Far from the Tree

by Monique Franz
  • 10 minutes
  • 1F2M

Simple Set


A father should be proud to witness his ambitious son strive to fulfill his career goals, except if the father is a narcissistic dad whose failures come to light by his son’s successes. In “Far from the Tree”, a comedy short play within “Legacy of a Father” series by playwright Monique Franz, the main character has to overcome his father’s tactics of sabotage to stay focused on his future.


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  • Review Script 7.25 Watermarked PDF Download
  • Multi-Copy PDF 27.00 Printable PDF for Cast/Crew
  • Class/Group Study 35.00 Printable PDF for Multiple Copies

Performance Fee $15.00 A Production License Fee Per Performance (mandatory for all performances)

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Play Details


Bobby, a seventeen-year-old boy from the Midwest, aspires to join the military and secure a career for himself in social work. Bart, his red-neck, unemployed father, discourages his son from bettering his life. The dad would rather his son follow is footsteps of failure. Rosie, Bobby’s otherwise dim-witted mother, stands in the gap for her son, offering him the encouragement that his father cannot offer.

This play is also available in the script collection ” Legacy of a Father”.

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