One-Act Play

A Remarkable Man

A Play in One Act by William Ivor Fowkes

Family secrets always come out in the end.


Michael Hudson seems to have it all--a successful business, a loving wife, and two adult children. But when family secrets come out at his funeral, that image may--or may not--be damaged. 


LENGTH: 15 minutes.

CAST: 5 actors (2M, 3F).


A REMARKABLE MAN is an excerpt from the full-length play, THE HUDSON FAMILY GUIDE TO TABLE MANNERS (Click here). This excerpt also appears in the one-act play, TABLE MANNERS IN CHICAGOLAND.


A hallway outside a hotel ballroom in suburban Chicago, IL.






Janet. Female. 30s. A competent professional woman currently stressed out.

Becca. Female. 20s. Pleasant, polite, and eager to please.

Hilary. Female. Early 60s. Wheel-chair bound.Hardened by life, but worldly wise and gracious.

Todd. Male. 30s. Attentive to his mother (Hilary), but snobbish and selfish.

Michael. Male. 60s. The deceased patriarch of the family.



2017. The Black Box One Act Festival, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY.