A New Sunrise

by  Herman Coble

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Two charming, eccentric elderly ladies arrive on the porch of the local funeral home with the intention of dying there by drinking wine laced with poison. "We thought the town could drive by and pay their respects and not have to bother about getting out. A kind of drive-in viewing..." 

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A New Sunrise

by  Herman Coble

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Two charming, eccentric elderly ladies arrive on the porch of the local funeral home with the intention of dying there by drinking wine laced with poison. "We thought the town could drive by and pay their respects and not have to bother about getting out. A kind of drive-in viewing." But they become a bit tipsy before the wine has been poisoned and, by efforts of a traveling salesman, avoid the death. In fact, they are so taken with the young salesman, they decide to ask him to accompany them on a trip to Paris!
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Keywords

Aging, Death, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The front porch and yard of an old house in a small town.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 2f
ELECTRA
CASSANDRA
HECTOR
PARIS
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