A snowy night. A drive through a mountain canyon. "Nothing bad happens if I'm late" thinks 16-year-old Eli as he creeps along this winding road. He doesn't know anything about his soon-to-be passenger, Samantha, except that she's a friend of a friend and needs a ride to Home Depot. But Eli is glad for the company, especially considering the stuff that's been going on in his town. Soon, though, Eli's terrible driving sparks an argument, and the conversation takes an odd, dark turn. Eli and Samantha tell stories designed to scare each other. Eli's story is haunting, but he's out of his league. Once Samantha tells her story, Eli finds himself driving too fast, not because he's going to be late, but because he wants out of that car. Eli's not going to make it to Home Depot. One Lane Bridge is relentlessly compelling, genuinely scary and contains one moment so startling that your audience is guaranteed to talk about it afterward.
- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code O74000
- Cast Size 5
- Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 30 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583427040
- "Stephen Gregg has done it again! This newest one-act is delicious! There are plenty of opportunities to use creativityÑfrom the cast, director and designers. A fun journey!"
- Review by Tim Brown, Travelers Rest High School, Travelers Rest, S.C.
- "The play was very spooky. My cast and crew were very excited to perform this piece. The play was well written and very suspenseful."
- Review by James K. Riley, Gardner-South Wilmington High School, Gardner, Ill.
- "We loved working on this spooky pieceÑand earning the top superior at the Nevada State Thespian Conference in 2013! We look forward to performing on behalf of Nevada at the International Thespian Festival in June 2013!"
- Review by Rodney Hearn, Damonte Ranch High School, Reno, Nev.
- "One Lane Bridge is a spell binder piece. This will leave young audiences sitting at the edge of their seats, guessing what is going to happen. Our audience was talking about possible scenarios weeks after the show!"
- Review by Sarah Iverson, Sully Buttes High School, Onida, S.D.
- "One Lane Bridge was performed by the advanced drama class at our fall showcase (with intermediate monologues). Audiences said they were at the edge of their seats, and some were thoroughly scared!"
- Review by Debbie MacKinney, Tanque Verde High School, Tucson, Ariz.
- "A genius blend of complexity and simplicity!"
- Review by Rodney Hearn, Damonte Ranch High School, Reno, NV
Media Reviews"Chilling … deeply unsettling." -Dramatics magazine
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