3 Characters - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2013
The train appears to be going in circles and circles and circles. Can the befuddled passenger ever get to his destination?The number and gender of characters can be changed to accommodate available participants. Price is for a master script. Make as many copies as is required for your ensemble.
Duration7 - 10 minutes
- 2 Females, 1 Male
- 3 Females
- 1 Female, 2 Males
- 3 Males
Product Id: #843
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An excerpt …
(the train ride begins but will it ever stop)
WILSON: (rushing in and plopping down in the seat beside McCormick) Whew! Made it!
McCORMICK: Nearly missed the train?
WILSON: Yeah. Got off work late.
McCORMICK: Last train of the night.
WILSON: I know. Glad I made it.
McCORMICK: Going home?
WILSON: Yep. You?
McCORMICK: Done for the day.
FORD: (the conductor, entering) Evening, everybody. Tickets?
McCORMICK: Sure. (hands Ford a ticket as does Wilson)
FORD: Glad you made it. Saw you running through the station.
FORD: Gonna be a nice night.
WILSON: Hope so.
FORD: Next stop Pleasant Corners.
WILSON: That’s me.
McCORMICK: Servin’ coffee tonight, Sean?
FORD: It’ll be here in just a minute. Evenin’. (Ford exits)
McCORMICK: Nice touch … serving coffee on the evening trains.
WILSON: Yeah. Great idea. Boy I’m tired. Long day. Can’t wait to get home and stretch out.
McCORMICK: My dogs always miss me when I’m away all week. Hope that coffee comes soon. I can hardly stay awake.
WILSON: Go ahead and take a nap. I’ll wake you up when it comes around.
McCORMICK: Thanks. I appreciate that. (and he closes his eyes and stretches out a bit)
FORD: (entering) Next stop … Biggsville.
WILSON: We just left Biggsville.
FORD: Sorry, Mister. We just left Hoopstown.
WILSON: But I got on in Biggsville.
FORD: Had a long day?
WILSON: Yes, but …
FORD: Happens all the time. Where you goin’?
WILSON: Pleasant Corners.
FORD: That’ll be the stop after Biggsville. Just keep your seat when the train stops.
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