Road Trip (Milligan)

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Published in Cross Country: Seven More One Act Plays.

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Road Trip (Milligan)

by  Jason Milligan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Vernon, a drifter in his late twenties, visits his brother Ron after a long absence. Their older brother Alan is in a coma and Ron, who is about to get married, wants to take Alan off life support equipment after a prolonged period of little or no improvement. Is this for Ron's convenience or is it really time to let Alan go? Vernon questions the ethics of Ron's decision and fiancee Lisa joins the fray to protect Ron's interests in an emotionally charged confrontation that results in tentative steps toward unity and a sense of family.

Published in Cross Country: Seven More One Act Plays.

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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Ron and Lisa's apartment in Pensacola, Florida. Midnight. The present.
  • 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
RON - late 20s.
LISA - Ron's fiancee.
VERNON - Ron's older brother.
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)



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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ROAD TRIP was originally presented as a workshop production at the University of Mississippi featuring Gigi Repetti, Gregory Mach and the author. ROAD TRIP was originally presented in its first full production by the Action Theatre Group in New York City on May 23, 1985 under the direction of Diane Wynter.

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