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A Train Ride Away by Frank Gibbons
Performance by Aiken High won The Garcia Theater Project, North Augusta 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Characters are mainly adults with one young child. Could all be played by children. The chorus is optional, but there are several scenes where crowds would create atmosphere.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Intended to have figurative sets (possibly just lighting transitions), rather than realistic depictions of the locations. Props could be real or indicated by mime. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisThe story of a family of Hungarian Jews being transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the holocaust of 1944.
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Troublesome People by Jill Haas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome music suggestions are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length drama, with a minimal setting in the kitchen and environs of a farm.
SynopsisThe internment of refugees on the Isle Of Man during the early years of World War Two, and the effect on them and the local population is examined as characters poignantly come to life and develop both tense and loving relationships.
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are five off-stage voices. Three male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.)
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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Urban Hymns by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Best Youth Actress award in the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 65. No chorus. The nine scripts have casts ranging from two to twenty, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is six.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisNine short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally twenty roles)
Bittersweet Symphony (Seven roles)
The Drugs Don't Work (Four roles)
Sonnet (Four roles)
Juliet (Two roles)
Romeo (Two roles)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Five roles)
24 Minutes From Tulse Hill (Six roles)
Lucky (Nominally 15 roles)
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Voices by Peter Harrison
2012. Hale One-Act play festival. Winner Best Original play. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Designed for one principal character and four on-stage voices, though the voices could be allocated amongst a larger number of actors.
The principal character is an old man, nevertheless, this could be played by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for accompanying music/songs. (For atmosphere, rather than live performance). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play, set in the mind of the principal character, with other roles voiced but not interacting directly with him.
SynopsisA veteran soldier finds himself trapped in his own flat, facing an imagined enemy.
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War Prayer by Mark Twain adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play. No specific set requirements and only one prop (a rope).
SynopsisMark Twain was no pacifist, but here he brings an angel to explain to a congregation the difference between a just war and Jingoism. (Human frailty prevails.)
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Wedding Day by John F. Glen
Performance by Thurso Players won two trophies and came second overall in the SCDA Caithness Adult Festival of One Act Plays, Feb 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Range of ages - three adult generations of one family.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Simple set (two pieces of furniture - so easy to stage as a competition piece). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAnnie, elderly matriarch of a family, looks back on a long life on the day her granddaughter gets married. She recalls the wedding of her daughter and her own wedding day, as well as some sadder memories.
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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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