AWAITING PATIENTS – COMEDY FOR HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVALS SET IN THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE
It’s a typical evening in the local doctor’s office and the reception is packed full to the brim with the its share of typical (and atypical) patients. There’s the heavily pregnant lady, demanding Nutella and cantaloupes, her flustered fiance, the seventy seven year old guy who just wants to find the bathroom, the suburban housewife and off course, the local oddball, Tom, who has made it his duty to hit on the air headed receptionist.
There’s only one thing missing and that’s “Cartwright,” the next patient on the doctor’s list. Company policy dictates that the doctor has to wait for any patient that is running late for up to an hour. And so the doctor waits. As does everybody else stuck behind him in the queue.
Tensions and frustrations run high in this off beat comedy by Chris Cartwright. ‘Awaiting Patients’ first premiered at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, MN. It opened on May 23rd, 2014 and was directed by Christopher Cartwright.
Author: Christopher Cartwright
Genre: Comedy for high school festivals
Type: One act play
Cast: Cast of 8. 3F, 3M, 2N (one is a one liner part)
Suitable for: High school drama festivals
Length: 40 minutes
Set: A small waiting room in a doctor’s office. This is your typical
waiting room – chairs placed uncomfortably close together, end tables with obviously fake plants, etc. There is a receptionist’s desk upstage right and a door upstage center next to the desk.
Level of difficulty: 6/10
Cost is $7 for this previously staged digital play
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