Three Tables

by  Dan Remmes

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 3f, 1m or f

Three couples at various stages of their relationships are dining at a restaurant. By the end of the evening, all three relationships have altered.

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Three Tables

by  Dan Remmes

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f, 1m or f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades


    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Three separate couples in three unique stages of their respective relationships enjoy dinner at the same restaurant.  A one-act romantic comedy of heart, hurt and laughter.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 26th Series.

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  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival


"Remmes can write scenes that are hysterically funny, scenes that actors might pay to play."  - Nightlife, Los Angeles


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

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



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: An intimate restaurant.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)


3m, 3f, 1m or f
MANDY and PAUL - out to dinner for their anniversary
BARBARA and MICHAEL - going through a divorce
DORIS and TODD - on a blind internet date
WAITER - serves them all
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

While all couples are approximately in their 30s, there are no age restrictions provided it doesn't strain the credibility of the dialogue or circumstance. The role of the Waiter may be any age or gender.



Dan Remmes

Dan Remmes is the book-writer for Grumpy Old Men: The Musical which had its world premiere at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 2011 and will enjoy its U.S. premier at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine summer of 2018. He is a winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship for playwriting and screenwriting a ...

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Three Tables was first produced in New York City by Mind The Gap Theatre in 2001.

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