Stage Plays

Below are some of the play scripts that I have available.  Questions? Just ask.

Moreau
Full Length Drama
Cast: 9 Actors

In a mysterious laboratory, Dr. Moreau is experimenting with the nature of creation itself. But what will happen when Moreau’s creation spins out of control? Inspired by the science fiction classic, The Island of Dr. Moreauby H.G. Wells.

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Produced by Taproot Theatre

Sleepwalking
Full length drama
Cast: 3M; 3F

In the dream state of a coma, Thomas visits his past and present, searching through the events that led to his accident. Before he can wake up, he must face guilt and forgiveness in his actions as father, husband, lover and friend.

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Produced by Art Within

Stages of Christmas
by Sean Gaffney and Karen Lund
music by Andrew Harding
Full Length Comedy with Music
Cast: 4M; 2F (expandable)

“…well crafted, enjoyable show… The original sketches are small marvels.”
-The Seattle Times

What do you get when you cross the nostalgia of storytellers, the pun heavy fun of Vaudeville, and the thrill of radio mysteries? A jubilant Christmas production filled with music and story. From a tender re-telling of O Henry’s Gift of the Magi to a cyberspace courtship in latté land, the “stages” of Christmas are guaranteed to delight and charm both young and old.

Script contact: Taproot Theatre
Produced by Taproot Theatre
Warm Beach The Lights of Christmas

Pahom’s Land
One Act Farce
Cast: 5M; 2F (expandable)

A man. His wife. A strange business deal from a few wise acres. A comedic tale involving greed, power, passion… and lots and lots of land! Pahom’s Land follows one man’s longings for the better things, and the price he pays – which is more than he had counted on. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Video: Globalstage

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
One Act Comedy
Cast: 5M; 3F

Imagine living in the perfect town. Neighbors who are all honest, up-right, humble, decent, law abiding… and know it.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg shows what happens when the goodness of the perfect town is tested. Can anyone escape unscathed? Adapted from Mark Twain’s short story.

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Video: Globalstage

Christmas on the Orpheum Circuit
Music by Greg Gaffney
Full length comedy with music
Cast: 5M; 3F

Christmas Eve, 1948; Bronxton, New Jersey

A troubled young tour guide, a young man with a yen for the stage, a crew of carpenters posing as performers, and an old vaudevillian who still believes in miracles. It all adds up to one thing: the show must go on! An evening of hi-jinx, vaudeville and nonstop surprises.

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Produced by Taproot Theatre

Foolish Wiseman
One Act Comedy
Cast: 2M; 1F

This is the story of Ogion, the comical, little-known fourth wiseman. Afraid of the dark, our befuddled hero has little chance of following the Bethlehem star until he runs into two thieves who believe it would be profitable to assist this foolish (yet wealthy!) man. However, what they find at journey’s end is a treasure more wonderful than they could conceive!

Script contact: Lillenas Drama
Produced by Taproot Theatre
Forest Hills Theatre

Christmas on the Air
Full Length Comedy
Cast: 4M; 2F

It’s Christmas Eve, 1935, and KRMC Radio has just finished its first all night flapper-Shakespeare marathon. But when a snowstorm prevents the day crew from arriving at the studio, the over-tired cast must maintain another day of content. With no scripts, combating egos, a fear of dead air and a new sponsor looking over everybody’s shoulders, how long can the crew keep performing?

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Produced by Warm Beach The Lights of Christmas

The Christmas Charity Murder
Full Length Drama
Cast; 5M, 3F

For Pastor Mike Graham, this was just another charity fundraiser. But when one of the guests ends up murdered, it’s up to the Pastor to bring the truth into the light. Can the killer be discovered before death strikes again?

Script contact: Sean Gaffney
Produced by Warm Beach The Lights of Christmas

A Knight in the Book
One Act Comedy
Cast: 2M; 2F (expandable)

It’s the wacky adventures of Sir Nosalot and his faithful squire, Toad. The hapless knight must carry a message through the dreaded wood, risking life, limb and exposure to bad puns to serve his queen. Dragons, talking trees and other terrible tests await in this farcical walk through the book of Proverbs.

Script contact: Sean Gaffney

Produced by Taproot Theatre

Pilate’s Progress
by Sean Gaffney and Karen Lund
One Act Drama
Cast: 7M; 6F plus extras

Governor Pilate is having a rough time maintaining order. An itinerant preacher is stealing his press coverage; Barrabbas and his militant followers are causing riots; the mega-church leaders are constantly on his back about a renegade miracle worker; and the head of his State Police has been acting distracted lately. But Pilate is determined to maintain order, no matter what the cost.The greatest story ever retold as a modern parable full of humor and power.

Script contact: Taproot Theatre
Produced by Calvary Temple

Witness to the Light
Full Length Pageant

Passion week is explored through music, pageantry, and monologues from observers to the events. From a kid serving at the Last Supper to the guy that had to clean up after the triumphal entry, eyewitnesses comment on the events leading up to the greatest moment in history!

Script contact: Gaffney Inkwell

Parable Paradox
Music and Lyrics by Samuel Vance
One Act Musical
Cast: 3M; 2F (expandable)

Patrick, more interested in the Final Four than the Big Three, decides to nap during the sermon and wakes up to find himself trapped in the Parables! This Alice-in-Wonderlandish tale follows Patrick’s journey, as he meets up with coins, sheep, and a mysterious old man. He helps them solve their own problems, but can he solve his own?

Script contact: Taproot Theatre
Produced by Taproot Theatre

Christmas Memories
by Sean Gaffney and Karen Lund
Full Length Drama
Cast: 4M; 4F

Three grown siblings and their spouses get together for a traditional Christmas. Yet, without their parents alive, Christmas seems emptied of meaning. Or is it? Past and present is explored as the family struggles to finds new meanings for old traditions.

Script contact: Taproot Theatre
Produced by Warm Beach The Lights of Christmas

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