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Short plays - one minute, ten minutes, fifteen minutes... take your pick.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Predators

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

Dan promised his kid he'd make it to Chucky Cheese to celebrate his 5th birthday.  He just has to hunt down an Afghani terrorist first. 

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Rosa Rugosa

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

What could be so difficult about pulling off a last-minute wedding in a quaint Portuguese fishing village on the tip of Cape Cod?  Especially if you’re a Texan beauty pageant winner with an MBA in time management.

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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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Professionals

A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish

Billions of dollars are at stake and Victoria's job is on the line.  But is that more important than an inconvenient fire on the 60th floor of a rather tall office building in downtown Manhattan?

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The Infallibility of Human Perception

A One-Minute Play
By Jim Dalglish

Determining sexual consent is as easy as asking someone if they want a cup of tea.  Isn't it?

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