A Conscious Effort: a one-act play
A humorous and poignant exploration of one’s sense of right and wrong. Luke converses with his conscience in a hole-in-the-wall diner as he contemplates his upcoming marriage and relives some of his more significant romantic memories. A dry waitress and a rambunctious ex-girlfriend add wit and charm to this heartfelt comedy. The art of talking to oneself is taken to a whole new level, as the interaction between the main character and… the main character is played out in a clever, slapstick, and sometimes serious portrayal of internal conflict.
This is the full script of the one-act play.
CHARACTERS: (2M, 3F)
LUKE - late 20s-early 30s. Conflicted, easily persuaded, but good-natured
CONSCIENCE - Luke’s conscience. Pushy, practical, slightly annoying
WAITRESS - Constant and dry
KATHY - Fun loving, spontaneous, passionate
KATHY’S CONSCIENCE - More spontaneous, more passionate