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: $55 per performance
    $90 with other plays in collection

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 grew up in a Cedar Springs, Michigan, which is known for its annual Red Flannel Festival. Discovering his acting roots early his first stage role was Christopher Robin at the Kent Theater. After graduation he attended Grand Rapids Junior College for one year followed by three years at Central Michigan Univ ...

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