YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD – THREE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT
In this witty three act comedy script, two aging brothers are reunited after a sixteen year old argument only to pick up on their sibling rivalry where it left off.
Seventy year old Max Stuart has sold the family business, an antique store in New York, and has moved to the Sunshine State with his wife of fifty-one years, Florence. Recovering from a heart attack has made Max feel old and useless, which has made him bitter and unforgiving.
As Florence tries to nurse him back to good health, Barney, Max’s fraternal twin brother, shows up sixteen million dollars richer, with a twenty-three year old bride and a business opportunity for Max.
Barney, who has always been able to talk Max into anything, convinces Max to run one of Barney’s video stores, which Barney has purchased with his millions. Max ends up humiliated when he gets talked into dressing up in a Donald Duck costume to promote some new Disney videos. This causes old hostilities to surface and the brothers are at each other again.
Barney’s problems escalate when Trixie, his bride, announces that she is pregnant. This sends Barney to the hospital in what appears to be a heart attack of his own.
Florence has been running interference throughout this whole episode and manages to get Max and Barney alone so they can work things out, once and for all. After more sibling rivalry, they both realize that brothers should be like best friends and that there is nothing more precious than family.
“You’re Never Too Old” recently received a very successful run at the Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral, Florida.
Author: Carl Megill
Genre: Three act comedy plays
Type: Three act plays
Cast: 2M 2F
Ages of the actors: 3 in their fifties/sixties, one in her twenties/thirties
Length: 1.5- 2 hours
Suitable for: All ages
Set: The kitchen is to the right. The counter faces the audience. There is a kitchen table
and four chairs stage right. The remainder of the stage is dedicated to the living room. A door leading to the outside is on the left wall. There’s a staircase leading upstairs upstage left. The
living room is inconsistently decorated with a colonial piece here, a modern piece there, etc.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a witty play that relies on characterization
Cost is $6 for this previously produced digital play with a successful run
Copyright © June 2015 Carl Megill and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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