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Singles Forever – African comedy script about marriage

African comedy script about marriage

SINGLES FOREVER – AFRICAN COMEDY SCRIPT ABOUT MARRIAGE

A wedding is nothing but the union of two people: body and spirit. For Omotola, the fiancée of Kantanka, she wants his bank account, his time, his independence… Simply put: all that he owns he believes should remain his own, regardless of him being married. The boys agree that Kantanka should continue to be true to himself, in fact, they can hardly believe he’s defied their rule of brotherhood, to get married. In Singles Forever, an African comedy script, the time before a soon-to-be-bride and soon-to-be-husband get married, is put into focus and is as raw as ever. This comedy with three acts, shows us what happens when a firecracker (Omotola) partners with an aging lion (Kantanka) and if the forces around them (the boys, a lawyer, an ex-girlfriend family, etc.) can influence them enough to change their minds. You do know marriage is for ‘good,’ right?

Although written for an African cast, this play has international appeal and could easily be performed in any country.

Author: Paul Ajayi

Type: Three act play

Genre: African comedy script

Cast: Mains: 1M 1F, total cast: 5F 6M

Ages of the actors: Adult – young to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages to watch and older teens to adults to perform

Length: 135 minutes

Set: Omotala’s room, Kantaka’s bedroom, Kantanka’s living room and The Mustang Pub, Law chambers, Speed dating event, church entrance

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization and dialogue.

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Copyright © August 2017 Paul Ajayi and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Pen – South African play about a writer, his girlfriend and the fantasy woman in his books that becomes too real
The Royal blood cannot be mixed – Angolan play (traditional form) about true love
The Chronicles of Jack -a coming of age story for a young man in a hard crime filled Johannesburg

Childish Authors – one act comedy about the classroom for a mix of adults and kids

comedy about the classroom

CHILDISH AUTHORS – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT THE CLASSROOM

You’re an author. You’ve written a book for children that you think they’ll love. So when the local school invites you to a book reading for nine year olds you jump at the chance. Poor you. You should never have done that. Apparently your book about modern moms with nannies and dads who drive SUV’s isn’t quite what you thought it was. The kids are quick to point out that there was no way that Holly would have paid for an ad to hire her own nanny and the fact that the mom posts pics of herself on the internet is obviously completely inappropriate for a children’s book in this one act comedy about the classroom.

Luckily their teacher has wised up after a year with these little brats and she knows just what to do to fix it. And it doesn’t involve raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

Read about playwright Leon Kaye. Other plays – Church of Satan – religious satire by Leon.

Author: Leon Kaye

Type: One act comedy about the classroom

Genre: Comedy, children, school

Cast: 3 adults (F), 6 children (3M 3F)

Ages of the actors: One older woman in her 60’s, two in their 30’s and kids are around 9 years of age

Length: 30 minutes

Suitable for: All ages to watch, kids and adults to perform. Adult roles should ideally be played by adults.

Set: Empty stage with barstools, a carpet for the kids to sit on and three pocket books.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – words are easy to learn for the kids but there is a lot of satire in this sketch that needs to come across.

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Copyright © August 2018 Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other satires for you to enjoy:

Thirds – a suburban satire about inheriting a house and splitting it. Physically
The chicken or the egg – a political satire script about a farmer who is accused of being a terrorist because of something his chicken has done
Trump – I’m not a racist! skit

Family Separation – a dark comedy skit about parents separating. From their kids

dark comedy skit

FAMILY SEPARATION – A DARK COMEDY SKIT ABOUT PARENTS SEPARATING. FROM THEIR KIDS.

When Andrew and Andrea set their kids, Fran and Francis down at the table to talk about something important, the kids naturally assume their parents are going to get a divorce. After all, they have been fighting an awful lot. So it comes as a huge shock when their parents inform them that, yes, they are legally separating, but, no, it’s not from each other, but from their kids. After all, the kids are the source of the problems they’ve been having, really. Without them, they’d have more money and even be able to go on that holiday they’d always wanted. Of course they’d have to move out. Who?  Why? Well, Andrew and Andrea are really attached to the house so it should be the kids that go. Simple? Of course it is! A dark comedy skit about parents separating from their kids.

Other skits by Peter Keel – Bad news, Pluto!

