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Nietzche’s Nose – Comedy about a dysfunctional family

comedy about a dysfunctional family

Nietzche’s Nose – Comedy about a dysfunctional family

A play about a seriously dysfunctional couple: Frederick: a slovenly, cantankerous husband, who firmly believes in his own superiority over everyone – including his talented wife Alice who somehow still manages to get the last word in! Frederick and Alice two are visited by his brother, Kurt who has news of their daughter, who was summarily thrown out of the family home some years previously. Kurt is also on a mission to get Frederick to help their ailing father, and has brought God with him as a Christian to use as a guilt trip in this comedy about a dysfunctional family.

When Frederick’s health suddenly gets worse, they all have to find the real source of the problem….

A comedy with abrupt mood swings that makes this a challenging play for actors, but nevertheless, quite enjoyable.

Other plays by George – Try psychology – melodrama in two acts.

Author: George Freek

Type: Four act play

Genre: Dark comedy about a dysfunctional family

Cast: 4-5M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult.

Suitable for:All ages

Set: FREDERICK and ALICE’S modest living-room

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – A comedy with abrupt mood swings that makes this a challenging play for actors, but nevertheless, quite enjoyable.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital script by a well known author.

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Copyright © December 2016 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramedies and comedies about families that just aren’t the norm.

Some unfinished chaos – poignant comedy about a writer and his protege
Something’s got to give – suburban family comedy on the night it all falls apart
A love, never forgotten, humorous comedy drama for mature actors

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Something’s Got to Give – two act suburban family comedy play

two act suburban family comedy play

SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE – TWO ACT SUBURBAN FAMILY COMEDY PLAY

Children are a gift from God. Alcohol ensures they remain so.

Henry Goodman, his wife Monica and their two daughters Denise and Danielle are typical average householders with 2.5 kids and a house in the suburbs. And they have a strict ritual. This ritual takes place in the family’s living room, usually after a hard day of school for Danielle, work for the parents and well, uh, newly-wed life for ‘damsel of drama’ Denise. The ritual begins when Monica asks her beloved husband to fix her an alcoholic beverage, which he does. He also mixes himself something strong too. This happens every evening.

But one day, things fall apart. In Something’s Got to Give, (a two act suburban family comedy play) we are thrust into the drama of everyday life unraveling fast and furiously as everything that could go wrong and right in a couple of hours, does. Throw in the police, illegal drugs, a car accident or two or more and we have to ask if it would be fair to blame their daughters? Teenage Danielle who wants to fit in? Wildcard Denise who married when she thought she was pregnant and might still be, but can’t be sure? The answers for Henry and his wife are easier to bear with a martini glass in hand. Perhaps, the answers themselves lie in said glass.

Read about author George Freek. Other comedies (Don’t bank on it) by George.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Family comedy play

Type: Two act play

Cast: 3 – M, 3 – F

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged actors, three in their twenties, one in high school

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 80 minutes

Set: The scene is the Goodman’s living room, conventional, but neat. Front entrance is in the rear: a small bar and door to the kitchen, right, a door to bedrooms, left.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun zany comedy by an award winning author.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital two act play

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Copyright © July 2016 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act family comedies for your enjoyment:

Heir to a Misfortune – short two act farce
Monty’s Mouthwatering Moments – British comedy set in a bistro
Moose Tracks – dark comedy about a series of missing boyfriends, and a suspicious looking family…

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You do what you can – One Act Parody on Macbeth

parody on Macbeth

YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN – PARODY ON MACBETH

“All hail his royal eminence Duncan (“ugh, must we”) the King of Scotland (“not for long”)! May he live forever (“or die trying”)”

What does it take to kill a king? The time: medieval Scotland, the place: Dunsinane Castle – home to Lord and Lady Macbeth, the task: kill the King. Ambitious as the crime may be the young Lady Macbeth is dead-set on murdering King Duncan of Scotland, to ensure her Lordly husband’s claim to the throne. As she plots against the unsuspecting and happy-go-lucky king she finds she is more interested in the crown than her foolhardy husband is but is nonetheless undeterred. When her plan involving three witches implodes, she decides on a method which is well-known throughout history to be a woman’s weapon of choice… But alas, as meticulous as one can be, success is not always a guarantee. This is a story of how actions seldom have consequences, how lessons may be taught but not learnt and how an eye for an eye remains to be seen.

Read about playwright George Freek. Other comedies – What’s on your mind – comedy of the absurd by George.

Author: George Freek

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, Parody on Macbeth

Cast: Eight actors – 5M 3F

Ages of the actors: Actors – Three in the late teens to late twenties, one in his fifties and the rest don’t matter

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: Twenty minutes long

Set: Bare stage, black box set

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Accents

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Cost is $5 for this digital script

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Copyright © December 2015 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other versions of traditional Shakespearean and Greek plays:

Prelude to Macbeth – modern Shakespeare plays
Theseus and Ariadne – modern classic Greek plays
Acrisius – modern classic Greek plays about ruling a kingdom with the help of the gods

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He’s a nervous Nellie – absurd comedy script

absurd comedy script

HE’S A NERVOUS NELLIE – ABSURD COMEDY SCRIPT

When Nelson, a psychiatrist arrives at the home of Maryanne and Lisa, he brings some bad news – that Lisa’s dad has left. Naturally he’s nervous about telling them the news. But then again, he’s always nervous. He even has a number of pills to help him be less nervous (And help him sleep, and help his digestion.) In fact his profession as a psychiatrist gives him access to a good many things to help him cope.

He finds instead that Lisa (Who is a child prodigy and well aware of it) already knows that her father has left and has made up her mind that Nelson had better move in with them to help her mother cope with the recent events. Being too nervous to say no, he agrees. But what will his domineering , managing wife say?

Read more about playwright George Freek. Other Off The Wall comedies (Try Psychology) by George.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Absurd comedy script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Cast: 3F 2M actors

Ages of the actors:  Cast of four adults, 1 teen

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The living room of a house.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – character driven. All the characters are over the top caricatures of people.

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Cost is $5 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © October 2015 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other absurd comedies in stock:

In the drink – absurd comedy for 1M 1F
Road rage – one act comedy for two actors
Love in the time of Tourette’s – short romantic comedy

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Don’t Bank on it – one act comedy plays for 5 actors

one act comedy plays

DON’T BANK ON IT – ONE ACT COMEDY PLAYS FOR 5 ACTORS

In this zany one act comedy for five actors, 2M and 3F, it’s the fifth anniversary of the chairman of The Bank, Alfred Shipman, and he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Board, in order to commence celebrating his anniversary. He’s even written the speech himself, just in case. All that needs to be done in the final hour before they arrive is that Roger Hirsh, the vice-president has to put the final touches to the report that Alfred needs to give them. Things start to go downhill when Alfred’s wife, Anita, arrives an hour early from the airport bursting with news that she just has to tell someone; anyone. Then the money grabbing wife of one of his ex employees arrives as well, demanding compensation. They have to get rid of her, finish the report and a whole lot more before the hour is up. Will they make it?

Read more about playwright George Freek. Other plays by George.

Author: George Freek

Type: One act comedy plays

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 5 actors, 3F 2M

Length: 30-40 minutes

Ages of the actors: Adult, middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The office of the chairman of The Bank

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving comedic chaos

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital one act comedy script

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© November 2014 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies:

Stirred, not shaken – James Bond style black comedy
Virtual frenemies – when online gaming rivalry meets in real life
A manger carol – one act nativity play

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Try Psychology – melodramatic comedy in two acts

melodramatic comedy in two acts

TRY PSYCHOLOGY – MELODRAMATIC COMEDY IN TWO ACTS

It’s The “Castle’ Inn, a once elegant inn in a rustic setting, now a room and board establishment presided over by the buxom Margery and now unfortunately, badly in debt.

Margery’s famous cooking is doing its part in keeping the paying clientele away, and today, only one guest is reluctantly eating his way through the aforementioned cooking. He’s called Stanley and he’s got his fingers in more than one pie. He was previously engaged to the Maid at “The Castle Inn,” Lola, who has unceremoniously dumped him for his many flirtations, which include an aspiring actress, Rhoda, who he promised to put on stage (but now he unfortunately can’t because he has run out of money) and the buxom Margery (without her knowledge he has purchased the Castle Inn – hence his lack of money).

Margery and Percy’s marriage is on the rocks, as he has tolerated her cooking long enough. Today Percy’s leaving her to run his hot-dog stand in peace.

Author:  George Freek

Genre: Melodramatic comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Seven actors, 4M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult  – Twenties to Fifties

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ninety minutes

Set:  The All-purpose room of ‘The Castle’ Inn. At the right is a dining table and
door to the kitchen. An entrance door is center, rear. At left, down, is a piano
up from it doors, presumably to rooms. There is a sofa by the piano.

Level of Difficulty:  8/10 – achieving the mix of melodrama, dry wit and slapstick that is this lovely piece, er, without going overboard.

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Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any questions about Try Psychology

© September 2014 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act comedies:

Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure script
Clown car – a whodunit play script
Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce script

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