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Don’t Be A Stranger

written by charlie Douglas, with help from Jay Langley

Ash moved away from Cornwall 5 years ago from their small village named Trewith, but now they’re back to mourn the life of their friend Tom during a wake in a pub that’s all to familiar. And the bartender; an old distant flame, Bry, burned out from shame.

But one thing’s missing from the speeches, the songs, the memories of their dear friend. Tom was gay. Tom was too afraid. Tom had a boyfriend. A beautiful boyfriend. Tom couldn’t handle it. And that’s why the korev is being poured.

In this new short play, Ash finds it hard to face grief in the face in a place filled with incomplete stories and memories which they can’t say. Is it easier to die and live a life of truth or stay, but never live. But one thing’s for sure, and that’s…

Don’t be a stranger, ok?

Staged Readings from ACT Playwriting Course

New work from the students of our An Introduction to Playwriting course.
Over the length of the course the students develop a new piece of writing that is then showcased in this script in hand performance by professional actors.