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The Smith Mountain Hunting Club – one act drama for cast of 7

one act drama for cast of 7

THE SMITH MOUNTAIN HUNTING CLUB – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR CAST OF 7

This town ain’t like the rest of the USA. This town is strictly regulated by the mayor himself. You see, a few years back he passed some weird law that nobody was allowed to own or use a gun, ‘cept if you were part of law enforcement or the Smith Mountain Hunting Club. Now, the Smith Mountain Hunting club is pretty exclusive. There’s just a few of us. You see, you got to be able to shoot well to be here. About three miles away, there’s a valley with bird nests. All you have to do is shoot one of them mid flight. Now, they’re fast. Real fast. But if you can do that, you’re in. A gritty one act drama for cast of 7 actors.

Now today, we have another tryout. This time it’s young Jacob, a troubled youth just recently released from juvenile detention. The club is divided about whether we should give him a chance, knowing his record. But the rules are clear. If he can kill that bird, he’s in.

This one act drama for a cast of 7 won 3rd place at the 2016 Virginia Theatre Association New One-Act Play Writing competition. Read other one act plays by Landen – A mayor for Dixie – one act comedy about running for Mayor.

Author: Landen Swain

Type: One act drama play

Genre: One act drama for a cast of 7

Cast: 6M 1F

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Five chairs sitting in a semi circle, with a cooler filled with cans of drink sitting in the middle. A stand is set up upstage of the chairs, with a hunting trophy of some sort on it.)

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – static set.

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Copyright © September 2017 Landen Swain and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other chilling one act dramas with twists for you to enjoy:

Restaurants at beautiful times – one act drama for four actors
First to see the lights go on – drama about postnatal depression
Lovely, Dark and Deep – one act drama about a journey to another world

You are your own worst enemy – Three act American romantic comedy script

American romantic comedy script

YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY – THREE-ACT AMERICAN ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

A gentle play set in less complex times. Set in a small town in Kentucky in 1949, this American romantic comedy script tells the story of two love-smitten girls pining for the men of their dreams, who, unfortunately, are either too backward in coming forward or have the pick of the girls in the town and can’t decide which to choose. With a bit of encouragement from the cast and some hindrance from an egocentric magician, (a delightful role for some really over-the-top acting,) the girls get their men and (we hope) live happily ever after.

Read other comedies – A Mayor for Dixie by author Landen Swain

Author: Landen Swain

Genre: Three-act American romantic comedy script, period piece (1940’s)

Type: Short Three-act play

Cast: 4F, 5M

Ages of the actors: 4 in their twenties, rest middle aged up.

Suitable for: All ages to watch, teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes in total excluding intervals/intermission

Set: The Lost Creek Inn which is basically just a comfy house someone decided to make an Inn. The inn has a warm glow about it and it looks as though it has seen many good years. The scene is a living room or lobby, with stairs in the middle D.S., with a little Inn manager’s Desk with a bell and a wall that holds room keys on it is H.R. of the stairs.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – period piece and accents.

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Copyright © May 2017 Landen Swain and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other American and romantic comedy scripts:

A Blind Date – comedy about two misfits who meet for the first time
Agatha the ugly – period drama about friendship and a new love after the war
Great Land – A Journey of Discovery. And the King

A Mayor for Dixie – comedy about running for mayor

comedy about running for mayor

A MAYOR FOR DIXIE – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT RUNNING FOR MAYOR

Mr Pope will do just about anything to become Mayor of Dixie. And why not? He’s always had plenty of money, so a large expensive campaign will do the trick. He’s also always gotten exactly what he wants from life and this time, it’s his opponent’s wife, who is feeding him covert information, as well as, um…other things. The thing is, although he has a sixty percent majority, he can’t help being just a teeny bit concerned that his opponent, Mr Crance may just beat him, by being just the bleeding hearted sucker that the public loves in this one act comedy about running for mayor.

He has just a bit of scandal about the very same Mr Crance, which just might tip the odds in his favour…

Read other one act comedies (The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis) by Landen.

Author: Landen Swain

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, political comedy about running for mayor

Cast: Cast of ten. 5M, 5F.

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty minutes

Set: Two candidate campaign offices, separated by a wall, on the right is CRANCE’s office, on left is POPE’s. CRANCE’s office has a big desk with two chairs on the opposite side of the desk, the desk has several family photos, a mini American flag, an intercom system, and a phone. CRANCE has a coat rack against the back wall. A door is on the wall upstage, opposite his desk against the wall S.L. is a couch. A big campaign poster with CRANCE’s face in red, white, and blue, with words in all caps reading “The best chance is with Crance, Vote For Crance” is hanging on the wall S.L. of the door. POPE’s office has the same things in it, except he does not have campaign posters up around the office. Against the wall behind POPE’s desk is a mini bar with a mirror above it. Opposite POPE’s desk is a couch, above the couch is a window which can be opened easily. The directions are a suggestion and the set can be modified to fit the needs of the producers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – set as it is split in two, one should ensure visibility to all audience members. The directions are a suggestion and the set can be modified to fit the needs of the producers.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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

Like this play? Other political comedies and dramas:

Shadow Government – tense political drama script
Ye’ll vote for me – three minute Irish comedy sketch
Nicer Republicans – short political satire

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The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis – comedy about bank robbery

comedy about bank robbery

THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY HOSTAGE CRISIS – COMEDY ABOUT BANK ROBBERY

When a gang of notorious bank robbers hold up the local bank in a small town in North Carolina, they don’t realise that, being a small town, the only person with a key to the vault is the manager and it’s his day off. Things go even more wrong when they find they’re surrounded by the police, with no manager and no money and a woman inside the bank who is about to go into labour. Not to mention the old age pensioner who’s day has been completely ruined because she’s going to miss her hair appointment. Or the undercover cop.

Other comedies (The Mayhem motel – two act American farce) by Landen Swain.

A short two-act comedy about bank robbery for a large cast.

Author: Landen Swain

Type: Two act comedy

Genre: Situational comedy about bank robbery

Cast: 8-9M, 6F

Ages of the actors: Adult to old age pensioner

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 45-50 minutes

Set: A bank in fictional Orvell, North Carolina, nine in the morning. The bank door is found S.L. Opposite the door on S.R. is the bank teller’s booth, back wall has three doors, from S.R. to S.L., Vault, backroom, bathroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – situational comedy and characterization

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Cost is $6.50 for this  digital play script

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

Like this play? Other two act comedies for large casts:

Anniversaries – two act comedy about rescuing a failing hotel
Fishwrap – comedy about a small town newspaper
Heir to a misfortune – short two act farce

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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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The Mayhem Motel – Two Act American Farce

American farce

THE MAYHEM MOTEL – TWO ACT AMERICAN FARCE

It’s not destined to be Hector’s day. He’s just been told by his doctor that he has a kidney stone, which he urgently needs to pass. In order to do that, Hector needs to relax as much as possible. Peace and quiet. Check.

But what could be more relaxing than a day spent behind the desk of a quiet country motel? A local hick checks in, complete with his hunting rifle and a couple of dead squirrels. So far, so good. Then, when you add the arrival of a famous baseball player, followed closely by two rather demanding female fans of his, whose life ambition is to sleep with the aforementioned baseball player, his doppelganger (who no one else knows about,) whose life ambition is to sleep with the fans of the famous baseball player, and then the very high maintenance wife of the baseball player, you have a recipe for disaster.

And no kidney stone. To find out if it gets passed, read on…..

Author: Landen Swain

Genre: American farce

Type: Short two-act play

Cast: 3M 3F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: PG 10

Length: 60 minutes

Set:The lobby of the Jericho Motel. Room one is on the DR position of the stage SR wall, room two is U.R. on the same wall. On the upstage wall, room three is URC, the main entrance UC, and stairs leading up are ULC. On the SL wall is a wooden manager’s desk which takes up almost all of the wall, a door to the manager’s room is DL, it has a sign on the door that says manager’s room. Behind the manager’s wall is a wall of keys with the numbers one through five above the keys. Each room door has the number of what room it is. An armchair, paintings, a chandelier. A coat rack is behind the desk, a cash register, a telephone and a bell are on the desk.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – one of the less complicated farce scripts.

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Copyright © December 2015 Landen Swain and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other farce scripts in stock:

Lofty Larceny – farce about a jewel heist and insurance claim gone horribly wrong
Leak in the En Suite – classic British Sex farce
Don’t say you’re Harry – two act farce about two jewel thieves and a dead body

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