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Christmas in Cape Coral – Play for the Holidays

play for the holidays

CHRISTMAS IN CAPE CORAL – PLAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Alan Rogers discovers, on Christmas Eve that he is the father of a precocious ten year old girl, from an affair he had with a married woman. While visiting Cape Coral, Florida, he plans to win over the still married Mary Warner and have her and his daughter to return to New York City to become the family they are supposed to be. However, Mary is very much married to her husband, John who has raised her daughter, Tina as part of his family despite knowing Tina is another man’s child. John is a businessman who travels a lot and this obviously leads to some friction in their home. Throw an old flame with paternal rights into the mix and what do you get? This “Christmas in Cape Coral!” A family play for the holidays.

Read other plays by American playwright Carl Megill – The Hopeful Diamond Caper – a two act comedy about a diamond and everyone who wants it.

Author: Carl Megill

Type: Three act play

Genre: Romantic Comedy, play for the holidays

Cast: 3F, 2M

Ages of the actors: Three adults in their thirties, one ten year old, and one older F who plays the mother.

Suitable for: All ages to watch and a mixed age range cast to perform

Length: 100 minutes

Set: The home of JOHN and MARY WARNER in Cape Coral, Florida. It is modestly furnished with a sofa center stage, an end table to the left and a coffee table in front of it. The kitchen is to the right with a bar separating the two rooms. Along the back is the door to the outside. In the left downstage area is a decorated Christmas tree. Behind the living room wall is a hallway leading to the bedrooms.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Three act play – character driven. The focus of the audience needs to be kept by their interest in the characters and what happens next.

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Copyright © October 2018 Carl Megill and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family comedies and romantic comedies for you to enjoy:

This Seat’s Taken – one act romantic comedy about OCD
You are your own worst enemy – romantic comedy set in the 1950’s in a hotel
Agatha the Ugly – romantic dramedy set in world war II

The Hopeful Diamond Caper – Two-Act Crime Comedy

two-act crime comedy

THE HOPEFUL DIAMOND CAPER – TWO-ACT CRIME COMEDY

It’s 1939 aboard the S.S. Princess Susan. A host of colorful characters including an Italian Mobster and his moll, a down on her luck opera singer are setting sail for an unknown destination. Everyone aboard is excited that the famous Baroness Priscilla Montegue, the owner of the world renowned Hopeful Diamond Ring is to be on the trip. The Baroness, a strong and powerful woman is accompanied by her pitifully, whipped wimp of a husband, Baron Bernard Montegue.

Joining the Baron and Baroness are Captain Stubing and his faithful right-hand girl, Julie, who commandeer the ship during the entire trip due to a workers strike. Many of the passengers would simply love to get their hands on the Baroness’ priceless gem, including the Italian mobster and his moll.

Of course the diamond ring is stolen. Also on board are a couple who have just retired from being private detectives who helpfully volunteer to find the culprit. But not before one of the passengers pulls a gun….

Author: Carl Megill and Patricia Winter

Genre:  Two-act crime comedy

Type: Two-act

Cast: 5M 4F and some extras

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Various locations on a ship including the deck and a cocktail lounge.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – period piece set in 1939 – getting the ambiance of a luxury ship and its passengers right.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Hopeful Diamond Caper

Copyright © Carl Megill and Patricia Winter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays about diamonds, thieves and such like:

The Worst Law Firm in Merry Old England – two-act farcical play about corrupt lawyers
Lofty Larceny – two act comedy about a man trying to claim for stolen jewellery from his insurance…when they weren’t stolen at all
Don’t say you’re Harry – two act farce about diamonds, dead bodies and John Smith

You’re never too old – three act comedy script

Three act comedy script

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD – THREE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT

In this witty three act comedy script, two aging brothers are reunited after a sixteen year old argument only to pick up on their sibling rivalry where it left off.

Seventy year old Max Stuart has sold the family business, an antique store in New York, and has moved to the Sunshine State with his wife of fifty-one years, Florence. Recovering from a heart attack has made Max feel old and useless, which has made him bitter and unforgiving.

As Florence tries to nurse him back to good health, Barney, Max’s fraternal twin brother, shows up sixteen million dollars richer, with a twenty-three year old bride and a business opportunity for Max.

Barney, who has always been able to talk Max into anything, convinces Max to run one of Barney’s video stores, which Barney has purchased with his millions. Max ends up humiliated when he gets talked into dressing up in a Donald Duck costume to promote some new Disney videos. This causes old hostilities to surface and the brothers are at each other again.

Barney’s problems escalate when Trixie, his bride, announces that she is pregnant. This sends Barney to the hospital in what appears to be a heart attack of his own.

Florence has been running interference throughout this whole episode and manages to get Max and Barney alone so they can work things out, once and for all. After more sibling rivalry, they both realize that brothers should be like best friends and that there is nothing more precious than family.

“You’re Never Too Old” recently received a very successful run at the Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral, Florida.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Bell Tower theatre, IA, USA – 2017

Author: Carl Megill

Genre: Three act comedy plays

Type:
Three act plays

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 3 in their fifties/sixties, one in her twenties/thirties

Length: 1.5- 2 hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The kitchen is to the right. The counter faces the audience. There is a kitchen table
and four chairs stage right. The remainder of the stage is dedicated to the living room. A door leading to the outside is on the left wall. There’s a staircase leading upstairs upstage left. The
living room is inconsistently decorated with a colonial piece here, a modern piece there, etc.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a witty play that relies on characterization

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously produced digital play with a successful run

Contact Off The Wall plays with any queries about You’re Never Too Old

Copyright © June 2015 Carl Megill and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other three act comedies that we stock:

Let’s get rid of the plump people – Greek satire script
Guilty party – whodunit three act farce
Ad Hoc – three act comedy set in an advertising agency