Plays about Parents and Children

These shows all relate to Parents and Children. Put them together to create a production of any length. Click on the title for play information and to read a FreeView, then order your copy.

Molly’s Secrets
10 minute drama
3 women
Molly has been gone for months and didn’t tell her friends, Beth and Fran, where she was. Her friends have a few theories, but they never thought the truth could be so shocking. At the end of the play, Molly confesses that she made a huge decision she can’t take back. Read the play to find out what Molly’s secrets are!

Switching Sides
10 minute drama
1 man, 2 women
Martha, in her early seventies, is a world-class inflictor of guilt. She has sharply developed her skills of psychological manipulation and uses them on her favorite subject, her son, David, who is visiting Martha with his wife. As David parries each thrust, Martha moves to another mode of attack. He finally employs his nuclear option, which shocks Martha into her defensive mode. Will Martha succeed? Read the play to find out.

Moving Back
13 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
The kids decide to move back home to Dad’s dilapidated farm, without asking him first. But he’s one step ahead of them, well armed with Big Foot and all!

At the Diner with Dad
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
His daughter is taking Dad to his appointments and they’re at lunch. It’s a battle to be heard, get attention, and connect but Dad finds a way to get her attention!

The Refrigerator
12 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, 2 either
For humans or puppets, when Phil’s old rusty refrigerator breaks, his daughter Dorothy persuades him to look for a new one. His surprising decision is funny, endearing, and sweet!

Mother’s Day
10 minute comedy
5 women
Molly Sullivan is 72 years old. It’s always a struggle to get her daughter to show up for visits. So Molly and her compatriots concoct a madcap scheme to solve the problem.

The Hotel Lobbyist
12 minute comedy
2 women
How far will feisty senior, Goldalee Schneider, go to make her daughter listen to her? To the lobby of the local Holiday Inn, handcuffed to a chair!

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