Three One-Act Plays About the Elderly

by  Elyse Nass

Collection / Anthology, Comedy  /  1m, 5f

A collection of three short plays with excellent roles for elderly actors.

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Three One-Act Plays About the Elderly

by  Elyse Nass

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 5f
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

An upbeat collection of three short plays with excellent roles for older actors. These plays have been performed in full productions and done as staged readings and as readers theatre. 

Included in this collection:

Admit One

The Cat Connection

Second Chance.

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About Second Chance:

"Has marvelous themes: Life is short, make every minute count, one is never too old to learn and grow, and don't feel guilty for enjoying what you are doing even if others disapprove [...] Powerful and meaningful." - Queens Chronicle

"A delightful comedy with wisdom and insight." - San Diego Senior Life

"Witty, fluid and poignant, brimming with idealism." - Business Times

About Cat Connection:

"A beautiful study of loneliness and the elderly. However, the universal situation can be appreciated by all." - East Side Express


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
    $75 per play individually



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: All titles in this collection can be produced on a bare stage with a few chairs to serve as the set.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


1m, 5f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors



Elyse Nass

Elyse Nass is a New York City based, award winning playwright. Her plays have been produced in New York, around the United States, Canada and abroad. Her trilogy, Three One Act Plays About the Elderly ...

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