by  Tanner Heath

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f, 1girl(s)

Published in the collection Thespian Playworks 2015

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A group of individuals in mall get stuck on a broken escalator. Only interested in their own lives and technology, tensions rise as they try to find the best way off of the escalator. It isn't until they are able to band together against an snooty shopper by throwing her into a foutain that they are able to find a way to not only get off the escalator, but open up to the people around them.

Published in the collection Thespian Playworks 2015

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Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A busy mall with an escalator at the center.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


3m, 3f, 1girl(s)
CHARACTER 1 – Teenage girl
CHARACTER 2 – Teenage boy
CHARACTER 3 – Young girl
CHARACTER 4 – Man in his mid-thirties
CHARACTER 5 – Woman in her twenties
CHARACTER 6 – Man in his twenties
CHARACTER 7 – Woman in her early forties
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children


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Tanner Heath

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Escalator premiered at the Thespian Festival in June 2015 under the direction of William Myatt.

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