Category Archives: Plays in three acts

Plays in 3 acts with two intermissions, usually 90 to 120 minutes long

Nietzche’s Nose – Comedy about a dysfunctional family

comedy about a dysfunctional family

Nietzche’s Nose – Comedy about a dysfunctional family

A play about a seriously dysfunctional couple: Frederick: a slovenly, cantankerous husband, who firmly believes in his own superiority over everyone – including his talented wife Alice who somehow still manages to get the last word in! Frederick and Alice two are visited by his brother, Kurt who has news of their daughter, who was summarily thrown out of the family home some years previously. Kurt is also on a mission to get Frederick to help their ailing father, and has brought God with him as a Christian to use as a guilt trip in this comedy about a dysfunctional family.

When Frederick’s health suddenly gets worse, they all have to find the real source of the problem….

A comedy with abrupt mood swings that makes this a challenging play for actors, but nevertheless, quite enjoyable.

Other plays by George – Try psychology – melodrama in two acts.

Author: George Freek

Type: Four act play

Genre: Dark comedy about a dysfunctional family

Cast: 4-5M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult.

Suitable for:All ages

Set: FREDERICK and ALICE’S modest living-room

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – A comedy with abrupt mood swings that makes this a challenging play for actors, but nevertheless, quite enjoyable.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital script by a well known author.

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

Like this play? Other dramedies and comedies about families that just aren’t the norm.

Some unfinished chaos – poignant comedy about a writer and his protege
Something’s got to give – suburban family comedy on the night it all falls apart
A love, never forgotten, humorous comedy drama for mature actors

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The Release of Theodore Marlow – romantic period drama script

period drama script

THE RELEASE OF THEODORE MARLOW – ROMANTIC PERIOD DRAMA SCRIPT

Is death only the beginning? For Theodore Marlow, it is his second chance, his only chance but he is not quite dead… yet. You see Theodore Marlow only just started living. Before he was existing only, and not really living at all in a world where his wife, Elsie, had crowned herself as Queen. Their marriage was only a formality in his eyes, and what exactly she ruled over would ultimately amount to nothing for he did not see her anymore. To him she was as irrelevant as he was to himself.

That is until he met Rebecca. Sure as he was that he’d known her before, this was the first time he had laid eyes on her, in this world at the least. She was everything that he never knew he needed. When she tragically died, he saw her face everywhere haunting him and beckoning him to join her.  Thus Theodore Marlow realised that in death all of our most pressing questions are answered and in life we get to see but not really understand enough of ourselves or of each other.

And so we meet again, My Heart

Author: Dan Weatherer

Genre: Romantic period drama script

Type: Three act play

Cast: 6M, 2F (principals are 2M, 2F)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  One to One and half hours

Set: Various including a dining room, bedchambers and a ball

Level of difficulty:  8/10 – a lovely period drama

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Copyright © October 2016 Dan Weatherer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Yvette – period drama romance set in Paris in the 1700’s
Agatha the ugly – period drama set in WWII in which a zany girl hosts her own radio show
Sarah wants to moon – period comedy piece about a young actress who wants her own way

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Lonely Birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller script

psycho thriller script

LONELY BIRDS AND SHADOW FIGURES – PSYCHO THRILLER SCRIPT

Jess and Betty work together in a typical office and rub along against each other as coworkers do that spend half their lives together. But both of them are lonely women. Betty is a widow and Jess craves chronic solitude based on her superiority complex and cynical view of the world. So when Jess accepts a bunch of flowers meant for Betty and then in a mean gesture, makes them out to be for herself, she never even considers that the messenger who brought them may have sinister intentions…

Both women are about to find what it is they really yearn for, or rather what they crave will find them in the most disturbing occurrences that infatuation can serve us. And he will follow them and watch their shadow figures as they move through their curtains at night…

Will the rules of right and wrong be clear when Jessica gets what is coming to her? And when she mysteriously disappears, will the principle of karma serve Betty well when she tries to make sense of what exactly happened to her “friend”, Jessica? Finally and more importantly; will anyone really care about the circumstances surrounding her “disappearance”?

Other plays (The Promise) that will send a chill up your spine by E.M. Slocum.

Author: E.M. Slocum

Type: Three act play

Genre: Psycho thriller script

Cast: 2F 1M (2M – one is a voice)

Suitable for: All ages as no actual violence is depicted

Length: 90 minutes

Set: In an office building. A large screen is placed in the office, referencing time, showing pieces of imagery in between. Overbearing gray its overwhelming neon and reflects onto various suits that are hung on coat hangers and blend into the surroundings like camouflage.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a psycho thriller in three acts that requires a slow build up of tension to a climax in a fairly routine office enviroment

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Copyright April 2016 © E.M. Slocum and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays guaranteed to put a chill in your spine:

You do love me, don’t you? Funny but scary psycho thriller in one act
Scream – one act suspense thriller
Victims of the Forest – scary medieval plays

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The Heirs – British comedy script

THE HEIRS – BRITISH COMEDY SCRIPT

Margaret Hubbard is rich; painfully and decadently rich. Mrs. Hubbard is also dead and according to her will she is determined to drive her husband crazy (one last, exquisite time) with a to-do list that would have him claim the will’s contents only upon the doings on the list being completed. In fact, the rest of those on the receiving end of said will (who are interestingly enough mostly Hubbard
Manors’ staff) may only receive their inheritance should Mr. Hubbard succeed. This is a story we have seen time and again: what adversity can teach the hero about themselves, when they commit to taking on the challenge and the tricky consequences thereof. It’s a story about our hero, Jeremy Hubbard, husband to a recently deceased dragon and how he endeavours to fulfil his destiny and
claim what is ‘rightfully’ his – a temptingly sumptuous inheritance, of course. Our hero faces the dragon beyond the grave with the help of the staff and the fire-breathing lizard’s lawyer. And the
lesson? It begins and ends as the story does; with insatiability.

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar.  Other comedies (Am I good?) by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: British Comedy Script

Type: Four act play

Cast: 2F 4M (mains)

Ages of the actors: Adult – all ages

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two and a half to three hours

Set: A room with a high ceiling and one large window without curtains. A coffin stands in the room. The coffin is then removed at the scene change to make way for a coffee table with chairs, some bookshelves and decorations such as potted plants.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – length. With four acts it is up to the director’s discretion iof they allow interval between acts, however this play has had a successful run.

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Copyright © March 2016 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length zany and British comedies:

Holiday island – comedy about a bunch of typical British holiday makers
Murder and other fun things – off the wall whodunit
Don’t say you’re Harry – farce in two acts

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Murder and other fun things – off the wall whodunit play script

funny whodunit play script

MURDER AND OTHER FUN THINGS – OFF THE WALL WHODUNIT PLAY SCRIPT

Murder is the mischief in this grand tale, when a burglar wanders into the Von Cash household but does not make it out alive (lucky for him if you ask me). The butler, the chef, the gardener, the maid,
the clairvoyant and even the madam of the house, Ms. Chattel Von Cash herself (an outrage if you ask her, darling), are all suspects when Detective Schenectady takes it upon himself (poor
unsuspecting sod) to investigate the case.

Old money meets new money madness as the detective discovers this will not be a routine examination of the events of this one day. From the body popping up in different locations within the house itself, to the chef insisting upon using it as his next main ingredient, Schenectady has to defy the amazing obstacles set before him by the extreme
personalities who run the Von Cash mansion. When the culprit is exposed, all hell not so muchbreaks loose, as explodes into something Von Cash would dread to see on her carpet, darling.

Truth will out! But don’t expect to love the consequences, darling.

Author: Geoffrey Stoddard

Genre: Off The Wall Whodunit play script, comedy

Type: Three act play

Cast: 4M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 3 hours

Set: Changes with the acts.

Act one: A living room. Center stage sits a couch with a coffee table before it. Right center is a small round table with two chairs on either side of it. Up right is a tall bar.

Act two: Operating Room. A table sits in the middle of the room horizontally with a body upon it, face up, the head on the right end.

Act three: Living room

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the length of the play.

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Copyright February 2016 Geoffrey Stoddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits that we stock:

Parlor city noir – classic gritty whodunit
All in the past – murder mystery play set in 1930’s Shanghai
Why shoot your husband? A woman suspected of murder has to prove she hasn’t done it, but there is a twist…

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Next – drama script about a killer virus

drama script about a killer virus
one act thriller

NEXT – DRAMA  SCRIPT ABOUT A KILLER VIRUS

Life could not be any simpler as a college student… Until a killer virus starts devouring every person around you, day-by-day, with the high possibility that you may be next on the agenda. The grim reaper pays a small college town a visit in this play, in the form of an unknown illness whose modus operandi is “who’s next?” The human condition is isolated and explored when an eclectic group sticks together to try to survive and as the virus continues to strike with the boldness of one seeking vengeance, nature unhinges itself – revealing its true colours. Truly, some hues are more than the human eye could ever see…

The question for the living is: how will they serve the dead? A drama script about friendship, fear and survival.

Read more about playwright Austin Lamewona.

Author: Austin Lamewona

Genre: Drama, thriller

Type: Three act play

Cast: 4M 5F 1N

Ages of the actors: College students and adults

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two hours

Set: A division of three neighboring apartments. The middle apartment takes up the majority of the stage. Since the play has scenes in all three apartments, this middle apartment must have scene changes.
For the most part, this portion of the set represents Henry and Clay’s apartment. It is furnished with a round table, four chairs, and a mini-fridge.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – changing from the present back to the past without interrupting the flow of the play

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Copyright © January 2016 Austin Lamewona and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other drama thrillers in our collection:

Scream – apocalyptic suspense thriller – when the power goes out for good, what would you do to survive?
The Promise – suspense drama or ghost story? You decide
You do love me, don’t you? Scary but funny psycho thriller in one act

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The Dark Chronicles of the Golden Raven society – Horror play scripts

horror play scripts

THE DARK CHRONICLES OF THE GOLDEN RAVEN SOCIETY – HORROR PLAY SCRIPTS

Chronicles is a collection of one act plays based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. These works include “Ligiea'” “Morella,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Each is told through the eyes of a member of the Golden Raven Society. The Golden Raven Society is an organization established for persons with a fascination for the occult and the supernatural to come together and share in their passions on the subject . We are told, by the Baroness Ritzner Von Jung, Grand Master of the society, that it was Poe himself who created the Golden Raven Society. “Chronicles” was performed by The Endless Mountains Theatre Company (EMTC) in October 2012  and it also  won two awards given out by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatre Alliance (NEPTA) at their Annual NEPTA Awards Banquet held every spring. The first award was for best original play and the second for best child actress under 12.

Chronicles is the second of the Tales of Dark Imagination plays, the first being Tales of Dark Imagination: Lost Souls.

Read David Schmidt’s Film Noir drama, Parlor City Noir. Read more about playwright David Schmidt.

Author: David Schmidt

Genre: Ghost, horror play scripts

Type: Three act plays

Cast: Cast of nine to thirteen actors. 8F parts and 5M parts. One older child part needed.

Ages of the actors: Cast One girl round twelve years old, rest adult actors

Suitable for: PG 10 – scary

Length: The play is a three act play comprised of three one act plays. In total the three plays run between 75 and 90 minutes.

Set: Sets can be simple to elabourate. A bedroom, and a church can be represented by simple props or furnishings.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy memorable lines and an intriguing story line.

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital horror script

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Copyright © October 2015 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other thrilling and chilling plays for your senses to enjoy:

Carmilla – classic tale of vampires retold
The promise – drama thriller script
Victims of the forest – medieval scary plays

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Holiday Island – British comedy drama about typical British holidaymakers

British comedy drama

HOLIDAY ISLAND – BRITISH COMEDY DRAMA ABOUT TYPICAL BRITISH HOLIDAYMAKERS

Holiday Island – a British comedy drama, is set in a typical if superior quality holiday hotel in a popular tourist resort, such as Tenerife. A group of newly arrived holiday-makers are just convening in the lobby. They are kitted-out in predictably loud holiday apparel, starting out as a pretty anonymous-looking bunch. As they check-in however, slowly getting to know each other and going about the business of enjoying their holidays, we detect the emergence of their true characters. The cultural and social aspects of their lives though interesting, are not nearly as captivating as their psychological depths. A poignant, yet funny British comedy drama that shows people as they really are when they are away from the comfort of home.

