IN THE DRINK – ONE ACT PLAYS 1M 1F
A melodramatic comedy about the founder of a new brand of cherry cola and his not so charming wife who are living the life of the rich and famous. This, despite the fact that their new cherry cola has caused a public stir by setting the tongues of people who drink it on fire. But…. in doing that it has brought in a lot of new business for the local dentists and doctors. The investors are therefore very happy, so they are too. So they’ll carry on drinking their absinthe and gin. Just not their cola.
A dedication to the original cast: ‘As Lord Cynhardt would say, you can put anything into a drink. Peppermint, butterscotch extract, cigarette ashes, tears of orphans, brown sugar, medical waste and even bits of your enemies. However, you cannot simply mix in any and everything for a theatrical production that won’t get you run out of town. This script is dedicated to the original Lord and Lady Cynhardt, Hoke Pittman and Piper Parks, along with director Ryan Fay, who all worked tirelessly in a timespan of not long enough to host and clean up a dinner party in order to shape the version you see today.’
Author: Timothy Starnes
Genre: Comedy, melodrama
Type: One act plays 1M 1F
Number of actors: Two 1M 1F
Ages of the actors: 30’s up
Suitable for: All ages
Set: Living room of an upmarket home.
Level of difficulty: 8/10 – achieving the melodramatic tones without going overboard.
Cost is $6
© August 2014 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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