He’s a nervous Nellie – absurd comedy script

absurd comedy script


When Nelson, a psychiatrist arrives at the home of Maryanne and Lisa, he brings some bad news – that Lisa’s dad has left. Naturally he’s nervous about telling them the news. But then again, he’s always nervous. He even has a number of pills to help him be less nervous (And help him sleep, and help his digestion.) In fact his profession as a psychiatrist gives him access to a good many things to help him cope.

He finds instead that Lisa (Who is a child prodigy and well aware of it) already knows that her father has left and has made up her mind that Nelson had better move in with them to help her mother cope with the recent events. Being too nervous to say no, he agrees. But what will his domineering , managing wife say?

Read more about playwright George Freek. Other Off The Wall comedies (Try Psychology) by George.


Molalla High School, OR, USA – 2016
Independent – Lively, ON – 2019


Author: George Freek

Genre: Absurd comedy script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Cast: 3F 2M actors

Ages of the actors:  Cast of four adults, 1 teen

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The living room of a house.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – character driven. All the characters are over the top caricatures of people.

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