Category Archives: Plays in 2 acts

plays in 2 acts with an intermission, usually 40 to 90 minutes long

Thirds – suburban satire play about inheriting a house

satire play

THIRDS – SUBURBAN SATIRE PLAY ABOUT INHERITING A HOUSE

Muriel Tuck, a quirky widow who succumbs to a burst aneurysm, has left her estate to be divided equally among her three adult daughters. The oldest, Delilah, is the executor of the will and the mother of three young children. She intends to sell the sisters’ girlhood home and to divide the proceeds between them. This plan is amenable to the middle daughter, neurotic librarian Olivia, whose primary concern is family harmony. But the youngest daughter, Maya, still lives rent-free in her late mother’s house, and refuses to leave. Instead, she begins constructing a brick wall across the living room—separating her one-third from the two-thirds belonging to her sisters. Maya acknowledges that her sisters may sell their parts of the house—“like a lopsided duplex”—but she refuses to give up her portion, and its “lifetimes of memories,” under any circumstances in this suburban satire play about inheriting a house.

Enter Phyllis Hofmeyer. Phyllis, a former schoolmate of the Tuck sisters, wishes to purchase the house because she wants her own daughters to have “as wonderful a childhood” as she imagines the Tuck girls enjoyed as children. She is so determined to purchase the property that even Maya’s fabrications regarding the calamitous condition of the house—infestations of fire ants and bedbugs and termites, the tale of a fourth sister murdered by an escaped baboon, etc.—prove unable to dissuade her. But as Phyllis’s motivations become clearer, and increasingly more disturbing, Maya is not the only Tuck daughter who begins to have second thoughts.

Thirds offers a satiric romp through suburbia, and a heartfelt, if zany, account of one family’s efforts to make the best of life’s plenteous surprises. It is intended to be off-beat, provocative and fun.

Other plays by author Jacob Appel – The Mistress of Wholesome – one act comedy where Mistress takes on Wife

Author: Jacob Appel

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Satire play

Cast: 4F

Ages of the actors: Late twenties to early thirties

Suitable for: Adults to perform, all ages to watch

Length: 90-110 minutes

Set: The entire play takes place in the combination living room / dining room of the Tuck residence in an upscale suburb of New York City. One door exits to the garage stairs, the other to the kitchen and beyond. Neither the garage nor the kitchen are visible. Those who favor realism might furnish the stage with a damask sofa stacked high with pillows, an assortment of armchairs, a rocking chair, cluttered bookshelves, armoires filled with knickknacks, a dining room service beneath a chandelier, and a crescent-shaped glass coffee-table of the variety that was fashionable during the 1970s. A tablecloth should cover the dining room table; a bouquet of flowers sits in a vase on the tabletop. High budget productions might include a piano—although no one in the Tuck household has played a piano in many years, nor ever played one well. Above all, the room should appear “lived-in”: pizza boxes open on the coffee table, old board games piled high on the sofa. Also gardening supplies, an easel, maybe works of sculpture in progress. In short, this is what happens when a free-spirited twenty-seven year old takes over a house from a middle-aged matron.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – satire is an art – to play the comic elements off with a straight face

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Copyright © April 2018 Jacob Appel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other satires you may enjoy as well as plays about family feuds over estates:

The Heirs – British comedy script about a family fighting to get the inheritance of a crazy old lady
Nuns a two act satire about Nuns who chain smoke and revolt against the mother superior
Shapeless – dark satire about body size

What happens in the sky – a drama about suspected infidelity

drama about suspected infidelity

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SKY – DRAMA ABOUT SUSPECTED INFIDELITY

In this drama about suspected infidelity, Jonathan is to some extent obliged to have Brett his publisher over for a drink and his wife Madeline is quite irritated at having the publisher in their home. The evening gets off to a pleasant enough start when the drinks flow and the trio engages in a light conversation about the general goings-on of life.

