Category Archives: Plays in 2 acts

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

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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Like this play? Other fun two-act comedies for you to enjoy:

Anniversaries – two-act comedy about a failing hotel
Don’t Say You’re Harry – two act farce about some jewel thieves. Called John Smith.
Hot Air- romantic comedy scripts

The Lady of the Lake Murder – a murder mystery script

murder mystery script

THE LADY OF THE LAKE MURDER – A MURDER MYSTERY SCRIPT

It is the annual meeting of the Shadow Council, a group of powerful immortals headed by Merlin. Among the chartered members of the Council are Morgan le Fay, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot and Niniane, the infamous Lady of the Lake. Also in attendance are three young Wardens assigned to protect an immortal charge. Unfortunately, The Lady of the Lake had been murdered in this Arthurian murder mystery script.

It was (almost) a perfect murder. The tracks were (mostly) covered up. The Lady of the Lake, Nianine had not been seen a while(ish) and the council of Immortals; his serene magicness Merlin, her royal, dark highness Queen Guinevere, her royal lover Sir Lancelot and a beautiful Morgan Le Fay; would (most likely) be certainly happy to hear of Nianine’s death. The happiness amongst the Immortals would (probably) be ten-fold as they are forbidden from killing one another and so none could be charged with the crime. So who did it then? The Inquisitor is about to find out and he’s happy to have us in on the inquisition as the investigation unfolds and a certain Warden may become a ward of the fates.

As the time for the meeting draws near and the immortals begin to gather it comes to light that each of the immortals has a grudge against Niniane, including her own Warden. When it is learned Niniane has been murdered, beheaded with Excalibur, an artifact entrusted to her Warden accusations begin to fly and it becomes the responsibility of the Councils Chief Inquisitor, a stereotypical police investigator, to learn the truth and bring the murderer to justice. The penalty for this crime is death.

The Lady of the Lake Murder is a mystery steeped in Arthurian Lore drawn from the works of Mallory and the Vulgate Cycle.

Read about playwright David Schmidt. Other scripts – The Dark Chronicles of the Golden Raven Society: A horror script by David

Author: David Schmidt

Genre: Murder mystery script, whodunit

Type: Two act play

Cast: 4M, 4F but the inquisitor can also be played by a F instead of a M.

Ages of the actors: Adult – young adults to older

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 45 – 60 minutes

Set: The secret chamber of the Shadow Council. UP LEFT CENTER is a large stone fireplace. Heavy wooden doors on each side of the fireplace lead into and out of the chamber. CENTER is a small, round table draped with a purple and black table cloth that goes to the ground. In the center of the table is a clawed plinth with a crystal ball on top of it. Behind the table, set in a semi-circle, are four throne-like chairs. The center two chairs are larger than the two that flank them. A fire appears to be glowing in the fireplace.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a lovely mix of a typical hard-boiled whodunit detective story and mythical characters

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Copyright © March 2017 David Schmidt and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits for you to enjoy:

Parlor City Noir – a Film Noir classic whodunit script
Mascot Masquerade – a whodunit play set at a masked ball
Murder and other fun things

Killers with Benefits – funny crime script (or who is about to do it)

funny crime script

KILLERS WITH BENEFITS – FUNNY CRIME SCRIPT (OR – WHO IS ABOUT TO DO IT)

It’s a dark and stormy night, and the young, attractive, married Mandy is all alone at home (except for her security guard and live in maid, of course) sipping a long island iced tea when the announcement comes over the radio. A dangerous convict has escaped and is at large in the area. A moment later, the lights go out and somebody unknown takes her hostage. He’s armed, soaking wet and … well not quite as dangerous looking as you’d expect.

Featuring everything you’d expect from a funny crime script. A body in the bathtub! An escaped convict! A philandering husband! A cheating wife and her lover! A nefarious plot by more than one party to get rid of the other and by the end of the play, utter chaos.

Read about playwright Tony Broadwick. Other plays by Tony – Death’s no laughing matter.

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, funny crime script

Type: Short two-act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Cast: Eleven: 4F, 7M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: To view – all ages. To perform – adult but could be done by older teens

Set: Living room of an upper-middle class family. Furniture reminds one of IKEA –functional, minimalist, and characterless. Two watercolor paintings on the wall are an ostentatious attempt at emulating “The Water Lilies” – A failed attempt at best. Stage right, an over-sized, frosted glass door, is the main entrance door to the house. Three other doors upstage open into the kitchen, the master bedroom, and a guests’ bathroom. Two big windows, one close to the entry door reveals a fichus hedge in the distance, and the second window between two doors shows a street lamppost and a part of the hedge. Floor-length curtains hang on each side of the windows.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – chaos at the end of the script

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Copyright © February 2017 Tony Broadwick and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts:

All in the past – period whodunit play
The Mysterious death of Christine Wilde
Why shoot your husband – ten minute drama scripts

The Golden Years – Comedy script for seniors

comedy script for seniors

THE GOLDEN YEARS – COMEDY SCRIPT FOR SENIORS

The ‘Golden Years,’ a short comedy script for seniors, captures a day in the life of the seniors at the local senior centre. From the regular Tuesday game of Euchre (or is it Pinochle?) to the complaints to management about the blocked toilet, the bus that was supposed to take them all to WalMart but hasn’t arrived yet, to the slightly hopeful older gentleman trying to get a date, and failing horribly, this short script, by a mature writer will amuse anyone who has been, is or knows anyone senior.

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play, two scenes

Genre: One act comedy

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 8M 9F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Over 65

Suitable for: All ages but aimed at a mature audience

Set: Simple set – some tables or desks and chairs

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – nice play for a play reading

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Copyright © February 2017 John Schall and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for mature casts and actors:

A Love, Never Forgotten – humorous drama for mature actors
The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy for seniors and one younger male
The Duel – ten minute short comedy about two older knights who challenge each other to a duel

Teru ‘ah – a Jewish political drama script

Jewish political drama script

Teru’ah – Jewish political drama script

How to sow the seeds of a Jewish genocide? It’s a tricky business of course and in Teru’ah it is a business that seems to have taken over the world… or in this case the world that matters. For the seeds of Jewish genocide require the world’s utmost attention. For the Jewish question is a question of everything; a question of Israel, a question for all time, a question of all people and a question of the state of our very own minds.

The real question that these people ask is this: What is a Jew? Not who. What. A simple word that takes the soul or humanity out of the equation. And as in life, this two act drama untangles this question and many others to leave us with the most important one:

What counts as genocide?

Teru’ah is a alternate history play script set in a post 9-11 world that examines the age old question of how genocide can come to pass. It also explores the fictional situation in which Israel is a power that the rest of the world is beginning to rebel against. An explosive script that deals with events leading up to a  new world war.

Read other topical plays:  By The Rivers of Babylon  by playwright David Greenberg.

Author: David Greenberg

Type: Two act play

Genre:  Jewish Political drama script

Cast: Cast of eleven. Main Characters: 4 – M, 3 – F

Ages of the actors: All adult, a few in their twenties, but most in their forties or fifties

Suitable for: PG 12 (Language)

Length: Two hours

Set: The stage is arranged with tables and chairs to accommodate a variety of similar scenes: Morton’s apartment, Zak’s apartment, the faculty lounge, an office etc. The front of the stage has a street lamp at one end. Sometimes we will meet on the street.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging play that builds in political tension and deals with an uncomfortable subject matter.

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Copyright © January 2017 David Greenberg and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political plays you may enjoy:

Shadow Government – American political drama script
Where’s Mr M? two act alternate history sci-fi playscript
Waiting for Nelson – South African political scripts

Enchanted – plays for junior high

 

ENCHANTED – PLAYS FOR JUNIOR HIGH

In Enchanted, our favourite fairy tale princesses Cindi, Jasmine, Ariel, Ru, Belle and Snow are in desperate need of the right knight upon a mighty steed, to come to their aid in defeating the Wicked
Witch. Enter Ben (10) and Jesse (13) – two young boys. Not what you would call knights exactly, well, to be honest they are not knights at all but they are boy scouts, thank you very much and honourable even amongst real men. In this two act comedy, alliances are made, promises are broken, nasty minions are duped and good must conquer evil once again! Let’s just hope it happens before Jesse and Ben become the fairy tale itself. Plays for junior high.

Enliven, enthrall, enchant!

