One-Act Plays

Unpublished One-Act Plays

Merritt Anne and the Mighty Oak (1 male, 1 female, TYA, 45-50 min) – As a family gathers under the mighty oak tree that drapes their hometown to lay one of their own to rest, young cousins Merritt Anne and Wyatt plot their escape for happier pastures. They sneak away from the obligatory post-funeral meal in search of adventure. They climb trees, fish for tadpoles, sing their favorite songs, and plan a future full of fun and fearlessness. But threaded through every moment is the remembrance of the funeral and all that it means.

Photography by Jessica Whitley Photography

Alanna and the Wonderful Lamp (9 or more, 2 female, 1 male, the rest any gender, TYA, 45-50 min) – As Scheherazade sets the stage for her one-thousand-and-first telling of Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, her disgruntled band of actors, led by the ingenue Alanna, stage a theatrical coup to tell the story their way.

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