Stuck (Cefaly)

by  Audrey Cefaly

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Winner of 3 festivals including the 2011 Eastern States One-Act Festival.

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Stuck (Cefaly)

by  Audrey Cefaly

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Bob and Bettty are out on their second date when things go terrible wrong. Eager for acceptance, Bob pretends to be more than he is. Betty, new to the world of dating, struggles to calibrate as she lurches forward into the unknown. 
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  • WINNER! Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival, 2011
    WINNER! Maryland One-Act Festival, 2011
    WINNER! Eastern States One-Act Festival, 2011


Performing Groups

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

License details

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

    License Requests for single titles should be submitted on individual title pages.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Betty's apartment
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


1m, 1f
BOB - neurotic, self-conscious, a people-pleaser 
BETTY - decisive and charismatic
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

I strongly urge casting directors to consider actors of all ages, shapes and sizes for the roles in my plays. Additionally, in practice, casting, staging and production decisions can and should reflect diversity whenever possible.




Audrey Cefaly

Cefaly is published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus (two volumes of Best American Short Plays), and Applause Books. She is an outspoken proponent of silence in story-telling and has authored numerous articles on the topic of playwriting for HowlRound and Samuel French’s Breaking Character Magazine. Cefaly’s play TH ...

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Stuck was first produced in Silver Spring, MD, where it won the 2011 Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival. It was directed by Audrey Cefaly.

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