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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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All in the Past by Wendy Ash
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an offstage voice (belonging to an undertaker).
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act revenge drama, single set.
SynopsisTrevor suffered at the hands of bullies Jim and Mike at school. Now in his forties he contacts them again and wreaks his revenge. The catalyst for his plan is the death of his partner which adds a surprising and poignant finale.
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As They Like It by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light one act drama with a 17th Century Inn setting.
SynopsisWilliam Shakespeare is struggling to get the approval of his company, who are adamant that the first draft of the 'Scottish Play' is lacking in a number of key characters. His friends are quite persuasive and he is encouraged by barmaid Meg. So the bard relents and the play - as we now know it - is born.
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Badly Drawn by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. There are two on-stage speaking characters, two offstage voices and four masked cartoon characters - products of the cartoonists imagination!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, intreguing, one-act play, dealing with events of a psychological nature. Single, minimal set.
SynopsisSpectre has taken Saskia. Where and why, she can't be sure. As he recounts his tale of shattered dreams, stolen ideas and cursed cartoons, Saskia begins to realise the lines that he draws run parallel to her own and soon both are on a collision course to meltdown.
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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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Chess as Felony by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Ten in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Convicts Claude Bloodgood and Ram Varadachary take a train with their guard to a chess tournament, but on the train they play a game for high stakes.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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The Emperor's Last Victory by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition, an Indian museum curator, the Emperor Napoleon, Napoleon's Aide de camp and his wife.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Two in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Napoleon, exiled on St. Helena, uses a chess game with Bertrand, his aid de camp, to review his career, philosophy and military strategy.
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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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