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Killers with Benefits – funny crime script (or who is about to do it)

funny crime script

KILLERS WITH BENEFITS – FUNNY CRIME SCRIPT (OR – WHO IS ABOUT TO DO IT)

It’s a dark and stormy night, and the young, attractive, married Mandy is all alone at home (except for her security guard and live in maid, of course) sipping a long island iced tea when the announcement comes over the radio. A dangerous convict has escaped and is at large in the area. A moment later, the lights go out and somebody unknown takes her hostage. He’s armed, soaking wet and … well not quite as dangerous looking as you’d expect.

Featuring everything you’d expect from a funny crime script. A body in the bathtub! An escaped convict! A philandering husband! A cheating wife and her lover! A nefarious plot by more than one party to get rid of the other and by the end of the play, utter chaos.

Read about playwright Tony Broadwick. Other plays by Tony – Death’s no laughing matter.

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, funny crime script

Type: Short two-act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Cast: Eleven: 4F, 7M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: To view – all ages. To perform – adult but could be done by older teens

Set: Living room of an upper-middle class family. Furniture reminds one of IKEA –functional, minimalist, and characterless. Two watercolor paintings on the wall are an ostentatious attempt at emulating “The Water Lilies” – A failed attempt at best. Stage right, an over-sized, frosted glass door, is the main entrance door to the house. Three other doors upstage open into the kitchen, the master bedroom, and a guests’ bathroom. Two big windows, one close to the entry door reveals a fichus hedge in the distance, and the second window between two doors shows a street lamppost and a part of the hedge. Floor-length curtains hang on each side of the windows.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – chaos at the end of the script

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Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script

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Copyright © February 2017 Tony Broadwick and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts:

All in the past – period whodunit play
The Mysterious death of Christine Wilde
Why shoot your husband – ten minute drama scripts

Death’s no laughing matter – two act comedy plays

two act comedy plays

Death’s No Laughing Matter – Two Act Comedy Plays

Susan Denton’s movie career has ground to an abrupt halt when she finds out that she has been taken out of her latest movie entirely, to be replaced by a new girl, Kim, with very little experience. This makes her head ache even more than it has been over the past few days. Her day goes from bad to worse when she is confronted by a stranger in her apartment. He apparently broke through the window to get in, but also happens to be Azrael, the angel of death, coming to take Susan. (It turns out that her headache was more serious than she thought) But Susan isn’t ready to go and she’ll do anything to buy more time….

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, dark comedy, two act comedy plays

Type: Two act comedy plays

Cast: 7 5M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult – the two F are 20’s-30’s and the men are 20’s to 50’s

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: SUSAN DENTON’s living room. The furniture, the decor, rugs, and lamps are contemporary. Walls and curtains are in pastel colors. With the exception of a dozen bright red roses in a light gray vase, everything in the room is in dull, non-reflective colors. Large, framed, black-and-white, pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and James Dean hang on the walls.
There is a well-stocked bar on stage left. A door on stage right leads to the front door. The back wall has a large window that offers the view of the city from the fourth or fifth floor. There are two doors, one on each side of the window. The door on the left leads to Susan’s bedroom. The door on the right goes to the front door. There is a small window by the side of the bar. A door to the left of the bar opens to a guest bathroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – sharp dialogue

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital dark comedy

Contact Off The Wall plays with any queries about Death’s No Laughing Matter

Copyright ©February 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Like this play? Other two act comedy scripts you may enjoy:

Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce
Foulweather friend – Two act comedy about putting on a play and resurrecting your audience so that you actually have an audience
Tune in – two act comedy about a TV station

Frida and Diego – Play about Frida Kahlo

play about Frida kahlo

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FRIDA AND DIEGO – PLAY ABOUT FRIDA KAHLO

A good portion of the art world is getting ready to mark the 60th anniversary of Frida Kahlo. Frida and Diego is a biographical play about Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera. The tempestuous artist was not always easy to love, but her husband, Diego, loved her dearly throughout their two marriages. This story is about their love.

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Biography of Frida Kahlo

Type: One act play

Length: 40 – 50 minutes

Cast: Requires two females and one male.

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12 – language

Set: a 1940’s apartment bedroom. There is a bed with a vase and some flowers in it on a bedside table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – portraying a character that actually existed.

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Cost is $7 for this digital script

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© November 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other biographies that we carry

Lies you can’t make up – drama script about JFK
Disney in Deutschland – biography about Walt Disney and his relationship with Hitler
And all his songs were sad – play about life and works of Sean McCarthy

 

Used Hearts – romantic drama script

romantic drama plays

USED HEARTS – ROMANTIC DRAMA SCRIPT

Used hearts is a story of two people who were young together meeting up again and finding that they really loved each other all along. Ted and Virginia knew each other in high school and meet and fall in love online. When Ted is diagnosed with cancer, they make a decision to find a way to be together once and for all.

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Author: Tony Broadwick

Type: One act play

Genre: Romantic drama script

Number of actors: 3 2M 1F 2 adults 1 child

Ages of the actors: 2 adult 1 child(M)

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 30 minutes, half an hour

Set: The stage is bare except for two chairs. One is placed stage-left and another, stage-right.
The wall in the background is white. This will be used as a film screen.
There is a stack of papers, an IPhone, a  small laptop sits on the floor near the left chair.  A stack of papers is placed by the foot of the chair on the right side. A laptop, a tall glass and a bottle of Vodka are placed nearthe stack of papers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – technical due to characters writing on computers

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital script

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©August 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic drama plays

Taylor – four act play about losing a love and finding love again
Aldous remembers – romantic drama plays
Great Land – two act dram romance about two people on a journey to find ‘The King’