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The Way Out – Two-Act Comedy about Escaping from the Loony Bin

two act comedy about escaping from the loony bin

THE WAY OUT – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT ESCAPING FROM THE LOONY BIN

It could not get any worse. Not only was Steve committed to a sanatorium against his will and (cough) better judgement, he’d lost custody of his only daughter and his conniving wife Genia was
dead set on taking his fortune for herself. It seemed the odds were truly against him as the judge who had him committed (and re-committed) was less reasonable than most, the doctors and
therapists at the coo-coo place seemed hard of hearing and his own sanity was living on a prayer. It was clear to Steve; he would almost certainly rot in Westview Residence unless he did something…
and soon… and drastic! His only option: to put his faith in his fellow ‘prisoners’, create a flawless escape plan and hope the sun shone brightly on the ‘crazy ones’ at Westview.

And Steve’s worst nightmare became his wildest dream in this comedy about escaping from the loony bin!

Other plays by Brent Holland (Getting This Close – one act high school romantic comedy)

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Two-act comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 9M, 12F. The smaller parts like prison guards can most likely be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Older teen and adult

Suitable for: Teen and adults upward to perform and to watch

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Three scenes – a coutroom, a doctor’s office and then the common room of Westview Residence common area, which has a television, sofa, chairs, a chessboard and other amenities.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a really fun well written script for both the actors and the cast to enjoy!

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Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice two-act comedy

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Way Out

Copyright © Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun two-act comedies for you to enjoy:

Anniversaries – two-act comedy about a failing hotel
Don’t Say You’re Harry – two act farce about some jewel thieves. Called John Smith.
Hot Air- romantic comedy scripts

Memory Palace – a poignant family drama play spanning generations

family drama play

MEMORY PALACE – POIGNANT FAMILY DRAMA PLAY

A family’s home is their castle, a place where their dreams are made.

A family portrait is delicately unravelled in this generational two-act family drama play about the Fischer’s. From the purchase of the family home by Nancy and Daniel, the complicated and often tense concept of family is explored in a series of recollections throughout the Fischer’s history. Recollections shared by sisters, mother and daughter, grandchild and grandfather, memories happy and devastating as well as those that reveal secrets or rather the inquiring bottomless pit of any family dynamic. Memory Palace thoughtfully sheds light into the notion that human beings can be both complicated and amusingly simple at the same time.

MEMORY PALACE was commissioned by The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont in 2013 and was first presented as part of The Full Circle Festival, a series of workshops and theatrical presentations on the subject of aging, in April 2014.

Author: Maura Campbell

Type: Two act play

Genre: Family drama play

Cast: Mains: 4F 3M (5 children 4M 1F and one 20 something play younger versions of the main parts. 1-2 minor parts as well)

Ages of the actors: Children through to older actors

Suitable for: All ages

Length:Two hours

Set: The home of Nancy and Daniel Fischer. Time is fluid and moves between the present and memories of the past. Lighting and incidental music are helpful for audiences to grasp time and place transitions.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping the pace in this family drama play

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Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Memory Palace

Copyright © January 2016 Maura Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family sagas and dramas that we stock:

Taylor – a family saga about a man’s devotion to his dead wife
Chicken Salad – one act drama for two women about coping with a recent death
Check off in the sun – family drama about last wishes

Le Shaggy Dog – award winning one act plays – comedy in wartime France

award winning one act plays - comedy

LE SHAGGY DOG – AWARD WINNING ONE ACT PLAYS – COMEDY IN WARTIME FRANCE

This is a short suggestive play revolving around 4 able bodied French soldiers who have managed to live out the war in the comparative luxury of a small French castle with all of
the amenities. It’s a very funny play in the style of the well known “Allo Allo” television series.

Their lives are thrown into disarray when they learn the war has caught up with them and they have to make a plan to ensure that they all survive.

This award winning play took 5 awards at the recent EADS one act play festival including best actor, best actress and best ensemble.

Performance History:

The Franklin Players, Roosevelt Park – 2015

Edenvale acting and dramatic society – 2015

Abbotts College, Northcliff – 2016

Other award winning plays by Dave Morgan. Read more about British born playwright Dave Morgan.

Author: Dave Morgan

Type: Award winning one act plays – comedy set in wartime France

Genre: Slightly “Naughty” comedy play in the style of “Allo Allo”

Length: 25-30 minutes

Cast: Narrator with a strong French accent plus 3 male 1 female with mild French accents.

Ages of the actors: The Males can be any age or size.
The female must be trim, have an outgoing personality and be prepared to wear a padded
bra if necessary.

Suitable for: PG 12

Set: The inside of a French Chateau where four soldiers have been living in luxury throughout the war

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a funny comedy that will be enjoyed by the audience and actors.

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital comedy script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Le Shaggy Dog

Copyright © June 2015 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies in stock:

An ordinary man – comedy about a guy who is rather tired of being a werewolf
Lonely hearts – one act comedy about a scam within a scam
A cut above the rest – one act farce for stage