Plays with Gay Themes...

In all shapes and sizes - from full-lengths and one acts to short plays. 

Consequences and Their Side Effects

A One-Act Play
By Jim Dalglish

Could a relationship that begins in the shower room of an ivy-league gym have any chance of succeeding?

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The Brave

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

The telling of an Indian legend helps two men express their love for each other as they face a terminal illness.

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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? 

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The Black Eye

A Short Play
by Jim Dalglish

When an aging gay man asks a street-wise kid if he needs a lift home, is he prepared to go where the dangerous young man is about to take him? 

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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. 

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Double D

A Short Play
by Jim Dalglish

Mary is on her way to her impossibly thin step-sister’s engagement party, when she has a shoe emergency.  Where the hell will she be able to find a pair of 12 Double E pumps at this time of night?  

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Edge   

A One-Act Play
By Jim Dalglish

Mark and Tom live alone on a remote farm on the windswept plains of North Dakota.  Then one day a rapacious traveling saleswoman drives up the gravel road in a pink Continental.

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Super-Lubricated

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish & Lynda Sturner

A widow and a clerk working the grave-yard shift discover the secret to life might be as obvious as a box hanging on a rack at the local Wallgreen’s.

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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

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A Little Off the Top and Sides   

A One-Act Play
By Jim Dalglish

When an eight-year-old brat, a middle-aged man, and a retired professor visit an old-fashioned barber shop in Harvard Square, they get more than just haircuts. 

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Three Pillows

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

Howard's very non-traditional wedding is just a week away.  Everything is ready... except the bed.

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Unsafe

A 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. 

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Love and Death and Isabella Stewart Gardner

A Romantic Comedy in One-Act
By Jim Dalglish

Three former college roommates are re-united in this romantic comedy about a museum tour gone terribly and hilariously astray.  

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Magnetism

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

Midnight.  Two people strolling hand-in-hand down the street.  Two people on a first date.  Two people who are the opposite in almost every way.  Yet somehow the evening has been almost perfect... 

And then the streetlight goes out. 

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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

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S-4

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

On December 17, 1927 the USS Paulding rammed the USS S-4 Submarine a quarter mile off Woods End Light near Provincetown, Massachusetts.  The submarine sank to the ocean floor in 100 feet of water.  

Of the 42 mean on board, 6 fled into the torpedo room and managed to survive for four days as emergency crews tried to rescue them.  This is the story of the last hours of the S-4.

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Frozen

A Short Christmas Play
By Jim Dalglish

It’s Christmas Eve and Pete, the family patriarch, has gone missing.  Why would anyone not want to be with their loving family during such an important time of the year?  

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Agnus Dei

Monologue/Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

It’s Christmas and Tim has decided to do something about his clandestine affair with a man he’s actually never met - outside of the confessional of his local Catholic church.

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