Plays about Social Issues

These shows all relate to Social Issues. 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.

Love in 4/4 Time
40 minute play for aging awareness
2 women, 2 men
Two couples, confronted by the reality of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, forge ahead into life’s undefined future with questions, humor, and honesty, discovering that most things boil down to the truth of “What is, is.”

Fool Me Once, or Henrietta’s Absolutely Horrible Day
20 minute issue oriented comedy
4 men, 5 women, 2 either
Henrietta, a new widow, is taken in by various schemes and scams, only to be saved in the nick of time by the street-wise detective and scambuster, San Scam!

The Gift of Love
10 minute issue-oriented play
1 man, 1 woman
Howard and Roz are rushing out to their grandchild’s third birthday party when a potential gift rattles them. How to handle the child’s recent trans diagnosis?

The Last Holdout
10 minute issue-oriented comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Ivan rebels when Dorothy, an administrator, thinks she knows what’s best for him. A sensitive show that highlights issues such as seniors not feeling that they are heard.

20-25 minute comedy
3 men, 7 women
After experiencing age discrimination in her workplace and seeing how her mother is affected by ‘ElderSpeak’ at the health care facility, Joan comes up with a plan.

15-20 minute comedy
2 women
Bettie, a veteran widow, explains the tangled maze of learning to live without your spouse in this surprisingly funny short play.

The Exam
10 minute monologue
1 man
At his wife’s behest, Ralph is visiting his doctor for a prostate checkup. But the digital aspect of the exam has given him sleepless nights!

A Profusion of Roses
10-15 minute mystery
2 women
A seriously wonderful play! With two strong women’s roles this show features a mother, daughter, and an absent “sister” in a twisty, mysterious relationship.

Get Your Flu Shot!
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
When it’s time to convince people to get the flu shot, sometimes entertainment can carry the most convincing message. Used by health departments and aging organizations with great success!

Keys to Her Kingdom
15-20 minute issue oriented play
4 women, 1 offstage man’s voice
In this mostly light-hearted play, Sylvia Allen struggles with the predicament of  “When should I stop driving?” Her well-ordered life turns upside down when she has a small fender-bender.

Mimi and Me
15 minutes
2 women: Mimi (age 90) & Tindy (age 20)
A perky young volunteer tries to cheer up an outspoken older woman. What begins as a test of wills ends up as a loving relationship.

Billy Buck & 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!

The Prize
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
A retirement community’s new resident is stunned to learn he will be the latest award in an astonishing lottery.

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