Unthinkable! A Small Cast Supernatural Drama Play Perusal



A Powerful Drama.  This is the story of a family with a history steeped in the fire of war and the heartache of loss as they discover the importance of learning who they are by coming to know and understand who and where they came from…No matter how UNTHINKABLE it may be!


FINALLY! We NOW know the truth about the origin of Mankind! It all began in a Petri Dish at the Genome Observation Department!… WHO KNEW?

THAT’S RIGHT! It seems that, per the “Boss’s” instructions, an experiment was conducted that yielded a split result. The Subject divided into a positive and negative of itself, requiring careful introduction to each other in order for the experiment to continue. Relabeled “Man” and “Woman”, the subject matter was
poured into a Petri Dish and the experiment observation was begun.

We see the differences in the two “Subjects” as we follow them through their introduction, their growth in getting acquainted, their ultimate joining, and, of course, procreation. (The procreation part got a little ugly at the actual moment of birth, but, luckily, they survived it.)

Unfortunately, the whole thing was supervised by two rather unorthodox Lab Technicians, one of whom is a severe hypochondriac and worries constantly. Against explicit instructions, the Lab Techs can’t help tampering. They really should have left well enough alone, but they felt so bad because “Man” seemed to be at a definite disadvantage in several situations.

In the end, the two “Subjects” grow to maturity and have to acknowledge that, even through the rough spots, the whole thing was quite worth it because, in fact, they grew to love each other very much.

This is a touching and funny play that involves only four cast members. The set is simple and the message is a happy one. Everyone in the audience will be able to relate to what they watch unfold on the stage before their eyes.

Cast of Characters

  1. LAB TECH #1: (MALE or FEMALE) Nerdy type. Wears a lab coat and constantly writes things down on his clip board. Is a tedious record keeper and very nervous and unsure. As a result, s/he is a hypochondriac.
  2. LAB TECH #2: (MALE or FEMALE) More of a “Regular Guy/Gal”. Wears a lab coat. Works a little more “Off the cuff”. Messy.
  3. MAN: Handsome, well-built young man wearing a full black body suit.
  4. WOMAN: Beautiful, well-built young woman wearing a full black body suit.

Script Sample

Producer/Director Notes

Please feel free to call us any time. The Authors are happy to make themselves available to discuss any scenes or character portrayals as well as any problems that your theater may have with production of this work in your venue. We will be happy to make or approve any necessary changes that may be needed in order to make it possible to perform this work in your venue. All sound effects and scene change music will be provided on a PRESS PLAY CD.

Except for one time where there is a simple side set depicting the lawyer’s office, the entire play takes place using one set. In the center, there is the front of a plantation house with it’s big front porch. The door to enter the house is in the center. To porch stage right are two big comfortable wicker porch chairs where WESLEY and LOUISA sit. To porch stage left is a wicker settee for two people (closest to the door) where, for the most part, LOUISA and EDMUND sit, and a rocking chair where VIOLET usually sits. At ground level, stage right, there is a garden chair just off the porch to one side. At ground level, stage left, there is a small table flanked by two garden chairs off the porch (for a lemonade service). In the center (in front of the porch) is the statue of “Eve” in the front yard. The rest of the stage is made to show the plants and trees of the rural setting of an old southern Georgia plantation.

All but Eve and the Hessian Soldier (in uniform) are dressed in the 1950’s era. Eve is pale and all dressed in white, ankle-length, southern colonial dress. A white long-haired wig and white glittering make-up is suggested. She is a ghost.

Materials Package

Your Materials Package Includes:

  • 12 Scripts
  • 1 Press Play CD of Sound Effects

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