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  • African-American, black actor, Eugene O'Neill, racism, history

    N

    by Adrienne Pender
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Diverse Cast, Drama

    Adrienne Earle Pender’s “N” dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin in 1920, as they mount O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones. From rehearsal to Broadway run and, eventually, to the London tour — they fight over the inclusion of the “N” word in O’Neill’s script. To Eugene O’Neill, a word is just a word.  For Charles Gilpin, who becomes the first black man to be honored by the Drama League of New York for his portrayal of the lead in The Emperor Jones, those six letters have the power to unravel everything that he has ever worked for. At stake for O’Neill? His artistic vision. For Gilpin? His entire career and family.

    Downloadable PDF available.  Diverse casting. Available in USA Script Format Only prior to publication. 

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    $11.00$80.00
  • A Touch of Frost

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female Max/Min 3

    Simple Set, Touring

    Three short comedies in one act.  Wilford, from New York, has just bought and moved to a new homestead in Vermont, but he finally realizes that his new neighbors may not be from this planet!. Mila, her son Klig, and husband Kulerie Klee, live on a farm next to Wilford’s and their adjoining farms are separated only by a stone wall which is beginning to fall apart. What to do? Knock it down? Build it back? – and what are they walling in and walling out?
    Bare stage with a few rocks; can be performed by high school, college, university students or groups. Excellent for touring to schools.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • Play Script front cover - Inside and Out

    Inside and Out

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female. 1 M or F. Max 3, Min 3

    This 10-minute poetic play by Jean Klein dramatizes a mother’s attempt to reach inside the autistic mind of her young son. Characters include Jonah, the boy, his mother, Jonah’s mind. The play is a great change of pace in an evening of short plays and as an introduction to discussion groups and classes in social work and mental health settings.

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    $5.00$30.00
  • play script front cover - A Slippery Slope

    A Slippery Slope

    by P. A. Wray
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3

    Simple Set

    In this 10-minute comedy play by P.A. Wray, a student at a Christian academy discovers some truths about the culture wars and his own family when he is forced to defend his oral report which contained facts at odds with the school’s ideology. Ideal for community theater or as part of an evening of short plays. 

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    $5.00
  • play script front cover - Going to the Dogs

    Going to the Dogs

    by Pamela Munson Steadman
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3

    Simple Set

    In this 10-Minute original farce, a free-thinking retired woman, Sylvia, discovers that her deceased husband has been reincarnated as her dog. A surreal and hilarious Fantasy/Comedy by Pamela Steadman.

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    $5.00$14.99
  • Book Front Cover independence day

    Independence Day

    by Marj O'Neill-Butler
    • 10 - 40 minutes

    In these three short comedies for seniors by Marj O’Neill-Butler,  characters of a certain age struggle against grown children, spouses, or former tormentors to maintain their own psychological and social independence.

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    $9.00$30.00
  • I Love Jack Kerouac - Short Play Scripts for Seniors Cover Image

    I Love Jack Kerouac

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 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…

     

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    $11.00$30.00
  • Captures high and low points of a 30-year marriage.

    Snapshots

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Snapshots is a three-actor touching comedy that captures the high and low points of a 30-year marriage. Maggie ages from 27 to 60’s and Sy, her husband, ages 32 to 60’s. The Man represents various pivotal figures in their lives. Great for competitions, high schools, community theaters. Simple set: 3 cubes and a coat rack.

     

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    $7.00$50.00
  • Eveline by James Joyce adapted by David Klein Cover Image

    Eveline

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

    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 everywhere, 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
  • 91366 Short Play Script Cover

    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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