TWO ACT PLAYS
by Crystal V. Rhodes

STOOPS
​Comedy/Drama

THE TRIP
Comedy

THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
​Drama

 
Four Baby Boomers experience the pleasures and the pain of three decades of friendship as they move from childhood to adulthood, growing into an awareness of themselves and the world around them.( 90 minutes)

Winner of 7 Black Theatre Alliance Awards, including BEST PLAY

Characters: 3 Females - 1 Male    Age Range - 20s to 30s    Setting:  1


​Four long time friends take a cross country journey where petty annoyances and secret revelations  help them discover that after a lifetime of friendship they really don't know each other at all.  (Two Act Version/ 90 minutes    One Act Version - 45 minutes)

Nominated for 7 Boack Theatre Alliance Awards, including BEST PLAY

Characters:  4 Females    Age Range:  20s - Up
Setting:   1

Four boys from the "hood" are transported back through time and find themselves inthe middle of the African slave.  (90 minutes). 


Characters:  Males and Females    Age Range - 12 -Up
Primary Speacking Roles:   6 Males/4 Females
Secondary speaking roles:   6/Males/8 Females
Settings:    4

GRANDMOTHERS, INCORPORATED
Comedy

CIVIL WRONGS
​Drama

THE DIARY OF ANNIE MAE FRANKLIN
Drama



Four retired widows arrive at an isolated cabin for a peaceful weekend hen they are confronted with a notorious drug lord in distress.  Chaos reigns as the  amateur sleuths dispense their unique brand of justice on the criminal in their midst.  (90 minutes) 

Characters:;  4 Females 1 Male   Age Range:  40 Up
Setting:    1 


For seven days the young people of Birmingham, Alamama engage in a war of wills with their city.  With nothing more than faith in the power of good over evil, they are determined to break the back of segregation.  (90 minutes) 

Characters:  Males and Females    Age Range:  12 -Up
Speaking Roles - 12 Males/14 Females
Settings:  4 
​When a 14 year old boy escapes from an interment camp in the south during WWII, a black family hides him and the repuercussions are fightening. 
(90 minutes). 

Winner of the 2019 American Stage Theatre 21st Century New Play Festival

Characters:   4 Females   Age Range:  12 to 30's   Settings:   2
 

ONE ACT PLAYS
WHO KILLED BLACK PRIDE?
Drama

A mystery is afoot.  The charming, yet controversial, Mr. Black Pride, is dead.  His friends and family have gathered to bury him, but in doing so the question is raised, Who Killed Black Pride?  All of the suspects are present and the funeral turns into a trial, as a precocious youth helps solve the mystery.  (approximately 45 mintues)

Characters:  Males and Females  Age Range:  20 -Up
Speaking Roles:   5 Males/6 Females
Setting:  ​1
1200 MILES FROM JEROME
Drama

During World War II, three members of the Franklin family, a fourteen year old Japanese American fugitive from an interment camp and a courageous teacher are forced to leave Jerome, Arkansas and head to New York City . The journey will take  them over 1200 miles of roads  where African Americans aren't allowed to sleep in most hotels, eat in most restaurants, use restroom facilities or purchase gas at some stations.  It is a trip that could prove to be a daunting experience, one in which "driving while black" could mean the difference between life and death (approximately 45 mintues) 

Characters:   4 Females/1 Male
Age Range:  12 to 30s    Setting::  1


STAKEOUT
Comedy

​Amateur sleuth, Hattie Collier, and her annoying mother-in-law, Miss Fanny, uncover a scandalous affair that will establish Hattie as a bona fide detective, that is unless it blows in her face (approximately 45 mintues)

Characters:  2 Females   Age ranges:  60 up
Setting:  1