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Benny and Boris – Ten minute poignant comedy for seniors

ten minute poignant comedy

BENNY AND BORIS – TEN MINUTE POIGNANT COMEDY

A park bench on a summer day: this is where we find two old friends Benny & Boris, shooting the breeze over their weekly card game.  But today, the usual lighthearted shmoozing evolves into something deeper…

During their usual routine of playing cards and reading the obituaries, a deeply disturbing personal issue is revealed and Benny & Boris find their friendship put to the test.
Throughout this heartwarming, humorous one-act play, Benny & Boris discover that while the people closest to you sometimes let you down, family can be found in the most unexpected places.
Award-winning playwright Morley Shulman provides a fresh perspective on love & friendship, life & death, aging, and what family really means.

A ten minute poignant comedy with some great funny lines that deals with the sensitive subject of growing older and being best friends.

Benny & Boris took first place in the judged portion of the Paw Paw Village Players One Act Festival.
In addition, it also took home the People’s Choice Award as voted on by the audience as their favourite play.

Read about playwright Morley Shulman. Other plays – Hang ups! A musical about the office by Morley

Author: Morley Shulman

Genre: Ten minute poignant comedy

Type: Ten minute plays, one act play scripts

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 2M

Age of the actors: Seventy plus

Suitable for: All ages to watch(PG language younger kids) Adults up to perform.

Set: A park bench

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – sharp quick lines to bounce off the other actors

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script by an award winning playwright.

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Copyright April 2017 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute plays:

Hell Froze over – ten minute comedy about sports taken a bit too far
Two cats, no dogs – romantic comedy
The ship has sailed – ten minute drama about asking her out, way too late

Street Theatre – ten minute comedy for three actors

ten minute comedy for three actors

STREET THEATRE – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR THREE ACTORS

Picture it: A cafe and a typical couple sitting at a table waiting to be served. A beleaguered and bored waitress who wants to take their order. Sounds pretty normal, right? Well – she’s  (the female half of the couple) just been to improv theater class and the cafe is about to become her new stage, much to the astonishment of the other diners, the embarrassment of her partner and the confusion of the waitress in this ten minute comedy.

Read about playwright Morley Shulman. Other best selling comedies (Naked – one act comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating) by Morley.

Production History

Seattle Pacific University, USA – 2016
Menomonie High School, WI, USA – 2016

 

Type: Ten minute comedy

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors: The couple is in their late twenties, the waitress can be of any age.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A typical cafe with a table and chairs for two and menus

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun easy ten minute play that audiences will enjoy

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Cost is $9.00 for this ten minute digital script

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Copyright © May 2016 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute comedies for you to enjoy:

Hossback – a satire with cowboys in the Old West
Yoo Hoo, Mister Solomon – ten minute comedy script for two older people
Holiday Shorts – collection of ten minute plays for the holidays

 

Hang ups – funny one act musicals

ONE ACT MUSICALS

HANG UPS – FUNNY ONE ACT MUSICALS

What happens when you have a telemarketing room with a bunch of misfits, managed by someone who is apathetic and is owned by an ex con? You have “Hang Ups”. When the owner threatens to fire everyone and replace the manager with his best employee, panic starts to set in. With a cast of characters including a wannabe standup comedian, a sweet but elderly senior whose best days have long since past, an egomaniac and a hair dresser in training, Martin, the manager, has to turn things around- and FAST! With such catchy songs as “Motivate ‘Em”, “A Chopped Liver Sandwhich”, “Invisible Woman” and of course, “Hang Ups” (written by Hartley Mandel and Dee Long- formerly of Klaatu), “Hang Ups” is a musical comedy that will keep audiences listening!

Author: By Morley Shulman
Music and Lyrics by Dee Long and Hartley Mandel

Genre: One act musical

Type
: Funny one act musicals

Length: 60 minutes, one hour

Cast: 6M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult, from 20’s to 60’s

Suitable for: All ages

Set: INT. TELEMARKETING OFFICE- DAY.
Situated around a plain, rectangular table are five nondescript chairs and 80’s push button telephones. Various coffee cups and and scattered paper is strewn over the table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – fast paced dialogue that’s funny and good to perform

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Example of the Musical score for ‘Hang ups – the musical’

Example of the musical score for ‘A Chopped Liver Sandwich’

Example of the musical score for ‘Invisible Girl’

Example of the musical score for ‘Motivate ‘Em’




Cost is $5 for the digital script itself




Cost is $10 for the digital score and mp 3 recordings

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Copyright © April 2015 Morley Shulman, Dee Long and Hartley Mandel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other musicals that you may like:

Madrababes – fun filled one act musicals
Enter Love – full length romantic musical
Molly and the Magic phone – musical for children

Love in the Time of Tourette’s – one act romantic comedy

one act romantic comedy

LOVE IN THE TIME OF TOURETTE’S – ONE ACT ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

One act romantic comedy for a cast of four, 2M 2F. Celeste’s parents are desperate to get her married off as soon as possible because of her Tourette’s syndrome. Much against her will, they have invited over a young man to meet her in the hopes they they will hit it off. Will he turn out to be Mr Right, or Mr POOPY!!!!?

Read more about playwright Morley Shulman. Other comedies by Morley.

Author: Morley Shulman

Type: One act play

Genre: One act romantic comedy

Cast: 4 2M 2F

Length: 15 minutes

Ages of the actors: 2 middles aged, two early twenties

Suitable for: All ages. The worst word used is ‘bugger.’

Set: A typical suburban living room with a table for biscuits

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a character piece

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital play script

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Copyright ©January 2015 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

An ordinary man – a comedy about a guy who is rather tired of being a werewolf
Death of a gerbil – dark comedy about waking up dead, and not knowing how you got there
The chicken or the egg – a political satire

 

A Beatle’s Story – play about the Beatles

A BEATLE’S STORY – PLAY ABOUT THE BEATLES AND HOW THEY FORMED

plays about the beatles

This play about the Beatles is basically a conversation between John Lennon and Paul McCartney about replacing their Bass player, Stu, and who on earth they are going to get to replace him. Stu has decided to stay behind in Hamburg after their tour in Germany and get married….and he didn’t like Paul taking the piss out of him all the time. A fast paced funny play by best selling playwright Morley Shulman, with snappy lines in the style of the classic Beatles films such as ‘ A Hard Day’s Night.’

Production History:

Shelby County Players, Evansville, USA – 2016

More about author Morley Shulman.  Other plays by Morley.

Author: Morley Shulman

Genre: Comedy, biography

Type: One act play

Length: Twenty to Twenty five minutes 20-25 min

Number of actors: Three M, three men – all are in their late teens to early twenties and should resemble the Beatles

Ages of the actors: All in their late teens to early twenties and should resemble the Beatles.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: They are sitting round a table drinking tea

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple funny conversation.

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Copyright May 2014 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play ? Read some of our other biographical plays and Beatles based scripts:

And All his songs were sad – play about Sean McCarthy
MerseyBoys – a screenplay based on the lives of the Beatles
Lies you can’t make up – drama script about JFK