by  Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Jason Milligan

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Published in Here, There & Everywhere: Eight Site-Specific Plays.

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    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Originally commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, this play premiered in an actual bank. A down on his luck inventor has been turned down for a loan all over town. His last resort is an ex rival from long ago who is now a hotshot bank executive. The banker is merciless until the inventor gets the upper hand, once and for all.

Published in Here, There & Everywhere: Eight Site-Specific Plays.

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Betrayal, Friendship


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


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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Loan office area in a bank.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


2m, 1f
JACK - a Loan Officer.
GEORGE - an applicant.
ANITA - Jack's secretary.
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  • Ensemble cast




Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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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RIVALS was originally commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and performed in a bank loan office on December 31, 1995 as part of Morristown, New Jersey's First Night Celebration. The play was directed by Brian Platt.

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