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    • Two-hander

    • A two-hander is a term for a play, film, or television programme with only two main characters. The two characters in question often display differences in social standing or experiences, differences that are explored and possibly overcome as the story unfolds. ... Read »


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    • Adrenalin...Heart

    • Adrenalin...Heart is a two-hander play written by Georgia Fitch. A two character play about Leigh, a British, white, Catholic single mother with two children and a job in local government, and Angel, a black man that has done time at college and in jail and now deals drugs in Islington. ... Read »


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    • The Anarchist (play)

    • The Anarchist (play)

      The Anarchist is a two-person 2012 play by David Mamet that opened in New York on Broadway and starred Patti LuPone and Debra Winger. The "anarchist" of the title has its origin related to and perhaps based upon members of the Weather Underground, Judith Clark and Kathy Boudin, former members of the Weather Underground ... Read »


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    • Between the Sheets (play)

    • Between the Sheets is a one-act play written by Jordi Mand. It received its first full production with Nightwood Theatre in Toronto in 2012, and it has also been produced by The Basement Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand in 2013 and Pi Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2014. The play deals with both sp ... Read »


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    • Blackbird (play)

    • Blackbird (play)

      Blackbird is a play written in 2005 by Scottish playwright David Harrower. It was inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker and depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man fifteen years after being sexually abused by him when she was twelve. At his workplace, 55-year-old Ray is shocked to ... Read »


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    • Brian & Stewie


    • China Doll (play)

    • China Doll (play)

      China Doll is a two-act play by David Mamet about political corruption and brutal violence. The play opened on Broadway at the end of 2015 in a short run scheduled to close at the end of January 2016. The two-act play contains only two characters who appear on stage throughout the play, Mickey and Carson. Act One ... Read »


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    • Constellations (play)

    • Constellations is a two-hander play by the English playwright Nick Payne. Constellations premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in January 2012, with Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins in the lead roles and direction by Michael Longhurst. The play received strong reviews from critics and subsequently transferred to the Duke o ... Read »


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    • Dinner for One

    • Dinner for One

      Dinner for One, also known as The 90th Birthday (German: Der 90. Geburtstag), is a two-hander comedy sketch written by British author Lauri Wylie for the theatre. German television station Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) recorded a performance of the piece in 1963, in its original English language, with a short introducti ... Read »


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    • Duet for One

    • Duet for One

      Duet for One is a 1986 British drama film adapted from the play, a two-hander by Tom Kempinski, about a world-famous concert violinist named Stephanie Anderson who is suddenly struck with multiple sclerosis. It is set in London and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. The story is based on the life of cellist Jacqueline du ... Read »


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    • The Dumb Waiter

    • The Dumb Waiter is a one-act play by Harold Pinter written in 1957. "Small but perfectly formed, The Dumb Waiter might be considered the best of Harold Pinter's early plays, more consistent than The Birthday Party and sharper than The Caretaker. It combines the classic characteristics of early Pinter – a paucity ... Read »


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    • E-baby

    • e-baby is a two-hander play written by Jane Cafarella which was premiered at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne in 2015. It is set over a 16 month period in 2015–16 and deals with two women going through gestational surrogacy, the genetic mother of the embryo created by in vitro fertilisation, and the woman carrying t ... Read »


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    • List of EastEnders two-hander episodes

    • EastEnders two-hander episodes refers to singular episodes of the BBC soap opera EastEnders that feature only two members of the cast for the duration. Scripted like mini-plays, two-hander episodes have become a tradition in EastEnders over the years, dating back to a groundbreaking episode in 1986, which featured publ ... Read »


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    • Educating Rita

    • Educating Rita

      Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell. It is a play for two actors set entirely in the office of an Open University lecturer. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premièred at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. The pl ... Read »


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    • The Gin Game

    • The Gin Game is a two-person, two-act play by Donald L. Coburn that premiered at American Theater Arts in Hollywood in September 1976, directed by Kip Niven. It was Coburn's first play, and the theater's first production. The play won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly ... Read »


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    • Happy Days (play)

    • Happy Days is a play in two acts, written by Samuel Beckett. Winnie, buried to her waist, follows her daily routine and prattles to her husband, Willie, who is largely hidden and taciturn. Her frequent refrain is “Oh this is a happy day.” Later, in Act II she is buried up to her neck, but continues to talk a ... Read »


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    • Hughie

    • Hughie is a short two-character play by Eugene O’Neill set in the lobby of a small hotel on a West Side street in midtown New York during the summer of 1928. The play is essentially a long monologue delivered by a small-time hustler named Erie Smith to the hotel’s new night clerk Charlie Hughes, lamenting how ... Read »


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    • In a Forest, Dark and Deep

    • In a Forest, Dark and Deep is a play by Neil LaBute. It received its world premiere production in the West End's Vaudeville Theatre on 14 March 2011 following previews from 3 March 2011, running for a limited season until 4 June 2011. The production starred Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams. The play had its American pr ... Read »


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    • The Last Five Years

    • The Last Five Years

      The Last Five Years is a musical written by Jason Robert Brown. It premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2001 and was then produced Off-Broadway in March 2002. Since then it has had numerous productions both in the United States and internationally. The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Well ... Read »