Brett soon divulges his real reasons for wanting to see Jonathan at his home and with the truth that his job may slightly be in the balance, finally out in the open, things go from uncomfortable, to cringe worthy to completely awry in a hot minute. The suspicious air surrounding Madeline and Brett’s relationship to one another grows even thicker with apprehension as Jonathan’s better judgement is severely impaired and lines between professional and intimate are completely blurred. Jonathan’s fears for the worst are put to the test as he questions his marriage and his sanity in two acts.

In more ways than one, marriage is a certain death.

Read other dramas by Drew – The Back Seat – a drama about College Rape

Author: Drew Moyer

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama about suspected infidelity

Cast: 1 – f, 2 – m

Ages of the actors: All adult, late twenties to thirties

Suitable for: Adults – language and content

Length: 100 minutes

Set:   The interior of Jonathan and Madeline’s one bedroom apartment; specifically the living room, and half of a kitchenette, which is separated from the playing space by a high countertop. A couch and easy chair split center stage, with a matching coffee and end table set. A small lamp sits on one of the end tables. To the side, a portable bar, fully stocked with multiple liquors and rocks glasses. There is a medium-sized, decorative fountain in one corner of the room that is turned off. Many framed photographs are tastefully dispersed throughout the wall space, complimenting a large, prominently placed, classic analog clock.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – holding characters and building tension to a climax over two acts

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Copyright © 2016 Drew Moyer

Like this play? Other dramas about infidelity:

The Best Policy – her husband dies and she finds a ring in his pocket
The Associate – ten minute drama about how easily infidelity can happen
The Gold Locket – family drama – when your father dies and you discover he’s been having an affair

Tumbleweed – a Comedy Play set in the Wild West

comedy play set in the wild west

TUMBLEWEED – COMEDY PLAY SET IN THE WILD WEST

Tumbleweed tells the story of love, family, betrayal and murder in North West America. There’s a new sheriff in town and he may just be what the town of Bannack, Montana needs and desperately so. The outlaws, namely ‘The Innocents’ have one motive: gold. The gold is to be found, according to the ‘prophetic’ Chief Raging Bear, whose daughter has been kidnapped by ‘The Innocents’, on a creek and the outlaws will stop at nothing to get that land in this play set in the wild west.

When the previous sheriff is murdered amongst other townspeople by ‘The Innocents’, Calvin saves the life of the previous sheriff’s daughter, Jessie, in the nick of time. He is consequently shoved into the position of sheriff and begins work, together with the help of the Bannack’s best (and sometimes worst) on bringing ‘The Innocents’ to justice.

Read other plays by Brent Holland – the award winning Getting this Close – a teen drama about being in love with your best friend.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy play set in the Wild West

Cast: 9M, 10F

Ages of the actors: The play was written for a teen cast but can be played by adults as well

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and can be watched by everyone

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A Town in Montana in the time of the Wild West

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – large cast, crowd control

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Copyright © March 2018 Brent Holland and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others set in the Wild West you may enjoy:

Puss in Boots in the Wild West – pantomime script
The Pied Piper of Hawaii – a.k.a. trouble in the Wild West
The Blueberry Balladeer – script about some folks saving some blueberries

Day of all days – drama script about secrets and lies

drama script about secrets and lies

DAY OF ALL DAYS – DRAMA ABOUT SECRETS AND LIES

Jean is the perfect host and has planned a get together to celebrate their friends Diane and George’s 25-year partnership. Bringing everyone together has been a bit of a trial and things go wrong – the cake is destroyed in an accident involving Dan and Jean’s best friend, Karen. Their daughter Sarah’s boyfriend decides not to attend, Karen’s husband Harry prefers to support his football team and to cap it all George’s car breaks down, which results in the celebration being postponed to the following day in this drama about secrets and lies.

About 23 years ago Dan and Karen had an affair and Dan is unaware that a child, Chris, born of the relationship was adopted rather than aborted. Dan thinks that Jean, although aware of the relationship, knows nothing about the child and has been living under a cloud of guilt ever since. Everything goes wrong when Chris, now 22 years’ old arrives at the party.

