The Promise

Ben doesn’t keep much company nowadays. When his neighbour, Phil comes over to play cards, Phil is concerned about the moans coming from the bedroom. Ben assures Phil that it’s only his wife, Doris. The only thing is that no one in the building has ever seen Doris. Does she even exist? And if she doesn’t, who is in the bedroom? When three burglars break into the apartment, they discover what really is in there in this drama thriller…

A harrowing tale of madness and delusion, or is it? What is real and what is a figment of imagination? A play for directors and actors to get their teeth into. If well directed it will create a lot of discussion in the audience.

Type:               Three act play
Genre:             Drama thriller scripts
Suitable for:   All ages as no actual violence is depicted
Length:           2 hours
Cast:                3M
2F (one is only seen once carried across the stage and moans offstage throughout the play), 2N
Ages of the actors: 3 middle aged to older, 4 young
Suitable for:    PG 10

Set: An apartment flat, one dining/living room with a rectangular table, one chair on each side. An open kitchen in the background, separated from the dining/living room by a sideboard filled with cookbooks. The dishes are stashed in the sink, an open milk carton and a microwave meal lay on the counter. Next to the entrance door are two large garbage bags which are tied up, plus a third one next to these which is untied and filled to the top with litter. Next to the dining/living room is the small bathroom; a toilet, sink, cabinet, mirror. The kitchen and the bedroom are connected to the bathroom. The bedroom isn’t visible, it goes off the left, offstage.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – there is a build up of tension in this drama thriller to a climax at the end of the play. Challenge – taking the audience on that journey

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Lonely birds and shadow figures

Jess and Betty work together in a typical office and rub along against each other as coworkers do that spend half their lives together. But both of them are lonely women. Betty is a widow and Jess craves chronic solitude based on her superiority complex and cynical view of the world. So when Jess accepts a bunch of flowers meant for Betty and then in a mean gesture, makes them out to be for herself, she never even considers that the messenger who brought them may have sinister intentions…

Both women are about to find what it is they really yearn for, or rather what they crave will find them in the most disturbing occurrences that infatuation can serve us. And he will follow them and watch their shadow figures as they move through their curtains at night…

Will the rules of right and wrong be clear when Jessica gets what is coming to her? And when she mysteriously disappears, will the principle of karma serve Betty well when she tries to make sense of what exactly happened to her “friend”, Jessica? Finally and more importantly; will anyone really care about the circumstances surrounding her “disappearance”?

Type:              Three act play
Genre:            Psycho thriller script
Cast:               2F 1M (2M – one is a voice)
Suitable for:   All ages as no actual violence is depicted
Length:          90 minutes

Set: In an office building. A large screen is placed in the office, referencing time, showing pieces of imagery in between. Overbearing gray its overwhelming neon and reflects onto various suits that are hung on coat hangers and blend into the surroundings like camouflage.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a psycho thriller in three acts that requires a slow build up of tension to a climax in a fairly routine office enviroment

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Auroras Erwachen

Tragische Komödie, die ins Absurde spielt: Eine absurde Mischung aus Beziehungsstress und dem kriminellen Gregor, der von außen in die Dreiecksgeschichte Tom-Aura-Lucy eindringt und vieles durcheinander bringt.

Type:                 Three act play
Genre:               Tragische Komödie
Suitable for:     Erwachsenentheater
Länge:               80 Min.
Cast:                 6, 4 M 2F, 5N

Ein Appartement mitten in der Stadt. Wir sehen eine relativ kleine Wohnung, Küche mit Fenster über der Spüle zur linken Seite hin. Das Zimmer rechts daneben bildet den Wohn- und Esszimmerbereich, der Wohnungseingang liegt direkt am Zimmer, ohne Flur. Rechts von der Tür steht ein schwarzer Jackenständer, daneben ein kleiner Tisch, worauf sich verschiedenster Krimskrams angesammelt hat [Zeitschriften, Rechnungen, eine Schale mit Kleingeld und Schlüsseln, Kassenzettel etc.]. Das Badezimmer und das Schlafzimmer sind nicht sichtbar, das Badezimmer geht nach hinten aus der Küche ab. Die Couch im Wohn- und Esszimmerbereich steht relativ nahe am Bühnenrand und dem Publikum gegenüber. Die Wohnung strahlt insgesamt einen urbanen/künstlerischen Flair aus: Keines der Möbelstücke passt zueinander, es sind Unikate verschiedenster Stile, die aus den unterschiedlichen Jahrzehnten zusammengewürfelt wurden. 20er, 30er, 60er, 70er und 80er – alles trifft in diversen Variationen und Ecken aufeinander. Darunter ein Schallplattenspieler aus den 30ern, eine typische 70er-Blumentapete und beige Couch, großer Kühlschrank aus den 50er-/60er-Jahren, drei bunt angemalte Stühle unterschiedlichster Form in sattem gelb, blau und rot und ein kleiner, runder Ikea-Esstisch. Eine alte, dunkelbraune Holztruhe dient als Couchtisch und steht vor der Couch.

Die Wohnung ist aufgeräumt, doch sie wirkt durch und durch unorganisiert, nichts fließt. Es gibt keinen roten Faden, außer, dass nichts zusammenpasst.)

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