Plays about Parents and Children

These shows all relate to Parents and Children. Put them together to create a production of any length. Click on the title for play information and to read a FreeView, then order your copy.

Molly’s Secrets
10 minute drama
3 women
Molly has been gone for months and didn’t tell her friends, Beth and Fran, where she was. Her friends have a few theories, but they never thought the truth could be so shocking. At the end of the play, Molly confesses that she made a huge decision she can’t take back. Read the play to find out what Molly’s secrets are!

Switching Sides
10 minute drama
1 man, 2 women
Martha, in her early seventies, is a world-class inflictor of guilt. She has sharply developed her skills of psychological manipulation and uses them on her favorite subject, her son, David, who is visiting Martha with his wife. As David parries each thrust, Martha moves to another mode of attack. He finally employs his nuclear option, which shocks Martha into her defensive mode. Will Martha succeed? Read the play to find out.

Moving Back
13 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
The kids decide to move back home to Dad’s dilapidated farm, without asking him first. But he’s one step ahead of them, well armed with Big Foot and all!

At the Diner with Dad
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
His daughter is taking Dad to his appointments and they’re at lunch. It’s a battle to be heard, get attention, and connect but Dad finds a way to get her attention!

The Refrigerator
12 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, 2 either
For humans or puppets, when Phil’s old rusty refrigerator breaks, his daughter Dorothy persuades him to look for a new one. His surprising decision is funny, endearing, and sweet!

Mother’s Day
10 minute comedy
5 women
Molly Sullivan is 72 years old. It’s always a struggle to get her daughter to show up for visits. So Molly and her compatriots concoct a madcap scheme to solve the problem.

The Hotel Lobbyist
12 minute comedy
2 women
How far will feisty senior, Goldalee Schneider, go to make her daughter listen to her? To the lobby of the local Holiday Inn, handcuffed to a chair!

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Plays with Great Men’s Roles

These shows all relate to Great Men’s Roles. Put them together to create a production of any length. Click on the title for play information and to read a FreeView, then order your copy.


Old Men
10 minute comedy
2 men, 1 either
Two men realize that friendship, even with a muskrat, is more important than making a stew of things.

The Naked Truth
15 minute comedy
2 men

After telling his wife she’s plump, a man loses his eyesight and stumbles in to an art gallery. His chat with the artist is laugh a minute comedy that has surprising depth.

The Reunion
10 minute comedy
2 men
Scott and Carl haven’t seen each other in 50 years. By chance, they happen to meet on the street, and Scott returns the crayon he borrowed from Carl half a century ago. Childhood dreams give way to adulthood, but do they have to? The Reunion is a comedy about recapturing those childhood dreams.

Playing the Game
3 men
20 minute comedy
With the help of his two friends, Ozzy gets off the bench and practices the dating game.

Jack Benny’s Not 39 Any More
80 minute comedy
4 men, 3 women, 1 either
A  husband’s retirement schemes get interrupted when a widow moves in next door. Hilarious!

Billy Buck and Jo-Jo
10 minute comedy
2 men
Ladies and Gentlemen, we present Billy Buck and Jo-Jo, two rodeo performers who wake up only to discover that they are dead…and still together!

Bert, One Year Later
10 minute monologue
1 man
Bert, in his 70’s and recently widowed, encounters a teenager outside his condo. The interaction convinces Bert that life is worth the pain.

The Gold Standard
20 minute comedy
2 men
Max and Leonard, a retired real estate agent and retired teacher, meet over a game of checkers to discuss, grouse, and enjoy life.

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