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Two Many Witnesses – a courtroom drama script

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TWO MANY WITNESSES – A COURTROOM DRAMA SCRIPT IN ONE ACT

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In this courtroom drama script,  Bernard Wells is dissatisfied with his life as Bistro owner, especially when a school friend of his, Alex Pole, decides to expand his café across the road into a restaurant. Wells asks if he could be his partner in this venture, but Pole tells him he has Frank Horner, a beverage supplier and a friend of his as a partner.

Wells decides to get rid of the opposition. He discovers his cousin’s (Arthur Wells) passport in his flat, where Arthur had mislaid it on his last visit. After witnessing a drunken argument between Horner and Pole, where Horner threatens Pole, Wells sees his chance.

Disguised as his cousin, he pays Alex Pole a visit and kills him; he arranges beforehand that Frank Horner is away at this time, delivering goods to a fictitious customer.

At the enquiry in this courtroom drama script, Bernard disguises himself as his cousin Arthur.  He bears false witness saying he saw Frank Horner leave the scene of the crime carrying the murder weapon. As Bernard Wells, he tells the court of enquiry that he saw Pole and Horner arguing inside Pole’s shop shortly before Pole was killed, therefore giving himself an alibi.

When Horner is arrested for the murder, he protests  his innocence.  To all intents and purposes, the case against him seems watertight, until a surprise witness appears…

Author: T. J. Edison

Genre:  Drama

Type: One act play

Length:  1 hour

Number of actors:  17 actors,  12 M, 5 F

Ages of actors:  Adult – twenties to fifties

Suitable for: All  ages

Set: Simple – two rooms – the main play takes place in the courtroom where there is a typical courtroom laid out with a judge at a table as well as tables for the defendants and prosecutors and chairs for the witnesses and spectators.  The second room is an ante room that can be anything from a simple passage to a room with a table and 2 chairs.

Level of difficulty:  6/10 – the play has a fairly steady pace throughout so maintaining audience focus is the main challenge.

This courtoom drama script is written as a full length one act play, but can easily be converted into a short two act play with an interval.

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Copyright November 2012 T.J. Edison and Off The  Wall  Play Publishers

 

The Price of a Ghost – a two act ghost drama or horror for stage

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THE PRICE OF A GHOST – A 2 ACT GHOST STORY FOR STAGE – GHOST STORIES STAGE PLAY

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A scary ghost story for stage….Business tycoon, Achan Wherewith has made his fortune over the years in whatever way he could, using both legal and illegal means. With his fortune, he has built a mansion for his family – his wife, Sarah and his son, Joshua to live in, when Joshua returns from fighting in Iraq.  He has moved into the comfortable but large family home with his wife, Sarah and two servants, Beth, the housekeeper and Zach, Achan’s bodyguard.  But although the house is brand new, it seems to be haunted and no one but Achan can see the ghost that haunts his study and seems bent on doing him harm. Achan has to face the reality that bad things he has done in the past may have come back to haunt him…

Author: Paden Reilly

Length of play:  90 minutes

Genre: Drama and Horror – ghost stories stage play

Type of Play: Two act play

Ages of Actors:   Two middle aged, three 20-30 years and 1 undetermined

Number of actors:  4M, 2F

Set:  1 study, 1 bedroom, 1 dining room

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – achieving, building and maintaining the tension in this scary ghost story

The author will allow workshopping of this play – in other words, actors and directors can work with and adapt the script for their particular set of circumstances.
Paden Reilly is a new author or playwright on Off The Wall Plays, the personal online play publisher.

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Copyright Paden Reilly Off The Wall Plays  November 2011

A Wolf by the Ears – Irish comedy script in one act

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A WOLF BY THE EARS – IRISH COMEDY SCRIPT

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When someone sets fire to Dinny Gallagher’s hay, Sergeant Marty McAteer needs to find a convenient culprit to blame. (Because, although it was an accident, Dinny Gallagher has always been “good” to the police) He decides to arrest the local Poet Hughie Doherty, because Doherty has always rubbed him up the wrong way, with his fancy rhymes that poke fun at people, and he needs to be taken down a peg or two. But it turns out that some real criminals are at large in the district….

Read about Irish playwright Mattie Lennon. Other plays by Mattie Lennon.

Author: Mattie Lennon

Genre: Irish comedy script

Type: One act play

Cast: 5M, 1F

Ages of actors: 20s to early forties

Length: 30 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – maintaining the feel and humor of the play

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Copyright Mattie Lennon 2005 Off The Wall Plays

Like this play? Other one act comedies that we carry and YOU might like!

Odin and Christ – short comedy script for the non religious
Two cats, no dogs – award winning two hander comedy script
God’s visit – skit about when you say, ‘Oh God, and she appears

Chatter – a romantic comedy script + a case of mistaken identity.

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CHATTER – ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

When a couple, Albert and Aimee meet and fall in love in a chatroom, they get engaged and plan to get married.  It seems too good to be true. Only thing is… they haven’t actually met in real life. So when Albert flies out from the UK to meet his true love, and borrows his brother’s mobile phone, things take an hilarious turn when the wrong people end up meeting each other!

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Author: Anton Krueger

Characters: 4F, 2M

Type: One, 1 act

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Suitable for: All Ages

Difficulty: 7/10 Technically challenging

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Cost: $7

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Copyright Anton Krueger 2008, Licensed by Dalro, South Africa.

 

 

The Devil Dances – a drama in one act

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When old men are victimized by young women, the Devil dances. The story follows the twisted sexual relationship between a doctor and a dying cancer patient. But in the end, who is using who?

Author:  Jack Moskovitz

Characters:   2 F thirties to forties, 1 M older

Type: 1,one act

Length:  48 minutes (1 act)

Genre:    Drama

Suitable for:  Adults

Difficulty:  8/10 Hard-hitting, fast paced, demanding set.

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Copyright Febuary 2012 Jack Moskovitz Off The Wall Play Publishers

My Middle Name is Angry – an award winning comedy script in one act

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MY MIDDLE NAME IS ANGRY – AN AWARD WINNING COMEDY SCRIPT

In this award winning comedy script, Alice and Janet, two sisters are thrown together to share an apartment. They are very different. Through out their lives they have shared similar struggles and day to day issues (work, love, parents, death etc). Yet each one shows it in a different way. Alice tries to help Janet with her anger and frustrations ending in hilarious outcomes that make Janet question her soul and who she is.

Read more about playwright Ashley Nader.  Other plays by Ashley Nader

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy, Award winning comedy script

Type: One act (1 act) Play

Characters: 2 F

Ages of actors: Twenties Up

Length: 20 Minutes

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving the humor in the lines

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Copyright Jan 2012 Ashley Nader Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other hilarious one act comedy scripts:

A Blind date – short one act comedy scripts
But I’m French – award winning ten minute comedy scripts
Church of Satan – religious satire scripts

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Arcanum – One Act Comedy about Friends and Love

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 ARCANUM – one act comedy about friends and love

A group of friends that meet everyday for lunch in the park may prove to be a bit too much for the new guy at the office to handle, as they discuss everything from movies and food, to love and loss. This character driven comedy is sure to delight all those who enjoy good humor and wit in this one act comedy about friends and love.

Author: James Chisholm

Actors: 5M, 1F

Ages of Actors: Five in their 20s-30s, 1 older M tiny part few lines only

Genre: Comedy

Length: 20-25 minutes

Type: One Act Play

Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving a climax in the play

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – a park bench, dustbin, lamp post and a easel for ‘doc’

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Cost is $8

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You do love me, don’t you? A Scary Psycho Thriller in One Act – scary plays

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“YOU DO LOVE ME, DON’T YOU?” – A DARK COMEDY CUM SCARY PSYCHO THRILLER IN ONE ACT – scary plays

Peta-Ann brings the love of her life, Leon home to meet her family for the first time.   Her parents, Robert and Glenda are naturally skeptical about a boy Peta swears is “the one” when she has only known Leon for a few short weeks. Leon is everything a girl would dream of in a guy – polite, attentive and extremely loving towards Peta. So loving, in fact, that he doesn’t want anything to get in the way of their happiness…..

A new scary psycho thriller play by our award winning author, Claire Demmer, about really getting to know the man you love…………..before taking him home. The play starts off as a comedy, then depending on how it is directed, abruptly transitions into a psycho thriller or alternatively, a dark comedy.

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Author: Claire Demmer

Characters: 5, (2M, 3F)

Ages of Actors: 2 middle aged, 2 twenties, 1 teen

Length: 35 minutes

Genre: Thriller,Dark Comedy, SCARY PLAYS

Type: One Act Play

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – achieving, building and maintaining tension through the play

Suitable for: PG 12

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Copyright December 2011 Claire Demmer Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde – short whodunits

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF CHRISTINE WILDE – SHORT WHODUNITS

In “The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde,” Lynn, an actress in her fifties, visits the home of Caryl, a current and famous star of the stage. They get to talking and the mysterious death of young Christine Wilde, when they were all young and in the theatre together many years ago, comes up. Who did kill Christine? And why would they do it?

This play is a nice period piece for two older and two younger women with a small male part. It was staged as part of the Franklin Players Festival in 2011.  Read more about playwright Lianne Gill.

Author: Lianne Gill

Characters: 5 (4F/1M)

Genre: Drama, short whodunits, One Act Play

Type: One Act Play

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 2F middle aged, 2F young 20″s, 1M young 20’s-30s

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Copyright December 2011 Lianne Gill Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

 

Jack Masterson and the Case of Absurdity – a two act teen farce

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JACK MASTERSON AND THE CASE OF ABSURDITY – A TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

In this two act farce, Jack Masterson has just started a private detective agency with his friend Lisa and they are awaiting their first case when Miss Lovely walks through their door in need of assistance.  It seems that a priceless family heirloom of Miss Lovely’s has gone missing and she needs Jack to find it for her.  Jack gladly accepts the case and starts by checking out the scene of the crime and questions Miss Lovely’s maid, Yvette and her obnoxious neighbor Sandra Moody.

Jack comes to the conclusion that his old nemesis, Professor D. Veous must have some information on the whereabouts of the missing heirloom.  While Jack goes off to question the Professor at his headquarters underneath the local Happy Hamburger Hut, Lisa goes down to Club Shady to question some of the local thugs about the theft.  While there she runs into Jack’s biggest rival Detective O’Malley who decides to help her out questioning the criminal element.  What heirloom could possibly worth so much trouble?  With three different endings it could be anything!!!

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 18 (12F/6M)

Genre: Comedy, Two act Farce, TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

Type: Full Length Stage Play in 2 acts

Length: 90 Minutes

Suitable for: Any ages

Ages of Actors: Teen and Up

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a Summer Youth Play.  It was also nominated for Best Original Writing in 2002 by the Desert Theatre League of Palm Springs.

Michael Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years and has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001.

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Copyright October 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

 

And All His Songs Were Sad – play about Sean McCarthy

AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD – PLAY ABOUT SEAN MCCARTHY

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AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD” follows the life and works of Irish songwriter Sean McCarthy. It is a drama following the life of this talented musician, who was inspired by the everyday people and events around him, and from these everyday people, created songs of beauty that will be sung for many years to come.

This play about Sean McCarthy was staged by the Pantagleize Theatre Group in Fort Worth, Texas in October 2010  and by the Superior Theatre Company, Douglas, Wisconsin in June 2011.

Author: Mattie Lennon

Characters:  4M, 2F (same characters, different ages)

Genre: Drama, Musical, play about  Sean McCarthy

Type: Full length Musical Stage Play

Length: 1-1.5 hours

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 1F young adolescent, 2M mid adolescent, rest adult

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Price: $6

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Copyright September 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

2093 – An action packed sci-fi screenplay

 

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Psy, an assassin with specially amplified mind powers, is hired to take out the leader of a giant Japanese corporation, Cyber Technologies Corporation. When he gets there, Kyosuke Yamatora is already dead and the police are hot on his trail…

An action packed sci-fi script set in a world not too far removed from our own.

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 3M, 2F main

Genre: Sci Fi, Action

Type: Screenplay

Length: 2 hours

Suitable For: All Ages

Ages of Actors: Twenties up

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Price: $30

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

 

 

Luke Warm – a bizarre one act “superhero beats villain” comedy script

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LUKE WARM – SUPERHERO COMEDY SCRIPT

WARNING: MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS

In this superhero comedy script,  Luke Warm (Crime Fighting Machine) and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Mike
Alpha November), have been tasked with thwarting the diabolical villain Canto Knees, and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Vanilla Sheik), before they destroy the southern hemisphere with a giant laser cannon. They are assisted by Little Miss Buffet
(Private Dick), a black sidekick housekeeper (Mavis), and an Extra. Featuring Russians, cuckoo clocks and a speech impediment, Luke Warm will make your nose bleed.

Author:Brett Baxter

Characters: 2M, 2F, 2N, 1 extra

Genre: Superhero comedy script

Length: 25 Minutes

Ages of Performers: Twenties Up

Suitable For: PG advised – contains some offensive content

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – getting stereotyping correct

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Copyright August 2011  Brett Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Naked – a One Act Romantic Comedy Play about the Pitfalls of Internet Dating

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NAKED – One act romantic comedy Play about the Pitfalls of Internet Dating!

Once upon a time two people met on the internet. Only… they really wanted to impress each other…and so…they embellished… a little. And then they met at a coffee shop. This is the play about meeting that special someone you haven’t quite told the whole truth to.  A nice two-hander, one act festival play for stage.

‘Naked’ won best runner up play in the Franklin Players festival of one act plays in April 2012 as well as best actor and best set.

Author: Morley Shulman

Characters: 1M, 1F

Genre: One act Romantic Comedy play

Suitable For: PG 14

Ages of Actors: Late 20’s up

Type: One Act Festival Play

Length: 20 Minutes

Set: Simple – a coffee shop

Read more about playwright Morley Shulman. Other full length comedies by Morley Shulman. Other one act dramas by Morley Shulman.

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Copyright August 2011Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  Have a look at some of our other one act comedies:

A Blind Date – a best selling one act comedy about two misfits who go on a blind date
My Middle Name is ‘Angry’ – a two-hander one act comedy for two women
Stirred, not shaken – an award winning one act black comedy
The Window – a one act play about marriage (and windows)

Darkest Before Dawn – the Screenplay

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DARKEST BEFORE DAWN – THE SCREENPLAY

Can love between vampires really exist? Joshua, once human, has been turned by Daniel, vampire, and evil brother of Christian, leader of the vampires. Joshua who once knew a human love, and lost her, moves through the world hating what he is, until he meets Catherine, a young vampire, recently turned by Daniel, too. But the vampires are not safe – a fierce vampire hunter has come to the city and Joshua must take Catherine away from all that she knows in order to save her…..

Author: Michael Maxwell

Genre: Horror, Romance

Characters (leads only): 9M, 3F

Type: Screenplay

Length: 90 Minutes

Suitable for: PG 13 – violence.

Ages of Actors: Late teens up.

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Price: $30

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers