Home >  Plays  >  Full Length Plays

Of my dozen or so full-length plays, I'd like to share these seven with you.

Lines in the Sand

Full-Length Play
by Jim Dalglish

“It gets better.” That’s what the high school teachers, coaches, and counselors tell Billy. He knows that’s bullshit. So does Tom, the middle-aged man who rescues him from a gang of violent senior boys. Tom seems like the kind of guy Billy needs in his life. But when he gets into Tom’s car, can Billy trust where this older man is about to take him? 

Learn More →
Download Script →

Unsafe

Full-Length Psychological Thriller
by Jim Dalglish

As a mid-winter blizzard blankets Manhattan under three feet of snow, a troubled young man with nowhere to go crashes his widowed stepmother's 40th birthday party. His arrival triggers a flurry of memories - fond, painful, and frightening - and unwittingly exposes his family to the danger that haunts him on the abandoned streets below. 

Learn More →
Download Script →

A Talented Woman

Full-Length Play
by Lynda Sturner & Jim Dalglish

After her husband dies, Maxie discovers she’s spent most of her adult life living in a house of cards. Now she's destitute in a down economy. Her practical daughter – who has her own set of problems with an unemployed husband and hellion daughter – insists that Maxie begin a new life of austerity and sacrifice. Maxie shops at Daffys instead of Bergdorfs.  She takes the bus instead of a car service.  She’s given up the Met, MOMA, BAM, and even Botox. Nothing seems to help. If only someone… anyone… would recognize all the talent Maxie has to offer.

Learn More →
Download Script 

Bark Park: Life from Both Sides of the Lead

A Full-Length Play in Two Parts
by Jim Dalglish

Bark Park is a collection of two one-act plays. Both are set in a dog run in New York's Central Park. The first play is called "Mia" and it concerns an ambitious young woman who is new to the City and issues she is having with her rambunctious border collie puppy. Is Mia having problems with her puppy or is it the other way around?  "Truman" follows the exploits of two dog park denizens as they try to come to terms with their true natures. Sure, fetch can be fun and nothing beats having your food served to you on a tray. But what wild new world awaits on the other side of the dog run fence? 

Learn More →
Download Script 

Starkweather

Full-length Play
by Jim Dalglish

A charming young con man wanders into Starkweather - a prairie town in the very center of both North America and nowhere. He meets his match when he breaks into the home of a woman “of mature years” with god on her side.

"Nothings more dangerous than a man with nowhere to go and an eternity to get there."  - Mrs. Cook

Learn More →
Download Script →

Like Father, Like Son

Full-Length Romantic Comedy
by Jim Dalglish

Teddy's father is coming out of the closet - with a bang. His college roommate is a sexually insatiable football star. And he's met a good-looking doctor - whose husband just walked out on him and their adopted infant son. Boston's gay pride celebration is shaping up to be memorable. If only Teddy can survive it. 

Learn More 
Download Script 

Cavalier

Full-Length Play
by Jim Dalglish

A blizzard, a pregnancy, and an emotionally fragile high school quarterback take a small North Dakota town by storm.

"It was like something wild came over me and made me strong, and brave, and invincible. I was wild and couldn't be stopped... not by anyone."   - Billy

Learn More 
Download Script →