by  Simon Henriques

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m

Bill is a narrator. Walter is a narrator, too. Stephen is a stagehand for narrators, but he wishes he were a narrator. 

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    Cast Size

  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Bill is a narrator. Walter is a narrator, too. Stephen is a stagehand for narrators, but he wishes he were a narrator. Being a narrator is the best job in the world. But as these narrators’ myopic world begins to fold in on itself, and all they talk about is talking (and talking about talking), it becomes increasingly unclear which stories are worth telling—or worth living. 

Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 40th Series

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Performing Groups

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


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  • Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
    $75 / performance of 3 plays
    $100 / performance of 4 or more plays

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting:

    The Theater

  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes



BILL - a narrator
WALTER - a narrator
STEPHEN - a stagehand
FRANK - a narrator

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Cast Attributes

  • Cross gender casting
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

Any and all of the characters can be women if you'd like.



Simon Henriques

Simon Henriques is a playwright, actor, and comedian. His plays include Love Song for General Tso, A play about Amy Adams, The Tomato and the Onion, and Aldermania. With his friend Skylar Fox, he created the theatre company Foxy Henriques, whose co-written plays include The Retardedly Boring Misadventures of Apathy Boy ...

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Narrators was first produced at Production Workshop's 3 Chairs, 2 Cubes festival in Providence, RI. It opened October 24, 2014. It was directed by Naiyah Ambros.

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