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Expiry Date

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John is quietly having his lunch when he is disturbed by a strange woman who wants to know his expiry date (the day & time he will die). He regards this as a personal intrusion and tries to get the woman to leave . She is persistent as she only has an hour to live and wants sex before she dies. Nothing can deter the woman. She offers John a considerable amount of money. He is tempted and may bend, but still reluctant. Will he finally give in to the woman’s request or will she die a virgin?

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SKU: oap063 Categories: , , , , ,
Product ID: 2224

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

One Act

Duration (mins)

10

Male Cast

1

Female Cast

1

Total Cast

2

Synopsis

John is quietly having his lunch when he is disturbed by a strange woman who wants to know his expiry date (the day & time he will die). He regards this as a personal intrusion and tries to get the woman to leave . She is persistent as she only has an hour to live and wants sex before she dies. Nothing can deter the woman. She offers John a considerable amount of money. He is tempted and may bend, but still reluctant. Will he finally give in to the woman’s request or will she die a virgin?

Cast

John:

A young dweeb looking accountant type man in his early twenties

Marsha:

A well dressed woman in her late forties

Sample

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1 review for Expiry Date

  1. Steve Davies

    Expiry Date is just one of the short plays that is part of the exciting Week 7 Short+Sweet Festival line-up at Newtown Theatre.

    The play by Robert Luxford tells the story of a man named John who is minding his own business, eating his lunch until he is interrupted by a woman who says she is about to die. She only has one hour to live and wants to have sex before it’s too late. John is resistant but she is persistent. You’ll have to come along and watch to find out whether John finally gives in to the woman’s request or if she dies a virgin.

    The writer behind one of the most popular plays of Short+Sweet Sydney 2010 (Nuns), Robert Luxford is up next with the hilariously bent Expiry Date. Marsha, the superb Pauline Kingsford- Smith, has never had sex, and she only has a short time to live. Her solution, seduce the dweeby guy in the park, an excellent performance by Andrew Guy, before she expires.

    Presented by Blind Penguin Productions, Luxford also directs.

    Bw,

    Alex Broun
    Festival Director
    Short+Sweet Sydney 2011
    http://www.shortandsweet.org/shortsweet-theatre/Sydney RESULTS – WEEK 7

    The judges couldn’t separate the third place productions with Robert Luxford’s Expiry Date tying. Expiry Date saw the always superb Pauline Kingsford- Smith, as Marsha who has never had sex, and only has a short time to live. Her solution, seduce the dweeby guy in the park, an excellent performance by Andrew Guy, before she “expires”. Presented by Blind Penguin Productions, Luxford also did a great job directing his own play.
    Review Written by Leisa Woodman
    Short and Sweet
    Newtown Theatre, Newtown (Sydney)
    Wednesday 16 February 2011

    Expiry Date.

    While there were a couple of groan-worthy gags the thrust of this play was a winner. Well cast and dialogue driven, the light comedy was woven around the intriguing concept of knowing the date of one’s own death. The emphasis on sex as the must-experience of a lifetime was a telling reflection of our culture. A simple concept well realised.

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