, Syracuse, NY (2009)
Blacktown City Community Theatre (Seven Hills, NSW, Australia) (2008)
Carrollwood Players, Tampa, FL (2006)
Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville, AL (2005)
Colonial Playhouse, Aldan, PA (2004)
Lebanon (PA) Community Theatre (2003)


Winner, 2003 Lebanon (PA) Community Theatre Playwriting Competition
Winner, 2005 Panoply Arts Festival Competition

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Genre: Murder mystery

Type: Ten minute drama scripts

Number of Actors: Four 4

Ages of the actors: Late twenties and up

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple – a psychics lounge/living room with a table and a deck of cards.

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – A nice piece for community theatre with an easy build of tension and a surprising twist at the end.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $11.00 for this award winning best selling script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Investigation

Copyright March 2014 Evan Guilford Blake and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read other crime scripts:

Two Many Witnesses – a courtroom drama script
The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde – young actres with a promising career murdered
Parlor City Noir – a film noir whodunit

When the Devil Come Knockin’ – ten minute drama scripts

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.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6 for this previously produced play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries relating to When the Devil come Knockin’

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