Plays For Adult Actors

Our Selection of Plays for Adults

WORLD PREMIERE! Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory – World Premiere, October 2, 2019 3:30pm
United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St. New York City

At the end of days, a man engages the audience in a frantic search for hope in a country where the morals and lessons of a lifetime no longer apply. They tear through the confusion of politics, Facebook posts, religion, aphorisms, science, and numbers seeking to rediscover the surviving truths on a planet where facts and laws struggle...

WORLD PREMIERE! Last Rites

Last Rites – World Premiere – August 22, 2019
PURE Theatre, Charleston, SC

Three strangers are trapped in a gas station that is in the middle of a riot zone on 12 th St. in Detroit, in 1967. Ron Szymanski, the middle aged, white owner of the station, reluctantly, shelters Esther Rollins, African-American, age 67, and Sydney Rozier, African-American, age 29, when they are endangered by the riots. The conversations, relationships, and conflicts among these three people...

Calliope

Full Length Play
Originally created as a street theatre piece, Calliope was expanded to a full length play for a long and successful run in Boston. (A touching and very amusing portrait of character…You will recognize them all from some personal fantasy. – Pat Harper , WBZ TV) Several more productions have followed including runs in New York, Charleston, and Vermont. The play was inspired by a particular moment in the film The King of Hearts when six vulnerable and desperate characters stumble upon the fantasies of their dreams and live them out in front of an audience. Calliope has delighted hundreds of audiences.

Playmates

Full Length Play
After the mysterious death of their parents, young Rebecca and Susan are sent to live with their Aunt Margaret and Uncle Richard in the very same house where their parents died. Barbara, a governess for the girls, comes to the house and immediately notices the strangeness if the situation. Things only get stranger in the house when a lullaby and footsteps can be heard from the forbidden upstairs. A figure in the night comes into the girls' room and steals Susan's doll. Could it be their strange Uncle Edward or something else entirely? What secrets is the seemingly sweet Aunt Margaret keeping? ...

The Fool's Lear

Full Length Play
Originally produced by New York’s Nomad Theatrical, The Fool’s Lear was premiered at PURE Theatre in Charleston, SC and reprised for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The production toured to Baltimore, Raleigh, and Ashville and was subsequently produced at the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in New York. The Fool’s Lear explores the world between the scenes of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” but it does not rely on foreknowledge of the play. It is a story of fathers and children, aging and death, and the folly of all those who think they rule their own lives. It is about the end of power and the end of life as lived by a clown, whether that clown is a fool or a king.

How Long Can They Last?

Full Length Play
The diary of a marathon dance contest in Evanston, Illinois in the summer of 1933. Playwright, George Furth, called How Long Can They Last? an epic poem of survival. The play chronicles the struggles of diverse people trying to support themselves in the heart of Depression. They battle exhaustion, heat, and their own demons as they push themselves to the point of delirium and beyond. Their journey is a testament to ordinary people’s capacity to endure. Following the premier in Vermont, How Long Can They Last? Had successful productions in New York and Los Angeles.