|One Rotten Apple|
|Author||HAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||As retired millionaire businessman, Martin Smith and his wife Joan, prepare for Christmas, their dark past is dragged up and given an annual airing, laced with a generous helping of alcohol on his part and regrets on hers. When their son, Peter arrives with his new girlfriend, Julie, Martin is pleasantly shocked to find she was the young prostitute he'd used years ago.
As the evening progresses, tensionsand tempers begin to build, as Martin taunts and teases his family with emotional charades.
Julie considers leaving, fearing a terrible revelation, but she finds she has an unlikely ally in Joan, who is fully aware of his activities outside their marriage and has had her own agenda over the years.
As a final family confrontation ensues, Christmas will never be the same again in the Smith household.
|Cast||2F 2M (minimum 4)|
Joan (50's) Martin (50's) Julie (20's) Peter (20's)
|Production||An open stage with the minimum of set dressing. The Christmas theme should be evident. Martin is the foul-mouthed licentious arrogant husband who Joan has suffered for far too long, for reasons best known to herself. Peter is the innocent wheelchair- bound son caught in the middle as Julie's love for him is tested when her past catches up with her.
Essential Props: Two Wheelchairs, Two DVD discs in boxes, One Christmas sack, One Santa Claus hat, One mobile phone, A copy of the "Sun" newspaper and one automatic pistol, ( This is fired four times off stage.)|
|Status||Available for performance|
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|ONE ROTTEN APPLE.doc||Thu, 14th Jun 2007||Full Script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
|Available on ScriptCircle: (for other licences please contact the Author)|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£20.00 per performance|
|Professional Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£50.00 per performance|
Originally from the North East of England and ex RAF. All but retired and enjoying life in Cyprus. Still writing and acting. Having written over 50 plays over the last eight years, my plays are slowly coming into vogue which is not a bad thing.