Lynette at 3:00 AM

by  Jane Anderson

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Lynette can’t fall asleep at 3 a.m. after hearing a gun shot in her apartment building.

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Lynette at 3:00 AM

by  Jane Anderson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

When Lynette can’t fall asleep at 3 a.m. after hearing a gun shot in the apartment building, she wakes her boyfriend Bobby who ignores the situation. Still unable to sleep, Lynette turns on the T.V. only to meet Estaban, the young Puerto Rican man who was shot just a floor below.
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  • Winner! 1991 National Ten-Minute Play Contest
    Winner! The Heidman Award


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: An apartment in Brooklyn
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


2m, 1f
LYNETTE– who’s had trouble sleeping lately
BOBBY – her boyfriend, a very large man that works too hard
ESTABAN – from the apartment below
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Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in theaters around the country, including Actors Theater of Louisville, Arena Stage, Williamstown, The McCarter Theater, Long Wharf, and The Pasadena Playhouse. Plays include: The Quality of Life (2008 Ovation Award, Best New Play), Looking for Normal (2001 Ovat ...

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Lynette at 3 a.m. was first produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville on June 17, 1991. It was directed by Reid Davis.

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