A FAVOUR by Paul Smith

£3.00

An elderly man and a young man meet on a park bench. Lives will change as a result.

This play was formally written under the name of Max Porter

Description

CHARACTERS

HARRY – A MAN IN HIS EARLY 80s

JACK – A MAN IN HIS LATE TEENS/EARLY 20s

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

First produced by Starlight Theatre UK – October 2019

Subsequently filmed by The Talisman Theatre in November 2020 – please see the film HERE

 

REVIEWS

NEW PLAY EXCHANGE – RECOMMENDATIONS

This absolutely floored me when I got to the end. I wonder how many interactions we all have with people that we believe go one way and never know it is really progressing in a different direction. This play makes me think a bit more about how important the connections we make through life really are. And why sometimes, it just may be too late. ” JOHN BUSSER

 

Another in Paul Smith’s excellent, conversational bench plays; you may think you see the ending coming but believe me you won’t. Gobsmacking. And yet the aftermath… it’s going to be a beautiful thing. ” DOUG DEVITA

 

Paul Smith weaves a gentle story of two people meeting, getting to know each other, and becoming connected. They share their life stories — looking back, looking forward — and then giving us an ending that truly puts it all in perspective… and then some. ” PHILIP MIDDLETON WILLIAMS

 

A wonderful example of a “bench play” – you know, two people sitting on a bench talking – and I’m an easy mark for a good bencher. The interplay between the characters, Harry and Jack, is totally believable and, at times, quite moving… and then there’s the twist. And a fine twist it is. Do yourself a favor, give this short play your attention. You won’t be sorry. ” JOHN KELLY

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

Additional information

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Script Author

Script Type

MALE - CAST

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