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One-Act Science-Fiction Drama for

Educational and Adult Theater

22 minutes, 8 characters

7-8 actors. Suitable for high schools, colleges, community theaters and student festivals.


A young man, studying biology so he can leave his father's funeral business, has a summer fling with an “illegal” girl who is secretly working there, years after being smuggled out of a family separation camp for her protection. Now the government is on the hunt for camp escapees, claiming they’re spreading a strange and dangerous disease. 

What they are Saying:

“The Violets” was a joy to direct. The characters in this show are developed well and the relationships between them and their circumstances are intense. John Haman trusts his audience and does not spoon-feed them in a redundant way.

Once it was approved, I knew I was going to bring a fresh perspective to my private Christian university. The show challenged students in the best way, and they were happy to be a part some something bigger. It was well received by a large audience and my cast was very proud to be a part of it.

One thing I liked about it as the director is that the set and costumes and props can be as extensive or minimal as you choose. If you are looking to put on an impactful show on a budget, this is the show for you."


Faith Webster, student director, William Carey University

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