Senior Moments


Senior Moments is made up of five short plays which can be presented singly or in a group. An award winner!

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    Donald R. Fried
    5 funny, touching, short plays
    9-14 minute comedies, 75 minutes total
    1 to 5 men, 1 to 5 women

    Senior Moments is made up of five short plays which can be presented singly or in groups. The play is extremely portable, requiring only one small table and four chairs. In the 13 months after its premier, Senior Moments was performed 22 times to rave reviews at six venues in the U.S. and Canada – at theaters, retirement homes, and senior centers.

    Casting Notice:  You can use as few as 2 men and 2 women to play all the characters in the five shows. Or, you can cast 5 men and 5 women to play the roles. The shows work well with double casting, if you need it.

    To view a FreeView, please visit the individual plays.

    Contact us if you intend to produce the play with a cast fewer than 5 men and 5 women.

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    The Code. Two seniors, Rose and Charlie, meet at a café on a blind date set up over the Internet. 13 minutes.
    The Gamblers. Colonel William and Mother Angie have a chance encounter at a casino. Colonel William is forced to change the habits of a lifetime. 14 minutes.
    First Love. Rose and Oscar, both in their 80’s, meet to renew their interrupted romance. 14 minutes.
    On the RAC(K). The members of the Resident’s Advisory Committee have huge troubles trying to accomplish anything at all. 13 minutes.
    Growing – Old. The sequel to The Code, Rose and Charlie meet again. Charlie is once more on the prowl for older women, but Rose has had an “unexpected dose of reality.” 9 minutes.

    What they say about the Series:

    • By the way, our recent performance of your Senior Moments script was a big success! Thanks for recommending it!
      — M. Goldberg
    • “Senior Moments was a huge hit for our Wilmington, NC, dinner theater. We sold out nearly every show and the reception was truly phenomenal! Clearly the senior audience’s reaction to this one was off the charts!” — Zach, Artistic Director TheatreNOW

    Awards and Recognition:

    • First prize at the Front Range Playwrights Showcase
    • Third place for Best Prodcution at the Colorado Community Theater Coalition Festival
    • Finalist in Region 7 of the American Association of Community Theater competition in Fort Collins, Colorado.
    • American Association of Community Theater Special Playwriting Award, presented in Fort Collins, Colorado
    • Semi-finalist in Eden Prairie Theatre, Collection of One Acts!
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    If you want to read the complete script, order a hard copy or e-script for perusal.

    If you want to perform or rehearse, order cast copies. Select either e-cast copies, which you will be able to download, or hard cast copies. Hard cast copies are printed in black and white on 3-hole punched paper so it’s easy to put them into notebooks.

    Play collections are copyright protected and can’t be copied. When you decide which plays you want to use, contact us for e-scripts which you can copy.

    When you have performance dates, add royalty to your shopping cart, along with the number of performances. Rates are per performance and apply whether you charge admission or not. They are due two weeks prior to the show.

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     We appreciate your order. Thanks for helping older performers fulfill their theatrical dreams!

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    Don Fried


    Comedy, Plays in a Series

    Running Time

    10 Minute Play, 11-19 Minute Play, Longer Play


    1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Cast Size

    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10



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