"On Borrowed Time" by Paul Osborn

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Lawrence Edward Watkin.


The action of the play takes place in the living-room and the backyard of the Northrup home.

Act One

Scene 1: Afternoon.
Scene 2: A week later.
Scene 3: Dusk. A week later.

Act Two

Scene 1: Two hours later.
Scene 2: 10 o'clock that night.

Act Three

Scene 1: Dawn. The next morning.
Scene 2: Dusk. The same day.
Scene 3: Later that night.


  • Pud
  • Julian Northrup (Gramps)
  • Nellie Northrup (Granny)
  • Mr. Brink
  • Marcia Giles
  • Demetria Riffle
  • Boy
  • Workman
  • Dr. Evans
  • Mr. Pilbeam
  • Mr. Grimes
  • Sheriff

Production History

Date Venue Company
Oct 9, 1991 Circle in the Square Theatre
Feb 10, 1953 48th Street Theatre
Feb 3, 1938 Longacre Theatre
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