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    • Love Letters (play)

    • Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards – in which over ... Read »


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    • Mass Appeal

    • Mass Appeal is a two-character play by Bill C. Davis. The comedy-drama focuses on the conflict between a complacent Roman Catholic pastor and the idealistic young deacon who is assigned to his affluent, suburban parish. Father Tim Farley is highly popular with his parishioners due to his charm, wit, easy-going man ... Read »


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    • The Meeting (play)

    • The Meeting is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The play was later televised on American Playhouse in 1989. The Meeting won a Louis B. Mayer Award and eight 1987 ... Read »


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    • Moon (film)

    • Moon (film)

      Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon. It was the feature debut of director Duncan Jones. ... Read »


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    • My Dinner with Andre

    • My Dinner with Andre

      My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 American comedy-drama film directed by Louis Malle, and written by and starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. The film depicts a conversation between Gregory and Shawn (not necessarily playing themselves) at Café des Artistes. Based mostly on conversation, the film's dialogue cover ... Read »


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    • A Number

    • A Number is a 2002 play by English playwright Caryl Churchill which addresses the subject of human cloning and identity, especially nature versus nurture. The story, set in the near future, is structured around the conflict between a father (Salter) and his sons (Bernard 1, Bernard 2, and Michael Black) – two of w ... Read »


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    • Oleanna (play)

    • Oleanna (play)

      Oleanna is a two-character play by David Mamet, about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students, who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. The play's title, taken from a folk song, refers to a 19th-century escapist vision ... Read »


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    • Pariah (play)

    • Pariah (Swedish: Paria) is a one-act play written by August Strindberg. Strindberg wrote Pariah along with his play Creditors in the town of Holte, Denmark during the winter of 1888 — 1889. He was in Denmark to create a theatre of his own, following the example he admired of the Théâtre Libre in Paris, ... Read »


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    • Primer (film)

    • Primer (film)

      Primer is a 2004 American independent science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who also stars in the main role. Primer is of note for its extremely low budget, experimental plot structure, philosophical impli ... Read »


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    • Red (play)

    • Red (play)

      Red is a play by American writer John Logan about artist Mark Rothko first produced by the Donmar Warehouse, London in December 2009. The original production was directed by Michael Grandage and performed by Alfred Molina as Rothko and Eddie Redmayne as his fictional assistant Ken. The production, with its two leads, ... Read »


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    • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

      Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a 2001 play by American playwright Richard Alfieri. It is a play with only two characters: Lily Harrison, the formidable widow of a Baptist minister, and Michael Minetti, a gay and acerbic dance instructor hired to give her dancing lessons. It premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in Los A ... Read »


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    • A Steady Rain


    • Stones in His Pockets

    • Stones in His Pockets

      Stones in His Pockets is a two-hander written in 1996 by Marie Jones for the DubbleJoint Theatre Company in Dublin, Ireland. The play is a tragicomedy about a small rural town in Ireland where many of the townspeople are extras in a Hollywood film. The story centers on Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who, like much of ... Read »


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    • The Story of My Life (musical)

    • The Story of My Life is a musical with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, and a book by Brian Hill. The show follows two childhood friends from age six to 35 and has only two characters. The musical debuted at Canadian Stage Company in Toronto in 2006 starring Brent Carver and Jeffrey Kuhn and premiered on Broadway in ... Read »


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    • The Stronger

    • The Stronger (Swedish: Den starkare) is an 1889 Swedish play by August Strindberg. The play consists of only one scene. The characters are two women: a "Mrs. X", who speaks, and a "Miss. Y", who is silent, an example of a dramatic monologue. It was adapted into a 1952 opera by composer Hugo Weisgall and there have be ... Read »


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    • Talley's Folly


    • Two for the Seesaw

    • Two for the Seesaw

      Two for the Seesaw is a 1962 romance-drama film directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine. It was adapted from the Broadway play written by William Gibson. Jerry Ryan (Mitchum) is a lawyer from Nebraska who has recently separated from his wife. To get away from it all, he has moved t ... Read »


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    • Venus in Fur

    • Venus in Fur is a two-person play by David Ives set in modern New York City. The play had its premiere off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company in 2010 and on Broadway in 2011. Venus in Fur opened off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company on January 13, 2010. The play was originally set to close on February 21, 2 ... Read »


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    • The Woman in Black (play)

    • The Woman in Black (play)

      The Woman in Black is a 1987 stage play, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt. The play is based on the book of the same name, which was written in 1983 by English author Susan Hill. The play is currently being produced by PW Productions, led by Peter Wilson. It is notable for only having two actors perform the whole play. It ... Read »


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    • The Woods (play)

    • The Woods is a 1977 play by David Mamet. The show involves a young couple's weekend at a lakeside cabin. Mamet banned the play from being put on in New York in 1985, but lifted the ban unexpectedly in 1996 for actress Danielle Kwatinetz. The play is about a couple, Nick and Ruth, spending a night at a house in the ... Read »


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    • The Zoo Story

    • The Zoo Story, originally titled Peter and Jerry, is a one-act play by American playwright Edward Albee. His first play, it was written in 1958 and completed in just three weeks. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, miscommunication as anathematization, social disparity and dehumanization in a commercial ... Read »


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