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The Mistress of Wholesome – one act comedy script where ‘Mistress’ takes on ‘Wife’

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THE MISTRESS OF WHOLESOME – a one act comedy script where ‘mistress’ takes on ‘wife.’

In this one act comedy script,  Gwen, ‘the mistress’ surprises Margaret, ‘the wife’ of Leland, a prominent cardiologist in their home and holds her hostage using an antique musket. According to Gwen, Leland has now fallen back in love with Margaret as the couple has gotten closer in their efforts to adopt a baby.  Gwen is naturally ‘very put out’ by this and  wants Margaret to convince Leland to fall back in love with his mistress so that things can be the same as they were for the past few years.  Margaret, who is desperate for a baby sees Leland playing ‘the good and attentive husband’ as the only way that she will ever manage to adopt a child and naturally refuses.

Things get even more complicated in this one act comedy script when a lady from the adoption agency arrives to interview Leland and Margaret and to screen them as potential parents. When it turns out that Leland is actually locked in the trunk of Gwen’s car across town, the two women must act fast to salvage a situation that is going downhill at a rate of knots!

The Mistress of Wholesome has been staged at the Little Theatre of Alexandria and at Under St. Marks in New York City. Read about playwright Jacob Appel

Further Production History

Dama Asia Productions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 2016

Author:  Jacob Appel

Type: One Act Play

Genre: Dry character driven one act comedy script

Length: Approximately 60 minutes

Number of Actors:  3F, three women

Ages of actors:   20’s – 40’s – the two main characters are in their late thirties and the social worker is in her 20’s.

Suitable for: All ages

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – character driven comedy – both the main characters are hardened women with very dry tongues and it is the way the lines are delivered that makes this play so funny.

Set:  The entire play takes place on the lower story of Margaret & Leland’s upscale condominium/townhouse: a living room with attached kitchenette. Sliding glass doors run along the back wall of the condo, opening onto a spacious patio; while most of the patio cannot be seen, one might consider placing a few potted plants behind the glass to remind the audience of what lies beyond. A front door opens at stage right. The living room is furnished in the modernist style (sofa, coffee table, Barcelona chairs, end table with lamp and telephone), but the space appears cold and austere, with few personal effects. In a corner of the living room, a framed painting conceals a wall safe; alternatively, a free-standing safe is visible. The kitchenette appears immaculately clean and well-ordered, as pristine as a model kitchen in a showroom.

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Copyright February 2013 Jacob Appel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Anna, alone – a one act drama script about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder

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ANNA ALONE –  a one act drama script about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder

Set in a psychologist’s office, Anna alone is a drama about a girl who has multiple personality disorder caused by physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother. The play deals with her confronting the issue of her mother’s death so that she can come to terms with who she is.

All the different ‘sides’ of Anna’s personality can be played by various different actresses – the interplay between them is the fascinating part of this one act drama script.

Anna alone performance history:

The Roial players, USA, 2016

Author: Cat Coxon

Genre: Drama

Type: One 1 act play

Length of Play: Twenty to twenty five minutes

Characters: 4F 1M

Ages of actors: 1 middle aged M, 2 young (teens to twenties), 2 any age.

Suitable for: 12 up

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – keeping the tension

Set: Simple – a psychologist’s office with a couch big enough for 3 people and a desk and chair for the doctor.

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Copyright Cat Coxon Off The Wall Plays April 2012

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Bourgeois Behavior – Gay stage plays – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

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Bourgeois Behavior – gay stage plays – a play about coming out of the closet – the wrong way

When Roger’s lover, Geeque, gets fed up with Roger living a double life, and juggling his marriage to his wife with his full time affair with Geeque, he ends the affair. Roger’s marriage also falls apart, leaving Roger stranded, with nobody except his best friend Lance to stand by his side. One night, in a nightclub on July 4th, it happens – Roger comes face to face with both his wife, Anita and his ex lover, Geeque at the same club….

Read more about playwright Rico Smith.

Author: Rico Smith

Genre: Drama, gay stage plays

Type: 2 (two) act play, full length stage play

Characters: 5M, 1F

Ages of actors: 20-40s

Suitable for: PG 16

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – maintaining interest in the character’s lives

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Copyright Rico Smith Off The Wall Plays  April 2012

 

Extra Lessons – A Poignant Comedy play about student teacher relationships

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EXTRA LESSONS – A POIGNANT COMEDY PLAY ABOUT STUDENT TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS

When Jared’s friends dare him to kiss Miss Maya, their young and attractive English teacher, Jared takes the bet and enrolls in private extra lessons with Miss Maya in order to attain his goal. But he finds out that there is a lot more at stake than merely a kiss and that Miss Maya is, in herself, an insecure and vulnerable young woman. This play deals with the consequences of student teacher relationships in a sensitive manner. A play about student teacher relationships.

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Actors: 2M (teens 18 yrs), 4F (1 teen, 1 young attractive, 1 older teacher and the headmistress)

Genre: Poignant Comedy

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of actors: 3 teen, 1 twenties, 2 middle aged to older

Type: 1 act play

Set: A classroom setting and then an office setting.

Difficulty: 6/10 – making the characters believable

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Copyright March 2012 Jenny Schmidt Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Arcanum – One Act Comedy about Friends and Love

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 ARCANUM – one act comedy about friends and love

A group of friends that meet everyday for lunch in the park may prove to be a bit too much for the new guy at the office to handle, as they discuss everything from movies and food, to love and loss. This character driven comedy is sure to delight all those who enjoy good humor and wit in this one act comedy about friends and love.

Author: James Chisholm

Actors: 5M, 1F

Ages of Actors: Five in their 20s-30s, 1 older M tiny part few lines only

Genre: Comedy

Length: 20-25 minutes

Type: One Act Play

Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving a climax in the play

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – a park bench, dustbin, lamp post and a easel for ‘doc’

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Cost is $8

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The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde – short whodunits

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF CHRISTINE WILDE – SHORT WHODUNITS

In “The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde,” Lynn, an actress in her fifties, visits the home of Caryl, a current and famous star of the stage. They get to talking and the mysterious death of young Christine Wilde, when they were all young and in the theatre together many years ago, comes up. Who did kill Christine? And why would they do it?

This play is a nice period piece for two older and two younger women with a small male part. It was staged as part of the Franklin Players Festival in 2011.  Read more about playwright Lianne Gill.

Author: Lianne Gill

Characters: 5 (4F/1M)

Genre: Drama, short whodunits, One Act Play

Type: One Act Play

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 2F middle aged, 2F young 20″s, 1M young 20’s-30s

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Copyright December 2011 Lianne Gill Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

 

And All His Songs Were Sad – play about Sean McCarthy

AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD – PLAY ABOUT SEAN MCCARTHY

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AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD” follows the life and works of Irish songwriter Sean McCarthy. It is a drama following the life of this talented musician, who was inspired by the everyday people and events around him, and from these everyday people, created songs of beauty that will be sung for many years to come.

This play about Sean McCarthy was staged by the Pantagleize Theatre Group in Fort Worth, Texas in October 2010  and by the Superior Theatre Company, Douglas, Wisconsin in June 2011.

Author: Mattie Lennon

Characters:  4M, 2F (same characters, different ages)

Genre: Drama, Musical, play about  Sean McCarthy

Type: Full length Musical Stage Play

Length: 1-1.5 hours

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 1F young adolescent, 2M mid adolescent, rest adult

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Price: $6

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Copyright September 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

2093 – An action packed sci-fi screenplay

 

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Psy, an assassin with specially amplified mind powers, is hired to take out the leader of a giant Japanese corporation, Cyber Technologies Corporation. When he gets there, Kyosuke Yamatora is already dead and the police are hot on his trail…

An action packed sci-fi script set in a world not too far removed from our own.

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 3M, 2F main

Genre: Sci Fi, Action

Type: Screenplay

Length: 2 hours

Suitable For: All Ages

Ages of Actors: Twenties up

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Price: $30

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers