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343 Union Street – comedy set in Brooklyn

comedy set in Brooklyn

343 UNION STREET – COMEDY SET IN BROOKLYN

Gary and C.J. are just two regular guys from Brooklyn who, inspired by the hot day and the beer they’re drinking, decide that they are going to write a play. C.J.’s friend, Holly is currently in a play which to all accounts sound terrible, and they’re convinced that they could write something at least a little better than that one in this comedy set in Brooklyn.

After all, who knows what inspiration may just walk around the corner? For example, there’s Vinny, the ex boxer who lives in the same building. He went out every night and got beat up , just so he could support his sisters.  That’s a great story.  And how about the creepy old lady who lives in the building? She’s got to be known as “Killer” for a reason.  And the homeless guy on the corner? Rumor has it he’s the landlord’s brother and had it not been for a little incident, he would have been the landlord and not his brother. Plenty of material there!

Or they could just go to the store for more beer…

Other plays – Uncovered – a romantic drama by American playwright Greg Urbaitis.

Author: Greg Urbaitis

Genre: Comedy set in Brooklyn, character driven

Type: One act comedy play

Cast: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: One older lady, four adults, two main characters young adult

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

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes

Set: The front steps of a typical Brooklyn apartment building (but could be adapted to any apartment building)

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play with easy lines. Character based.

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Copyright © May 2018 Greg Urbaitis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays set in American cities you may enjoy:

The things that happen in New York – drama about a couple losing their apartment
A Contemporary Christmas Carol – modern day Beverly Hills Scrooge
A mayor for Dixie – comedy about running for Mayor

Better safe than sorry – ten minute comedy for 3 actors

ten minute comedy for three actors

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR 3 ACTORS

Jack still thinks he’s dating Lorrie. Lorrie thinks he isn’t as she clearly dumped him last week. So when Jack pitches up at her house with candy (which she hates to be honest) it couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient moment. The truth is that she’s getting ready for her hot date with Melvin, the local hottie in this ten minute comedy for three actors.

Jack decides to let both Lorrie and Melvin know, once and for all, that she’s his girl. He answers the door with all the bravado in the world and then make a quick about turn as he realizes Melvin is the biggest man he has ever met. It’s clear he won’t be able to fight him for her. So he comes up with a new tactic. A deadly disease. Genetic – and Lorrie is a sufferer.

But will Melvin buy this crock of cow poo?

Read about author George Freek.
Other comedies – Don’t Bank on it by George.

Author: George Freek

Type: Ten minute play script, one act plays

Genre: Ten minute comedy for 3 actors

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Ten minutes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character driven and situational comedy

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © April 2018 George Freek and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

Matter Matters – comedy set on a biplane
Sticky – farcical comedy about a cheating husband
Mother – a comedy about being politically incorrect

Jars – drama about love between two women

drama about love between two women

Jars – drama about love between two women

What’s a kiss between friends? For Heely it is everything. Evidence that her feelings for Shyne weren’t a daydream and vice versa. Evidence that their childhood adventures together were as real as the fireflies Heely wants to spend forever after catching, with Shyne at her side… and their dog – as it should be. And evidence that a southern wife’s story can have its roots in the most unlikely soils, roots that ought to decay now that Shyne has her husband aka ‘him,’ roots that are thriving into a forbidden flower as Shyne still ‘visits’ with her ‘old childhood friend’ and a grown flower that basks in the radiating light of the love between two women who were not meant to fall in love. So is the one act drama about love between two women telling the story of Shyne and Heely, called Jars. It is an act of passion, torment and mostly, of hope.

From one to the other, paths had crossed, blood was spilled and they would forever be lovers.

Author: Jordan Morille

Type:  Ten minute drama plays

Genre:  Drama about love between two women

Cast: 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Both are in their thirties

Suitable for: PG 12 (content)

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A treehouse

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents – the play is written in a Southern dialect which should be pronounced perfectly if used or not at all.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital stage play script

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Copyright © February 2017 Jordan Morille and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

Carmilla – classic vampire tale of love between two women
Suprises – short one act drama for two women
Juan and Emmett – tragic gay love story

Am I good? – one act comedy scripts

one act comedy scripts

AM I GOOD? – ONE ACT COMEDY SCRIPTS

In this one act comedy, Nora is anxiously preparing for a big date, when her next door neighbour, Mrs Henderson, arrives at the door with a family emergency and asks if she could leave her sixteen year old son, Brody with Nora for a short time. Nora says yes, of course, but what she doesn’t know is that while she was getting ready, the hem of her skirt had gotten caught in her waistband on the one side, exposing half of her bottom and her thong for Brody to see.

A lovely piece for three actors with great comic elements but also shows the development of the characters as the play progresses.

