Old Folks Rock: A Celebration of Vitality


Three plays that celebrate old folks! They can be performed singly or all together.

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  • Allan Bates
    3 comedies, a total of 85 minutes
    5 men, 5 women, and 1 either

    CASTING NOTICE: There are 11 roles in these three shows. You can use as few as 2 men and 2 women to play all the characters in the four shows. Or, you can cast 5 men, 5 women, and 1 either to play the roles. The shows work well with double casting, if you need it. Please let us know if you intend to to produce the show with fewer than 11 cast members. 

    About the Collection: Three plays that celebrate old folks! They can be performed singly or all together.

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    Buy Old Folks Rock: A Celebration of Vitality (a huge savings!) or Get Individual Shows

    • Thief!
      42 minute comedy
      2 men, 2 women
      Roberta, Henry, and Theresa are gentle older folk–and in their gently eccentric way, are quite able to handle a robber’s middle-of-the-night intrusion into their home. He’s a college student who’s so worried about his tuition and housing debts that he can’t pull off the crime. The three older folks befuddle, and eventually welcome, the desperate student. Exhausted, he accepts their invitation as we all learn a lesson about what makes a family.
    • Favorite Cousins
      20 minute comedy
      2 men, 2 women
      Two older ‘cousins’ who haven’t seen each other in years run off together on a cruise to the chagrin of their protective middle-aged children.
    • Opus 88: Themes, Variations or Shuffleboard, Anyone?
      20 minute comedy
      1 man, 1 woman, 1 either
      An older woman and man in a rehab center move from playful antagonism to a warm relationship.
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    Allan Bates


    Comedy, Plays in a Series, Flexible Length

    Running Time

    Longer Play





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    E-script, Hard Copy, Cast e-copies, Cast Hard Copies, Classroom Copy License, Streaming License, Royalty Per Performance of the Series

    Cast Size

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

    Flexible Casting



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