The Plaid Man

by  M. Thomas Cooper

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Published in the collection Tongue, Tied and Other Short Plays.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Death and Cupid fall in love, using two Elizabethan people as their mouthpieces.

Published in the collection Tongue, Tied and Other Short Plays.

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Death, Love


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with companion piece



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A candlelight dinner, separate from a pool of light elsewhere on a bare stage.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus


2m, 2f
DEATH - dressed all in plaid, including tie and socks; otherwise he wears black army boots and a black military cap.
CUPID - dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and sandals; her nose is covered in bright zinc cream.
GEORGE - a man dressed in Elizabethan garb.
MARTHA - a woman dressed in Elizabethan garb.
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M. Thomas Cooper

M. (Michael) Thomas Cooper studied literature and theatre at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Portland State University, where he received his degree. In 2008 his first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press. Also in 200 ...

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