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Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors

Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors

Edited by Ann McDonough. Written by David Alex, Claudia Allen, D.M. Bocaz-Larson, Kent R. Brown, Nicole J. Burton, John Green, Violet Gunter, L.B. Hamilton, Douglas Hill, Mark Steven Jensen, Jenny Laird, Bob May, Irl Mowery, Mark Plaiss, Erik Ramsey and Earl Reimer.

Product Code: SC8000

  • Collection
  • Comedy | Drama

Rights and availability
Please note: The titles in this collection must be licensed through the collection book itself. None of the titles within have a separate playbook.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$24.95 /book

Min. Royalty Rate: $15/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This delightful new anthology of short plays offers a wide variety of challenging roles for men and women over the age of 55. Short Stuff dramatizes the lives of distinctive and memorable characters.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code SC8000
  • Pages 288
  • Min. Royalty Rate $15/perf
  • Cost $24.95

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Community Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298515
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Included Titles

Book Keeping By Irl Mowery

Edwin and Phyllis have been married for 40 years when he decides to keep a diary of women who have attracted his fancy.

  • Product Code: B82000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama|Melodrama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 15 minutes

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Buzz By Mark Steven Jensen

An annoying fly keeps Pete and Judy awake, forcing them to talk about their crumbling relationship.

  • Product Code: BA1000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Concerned Citizens By Violet Gunter and Bob May

Yolanda hasn't seen the neighbor in several days, and is afraid she may have died.

  • Product Code: C17000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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Cornbread and Beans By Earl Reimer

A set-in-his-ways widower and a free spirit are set up on a blind date by an online dating service.

  • Product Code: C56000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 1m., 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 15 minutes

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Georgie and Sass By Jenny Laird.

Two roommates discover the power of laughter and acceptance in the face of adversity.

  • Product Code: G65000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Golden Arches By Earl Reimer

Daisy and Albert run into an old friend who recently lost her husband.

  • Product Code: G64000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Gunslinger Motel By Erik Ramsey

Dick and Rusty play out a romantic gun-totin' fantasy of the Old West.

  • Product Code: G66000
  • Genre: Drama|Melodrama
  • Cast Size: 2m.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Horseshoe Bend By Mark Plaiss

Three men sit on the back porch, drinking beer and discussing the summer heat.

  • Product Code: H30000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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A Little Support By L.B. Hamilton.

Two sisters plan to distract a husband so one of them can have an affair.

  • Product Code: LA8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The Magic Bandit By Mark Steven Jensen.

Two friends learn that friendship is far more valuable than winning a jackpot in Las Vegas.

  • Product Code: MB1000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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A Man and His Plant By D.M. Bocaz-Larson.

Hooper is considered eccentric for having a plant as his best friend, until his neighbors discover just how special it is.

  • Product Code: MB6000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 5 either gender
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The Memory Club of America By Nicole J. Burton.

A local chapter of a club for people who have trouble remembering things conducts their monthly meeting.

  • Product Code: MB2000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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Paper Walls By Jenny Laird

Listening to the neighbors argue and make up reminds a couple of their own passionate youth.

  • Product Code: P88000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Put Your Best Foot Forward By Kent R. Brown.

A cleaning lady feels like a queen when she steps into the shoes of a beauty pageant contestant.

  • Product Code: P92000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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Ride of a Lifetime By David Alex.

An older couple drives in the car, reminiscing about the roller coaster of their lives.

  • Product Code: R66000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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The Sale By David Alex

A retired teacher tutors an unsuccessful student in algebra.

  • Product Code: SD9000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Seen By Douglas Hill

Harriet returns to college to earn her degree, but the age gap between her and the other students is frustrating.

  • Product Code: SC9000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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Some Say Fire By Erik Ramsey

A handyman, hired to fix the ice machine at a bar, gets more than he bargained for.

  • Product Code: SE1000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 5 minutes

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Starman, Wish Me Luck By Nicole J. Burton.

A homeless man has nowhere to go on Christmas Eve.

  • Product Code: SD1000
  • Genre: Drama|Melodrama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 15 minutes

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There Was A Bigness By Erik Ramsey.

A liquor store clerk has inherited the shop from his deceased father, and now has to deal with one of the regular customers, a functional alcoholic.

  • Product Code: TC1000
  • Genre: Drama|Melodrama
  • Cast Size: 2m.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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They Even Got the Rienzi By Claudia Allen.

Mr. Ponazecki laments the passing of a favorite hotel in his hometown of Chicago.

  • Product Code: TC2000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m., 2 m. or w. voices offstage
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Twilight Serenade By John Green

A widow and her son-in-law run errands around town and discuss her late husband.

  • Product Code: TB2000
  • Genre: Drama|Melodrama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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