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I have written a number of plays for play festivals, as well as read through hundreds of plays on the internet, and I realized there is gap in the publishing industry where good authors struggle to get their plays published. So I have created an online play publishing company that will publish and sell plays!

Juan and Emmett – a tragic LGBT love story script

lgbt love story script

JUAN AND EMMETT – TRAGIC LGBT LOVE STORY SCRIPT

The hardest pills to swallow are the ones we recognise well; it is difficult to accept the life your heart did not expect. Even more difficult to see the life you could be living as it passes you by and most difficult to dare explore that life. Emmett is a father, husband to Linda and a successful lawyer who lives, yes, but is not really alive…until he meets Juan. Younger, beautiful and bursting with joie de vivre, Emmett cannot deny the attraction he feels to this man; he must talk to him, befriend him, love him, protect him, save him. In this two-act tragic LGBT love story script, loneliness is dissected to reveal that even the simplest or briefest encounters, can provide a long-lasting cure to a disease that still goes otherwise undetected, even today. The ache in Emmett’s soul led him to Juan’s heart, but even a heart as young as Juan’s can struggle to accept the life (love) he could (should) be living.

Two lives, six stories, one tragedy.

Author: Alan Baxter

Type: Two-act drama

Genre: LGBT love story script, a tragedy

Cast: Main characters: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four in their twenties up, two middle aged

Suitable for: Adults only, LSV

Length: Two hours

Set: Linda and Emmett’s upper middle class apartment and Juan’s working class apartment, the strip club. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a challenging piece that will inspire the actors and enthrall the audience as it reaches the tragic climax. 

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Copyright © June 2017 Alan Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other LGBT plays for you to enjoy:

Love is a Stranger – British LGBT play about a young man who loves someone he never should have.
Boise, USA – play about the homosexuality scandal in 1950’s USA
Marvin’s Fetish – award winning gay drama for 2M

Grace will lead me home – heart warming adventure play for teens

adventure play for teens

GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME – HEART WARMING ADVENTURE PLAY FOR TEENS

For Grace, loving and letting go is not an option. The answer to her mother, Rachel’s, terminal cancer is the Giant Squid Curatio. This mythical creature, whose venom holds the cure to save Rachel, has Grace literally cross bodies of water in her quest in this adventure play for teens.

In Grace Will Lead Me Home, Grace and her friends Sam, Dana and Dylan (who are sort of on her side most of the time) embark on a journey to find her squid, putting her at the mercy of ‘young genius’ Carol Bishop, making business deals with the likes of pirates and risking death itself to capture the elusive squid. It’s the power of a dream like this, the dream of a life with her mom and Grace has no choice but to see it through.

Decisions, Actions, Courage and Faith.

Author: Alexia Tiches

Genre: Adventure, teen drama

Type: Two-act adventure play for teens

Cast: 13M, 6F (Casting is flexible – for example the pirates could be male/female, the nurse either male/female

Ages of the actors: Teen and up

Suitable for : All ages to watch, young teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various – the stage is divided into the hospital, Grace’s bedroom, Carol’s bedroom, the Dock, a restaurant, the boat.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue, scene changes and some creativity with them.

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Copyright © Alexia Tiches and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other teen adventure plays:

Enchanted – two scouts lost in the woods encounter a magical kingdom
Peter’s dream – three act play for teens
The Blueberry balladeer – a group of desperate people must save the blueberries!

The book of souls – short teen play

short teen play

THE BOOK OF SOULS – SHORT TEEN PLAY ABOUT FINDING THE BOOK OF SOULS

Three teens find the book of souls and decide to use it. Although it is just an ordinary book in appearance, it has the power to bring animals and people back from the dead. They do a trial run, bringing Cameron’s dog, Rex back from the dead. Rex died in a car accident many years ago. They then get the idea to bring Cameron’s mother, Jason’s dad and Sylvia’s sister back from the dead. There’s just a small snag in their plans. The book is owned by Life, who comes back to claim it from the three. Life has the power to take back the souls revived from the book of the dead, and she’s also a pretty heartless, not to mention peed off about the fact they took her book in this short teen play.

Read more plays by best selling playwright Naadir Joseph.

