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Final Conversations – play for drama school

play for drama school


Final Conversations is about a Mother’s regret, wanting to roll back time to attain one perfect moment, one real conversation with her Son before he’s accidentally killed. The set up is simple: one day before school Mother suddenly “knows” that Son has an hour to live. With a “kitchen sink” approach, she attempts to change fate, using comedic often absurd methods to reach Son, none of which alters destiny or brings peace in this play for drama school.

An interview with playwright Rita Anderson about Final Conversations.

Final Conversations was nominated for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Competition at The Kennedy Center. It was produced by the Missouri State Theatre, Texas State University, Lab Theatre and The FronteraFest, at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas in 2017.


Illinois College, IL, USA – 2021

Read about playwright Rita Anderson. Read other plays by Rita – Early Liberty – a drama about a crumbling hotel

Author: Rita Anderson

Type: One act play, play for drama school

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, dramedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: A Mother (30’s-40’s) and her teenage son.

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A small kitchen and a front door

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a nice piece that challenges the actors as they have to be the same characters but in variety of moods over a short period of time. At time the play is humorous but there is always the underlying sadness of knowing the son will ultimately pass away that underlies the comedy.

Read a Sample of the Script

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Cost is $15.50 for the printed script. Delivery time 7-10 working days.

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Copyright © February 2018 Rita Anderson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other poignant comedies:

Benny and Boris – ten minute poignant comedy for seniors
Some Unfinished Chaos – poignant comedy about a failing writer and his relationship with his protegee
Memory Palace – a poignant family drama surrounding the family home now being sold.

No Years Eve – play about New Year’s Eve (and the world ending on it)

play about New year's eve


Christmas is over, and everyone is looking forward to the New Year, until the news breaks that there wasn’t going to be one. A jilted daughter, a nuclear physicist, a flower shop employee, a wayward priest and a thief all join Mr. and Mrs. Drummond for their final moments on earth. Emotions run high, secrets are confessed and love blooms in the face of annihilation.   What will they do when the time comes? And how will they pass the time until then in this play about New Years Eve?

Other plays by Dave Morgan – Le Shaggy Dog – comedy set in wartime France

Production History:

Franklin and Friends on act play festival, Roosevelt Park, South Africa – March 2017
EADS one act play festival – Edenvale, South Africa – May 2017
Bispham CastAways, Lancashire, United Kingdom – 2020
Lyons Township High School – IL, USA – 2021
Marshfield Area Actors, WI, USA – 2022

Author: Dave Morgan

Genre: British Comedy, dramedy

Type: One act play, play about New year’s eve

Cast: 4M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Early twenties up to adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Standard living room plus big working clock with easy to read pointers set for 11:30 at the start of the play (depending upon the timed dress rehearsal). A door, drinks cabinet, glasses, TV a flat screen from a computer of similar, cups, a tray and a lounge suite etc. Christmas tree, crackers and streamers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping a level of tension going with everyday occurrences

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Copyright © November 2017 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other end of the world plays:

God Help Us – the end of the world is nigh – and God’s stuck at a conference
Scream – one act suspense thriller about how people react when they think it’s the end of the world
The End of Class – a teen comedy about the end of class