“Am I Good,” written by Jean Blasiar and directed by Sarah Albertson with a screamingly funny performance by the youthful Caber Russell as Brody and an innocently sexy performance by Ann McCormick as Nora Fisher. “

 To commemorate its 20th year of offering up the “8 Tens @ Eight” festival, a smorgasbord of 10-minute plays, the Actors’ Theatre this year is produced 16 playlets, one of which was ‘Am I good?’

Read more about playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays by Jean Blasiar.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: One act comedy scripts

Type: One act play

Cast: Three 2F 1M

Ages of the actors: One middle aged F (small part), one F in her twenties and one M aged 16

Length: Twenty minutes

Suitable for: PG 14

Set: An ordinary living room with flowers, candles, wine and a bottle opener.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic to more serious elements in this play for two main actors

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital script

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Copyright © July 2015 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one acts for small casts

Wilson – one act duologue
Rhetorical – one act couple drama
Chicken, airbags and wors – South African comedy scripts

 

Ugly art – One Act Romantic plays

one act romantic plays

UGLY ART – ONE ACT ROMANTIC PLAYS

Set in an art gallery, ‘Ugly Art” explores the relationship between a man and a woman. When an ex boyfriend of Rebecca’s calls out of the blue and leaves a message to meet him at an art exhibition, her curiosity is piqued and she goes along, taking her husband, Michael with her. The painting of a dancing woman and her revelations about her previous relationship bring into context how Michael and Rebecca feel about each other and where their relationship is going.

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roeche. Other two handers by Terry Roeche

Reviews

Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2009
Produced by Dreamscape Theatre, UK

5 out of 5 Stars

Art is a subjective creature. One gallery patron sees a monochromatic masterpiece; another sees nothing more than red paint… Back and forth goes the dialogue like a piping hot potato, keeping our attention for the full 75 minutes… It’s a hoot, but perhaps it’s because we catch a glimpse of ourselves in each couple that Red Wine & Canvas resonates so strongly.

The State Newspaper names Ugly Art Best of 2001 in South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Produced by Chapin Community Theatre 2001

“It ran for only three says, but “Ugly Art,” at Chapin Community Theatre, was a thought-provoking, moving, and occasionally funny series of playlets set in an art gallery filled with monochromatic paintings… “

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England
Produced by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004

Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

Sumter Item, Sumter, South Carolina

Produced by Urban Theater of Sumter 2004
“Three large canvases (blue, yellow and green) one bench and a small table displaying several wine glasses set the stage for “Ugly Art,” written by last year’s South Carolina playwright’s winner Terry Roueche… The play itself is sophisticated dialogue, evoking laughter through seven vignettes that explore a variety of topics – marriage, control, snobbery, fidelity and artistic talk…

Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
Produced by BareBones Theatre 2000

“What a surprise to walk into “Ugly Art” the season-closer by the Barebones Theatre Group, and find it fresh and funny… One-acts plus monologue last a crisp 90 minutes…

ENGLAND – Mouthpiece Theatre
Ugly Art 2005
Ugly Art as Red Wine & Canvas 2008

CROATIA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
CANADA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
LOS ANGELES – Drama West

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: One act romantic plays

Type: One act play

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Set: Black box theatre. A square red painting on an easel or on the wall.

Level of difficulty: A conversational piece with movement 6/10

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Cost $10 for this award winning previously produced play

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Copyright © December 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act romances:

Naked – a one act romantic comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating
The Window – one act about marriage – and a window
Aracanum – one act play about friends and love

If God Ate Fried Chicken – Short Comedy Plays

short comedy scripts

IF GOD ATE FRIED CHICKEN – SHORT COMEDY SCRIPTS

If God Ate Fried Chicken is the story of Father Seacrest and Sister Blanche, secretly out on a date together to a chicken joint. Little do they know that fate has other plans for them, as uninvited outing guests begin showing up one after another, ending in the two of them hiding in the kitchen of the restaurant, and the police being called. By the end of it, all, it’s going to take a little divine intervention to keep things going even further south.

Read about playwright Timothy Starnes.

Dedication: “This script is dedicated to the one-and-only Savanah Jillani, whose winding, farcical stories of her own homeschooling inspire much of the aesthetic of the work. While as far as I know she’s never accidentally held-up a fried chicken restaurant, it all does not seem too far off, however, a bit unlikely though, seeing as she’s a vegetarian.”

Author:Timothy Starnes

Genre: Short Comedy Scripts

Type: One Act Plays

Length: Fifteen Minutes, 15 min.

Number of Actors: Eight minimum but more can be used

Ages of the actors: Some teenagers and up.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A counter at a typical fried chicken outlet

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – easy script – crowding onstage.

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Cost is $8 for this digital American  play script

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Copyright February 2014 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read some other short comedy scripts:

A Blind Date – short romantic comedy script
But I’m French – short black box stage comedy script
Insurance on the line – ten minute comedy scripts
Meeting Meryl – theatre of the absurd
Road rage – a tongue in cheek short comedy

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