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But I’m French – one act romantic comedy plays

one act comedy plays

BUT I’M FRENCH – ONE ACT ROMANTIC COMEDY PLAYS

Charles is convinced that he’s actually French – to the extent that he speaks in a French accent, and talks garbled ‘French’ to total strangers that he meets. This annoys his girlfriend, Penelope to no end. When he befriends two confused French girls and talks to them in ‘French,’ Penelope is embarrassed and begs him to stop. But Charles won’t be deterred and thinks he knows a way to convince Penny that he is in fact French.

‘But I’m French’ is the 2009 winner of the Little Fish Theater’s – Pick of the Vine Play Contest. San Pedro, California. It was also selected for Lee Street Theatre’s SIX IN THE CITY 10 Minute Original Play Festival 2009 Salisbury N.C. It  won first place in the 2007 Porter Fleming Writing Competition sponsored by the Greater Augusta (GA) Arts Council and was selected for Barestage Theatre’s “Six 15s @ Eight” New Plays Festival 2005.

Read more about playwright Terry Roueche.

Author: Terry Roueche

Genre: One act romantic comedy plays

Type: One act play, two hander play

Length: Ten to Fifteen minutes

Number of Actors: Two, 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: 20′s – 30′s.

Set: It can be set anywhere as it is a conversation.

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – a fun, easy place that will be enjoyed by the audience and actors alike.

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Cost is $10 for this multi award winning play

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Like this play? try our other Romantic Comedies:

A Blind Date – a short one act romantic comedy
Aldous Remembers – a play about bringing the romance back into a marriage
Guy meets girls – a comedic monologue
Arcanum – a one act comedy about friends and love

What’s on your mind? A comedy of the absurd

comedy of the absurdPLAYS THAT HAVE WON AWARDS

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND – a comedy of the absurd

Seven zany characters converge on the living room of an ordinary middle class house. All the characters are written as humorous  over the top caricatures of normal people.  Throughout the play, the fact that many of the characters have been “at” the local Sanitorium, “Sidcup” is mentioned.

The play begins when a young man, Joseph, brings a rumpled middle aged man, Ethelbert to his home, where both his parents and wife, Lanny, a professional wrestler live. Both Joseph and Ethelbert have been “at” Sidcup.  From the start, it is obvious that Ethelbert does not want to be there. All  Ethelbert wants to do is to go back to Sidcup to find his missing shoes.  Ethelbert is then thoroughly alarmed to find that Joseph’s wife, thinks that Ethelbert is her previous husband, “Bertie. ”  Joseph’s parents, Maxine and Elmer also appear to be completely mad and alarm Ethelbert further.

When a young couple, Theo and Ruthie arrive at the house, it adds confusion to the mayhem.   Theo grew up in the house and wants to show it to Ruthie.   Little does he know that his  mother, Maxine still lives there with her new husband, Elmer.

This play won the Eastern Illinois University New Play Competition last year (under the former title ‘THE ROAD TO SIDCUP’) and was subsequently performed as a staged reading at Eastern.

Author:  George Freek

Type:  One Act Play in Two Scenes

Genre :  Comedy of the Absurd

Length:  50 minutes approximately

Number of Actors: Seven (7 actors) 4M, 3F, four men and three women

Ages of actors:  Three, young (20s-30s), three middle aged (40s) and one older gentleman(60s)

Suitable for: All  ages

Set:  A living room: a door in the rear, beside it is a small stand with a plant on it. On the left is a small dining table and to the left a sofa and a couple of chair. There are doorways right and left. A trashcan is center stage down.

Level of  Difficulty:  7/10. This comedy is both physical and verbal – both equally important.

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