Drama

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  • Phaedra

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 90 Minutes
    • 4 Males 4 Females Max 15+ Min 9

    Drama, Simple Props, Simple Set

    A full-length, poetic drama resurrects the love, lust, and retribution of the original Greek legend in modern surroundings. A stepmother’s insatiable desire for her husband’s son destroys a family. Set in a beach house with the sound of drumming waves and ghostly figures of fishwives in the background, this verse play brings the ancient story back to life.

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    $11.00$70.00
  • Nat Turner’s Last Struggle: Finding His Way Home

    by P. A. Wray
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max/Min 2

    Simple Set, Staging Design Potential

    This one-act, two character play opens during the pre-dawn hours of November 5, 1831. It is the day that Nat Turner, leader of a bloody slave rebellion, will be tried, convicted and sentenced to death. In the predawn hours before the trial a mysterious woman enters to purify the courtroom. Seven days later she is there by the hanging tree when Turner is executed and thrown into the darkness of death – where he fears he has been eternally abandoned.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • DropOut

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 6

    Diverse Cast, Self-esteem, Simple Set, Teens, Touring

    DropOut, a one-act comedy for teens, puts Norman Tubbs, a guidance counselor in charge of keeping high school kids in school, especially those that don’t want to be there. The characters in the play find school a challenge for a variety of reasons-the impact of a divorce, clowning to deflect emotion and commitment, learning difficulties, and peer pressure.

    Great for high school, community theaters, and talk-backs after the show.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Devil’s Due

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4

    Choices, Competitions, Depression, Mania

    In The Devil’s Due, a one-act drama/comedy, an artist, Eric Talmadge, confronts the decline of his aesthetic powers and the possible dissolution of his marriage. In a satiric tour de force, a visitor—possibly a neighboring psychiatrist and possibly a more fearsome presence—offers him a possible way out of his dilemma. Is M. Boudreaux really an unorthodox psychiatrist practicing from his apartment in NYC or does he represent a power other than the mind? And what choice does he give Eric in order to regain his peace of mind and his artistic abilities?

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    $7.00$75.00
  • A Cold Day in Hell

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male 0 Female Max/Min 1

    Community, Simple Set, Touring

    A Cold Day in Hell portrays one man’s effort at resolving his despair at his dilemma of having a hospitalized, comatose wife, apparently with no hope of recovery, and grown children who seem to him to be self-absorbed and detached from his plight.
    A tour-de-force single-character play by author Jan Quackenbush, its actor, Michael Liscio was awarded a 1988 Los Angeles Dramalogue Award in a long-running production by the California Cottage Theatre, 1988-1991.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • The Dead

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male. 4 Females

    Simple Set

    A one-act play adapted from “The Dead” in James Joyce’s “Dubliners”

    During an annual Christmas celebration, Gabriel Conroy has to cope with his doddering aunts, discover the true nature of his relationship with his wife, Gretta, and confront his own academic pedantry.  He condescends to the provincialism of his friends, family, and his wife. But a big surprise about Gretta awaits him after he retires for the night.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Eveline

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 1 Female

    Classroom Use, Father-daughter, Mental Health Issues, Choices, Community, Competitions, Depression, Drama, High School, Reader's Theater, Self-esteem, Small Cast, Touring

    A one-act play by David. H. Klein, “Eveline” adapts the story from Dubliners by James Joyce. Eveline is a  young woman trapped by society and manipulated by her father and brother. Like too many women, she believes her higher purpose is in service to her family, a belief her father and brother foster–until she meets Frank! Perfect for high schools, colleges and universities, women’s groups, and community theatersDownloadable PDF available

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    $7.95$50.00
  • Reverse Hamlet

    by George Freek
    • 45 Minutes
    • 5 Males/2 Females

    Is Hamlet all that he pretends to be? Did he really see his father’s ghost? Critics for years have argued about how to interpret Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This one-act spoof by George Freek suggests some rather unusual answers. The dialogue comically mixes Shakespearean quotes and phrases with contemporary expressions.

     

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    $7.97$75.00
  • The Concise Christmas Carol

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male (up to 4 possible)

    Comedy, Drama, Flexible Casting

    A 50-minute condensed monologue adapted from Charles Dickens’ Scrooge. How the ghosts who haunt him, eventually transform a lonely, stingy, bitter old man into a generous, infectiously cheerful humanitarian. D.D. Delaney, a professional actor, playwright, journalist, and poet has adapted the familiar holiday classic for the stage. Written as a monologue, it can also be performed by 4 actors.   Ideal for Christmas celebrations, house performances, and readers theater.  Downloadable PDF available.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • “Best Always, Marilyn Monroe”

    by Kathleen Lockwood Mcblair
    • 80 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 4

    A small-cast, full-length play by Kathleen McBlair dramatizes the limited private moments of Marilyn Monroe‘s life after she became a star. Both Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller take the stage in her downward spiral. Her life-after-fame was eerily lonely and filled with long telephone conversations with friends, doctors, and strangers as she groped to find a sense of peace and belonging. This play was a finalist in the 1988 Virginia Prize for Playwriting.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • The Aviators

    by John F. X. Delaney
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males

    Dramedy

    Two retired Marine Corps pilots, Rory “Roar” McMahon, and his longtime squadron buddy, Austin “Toad” Campion, conspire to “escape” from the Navy Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA where they have both been admitted with a life-threatening illness. The two characters are opposites in everything except their love of flying. With the help of two old combat buddies, they plan how to outwit the hospital staff in one, last. “impossible” escapade. Great for seniors and community theaters.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Lost and Found

    by Marsha Lee Sheiness
    • 50 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 7

    Bare Stage

    In this one-act drama, seven teenagers laugh and cry as they tell their personal stories of shifting sexuality. Playing roles in each other’s scenes, they confront growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. They must learn to exist in a world that continues to be perplexed and challenged by sexual differences.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Ophelia Lives!

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Depression, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teen Suicide, Touring

    This one-act play for teens deals honestly and openly with depression and suicidal impulses among teens.  Set backstage in a high school theater, a high school drama class is rehearsing Hamlet and personal issues–cutting, eating disorders and low self-esteem–that are seldom discussed begin to emerge after the teacher discovers a suicide note. 

    Ideal for middle school and high school students. Easy to tour with a simple set. PDF available.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • 91366

    by Lori M. Myers
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3

    Competitions, Holocaust Theme, Mother-Daughter, Simple Set

    one-act, 3-character drama.  An elderly Holocaust survivor encounters a rebellious teenager in a tattoo parlor. Melanie is determined to get a butterfly tattoo against her mother’s wishes. Sarah is removing her own concentration camp tattoo–91366.  Great for competition one-acts, an evening of short plays, or to introduce Holocaust Literature, parent-teen relationships or survival.

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    $5.00$30.00

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