No Horse Town by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

No Horse Town

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

No Horse Town

by Lindsay Price

For the young men of Heywood, crossing the street is as dangerous as going off to war. A highly stylized comedy.

 About 25 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 10
3 M | 7 W


Simple Set


 23 pages

Black Comedy Experimental Form

Average Producer Rating:

Reviews from Past Producers

"It's cold on the other side of the street, my friends. It's dank and dark and cold. I wouldn't wish the other side on any man."

A highly stylized comedy.

Heywood is a special kind of place. A small town where everyone knows everyone.

When Jimmy wants to do something that proves he's a man, the whole town knows before he's even finished the thought.

In Heywood, when a guy wants to prove he's a man, he goes to the edge of town. For there's something at the edge of town that can't be found in Heywood: A street.

Heywood is a no car, no horse, no street town. And for the young men of Heywood, crossing the street is as daring and as dangerous as it gets…

10 Characters
3 M, 7 W

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Jimmy [M] 66 lines
Might cross the road today. Maybe tomorrow. But soon.
Buddy [M] 32 lines
Doesn’t want to lose a leg like Percy WIlliams.
Eugene (Several Monologues) [M] 38 lines
The only one to have crossed the road and lived. Apparently.
Ma [W] 22 lines
Jimmy’s ma. Doing it all by herself since Pa up and died.
Becca June [W] 43 lines
Doesn’t want Jimmy to do it. He’s got so much to live for!
Melissa Marie [W] 19 lines
Cries at everything. She can’t help it!
Ida Rose [W] 12 lines
Two of a kind with Ivy Sue.
Ivy Sue [W] 13 lines
Ditto, but for Ida Rose.
Ireney [W] 17 lines
Idolizes Jimmy. Wants to one day cross the road herself.
Stranger (One Monologue) [W] 17 lines
Not from around here.

Prop List

Eye patch, Pen and paper

Multimedia

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Customer Comments

I thought it (No Horse Town) was a great piece. The stylized comedy and characters were great to tackle. I love the way you write and your subject matters. Keep up the good work and we will keep producing it.

Ed Mason, Drama/Thespian Director
Durant High School

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