THE WAY OUT – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT ESCAPING FROM THE LOONY BIN
It could not get any worse. Not only was Steve committed to a sanatorium against his will and (cough) better judgement, he’d lost custody of his only daughter and his conniving wife Genia was
dead set on taking his fortune for herself. It seemed the odds were truly against him as the judge who had him committed (and re-committed) was less reasonable than most, the doctors and
therapists at the coo-coo place seemed hard of hearing and his own sanity was living on a prayer. It was clear to Steve; he would almost certainly rot in Westview Residence unless he did something…
and soon… and drastic! His only option: to put his faith in his fellow ‘prisoners’, create a flawless escape plan and hope the sun shone brightly on the ‘crazy ones’ at Westview.
And Steve’s worst nightmare became his wildest dream in this comedy about escaping from the loony bin!
Other plays by Brent Holland (Getting This Close – one act high school romantic comedy)
Author: Brent Holland
Genre: Two-act comedy
Type: Two-act play
Cast: 9M, 12F. The smaller parts like prison guards can most likely be played by either sex.
Ages of the actors: Older teen and adult
Suitable for: Teen and adults upward to perform and to watch
Length: Ninety minutes
Set: Three scenes – a coutroom, a doctor’s office and then the common room of Westview Residence common area, which has a television, sofa, chairs, a chessboard and other amenities.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a really fun well written script for both the actors and the cast to enjoy!
Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice two-act comedy
Copyright © Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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