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 includes one package of 20 scripts (19 cast members + director) and performance license, shipped within 2-5 business days from order date.

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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




Number of Characters

15, 16, 17, 18, 19


40-45 minutes