by  Jason Milligan, Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

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    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


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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


Performing Groups

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


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 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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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast


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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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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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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