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Brush Yourself Off and Move On by Megan Boduch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (the Director) has two short lines, which could be done from offstage.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a character study - set outside a Broadway audition (though it could be a theatrical audition anywhere). No specific set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisA Broadway hopeful is waiting nervously outside her latest audition. A rival gains her trust but proceeds to destroy her confidence, apparently for no better reason than her own amusement. Just as our girl is about to give it all up, however, a man arrives and is considerate and kind. He restores her confidence and points out her advantages over the more poisonous girl. Together they point out the girl's deficiencies to her and win the moral victory over her.
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Bucolic by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic set, simple props. (Contains mild swearing and mild adult themes.)
SynopsisAdam manages to come home earlier than usual, hoping to enjoy his restful country home, but there's an odd string of visitors, and his errant son returns unexpectedly from college. The new, attractive female, curate comes to call, and his wife reveals a most unexpected secret.
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The Catch by Stan Duncan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices and can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act melodramatic thriller with various settings.
SynopsisPaul, a patient in a psychiatric hospital, has something otherworldly about him. As he explains the reason he is in hospital to student nurse Yvonne, his strange and intriguing past is slowly revealed.
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Chain Reaction by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The author describes all the characters as 'of a similar age, which would ideally be around forty, give or take a decade or two.'
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with two scenes (hotel bar and a living room) exploring adult themes with an intriguing mix of monologue and action.
SynopsisA group of singles attempting to find partners with varying levels of desperation, happily resulting in reconciliation for at least one couple.
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Chasing the Zodiac by Roger Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 59 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy (with a few serious moments) on a split set. (Contains strong language.)
SynopsisGemma has signed up for a new TV show that finds out how different star signs deal with traumatic events, and they've tracked down Bob, her long-lost father. Bob runs an umbrella factory with his surrogate nephew Matt, whose idea of an umbrella-drone hybrid is unlikely to save their business.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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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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Circus Daze by Robert J Withers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy in a single domestic set.
SynopsisHarry and Gabs' marriage has turned stale due to his reluctance to seek any excitement in life. When a circus arrives across the road, an unexpected house visit from a clown and ringmaster stirs things up.
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Cold Blooded Killer by Geoff Rose-Michael
Won the New Writing Award at the Leatherhead Drama Festival, 2013. (Also received nominations for best actor and best actress.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters include one mysterious figure (non-speaking) and two female voices which might well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single set.
First published 2014, revised 2018.
SynopsisRecently widowed Jack disturbs Becky, an intruder, and is shocked by how much she resembles his late wife, who died along with her mother in mysterious circumstances. Jack attempts to persuade Becky to impersonate his wife, to inherit the fortune of her mother. Their web of deceit becomes progressively tangled culminating in a shocking ending.
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A Controlling Interest by D.S. Warner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The characters are all young adults.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single interior set (could easily be done as a 'black box' presentation).
SynopsisRyan brings his new girlfriend back to the house he shares with his university student friends, James and Charlotte, setting off a chain of events with, ultimately, tragic consequences.
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