Narrow Escape


If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36)

The prisoners of Unit 9 face a life-changing choice when a stranger appears among them, claiming that he can guide them to freedom. The characters’ motivations gradually reveal themselves as each person must decide whether to trust the guide and follow him across the minefield that surrounds the prison.

Although humorous at times, Narrow Escape seriously considers human and divine nature through memorable images and characters. Speaking both to non-Christians and to believers, this allegorical drama powerfully represents the chains from which Christ longs to free us.

With a flexible cast of 19 characters, the play runs 40-45 minutes. See Product Description below for links to the play’s production notes and an excerpt from the script. NOTE: we also offer an abridged version of this drama that fulfills A.C.E. competition guidelines for One-Act Plays. You can find the shorter version of Narrow Escape here.

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Purchase includes one package of 20 scripts (19 cast members + director) and performance license.

Production Notes

Script Sample

Additional information

Weight 64 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 3 in




Number of Characters

15, 16, 17, 18, 19


40-45 minutes