Author: Peter Keel

Type: Dark comedy skit

Genre: Comedy, family, skit, sketch

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 2 teens 2 parents

Suitable for: Teens up to watch and perform

Length: 7 minutes

Set: Kitchen table/family room

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy skit – hard to keep a straight face!

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Copyright © August 2018 Peter Keel and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits, sketches and dark comedies about family:

Sketches – a collection of comedy and drama sketches for teens
A house of dolls – 10 minute script about a crazy family
Something’s got to give – full length family comedy

The Right Approach – ten minute comedy for three actors about a brothel

comedy for three actors

THE RIGHT APPROACH – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR THREE ACTORS ABOUT A BROTHEL

In this ten minute comedy for three actors, young Eve, who has been working in the same position for the past few years (mostly on her back, but some clients do like a bit of variety) plucks up courage and asks for a promotion from her boss. The only thing is, Eve feels that she hasn’t been challenged at all in her current position and is looking for an opportunity to prove she’s worth the promotion.

Enter Eve’s latest customer, who swears he isn’t going to pay because….he just wasn’t satisfied!! Although Eve finds this hard to swallow, she hardens her resolve, puts her head down and insists that he pay his dues. When her boss threatens to call the police and her now confessed dead broke client bursts into tears, it’s up to Eve to come up with a solution for everybody.

A fun comedy that alludes to what the nature of the business is without ever saying so in so many words.

Read about playwright George Freek.  Other plays – Lovely to Look at – comedy about community theatre by George

Author: George Freek

Type: Ten minute comedy for three actors

Genre: Comedy, one act, ten minute plays

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 2F, 1M

Ages of the actors: One in her twenties, two older

Suitable for: Adults only

Set: A pleasant, tastefully decorated waiting room

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – simple script, fun parts for three strong actors

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Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Am I good? One act play about a teenage boy and his babysitter, a pretty older woman who’s getting ready for a date
Cuckold – ten minute period play
Undressed – monologue about being a stripper

You Wanted To See Me? Comedy sketch about being late for work

comedy sketch about being late for work

YOU WANTED TO SEE ME?  COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT BEING LATE FOR WORK

Roger is a guy with a problem. A problem that’s recently become more and more noticeable to his line manager. What is it? Well -in the past two months he’s been late for work pretty much three days out of five. For a number of reasons. The usual ones – his alarm didn’t go off and his car wouldn’t start. And…those that are a little less usual, such as having a flock of giant bunnies gallop past his window one morning and being mugged for his travel card by a man in a dress. Not to mention the dognapping for half a million pounds he was recently involved in. The thing is – every single one of these reasons is true. Completely true. And today he’s being called to the big boss’s office to have a little meeting about it in this comedy sketch about being late for work.

The author will allow workshopping of the language in the script to make it more local to the area is it being staged.

Other plays by award winning playwright Claire Linda Demmer – Waiting – two hander ten minute comedy about being stuck in the queue to go to the toilet.

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Type: Comedy sketch about being late for work

Genre: Comedy, one act, sketch

Length: Seven minutes

Cast: Cast of 2, Roger should be male but Mr Smith could be either gender

Ages of the actors: 1 middle aged to older, 1 younger to middle aged

Suitable for: Adults – language, one reference to sex . This can be edited out if younger performers are to stage it.

Set: A typical manger’s office. There is a single door leading into the office. There is a desk with a phone and a sheaf of papers which the manager will consult. There are two chairs – both armchairs. The one armchair for Roger should have those narrow type of arms that look a bit flimsy.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – this play can make use of physical comedy to add to the humour if the performers wish to.

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Like this play? Others like it:

The Call Centre – comedy sketch about a call centre for 3 actors
A Likely story – 5 minute comedy filler
Trump – American nightmare – Trump comedy sketch

Taken to Tusk – An off the wall comedy

OFF THE WALL comedy

TAKEN TO TUSK – AN OFF THE WALL COMEDY

Rene McBean is a cantankerous, leaden-legged, old woman who fell out with her daughter Wanda some years back, which resulted in her granddaughter Sharon staying with her nan. At that time Sharon had an imaginary friend – Trunky The Elephant – which, unbeknownst to Wanda, has evolved since, to the point where she now thinks she is Trunky, made worse by the fact that Rene’s neighbours Ethel (computer savvy busybody) and Hector (amorous lothario) come around to watch her perform. There is no TV in the house and they like nothing better than to sit down and watch Sharon perform as Trunky in this off the wall comedy.

