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The chase – one act period romantic comedy

THE CHASE – ONE ACT PERIOD ROMANTIC COMEDY

one acy period romantic comedy

How does a bit of gossip sound? Meet Barry. Barry sees Carrie, spills wine on her and is immediately struck by Cupid’s arrow. Barry proceeds to have Sally, his assistant, deliver a message to Carrie, with a date proposition. Carrie is only convinced by her assistant, Larry, who charmingly seconds Sally’s notion that Carrie has nothing to lose from a night of free dinner and wine, with Barry in this one act period romantic comedy. Carrie agrees to the date. But Carrie has Harry (he does business in America) and let us not forget Hallie, also thrown into the mix for some odd reason. Hallie is a wedding planner, she may or may not be vital to this comedy and she’s an American (interestingly enough). Barry, Carrie, Sally, Larry, Harry and Hallie are all pleased to be a part of London’s finest and The Chase. They bring the ‘50’s to life in a case of the best and worst of times!

First comes love, but just before marriage, here comes dear arrogant, toe-raggedy, uncivilised, clumsy Barry in a weird yet charming carriage!

Author: Nikita Sowan

Genre: One act Period romantic comedy

Type: One act stage play/short screenplay

Cast: Mains 2M 2F. Total cast: 6 3M 3F and a barista.

Ages of the actors: Approximately their 30’s

Length:  Twenty minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Suitable for be performed by: Teens up

Set: This play has been adapted from a screenplay and can be produced as a screenplay, or as a stage play.  There are short scene changes which would make a black box stage better than a constructed set for this one act period comedy script. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue but quick scene changes

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Copyright © March 2017 Nikita Sowan and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

Sarah wants the moon – one act comedy set in Paris
Cuckold – saucy period piece
Agatha the Ugly – period comedy-drama set in the war

Trump: Wolf of Pennsylvania Avenue – Trump comedy sketch

trump comedy sketch

TRUMP: WOLF OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE – TRUMP COMEDY SKETCH

In this Trump comedy sketch, Donald trump is taken before “The Committee” to review his appointment as President of the United States and to tell him that nobody wants him. He can’t go back to The Apprentice – they don’t want him. American Idol already have Simon Cowell, so they don’t need Trump as well.

Whilst Trump furiously tweets to his followers (all 25% of America) how everybody is being mean to him, the committee decides his fate. And in his own words (well almost) – He’s fired!!

But how does he take it?

Other plays – Hell Froze Over – a comedy about sports by Demarquis Lamar Johnson.

Author: Demarquis Lamar Johnson

Genre: Trump comedy sketch

Type: Skit or sketch, one act

Cast: Anything from Three actors up

Ages of the actors: Adult but could be funny with a committee of kids in suits

Suitable for: Older kids to adult to both watch and perform

Length: 5 minutes

Set: At director’s discretion. Most likely a desk with committee seated behind it. Cell phones needed.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 accurate portrayal of Donald Trump

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Copyright © March 2017 Demarquis Lamar Johnson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political comedies, sketches and skits

Mother – a short comedy piece about being politically incorrect in this day and age
Ye’ll vote for me – Irish political comedy sketch
Nicer Republicans – short political satire

What the old guy said – very funny senior monologue

funny senior monologue

WHAT THE OLD GUY SAID – VERY FUNNY SENIOR MONOLOGUE

In this very funny senior monologue, Carney, a typical old guy (complete with all the usual complaints about everything including the government, foreign people and his medication) gets up and, well starts to complain. At first you think he’s just going on a bit. But when it gets to the part about being arrested for being a suspected bomber, as well as for for indecent exposure after being assaulted by a German Shepherd with his pants down in the clinic whilst having a colonoscopy, well you just have to read it. And pick yourself up off the floor afterwards. It’s so funny.

Read about playwright Leon Kaye. Read other best selling comedy scripts – Church of Satan – a religious satire by Leon.