Author: Prince Duren

Type: Two act play, plays for junior high

Genre: Adventure, teens

Cast: Main Characters: 2 – M, 4 – F. Total cast of 15 – 2F and 7N (smaller parts may be doubled)

Ages of the actors: 10 – 14

Suitable for: Kids aged 10-15

Length: One and half hours

Set: The enchanted forest

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – full length play for younger actors

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Copyright © January 2017 Prince Duren and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for older kids and younger teens:

Alice in Football land – take Alice in Wonderland and put her on a football field
Launching a Kid’s comedy club – book of skits
The lost treasure map – pantomime with pirates!

The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy

funny large cast comedy script

THE TEN MINUTE HAMLET – VERY FUNNY LARGE CAST COMEDY SCRIPT

Meet Miguel Hernandez. He is the protagonist of this funny large cast comedy script. When young Miguel is sentenced to community service at an old folks home he initially thinks he’s up for yet another colossal waste of his life. After a few minutes there, he learns very quickly that The Aurora Arms retirement home houses anything but waste. Aurora is the dwelling of a dynamic bunch of retirees who would rather spend their time spending it for goodness sake! They are not dead, yet!

Accepting that he won’t get away with murder, excuse the pun, Miguel realizes fast that it is not only he that needs some rehabilitating… and that’s where Hamlet saunters in. You see Hamlet is Miguel’s buddy, a heartrending figure in the young convict’s life, one who takes his time, is quite popular and inspires many with his reach. Hamlet is a play. And Miguel is going to direct this emotionally compelling and almost too influential
Shakespearean tragedy with the use of Aurora Arms retirement homes’ residents. Oh, and in ten minutes.

Author: Sharon Talbot

Type: Two-act comedy, large cast comedy script

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Mains: 2 – F, 1- M, total cast of 14 characters

Ages of the actors: Two around 20, two 40-50’s and the rest over 60.

Suitable for: All ages, also ideal for play readings for mature casts

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Upstate New York, the Day Room of The Aurora Arms, a retirement village

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic timing and characterization

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Copyright © December 2016 Sharon Talbot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at our other Shakespearean offerings:

Cuckold – ten minute period piece
You do what you can – parody on Macbeth
Prelude to Macbeth – modern Shakespearean plays

By the Rivers of Babylon – American Drama script

 American drama script

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON –  American  Drama Script

It’s a small community, really, between two rivers to be exact, in Kentucky State. It is not much, but it’s theirs … or rather it was. In ‘’By the Rivers of Babylon” the  community of this quaint albeit thriving town is facing eviction by land developers, or is it the government, or rather big business.  Does it even matter whom? In this two act American drama script, the relationship between ‘the land’ and its ownership is explored through the eyes of wives, sons and grandpa’s, as families turn their faces up to a darkened sky of what was hope. The citizens of Kentucky’s ‘Babylon’ are in essence facing the firmament of ‘coulda’, ‘woulda’, ‘shoulda’ three words so tightly wound in regret that their chances of moving on both physically and emotionally from the land are as wide as it is a small community really, between two rivers to be exact.

“If we ever owned the land we own it still, for we never sold it…” – Native American Chief Joseph-Nez Perce

By the Rivers of Babylon was given two dramatic readings; one in Cincinnati and one in Hawaii. Read other topical plays by David Clear as clear – play about cowboys and the take over of Native American lands

Author: David Greenberg

Genre:  American Drama Script

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Main Characters: 3 – M, 2 – F Whole cast: 8M, 3F

Ages of the actors: All adult, many older.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two hours

Set: Various – the kitchen is central and various outdoor scenes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – colloquial accents and mannerisms – getting them right

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Copyright © November 2016 David Greenberg and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays:

Riding a Peacock – African American family drama
Dislocations -m one act drama about a black man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time
Faith – a religious drama about an abused woman

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The Back Seat – Drama play about rape

play about rape

THE BACK SEAT – DRAMA PLAY ABOUT RAPE

It’s easy, as life.

Doubt. It can be the smallest seed of the stuff but sometimes that is all it takes; the smallest seed sewn with the intent to do irreparable damage or unravel an inconvenient truth. In The Back Seat, a
two act drama play about rape, ‘inconvenience’ is the word as four young adults – Grace, Andy, Evan and Penny – face the callous truths about themselves and each other, on a planned weekend to Las Vegas that should have been fun.

Instead, a love quadrangle develops and to embellish it, Andy’s looming rape trial comes to light as the seriousness of what he faces casts an indubitable dark cloud over the planned getaway. Andy seems to believe the charges he faces will not stick. Penny is too high strung to think clearly enough, Evan believes Andy is guilty and Grace? Grace’s judgement is the most important to Andy, Evan and Penny but even she cannot deny how years of taking the easier path through life is more attractive, easy, clean, and … not inconvenient.

Author: Drew Moyer

Type: Two-act drama

Genre: Drama play about rape

Cast: Cast of four – 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Early twenties

Suitable for: Adults

Set: The interior of a rest stop, eastern Arizona, just west of Winslow. A
dusty Plexiglas display of Arizona wildlife, safety tips, etc. is mounted on one side; on the other, a frayed Arizona state flag. The rest of the wall space is taken up by brochure-sized travel maps, bulletin boards with local advertisements, etc. To either side, men’s and women’s restrooms, split by a water fountain, up-center. Center stage, a large wooden island, meant as a communal bench. As a whole, the room should look as though it hasn’t been tended to in some time—dusty, unkempt, abandoned. The action in the play may very well be the rest stop’s first visit in
several weeks.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – dealing with a sensitive subject

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Copyright © October 2016 Drew Moyer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramas dealing with sensitive issues:

The happy Hornbill – play about domestic abuse
Ladykillers – three monologues by women who kill
Survivors include – one act teen drama about suicide

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The rat trap – large cast comedy farce

large cast comedy farce

THE RAT TRAP – LARGE CAST COMEDY FARCE

Lord Arthur Harringway has a tricky problem. He’s just been given twenty four hours to live. Naturally this presents somewhat of a conundrum to him. The most pressing part of the conundrum is his annoying fortune.  Because he has to leave it to somebody. But to whom?

Not one of his relations is at all nice. In fact, the thought of leaving his money to any of them makes him turn in his grave (well nearly.) His relations are so odious that he devises a plan to trick them into thinking that he’s going to give all his money to them and punish them once and for all for all the trouble they’ve caused him in this large cast comedy farce.

He comes up with a cunning plan and that very night, summons all his relations to his mansion and sets them a task: Whoever can find the elusive portrait of his great aunt Agatha will be the sole heir to all his fortune. But where is the portrait? And who else knows of its existence…….

A large cast comedy farce in two acts with the best and worst of family, double crossing and mistresses.

Read about playwright Claire Demmer. Other best selling comedies (farces) (Don’t say you’re Harry) by Claire

Author: Claire Demmer

Genre: Large cast comedy farce

Type: Two act play

Cast: 5M, 5F, cast of ten

Ages of the actors: Adults from their twenties up to as old as you like

Length: 90-100 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The office of Sir Arthur Harringway the third. A sombre gentleman’s room with a large desk with drawer at an angle facing the audience SR, as well as a sofa and a few smaller armchairs SL. A drinks cabinet is upstage from the sofa. There is a door right upstage leading to the house and a door left upstage leading upstairs to the bedrooms. There is a wall safe behind a large painting between the two doors. The door to an en suite WC opens SL.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving elements of farce. A trick painting that swings up and down would need to be sturdily installed. Permission is given to modify the painting or use an alternative prop.

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Copyright © September 2016 Claire Demmer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two-act comedies and farces:

Leak in the En Suite – classic British Sex farce
The Mayhem Motel – two act American Farce
Lofty Larceny – hysterical two-act comedy about an insurance scam gone wrong

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The Lost Treasure Map – pantomime about pirates! Aargh!

pantomime about pirates

THE LOST TREASURE MAP – PANTOMIME ABOUT PIRATES

An island plays host to a group of keen yet ignorant child travellers as well as fearsome, bloodthirsty pirates in this pantomime about other group’s existence,  and both are desperate for a leader who may yet turn a disappointing start to a ‘quest’ into a true adventue and most importantly both are now in the market for lost treasure…

When the two groups finally face off, they are met with the possibility that they may have much more in common with each other than they previously thought! If that doesn’t beat lost treasure, what does? If that does not call for a song, then shiver me timbers!

Note: The script contains suggestions for various songs to be used throughout the play, but the use of these songs in the script is at the director’s discretion and the use of the script does not automatically entitle players to use the music without contacting the relevant authorities for performance rights for the songs chosen.  Songs can also be changed at the director’s discretion, as is traditional in pantomime.

Author: Keiran Nimmo

Genre: Pantomime about pirates

Type: Two act play

Cast: Children/explorers 5F 2M, Pirates: 8M (one is the dame, typically a male in female’s clothing) but in panto, male parts can often be played by female actors.

Ages of the actors: Children to adults

Suitable for: Children, all ages

Length: 70 – 80 minutes

Set: Pirate’s hideout, The beach, and some parts are performed in front of the curtains

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Characterization.

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Copyright © September 2016 Keiran Nimmo and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes and full children’s plays for you to enjoy:

Brookland’s blooming cats – musical for primary school
Wotcha! Gotcha! Victorian steampunk panto Alice in Wonderland
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – traditional British Pantomime

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Where’s Mr M – two act science fiction playscript

WHERE’S MR M? TWO ACT SCIENCE FICTION PLAYSCRIPT

science fiction playscript

Is it a conspiracy? Or just a product of an overactive imagination? In the United States, a secret corporation exists whose sole aim is to to foster the United State’s utter dependence on fossil fuels.

They’re greedy, corrupt and have absolute power. To do whatever they want. They control the government. And they’re building vast underground concentration camps connected by a railway network in which to incarcerate all opponents. Or are they? Workers on the project who become suspicious or even curious disappear without a trace as do many of their contacts outside the project. Other contacts are subjected to physical or mental psychological programming or are harassed by the police. But it can’t be true? Surely? What’s true and isn’t is hotly debated by the characters in the play. But don’t let your suspicions get too public. Or you might just …..

Greg Miller discovers their secret, one  that threatens the existence of the entire human race. But what he does not anticipate is how much of a pawn he has become in the mother of all mass mind control missions. It is up to Greg to save the world although he can barely save his marriage, and as time starts to slip through his fingers he must face the facts that time itself was his undoing long before he knew what he knows now…

Where’s Mr M is a two act science fiction playscript with creepy Orwellian overtones. It shows the possibility of there being something far more sinister than people think out there, governing everyone’s daily lives. The sub-plots contribute to the development of the play as the characters argue amongst themselves as to the validity of their suspicions and fall foul of the plotters. But, is it real or is it a nightmare? Even at the end one is never quite sure. The sub-plots will each strike a chord with different audience members thus generating a lot of robust discussion afterwards.

Author: John-Paul Brennan

Genre: Science fiction playscript

Type: Two-act play, screenplay (The play has been workshopped on stage but is written in the style of a screen play so can easily fit into both genres)

Cast: 2M 1F main cast. Many smaller roles (at least twenty) exist throughout the play. They can also be played by more than one actor.

Ages of the actors: Teenage to adult.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 90 minutes

Set: If produced as a stage play, a black box set is advised because of the scene changes, possibly with back projection to set the new scene and do the effects.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 The play requires a largish cast and, because of the frequent scene changes, imaginative and competent set designers.

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Copyright © August 2016 John-Paul Brennan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other sci fi, political and conspiracy theory plays for your enjoyment:

Shadow Government – tense political thriller script
2093 – science fiction screenplay set in the year 2093
Boy – 1 – science fiction play for teens

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Mascot Masquerade – a whodunit comedy play

whodunit comedy play

MASCOT MASQUERADE – A WHODUNIT COMEDY PLAY

In this whodunit comedy play, five theme park mascots arrive, (in costume, of course), as the guests of honor at a special dinner party hosted by an eccentric billionaire and his proud but temperamental butler. In order to share in the million dollar prize for attending this party, the theme party mascots must confess to their child-cruelty sins and beg forgiveness. However that becomes a moot point right after they “accidentally” kill their eccentric billionaire host. In Mascot Masquerade, a unique comedic whodunit by Mark aloysius Kenneally, secrets are revealed but complications arise and things immediately go from bad to terribly worse. Just because they’re mascots, doesn’t mean they’re always nice. Is there a motive underneath one of those masks?

This play is an homage and a tribute, not only to the wonderful murder mystery plays of Agatha Christie and other writers of that ilk, but to other classic spoofs on the genre, e.g. the movies Murder by Death and Clue. It should be staged with that in mind.

MASCOT MASQUERADE got an Honorable Mention in the McLaren Memorial Comedy Play Writing Competition in 2015.

Read about playwright Mark Kenneally. Other comedies (Moose tracks – a dark comedy about family and murder) by Mark.

Author: Mark aloysius Kenneally

Genre: Whodunit comedy play

Length: Two – two and a half hours

Cast: Cast of seven: 4M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult – one of the characters is an elderly man.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: This play was written with stage directions that indicate a two level set with an upstairs, downstairs and spiral staircase, however, these are not an integral part of the story and therefore a single level set can be used. The only real things necessary for this play are lots of doors for entrances and exits offstage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving the feel of the murder mystery genre yet conveying the comedy overlying it

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Copyright © July 2016 Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits for you to enjoy:

Murder and Other Fun Things – whodunit play script
Guilty party – whodunit three act farce
All in the past – a murder mystery set in 1930’s Shanghai

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Something’s Got to Give – two act suburban family comedy play

two act suburban family comedy play

SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE – TWO ACT SUBURBAN FAMILY COMEDY PLAY

Children are a gift from God. Alcohol ensures they remain so.

Henry Goodman, his wife Monica and their two daughters Denise and Danielle are typical average householders with 2.5 kids and a house in the suburbs. And they have a strict ritual. This ritual takes place in the family’s living room, usually after a hard day of school for Danielle, work for the parents and well, uh, newly-wed life for ‘damsel of drama’ Denise. The ritual begins when Monica asks her beloved husband to fix her an alcoholic beverage, which he does. He also mixes himself something strong too. This happens every evening.

But one day, things fall apart. In Something’s Got to Give, (a two act suburban family comedy play) we are thrust into the drama of everyday life unraveling fast and furiously as everything that could go wrong and right in a couple of hours, does. Throw in the police, illegal drugs, a car accident or two or more and we have to ask if it would be fair to blame their daughters? Teenage Danielle who wants to fit in? Wildcard Denise who married when she thought she was pregnant and might still be, but can’t be sure? The answers for Henry and his wife are easier to bear with a martini glass in hand. Perhaps, the answers themselves lie in said glass.

Read about author George Freek. Other comedies (Don’t bank on it) by George.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Family comedy play

Type: Two act play

Cast: 3 – M, 3 – F

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged actors, three in their twenties, one in high school

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 80 minutes

Set: The scene is the Goodman’s living room, conventional, but neat. Front entrance is in the rear: a small bar and door to the kitchen, right, a door to bedrooms, left.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun zany comedy by an award winning author.

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Copyright © July 2016 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act family comedies for your enjoyment:

Heir to a Misfortune – short two act farce
Monty’s Mouthwatering Moments – British comedy set in a bistro
Moose Tracks – dark comedy about a series of missing boyfriends, and a suspicious looking family…

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The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis – comedy about bank robbery

comedy about bank robbery

THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY HOSTAGE CRISIS – COMEDY ABOUT BANK ROBBERY

When a gang of notorious bank robbers hold up the local bank in a small town in North Carolina, they don’t realise that, being a small town, the only person with a key to the vault is the manager and it’s his day off. Things go even more wrong when they find they’re surrounded by the police, with no manager and no money and a woman inside the bank who is about to go into labour. Not to mention the old age pensioner who’s day has been completely ruined because she’s going to miss her hair appointment. Or the undercover cop.

Other comedies (The Mayhem motel – two act American farce) by Landen Swain.

A short two-act comedy about bank robbery for a large cast.

Author: Landen Swain

Type: Two act comedy

Genre: Situational comedy about bank robbery

Cast: 8-9M, 6F

Ages of the actors: Adult to old age pensioner

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 45-50 minutes

Set: A bank in fictional Orvell, North Carolina, nine in the morning. The bank door is found S.L. Opposite the door on S.R. is the bank teller’s booth, back wall has three doors, from S.R. to S.L., Vault, backroom, bathroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – situational comedy and characterization

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis

Copyright © July 2016 Landen Swain and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act comedies for large casts:

Anniversaries – two act comedy about rescuing a failing hotel
Fishwrap – comedy about a small town newspaper
Heir to a misfortune – short two act farce

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