Wanda’s raison d’etre, however, is to try and ‘cure’ Sharon so that she leaves the home and Wanda can ‘inveigle her way back in’ so that Rene’s wealth will be re-distributed, she hopes, to help her and her new boyfriend – unfunny comedian Mikey Strange – set up a Comedy Club. To help her plan along, Mikey transforms into Dr Michael Strangue, an eminent doctor in the field of ‘curing people with imaginary friends etc’, using his ‘comic skills’ to ad lib to suit the ever-evolving situation. The plan, however, fails soon after it starts as Sharon’s own raison d’etre soon surfaces, which makes everyone face up to their own existences.

Ultimately it is Rene who is made to face just what has made her the mean-spirited woman she is today and how her relationship with Wanda was coloured by her own marriage breakdown and, come the end, all three McBean women realise what has happened to their lives because of either the way men have treated them, or how their personalities have been without men around, which leaves Mikey, in a way, the chance of becoming a husband, a step-father and a son-in-law all in one fell swoop.

Other plays – Squawk by British playwright Troy Banyan.

Author: Troy Banyan

Type: One act play

Genre: Off the Wall Comedy

Cast: Six, 4F, 2M

Ages of the actors: Three older, two middle aged and one in their twenties

Length: Forty five minutes

Set: The whole play takes place in one set, the front lounge of Rene McBean, on one evening. Downstage right is a straw bedding area, behind which is a podium (on its side) and a long stick. The fireplace then runs up the right wall and on the mantelpiece are some framed photographs. Upstage Right is a hi-fi unit, under which are some jungle bongos. Along the back is a reclining lounger seat, next to which is a side table. Upstage left is the door through which all exits and entrances are made as it leads to not only the (unseen) front door but all other rooms in the house. Downstage left is a long sideboard, on which is an ornate howdah (elephant seat). Going vertical down centre right is a three- seater sofa and this is facing a cleared area in front on the bedding/fireplace. The décor is very jungle-like, with African markings on the walls, curtains etc and various artefacts dotted around the room. There is no TV in room.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © July 2018 Troy Banyan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Off the Wall comedies you may enjoy:

Hossback – an Off The Wall Comedy about cowboys (and their ponies)
Repertory theatre – extremely funny comedy about trying to get a play staged
Thirty Deep – American comedy about a taxidermist and a most… unusual job

Trump – I’m not a RACIST! Skit

Donald Trump racist skit

TRUMP – I’M NOT RACIST! TRUMP RACIST SKIT

Donald Trump is sitting tweeting one day, when a very nervous Press Secretary enters, saying that they need to talk. About? “Well – about the allegations.” “Allegations?” “That you’re racist. Racist?!!!!” Trump is flabbergasted. He can’t be racist. Most of his staff are Mexicans. So he can’t be. And he eats at Taco Bell. And he lets the black guy win at The Apprentice sometimes. Donald sets out to set things right in the only way he knows how in this Trump racist skit.

Other Trump skits by Demarquis – Trump – American Nightmare!

Author: Demarquis Johnson

Type: Short comedy skit about Donald Trump

Genre: Comedy, political, skit, satire, Trump racist skit

Cast: 2M or 1M/1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Length: Two minutes. This is a short skit. The entire play is two pages long.

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

Set: Donald Trump’s office

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – characterization as actors are playing a well known specific role.

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Copyright © July 2018 Demarquis Johnson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits and short comedies of a similar vein:

Mother – a comedy about being a little too PC because your mother isn’t
Attorney skit – we’ll get what you paid for
The chicken or the egg – a political satire script

The Vampire Drudgeries – teen comedy play about a rebellious vegetarian vampire

teen comedy play

THE VAMPIRE DRUDGERIES – TEEN COMEDY PLAY ABOUT A REBELLIOUS VEGETARIAN VAMPIRE

In this teen comedy play, Anton, the “son” of Count Dracula and his bride, is celebrating his birthday. Of sorts…

It’s not quite a birthday. It is, essentially, the day he died and was reborn a vampire. It’s known as his “Deathday”. In ‘The Vampire Drudgeries’, a comedy in one act, we see that for every growing teenage vampire their greatest wish on their “Deathday” is freedom!  This isn’t an uncommon wish, whether you’re a  ‘so called bloodsucking monster’ or an ordinary  human teen.   The freedom to go where he wants and do what he wants.  How about eat what he wants?  Well…..Anton is part of a  coven including; zombies, witches, werewolves and even the Frankenstein monster, that has to live by ‘vegetarian’ rules, thus the freedom to truly accept his true nature would be priceless.

Luckily for Anton, the omens may just be in his favour. Unfortunately, for the rest of us that is not a good sign.

The rules became as unreal as those whom they were imposed on. Unreal, unimaginable and undead.

Author: Sonja Staunton

Type: One act comedy about teen vampires.

Genre: Teen comedy play

Cast: Mains: 2M, 2F. General: 7M 4M plus iwitches, obsessed with their phones and a not very bright bunch of Zombies

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: All teens

Length:  10-15 minutes

Set: Black box set or minimal set

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy script for teens

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Copyright © June 2018 Sonja Krohn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun plays of a similar genre:

The Seven suits – only seven special suits can save the earth from destruction!!
An Ordinary Man – comedy about a guy who doesn’t want to be a werewolf anymore
Goddle – a space ship lands on an alien planet and the Goddlians take over the earthlings minds with hilarious results

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Ascorbic Acid Freak – play about HIV AIDS

gay play about hiv

ASCORBIC ACID FREAK – DARK COMEDY PLAY ABOUT HIV

It’s the late eighties and Mark is infected with HIV, a new supposedly lethal virus that affects the immune system. Mark, a typical gay man living with this new form of 1980’s plague, has begun to invest in all sorts of cures from taking a huge volume of ascorbic acid every day (to boost his immune system) to paying a quack doctor known as Dr Purgess to cure him with all manner of weird and wonderful drugs. Dr Purgess does not believe in the power of Ascorbic acid at all and instead arrives regularly armed with the latest cure all drug in this dark comedy play about HIV AIDS.

Mark’s housemate and companion Stephan both loves Mark and tolerates his hypochondria (which may not be unfounded) and tries to get Mark out and away from dwelling on his health all the time. Enter Wanda and Julie from Mark’s old theatre days who offer him a chance to get back on stage, something that would definitely take his mind off of everything.

But their plans may just be put on hold by Dr Purgess’ latest cure, which may be just the opposite!

Other plays by playwright Grant Sutor Vuille – Wall flower house – play about agoraphobia.

Author: Grant Sutor Vuille

Type: One act play about HIV

Genre: Dark comedy

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All the characters except the doctor are in their twenties or thirties. The doctor may be older.

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch. (language, sex)

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Mark and Stephan’s apartment with a kitchen and a living room attached.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right and the feel of the play – comedy with a dark side to it.

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Copyright © June 2018 Grant Sutor Vuille and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

The Simple Hard – South African drama about living with HIV aids
Chicken, Airbags and Wors – South African play about a sex change op
Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies

Dueling Chefs – short skit for 3 people

short skit for 3 people

DUELING CHEFS – SHORT SKIT FOR 3 PEOPLE

Once upon a time, two chefs started a cooking show together. Fast forward to now.  Time has passed and things have, well, soured a bit.  One is definitely more famous than the other. One is the better chef. One looks better on TV. Period. It’s actually a matter of opinion who is. But they both think they are. And tonight on live television, things are about to get nasty in this short skit for 3 people.

Duelling Chefs has been written twice – one for an all female and one for an all male cast, depending on who is available.

Read about playwrights Lois and Kelly Corcoran. How to launch a kid’s comedy club – book of skits by Lois and Kelly.

Authors: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Short skit for 3 people.

Genre: Comedy, skit

Cast: 3F or 3M

Ages of the actors: Suitable for older kids say aged 11 up to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch

Length: 2 minutes. (The skit is only 1 page long so people who purchase the skit will only get another 1/2 a page when they get their download)

Set: Black box set with 2 chef’s hats, 2 aprons, 2 bowls, 2 wooden spoons, small table, referee shirt & whistle.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 easy fun skit for kids and teens

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Copyright © June 2018 Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other skits you will love:

My Little mermaid – skit on The Little mermaid
bad News, Pluto – comedy sketch about Pluto. Yup he’s not a planet
Sunday in the park with phil, two person skit for adults about true love

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 audition – funny short play for a cast of three about an audition

short comedy for 3 people

THE AUDITION – FUNNY SHORT PLAY FOR A CAST OF THREE – ABOUT AN AUDITION

It’s always nerve wracking going to audition for a part in a play. Getting the words right, coming across the way you think the directors want you to come across. And when they simply look bored, its ten times worse. So when Misty arrives at her audition and they give her just ten minutes to prepare, she wants to scream. Until she finds out she has to. Scream, that is. Scream as though her audition depended on it. It does. A funny short play for a cast of three.

