As you begin looking for an idea
for your play, it is important o remember that a play is
very much like a short story. And
like a short story, very often the best ideas for a play
are found in the everyday happenings and problems of real
people: a narrow escape from trouble, a misunderstanding
with a friend or parent, a need for something not easily
gotten — you get the idea.
Consider, too, that most stories
have a message (a theme, a point) in addition to a plot.
What might the message or
point of your story be? Like the idea for your play, the
message should come from real life — things aren't always
what they seem; harmless fun can sometimes backfire; strange
things happen when certain people get together.
Premise of your story (idea):