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Short Plays for Long Lives
Collection, Doubling Possible
A collection of six 10-minute plays for seniors. With mostly senior cast members, these short comedies play well for senior groups and senior actors. They may be produced as Readers Theater, or on stage individually or as a group. A downloadable PDF is available.
- 110 Minutes
- 2 Males, 5 Females; 1 African dancer (optional) (small roles are doubled).
A hidden society fearful of the outside. A curious stranger accidentally pulled into their world. A romance that threatens their survival. Humans Remain is a celebration of love, familial responsibility, and honor.
A full-length drama script for a play by Robin Rice, Humans Remain challenges our views on cultural bias, assimilation, values, and assumptions. A well-meaning “foreigner” attempts to rescue the White Cliff Kinfolk – a mixed-race society isolated from civilization in the hills of New Jersey for over 200 years. Love. Death. History. Magic. Nature. Belief. All of these are played out on the stage. All but one character are mixed race, mainly African-American. One character is specified as African-American. The others are as diverse as desired.
Highly theatrical staging possible.
I Love Jack Kerouac
- 10 - 30 minutes
- (Doubling Possible), 3+ Males 2+ Females Max 8+ Min 3
Three short quirky Rom-Coms for senior performers by Jan Quackenbush. In the title play, a lonely waitress finds hope through a character strangely resembling Jack Kerouac. In “A Rose, A Cane” an aging couple comes to terms with their declining years. In “Two Roads Diverge”, a Vermont farmer encounters life of the strangest kind during a chance meeting at a fence at his property’s fence line…
- 45 Minutes
- 7 Women
In this one-act comedy musical by Cindy Rock Dlugolecki, the Fairy Godmother is announcing her retirement! What are they ever to do? At first, Goldilocks, Aurora, Cinderella and other fairy tale heroines go into a tizzy. But then, they begin to question the shallowness of their lives. Are they what heroines should be? Why do they always need to be rescued by handsome princes? What kind of life is that? It’s time for change!!!
A fairy-tale for our times with a new message for young girls and women.Read More
- 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. Downloadable, printable PDF available
Lost and Found
- 50 Minutes
- 3 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 7
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. Needing only a bare stage, seven actors, and 50 minutes.Read More