Author: Naadir Joseph

Type: One act play, short teen plays

Genre: Dramedy, ten minute plays

Cast: 3M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Four teen, three adult

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Simple background only

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – an easy script for teens

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Copyright © June 2017 Naadir Joseph and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other slightly scary teen dramas and comedies:

Mirror – play about a princess who ‘disappears’ all her suitors into a magical mirror.
Someone to remember – teen drama, or ghost story?
The astounding works of Simon Trout – hilarious teen play about a sprite who can change the future to the way you want it to be. Or do you?

The End of Class – Comedy sci-fi script for high school students

comedy sci-fi script for high school students

THE END OF CLASS – COMEDY SCI-FI SCRIPT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

It’s first period, April 1 in this script for high school students.  The students are sitting in their TV Production/Media classroom waiting for their teacher, Mr Best, to begin the lesson. The bell rings and he leaves the classroom only to return a few seconds later clearly upset. He’s acting very strange, nothing like “cool” teacher the students are used to. Finally he comes out with shocking news that there is nothing out there, outside the classroom. The halls, classrooms, and offices are all empty. Everyone has quite simply vanished. But is it real, is he telling the truth or is it a joke? What should the students do? Who wants to be first to leave? Is this the end?

Other plays by author Tim Brown – Irish Jack – play about a young Jewish by who leaves his family to wed his Irish sweetheart.

Author: Tim Brown

Type: One act play

Genre: Teen, sci-fi, comedy script for high school students

Cast: Cast of nine, 6M 3F

Length: Just over 10 minutes

Ages of the actors: One adult, rest teen

Suitable for: All ages to watch, young teens up to perform

Set:TV Studio and classroom – Hamden HS – 8:25
There are a number of editing stations/computers
as well as cameras and equipment used in a high
school TV studio.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 easy dialogue. Creating a believable scenario by building tension

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Copyright © June 2017 Tim Brown and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other teen sci-fi, horror and fantasy plays to thrill you:

Boy-1 – science fiction play for teens
Mirror – play for younger teens in which a princess makes her suitors disappear into an eerie world inside her mirror.
The Witch’s cackle – one act ghost story for Halloween

The Cindy Variations – coming of age comedy

coming of age comedy

THE CINDY VARIATIONS – COMING OF AGE COMEDY

The Cindy Variations is a 95-minute, two-act coming of age comedy about a young woman’s search for love, happiness, professional recognition and, well — love. The play uses a multi-ethnic cast of six (3w, 3m) to play about 45 roles, requires virtually no set and utilizes generally contemporary costumes. There are no unusual technical specifications; simple projections are suggested but lobby cards or the like may be substituted. Its language is very mild and suitable for any community, although the piece is recommended for mature audiences.

The play is narrated by CINDY PESHEK (f: 26) whose story we follow from age eight to the present day. Cindy wants two things out of life: to be taken seriously as an actress and a person, and to be loved. Her problems are two-fold: She is tiny — five feet tall or shorter — with a childlike face — and body: She is “underdeveloped,” about which she is extremely self-conscious. That leads to her second problem: a lack of self-confidence where her relationships with boys (as a girl) and men (as she matures) are concerned. How she learns to overcome that lack, to accept herself and to acknowledge she can be loved, is the play’s throughline.

There is music used in the play available on request. Other full length plays by this acclaimed playwright: The Easy Lovin’ Blues – a  drama.

Reviews:

‘In addition to being rather entertaining, The Cindy Variations by Patterson Dempsey Valdez Starring Cindy Peshek as Herself is also a contender for the longest play name in history. It’s an unorthodox bit of theater, less of a play and more of a monologue paused briefly so other people can talk. It’s quirky, it’s often silly and it does succeed in making you laugh, largely because of the talent of the lead actress.’ – Red Publication, 2016

 

Development/Award history

READINGS: Sundog Theatre (Staten Island, NY) (2015)
John Tyler Community College (Richmond, VA)
SART (Mars Hill, NC) ScriptFest (2013)
Rose of Athens Theatre (Athens, GA) (2012)
Chicago Dramatists (2011)

Cone Man Running Productions, Houston (2016)

HONORS: Selected for SART ScriptFest (2013)
Third Place, Ohio State University-Newark Competition (2013)
Semi-finalist, 2013 Centre Stage (Greenville, SC) New Play competition

Author: Evan Guilford Blake

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Coming of age comedy. Interactive theatre, black box theatre

Cast: 3M 3F – other than Cindy, each character plays multiple roles. There is scope for groups with addtional actors to cast them in these smaller parts.

Ages of the actors: Cindy is 26, the rest are adults to middle aged.

Suitable for: Adults to perform and watch

Length: 95 minutes

Set: Black box theatre – blank stage with Cindy who interacts with the audience to set the scene and tell her story

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a lovely piece with scope for multiple actors to play different roles and challenge their skills. Great for monologues too. 

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Copyright © June 2015 Guilford-Blake corporation

Other black box and interactive type comedies:

Madrababes – black box one act madrigal musical.
My child – one act drama about a yougn girl with an unwanted pregnancy and a woman desperate for a baby
Dislocations – one act black box American drama about a young man lost in the wrong part of town

Photography by Christine Weems

Sunday in the park with Phil – two person skit

two person skit

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH PHIL – TWO PERSON SKIT

A two-person skit for 1M 1F (or two M) in which Phil and Dee are sitting in the park discussing the recent death and funeral of Diane, who had been with Phil for twelve years. Phil was very attached to Diane and talks about her life to Dee, who knew her as well. The skit leads the audience into believing at the beginning that Diane was Phil’s spouse, but when he starts to talk about her great hips and shiny coat, you realize a lot more about who or what Diane really was!!

Read about playwright Leon Kaye. Read other short plays by Leon (What the Old guy said – very funny senior monologue) .

Author: Leon Kaye

Type: Two person skit, short skit

Genre: Skits, sketches, comedies, one act plays

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Length: 5 minutes at most

Suitable for: All ages both to perform and to watch

Set: Park Bench

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – initially appears to be a drama, then it turns into a comedy

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Copyright © Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other two person skits and short plays to enjoy:

Call of the Riled = skit for Thanksgiving
101 ways to dump someone in 5 minutes
Ye’ll vote for me = short Irish political skit

Puss in Boots in the Wild West – Puss in Boots Pantomime script

puss in boots pantomime script

PUSS IN BOOTS IN THE WILD WEST – PUSS IN BOOTS PANTOMIME SCRIPT

A traditional Puss in boots pantomime script for a large cast set in the American Wild West with a story based on the story of Puss in Boots.

Dame Calamity Jean and the townsfolk of Dodgy City have their livelihoods threatened by the notorious gunslinging outlaw, Wild Wilma and her incompetent gang, El Zorillo and the three Amoebas. When a dancer visits from the Windy City with his inherited cat, the
townsfolk put on their dancing shoes and find a way to stand up to Wilma and save the town.

Read other children’s plays by Kate – the best seller Alien Research and also The Pied Piper of Hawaii – trouble in the Wild West.

Author: Kate Goddard

Genre: Puss in Boots Pantomime Script

Type: Two-act full length pantomime

Cast: Large cast – 43 characters are listed but many can be doubled or reduced (as in listed numbers of chorus)

Ages of the actors: Primary school and up

Suitable for: All ages both to perform and to watch

Length: Two hours

Set: Various – Mainly a Saloon, various scenes in front of curtain, a desert scene.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 accents – no problem if you’re actually American.

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Copyright © May 2017 Kate Goddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this panto? Other pantos for you to giggle over:

The Wizard of Odd – pantomime wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – traditional British Snow White panto
Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam punk panto based on Alice in Wonderland

You are your own worst enemy – Three act American romantic comedy script

American romantic comedy script

YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY – THREE-ACT AMERICAN ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

A gentle play set in less complex times. Set in a small town in Kentucky in 1949, this American romantic comedy script tells the story of two love-smitten girls pining for the men of their dreams, who, unfortunately, are either too backward in coming forward or have the pick of the girls in the town and can’t decide which to choose. With a bit of encouragement from the cast and some hindrance from an egocentric magician, (a delightful role for some really over-the-top acting,) the girls get their men and (we hope) live happily ever after.

Read other comedies – A Mayor for Dixie by author Landen Swain

Author: Landen Swain

Genre: Three-act American romantic comedy script, period piece (1940’s)

Type: Short Three-act play

Cast: 4F, 5M

Ages of the actors: 4 in their twenties, rest middle aged up.

Suitable for: All ages to watch, teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes in total excluding intervals/intermission

Set: The Lost Creek Inn which is basically just a comfy house someone decided to make an Inn. The inn has a warm glow about it and it looks as though it has seen many good years. The scene is a living room or lobby, with stairs in the middle D.S., with a little Inn manager’s Desk with a bell and a wall that holds room keys on it is H.R. of the stairs.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – period piece and accents.

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Copyright © May 2017 Landen Swain and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other American and romantic comedy scripts:

A Blind Date – comedy about two misfits who meet for the first time
Agatha the ugly – period drama about friendship and a new love after the war
Great Land – A Journey of Discovery. And the King

Style – one act drama about factory workers on the line

drama about factory workers

STYLE – ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FACTORY WORKERS ON THE LINE

Very much in the style of “Waiting for Godot,” this one act drama about factory workers is about 6 men employed in the shipping room of a coat factory who spend their time arguing, eating, sleeping, playing the Jackpot and shooting craps rather than working.

Their boss, Irving, tries to get them to work, even resorting to letters of warning but to no avail.  Then Irving comes in, and gives them the news – the factory’s days are numbered and that they will soon be out of work. Every man there knows that this job is not what he wanted to do with his life, and they all have dreams of doing something better. But as time passes, the dreams became less real and the day to day hopelessness set in.

The play accurately portrays the despair, lost hopes and defiance of marginalized workers. The people we, as society need and see, but never think of.

STYLE, originally titled RACK, was first presented by The Minnesota Ensemble Theatre of Minneapolis in 1973

Read about playwright James Campbell. Other dramas (First to see the lights go on – a drama about postnatal depression) by James.

Author: James Campbell

Genre: Drama about factory workers

Type: One act play

Cast: 8M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult, young to very old

Suitable for: Adults only. Language.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: A mid-western coat factory; the early 1970s; the shipping room. There are: four work benches, cardboard box forms, racks of coat orders next to each desk, a time clock, a refrigerator, a coffee urn, a radio, a full-length mirror, and one chair, CAJUN’s personal chair. There is a chute or slide used to send bundles of coats into the shipping department from another building, an exit leading to a stock area.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © May 2017 James Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act dramas for you to get your teeth into:

A Castle:broken apart – drama about leaving a broken home
A Man’s Home – one act American family drama
Love is a stranger – British play about forbidden love and desires

We’ll get what you paid for – Attorney Skit

attorney skit

WE’LL GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR – ATTORNEY SKIT

Ever felt aggrieved after being to the doctor? Did they sell you something you didn’t need? Did they sell you something you did need but it didn’t work? Look no further. You are about to come into boatloads of hard cash in this attorney skit!!

At least that’s how the attorneys at Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe lawyers see it. A very short skit about the way everybody sues everybody nowadays and how it actually doesn’t work!

Read about playwrights Lois and Kelly Corcoran. Other skits – My Little Mermaid – a skit on The Little Mermaid by Lois and Kelly.

Authors: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Very short comedy skit (two minutes) – 1.5 pages

Genre: Skit, comedy, one act plays

Cast: 4 – any genders

Ages of the actors: Older kids and up

Suitable for: All ages, older kids and up

Set: None, or black box set

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – a fun easy skit for older kids with a nice play on words

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Copyright © May 2017 Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other super skits and sketches for you to enjoy:

Hell Froze over – comedy sketch about sport
Sketches – a collection of comedy and drama sketches for teens
Doctor Duplicate – short medical skit

The Outlaws – comedy about THE IN LAWS

comedy about the in laws

THE OUTLAWS – COMEDY ABOUT THE

IN LAWS

When good in laws go bad, it gets ugly!

Meet Jill and Michael; an average young couple who plan to get married soon – next month to be precise…but not if Jill’s father Dick and her grandfather Henry can stop it. You see they are not too
fond of Michael. They are not too sure what it is they don’t like about him, perhaps his soon-to-be profession (you see dear Michael’s studying theology) or maybe it’s his bishop for a father, Tom,
and/or his equally bishop-y wife, Connie. In two acts, Henry and Dick are dead set on taking this marriage down and soon enough, Tom ends up joining forces with them. With their wives Beth,
Emily and Connie caught in the middle, every single parental figure in this comedy about the in laws is taught a lesson they should very well know by now: young love, it cannot be stopped.

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar.
Other comedies – The Heirs – British comedy script by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Two-act play

Genre:  Comedy about the in laws, comedy about religious in laws

Cast: Main Characters: 4 – M, 4 – F

Ages of the actors: Adult, 2 young, 4 middle aged, 2 older

Length: One hour

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A living room/den, kitchen and a patio. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character based and situational comedy

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Copyright © May 2017 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one hour comedies we think you’d really enjoy:

The Mayhem Motel – two act American farce
Nights – comedy musical Arabian Nights
I should tell you – comedy in two acts

Foreign Gifts – a drama about socialism versus capitalism

drama about socialism

FOREIGN GIFTS – DRAMA ABOUT SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM

Those with authority deny us the possibilities. What possibilities? That of knowing more.

Two speakers – Russian girls, speak for their way of life, the only way of life they know. Socialism or capitalism? Which is the right way? Each girl knows or thinks she knows the answer in this drama about socialism versus capitalism. A simple conversation over the dinner table turns into ‘cold war’ in their very living room.

Socialism is Sonia and capitalism is Raya. Sonia is for everyone and Raya is for herself. Sonia is containment and Raya is release. The two opposing sides are clear as the line drawn in the very room they are in – between The Soviet Union and America – as Raya speaks up for her identity and Sonia tries to convince her she has none. No identity, no self and therefore no cause for the self. Sonia tells Raya all she has been taught at school – the credibility of her facts checked by her teachers. Raya takes it in enough to know that ‘truth’ in the times of denying who we are as individuals, is as credible as fiction.

A powerful play that has the potential to win awards.

Other plays by Nina Kossman (Mirror – teen fantasy one act)

Author: Nina Kossman

Genre: One act drama about socialism

Type: One act play

Main Cast: 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Teens

Suitable for: Teens to both watch and perform.

Length: Twenty five to thirty minutes

Set: SETTING: An apartment in Moscow. A minimal set. A dinner table and two chairs. On the table are two plates: one plate is clean, the remains of a recent meal are on the other. In the beginning of the play, both Sonia and Raya are in the same (“Soviet”) part of the room. Raya is sitting at the table in front of the plate with an unfinished meal. Sonia is standing next to her.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a simple conversation and a game between two girls is layered on top of political nuances.

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Copyright © May 2017 Nina Kossman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political dramas:

Shadow Government – a couple accuses their neighbor of being a terrorist
Teru’ ah – Jewish political drama script set in an alternate reality
By the Rivers of Babylon – American drama about land

The Franklin Franklin show – zany comedy about a talk show

comedy about a talk show

THE FRANKLIN FRANKLIN SHOW – ZANY COMEDY ABOUT A TALK SHOW

His name is Franklin Franklin. He’s a retired boxer who never won any of his fights – all fifty two of them. He’s also the host of a new talk show. It is important to note that Franklin is quite stupid. And when the producer of old Franklin’s show realises this himself, interestingly enough at the beginning of this comedy about a talk show, it’s a steady downhill for the premiere of the show, Franklin (whether he acknowledges it or not) and the producer’s career. Keen to watch this already unsteady ship sink? Then join Franklin tonight as he interviews Debbie of Debbie’s Deadly Diet, inventor extraordinaire Edison (he looks like Einstein), a psychiatrist (Franklin calls her a nut job), an alien who prophesizes the earth’s impending doom and a King of some remote island that Franklin’s supposed to care about – as if! All in one act. Literally.

Here’s Franklin! Shuffling his way onto a set he’ll never see again!

Other plays by Stan – Shadows of time – a romantic time travel screenplay

Author: Stan Jankaitis

Type: Longer One act

Genre: Comedy about a talk show

Cast: 4M, 5F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults to perform.

Length: 50 minutes

Set: A small television studio, or can be performed bare stage with desk and chair, couch large enough to hold three people, 2 phones (landline or cell).

