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Thank You For Protesting

    by Paul Adam Levy


       

Winner George Taylor Memorial Award, 2015 
(the annual playwriting award from the National Drama Festivals Association)

One Act Comedy Play Script: 'Thank You For Protesting' by Paul Levy

Synopsis

When a local government worker is tasked with replacing 'a thing’ on a street with another ‘thing', a nearby resident (think neighbourhood watch / Daily Mail reader) takes it upon herself to put a stop to it in a civilised, law-abiding and dignified manner.

She soon gets in over her head though, when a younger, more eager protester, steps in with a more direct approach. All three are then caught up in a farce of protesting rights and housing policy when the worker’s boss shows up and starts flexing her paper-pushing, administrative, might.

Comedy Play Script: 'Thank You For Protesting' by Paul Adam LevyComedy Play Script: 'Thank You For Protesting' by Paul Adam Levy

Full of satire and quick-fire dialogue, ‘Thank You For Protesting’ is a high-tempo comedy on the subject of a citizen's right to protest, with a very low key set (a pot plant and a dolls house).

Just 25 mins long, it’s an ideal starter play for a new Director at a Members Night, or as a last-minute entry for a one act play Festival.


Duration

25 mins approx

Characters

(1m, 3f)

  • Resident - middle-aged woman, Daily Mail reader, likes the idea of the 'big society', avid member of the neighbourhood watch
  • Worker - a young man, uninterested in his work, but respectful towards authority
  • Protester - a young woman, new-age hippy, doesn't respect the 'establishment' or anyone who disagrees with her ideals
  • Boss - a middle-aged woman, cut-throat clipboard-wielder with a smile

       

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