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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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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

A second chance – science fiction play scripts

science fiction play scripts

A SECOND CHANCE – SCIENCE FICTION PLAY SCRIPTS

Eight people who couldn’t be more different find themselves at a meeting. A meeting of the afterlife. For although these people are all dead, they do have one thing in common. The potential to alter catastrophic events in history and thus change the world to hopefully a better place. The eight are given a choice – to accept an assignment or to continue their journey of the afterlife. Seven accept but almost immediately find themselves back in the same place they were before. But just what did happen to them in this science fiction play script?

Read other plays (The Coming of Jed Crest – a play about the superstar you just found out was your dad) by UK based playwright Peter Pitt.

Author: Peter Pitt

Type: One act play

Genre: Science fiction play scripts

Cast: Cast of 9, 6M 3F (some roles can be played by either sex)

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Twenty five minutes

Set: A windowless room with the walls covered in white drapes, except for one doorway, to the back and to the side of the stage. There are eight chairs, more or less in a row. Facing them is a notice board on a stand. The room is bathed in a pale, orange glow.

Level of difficulty: 7/10  mystery!

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © July 2017 Peter Pitt and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about the afterlife:

Death of a Gerbil – when you wake up dead and Heaven has lost your paperwork
Mister Hislop’s dating agency – for the recently deceased
Over My Dead Body – two ghosts take on their grandkids to stop them selling the house