Short Skits For Long Lives
5 – 45 minutes 2-5 Males, 1-6 Females Doubling Possible
This collection of plays and skits dramatizes familiar moments faced by those of “a certain age.” The plays and skits range from 5 to 15 minutes. Short Plays for Long Lives includes six short plays for senior actors and senior groups: GENERATIONS, OASIS, SARAH, SECRET DREAMERS, THE KEYS TO LIFE, and TWO SHIPS.
5 – 60 minutes 1+Females 2+Males Max 12 Min 3 (Doubling Possible)
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.
Friends And Relations
30 – 90 minutes 3+ Males 3+ Females Max 10 Min 5
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 these titles:
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.
15 -90 minutes 2+M 2+F Min 2 Max 8
Four short comedies 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.
I Love Jack Kerouac by Jan
10 – 30 minutes
(Doubling Possible), 3+ Males 2+ Females Max 8+ Min 3
Three short quirky Rom-Coms for senior performers by Jan Quackenbush. 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…
Independence Day by Marj O’Neill-Butler
10 – 40 minutes; 3 – 6 actors
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.