The Mayhem Motel – Two Act American Farce

American farce


It’s not destined to be Hector’s day. He’s just been told by his doctor that he has a kidney stone, which he urgently needs to pass. In order to do that, Hector needs to relax as much as possible. Peace and quiet. Check.

But what could be more relaxing than a day spent behind the desk of a quiet country motel? A local hick checks in, complete with his hunting rifle and a couple of dead squirrels. So far, so good. Then, when you add the arrival of a famous baseball player, followed closely by two rather demanding female fans of his, whose life ambition is to sleep with the aforementioned baseball player, his doppelganger (who no one else knows about,) whose life ambition is to sleep with the fans of the famous baseball player, and then the very high maintenance wife of the baseball player, you have a recipe for disaster.

And no kidney stone. To find out if it gets passed, read on…..


Knights of Columbus, ON, Canada – 2020


Author: Landen Swain

Genre: American farce

Type: Short two-act play

Cast: 3M 3F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: PG 10

Length: 60 minutes

Set:The lobby of the Jericho Motel. Room one is on the DR position of the stage SR wall, room two is U.R. on the same wall. On the upstage wall, room three is URC, the main entrance UC, and stairs leading up are ULC. On the SL wall is a wooden manager’s desk which takes up almost all of the wall, a door to the manager’s room is DL, it has a sign on the door that says manager’s room. Behind the manager’s wall is a wall of keys with the numbers one through five above the keys. Each room door has the number of what room it is. An armchair, paintings, a chandelier. A coat rack is behind the desk, a cash register, a telephone and a bell are on the desk.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – one of the less complicated farce scripts.

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