Published Plays

THE DEATH AND SALE OF ALEXANDER GOLAND

 

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dramaticpublishing.com/

 

MURDER MOST

FOULED-UP

 

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dramaticpublishing.com/

 

THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF AVERAGE PEOPLE

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www.brookpub.com/

THE DAY THE COW-DREAMER RAN AWAY

 

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www.histage.com/

MURDER IN THE FIRST PERSON SINGULAR

 

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www.histage.com/

A SOUTHWEST DESERT TALE

 

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www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/

University of Central Missouri

Photo by  Phil Travis

KALIFA'S AMAZING ADVENTURES

 

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www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/

Westbank Cafe Theatre - NYC

STRAWBERRY WINE REVISTED

 

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https://heartlandplays.com/

Absurdish Comedy: 4m/4w - Two Act

In a mythical county somewhere north of Detroit, Mrs. Goland doesn't have enough money to bury her husband.  To help, the Minister of Social Services concocts a Burial-by-Proxy scheme. Unfortunately, Mr. Goland, who's been kept on ice in his ice cream truck, is misplaced when the truck gets towed. Bedlam ensues when Alexander thaws out, not dead at all, and the Minister inadvertently falls off his balcony onto a flock of chickens, and Alexander becomes the Minister by default.

Comedy: 1m/2w - One Act

The Ho Ho Hotline has been installed in a retirement home so children can talk to Santa.  Wanting to meet the man himself, Jensie breaks into the phone company's data banks to get the address, and goes in seach of Santa, only to find Aaron Lelfkowitz instead.  "According to the phone company this is the North Pole." . . . "Yes!  And I'm Santa Lefkowitz," snaps the old man. . . . "I don't believe you! Santa's not Jewish!" . . . "Who eilse would work on Christmas?"

Comedy: 3m/3w - Two Act

After Ridgley Randolph's will is read to the greedy relatives the treasure hunt begins! Generations of Randolphs have hidden millions of dollars within the house and the family has been murdering each other over it ever since.  To stop them from killing each other, and so that they can finally rest in peace, the ghosts of past generations, who are stuck behind the panneling, help in the hunt so that everyone can live and die happily ever after.

Comedy: 1m/1w - 10-minute

MOVABLE PEOPLE

A woman sits with her usual bowl of borcht, when a man, clutching his past in a worn briefcase, enters the deli. They're more than who they seem. They're what each other's lost. Two Holocaust survivors meeting on New York's lower East Side.

 

Drama: 2w - 10-minute

TALKING ABOUT IT

A favor that challenges a friendship - Euthanasia.  

AN IMPLAUSIBLE CLAUS

 

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dramaticpublishing.com/

 

25 IN 10

 

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Comedy: 1m/3w - Ten-Minute

A man and a woman eye each other in NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal, cautiously at first, then with growing interest.  They never speak but we hear their thoughts, progresssing from passing interest to full blown love, to dreaded fear and loathing.  All the while two street people look on, seeing things comletely differently - proving, in the end, that reality, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

3w/2m/3 flexible - 50-55 mins. - One Act

Lĕk, the egotistical 1st Bird-In-Waiting to the Queen of Thailand is kidnapped and 3rd Bird-In-Waiting comes to her rescue, but both are trapped in the ancient Banyan Tree of Sai Ngam, along with hundreds of other birds and fish and turtles and eels!  But a shape-shifting magician helps them by changing into a monk to remind the greedy bird vendor that all living things deserve respect, even a single grain of rice.  In the end Lĕk learns humility, the Royal birds return to the Queen's gardens on magic feathers, and the vendor leads everyone else to freedom!

 

A THAI TALE

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https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/a-thai-tale

Fantasy: 1m/1w/3 flexiable 

3-One-Acts - 15-20 mins each

A troika that will take you on unusual journeys - to a town where the cow-dreamer ran away, and we all know that without someone to dream cows there simply are no cows.

 

A farm where the devil comes to call and only the dog knows who he is.

 

A time when the sun gets so curious about the earth that she comes down to see what it's like, only to be held captive in a marsh, and the world's light is gone!  Until she's saved by a Frog who loves her.

