SHORT PLAY

SHORT PLAY
Comedy
A 300-page vampire love affair play in 1-page. 
As you do.

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Cass - Any gender, any age, any race / ethnicity

Lovell - Any gender, any age, any race / ethnicity
THEMES

Falling in-and-out of love, vampires
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS

“JOHN MABEY is one of the best playwrights in my estimation. I always love his plays and monologues. In this marvelous piece, you have a 3-Act play in ONE page, which tells a breathtaking story of a vampire love affair. I highly recommend “A 3-Act, Centuries-Long Love Affair (Abridged). It is a fun play with meaning. Bravo!”
(Jack Levine)

“Don't think you can write a 3-act play in one-minute? Mabey masters it with panache in this fun two-hander! Loved this tasty tidbit of a play!”
(Vivian Lermond)


“It’s like THE WAY WE WERE for vampires!!!
Only better!
Three true acts on one page provide a century’s worth of drama, passion, and hilarity between our two bloodsuckers. It’s a great romance and a marvelous staging challenge: can you do this play justice in 2-3 minutes? POST PHOTOS!!!
Perfect for any Halloween or Valentine’s Day festival!
(Scott Sickles)


“John Mabey takes the vampire story and gives it a rush of new life in only a few pages. As usual, Mabey goes for the comedic jugular and yet still avoids the predictable cliches inherent in this genre. A fun romp through the centuries that exposes the heart of its characters and writer.”
(Jake Lewis)


“WOW!! In one flat A4 page we are led from the white-hot heat of an almost Shakespearian love affair, through the mid-life (if they were but mortal) crisis, to an unknown bloody future...as all vampires surely aspire to.”
(David Patton)

“It's not easy to condense 300 years, immortal love, and real-life pettiness into 1-page, but John Mabey does it beautifully in his one-sheet vampire love play. A really fun read!”
(Robert Mattson)


“Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but when you're immortal, the stakes (so to speak) are raised considerably. John Mabey cleverly takes the idea of a vampire couple who get tired of each other over the course of 300 years and condenses it to a page: a less assured writer would try to do all the work for us and make us slog through 120 pages to hit the goal. Here, we leave satisfied and amused in only a minute, encompassing hundreds of years' history in no time.”
(Toby Malone)


“Love it! Mabey takes us on a full journey of love and vampires in just one page. I'm sure it'd be a riot to see on stage. I enjoyed all the references to necks/scarves/tapestries. Well done!”
(Samantha Marchant)

“A 3-ACT, CENTURIES-LONG LOVE AFFAIR (ABRIDGED) is a sweet and short (one minute!) piece by John Mabey. The play has, dare I say, quite the bite!”
(David Lipschutz)


“How did I get so invested in these two characters over the course of one page that I legitimately got goosebumps at the last line? Ah, love. Ah, John Mabey. What a good and wonderful little play.”
(Jordan Elizabeth Henry)


“Love comes and goes, but life is forever when you're a vampire. John Mabey packs a lot of insight into this witty short.”
(Paul Donnelly)
READINGS & WORKSHOPS
Tiny Theatre, AL - 2022
Wine Box Players, NYC - 2022
PRODUCTIONS
Jakespeare Theatre Company, MA- 2022
IMAGES

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