One-Act Play Collection 013


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Here, in our 13th collection, are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from tales of ancient Greek sailors to a story about early 1900 moonshiners; many short gems to make you laugh, cry, think, or all three. NOTE: Although the plays here were all published before 1923 and hence are in the Public Domain in the U.S., Alice Gerstenberg, Elizabeth Lay and Hugh Heffner died in 1972, 1989, and 1985 respectively and their plays may not yet be in the Public Domain in some countries. - Summary by ToddHW


Cast list:

1. Love Magic by Gregorio Martinez Sierra, Translated by John Garrett Underhill. Run by: ToddHW

The Prologue: ToddHW

Pierrot: Tomas Peter

Columbine: Sonia

Pierrette: TJ Burns

Polichinelle: Adrian Stephens

Harlequin: Alan Mapstone

A Little Girl: Jasmin Salma

Stage Directions: Larry Wilson

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2. He Said and She Said: A One-Act Play by Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972). Run by: TJ Burns

Diana Chesbrough, a society girl: JennPratt

Enid Haldeman, her friend: thestorygirl

Felix Haldeman, her husband: ToddHW

Mrs. Cyrus Packard, their friend: TJ Burns

Stage Directions: Kelly S. Taylor

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3. The Hartleys, a Play in One Act by Arthur Eckersley. Run by: Campbell Schelp

Rupert Hartley: Son of the Exiles

Mrs. Hartley: Kelly S. Taylor

Hester: thestorygirl

George Perrin: ToddHW

Maid: Availle

Stage Directions: Jenn Broda

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4. The Sicilian, or Love Makes the Painter, by Moliere, translated by Henri Van Laun. Run by: ToddHW

Don Pedro, a Sicilian gentleman: Tomas Peter

Adraste, a French gentleman, in love with Isidore: Adrian Stephens

Isidore, a Greek girl, Don Pedro's slave: Sonia

A Senator: ToddHW

Hali, a Turk, Adraste's slave: Alan Mapstone

Zaide, a young slave girl: Jenn Broda

First Musician/Philene: Availle

Second Musician/Tircis: ToddHW

Third Musician/Sheppard: Jim Locke

A Slave, singing: Kelly S. Taylor

Stage Directions: Rob Marland

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5. When Witches Ride - A Play of Folk-Superstition, by Elizabeth Lay (1897-1989). Run by: ToddHW

Uncle Ben, owner of the crossroads store: ToddHW

Ed, his son: Larry Wilson

Jake, formerly a railroad engineer: Jim Gallagher

Phoebe Ward, witch: JennPratt

Stage Directions: Kelly S. Taylor

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6. The Woman Tamer, by Louis Esson. Run by: ToddHW

"Chopsey" Ryan (thief and busker): Son of the Exiles

Smithy the Liar (his cobber): Tomas Peter

Katie: Sonia

Constable Jones: Algy Pug

Stage Directions: Kelly S. Taylor

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7. The Cyclops, by Euripides. Run by: ToddHW

Silenus: Jim Locke

Odysseus: Adrian Stephens

The Cyclops: Alan Mapstone

First Half Chorus of Satyrs: ToddHW

Second Half Chorus of Satyrs: Jenn Broda

Stage Directions: Availle

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8. "Dod Gast Ye Both!", by Hubert Heffner (1901-1985). Run by: ToddHW

Noah Setzer, a mountain moonshiner: EJWiley

Walt, his son, an ex-member of the AEF: ambsweet13

Mary, his daughter: Kelly S. Taylor

Mose, frequenter of the still and bootlegger for Noah: Wayne Cooke

Sank, frequenter of the still and bootlegger for Noah: Jim Locke

Bill Spivins, a rough mountaineer: EJWiley

Laurence Abner, a "revenoor": ToddHW

Stage Directions: Devorah Allen

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9. An Irish Engagement, by Walter Watts. Run by: Kelly S. Taylor

Mr. Bullfinch: Algy Pug

Mr. McCarthy: Alan Mapstone

Captain Foxlove: ToddHW

Tim Rafferty: Andrew James

Julia Bullfinch: JennPratt

Norah: Nettle

Stage Direction: Jenn Broda

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10. Damon, or True Friendship by G E Lessing. Run by: Adrian Stephens

The Widow: JennPratt

Leander, a Suitor: Adrian Stephens

Damon, a Suitor: Jim Locke

Oronte, cousin to Damon: Alan Mapstone

Lisette, maid to the Widow: Michele Eaton

Narrator: Kelly S. Taylor (6 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Love Magic by Gregorio Martinez Sierra, Translated by John Garrett Underhill 42:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
He Said and She Said: A One-Act Play by Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972) 27:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Hartleys, a Play in One Act by Arthur Eckersley 43:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Sicilian, or Love Makes the Painter, by Moliere, translated by Henri Van La… 46:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
When Witches Ride - A Play of Folk-Superstition, by Elizabeth Lay (1897-1989) 28:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Woman Tamer, by Louis Esson 32:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Cyclops, by Euripides 48:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
"Dod Gast Ye Both!", by Hubert Heffner (1901-1985) 30:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
An Irish Engagement, by Walter Watts 44:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Damon, or True Friendship by G E Lessing 52:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers