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The Private Room

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A One-Act Drama
2W /1M
Approximate Playing Time: 25 minutes

Jonathan (Jon) Smith, the President of a business college and Melanie (Mel) McHenry, an English teacher at the corporate institution, find themselves locked in a starkly bleak hallway during a fierce winter snowstorm. After six hours in the cold, with nothing to eat and growing more fearful for her life, Mel begs to try the locked room marked “private” at the end of the hall, but Jon refuses to acknowledge whether he has the key. Their attention turns personal and an imminent sexual encounter is interrupted by the arrival, oddly enough, of one of Mel’s students: a fragile single mother suffering from seizures. Why the door to the hallway suddenly unlocked and closed again behind her is a clear mystery. But Mel’s own fears shift to saving her student, attacking and strangling Jon to gain possession of the key. She drags the lifeless young woman into the private room, only to discover nothing. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $30 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$30.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees