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The Astounding Works of Simon Trout – hilarious teen one act

hilarious teen one act

THE ASTOUNDING WORKS OF SIMON TROUT – HILARIOUS TEEN ONE ACT

When Karen Carter has yet another fight with her family and she storms into her room, the last thing she expects to find is a fully grown good looking guy sitting on her bed. After getting over the shock of this (and passing out a few times), she confronts him. It turns out that he is actually a magical creature, called a Sprite, but who is generally known as ‘Simon,’ whose power is to restore balance to those who have called for help.

He assures her that he can change her family to the way she would like them to be. This appeals and so he waves his magic hand over the unsuspecting family who are sitting down to dinner. A series of very funny identical scenes follow in which they are at first made more honest (doesn’t work), more loving (too much!) more affectionate (OMG) and so on until they reach the inevitable conclusion in this hilarious teen one act script.

Performance history:

Sir John Talbot’s Leisure Centre…Whitchurch, Shropshire
Kino Culture Oswestry Shropshire
Silvester Horne Institute Church Stretton Shropshire
Theatre Severn (Walker Theatre) Shrewsbury Shropshire.

Read about playwright Owen Lewis

Author: Owen Lewis

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, British comedy

Cast: Cast of five, 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Three in their twenties, two older but can be made up.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty Five minutes

Set: The action is initially in Karen’s bedroom and then the Carter family kitchen – diner.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – repeating the same scene over and over with changes in the dialogue

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital play

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Copyright © December 2016 Owen Lewis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny teen plays for you to enjoy:

Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity – a ”who stole it” teen farce
Aladdin – comedy script
ESPN, B.C. – teen comedy with no words!

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Nothing personal, just business – funny one act script

funny one act script

NOTHING PERSONAL, JUST BUSINESS – FUNNY ONE ACT SCRIPT

In this funny one act script for eight actors, Reginald Forester, billionaire lives the life others only dream about. He has a faithful wife, a beautiful young daughter, an affair on the side and a house boy who works for him without having to pay him a cent because of a debt his father owed him. He seems to have it all. Except for the fact that his wife is actually a raving alcoholic, his affair is in reality a paid hooker and his daughter is having an illicit affair with the house boy and plans to spend the rest of her life with him, instead of the very wealthy man her father has chosen for her.

Things all start to unravel after a seemingly innocent poker game in which Reginald lets a secret slip out – the fact that he has lied to his houseboy for years about the debt and that he owes him nothing, and has in fact been ripping him off for years. His reason – it’s nothing personal of course, just business.

Read other one act comedies (The Mayhem Motel) by Landen Swain.

Author: Landen Swain

Genre: Funny one act script

Type: One act play

Length: 30-40 minutes

Cast: Eight actors, 5M 3F

Ages of the actors: Two in their twenties, parents middle aged, small parts any adult age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The sitting room in an elegant house

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – timing

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Cost is $5

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Copyright © March 2016 Landen Swain and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny one act comedies for a medium cast:

A cut above the rest – farce in one act
Over my dead body – award winner about two ghosts who won’t be evicted
You do what you can – parody on Macbeth

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Love is a Stranger – British one act drama about forbidden love

one act drama

LOVE IS A STRANGER – BRITISH ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FORBIDDEN LOVE

Vivian is a young transgender call girl who has fallen in love for the first time with one of her clients. She dreams of them running away together and has high hopes, until it all comes crashing down around her because of a huge publicity scandal. Her client, it turns out, never gave her his real name and he is, in fact a famous MP, with a wife and a little girl. He is shamed by the press and loses everything, including his life. The play begins after their dirty secret has been made public and deals with three very different characters – Clive, the destroyed MP, Vivian, the call girl and Lucia, a burnt out publicist whose aim it is to reap a profit from the scandal and get Vivian to tell her side of the story.

A great three hander that explores the human condition: How we deal with sudden awful changes in circumstances. Some will profit, some will fight and some will despair. It’s what at the end of that road that counts.

Other dramas by Giles Morris.

Author: Giles Morris

Genre: One act drama, gay plays

Type: One act plays

Cast: Cast of three actors, 2M 1F  (The one male should be able to pass for an attractive woman)

Ages of the actors: Cast age late twenties to late forties

Suitable for: Adults only

Length: Play script 35 minutes long

Set: The stage is split between VIVIAN in her room and CLIVE sitting at a table in a quiet, seedy pub.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – challenging dramatic piece with good quality monologues that capture the characters

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Cost is $6 for this digital script

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Copyright © October 2015 Giles Morris and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other hard hitting dramas in stock:

Choice – Hard hitting British drama scripts about children being prostituted
Survivors include – drama about teen suicide
Behind the nets – 1930’s drama about the effect of coming out in a conservative small town
The restaurants are screaming – period drama set at the end of world war 2

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Read About It – ten minute comedy scripts -when a middle aged couple meet at a bus stop

ten minute comedy scripts

READ ABOUT IT -TEN MINUTE COMEDY SCRIPTS

Sweet romantic comedy about two middle aged widowed people who meet at a bus stop.  Herb is minding his business at the local bus stop, when he is interrupted by Hilda, who strikes up a conversation, much against Herb’s will.  Hilda notices things. For example, she notices the mirror  in the window of the local travel agents is a trick mirror, making people look thinner than they are and showing them on holiday, enjoying themselves.

She also notices that Herb is a recent widower which is great as she is a widow!

Other one act comedies (Am I good?) by Jean Blasiar

Author:Jean Blasiar  

Type: Ten minute comedy play script

Genre: One act play

Cast: Cast of 5 actors 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Cast two young, two middle aged, one older actor

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Set: Bus stop and the deck of a ship.

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – nice fun play with easy dialogue. Character driven.

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Cost is $6 for this previously staged digital script

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Copyright © September 2015 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedy plays for you!

Yoo Hoo, Mister Solomon – ten minute comedy scripts
A Blind Date – two misfits meet each other for a blind date!
For never, not always – comedy script about that guy who actually speaks up at your wedding

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Am I good? – one act comedy scripts

one act comedy scripts

AM I GOOD? – ONE ACT COMEDY SCRIPTS

In this one act comedy, Nora is anxiously preparing for a big date, when her next door neighbour, Mrs Henderson, arrives at the door with a family emergency and asks if she could leave her sixteen year old son, Brody with Nora for a short time. Nora says yes, of course, but what she doesn’t know is that while she was getting ready, the hem of her skirt had gotten caught in her waistband on the one side, exposing half of her bottom and her thong for Brody to see.

A lovely piece for three actors with great comic elements but also shows the development of the characters as the play progresses.

“Am I Good,” written by Jean Blasiar and directed by Sarah Albertson with a screamingly funny performance by the youthful Caber Russell as Brody and an innocently sexy performance by Ann McCormick as Nora Fisher. “

 To commemorate its 20th year of offering up the “8 Tens @ Eight” festival, a smorgasbord of 10-minute plays, the Actors’ Theatre this year is produced 16 playlets, one of which was ‘Am I good?’

Read more about playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays by Jean Blasiar.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: One act comedy scripts

Type: One act play

Cast: Three 2F 1M

Ages of the actors: One middle aged F (small part), one F in her twenties and one M aged 16

Length: Twenty minutes

Suitable for: PG 14

Set: An ordinary living room with flowers, candles, wine and a bottle opener.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic to more serious elements in this play for two main actors

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Cost is $6.50

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Copyright © July 2015 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one acts for small casts

Wilson – one act duologue
Rhetorical – one act couple drama
Chicken, airbags and wors – South African comedy scripts

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Road Toll – one act dramas for four actors

one act drama

ROAD TOLL – ONE ACT DRAMAS FOR FOUR ACTORS

In this one act drama for four actors, two police officers arrive at the door of an elderly lady, Delma with the unfortunate news that her son, Willy has passed away in a car accident. Delma flatly refuses to believe them because, according to her, Willy died eight years ago, also in a car crash. The two police officers decide to stay with Delma and unravel the mystery of the car accident victim. As the evening progresses and her daughter, Carol arrives the two policemen are forced to accept the shocking truth about what really happened that day, eight years ago…

Author: Sarah Tighe

Genre: one act dramas

Type: One act play

Cast: 3F, 1M

Ages of the actors: One elderly, the others young in their twenties to early middle aged

Length: 30-40 minutes long

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A living room, modestly decorated in Christmas paraphernalia. Delma, in her early 70’s is glued to ‘Carols by Candlelight’, which is playing on television.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – pacing – getting the pace right in this type of drama is fundamental

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Cost is $5 for this new digital one act play

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Copyright © April 2015 Sarah Tighe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this one act drama? Other one act dramas you may enjoy:

The Gold Locket – family saga about an unknown face in a gold locket
Used hearts – romantic drama script
The Pen – South African drama about love, fantasy and reality

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Rhetorical – one act couple drama

one act couple drama

RHETORICAL – ONE ACT COUPLE DRAMA

In this one act couple drama, which is part of the well reviewed ‘Ugly Art’ series by Terry Roeche, a married couple is at an art gallery, viewing a red painting. They have not been as close to each other recently, and despite the fact that they are out together, both have concerns about their marriage and whether or not ‘It’s over.’

UGLY ART is a series of related scenes that take place before an imaginary red painting during an art gallery opening. The art is from monochromatic painter Barnard Surio.

The characters interpret the red painting, how they see the painting reflect who they are as people; loving, hopeful, hateful, jaded and so on …

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England

Produce by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004

“Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

ENGLAND – Mouthpiece Theatre
Ugly Art 2005
Ugly Art as Red Wine & Canvas 2008

CROATIA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
Red Wine & Canvas 2009

CANADA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
Red Wine & Canvas 2009 Edmonton Fringe Festival

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: One act couple drama

Type: One act play

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: 30-30 year old adults.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Black box set with a red painting either hanging on the wall or on an easel.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the script flows easily

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously produced and reviewed digital script

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Copyright © Terry Roeche and Off The wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramas for two actors:

Lies you can’t make up – a drama about JFK
My child – a short drama about an unwanted baby
Stag – full length drama for two M

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