Category Archives: One act plays

plays in one act usually between 25-35 minutes long

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 Wrong side of the road – Drama for Teens about a Car Accident

DRAMA FOR TEENS ABOUT A CAR ACCIDENT

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD – DRAMA FOR TEENS ABOUT A CAR ACCIDENT

Imagine that, in a moment of thoughtlessness your life would change for ever, and would even be over.
It’s the holidays and three teens, Danny, Ben and Rachael are going to spend the holidays at the cottage owned by Danny’s father. Danny, egged on by Ben, has driven there in his father’s car without his father’s consent. Danny also hasn’t got a driving licence or insurance in this drama for teens about a car accident.

Just a matter of a few minutes from their destination, Danny takes a bend on the wrong side of the road, resulting in another car swerving out the way to avoid them and crashing, with fatalities highly likely. In a moment of panic, Danny doesn’t stop at the scene of the accident.

When Rachael arrives at the holiday cottage on her motorbike a little later she brings news. The car they hit had one survivor, a policeman. She then produces a gun she took from the scene of the crime. What she suggests next is unthinkable.

The wrong side of the road was was one of nine scripts short-listed in the 2009 Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award competition.

Author: James Chalmers

Genre: Drama for teens about a car accident

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes (One Act)

Cast: 2 Male 1 Female

Ages of players: 14 to 18

Suitable for: Teens and young adults

Set: A holiday cottage

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a good play for one act festivals with growing tension throughout.

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Copyright © July 2018 James Chalmers and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Road Toll – one act drama in which police bring news of a fatal crash in which the person who died was thought to have died years before
The Back Seat – drama about college rape
Questions – one act drama about a murder

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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Copyright © July 2018 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

The Pendragon Sacrifice – Award winning play about Merlin and King Arthur

play about Merlin and king arthur

THE PENDRAGON SACRIFICE – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT MERLIN AND KING ARTHUR

So it is in the reimagining of the adventures of Merlin and his motley crew, that an evil too ghastly to imagine rears its head and must be done away with.   In this one act drama, Arthur of Legend, his brother Marcus, Gwenivere and a band that only Merlin could come up with have one task: to defeat the darkness before it has its chance of setting in in this award winning play about Merlin and King Arthur. Some will die; let them. Some will live; may they live forever…

The evil that descends into the hearts of men is both from and becomes the world. Merlin has witnessed it and can never forget it; it would be unwise for him to even try to.

This show was produced by E.A. Laney High School in October of 2014. It was our competition piece and won awards for best fight choreography, Outstanding Director, and best actress.

Other plays by award winning playwright Brent Holland – Getting this Close – play about love in  High School.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: One act play about Merlin and King Arthur

Genre: Adventure, action, teen, fantasy

Length: Thirty minutes

Cast: 6M, 5F, 9N

Ages of the actors: Teens and up

Suitable for: High school performances to community theatre

Set: Merlin’s study, then a table where people are eating, then Riveredge city post carnage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – an award winning teen play

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Copyright © July 2018 Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Lady of the Lake Murder – an Arthurian murder mystery script
Regicide – play play about a revolution, and murder
Teru’ah – Jewish fantasy script set in an alternate reality post WWII

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

Think before you Vote – South African play for schools

South African play for schools

THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY FOR SCHOOLS

All the girls at the local girl’s high school are excited to see who’ll be the next head girl and who’ll be a prefect.  There’s the girl who thinks it should be her. Obviously. And the girl who has recently turned over a new leaf and desperately wants to be elected but who has a troubled past. And then there’s the matter of race.  Some girls feel that because last year’s head girl was white, a girl of colour should get the vote this year.    Voting for the head girl starts today and it’s going to be tricky in this South African play for schools…

“Imagine if everyone voted objectively; not because they have a grudge, or because of skin colour, or something that happened in the past. But, instead, they all vote because of the good that the girl could do. They vote for the person who shows the most honesty, integrity, fairness and impartiality. Can you imagine? Then the teachers couldn’t ignore us, because we made a good, solid choice together. That would be cool.”

The pupils all vote for the girl they think are the best choice, but in the end, do the teachers get a say?

Read other plays by Shannan – Choices – a South African drama for teenage girls.

Author: Shannan Browne

Type: One act play

Genre: South African play for school. Comedy-drama

Cast:  10F

Ages of the actors: Teens

Suitable for: Teens but the whole family can watch

Length:  Twenty Minutes

Set: Play is set on the school break field. Directors can use either benches or outside tables and chairs slightly off centre stage to create different levels. A bin is required at one end of the stage. The tuck-shop and toilets are situated off stage. If no resources are available, then the stage can be a bare break field.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – this play is particular to South Africa

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Like this play? Other South African plays for schools and teenagers:

Anna alone – a play about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder
Extra lessons – South African play dealing with the subject of student teacher relationships
Finding My Root – monologue from a young Xhosa girl whose life hasn’t been easy

Dr Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock – Award Winning play about Nazi Germany

play about Nazi Germany

DR KRITZINGER’S 12 O’CLOCK – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT NAZI GERMANY

The fascinating, if horrific account of how a group of less than twenty men in a meeting changed the world and impacted its history forever.

In this one act play, the matter at hand has to do with the Jewish untermenschen and their existence in European society. The drama revolves around the men at the 1942 Wannsee Conference seeking a permanent solution to expel the Jews from Europe and reinstate the Aryan race at the top, where the men believe they should be in this award winning play about Nazi Germany.

It is a scenario we’ve seen time and again: how a few men can make disastrous decisions in the name of beliefs that they think the world ought to live by, for the greater good. This meeting resulted in the Jewish genocide known as the Holocaust. As a thoughtful Kritzinger predicted, more than just a few million Jewish lives would be lost ‘for good’ after that meeting.

Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock won the Best One-Act Award at the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwright’s Festival.

Author: Jim Snowden

Type: One act play about Nazi Germany

Genre: Drama

Cast: Main Characters 3 – M. Total cast 13M

Ages of the actors: Adult

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

Length: 45-50 minutes

Set: In the middle of the stage is a conference table, placed diagonally. Fifteen chairs are placed at roughly even spacing around the table. Paper name tags suggest the seating arrangements.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – correct ambiance

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Copyright © May 2018 Jim Snowden and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Dreamtime – play about murder by two teenage NeoNazi’s based on the true story of the notorious teen murders of two professors
Ironwilled – world war 2 movie script
Disney in Deutschland – play about Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler

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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Copyright © May 2018 Greg Urbaitis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays set in American cities you may enjoy:

The things that happen in New York – drama about a couple losing their apartment
A Contemporary Christmas Carol – modern day Beverly Hills Scrooge
A mayor for Dixie – comedy about running for Mayor

Better safe than sorry – ten minute comedy for 3 actors

ten minute comedy for three actors

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR 3 ACTORS

Jack still thinks he’s dating Lorrie. Lorrie thinks he isn’t as she clearly dumped him last week. So when Jack pitches up at her house with candy (which she hates to be honest) it couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient moment. The truth is that she’s getting ready for her hot date with Melvin, the local hottie in this ten minute comedy for three actors.

Jack decides to let both Lorrie and Melvin know, once and for all, that she’s his girl. He answers the door with all the bravado in the world and then make a quick about turn as he realizes Melvin is the biggest man he has ever met. It’s clear he won’t be able to fight him for her. So he comes up with a new tactic. A deadly disease. Genetic – and Lorrie is a sufferer.

But will Melvin buy this crock of cow poo?

Read about author George Freek.
Other comedies – Don’t Bank on it by George.

Author: George Freek

Type: Ten minute play script, one act plays

Genre: Ten minute comedy for 3 actors

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Ten minutes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character driven and situational comedy

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Copyright © April 2018 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Ten minute comedies for you to enjoy:

Matter Matters – comedy set on a biplane
Sticky – farcical comedy about a cheating husband
Mother – a comedy about being politically incorrect

Thirty Deep – American one act play – a comedy-drama

American one act play

THIRTY DEEP – AMERICAN ONE ACT PLAY – A COMEDY-DRAMA

It’s the last day of business for Guns ‘n Stuff Taxidermist. Business hasn’t been great lately and they’ve been forced to close down. (There’s a Smoothie Place coming in in their spot instead) All Montgomery has to do is put the finishing touches on a beaver he’s been stuffing before he bids the old place farewell. His wife, Cookie and lifetime friend, Whiskey are helping him pack up everything in the shop in this American one act play.

Enter Janice Rothstein with a very unusual request, which she’s willing to pay plenty for. In fact before he takes the job, she offers him $30 000. Enough to keep the business going, for sure. Enough for them to live on for quite a while. Only problem is, it’s the first time Montgomery’s ever been asked to stuff this kind of animal. Our kind.

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Author: Jordan Morille

Type: American one act play

Genre: Comedy-drama, dark comedy, dramedy. Starts out as comic with some serious elements at the end.

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All the actors are older adults – old enough to have fought in Vietnam and have thirty year old kids.

Suitable for: All ages to watch, adult to older adult actors to perform

Length: Forty minutes

Set: GUNS N’ STUFF TAXIDERMY. There is a gun counter with a register, a small table nearby, and a staircase leading up to an office. It is the last day of business and the shop is mostly boxed up. A few mounted animals of various kinds litter the shop’s walls, while the gun counter is empty, save a few pistols inside and rifles racked up behind. A SHOTGUN is mounted on the wall directly above the counter, with the mount reading “THE GAVEL”.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents – the play is written for Southern American actors

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