Seniors

Scripts for Plays for Senior Theater & Older Actors

One-act plays and full-length plays for senior theatre, senior drama clubs, reader’s theater, senior citizens to perform. Also, they can be performed for seniors and elderly audiences in retirement communities. The plays show senior characters and mature adults as they live exciting and sometimes precarious lives. These stage plays have roles for mature, older actors from 40 + to 70 +.  Plays written for older actors are often hard to find, These stage plays are ideal for presenting engaging theater for retirement communities, care home and nursing home residents.

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  • The Last Great Christmas

    by Fran Lang
    • 25 Minutes
    • M 2; F 4; 1 M or F; 1 Dog

    Aging, Comedy, Community, Older Cast

    It looked like it was going to be a bleak Christmas, but then Aggie was expecting a miracle! It’s snowing and cold outside, but here’s a story of love and caring that will warm your heart.

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    $9.97$87.50
  • Original Relocation

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Fable, Farce, 2-Character, Bare Stage, Comedy

    Adam and Eve start the first world war as they negotiate an uneasy peace when they are banished from Paradise. A funny take on the likely conversation after being ejected from Paradise. And of course, there are rules about Apples.

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    $6.97$29.95
  • The Don

    by William Heyen
    • 1 - 60 min
    • 1 - 50 M or F

    Fable, Farce, Bare Stage, Collection, Community, Doubling Possible

    41 Plays-On-A-Page convey slices of sometimes fantastical life. Sometimes biting social commentary, sometimes whimsical asides. These short dramas and comedies leave the audience guessing about their own lives and the world around them. William Heyen, National Book Award Finalist and major American poet, has turned his pen to the stage, with stellar results.

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    $11.95$89.87
  • Ten After Ten: Ten 10-Minute Comedies

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2 M/F - 20+ M/ F Doubling possible

    Classroom Use, Farce, Seniors, Collection, Comedy

    In Ten After Ten, Jack J. Berry uses unique settings to highlight current problems and issues. These short comedies can be performed as a single evening or used separately as part of a larger presentation to underscore a point. Excellent for classroom, church, or senior facility.

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    $9.97$69.95
  • Short Plays for Long Lives

    by Ed Friedman
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    Collection, Doubling Possible, Flexible Casting

    A collection of six 10-minute plays for seniors and senior theater groups. With mostly senior cast members, these short comedies plays about old people play well for senior groups and senior actors.  They may be produced as Readers Theater, or on stage individually or as a group.  These are good plays for amdram groups and community theater.

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    $7.95$40.00
  • A Touch of Frost

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

    School Touring, Simple Set, Touring

    Three 20-minute comedies in one act.  Wilford, from New York, has just bought and moved to a new homestead in Vermont, but he 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? Can be performed by high school, college, university students or groups.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • 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. Acting script.

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    $5.00$14.99
  • Independence Day

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

    Simple Set

    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
  • Short Shorts for Seniors

    by Ludmilla Bollow
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1+Females 2+Males Max 12 Min 3 (Doubling Possible)

    Dramedy, Seniors, Comedy, Community

    French fries are outlawed? Animals invade a retirement community? Did we hear polka music? This collection of five short plays for seniors is funny and touching at the same time. These plays by prize-winning playwright and award-winning actress Ludmilla Bollow, illustrate the drama that touches our everyday lives.

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    $9.00$40.00
  • Friends and Relations

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 30 - 90 minutes
    • 3+ Males 3+ Females Max 10 Min 5

    Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A collection of short comedies for seniors by Evan Guilford-Blake. The short comedies may be performed separately or together by a cast of as few as five or as many as 10. Contains:
    – Old Friends -Two strangers meet on a park bench,
    – The Baby – A pregnancy brings new challenges into old relationships
    – Strangers in the Night – An older woman meets a younger man on the deck of the SS Sinatra, a recreational cruise ship, somewhere in the Caribbean

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    $11.00$60.00
  • I Love Jack Kerouac

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 10 - 30 minutes
    • 3+ Males 2+ Females Max 8+ Min 3

    Doubling Possible

    Three short quirky contemporary romantic comedies for senior performers. 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
  • The Unmasking of Yetta Breen

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 120 Minutes
    • 5 Male, 5 Female, Min/Max 10

    Simple Props, Simple Set

    A full-length touching and funny ‘dramedy’ by Mickey Coburn, about a newly widowed woman and her changing relationships with her grown children. Yetta’s family expect her to remain ‘mama’: dependent and indecisive but Yetta has ideas of her own. After years of marriage, she wants to live for herself. But when the suitors begin to appear!!!! Will Yetta be able to emancipate herself from the role of “Jewish Mother”? Even if her new beau is the “likker” salesman?

    Great for community and regional theaters. Downloadable PDF available.

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    $11.00$70.00
  • ElderPair: Four Senior Courtship Comedies

    by Pat Montley
    • 15 -90 minutes
    • 2+M 2+F Min 2 Max 8

    Four one-act comedy plays for seniors by Pat Montley, for the young-at-heart senior community, these plays dramatize a variety of romantic relationships among characters who are determined to live their lives to the fullest. They may be performed as a complete program for the evening or separately as short plays. Running time is about 10 – 15 minutes apiece. Great for senior or retirement communities. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.00$50.00
  • Bird Watchers

    by B.A. Hite
    • 20 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    In this award-winning play, a shy and precise woman is paired with an outgoing, free-spirited writer in this delightful one act set in a forest during a search for the rare Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Will she succumb to his charm. Can be performed by any ages. Great for community theaters, auditions, and high school competitions. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $5.75$45.00
  • 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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    $7.00$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

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