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – descent into silliness

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Copyright © May 2017 Stan Jankaitis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other longer one act comedies for you to enjoy:

Hang Ups – one act musical comedy about the office
What’s on you mind – comedy of the absurd
The Window – one act comedy about marriage and the hick cousin

A Country Reunion – Comedy about Christmas

Christmas comedy script

A COUNTRY REUNION – COMEDY ABOUT CHRISTMAS

In this comedy about Christmas and family, Ma and Pa Hawkins, their children; Millie Ann, Billie Jean, Homer and Zeke, the nosy neighbour Miss Abby, Isaac (Billie’s husband), Amos (a cousin or somethin’ like that) and his fiancée Clyde (she ain’t
no man, honey) cousin Virgil, unc’ Jeb, cousin Zelda, aunt Allie, all gather for a true honky tonk, deep fried, southern belles and cowboys, Crooked Creek country Christmas.

It’s a family reunion to rival most when the Highlanders (Martin and Martha) enter the Hawkins’ household, with a detective no less, hell-bent on implicating the Hawkins’ in the crime of stolen Christmas trees, not to mention their prize hog.

But it ain’t just the trees that the Highlanders want… and it ain’t just the trees that the Hawkins might be hidin’. This
holiday, the Spirit of Christmas (and a leetle Moonshine) is workin’ overtime ya’ll!

There ain’t nothin’ like a (crooked) family Christmas!

Read another comedy (The Golden Years – comedy about an old age home) by John.

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about Christmas

Cast: 7F, 12M, one announcer. However,Virgil can be changed to a woman. Isaac and Billie Jean changed to twin girls. Digger can be a woman and change the language to fit. The detective could also be a woman that one of the boys take a liking too. Uncle Jeb can become a female cousin or aunt. Aunt Allie probably can be eliminated and Zelda take her lines. The Highlanders can be two old maids.

Ages of the actors: Adult.

Suitable for:  All ages.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: The Hawkin’s family home.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents.

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Copyright © May 2017 John Schall

Like this play? Other plays like it:

Something’s got to give – comedy about a suburban dysfunctional family
The Astounding works of Simon Trout – hilarious one act about a magical sprit who can change events to the way he likes.
Holiday Island – comedy about a bunch of typical British holiday makers

Merriweather’s Murderous Weekend – a British whodunit that shouldn’t have been

British whodunit

MERRIWEATHER’S MURDEROUS WEEKEND – A BRITISH WHODUNIT THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN

Joan, Maggie, Jane and Annie, who have been solving murder mysteries, for the love of leisure, for twenty years.

Of course the murders are not true crimes – that is before this weekend away at Dafful Hall, at least. Barry Merriweather (host and organiser at Dafful Hall) gets the ladies’ homicidal adventure off to a rocky start but as the escapade unfolds, the ladies and Barry
start to suspect that there is more to the mystery than the mystery of the murder itself – and Barry may not even be to blame for what’s going awry!

Bodies go missing, a very convincing ‘policeman’ strolls into the picture, two thieves prey on the fake crime setup and
a cougar finds a toy-boy in this three-act comedy that puts the ‘bad’ in ‘a badly organised weekend’!

Merriweather’s Murderous Weekend has been produced successfully by The Pavilion Players.

Author: Gary Davis

Type: Short three act play

Genre: British whodunit

Cast: 5M, 7F

Ages of the actors: Adult, ages twenty to seventy

Length: 80-90 minutes

Suitable for: All ages to both perform (teen up) and watch.

Set: Dafful hall, the National Trust’s most prized possession. The building houses some fine antiques. The play takes place in the private lounge which has been set aside for the mystery weekend.  there are three doors to this room and it is furnished with two sofas,two chairs a coffee table and a sideboard. It can also be embellished with other furniture to suit the size of the stage. Paintings should be hung on the walls. THE PLAY IS SET IN THE PRESENT DAY.  

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the British character’s accents and mannerisms right if you’re not British.

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Like this play? Other fabulous whodunits for you to enjoy:

Guilty Party – whodunit medical farce
Two Many Witnesses – courtroom drama crime script
Mascot Masquerade – a whodunit in a bear costume