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By Peter Tarsi.

Product Code: TH4000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 6w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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A group of strangers meet in a dirty subway station. They have arrived with limited personal belongings, their watches have stopped and they all claim to be in different cities. Soon they learn there is no way out of the station, and the unfortunate truth is told to them: they are all dead. Since subway stations have two sides, they reason the train leaving from one platform must be bound for heaven, while the train leaving from the other platform must be bound for hell. But which platform are they on? They reflect upon their lives, recalling and confessing past deeds of which they are not proud, hoping to figure out which platform is which. The arrival of someone from the other platform only complicates matters, and the answer remains unclear. As the subway train finally approaches, they must decide whether to stay and ponder their actions further, or to have faith and climb aboard to their final destination.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code TH4000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427019
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"An existential experience for students and audience. This play shows us how to examine the choices we make in life and how we need to be responsible for those choices even after we die."
Review by Kate Trongale, Castle Park High School, Chula Vista, Calif.
"A great ensemble piece for any high-school theatre group! The theme is great for explorations and discussions regarding death and the afterlife."
Review by Rassika Malhotra-Risko, Governor Simcoe Secondary School, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
"What a concept! Great chance for actors to create some strong, individual characters. Script makes you think and has a poweful story line."
Review by Natalie Saunders, Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa, Iowa

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"This is a difficult show because it is philosophical and the lines don't allow for some of the moments to play out as expected. Character development is difficult. The actors have a lot of individual work. They need to think a lot when they accept their death."
Tip by Cathy Archer, Rutland High School, Rutland, Vt.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
St. Augustine High School St Augustine Florida 12/8/2018 12/8/2018
Lowcountry Montessori School Beaufort South Carolina 12/13/2018 12/14/2018
Regent Preparatory School Tulsa Oklahoma 10/25/2018 12/13/2018
University High School Normal Illinois 11/30/2018 12/2/2018
Bailey Middle School Cornelius North Carolina 3/29/2019 4/5/2019
Oklahoma Christian Academy Edmond Oklahoma 12/13/2019 12/13/2019
North Country Senior Uhsd #22 Newport Vermont 12/14/2018 12/14/2018
Princeton High School Princeton Texas 12/15/2018 12/15/2018
Crossroads College Preparatory School St. Louis Missouri 12/11/2018 12/11/2018
Henry Wise Wood High School Calgary Alberta 1/14/2019 1/15/2019
Princeton High School Princeton Texas 12/15/2018 12/15/2018
Grove High School Redlands California 12/21/2018 12/21/2018
Vernon College Vernon Texas 3/11/2019 4/5/2019
Ursuline College Chatham Ontario 2/26/2019 2/26/2019
El Capitan Theater Lakeside California 12/6/2018 12/15/2018
Admiral Arthur W Radford High School Honolulu Hawaii 12/14/2018 12/14/2018
Lindbergh Sr. High St. Louis Missouri 4/4/2019 4/6/2019
Danville High School Danville Illinois 12/7/2018 12/8/2018
Hofheimer Theatre Virginia Beach Virginia 11/30/2018 12/1/2018
Portsmouth Christian Academy Dover New Hampshire 2/15/2019 2/16/2019
Ponderosa High Shingle Springs California 1/30/2019 2/3/2019
Ponderosa High School Shingle Springs California 1/31/2019 1/31/2019
Logan High School Logan Ohio 12/13/2018 12/13/2018
Hamilton County High School McLeansboro Illinois 11/30/2018 11/30/2018
Chisholm Trail Middle Round Rock Texas 4/25/2019 4/27/2019
Lewiston Middle School Lewiston Maine 3/6/2019 3/23/2019
Nipmuc Regional High Upton Massachusetts 12/15/2018 12/15/2018
Doherty High School Colorado Springs Colorado 1/24/2019 1/26/2019