Knocks and How To Answer — a short play

Knocks and How To Answer — a short play

by Ron Kanecke

In hurricane-swept Louisiana, an anxious but determined Ilene decides to face a lifetime of fears by refusing to evacuate her home, even when entreated by reluctant volunteer worker Miles. As they confess the “knocks” each has taken in life, their elusive quest to find happiness draws them closer together despite the uncertainty and danger that surrounds them.

Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Maine Playwrights Festival.


  • 1m 1f
  • 1 interior
  • About 30 minutes
  • Contemporary costumes
  • Order #3152

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  • Script in PDF format — Order #3152a : $15.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3152d : $30.00 


  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3152e : $25.00

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application


  • Premiered by The Maine Playwrights Festival –– Portland Maine, May, 2018 (WINNER: Peoples Choice Award)
  • Staged reading at Mechanics Hall in Portland, Maine, 2017


The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Knocks and How To Answer

Ron Kanecke

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

Knocks and How To Answer” is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT,”

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