FISHWRAP – TWO ACT COMEDY PLAY ABOUT A NEWSPAPER
“Fishwrap” hilariously details the challenges newspapers face in the online age. While management tries to keep the Independent afloat financially, the news staff is reporting on a major story sure to ruffle feathers. They’re also being sued by a local man, who swears they’re in cahoots with law enforcement to bring him down. On top of that, the inconvenient omission of the letter ‘L’ in a local store ad for grandfather clocks makes the staff at the local newspaper convinced that they’re in for a brilliant day. And things can only get better!
It was produced in September by Artists for the Al at the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, attracting more than 1,500 spectators for six shows and raising $16,000 for restoration of the theatre.
Author: Ben Bromley
Genre: Two act comedy play
Type: Two act play
Length: 1.5- 2 hours
Cast: 11 cast members, 4F 7M
Ages of the actors: 20’s to 70’s
Suitable for: All ages
Set: The setting is a small-town newspaper office. Papers overflow atop desks, classic front pages and historic photographs and awards adorn the walls. The furniture is worn, time-tested. A
counter stands between the front door and the newsroom and
advertising saleswoman JESSICA’s desk. The publisher
HOFFMAN’s office is at rear, as is a conference room.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – previously produced play with a good run
Cost is $7 for this Editor’s choice digital play
Copyright © May 2015 Ben Bromley and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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