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Two cousins and a pizza – ten minute American play

ten minute American play

TWO COUSINS AND A PIZZA – TEN MINUTE AMERICAN PLAY

In ”Two Cousins and a Pizza” Mikey’s in town from Chicago and for Johnny, it’s just like old times. There’s nothin’ like grabbing a good, old fashioned New York City pizza and for the cousins, there’s no question that Chi-town don’t cut it in this regard. New York City pizzas are in a league of their own and that’s a fact that even a non-native would understand well. From the texture of the dough (thanks to the city’s water) to the 45cm diameter slice; it’s authentic, it’s simple and it’s New York, baby!

So when Johnny’s cousin starts tucking into his slice with knife and fork in hand, it’s not a problem, it’s a catastrophe! How dare he? In this ten minute American play, Johnny attempts to rehabilitate Mikey so that he can snap out of it and use his God-given hands to enjoy a meal meant to be relished the only way it can (according to Johnny).

If you take the boy outta New York, well maybe then…. he shouldn’t come back.

Author: Anthony J. Piccione

Type: Ten minute American plays

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 2M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults – odd swearword

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: A pizza joint in New York City. There is a large pizza pie on the table.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short easy play – getting the characters and accents right

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Copyright © October 2018 Anthony J. Piccione and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other American plays you may enjoy:

The Things that happen in New York – one act drama
343 Union Street – comedy set in Brooklyn
Agatha the Ugly – drama about friendship, love and loss set after WWII

The Makeover – Ten Minute Comedy Play about an old flame

ten minute comedy play

THE MAKEOVER – ROMANTIC TEN MINUTE COMEDY PLAY ABOUT AN OLD FLAME

Although the years have passed, Doug has always retained a passion for Judy, his old high school flame. Although far from perfect in her own eyes, in Doug’s eyes Judy was the epitome of perfection from the tips of her chubby toes, past her cuddly waist to her pug nose. And today she’s back in town with Doug anxiously waiting for a chance to meet up with his old flame. Who knows what could happen? Maybe this time he’ll take the chances he didn’t last time…
But when ‘Judith’, a willowy vision, walks through the door, Doug just doesn’t know what to say.. Or do! Ten minute comedy play script about an old flame.

Read other plays – The Mirror – a collection of Ten Minute Plays by American playwright Jean Blasiar.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Ten minute comedy script

Genre: Romantic comedy script

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to Thirties

Suitable for: All ages to watch and adults to perform

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: Doug’s bachelor apartment

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple easy to perform fun script

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

Like this play? Other fun ten minute comedies for two actors:

Down by the River – ten minute comedy script
Matter Matters – ten minute comedy set on a biplane
Yoo Hoo, Mister Solomon – romantic comedy for an older couple

The Wilting Press – twenty minute play about life

THE WILTING PRESS – TWENTY MINUTE PLAY ABOUT LIFE AND HELPING OTHERS

Imagine if you had a problem, one that you couldn’t find a solution to. You don’t want to ‘look for help’ at this stage, preferring to try to sort it out yourself. What if you then went for a walk in the park?  On a bench a Wanderer jovially sits with a tattered book in this twenty minute play. The book is a wilting flower press full of the wanderer’s memories.  You sit down. You talk about love, family, life, and what it means to have a conversation that matters.

Three strangers encounter the Wanderer. Burdened by their respective circumstances, each Stranger shares their time and woes with the Wanderer, hoping to move forward.  And so the Wanderer, armed with words and a wilting press, mends these disillusioned hearts with one phrase: “Care to share your troubles?”

The wanderer asks only for a flower for their press from each stranger in return.  Will we ever find out why the Wanderer helps these people? Perhaps not. But maybe that isn’t important.

Other plays by Ash Crestfelt – Someone to Remember – a one act teen drama

Author: Ash Crestfelt

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, teens, play about life

Cast: 1M, 4N

Ages of the actors: Teens up to adults

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

Length: Twenty Minutes

Set: A park bench and a bush/flowers beside it.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – a play that has a simple message – to do good for others, and easy to perform

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Copyright © September 2018 Ash Crestfelt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act drama scripts for you to enjoy:

Am I good? One act comedy script for 1 teen and two adults
Home – romantic drama for two actors
Mateo Falcone – classic tragedy in one act

The Christmas Ghosts – modern Scrooge play

MODERN SCROOGE PLAY

THE CHRISTMAS GHOSTS – MODERN SCROOGE PLAY FOR OLDER KIDS AND TEENS

Cell phones with creepy ringtones have made the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future’s job easier; they no longer have to fly their clients around and can display the bad guys’ past, present and future in an instant. That’s exactly what they do when Bill and Joe cross their path. Driven by the same intent they had with old Scrooge, the spirits help them to become better fellows and to keep Christmas in the most generous and honest way there is in this modern Scrooge play.

Author: Olivia Arieti

Type: One act play, ten minute plays

Genre: Modern Scrooge play, teens, children’s

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 6N, 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Older kids up to adults

Suitable for: Schools for Christmas plays

Set: The Street, Christmas Eve

Level of difficulty: 6/10 a sweet short play that will be enjoyed by the performers.

