Category Archives: Plays in 2 acts

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

A Snitch in Time – Time travelling script for teens and community theatre

TIME TRAVELLING SCRIPT FOR TEENS

A SNITCH IN TIME – TIME TRAVELLING SCRIPT FOR TEENS

“My name is May. I was born not far from here. It wasn’t that long ago. Maybe you’ve seen me around? But then again, you probably haven’t. Why? Well, officially, I don’t exist. You could call me invisible, in a way.  For want of a better word. And ironically, you’d be right.”

When May accidentally discovers she can see hidden time travellers, and rescues Anne Frank who has been brought to our time, she is immediately recruited to “The Agency” – the top secret government agency that controls time travel. Her mission: To go back in time and  alter events or retrieve famous people who otherwise would have died. From JFK to Anne Boleyn, to Nazi Germany – it all turns out well. Until it doesn’t. When May and her partner, Roger return with Anne Boleyn, the world has changed. A leak in time has occurred – one that forever alters the fabric of reality. The Nazi’s won.

They’re the only ones that know the truth. And they’re the only ones who can do anything about it in this script for teens.  A great class or play for youth theatre.

Read other plays by playwright Claire Demmer – The Rat Trap – a comic farce involving a greedy family, a dying old man and a ‘priceless’ work of art!

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Genre: Comedy, adventure, script for teens

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Total thirty actors. Speaking roles: 13-14M, 8-9F.  Certain roles are less gender specific, for example, Nazi’s could be either male or female. 

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Two hours

Set: The stage is divided into three areas – the main stage, a platform to the front of the stage and another platform to the right or left of it. The main area and the platform downstage have scene changes whereas the platform to the side is always the main office of headquarters with a number of desks behind which sit the workers typing away and answering phones. A map of the world is on the wall behind the office. The Nazi flag is hung there as well during the second act. Scene changes in the other two areas remain simple and occur during other scenes to allow the play to flow. The ‘time field’ can be created using lighting and sound effects, or even basic LED lights switched on and off.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Effects, scenery and costumes. As they travel all through time, the main actors do have some costume and scene changes but these are also really fun for the players as well!

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Copyright © November 2018 Claire Demmer and Off The wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other time travelling and adventure plays for you to enjoy:

Shadows of time – screenplay about finding true love. Forty years before your time
Explain the handcuffs. A time travelling adventure
Unhappily ever after – what would have happened if Snow white lost?

Beside the Kitchen Table – ghost and horror script

ghost and horror script

BESIDE THE KITCHEN TABLE – GHOST AND HORROR SCRIPT

Michael is Lily’s last hope. You see, she’s a ghost and has been for fourteen years. In this two-act drama, her haunt is the large kitchen of the Baker household and Michael is the son of Paul and Laura Baker. Lily has a score to settle and no one else but Michael is able to help her at this point. Robbed of her life at such a young age (she was a teenager) and unable to go on, Lily has spent her time trying to connect with the family that last saw her alive. While trying to be ‘’seen’’ she learns that she may yet have another chance at some things that were taken from her. As Lily and Michael grow closer, she reveals that she didn’t just disappear and that she was raped and murdered, right on the kitchen table where the family now sits in this ghost and horror script.

As for everything else she has missed out on, it isn’t up to her to decide what happens next but luckily for her, a ghost has another way to serve a helping of vengeance: her hands are cold and so is the heart that no longer beats. Thus, she must use the human to enact her revenge….

I’ll be here…
waiting…

Read about British playwright Jasper Kent.

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Author: Jasper Kent

Type: Two act play

Genre: Ghost and horror script, drama

Cast: Cast of Seven: 4F 3M. Main Characters: 2 M, 1 F

Ages of the actors: Teen and adult

Suitable for: Older Teens up – violence

Length: Two hours

Set: The action takes place in 1986. There is a single set: a kitchen in a family house in the countryside of southern England. A large wooden table is centre stage. There are exits to the garden and to the rest of the house.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the play starts slowly then culminates in a climax and building the tension throughout the play together with a sense of unease is what will make it work beautifully.