Author: Leon H. Kaye

Genre: Comedy, funny senior monologue

Type: One act play, sketch, monologue

Cast: One male actor

Age of the actor: 76

Suitable for: PG 10

Length: Eight to ten minutes

Set: No set – a stage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – remembering dialogue and comic timing/pacing

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Copyright © February 2017 Leon Kaye and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny monologues for you:

In the Hut – funny Irish monologues for men
Guy meets girl – one hander comedy routine – about dating and nerves
Gray Matters – short funny monologue about the guy who runs your brain

Jinxed – insane one act comedy script

insane one act comedy script

JINXED – INSANE ONE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT

It’s the usual group therapy session run by the Doc, as she is known to her patients. There’s the twins, charging round the room as usual, Val the angry girl (nobody seems to know why), Nic, the antisocial young man and a new guy, Ludovic who just wants his money back as he doesn’t really need therapy, despite being covered in blood and brandishing a knife. It’s also 50% off everything at the local mall and the masses are surging outside in this insane one act comedy script.

When an actor barges in with a clock strapped to his chest that’s ticking down to zero, the group has to decide what to do. Could it be a time bomb? Nobody wants to find out. Nobody wants to be trapped in the room with 5 other lunatics and ticking timebomb either. But do they have a choice?

Read a teen drama by Ash – Someone to Remember.

Author: Ash Crestfelt

Genre: Off The Wall insane one act comedy

Type: One act comedy

Cast: 4M, 7F, 5N (can vary – there are 4 listed nurses and citizens but can be accomplished with a smaller cast)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: To watch: All ages To perform: Teens up

Length: 35 minutes

Set: A small psychologist’s office. There is a ring of chairs for a therapy session.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – portraying the more outlandish characters believably.

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Copyright © February 2017 Ash Crestfelt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other off the wall plays of a similar genre:

Murder in the Asylum – absurd whodunit script
The Condition – drama comedy about a mental patient
Wallflower house – drama about a young woman with agoraphobia

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

funny crime script

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

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

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

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

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, funny crime script

Type: Short two-act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Cast: Eleven: 4F, 7M

Ages of the actors: Adult

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

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

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

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

Like this play? Other crime scripts:

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

The Golden Years – Comedy script for seniors

comedy script for seniors

THE GOLDEN YEARS – COMEDY SCRIPT FOR SENIORS

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

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play, two scenes

Genre: One act comedy

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 8M 9F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Over 65

Suitable for: All ages but aimed at a mature audience

Set: Simple set – some tables or desks and chairs

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

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

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

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

Mother – A comedy about being politically correct

comedy about being politically correct

Mother – A comedy about being politically correct

Everyone’s mother has their flaws, their embarrassing habits that make you wish you were anywhere else but in their company. But when one decides to fall in love with a person of colour, and you want to bring them home to meet your mother, who just happens to be the most politically incorrect person on the planet, it’s important that you have that little conversation before introducing them to the love of your life. In case he runs away screaming – never to return. A one act comedy about being politically correct and maybe more so than we need to be!

Other plays (Cuckold – ten minute raunchy period piece)

Author: Wesley Taylor

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about being politically correct

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 2F 1M

Ages of the actors: Couple 30’s-40’s, mother older

Suitable for: Adult actors, audience: PG 12 – quite funny and inappropriate but not blatantly offensive.

Set: A kitchen with a table and two chairs

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – quite funny and inappropriate but not blatantly offensive.

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Copyright © February 2017 Wesley Taylor and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other offensive and NOT PC plays:

The Three Unwise Men – nativity spoof
Odin Visits Christ – short comedy for two actors
God Help Us – dark religious comedy scripts

Who..You..Me..Someone – funny whodunit script

funny whodunit script

Who..You..Me..Someone – funny whodunit script

Someone is dead. Stabbed in the back on the living room floor, the blood just missing the priceless Persian rug in this funny whodunit script. But who did it? Could it be Mr Who, called in investigate the murder of Mr Someone, the unfortunate victim found lying in the living room by Mr You the night before? Mr Me, who lives in the cupboard can definitely vouch for Someone’s whereabouts. He was in the cupboard with Mr Me the whole evening. Where? Oh, that’s also the name of the sister of the deceased, Mrs Where. So the investigation begins and continues with the appearance of the extremely suspicious Miss Hymn. So to sum it all up: Someone was killed by the suspect, who could be either Me, You or Hymn. When more bodies start to fall, it falls upon the shoulders of Mr Who to unravel it all.

If you think that’s confusing, imagine the confusion of the characters themselves in this funny whodunit.

This play has been performed at the  Delbarton One Act Festival. 

Read another bestselling play by Chris – The Game of Life.

Author: Chris Connors

Type: One act play

Genre: Funny whodunit script

Cast: Cast of 5 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult but could be played by any age above 14

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 20-25 minutes

Set: The Living room of a large home. A closet door stands in the corner of the room (upstage right). There is an eloquent, Persian rug neatly covering the stage where the men stand.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping a straight face

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Copyright © January 2017 Chris Connors and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny and bizarre whodunit scripts:

Murder in the Asylum – absurd whodunit script
Murder and Other Fun things – off the wall whodunit
Ralph – a monty python film noir type whodunit
Mascot Masquerade – a costume party whodunit comedy

 

Down by the River – ten minute romantic comedy script

ten minute romantic comedy script

DOWN BY THE RIVER – TEN MINUTE ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

A ten minute romantic comedy script in which Cindy, a thirty something divorced woman meets Brandon, also a thirty something, and also divorced man in a bar. They get on quite well, and he hints at a cabin down by the river where they could go. The date ends well, and they part, planning to meet up.

 However, the next time they meet it isn’t Cindy but Sandy, Cindy’s twin sister who is there as a prank (and to find out more about him!); Brandon certainly thinks Sandy is Cindy.  

Author: Randall Davis Barfield

Type: Ten plays, short one acts

Genre: Ten minute romantic comedy script

Cast: Cast of four – 2M (one very small part) 2F

Ages of the actors: Three thirty something, one small part in college

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: An upmarket bar

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy dialogue. Only challenge would be two F that look very similar. But could be achieved with the use of a wig etc as the two girls are only on stage for a second at the end as the one waves to the other

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Copyright © January 2017 Randall Barfield and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?

Other ten minute comedies for a cast of four:

Insurance on the line – ten minute comedy plays
Out on a date – short romantic drama – comedy about getting dumped…online
The Dane – ten minute comedy script about an audition for Hamlet

My little mermaid – Skit on The Little Mermaid

skit on the little mermaid

MY LITTLE MERMAID – SKIT ON THE LITTLE MERMAID

In this skit on The Little mermaid, Arial, our little mermaid (Not to be confused with the font) has her eye set on Prince Error (an unfortunate name that he couldn’t really help) who is a human. The only way she can get married to him and have lots of little merchildren is to become human. Since she is just sixteen, she just doesn’t have a checking account or even a credit card so she gives the evil sea queen, ”Umbrella” her voice as payment.

But the story ends well – she gets her voice back. Although she kind of sounds like Pinky Pie, nobody minds, really. As long as she doesn’t sing. Ever!! And they live happily ever after.

Read more about best selling skit writers Lois and Kelly Corcoran. Read some more material of Lois and Kelly’s – Start Wreck – skit on Star Trek.

Author: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Skit on fairy tales, short skit

Genre: Comedy, one acts, skits

Cast: 2F, 4M and 1N.

Ages of the actors: Any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 4 minutes

Set: Any, at director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – comedy characterization

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Copyright © January 2017 Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Have a look at some other really great skits for the holidays:

The Masked Avenger – Superhero skit
Launching a Kid’s comedy club – book of skits
Ye’ll Vote for Me – short Irish Political skit

Getting this close – award winning play for high school

award winning play for high school

GETTING THIS CLOSE – AWARD WINNING PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL

Danny Taylor is a senior in high school and has been in love his best friend Emma for as long as he can remember. She is equally interested in him, but neither knows because of the interference of their mutual friend Jessica (Who wants Danny to herself.) Chronicling his final year in high school, Danny finds success, failure and endless frustration in his attempt to win the girl of his dreams.

A show with a great comedic vibe and true love.

This show was produced by E.A. Laney High School in October of 2016.

At Ashley High School the play took awards in:

Excellence in production design
Excellence in fight choreography
Excellence in Acting (Sam Weaver as Brett)
Excellence in Acting (Dallas Thompson as Danny)

At Washington High School the play received a standing ovation from the 350 present and took the following awards:

Excellence in comedic timing
Excellence in fight Choreography
Excellence in Acting (Sam Weaver as Brett)

Other plays – The Confederation of Radically Altered people (C.R.A.P.) by playwright Brent Holland.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: One act play

Genre: Award winning play for high school, comedy

Cast: Roles for 5 males and 3 females

Suitable for: Middle school, High School or Secondary school students

Ages of the actors: Teenagers

Length: 35-40 minutes

Set: No set has been specified so is entirely up to the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a play that will appeal directly to teens.