Tension builds as other family members start to let their secrets out as well, culminating in the final arrival of the last guests of the evening!

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas – Deliverance – a play about Joan of Arc by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama about secrets and lies

Cast: 6M, 5F – cast of 11

Ages of the actors: Adults forties to fifties, their kids in their twenties

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: 120 minutes – Two hours

Set: Dan and Jean’s lounge hasn’t changed much from the late 1990’s, but it is homely, stylish to a degree and simply furnished and is part of a four-bedroom house in a semi-rural setting in middle class South of England.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 Building tension throughout to reach a peak at the end of two hours

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Copyright © November 2017 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family type dramas:

Memory Palace – poignant family drama about the family home
Check off in the sun – family drama about the passing away of a beloved family member
Riding a Peacock – African American family saga type drama

Saving Persephone – Modern Greek style comedy

modern Greek style comedy

SAVING PERSEPHONE – MODERN GREEK STYLE COMEDY

When you’re the God of the Underworld, you certainly have to live up to expectations and Hades is not one to let reputations slide. The plan: reinvigorate his status, the pawn: his wife, Persephone, the execution style: well… the execution of life itself. Knowing that the earth cannot thrive with Persephone otherwise ‘engaged’ Hades’ plan is the seemingly perfect way to garner the respect he seems to have misplaced-err or rather lost along the way.

For in this two act comedy we see how easy it is for a god to be forgotten and well Hades cannot tolerate that now can he? And if it takes a village of Alseids, Dryads, Hesperides, Nereids, Oreads, Pleiades, hell – even Zeus himself, to save the day then so be it. Hades will be waiting, in the Underworld, of course.

If you alter your perspective, holding the goddess of vegetation hostage is just a bit of fun!

Author: Meghan van Lelyveld

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Modern play with classic Greek characters, modern Greek style comedy

Cast: Main Characters – 1 – M, 1 – F. Total cast large: 35 – at least 10 non speaking roles included which can potentially be cut.

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: Teens up – ideal play for high school or community theatre

Length: 100 minutes

Set: The woods and the underworld. The set is often created by actors within the script which is quite interesting and lighting effects.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control

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Copyright © November 2017 Meghan van Lelyveld and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays with traditional Greek cast and characters:

Antigone – Greek Tragedy
Acrisius – modern classic Greek play
Thesius and Ariadne – modern classic Greek love story play

Anastasia Romanova – alternative history play about Russian Romanov dynasty

play about Russian Romanov dynasty

ANASTASIA ROMANOVA – ALTERNATIVE HISTORY PLAY ABOUT RUSSIAN ROMANOV DYNASTY

It is the final days of the rule of the Russian Romanov dynasty. Communism is taking hold and their power is growing. Against a backdrop of fake news and revolution, the grand duchess, Anastasia, plays a childish prank on her family, in which she swaps places with a scullery girl who looks like her. The game becomes serious when Anastasia masquerading as the servant is sent off to work in a factory while the family are murdered by the Communists.

Anastasia escapes from the factory and, helped by members of the clergy, after much hardship including prostitution, abortion and a mental breakdown survives in a broken down Germany and lives out her life there.  A romanticised tale that is still steeped in history, a tale of the last years of Anastasia Romanova. Play about Russian Romanov dynasty.

Other plays by Pilar – Santa’s Holiday – a South African comedy panto.

Author: Pilar Pringiers Spinnox

Type: Two act play, play about Russian Romanov dynasty

Genre: Drama, alternative history – a “what if she had escaped?” play

Cast: It needs a big cast: 23 M and 14-15 F

Ages of the actors: Suitable for high school up

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A few scene changes but easily accomplished as many are set outdoors and other require the use of simple furnishings like chairs.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 Needs competent direction and actors. A good lighting operator will help set the mood in the various scenes.