 

Drama & Comedy: 3-28m/1-9w

Two-Act

Ten of O. Henry's short stories adapted for an ensemble of 4-37 actors.

 

  • The Harbinger

  • One Thousand Dollars

  • After Twenty Years

  • While the Auto Waits

  • Springtime a la Carte

  • A Madison Square Arabian Night

  • Transients in Arcadia

  • According to Their Lights

  • Mammon and The Archer

  • The Count and The Wedding Guest

 

 

O. HENRY!

THE NEW YORK STORIES

 

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www.histage.com/

Comedy: 4m/3w/1 dead body Two-Act

When two teachers, the Coach, the Butler, Mrs. Snitwell, and a Mafia hit-man break into Dean of Stonebridge School for Proper Young Ladies' home, they find him with a noose around his neck, two suicide notes, a bottle of sleeping pills in his pocket, and a Japanese ceremonial dagger in his chest.  With the intent of murdering him themselves, they now have to find out who did it, with what, and are they next?  And then there's the issue of the Tontine, and rapidly defrosting moose on the kitchen table.

Comedy: 4m/4w/flexible +extras

One-Act - TYA

2  baby doves are forced to work for a street magician.  One day Snowflake buys a map from a pigeon to the fabled land of New Jersey where it's said birds live in their own houses! Along the way she's joined by an old dog, a homeless cat, a couple of mice, a rat who’s obsessed with the Mayor’s clean the streets campaign, and a lot of parakeets they free from a pet store.  In the end they find the bus to NJ,  but Snowflake has to returns to get her friend, all the while chased by the magician.

TYA Comedy - Adventure

Cast of 5 / 8 w/o doubling

 

A Hopi Burro, 2 Japanese short-tailed Albatrosses, a Navajo Lizard and a Mexican Gray Wolf help each other reach their goals – the Burro to be a Barrel Racer at a Gymkhana; the two Albatrosses to find their way home; the Lizard to be famous; and the Wolf to learn how to be a wolf, while Issa describes what he sees in the Haiku  he composes.

Comedy - Monologue: 1w/1m vo

 

After 51 years of a loving, but conventional marriage to Max, Edna took a vacation all by herself - to Indonesia, no less!  Back now, sitting on her luggage at LAX, swamped in layers of batik, and empowered by the experience, does she really want to return to her old life?

A HOME FOR SNOWFLAKE

 

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www.bigdogplays.com/

COMING OF AGE

 

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http://seniortheatre.com/

TYA Adventure  - K-4 - Two-Act

Cast of 5/17 w/o doubling - 4 scenes of 25 min. each that can be performed separately or in combination

 

Kalikfa - a young Elephant grows up in Kenya learning life’s lessons about friendship, poachers, outwitting lions and leopards, leaning that friends come in all shapes sizes, colors, stripes and spots, and about working together to solve problems.

Comedy/Fable: 2m - 6 mins

 

Set in the Bush in Namibia - A village Headman tries to buy a Herder’s goats for an unreasonably low price, but the wise Herdsman gets the better of him.  You can’t cheat an honest man . . . no matter how hard you try!

THE PRICE OF A GOAT IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

 

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www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/

Comedy: 1m/1/w - 10 mins

 

Set in a park in San Francisco in 1988, a middle-aged Banker who needs grounding, and her Lawyer husband who'd rather be back at his desk, return to Height Ashbury for a "Revitalization Happening" Hippy Reunion.

Satire: Cast of 9 - 42 w/o doubling

 

A man leaves his well-made coat behind in the first town north of the border, with his identification papers in the pocket, and travels through a political and social labyrinth to get it back.  We judge people by the cut of their coat - but what if someone loses his coat - what becomes of him?  And what of the man who finds it? 

Conejo Players Theatre

THE COAT . . .  AND ITS CURIOUS TRAVELS

 

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http://www.histage.com/

 

THE NECKLACE

 

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https://heartlandplays.com/

Drama: 1m/2/w - 30 mins

 

Based on La Parure by Guy de Maupassant

 

In 1880’s Paris, Mathilde Loisel wants to be rich so badly that she ends up losing everything over a diamond necklace that’s not what she thinks it is.

(c) 2015 Nikki Harmon