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Copyright © August 2018 Olivia Arieti and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Christmas plays of a similar vein:

trolls Stole the North Pole – Christmas play for kids
The Rocking Horse Christmas – movie scripts
A Christmas Carol, too! Short Christmas Skits

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

Lemonade Gurus – one act comedy about clowns (ex clowns, actually)

comedy about clowns

LEMONADE GURUS – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT CLOWNS (EX CLOWNS ACTUALLY)

One act off the wall comedy about clowns, or rather,  two ex clowns who are trying to run a lemonade stand. It’s not the first business (or the second, or the third) that they’ve started, and failed at. Somehow, they just don’t have the talent for it. This time, though, they’re determined to make it work. However, they run into a spot of bother when it is discovered they’re trying to sell on somebody else’s turf. It’s a cut throat business, lemonade selling, as the two unwitting ex clowns are about to find out.

Other absurd comedy play scripts- Ratboy – failed superhero comedy script by James Hanson.

Author: James Hanson

Type: One act ten minute comedy

Genre: Comedy about clowns

Cast: 4M, 1F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: A lemonade stand on the side of a road.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the absurdism – the whole play is terribly absurd but it should be played with a straight face.

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Copyright © March 2018 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other off the wall comedies and of course, comedies with clowns.

Clown Car – a whodunit. With clowns
Murder in the Asylum – absurd whodunit script
He’s a Nervous Nellie – absurd comedy script about a nervous psychologist and a ballsy mother

Jars – drama about love between two women

drama about love between two women

Jars – drama about love between two women

What’s a kiss between friends? For Heely it is everything. Evidence that her feelings for Shyne weren’t a daydream and vice versa. Evidence that their childhood adventures together were as real as the fireflies Heely wants to spend forever after catching, with Shyne at her side… and their dog – as it should be. And evidence that a southern wife’s story can have its roots in the most unlikely soils, roots that ought to decay now that Shyne has her husband aka ‘him,’ roots that are thriving into a forbidden flower as Shyne still ‘visits’ with her ‘old childhood friend’ and a grown flower that basks in the radiating light of the love between two women who were not meant to fall in love. So is the one act drama about love between two women telling the story of Shyne and Heely, called Jars. It is an act of passion, torment and mostly, of hope.

From one to the other, paths had crossed, blood was spilled and they would forever be lovers.

Author: Jordan Morille

Type:  Ten minute drama plays

Genre:  Drama about love between two women

Cast: 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Both are in their thirties

Suitable for: PG 12 (content)

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A treehouse

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents – the play is written in a Southern dialect which should be pronounced perfectly if used or not at all.

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Copyright © February 2017 Jordan Morille and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

Carmilla – classic vampire tale of love between two women
Suprises – short one act drama for two women
Juan and Emmett – tragic gay love story

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.

Listen – soldier’s monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

LISTEN – SOLDIER’S MONOLOGUE ABOUT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

A monologue from a soldier who used to fight in the Middle East for the British army. He’s returned from war, with the memories of the people he watched die right in the war.  Bodies he had to put together and bury in mass graves. Ordinary people who had families.

Whenever he closes his eyes, all he can see is their faces, disintegrating in front of him as the bomb hits. The only the thing that drowns the pain is booze. He knows he’s killing himself drinking so much. But it’s the only thing that stops him thinking about it in this monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A British monologue but one that could be adapted by actors in other countries.

Read about British playwright Matt Fox. Other dramatic monologues by Matt – Lady Killers – monologues by women who kill.

Author: Matt Fox

Genre: Drama, monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

Type: Ten minute plays – monologue

Cast: 1M

Age of the actor: Middle aged to older

Suitable for: Teens up – graphic descriptions could affect younger kids

Set: Black box set – possibly chair on a stage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – holding the audience’s attention

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Copyright © October 2017 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other monologues you may enjoy:

After the Pyre – male monologue – when your life falls apart and you’re left to pick up the pieces, who do you blame?
Finding my Root – South African monologue about rape and trauma
The Any Key – monologues for men and about life in the big city

Frederick J. Prescott – one act comedy about a funeral home

comedy about a funeral home

FREDERICK J. PRESCOTT – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT A FUNERAL HOME

Frederick J. Prescott has just died and three of the women who worked with him some years back are there at the funeral home to mourn him. It’s all going quite smoothly. Michael, the funeral home assistant has it all under control and the viewing of the deceased in his open coffin (as requested) has begun.

Everyone is doing what they should be – the women are drinking tea and speaking about Frederick, and Michael is hovering anxiously on the sidelines. Yes, everyone is doing that they should be…. Except Frederick. And nobody has any idea what on earth he’s doing. And where the weird noises are coming from in this comedy about a funeral home.

Read other comedy plays by Randall Davis Barfield – Down by the River – a romantic comedy about unknowingly dating twins.

Author: Randall Davis Barfield

Type: Ten minute slapstick comedy, one act slapstick comedy

Genre: Comedy about a Funeral Home

Cast: 3F 1M

Ages of the actors: The 3F are in their fifties or sixties. The M is young, in his twenties.

Suitable for: Teens and up – mild references to body parts

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: The funeral home in charge of the arrangements. Frederick lies in his open coffin in one of the viewing rooms. Seven or eight chairs are arranged in the room but not so near the coffin. Also, there are lovely flowers tastefully placed here and there in the room. There’s a visitor’s book on a stand. A small table is placed near one of the walls. There is a tall candle holder (with candle) placed near the coffin.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – descriptive reactive acting. Conveying humour without being crass.

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Copyright © October 2017 Frederick J. Prescott and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute comedies of a similar vein:

Sticky – ten minute farcical comedy about a cheating husband
Cuckold – period raunchy comedy script
Hossback – one act comedy about cowboys