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Bird Watchers

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

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Bird Watchers, a one-act comedy by B. A. Hite

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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Play Details

Overview

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. The play has won many awards, including The Actor’s Workshop in Florida, and been produced at Chrysler Hall, and the Generic Theatre, both in Norfolk, Virginia; the Oak Grove Theatre and Wolf Trap Farm, both in Northern Virginia

From the Play

Play Excerpt:

THE CHARACTERS
He: a freelance writer
She: a birdwatcher

THE SCENE
A forest clearing

TIME
Early morning, the present

Play Excerpt:

SHE: Right. Well now. Good. So, out with the equipment. (Goes to her spot, gets stuff. Pause, watching him. ) You were assigned to this location?

HE: Well, no, not that I know of. It just seemed like a likely spot. Shady, not too shady. Quiet. It wasn’t that I had any particular kind of spot in mind beforehand. I was just looking for a spot when I got here. I thought this seemed like a good one.

SHE: But, you do have your card?

HE: My card?

SHE: Your Audubon card, for identification.

HE: Oh. No, I don’t. I just heard…this morning…you know, spur of the moment.

SHE: (Standing. Laughs a bit) Oh, it’s easy to forget on the spur of the moment. Well (setting up) I don’t suppose it matters this time…about the card. (Pause. Watches, then..) I’ll bet this is your first experience.

HE: Yeah. That’s right. First time out!

SHE: Well, you’re going to really enjoy it, I’m sure. (She goes to sit)

HE: Yep. I didn’t know what to bring along in the way of equipment, you know. (Indicating all his stuff. Sits )

SHE: Right. I think we always feel so much more at home with some of our own things around us. (Pause. She gets tissue for nose. )

HE: Are you native to this area, Miss…Finch?

SHE: Wren..No, no, Wren… Alice Wren.

HE: (Laughing, overlapping her correction) Oh. I’m sorry.

SHE: (Also laughing) It’s all right. People often get it confused. Yes, I was born ‘n raised…just down the road. (Pause. She gets a book out, marks page.)

HE: What’s that book you have there?

SHE: Oh, this? Oh, it’s just my official Audubon Field Guide. I’m afraid not to use it. On the only occasion I ever used something else, I had a terrible time getting confirmation.

HE: (after a pause) What… uh… what kind of confirmation do you get?

SHE: Well, you confirm that you’ve actually seen the bird you think you’ve seen.

HE: Ah

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