A One Act Play

Here’s the scene. Last night while tucking my mom into her fourposter bed and kissing her good night, my love for her inspired the following dialogue.

It is one of the shortest one act plays ever written, but thanks to the leading lady, I guarantee, it is one hard act to follow.

Sit back, relax and enjoy.  And, don’t blink or you’ll miss it.


Tom: “Good night, good night!

Parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

Mom: Who said that?

Tom: Shakespeare.

Mom: I love old Shakey … he was full of it.

Tom: Good night!!!


About Tom Laughon

Tom Laughon (Pronounced Lawn) is President of Catch Your Limit, an organization whose sole purpose is to guide and grow leaders. His journey from lead singer in a rock-n-roll band, to a successful career in marketing & advertising to consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor and writer is a fascinating one. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tom and his team guide organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to national associations, to "catch their limit" in areas such as leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and transformational change. His commitment to "practice what he preaches" has made Catch Your Limit a petri dish for round-the-clock discovery and learning. The firm's brand reflects Tom's personal brand: Fun, Inspirational, Strategic & Hot!

4 responses »

  1. “I love old Shakey…” Classic!! MJ


  2. I think mom could work for a t-shirt design company and make a killing some of the lines she comes up with. Maybe that’s my next venture online! My 91 Year Old Mom’s T-Shirts. Could work for tattoos, too! Thanks for you comment. It’s nice to know I am not the only one reading what I write ; )


  3. Tom, I agree, you need to put those one-liners on Tshirts. If you use Zazzle, you can do it for free and maybe even earn some money; at the very least you will brighten someones day. I have some of my art on Zazzle. I don’t market it right now so it’s slow selling but it’s fun to make a personalized item for someone too.
    Love this one-act play.



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