Go to Home Page of Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online



“Four Play”

yellow bar


Trezise, Keith P. (British prize-winning  playwright, singer/songwriter, actor, director, poet , novelist, July 29, 1954-____), “Four Play,”

a 50-minute farce in English, set in an apartment, late one evening, 1997,


  •  © 1997 by Keith P. Trezise;  •  script/rights available from Keith Trezise, 6 Glebe Crescent, Rugby CV21 2HG, England, e-mail KeithTree@aol.com, telephone (home) 01788 330680, (work) 07715619401.  •  Cited by Keith Trezise, via ftp November 9, 2000; Trezise says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Gary (m), 35, apartment owner; Kate (f), 35, seducee; Digger (f), Kate’s husband and Gary’s work colleague; Claire (f), Gary’s wife.

  §  Synopsis “Gary’s evening seems to be going well when the gorgeous Kate agrees to go back to his apartment with him for a
nightcap—that is, until the arrival of Digger—Gary’s work colleague who has arranged to move in with Gary until he sorts his marriage out. Things get a little hectic when Gary realises that Kate is Digger’s wife and that he must stop them from seeing each other at all costs. The arrival of Claire—Gary’s wife—doesn’t help the situation, and Gary’s evening is fraught with comic confusion.

  §  Comment “Will Gary manage to keep everyone apart and however did Claire manage to mistake Gary and Digger for gay lovers?  •  There are no scene changes and the action occurs within the same time-frame.  •  ‘Four Play’ was produced as part of a double-bill of one-act plays together with the prize-winning drama ‘Duplex’ in July 1998 at Rugby Theatre, Rugby, UK and in July, 2000, at Total Theatre, Halifax, UK, and is scheduled for production in Surrey, UK, in July or October 2001.  •  For other works by the same author visit http://website.lineone.net/~w1ldrover22/.”

  §  Themes friendship, guest, homosexuality, love triangle, marriage, male bonding, mistaken identify, tryst, visitor.

See also Keith P. Trezise’s
  • Branching Out,” a 50-minute socio-political comedy/drama in English, set in a big tree, England, daytime, 1999, 1m2f


    This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

    Page mounted November 9, 2000, and updated June 24, 2001, by the Webmaster.

    return arrow There is a there there with a correct click.

    Quick Connections to Major Sections of This Guide

    | Home Page | Contents | Acknowledgments |
    | Foreword | Preface | Introduction |
    | Author Index | Cast Size/Gender Index | Title Index |
    | Glossary of Genres | Bibliography for Playwrights | Playbills by Themes |
    | Eighty Script Analyses (in Print Volume) | Source Directory for Scripts |
    | Visits Counter | Success Stories |
    | Form for Submitting New Citation | Ordering 1/2/3/4 for the Show |
    | Present Web Links | Adding Web Links |
    | Guest Book | Disclaimer | General Bibliography |
    | About the Author |

    Quick Connections to Cast Size/Gender Menus

    1 Actor
    | One-Male Plays | One-Female Plays |
    2 Actors
    | One-Male-One-Female Plays | Two-Male Plays | Two-Female Plays |
    3 Actors
    | One-Male-Two-Female Plays | Two-Male-One-Female Plays | Three-Male Plays |
    | Three-Female Plays |
    4 Actors
    | One-Male-Three-Female Plays | Two-Male-Two-Female Plays |
    | Three-Male-One-Female Plays | Four-Male Plays | Four-Female Plays |

    yellow beads

    Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online


    the more-extensive print volumes

    1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, Vols. 1 and 2

      (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.; Folkestone, Kent, U.K.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 1999),

    vol. 1 [1995] ISBN 0-8108-2985-1, vol. 2 [1999] ISBN 0-8108-3600-9

     Scarecrow Press, Inc.

    4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706, U.S.A.
    telephone 800-462-6420 or 301-459-3366, fax 800-338-4550

    4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2DN, England

    yellow beads

    Both volumes of this guidebook are available in 2-3 days from