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Like this play? Other plays you may also enjoy – both thrilling and ghostly

Crossword – award winning British play about friendship. And murder
Tales of dark imagination: The many ghosts of Dr Lazarus
The Price of a Ghost – a dead son sent to Iraq haunts his father’s house with a dreadful purpose

The retirement of the witches of Ipswich – British comedy plays

British comedy

THE RETIREMENT OF THE WITCHES OF IPSWICH – BRITISH COMEDY PLAYS

Molly, Agnes and Moira have put their wands away as per the conditions of their retirement. They must abide by the rules set out by the Elder Wood Retirement Home for Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and Window Cleaners and duly enforced by the staff including the hard-headed Matron. Tricksters by nature, the ‘rules’ have hardly stopped the trio from engaging in some light fun at the expense of the other inhabitants of the Home – especially Bill (a retired window cleaner) – or the naïve staff in this British comedy.

In their old age, they see no reason to hang up their broomsticks and stop enjoying the adventurous side of life and soon enough they find themselves in a haunted and old theatre, looking for mischief. They encounter some less-than-scary ghosts who decide to get in on the fun of having the witches’ toy with the residents of Elder Wood… It really is all fun and games until the truth about window cleaners retiring in the same residences as witches, comes to light.

If the cauldron bubbles, it usually spells some trouble.

Read about British playwright Owen Lewis. Other plays by Owen – The Astounding Works of Simon Trout.

Author: Owen Lewis

Type:  Two-act play

Genre: British comedy plays

Length: One hour

Cast: 4F, 2M, 4N and children who come to visit

Ages of the actors:  Four retirement aged, 6 adults and some children

Suitable for: All ages to watch and mixed ages to perform

Set: The action takes place in Elder Wood Retirement Home for Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and Window Cleaners in Ipswich. A few sofas and tables for people to sit on should be dotted around

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – not too long and quite funny. Characterization is important. A nice amdram play or great play for play readings

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Like this play? Others like it:

The Golden Years – comedy script for seniors
A Love – Never Forgotten – humorous drama for mature actors
THE ten minute Hamlet – comedy about a young man doing community service who tries to get the local seniors to stage Hamlet

Cinderella, The Pantomime – Panto Cinderella script

Panto Cinderella script

CINDERELLA, THE PANTOMIME – PANTO CINDERELLA SCRIPT

Classic panto Cinderella script complete with her poor father, Baron Hardup, forced to marry Baroness Hortencia Hardup and her two ugly daughters Halitosis and Scurvy – for money, of course! Naturally they are all meanies and treat poor Cinderella abominably.

When they hear that there is to be a fancy ball held at the royal palace, hosted by the prince himself, they of course want to meet Prince Charming for themselves as they are both convinced of their own beauty and the fact that he’ll marry one of them. But when Prince Charming and his servant, Dandini switch places and explore the local village they meet Cinderella and the real prince falls for her immediately. However the same day the the ugly sisters are also lurching round the village green and of course they meet them as well. Their true natures are revealed as they treat the person who they think is the manservant like dirt…but it’s really Prince Charming.

Cinderella gets to go to the ball complete with the help of her fairy godmother, and true to the story, loses her shoe. The ugly sisters are enraged to find the Prince isn’t who he appeared to be, but remain convinced he’ll marry one of them. However, to their absolute amazement this does not happen and the Baroness and two daughters are finally send on their wicked way. Aided by Buttons her long time friend, Cinderella and Prince Charming are brought together in the classic happy ending.

Author: Mick Gaunt

Type: Two-act pantomime script

Genre: Panto Cinderella script, musical, pantomime, comedy

Length: Two hours

Cast: About twenty, an average of half M half F but any gender goes in Panto!

Ages of the actors: Teens up to adults

Suitable for: Teens up to perform, all ages to watch

Set: Two sets – the Village Green and The Royal ball

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Classic pantomime with all the usual jokes

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Like this play? Other fun pantomimes and similar plays for you to enjoy:

He’s Behind you – a pantomime performance, a murder and comedy rolled into one
Snow Good – Snow White pantomime
Puss in Boots in the Wild West!

Take my Wife, Please. Adult Comedy Script in two acts

adult comedy script

TAKE MY WIFE, PLEASE. ADULT COMEDY SCRIPT IN TWO ACTS

Stephen’s a womanizer and married to the ever faithful
Susan. Thomas is recently divorced and Stephen’s hapless and harried long-time best friend.  Stephen’s business is finally taking off. Stephen has a young, tantalizing girlfriend named Debbie. Stephen’s
life is great but for one thing-being married to  the annoyingly faithful Susan.  A real thorn in his side.  He wants to get rid of her, but how?

He hatches an idea to solve all his problems-he only
needs to persuade Thomas to seduce his wife, on video,
as grounds for divorce.  Will he do it? Or rather, her?

Take my Wife, please has had a full production history including productions in new York Off Off Broadway.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

TAKE MY WIFE, PLEASE Productions

Soaring Eagle Productions, New York, NY
Yorkville Players, York, South Carolina
Chester Little Theater, Chester, South Carolina

The play was a favorite of the Rock Hill Little/Community Theater and produced 4 times between 1991 and 2006.

Rock Hill Little Theater, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Rock Hill Community Theater, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Rock Hill Community Theater, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Rock Hill Community Theater, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Dinner Theater Productions
Raintree Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Pine Lake Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Rock Hill Country Club, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Tega Cay Country Club, Tega Cay, South Carolina
Rock Hill Country Club, Rock Hill,
On Stage Four Theater, Spartanburg, South Carolina
ImagiThéque Rock Hill, South Carolina

Read about American playwright Terry Roueche. Other full length plays by Terry – Parade Day – play about Roswell – a small town with big memories

Author: Terry Roueche

Genre: Adult comedy script, farcical comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Three middle aged, one F in her twenties

Suitable for: Adults, community theatre

Length:   One hundred minutes

Set: THOMAS’ Small Apartment

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting comic timing and farcical elements in it

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Copyright © September 2019 Terry Roueche and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about adultery – both comic and serious:

The Mistress of Wholesome – one act comedy where the Mistress takes on the Wife
Cuckold – ten minute comic raunchy period piece
What Happens in the sky – drama about suspected infidelity

Sir Lyonel and the Legion of Unlikely Heroes – funny fantasy script

funny fantasy script

SIR LYONEL AND THE LEGION OF UNLIKELY HEROES – FUNNY FANTASY SCRIPT

There’s nothing like serving a reigning queen a good dose of her own justice. Sir Lyonel the Just has seen the limits of Queen Agrivaine’s mercy (very limited) and has an unyielding desire to get back what is rightfully his. A knight can only do so much with his swordsmanship but by a stroke of good fortune Sir Lyonel happens upon a minstrel because well, everyone needs one. Sir Lyonel also stumbles upon the strongest man within quite a radius, one who if they shoot you, it will be your last breath, one with dominion over the winds, a lady with crazy fast feet and a woman who puts the cold in ‘’ice cold’’. They all join forces with the knight to get rich from the Queen’s treasury and bruise her ego too. It’s not an easy feat, for the Queen is cunning but at least there is quite a bit of fun to be had with the Princess’s betrothal on the cards in this funny fantasy script.

It’s a league distinct from any other.

Read other fantasy scripts – The Robber Baron and the Baker Thief by horror and fantasy author David Schmidt

Author: David Schmidt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Funny fantasy script

Cast: Main Characters: 2M, 2F. Total cast: 5M, 7F

Ages of the actors: Teens up

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

Length: 60-75 minutes

Set: Roads, various. Throne room of the queen, outside the palace gates, a banquet hall.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – some special effects may be needed.

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Like this play? Other fantasy scripts for you to enjoy:

Enchanted – two boy scouts. lost in the forest come across a magical kingdom
Regicide – fantasy about revolution. And murder.
Teru ‘ah – alternate history fantasy about a very different outcome from world war two.

Prelude to Murder – British Whodunit Script

British whodunit script

PRELUDE TO MURDER – BRITISH WHODUNIT SCRIPT

Well-deserved holiday? Check. Beautiful apartment in the Canary Islands? Check. Some much needed R&R? Double check for both R’s. Good friends, James and Ollie are supposed to be enjoying their time on holiday. It is also the perfect opportunity to catch up with some friends who’ve also taken to the Canaries (though Ollie is somewhat ambivalent to them). That is until tragedy strikes. Ollie has been murdered and for a hot second it seems that James might be a key suspect in this British whodunit script.

Less than a few hours after James is questioned by investigating officers, when none other than Ollie himself walks into their shared apartment. It seems someone has been murdered but the police have no idea who. In this two act comedy-drama not all is as it seems as the mystery unfolds to reveal ghosts from the past, obscurities of the present and the guilty feet that will try their luck, dancing into the future.

It isn’t how you’re murdered but how you’re not.

Author: Stan Thompson

Genre: British whodunit script, crime

Type: Two-act play script

Cast: Mains 2M, 1F. Total cast: 7M, 4F (but one of the F must play two F characters)

Ages of the actors: Adult. Main characters are in their mid twenties

Suitable for: Adults

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: The apartment terrace is furnished with two sun loungers, a large table with a parasol, four high-back chairs with cushions, and a small plastic side table. Two large cactus plants, in tubs, stand either side of the patio doors leading into the apartment.
The exterior walls of the apartment are painted brilliant white. The terrace tiles are cream terracotta. There are four exterior walls lights – two each side of the double patio doors, which are shaded by an internal vertical blind.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Like this script? Read more like it:

Crossword – award winning British play about murder
Merriweather’s Murderous weekend – a British whodunit comedy
Marvin’s Fetish – gay tension filled drama with murder for two actors

Dr. Reason – sci-fi play script about mental health and mind control

sci fi play script

DR REASON – SCI-FI PLAY SCRIPT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND MIND CONTROL

 

Dr. Rachel Junger, a psychologist is trying to find out why her former patients have devoted their lives to a revolutionary movement called ‘The Analog Underground’ when she’s called on to counsel a man with no past who believes he comes from a future where all of humanity shares a single consciousness. Is his vision a heaven or a hell? After the strange man makes an impossible escape, Dr. Junger has to find him to find out what happened that time long ago in the near future.

The man is Simon,  and it is he who tried to break into the Cybernetics Lab of the medical facility she works for. Little does Dr. Junger know that her interview with Simon (who thinks he is from the future) would be the catalyst to events that would change her life and the world, forever in this sci-fi play script about mental health and mind control.

Simon, a guinea pig, for some sinister testing within the Cybernetics Department, reveals his true nature as Dr Junger encourages him to do so. His current psyche is a result of a growth that’s being used to control his mind and rationale by an organisation known only as the Singularity. But then Simon disappears as it’s revealed that other very specific patients whom Dr Junger has encountered, have also been experimented on by the Singularity. Dr Junger gets closer to understanding why she must escape the Singularity’s clutches but initially, no less closer to understanding why the Analog Underground resistance movement has chosen her to be at the helm of a budding revolution. It’s a fight against time, for the future and for the people.

The heroes of the revolution never really know they are.

Read other plays by playwright – Sexbot – a female robot must be a spy for the enemy by David Philippe

Author: David Philippe

Type: Two-act play script

Genre: Sci-fi play, science fiction, play about mind control

Cast: 3M, 3F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Late twenties to middle aged

Suitable for: Adults to perform and watch.

Length: Two hours

Set: Various settings within an unnamed city; offices, holding cells, apartments, street scenes and warehouses.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting into the mindset of the paranoid schizophrenic and building tension

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Like this play? Others like it:

Boy-1 – science fiction play for teens
Where’s Mr M? – a world where you are controlled by the corporations, and you don’t know it
Lovely, dark and deep – sci fi play about a man’s journey to another world

Ejected – Two-act comedy about a video store

comedy about a video store

EJECTED – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT A VIDEO STORE

‘Same Day Video Rental’ is quite literally on its last breath and the owner, Henry, is equally over being the heir to a crumbling and profitless video rental store. In Ejected, the world is simply streaming via the Internet more and more every day and there is no room for an establishment like Henry’s in this two-act comedy about a video store.

Duke, the local ‘tough guy,’ who was once a ‘loser’ compared to Henry in their youth, has a large stake in the property market surrounding ‘Same Day Video Rental’ and also owns a very successful movie streaming service. His big property stake is as large as his tolerance for his dumb girlfriend, his ego and his disposition for anabolic steroids.

Duke antagonises Henry, his staff (Wilson and Justin) and his sister (Rachel) just enough to push Henry to sell the store…to him. In this comedy/drama in two acts, the force that is family and loyalty coming together for a cause that is more than worthy, change this sad excuse for a video store for the better and give Henry a sense of optimism he hasn’t seen in too many years. Blurb If he can’t save it – Rachel, Wilson and Justin will!

Read other plays by Drew – What Happens in the Sky – drama about suspected infidelity and its consequences

Author: Drew Moyer

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy-drama

Main Characters: 2 – M, 1 – F, total cast 4M 1F

Ages of the actors:  Younger adults 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: All ages to watch. Older teens up to perform

Length:  100 minutes

Set: The interior of Same Day Video Rental

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

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Like this play? Others you may enjoy about failing businesses:

Anniversaries – two-act comedy about rescuing a failing Hotel
Fishwrap – two act comedy about a struggling newspaper in a small country town
Foulweather friend – a failing community theatre group resurrects its members to sell tickets

 

 

The Hopeful Diamond Caper – Two-Act Crime Comedy

two-act crime comedy

THE HOPEFUL DIAMOND CAPER – TWO-ACT CRIME COMEDY

It’s 1939 aboard the S.S. Princess Susan. A host of colorful characters including an Italian Mobster and his moll, a down on her luck opera singer are setting sail for an unknown destination. Everyone aboard is excited that the famous Baroness Priscilla Montegue, the owner of the world renowned Hopeful Diamond Ring is to be on the trip. The Baroness, a strong and powerful woman is accompanied by her pitifully, whipped wimp of a husband, Baron Bernard Montegue.

Joining the Baron and Baroness are Captain Stubing and his faithful right-hand girl, Julie, who commandeer the ship during the entire trip due to a workers strike. Many of the passengers would simply love to get their hands on the Baroness’ priceless gem, including the Italian mobster and his moll.

Of course the diamond ring is stolen. Also on board are a couple who have just retired from being private detectives who helpfully volunteer to find the culprit. But not before one of the passengers pulls a gun….

Author: Carl Megill and Patricia Winter

Genre:  Two-act crime comedy

Type: Two-act

Cast: 5M 4F and some extras

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Various locations on a ship including the deck and a cocktail lounge.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – period piece set in 1939 – getting the ambiance of a luxury ship and its passengers right.

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Like this play? Other similar plays about diamonds, thieves and such like:

The Worst Law Firm in Merry Old England – two-act farcical play about corrupt lawyers
Lofty Larceny – two act comedy about a man trying to claim for stolen jewellery from his insurance…when they weren’t stolen at all
Don’t say you’re Harry – two act farce about diamonds, dead bodies and John Smith

Repertory Theatre – Two-act comedy about trying to get a play staged

comedy about trying to get a play staged

REPERTORY THEATRE – COMEDY ABOUT TRYING TO GET A PLAY STAGED

Meet our young hopeful playwright. He has, of course, written a play and has approached a colleague of his late father’s (an artistic director (specifically of repertory theatre)) in the hopes of getting it produced. He hopes that the relationship between the artistic director and his late father will be in his favour and that his play will be staged at his theatre in this comedy about trying to get a play staged.

Meet our artistic director. It’s true that he is a colleague of the young playwright’s late father who unfortunately died during a production of Hamlet. It’s also true that he is a typical director – self inflated ego, bombastic and possibly slightly mentally unstable. He also has no intention of staging the play.   He, however lacks the ability to say so directly and thus leads the young man on a merry dance through the play to break the news to him. He may or may not have had sex with the playwright’s mother. Okay, he did.

Meet the ghost of the young playwright’s father, also known as Richardson. He’s dead, extremely pissed off, haunts the theatre and he has a good suspicion that the artistic director slept with his wife.

This play is both uniquely comical (It had me in stitches) and challenging to play for the actors. In act one, the interview between the playwright and the artistic director takes place.  In act two, the same actor who plays the playwright plays his late father’s ghost and the dialogue in act one repeats itself from the ghost’s perspective and reveals a secret surrounding his death during the final performance of Hamlet.

Read about playwright Eldad Cohen. Other plays by Eldad – Family exercise – a drama about a family falling apart in free verse.

Author: Eldad Cohen

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy about trying to get a play staged

Cast: 2M – two characters are played by one actor so the play has three parts played by two actors.

Ages of the actors: 50’s and 20’s

Suitable for: Adults

Length: One hour

Set: Artistic director and young playwright are sitting in the director’s office. The room was once a stage theatre. Down side left, a chair. Downside right, a desk and a chair. A manikin wearing blond wig on its head and a sword is positioned upstage left. Upstage center, two empty frameworks are hanging side by side. One is substantially bigger than the other. A pile of plums lies on the desk.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – this play is very funny. Delivery of lines is important as many of them need to be delivered deadpan on the director’s side with emotional reactions on the part of the son and his late father. A skilled actor needs to play two different roles in act one and two.

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Copyright © April 2018 Eldad Cohen and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny plays of a similar vein for you to enjoy:

The Ten Minute Hamlet – full length large cast comedy play
Matter Matters – comedy set in a a biplane
One act play – British comedy-drama set in bed

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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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