Mental Health

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  • Three Long Days

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

    Community, Drama, Flexible Casting, High School, Middle School, Simple Set

    In this one-act comedy for high school, a group of teens win the prize of WPHL Radio’s Three Long Days Lottery. The prize is they are trapped in a room for three days, with no showers and no escape. They have to come to grips with stereotyping and the need for tolerance and understanding if they are to survive. An entertaining and insightful play by award-winning playwright and director, Gillette Elvgren.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Shadowland

    by David Poyer
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4M, 3W

    Community, Competitions, High School, Simple Set

    A one-act haunting drama. Pursued by disturbing dreams, Eileen visits her psychiatrist. The truth becomes increasingly elusive. She may or may not have been in an accident. An accident may or may not have happened. Perhaps even a murder? And who is the Ferryman who comes for Eileen?   This play works well for high school competitions and community theater.

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    $7.00$75.00
  • The Pinch Hitter

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    A one-act family comedy for 5 actors. A woman is pushed to the limits by the needs of her family. Her husband is overwhelmed by a new business venture, two of her children are self-absorbed, and her eldest son copes, with her help, with mild mental retardation. What will they do when she goes on strike?

    Great for middle school, high school, community theater,  school competitions, and groups for women. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $7.00$70.00
  • I Am the Brother of Dragons – Script

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

    Classroom Use, Dramedy, Drug Abuse, Mental Health Issues, Choices, Comedy, Community, Competitions, Depression, Drama, High School, Middle School

    In this insightful drama by Gillette Elvgren, a family struggles to cope with drug addiction. Highly theatrical, the actors wear the masks that represent the many disguises they all assume in the dance of addiction.

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    $9.97$79.95
  • 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
  • D. D. Bertha Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 0 Female, Max/Min 1

    Competitions, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A monologue by D.D. Delaney. The driver of a van for a retirement community takes us into the eerie world of possible illusion or delusion when Bertha, a passenger on his van, begins to describe some disturbing events.  The van driver is also a journalist for an alternative press in this small town.  Of course, he has to investigate, even knowing that most of his patients are mentally disturbed. The voices are narrated by the van driver, but may also be read by other actors. Great for seniors, middle school and high school competitions, and auditions.

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    $7.00$40.00
  • All Dressed Up

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

    A one-act high school comedy / drama, Melissa has been taught what she is “supposed to” learn as a young woman: to be dependent, to bat her eyelashes, never to win a game against a boy.  How well does this education help her when she has to make important decisions about sexual activity. Great for teen drama groups and touringPDF download available.

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    $7.97$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

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