Read about playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays – Sticky – a short farcical comedy about a cheating husband by Jean Blasiar.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Comedy, sketch

Type: Funny short play for a cast of three

Cast: 2F, 1M

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

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

Length: 5-7 minutes

Set: Six folding chairs are in the back of the room. On a desk, stage right, is a pile of “sides” for the audition. A sign above the “sides” says, “Take one.”

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a good pair of lungs

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Copyright © May 2018 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about auditions you may also enjoy:

Gorgeous – a one act comedy about the worst audition in the world
Bob – minute comedy sketch about a slightly retarded man going for an audition. Or is he??
Matter Matters – two writers in a biplane trying to come up with script ideas

The Great Incan Treasure of Confusion – plays for high school

plays for high school

THE GREAT INCAN TREASURE OF CONFUSION – PLAYS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

When the notorious pirate Captain Kill finally finds the treasure of his dreams, he attempts to seize it and take it to his ship. However as he attempts to leave, his arch nemesis Captain Gravy Bones arrives claiming the treasure for his own. It seems as though they will have to fight for it, until an ancient witchdoctor appears commanding them to end their bickering. He devises that they race from Tortuga to Cuba and back, and whoever wins will get the treasure. The two pirates agree to go along with it, but don’t intend to play fair. The pirates sabotage, ambush, team up with other pirates, black mail, and fight each other to win. But little do they know, the witchdoctor is keeping them away from the treasure for his own reasons. Join the crews of Captain Kill and Gravy Bones as they battle each other and race for “The Great Incan Treasure of Confusion.” Plays for high school students and audiences.

Other plays by Jonathan Smith – The Fourth Wall – teen adventure comedy and The Dummies Guide to Saving the USA.

Author: Jonathan Smith

Type: 60 minute one act play broken into 12 scenes. Can easily be split into a short two act play

Genre: Plays for high school, teen, adventure, comedy

Cast: Mains: 3M, 2F and 1N. Other roles: 16 roles most of which can be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: One hour

Set: On deck, the beach, Captain’s quarters on the ship, pirate bar, hotel etc. Scene changes can be accomplished with split stage or minimal furnishings.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes frequent. But a very funny script that should be entertaining for both the actors and audience alike.

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Copyright © May 2018 Jon Smith and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

The Last Time I saw Paris – teen adventure based on the whole horse of Troy mess
The Seven Suits – seven ordinary teens save the world from alien invasion
Villains incorporated – award winning teen play

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

343 Union Street – comedy set in Brooklyn

comedy set in Brooklyn

343 UNION STREET – COMEDY SET IN BROOKLYN

Gary and C.J. are just two regular guys from Brooklyn who, inspired by the hot day and the beer they’re drinking, decide that they are going to write a play. C.J.’s friend, Holly is currently in a play which to all accounts sound terrible, and they’re convinced that they could write something at least a little better than that one in this comedy set in Brooklyn.

After all, who knows what inspiration may just walk around the corner? For example, there’s Vinny, the ex boxer who lives in the same building. He went out every night and got beat up , just so he could support his sisters.  That’s a great story.  And how about the creepy old lady who lives in the building? She’s got to be known as “Killer” for a reason.  And the homeless guy on the corner? Rumor has it he’s the landlord’s brother and had it not been for a little incident, he would have been the landlord and not his brother. Plenty of material there!

Or they could just go to the store for more beer…

Other plays – Uncovered – a romantic drama by American playwright Greg Urbaitis.

Author: Greg Urbaitis

Genre: Comedy set in Brooklyn, character driven

Type: One act comedy play

Cast: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: One older lady, four adults, two main characters young adult

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

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes

Set: The front steps of a typical Brooklyn apartment building (but could be adapted to any apartment building)

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play with easy lines. Character based.

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