I SHOULD TELL YOU – A COMEDY IN TWO ACTS
In this hilarious comedy in two acts, Trent Steele, a millionaire, is looking to buy the Grand Palace Massage Parlor with the intention of leveling the whole historic block that its on so he can put up one of his state-of-the-art skyscrapers. Well, Trent likes to deal only in cash which opens up an opportunity for Cory, a petty con artist, and Kaelan, his scheming bookie, to make some money. Cory poses as Trent when arriving at the Grand Palace to get Penny, the manager, and Lupe, the head masseuse, out of the way. Once this is accomplished Cory poses as the owner of the parlor when the real Trent arrives in order to get his hands on the cash. Things go awry when a nosey reporter obsessed with Trent shows up and figures out the scam when Cory tries to pass himself off as the man that she is determined to get her big story on. Trent’s dumb body guard and wife also tag along on this business further complicating matters. The one thing no one counted on was Trent pulling out a gun and going slightly crazy once his briefcase full of cash disappears. Hijinks and slap stick comedy ensue as everyone tries to get their hands on the money.
This show was produced and performed at the Fontana Community Players Theater in Fontana, California in 2007.
Mike Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years. He has written 13 plays and had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire. His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001 and his show “Jack Masterson & The Case of Absurdity” was nominated for the same category the following year. Missing the Mark is our best selling play written by Mike
Author: Mike Maxwell
Type: 2 two act play comedy
Genre: Comedy, farce, slapstick
Length: Approximately 60 sixty minutes
Cast: The cast size is 8 (3F/4M/1M/F)
Ages of actors: Adult young to middle aged
Suitable for: PG 13 – the play is set in a massage parlour. There are innuendos but nothing graphic said or done in the play
Set: The front room of the Grand Palace Massage Parlor. The entrance is a door located stage left with a window next to it. On the stage right wall is an open doorway leading to the back rooms of the massage parlor. There is a window on the stage right side of the upstage wall. There is a couch center stage with a small end table on either side. Other room furnishings are up to the director.