by  Jason Milligan

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2m

Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.

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    10 minutes
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    Not Applicable
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  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Irene Ryan
    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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It's 3:00 a.m. on New Year's Day in a jail cell in a small Southern town. Frank and Andy are being held on drunk driving - and possibly manslaughter - charges. Andy grabbed the steering wheel while Frank was driving and purposely side swiped a college boy's sports car. Did he die? The atmosphere in the cell becomes increasingly tense. They argue and nearly come to blows before coming to terms with each other and the accident.

Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.

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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A jail cell in a small Southern town. Three o'clock in the morning. New Year's Day. The present.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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



ANDY - early 20s; the leader.
FRANK - a year younger than Andy; the follower.

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Cast Attributes

  • All Male



Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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INSTINCTS was originally produced by T. Dolphin Productions at the Vortex Theatre in New York City on May 2, 1985 under the direction of Angelo Tiffe. The production stage manager was Shauna O'Donnel.

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