High Tide

by  Brad Slaight

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

On a California beach, two young surfers have just come from the funeral of a close friend. The two boys confide in each other about Kirk, and they agree that possibly, they never really knew him. A chance encounter with two girls helps the boys sort out feelings about the death of their best friend…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

On a California beach, two young surfers have just come from the funeral of a
close friend. The two boys confide in each other about Kirk, and they agree that
possibly, they never really knew him. A chance encounter with two girls helps
the boys sort out feelings about the death of their best friend, and reveals the
truth about Kirk's passing.

In a collection and often done with "Sightings" by Brad Slaight

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with companion piece

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: California beach. Suggested scenery, could work on a bare stage. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

Music

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

Casting

3m, 2f
BRIAN PRESSMAN - 18. But acts older. Feels that there is no one he can turn to in this moment of grief and confusion.

KEITH KOLE - 17. Surfer dude. Looks up to Brian the same way he looked up to Kirk. Says whatever is on his mind.

CONNIE - 17. A tourist from Ohio. Plain looking. Brian confides in her and she listens.

LISA - 16. Another tourist from Ohio. Connie's friend. Looking for a tan and a man.

TONY - 22. A California lifeguard. Feels bad about what happened to Kirk.

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Brad Slaight

Brad Slaight, a former Michigan high school teacher, left the stability of normal life and a steady paycheck to pursue the roller coaster ride called "show-business." He is now a Los Angeles based writer, actor, and comedian. As an actor, Brad has appeared on many television shows and in films, including: Parks and Rec ...

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