Ships

by  Jay D. Hanagan

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

While waiting in the bar of a crowded upscale restaurant, a chance meeting leaves Barb and Josh (who are married, but not to each other) wondering "what if?."

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult

Additional Info

While waiting in the bar of a crowded upscale restaurant, a chance meeting leaves Barb and Josh (who are married, but not to each other) wondering "what if?". "What if" we gave up some of the things we love for love? "What if" we should later change our minds? "What if" we had met someone else earlier? "What if" we met them later? "What if" love at first sight isn't love at first sight? "What if" it is?

Published in What If? Six Short Comedies about the Search for Love.

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Reviews

"Among the standout works [at the The 13th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska] was ... Jay Hanagan's Ships." - Catherine Stadem, Backstage

Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A booth or table at the bar of an upscale restaurant.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 2f
BARB - 30-something, pretty in her own way
JOSH - 30-something, pleasant without being Hollywood handsome
SAMANTHA - Josh's wife, a pretty nice lady
JASON - Barb's husband, not so bad himself
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Jay D. Hanagan

Jay D. Hanagan was raised in Sodus, NY, a small town nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario somewhere between Rochester and Syracuse. There, in the sixth grade, (often described as three of the happiest years of his life) Mr. Hanagan performed in a "real" play, Tom Sawyer, for the first time. W ...

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"Ships" was originally produced on August 2, 2002 by the Gatesinger Company, Ltd. in Pultneyville, New York. It was directed by the author.

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