Read more about playwright Paul Symonloe.

Author: Paul Symonloe

Genre: Poignant British comedy drama

Type: Three act comedy

Cast: 17-20, 9M 8-11F, 3 are children 1 boy 2 girls

Ages of the actors: Cast of adults and some children

Suitable for: Suitable for All ages

Length: Two hours to two and a half hours long

Set:  Various: The reception of the Sol Beach 4 star luxury hotel, the tiny tots pool, the restaurant, Jungle Jims playground

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – many characters with many different interactions

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Copyright © October 2015 Paul Symonloe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Three act plays in stock:

Daughter like you – family drama about coping with the loss of a child
Monthly payments – comedy drama about being blackmailed and getting them back for it
You’re never too old – three act comedy about getting married again – in your sixties!

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Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam Punk Funny Pantomime

funny pantomime

WOTCHA! GOTCHA! STEAM PUNK FUNNY PANTOMIME

In this zany but extremely funny steam punk pantomime script, loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell is kidnapped by the villains Mad Hat and Moriarty and taken through the looking glass to an alternate universe and imprisoned in their Dirigible because they want to take over her world and they have a cunning plan to get their way.

Her friends Dodgson and Prince Leopold enlist the help of the slightly less famous Shamrock Holmes and his sidekick, James Watson to get her back to their side of the looking glass. Together with the Dame and the Baker Street Irregulars, they set out to rescue her and save their world from imminent disaster.

They win, of course!

This panto has one written song in it, but songs can easily be added at the director’s discretion.

Wotcha! Gotcha! had a very successful two week run in New Jersey. Read a review about it in the Huffington Post.

Author: Gareth Jones

Genre: Steam punk funny pantomime

Type: Three act play

Cast: Large cast play with 26 named characters but smaller parts may be doubled or the sex of roles reversed.

Ages of the actors: Play with cast of children and adults

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: Play two hours long

Set: The set in act one and two is divided between Alice’s sitting room and the inside of the dirigible. Act three is divided between a concert hall and the dirigible. The inside of the dirigible can have decor that is steam punk in nature.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – written as a classic British panto with cockney accents

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Cost is $6 for this previously staged popular pantomime with a successful run

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Copyright © October 2015 Gareth Jones and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this panto? Other funny pantomime script and children’s musicals that we stock:

Dr George’s Magnificent Zeppelin – musicals for children
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – Traditional British Snow White Panto script
Sleeping Beauty – modern day Sleeping beauty Pantomime

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Daughter like you – Family drama script about losing a child

British family drama script

DAUGHTER LIKE YOU – FAMILY DRAMA SCRIPT

A married couple still mourning the death of their child Abby who passed away fifteen years ago are both struggling to keep their relationship alive.
David works as an engineer and his latest job will see him return to the small town where he and Maria first met and fell in love. He brings Maria along with him with the idea to rekindle their love but also for Maria to reconnect with her Sister Elle, who she has not spoken to in over a decade.

Elle and Maria quickly make up, a little too quickly but Elle fears that her own daughter Sam fifteen years old is focusing too much on a foolish career as a fashion model and is risking destroying her education and chances of going to college. Elle enlists Maria to hang out with Sam and to find out more for her, hoping that Sam will open up more to Maria than she ever would to her.

Maria now starts a close relationship with Sam, unwittingly using her to fulfill her own desires to be a mother at long last. If Abby, the child she had lost all those years ago was still alive today she would be Sam’s age. Maria wants to help Sam become a model, going against everything that Elle had asked of her and tries to convince Sam to come away with her to London to begin her modelling future and where they can exist together as mother and daughter. Secrets and lies come pouring out as everyone fights for what they really want; to be happy.

Read about playwright Simon Parker. Other drama plays by Simon.

Author: Simon Parker

Genre: Family drama script, three act drama script

Type: Three act drama script

Cast: 2M 3F

Ages of the actors: Three in their forties, two late teens, early twenties

Suitable for: PG 10 – heavy topic

Length:
2-2.5 hours

Set: Various houses but set can be minimal – for example the first scene just needs a large sofa with a wicker chair next to it.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – heavy piece dealing with family tragedy and loss. Performances should be genuine.

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Copyright © August 2015 Simon Parker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas we stock:

The Happy hornbill – play scripts about spousal abuse
The Associate – short play about infidelity and the effect it has on a relationship
My child – drama about an unwanted teen pregnancy
Taylor – beautiful story about the loss of a spouse and finding love again

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The Promise – three act drama scripts

three act drama scripts

THE PROMISE – THREE ACT DRAMA SCRIPTS

Ben doesn’t keep much company nowadays. When his neighbour, Phil comes over to play cards, Phil is concerned about the moans coming from the bedroom. Ben assures Phil that it’s only his wife, Doris. The only thing is that no one in the building has ever seen Doris. Does she even exist? And if she doesn’t, who is in the bedroom? When three burglars break into the apartment, they discover what really is in there in this drama thriller…

A harrowing tale of madness and delusion, or is it? What is real and what is a figment of imagination? A play for directors and actors to get their teeth into. If well directed it will create a lot of discussion in the audience.

Author: E.M. Slocum

Genre: Three act Drama thriller scripts

Type: Three act plays

Length:Two hours, 2 hours

Cast: 3M, 2F(one is only seen once carried across the stage and moans offstage throughout the play), 2N

Ages of the actors: 3 middle aged to older, 4 young

Suitable for: PG 10

Set: An apartment flat, one dining/living room with a rectangular table, one chair on each side. An open kitchen in the background, separated from the dining/living room by a sideboard filled with cookbooks. The dishes are stashed in the sink, an open milk carton and a microwave meal lay on the counter. Next to the entrance door are two large garbage bags which are tied up, plus a third one next to these which is untied and filled to the top with litter. Next to the dining/living room is the small bathroom; a toilet, sink, cabinet, mirror. The kitchen and the bedroom are connected to the bathroom. The bedroom isn’t visible, it goes off the left, offstage.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – there is a build up of tension in this drama thriller to a climax at the end of the play. Challenge – taking the audience on that journey

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Copyright © August 2015 E.M.Slocum and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other thrillers and tense dramas that we stock:

You do love me, don’t you – funny yet scary psycho thriller in one act
The Box – one act tense drama script
Abstinence only – psychological drama in one act

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The Judas web – a Nigerian drama script

Nigerian drama script

THE JUDAS WEB – NIGERIAN DRAMA SCRIPT

In this Nigerian drama script, ‘The Judas Web’ outlines the primary ills, which have bedeviled Nigeria – and in extension, Africa – for decades. And it adroitly captures in fiction, some of the key, and of course unscrupulous, characters that – through constant abuse of their various positions of power – are pointedly responsible for these evils.

These power-drunk individuals are the real enemies of State, who will stop at nothing to protect and maintain their selfish and perverted interests.

But their empire of gold soon crumbles – as the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) – Nigeria’s foremost anti-graft agency – duly brings them to book.

Author: Ikenna C. Igwe

Genre: Traditional African Play

Type: Four act play

Cast: 17 main characters, mostly M and a few minor characters

Ages of the actors: Older teens to senior

Length: 1- 1.5 hours long

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple – staging at director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – traditional African play

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Copyright © June 2015 Ikenna Igwe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other traditional African plays in stock:

The Royal Blood cannot be mixed – traditional African epic love story
Choices – South African teen play
Waiting for Nelson – South African drama script

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You’re never too old – three act comedy script

Three act comedy script

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD – THREE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT

In this witty three act comedy script, two aging brothers are reunited after a sixteen year old argument only to pick up on their sibling rivalry where it left off.

Seventy year old Max Stuart has sold the family business, an antique store in New York, and has moved to the Sunshine State with his wife of fifty-one years, Florence. Recovering from a heart attack has made Max feel old and useless, which has made him bitter and unforgiving.

As Florence tries to nurse him back to good health, Barney, Max’s fraternal twin brother, shows up sixteen million dollars richer, with a twenty-three year old bride and a business opportunity for Max.

Barney, who has always been able to talk Max into anything, convinces Max to run one of Barney’s video stores, which Barney has purchased with his millions. Max ends up humiliated when he gets talked into dressing up in a Donald Duck costume to promote some new Disney videos. This causes old hostilities to surface and the brothers are at each other again.

Barney’s problems escalate when Trixie, his bride, announces that she is pregnant. This sends Barney to the hospital in what appears to be a heart attack of his own.

Florence has been running interference throughout this whole episode and manages to get Max and Barney alone so they can work things out, once and for all. After more sibling rivalry, they both realize that brothers should be like best friends and that there is nothing more precious than family.

“You’re Never Too Old” recently received a very successful run at the Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral, Florida.

Author: Carl Megill

Genre: Three act comedy plays

Type:
Three act plays

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 3 in their fifties/sixties, one in her twenties/thirties

Length: 1.5- 2 hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The kitchen is to the right. The counter faces the audience. There is a kitchen table
and four chairs stage right. The remainder of the stage is dedicated to the living room. A door leading to the outside is on the left wall. There’s a staircase leading upstairs upstage left. The
living room is inconsistently decorated with a colonial piece here, a modern piece there, etc.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a witty play that relies on characterization

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Copyright © June 2015 Carl Megill and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other three act comedies that we stock:

Let’s get rid of the plump people – Greek satire script
Guilty party – whodunit three act farce
Ad Hoc – three act comedy set in an advertising agency

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Acrisius – modern classic Greek plays

modern classic greek plays

ACRISIUS – MODERN CLASSIC GREEK PLAYS

King Acrisius rules the Kingdom of Argos, with the help of Parliament. During his reign, Parliament grows strong and demands greater powers. Eventually, they vote on whether Acrisius should be allowed to rule: if Acrisius does not find a legitimate heir, they will impeach him.

The daughter of Acrisius is Danae. Because she is female, she is not regarded as worthy of ruling.

Acrisius desperately tries to marry, and then to produce a son.
In the meantime, Danae is visited by Zeus, and the two of them enjoy conjugal relations. Their offspring is born. A boy, called Perseus.

Read more about playwright Jethro Dykes. Other modern Greek plays by Jethro.

Author: Jethro Dykes

Genre: Modern classic Greek plays

Type: Five act play

Length: 2 – 2.5 hours

Cast: 19 main characters plus small non speaking parts

Ages of the actors: Young adult to older

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The Court at Argos

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – Getting the phrasing correct without sounding singsong and sounding natural

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Copyright © May 2015 Jethro Dykes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length classic type dramas on Off The Wall Plays:

The Faun – play about Michelangelo
A House divided – a civil war play in 4 acts
The Robber Baron and the Baker Thief – teen adventure medieval play

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Why shoot your husband? – ten minute drama scripts

ten minute drama scripts

WHY SHOOT YOUR HUSBAND? – TEN MINUTE DRAMA SCRIPTS

In this ten minute surreal drama, which is divided into six acts or scenes, Marjorie Phillips is seemingly being interrogated for shooting her husband. We know that she writes plays, and that on the night in question she was submitting her taxes. We also know that he husband was shot through the windscreen of his car and there was a bullet hole in the kitchen window. But did she do it, or are things not what they seem to be…

Other plays by author James Kent. More about playwright James Kent.

Author: James Kent

Genre: Ten minute drama scripts

Type: Surreal drama, six act play in ten minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Variable – six quick scene changes from an area where someone is being interrogated to a black stage to a bedroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – surreal play that starts out as a crime drama

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Copyright © April 2015 James Kent and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other surreal dramas

Restaurants at beautiful times – one act surreal drama for 4 actors
The condition – one act play about an insane asylum
The Devil dances – twisted sexual drama in one act

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