Family Relationships

Play Scripts About Family Relationships

Find Dramas and Comedies about family issues. See below, plays that explore the emotional connections between parents and children, between brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren, husbands and wives. There is love, hate, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness.

In different societies and cultures, expectations of the shape of family relationships differ greatly: fathers and sons, fathers and daughters. mothers and sons, mothers and daughters. Relationships between step-mothers and their step-children have traditionally been unfairly portrayed as fraught with difficulty and used as a dramatic device for comic or dramatic effect.

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  • Tom and Huck–Breakin’ The Law

    by Gregory Fletcher
    • 110 Minutes
    • M 5-6/ F 2-3/Max 9/Min 7

    Colleges, Comedy, Competitions, Doubling Possible, Edgy Play, Friendship, High School, Teens

    An award-winning romantic comedy that imagines Tom and Huck as gay sixteen-year-olds, trapped in the 1850’s in St. Petersburg, Missouri. The adventures will be familiar, yet comically twisted, full of teenage angst, and discovery of one’s sexuality and uniqueness.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • N

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

    Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast, Drama

    Adrienne Earle Pender gives us the influential and momentous “N” play, that  dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin over the inclusion of the “N” word in the script for O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones.  in 1920. The play was turned into a film “The Black Emperor of Broadway” , screened in 2020 to great acclaim.

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    $11.00$125.00
  • Playroom

    by Matthew S. Hinton
    • 110 Minutes
    • 2F-5F, 2M - 5M

    Simple Set

    Playroom is a series of comedies created by the author as a way to explore the short play and “one act” format, one setting (and one evening) at a time. An otherwise ordinary family, the characters of Hinton’s Playroom are thrust into extraordinary, supernatural, and preternatural circumstances.

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    $11.00$70.00
  • Talk the Night

    • 20 Minutes
    • 1F3M

    Simple Set

    Together, Drake and his grandfather, the dynamic vocal duo, broadcast call-in segments about aliens, werewolves, and all things crypto-zoological, but this particular show is about “time”: lost time, time outs, moments that feel like years, and eons that go by in the blink of an eye. When Rich becomes an unexpected special guest, the conversation […]

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    $8.00$35.00
  • Rich’s Well-Made

    by Matthew S. Hinton
    • 20 Minutes
    • 1-4F, 1-4M

    Simple Set

    “Rich’s Well-Made”, set in the bathroom, is the second installment in the Playroom series. At its heart, Playroom is a series about exploring the hidden value of everyday spaces, as well as connecting (and reconnecting) with loved ones. Playroom is a theatrical experiment that examines the relationships of the nuclear family against the backdrops of a seemingly normal home.

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    $8.00$35.00
  • Out Out

    by Matthew S. Hinton
    • 20 Minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max/Min 2

    Simple Set

    “Out, Out” is the fourth installment in the Playroom series, and it may be set in the master bedroom. It seems like an ordinary end to an ordinary day when Rich and Carol retire for the night–until

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    $8.00$35.00
  • Oil Pandango

    by Matthew S. Hinton
    • 20 Minutes
    • 0-4M, 2-5F

    Simple Set

    “Oil Pandango” is the fifth installment in the Playroom series, and it’s set in the garage. A lot of teens take over the garage with dreams of starting a band, but Marla isn’t a lot of teens.

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    $8.00$35.00
  • And Sarah Laughed

    And Sarah Laughed: A Full-Length Musical Comedy For Three Female Performers

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 90 Minutes
    • 3 F

    music lead sheets included, Comedy, Highly Theatrrical, Simple Set, Small Cast

    And Sarah Laughed is a 3-woman musical comedy glimpse into the world of women as they navigate to find their own place in a man’s world Part comedy, part in-your-face slapstick, And Sarah Laughed is a matrimonial cabaret.

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    $11.95$155.00
  • MONOLOGUE

    This’ll Only Take a Second

    by Zach Davis
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 1 F

    Classroom Use, Competitions, Depression, Simple Set

    As Miranda prepares to go to sleep, she recounts the events of her day—and her life—through a series of imagined and surreal interactions with her parents and psychiatrist.

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    $7.97$40.00
  • ABC's of Memory-lenny Lianne

    ABC’s of Memory

    by Lenny Lianne
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 50 M or F

    Auditions, Monologue, spoken word, Spoken Word Theatre, Variable Length, Reader's Theater

    Lianne’s ABCs of Memory touch on cultural milestones such as Elvis, Nancy Drew, Wonder Bread, 9-11, and Ty Cobb, as well as personal memories of family life. These poems both celebrate and mourn America’s past and present.

    These are dramatic poems. Life happens. Events occur. Here is an elegy for our American Dream. As such. these poems are naturals for forensics, scene study, and spoken word events.

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    $12.95$75.00
  • Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol

    by Steven Young
    • 90 Minutes
    • 21M; 25F Max 60+/ Min 20

    Young Audience, Aging, Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Theatrical Staging Possible

    This large-cast play with a variable cast, preserves the original story of A Christmas Carol while revealing the story of its author Charles Dickens. Two families, one fictional, one historical, find their way to a brighter New Year for themselves and others around them. God Bless Us Everyone. Great for school, community, LORT, and professional theatres for a new twist on an old tale.

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    $9.97$239.70
  • The Hidden Stream

    by Stephanie Sugioka
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Reader's Theater

    A Poetry Collection For Spoken Word Theater. A moving, insightful autobiography combining poetry and reflection reveals the emerging life and art of a poet. Can be used selectively to construct short one-act plays. The poems are superb for spoken word theater, solo acting scripts, one-person shows, monologue plays scripts. See the script extract.

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    $11.00$60.00
  • River Country

    by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda & Robert P. Arthur
    • 70 minutes
    • 4M/5F; Max 9/Min9; 3 musicians

    Classroom Use, Poetic Drama, Bare Stage, Minimal Set, Music Lead Sheets

    A lilting poem for the stage, follows the passionate meeting of a man and woman who share neither language nor culture, yet fall in love. Through the rhythmic blending of language and song, the play combines poetry and both traditional and original melodies to illuminate this romantic union that ultimately overcomes geography and tradition.

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    $13.95$125.00
  • The Crying Tree

    by Peter Gunter
    • 110 Minutes
    • 4 Males/3Females/Max/Min 7

    Dramedy, African American Theme, Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast, Drama

    A stunning drama with wonderful comic scenes, which received a special mention in the 2019 ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition. The story: in 2018, a black Congressman is caught up in a Trump impeachment battle and the alt right. Two hundred years earlier at the same plantation home, a slave is deciding whether to escape. Two parallel stories show how much has and hasn’t changed about race and politics in America.

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    $11.00$125.00
  • The Trunk

    by L. Elizabeth Powers
    • 15 minutes
    • 2 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Competitions, Fantasy, Simple Set, Small Cast

    A man is about to board a mysterious train when he is stopped because of the size of his luggage. What is in his trunk that he is so reluctant to part with? And where is the train going? In this 15-minute play, L. Elizabeth Powers bears witness to the fact that it’s never too late to take a different path.

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    $6.97$48.00
  • Refraction of Light

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    Drama, Professional, Simple Set

    On the day World War II ends, another war begins.  Joe Taylor, an African-American veteran decides he wants to marry Nettie French, a childhood sweetheart, and buy the house belonging to Rose Beauchamp. Rose is a white teacher who has befriended both Nettie and Joe and encouraged their friendship and academic aspirations. Rose’s prejudice rears its head and her reluctance to sell her house to Joe sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all their futures. Harry Rosen, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany, enters their lives and helps them find their way home.

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    $9.00$60.00

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