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Copyright © October 2017 Pilar Pringiers Spinnox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other alternate history plays and historical dramas

Teru’ah – alternate history drama with a different outcome years after world war two
Mersey Boys – screenplay about the Beatles – alternate history
Becoming Disappeared – short sci fi script set in a post apocalyptic world

Tales of Dark Imagination: The Many Ghosts of Doctor Lazarus

tales of dark imagination

TALES OF DARK IMAGINATION: THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR LAZARUS

If it’s ghostly services you require Lucinda Lazarus is your woman. Lucinda and her occasional shamanic partner, Victor Valiant, have gained some notoriety for their night work: getting rid of the wicked supernatural forces that torment unsuspecting folk.

In Tales of Dark Imagination, Lucinda recounts some standout cases that both she and Victor have been called on to investigate. In act one, Abigail Prescott, director of Foxmoor School for girls, enlists the help of Lucinda and Victor after a ghost she has become accustomed to, starts behaving violently towards the inhabitants of Foxmoor.

Act two sees Lucinda and Victor learning that in some instances, life truly does imitate art and act three puts Lucinda in the middle of a ghastly love triangle that ends as ghostly tales tend to. All in a day’s work for the minders of the mysterious metaphysical and The Many Ghosts of Lucinda Lazarus.

If you sit on their graves, they will not sleep. An adaptation of a story by Edgar Allen Poe – “The Oval Portrait.”

Read about playwright David Schmidt. Read chapter one of Tales of Dark Imagination: The Golden Raven Society.

Author: David Schmidt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Ghost story, horror

Cast: Mains: 1F 1M. (6F, 2M)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Older teens and adults to watch and perform

Length: 60 minutes

Set: The description of the set can be found in the opening of each play. It is one stationary set each show using different set pieces to make it look different. This makes for an easy production to put on. It can, of course, be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Act 1: The walls of the chamber are made of polished wood. UC is an archway with a staircase leading up. DR is a writing table. C is a sofa and an overstuffed chair. Entrances and exits are made from the archway.
Act 2: The walls of the chamber here are made of polished wood. UC is an archway leading on and off stage. R of the archway is a cold fireplace. Hanging above the fireplace is an oval portrait of a beautiful young woman. C is a sofa. DR of the sofa is a writing desk.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building a climax

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Copyright © August 2017 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this scary play? Other ghost stories for you to shiver through:

The Release of Theodore Marlow – when your love beckons from beyond the grave
Victims of the Forest – medieval ghostly scary plays
the witch’s cackle – scary ghost play for Halloween

Transcendental Exercises – drama script about a marriage falling apart

script about a marriage falling apart

TRANSCENDENTAL EXERCISES – DRAMA SCRIPT ABOUT A MARRIAGE FALLING APART

In Transcendental Exercises we are introduced to the Goodall family. Harold – a surgeon, his wife Louise and their soon-to-be divorced son Albert. Harold is a forthright and practical man, void of any
agendas, Louise is, well, special or rather, one who would find ease in even the most uncomfortable situations, while their son Albert walks and talks according to the wisdom of his own inner voice (a
sign to some of madness) in this drama script about a marriage falling apart.

Perhaps the madness within is what attracted Albert to his soon-to-be ex wife Jennifer who pays the Goodall family one last visit before she makes her grand exit. As most young women are, Jennifer is volatile, passionate, mischievous, emotional, impetuous and fearless (a perfect villain) and she has one last seed to sew in the lives of the ‘’family’’ she was once a part of.

The seed is one of doubt. For it only takes the tiniest dose to set an entire world on fire. A dose that might confirm Louise’s hunch that her husband’s relationship with her daughter-in-law is
inappropriate, a dose that might get Harold thinking seriously about the random men who visit Albert, a dose that may confirm Harold’s suspicions about Albert’s character as one that is weak and
insignificant. It is the last card that Jennifer will play and she won’t even be around to see the consequences of her dalliance with said, doubt.

To call their lives a mess would be unreasonable. To call it human nature, would be logical.

