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Father – a one act comedy about a priest

one act comedy about a priest

FATHER – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT A PRIEST AND HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB

It is Father Daniel’s first day at St. Nicholas’ Parish and walking into his office, he has no idea what exactly he has been lead into by his no-nonsense secretary, Mrs Brubaker in this one act comedy about a priest. Within a minute of him trying to settle in, Father Daniel is visited by the Bishop himself in all his intimidating splendour. The Bishop politely asks (in other words, warns) Fr. Daniel’s to make use of his experience in public relations towards making the annual St. Nicholas Patronal Festival a success.

Fr. Daniel no doubt smells his placement at St. Nicholas as hanging in the balance of the Festival turning out splendidly or an event that is not an embarrassment to his holiness the Bishop. With his job threatened in the first few minutes of him starting it, the Father must ensure he impresses the Bishop and the Festival’s committee which has its own legacy to uphold. In one act, Father explores the best of church politics and the comedy behind what you may see as a serious confession.

A father’s work is never done….

Author: J. Mark Tiller

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about a priest

Cast: Main Characters – 7M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Sixty minutes

Set: Father Daniel’s office – cluttered with  a desk and chair and boxes for storage. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

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Copyright © February 2018 J. Mark Tiller and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Jumping the league – comedy about a priest who wants to leave the priesthood
If God ate fried chicken – farcical comedy about a priest and nun going on a date to the local chicken joint
Church of Satan – religious satire scripts about finding the right church for your wedding

Lovely to look at – comedy about community theatre

comedy about community theatre

LOVELY TO LOOK AT – COMEDY ABOUT COMMUNITY THEATRE

In community theatre, every actor is the star of the show… or rather every actor has convinced themself of this ‘fact’. In Lovely to Look At, a comedy about community theatre, poor Marvin, the director, has to deal with the egos, the ‘I’m better than these community theatre amateurs’ nonsense and general ‘joy’ that actors drag with them onto every, single production. It’s supposed to be the first rehearsal: the rehearsal that sets the tone, the beginning of a beautiful thing, the match that sets the world on fire but for the last twenty minutes there has been zero rehearsing. Zero. None. Nada.

No doubt creative juices have flown but it seems all the actors have committed to a session of fake discoveries over the phone (Leandra) boozing (Leandra, primarily) and getting fired and rehired in less than five minutes (you got it: Leandra once more). Alright so when it comes to this production, Leandra is the problem but it soon becomes clear that she may lead the way to the solution and embody it (the way that only an actress can) soon enough.

An actor’s work is never finished but your patience may be.

Lovely to look at won a playwriting competition at STAGE LEFT (Salida, Colorado) and was produced by Stage Left in 2016. Read other plays – Nietzche’s nose – comedy about a dysfunctional family by playwright George Freek.

Author: George Freek

Type: One act comedy

Genre: Comedy about community theatre

Cast:  2M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to Forties

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Thirty to forty minutes

Set: Marvin’s home – a living room with sofa, coffee table, chairs. A door to the left is an entranceway, and one to the right leads to bedrooms, a washroom, etc. There is a portable bar, near rear center

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

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Copyright © February 2018 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about community theatre:

He’s Behind You – a community theatre whodunit comedy
Foulweather friend – two act dark comedy about resurrecting the dead so they can be your audience for your community theatre show!
The Safety officer – one act comedy about a community theatre show going wrong in a very bad way

The tell tale teacher – play for middle school

play for middle school

THE TELL TALE TEACHER – PLAY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

After a class reads “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, their teacher is called away by the principal and disappears. Strange noises are heard, and the lights go out causing the students to wonder if the school is haunted and if their teacher is ever going to come back. The class must work together to solve the mystery and find their teacher before it is too late in this play for middle school.

This comedy, “The tell tale teacher” was written for the 2016 Virginia Beach Public School’s One Act Play Festival held on November 4-5, and was performed by a cast of students from Virginia Beach Middle School, and earned Superior ratings from all of the judges.

Read other plays by Mary Long – Villains Incorporated – an award winning comedy for middle and high school.

Author: Mary Long

Type: One act play for middle school

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Cast of ten roles, most of which can be adapted for either sex. The janitor and Mr Hyde as well as Troy and Miles are the likely male parts, the rest can be either.

Ages of the actors: 11 up to 15 and possibly three adults which can also be played by younger players.

Suitable for: Kids aged 11-15

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A typical classroom

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – adventure and excitement.

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Copyright © February 2018 Mary Long and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

How we saved our homeroom teacher – play for younger children
Grace will lead me home – a girl goes on a magical quest to find a cure for her mother
Mirror – play for younger teens about a spoiled Princess and a magic mirror she banishes people with

The actors – a comedy about the afterlife

comedy about the afterlife

THE ACTORS – A COMEDY ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE

When Harbo stumbles into an unfamiliar place, dressing gown on and a toothbrush still in his mouth, he is greeted by the most unlikely vision: A Full Barbershop quartet singing at him, who call on celebrities composed (pardon the pun) of pretty famous but also pretty dead people, (such as William Shakespeare) in this comedy about the afterlife.

They bring tidings: He’s dead. Of course he doesn’t believe them, so they go out of their way to prove it to him – first of all by telling him stuff from his life and then be reenacting scenes from it (of which William Shakespeare is terribly critical of, being that way inclined).

Once he has accepted the news, he then gets sorted into whether he’s going to Heaven or Hell and if it’s the former, well, there could be a new opening in the barbershop quartet in his future, if he wants it?

Although the cast is large in this comedy about the afterlife, it would also suit smaller casts where more than one small role can be taken by the same actor.

Read other plays by Alex – The Condition – a comedy about the loony bin.

Author: Alex Emerson Acuff

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about the afterlife

Cast: 8 M, 3F, 3N. However the comedy in this play does allow for some gender swapping to occur.

Ages of the actors: Teens to adult

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

Length: 35-40 minutes

Set: Black box stage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 crowd control and characterization.

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Copyright © January 2017 Alex Acuff and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about being dead

Death of Gerbil – a dark comedy about being dead and Heaven has lost your paperwork
A Second Chance – a group of dead people are given history changing missions
God Help Us – about the galactic conference where God has been delayed at the end of the world

Adam and Yoshi – award winning one act comedy-drama

award winning one act comedy-drama

ADAM AND YOSHI – AWARD WINNING ONE ACT COMEDY-DRAMA

Trying to pick up the pieces while going through a divorce, Adam moves back in with his mother. The arrangement gives him the liberty and creative freedom to write, as he tries to come to terms with the loss of his other half which interestingly enough coincides with the appearance of Yoshi, his new girlfriend… kind of. Yoshi and Adam have a normal relationship; they met at a comic’s convention, she pops in through his window consistently dressed in the same superhero garb (mask included), they fight and talk and talk while fighting and then they make love in this award winning comedy-drama.

Yoshi’s full name, ‘’Yoshi, Warrior Princess of the Divine Order of Nesparotu of the Kiuan on the planet Darden’’ maintains that she is from the planet Darden and her purpose is to copulate with an Earthling, so as to impregnate her. Okay, so not much of a ”normal” relationship, but this comedy-drama in one act does explore the dynamics that every person in the world goes and grows through when they choose, yet again, to open their hearts.

When Yoshi reveals a shocking truth to Adam he faces a future that is more uneasy than he had anticipated his life would become after his divorce.

ADAM & YOSHI DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

2013 – Play Club West, Los Angeles, CA – Staged Reading
2013 – WINNER – The Make the House Roar Prize for Comedy, The Lionheart Theater of GA.
2013 – McKinney Repertory Theatre Festival, McKinney, TX – Finalist w/ Staged Reading
2013 – New American Playwrights Development Project at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City Utah – Finalist w/ 4 Workshop Production followed by audience Q&A sessions.
2015 – Special Workshop Production – The Flea Theater, NYC – Presented by the In-Residence-Director for consideration in the 2015 & 2016 Seasons for the Artistic Director and staff.

Author: Tom Cavanaugh

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Award winning one act comedy-drama, dramedy.

Cast: Main Characters 1 – M, 1 – F , one offstage voice (his mother)

Ages of the actors: 20’s-30’s

Suitable for: Adults to perform and watch

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Adam’s bedroom with a bed, desk, laptop and an open window

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a award winning deep play that focuses on character and intent

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Copyright © January 2018 Tom Cavanaugh and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length dramas for two actors you’ll enjoy:

A Field of Glory – American Civil war Drama
Crossword – British award winning play about a murder
On Golden Wings – play about the composer Giuseppe Verdi

Christopher goes through a breakup – funny one act comedy script

funny one act comedy script

CHRISTOPHER GOES THROUGH A BREAKUP – FUNNY ONE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT

Christopher is devotedly and passionately in love with Quinn, his girlfriend. She is a very goddess and he worships the ground she walks on. So when his room mate Lazlo brings him a simple note stuck under the door saying that she’s dumping him for her Icelandic swimming instructor, Christopher falls apart in this funny one act comedy script. Lazlo, ever the metrosexual modern male tries to feed him comfort food (quinoa, kale, carrots) but unsurprisingly these things just don’t work.

Determined to get her back, Christopher follows Lazlo to a party where Quinn’s sister will be, planning to crash the party and talk Quinn’s sister into persuading her sister to give him one more chance. Unfortunately it’s a dark and stormy night and the two guys find themselves not at ‘O’Leary’s’ pub, but at  a much dodgier ‘O’Leery’s’ pub. With a severe weather warning, the two are forced to spend the evening at the wrong pub with some quite unusual characters including a slightly alcoholic Irish priest and two grumpy old men.

But when an extremely attractive woman enters the bar and it turns out that she’s just dumped her boyfriend, things start to take an abrupt turn…

Author: Aisha Tritle

Type: One act play script

Genre: Funny one act comedy script

Cast: 9M, 2F (some smaller cast members could be cast as women if need be)

Ages of the actors: Adult – main characters late twenties, priest, bartender and other customers middle aged up.

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

Length: 45 minutes

Set: Christopher and Lazlo’s flat/apartment and then the Irish pub, slightly dinghy in appearance.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – very funny script with great chance for comedic characterization

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Copyright © January 2018 Aisha Tritle and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about breaking up:

For Never, not always – when your husband dumps you at the altar. For the best man
101 ways to dump someone in five minutes
The Perfect Partnership – romantic comedy about a lost puppy and bitchy girlfriend

A likely story – five minute comedy filler

five minute comedy filler

A LIKELY STORY – FIVE MINUTE COMEDY FILLER SKETCH

In this five minute comedy filler, Miss Hastings is summoned to the manager’s office after a series of unfortunate events starting with the purchase of twelve expensive cashmere sweaters with tiny buttons. Now the very same twelve expensive cashmere sweaters with tiny buttons result in a chain of events leading to amoungst other things a colleague copping a feel of Miss Hasting’s breast, a large spider, a sexual harassment suit and a run on the store with a mass return of the same cashmere sweaters.

Now what has Miss Hastings to say for herself?

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar. Other short comedy plays – “Read about it” by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Five minute comedy thriller, one act, comedy sketch

Genre: Comedy, sketch

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: M – 40’s, F 20-30’s

Suitable for: All ages to watch and adults up to perform

Length: Five minutes

Set: A desk and chair and a carpet in front of it. A typical office

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – comedic reactions

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

Like this play? Other comedy sketches and fillers:

Hell Froze Over – one act comedy sketch about sports
Would you let me finish? Skit for two women
The Duel – Ten Minute Comedy Sketch

A House of dolls – script about a crazy family

script about a crazy family

A HOUSE OF DOLLS – SCRIPT ABOUT A CRAZY FAMILY

In this script about a crazy family, Delilah, a young girl studying at college makes a big mistake by inviting her study partner (who just happens to be a boy) round to her house to study together.

Now the females in Delilah’s family, the ‘Austen girls’ are basically made up of women who in their own words “Love men who then break their hearts and leave them!” Besides this tragic characteristic, they all share another – they are beautifully made up and very concerned with their appearances to the point where Delilah’s granny, mother and sister all look very similar, like dolls even. Their world is an old fashioned one – titivate yourself, meet the man of your dreams and get married. That’s what the Austen women do. The fact that Delilah is a physics major baffles them and the fact that she doesn’t want to take over the family hairdressing salon is equally puzzling.

But the real problem for them is that Delilah seems to be making no effort to catch a man. So when she actually brings one round to the house, Heaven help him!

Other comedies by playwright James Hanson – The Fence – a comedy about guys and girls

Author: James Hanson

Type: One act play, ten minute play

Genre: Comedy, script about a crazy family

Cast: 4F, 1M

Ages of the actors: 3 teens or early twenties, 1 forties, 1 seventies

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

Set: The living room in the perfect house.

Length: Ten Minutes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comedic characterization.

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Copyright © December 2017 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny plays about bringing boys home:

Mother – a comedy about being politically correct
Moose Tracks – a dark comedy about your evil family, your boyfriend and of course the Moose on the wall
Love in the time of Tourette’s – one act romantic comedy. Bastard.

So Easy a Caveman can do it – short skit about inventing the wheel

skit about inventing the wheel

SO EASY A CAVEMAN CAN DO IT – SHORT SKIT ABOUT INVENTING THE WHEEL

Grok just invent wheel. Using only a rock and, er another rock. (But it was a Phillips rock) . And he’s very proud of it. Zorg not interested – he dig hole to catch girl for prom night. However (But) Grok not realise (know) he need things like insurance for his wheel. Dis wheel making thing more complicated (hard/difficult) than Grok think (knew). So he gets girl and goes off over the mountain on the wheel to get insurance. But Grok did not know he need seatbelts (To keep the girl from falling off) in this short skit about inventing the wheel.

Read about playwrights Lois and Kelly Corcoran. Other skits by Lois and Kelly – Judge Chewout – scary or not?

Author: Lois and Kelly Cocoran

Type: Skit, comedy, one act

Genre: Short skit about inventing the wheel

Cast: 3 – 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Older kids up to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Two – three minutes (1.5 pages)

Set: Blackbox set. PROPS: Horn hats, shovel, cardboard wheel, cell phone, caveman costumes

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy skit for all to enjoy.

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

Like this skit? Other skits to perform:

Attorney skit – we’ll get what you paid for!
Cupid’s bad day – skit for valentine’s day
The Masked Avenger – superhero comedy skit

More Pasta – ten minute comedy about family and veganism

ten minute comedy about family

MORE PASTA – TEN MINUTE COMEDY ABOUT FAMILY AND VEGANISM

Not everyone eats as much meat as they used to nowadays. Doctors warn it makes your cholesterol high, and let’s face it, there’s a lot more pressure from the vegans than there used to be. But Mike never dreamed it would enter his home. Mike is Italian and every good Italian boy knows that whenever he needs to, he can go home to momma and she’ll cook him a meal fit for a king. Spagetti and meatballs, for instance. But when Mike goes round to visit his folks, he finds that things are just a little different from what they used to be and momma is – well let’s just say she’s embraced her new lifestyle with a never seen before fervor.

‘More pasta’ won the Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre and KTDT Digital Radio Players competition in 2009.

Author: Leon Kaye

Type: Ten minute comedy script

Genre: Ten minute comedy about family

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged (the parents) and one son (20)

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

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A dining room table, which is set. Two pots simmer on the stove.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun comedy for three actors that plays on characterization

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Copyright © November 2017 Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Mother – a comedy about being a little too politically correct because of your embarrassing mother
Something’s got to give – family comedy play
Irish Jack – family dramedy script about marrying outside your culture

The Dummies Guide to Saving the U.s.a. – CIA Comedy script

CIA comedy script

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO SAVING THE U.s.a – CIA Comedy Script

In this CIA comedy script, a band of evil doers – a.k.a Connie and Blyde (who work for Al Tyrone and his bunch of goons) attack the Whitehouse and the CIA’s base of operations and kidnap the vice president as part of their cunning and devious plan they wish to fulfill.

With the CIA crippled they only have one agent left for the job. However, he has no field training and there is no time to learn. He has to learn how to be an agent ON THE JOB while trying to take down a villainous master of mischief, gangsters, and criminal icon copycats. His name: Wilbur.

Read another script by best selling playwright Jonathan Smith – The Fourth Wall – a behind the scenes teen adventure comedy script.

Author: Jonathan Smith

Type: Full length one act comedy (but could easily be split with an interval into a two act comedy)

Genre: CIA comedy script

Cast: 11M, 5F – some roles can be doubled. Can be performed with a minimum of 10-12 actors.

Length: 50-60 minutes (an hour with scene changes)

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: Teens to adult to both watch and perform

Set: Simple – the stage is split in two halves so the action takes place on one side then switches to the other, or both are used to represent different locations. Desks and chairs and phones are needed.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes.

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Copyright © November 2017 Jonathan Smith and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other adventure comedy scripts for you to enjoy:

Explain the Handcuffs – sci-fi time travelling adventure comedy script
Pirate appreciation day – comedy about pirates. Aargh!!
Goddle – sci-fi adventure comedy script

Trump: American Nightmare – short Donald Trump skit

short Donald Trump skit

DONALD TRUMP: AMERICAN NIGHTMARE – SHORT DONALD TRUMP SKIT

It’s the night before the election results are announced and Donald Trump’s second worst nightmare is about to come true (The worst nightmare being his hair thinning a little on the top). The second worst nightmare is that he’s terribly, terribly afraid that he’s actually going to be made President – something he really doesn’t want at all. He never expected it to happen and now it looks like it’s about to come to pass. What will he do?

In a thoughtless moment he calls Hillary and Bill and tries to bargain with them, even bribing Bill with interns in a moment of desperation. But will they succumb in this short Donald Trump skit?

