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The Dreaming by Richard James
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  Performance by Maidenhead Drama Guild won Best Play and Best Actor at the Henley Drama Festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written male, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, suitable for a bare stage presentation.
SynopsisTwo men find themselves in a featureless room, with no memory of how they arrived there, or even who they are. Their only clues come from scraps of paper on the floor, that seem to mirror words they have spoken. Can it be true that they're just characters in an unwritten play?
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The Endowment by Susan Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. As written, the two characters have a playing age of around fifty, though this could be varied somewhat.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act Drama, single domestic set. (Includes occasional swearing.)
SynopsisLinda receives a visit from her ex-husband, bearing unwelcome memories and unexpected news. Have their years of separation changed them enough to right old wrongs?
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The Florist by Iris Winston
Winner of the Ottawa Little Theatre national playwriting competition.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play. Single set (florist's shop).
SynopsisGeorge Bernard Shaw drops into a Flower shop run by a lady called Liza and they talk of her old friends, and the life she has led.
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For Sale - Baby Shoes - Never Worn by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The work is divided into three pieces, each for 1M, 1F. In theory the same pair of actors could play the roles in all three - one member of the couple in the first part appears in each of the succeeding parts.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sort of triptych for the stage. Three linked short plays, with minimal sets - essentially three stage blocks and a few props.
SynopsisThe story goes that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in six words. His response was 'For sale - baby shoes, never worn.' Damian Trasler takes each part of that phrase as the starting point of a short play - three stories in the life of a young couple, not necessarily going in the direction you might expect.
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Framed In A Window by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two-handed, one act play, with a single set and containing strong language.
SynopsisMo, the janitor in the Texas School Book Depository, is startled to come across a figure sitting in the notorious window, holding a very familiar rifle. Is it really the ghost of Lee Harvey Oswald?
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Frogs by Karen Ankers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEmotive one-act drama in a single living room set.
SynopsisGerald is suffering from dementia, and Dorothy is struggling to cope. They're expecting David, Gerald's son, to call around, but Gerald is having a bad day. Dorothy tries to keep him under control while worrying about the future and her own safety.
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Gino of the Lamp by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two on-stage characters plus an offstage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single New York apartment set Contains swearing (and fantasy).
SynopsisBetsy is trying to get used to her lousy apartment after finally breaking up with Eddie after thirteen years. When she absently rubs an old lamp, Gino emerges and offers her a single wish. Out of the whole, what is it that Betsy will wish for?
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Good For Something by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Both in their seventies
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short, one act play, set in a center for the retired.
SynopsisLizzie and Max meet regularly for a game of checkers during which they come closer together and are able to confide in and advise each other.
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Impisi by Clive Essame
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. 10 speaking roles. Characters are all animals, birds, or insects. In the original professional production all characters were played by 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!] The scripted elements are short, the rest - very flexible - is music, sound and movement.
MusicThe added music should have an African feel and be instrumental. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, rhythm and movement. It could be performed in any suitable space, with a very flexible size of cast. This Video shows extracts from the original two-man show.
SynopsisThe Lion is top of the food chain, and about to take his place at the head of the pride, when he damages his leg in a snare. Now all the animals scorn him and he feels useless. But Hyena, despicable Hyena, shows him he isn't finished yet. Within this short story there is a wealth of information and points to consider about attitudes, prejudices, assumptions and personalities.
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Indian Summer by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set. A brief romance set against the background of the Indian Mutiny.
SynopsisAmid the uprising against the East India Company in the 1850s, Clara has commissioned a portrait - to closely resemble Botticelli's 'Birth Of Venus', but depicting her as an old woman. The Artist, Nathanial, arrives with his canvas and oils, and they share the last moments of an Indian Summer together.
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