Transcendental Exercises has been produced at the Corner Theatre in Baltimore. I feel this play is the very best play of George’s we have published on Off The Wall Plays. 

Read about playwright George Freek. Other plays by George – You do what you can – a parody on Macbeth.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Drama script about a marriage falling apart

Type:The play is written in four scenes so how it is played can be at the director’s discretion. Breaking it into two acts of two scenes each would be logical.

Length: 80 minutes

Cast: Mains: 2M 2F and a two small parts – 2M (can be played by the same actor)

Ages of the actors: Adults – two older, two younger (young man)

Suitable for: Adults only – references to sex.

Set: Harold and Louise’s Living room in a Midwestern City of 160,000.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the play has a twist at the end which makes how the lines are performed throughout the play quite interesting.

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Copyright © August 2017 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas for you to enjoy:

Memory Palace a family drama spanning generations
Irish Jack – family drama comedy about marrying outside your culture
The Best policy – drama about the death of a spouse who you then suspect of having an affair

The Seven Suits – Funny Science Fiction Teen Play

funny science fiction teen play

THE SEVEN SUITS –  FUNNY SCIENCE FICTION TEEN PLAY

In a never seen before plot (in a stage play, that is), extremely evil aliens plan to invade Earth and do away with silly mankind once and for all. However, all is now lost. Good aliens plan to stop them by creating 7 suits which endow wearers with superhuman powers. They select 7 humans who would best make use of the suits, people who represent the very best of humanity. But before the suits can be distributed, the extremely evil aliens thwart their plans and wipe out all but one of the good guys.

Luckily the single survivor manages to give the suits to 7 very ordinary teens out camping. These seven teens carry the very fate of humanity. Will they work out how to use the suits and defeat the extremely evil aliens or is earth doomed to be destroyed forever? Find out – in this week’s  funny science fiction play:

“THE SEVEN SUITS!”

Other comedies by Brent – The way out – a comedy about escaping from the loony bin

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Funny science fiction teen play

Type: Two-act play

Length: 2 hours and forty five minutes

Cast:  5 baddies, teens 3F 4M, Bountyhunters 3M 2F, 4 goodies

Ages of the actors: Teens to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch, Teens and older to perform

Set: Press conference, Lab, Woods

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – great fun for both performers and the audience

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Copyright © August 2017 Brent Holland and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other cool fun plays of a similar genre:

Goddle – science fiction comedy scripts
Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure
Alien Research – funny play for primary school

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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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 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

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

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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Cost is $7.50 for this editor’s choice digital play script.

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

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The Way Out – Two-Act Comedy about Escaping from the Loony Bin

two act comedy about escaping from the loony bin

THE WAY OUT – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT ESCAPING FROM THE LOONY BIN

It could not get any worse. Not only was Steve committed to a sanatorium against his will and (cough) better judgement, he’d lost custody of his only daughter and his conniving wife Genia was
dead set on taking his fortune for herself. It seemed the odds were truly against him as the judge who had him committed (and re-committed) was less reasonable than most, the doctors and
therapists at the coo-coo place seemed hard of hearing and his own sanity was living on a prayer. It was clear to Steve; he would almost certainly rot in Westview Residence unless he did something…
and soon… and drastic! His only option: to put his faith in his fellow ‘prisoners’, create a flawless escape plan and hope the sun shone brightly on the ‘crazy ones’ at Westview.

And Steve’s worst nightmare became his wildest dream in this comedy about escaping from the loony bin!

Other plays by Brent Holland (Getting This Close – one act high school romantic comedy)

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Two-act comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 9M, 12F. The smaller parts like prison guards can most likely be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Older teen and adult

Suitable for: Teen and adults upward to perform and to watch

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Three scenes – a coutroom, a doctor’s office and then the common room of Westview Residence common area, which has a television, sofa, chairs, a chessboard and other amenities.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a really fun well written script for both the actors and the cast to enjoy!

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Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice two-act comedy

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Copyright © Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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