Other comedies by Demarquis – Out on a Date – the comedy about dumping someone and social media knowing about it before you do it. 

Author: Demarquis Johnson

Genre: Short Donald Trump skit

Type: Comedy skit or sketch, one act

Cast: 2M, 2F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Teen up.

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 4-5 minutes

Set: Black box set. A laptop/tablet and a phone are needed

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Impersonating famous people convincingly and with humor

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Copyright © November 2017 Demarquis Johnson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political skits for you to enjoy:

Ye’ll vote for me – Irish political skit
Trump:wolf of Pennsylvania Avenue
Attorney skit – we’ll get what you paid for!

A Tale of Two balconies – modern Romeo and Juliet comedy

modern Romeo and Juliet comedy

A TALE OF TWO BALCONIES – MODERN ROMEO AND JULIET COMEDY

Sorry, love, the old Romeo can’t come to the phone right now – he’s too busy thinking of the paths to his beloved’s (Juliet’s) heart …but the new Romeo can come to the phone, in fact he’s glued to it ‘cause the hot Juliet, is on the other line. In A Tale of Two Balconies, modern Romeo/Juliet and Shakespearean Juliet/Romeo share with us the agony of love in a one act comedy that boldly puts the ‘crossed’ in ‘star-crossed’ as the two couples intertwine in a quirky retelling of the dramatic classic. The differences between modern-day flirting and the courtships of yesteryear are explored in the most comical yet thought-provoking way and in an illuminating style, the whims and wild imaginings of teenagers are studied. It wouldn’t be ‘Romeo and Juliet’ without the element of disaster we’ve come to associate with the romance and when the Romeo and Juliet pairs cross paths, hilarious consequences arise leading to the conclusion that boys will be boys and are indeed from Mars and girls? Well, we all know (or don’t know) about them in this modern Romeo and Juliet comedy.

Tis awesome to feel the fluttering’s that arise from the passions of the heart!

Author: Kate Cosette

Type: One act Comedy

Genre: Modern Romeo and Juliet Comedy

Length: Twenty five minutes

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Teenagers

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and to watch

Set: Scene opens on stage split in two: present in both scenes is a balcony. Modern and medieval Juliets both stand on their respective balconies

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy but fun piece that points fun at both modern and medieval ways.

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Copyright © November 2017 Kate Cosette

Like this play? Others like it:

The Ten minute Hamlet – play about putting on a very very short version of Hamlet
The Dane – play about an audition for Hamlet
Cuckold – ten minute seventeenth century comedy about a Cuckold

Saving Persephone – Modern Greek style comedy

modern Greek style comedy

SAVING PERSEPHONE – MODERN GREEK STYLE COMEDY

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

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

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

Author: Meghan van Lelyveld

Type: Two-act play

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

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

Ages of the actors: Teens up

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

Length: 100 minutes

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

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control

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

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

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

No Years Eve – play about New Year’s Eve (and the world ending on it)

play about New year's eve

NO YEAR’S EVE – PLAY ABOUT NEW YEAR’S EVE (AND THE WORLD ENDING ON IT)

Christmas is over, and everyone is looking forward to the New Year, until the news breaks that there wasn’t going to be one. A jilted daughter, a nuclear physicist, a flower shop employee, a wayward priest and a thief all join Mr. and Mrs. Drummond for their final moments on earth. Emotions run high, secrets are confessed and love blooms in the face of annihilation.   What will they do when the time comes? And how will they pass the time until then in this play about New Years Eve?

Other plays by Dave Morgan – Le Shaggy Dog – comedy set in wartime France

Production History:

Franklin and Friends on act play festival, Roosevelt Park, South Africa – March 2017
EADS one act play festival – Edenvale, South Africa – May 2017

Author: Dave Morgan

Genre: British Comedy, dramedy

Type: One act play, play about New year’s eve

Cast: 4M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Early twenties up to adult

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

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Standard living room plus big working clock with easy to read pointers set for 11:30 at the start of the play (depending upon the timed dress rehearsal). A door, drinks cabinet, glasses, TV a flat screen from a computer of similar, cups, a tray and a lounge suite etc. Christmas tree, crackers and streamers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping a level of tension going with everyday occurrences

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Copyright © November 2017 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other end of the world plays:

God Help Us – the end of the world is nigh – and God’s stuck at a conference
Scream – one act suspense thriller about how people react when they think it’s the end of the world
The End of Class – a teen comedy about the end of class