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Copyright © December 2016 Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other teen plays for you to enjoy:

Boy – 1 – science fiction drama for teens
Lady T – drama for high school
The lost treasure map – pantomime for teens

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The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy

funny large cast comedy script

THE TEN MINUTE HAMLET – VERY FUNNY LARGE CAST COMEDY SCRIPT

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

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

Author: Sharon Talbot

Type: Two-act comedy, large cast comedy script

Genre: Comedy

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

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

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

Length: Ninety minutes

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

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

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

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

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

A Gift – ten minute play for two actors

ten minute play for two actors

A GIFT – TEN MINUTE PLAY FOR TWO ACTORS

Two young men meet on a train in this ten minute play for two actors. One is an earnest young man on his way to propose to his girlfriend, the other is a cynical loner who advises the first to escape marriage while he can. The advice falls on deaf ears and the earnest young man goes on his way leaving the loner with a delightful twist in his tale in this comedy-drama.

Read about renowned playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays by Jean: Yoo Hoo Mister Solomon – Ten minute Jewish comedy for an older couple.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: One act, short one acts, ten minute plays

Genre: Comedy-drama, dramatic comedy

Cast: 2M

Ages of the actors: Approximately 30-40 years of age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Simple – two chairs facing each other and a window to represent the cabin on a train.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – static if both actors sit for the entire play

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

Like this play? Other ten minute plays for a cast of two actors:

But I’m French – ten minute romantic comedy
Hikers – sci fi play about a chance encounter on a hillside that can change your life forever
Road Rage – ten minute sharpish comedy play

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The Masked Avenger – superhero skit

superhero skit

THE MASKED AVENGER – SUPERHERO SKIT

When there’s danger….he’ll come. When there’s a damsel in distress….he’ll come. When there’s life threatening circumstances….he’ll be there to save the day. All you need to do to call him is to give the super signal in this superhero skit.

But one day, two policeman get to reminiscing about old times and working with The Masked Avenger. The fact that they’re in the same vicinity as the super signal seems too good to be true. So….they press it. What happens next?

Author: Peter Keel

Type: Short one act comedy play, skit.

Genre: Superhero skit

Cast: 3M

Ages of the actors: Any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Seven minutes

Set: The rooftop

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a funny skit for three actors. Characterization.

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Copyright © December 2016 Peter Keel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other fun skits for you to enjoy:

Orphan Antsy – skit on Annie the Musical
Sketches – selection of comedy and drama sketches for teens
Start Wreck – skit on Star Trek

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The Astounding Works of Simon Trout – hilarious teen one act

hilarious teen one act

THE ASTOUNDING WORKS OF SIMON TROUT – HILARIOUS TEEN ONE ACT

When Karen Carter has yet another fight with her family and she storms into her room, the last thing she expects to find is a fully grown good looking guy sitting on her bed. After getting over the shock of this (and passing out a few times), she confronts him. It turns out that he is actually a magical creature, called a Sprite, but who is generally known as ‘Simon,’ whose power is to restore balance to those who have called for help.

He assures her that he can change her family to the way she would like them to be. This appeals and so he waves his magic hand over the unsuspecting family who are sitting down to dinner. A series of very funny identical scenes follow in which they are at first made more honest (doesn’t work), more loving (too much!) more affectionate (OMG) and so on until they reach the inevitable conclusion in this hilarious teen one act script.

Performance history:

Sir John Talbot’s Leisure Centre…Whitchurch, Shropshire
Kino Culture Oswestry Shropshire
Silvester Horne Institute Church Stretton Shropshire
Theatre Severn (Walker Theatre) Shrewsbury Shropshire.

Read about playwright Owen Lewis

Author: Owen Lewis

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, British comedy

Cast: Cast of five, 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Three in their twenties, two older but can be made up.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty Five minutes

Set: The action is initially in Karen’s bedroom and then the Carter family kitchen – diner.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – repeating the same scene over and over with changes in the dialogue

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Copyright © December 2016 Owen Lewis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny teen plays for you to enjoy:

Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity – a ”who stole it” teen farce
Aladdin – comedy script
ESPN, B.C. – teen comedy with no words!

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