Narrow Escape


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

With a flexible cast of 19 characters, Narrow Escape runs 40-45 minutes in performance. See Product Description below for the play’s plot summary, 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.)

Purchase of Narrow Escape includes EITHER a digital download of the script for you to print and distribute to your cast and crew OR a mailed package of 20 professionally-printed scripts (for 19 cast members + director), shipped to you within 3-5 business days from your order date. Price also covers all royalty fees for your selected number of performances.

If you have questions about this play or would like to request any customizations to its content, just send us a message here or email us at

SKU: 34738 Categories: , ,


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

The play has a cast of 19 characters (with doubling possible) and a running time of 40-45 minutes. Check out our Narrow Escape board on Pinterest to view photos from past productions!

Production Notes

Script Sample

Additional information

Weight 64 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 3 in


Running Time

40-45 minutes

Cast Size

15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Male/female characters

1M, 1F + 17 gender-neutral roles


Drama, Allegory/parable