Purchase Application:

$40.00 Royalty per Performance

$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

The Burning of the Old House

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Sweet Touch of Nostalgia in a One Act Comedy
2W / 2M / 1 Boy
Approximate Playing Time: 1 Hour

Remember the days of the old family farm and the sweet smell of Granddad’s pipe?  This gently humorous play takes us back in time to the mid-1940’s.  When twelve-year-old Tommy asks his Granddad to tell the story of the burning of the old house, they are interrupted by an unexpected visit from Cousin Hannah—and what a character she turns out to be!  Out on an afternoon ride to the country with her husband Albert, Hannah makes it perfectly clear she isn’t stopping by to suggest Uncle Ed give her daughter, Mildred, a graduation present. And she definitely isn’t hinting that Mildred stay with Uncle Ed and keep Tommy company so she can attend a nearby college.  And is she really accusing Tommy’s mother, Emily of stealing her dead mother’s rosary beads? Cousin Hannahs are as much a part of family life today as in the old days and your audiences will love watching her as she vainly attempts to manipulate the rest of the family. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $40 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$40.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees