Strange as it May Seem

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 2f

Published in Here, There & Everywhere: 8 Site-Specific Plays.

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Strange as it May Seem

by  Jason Milligan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Originally commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, this humorous and ultimately touching play premiered in a soup kitchen. Two women, a teacher and one of her past students, run into each other in an urban soup kitchen on New Year's Day. Though it seems both are there to help feed the homeless, one of them is in dire need and too proud to admit it.

Published in Here, There & Everywhere: 8 Site-Specific Plays.

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A shelter in a downtown metropolitan area. New Year's Day. The present.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)


1m, 2f
DEBBIE - 40s; an upper-class woman.
SUSAN - 30s; middle class.
RALPH - 30s; a homeless man.
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)




Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM was originally commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and performed in a homeless shelter as part of Morristown, New Jersey's First Night Celebration. The play was directed by Brian Platt.

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