Irish Jack – family comedy-drama script about marrying outside your culture

script about marrying outside your culture


It was an evening like any other in the Goldberg household as Papa, Momma, Gram, and the children, Joe and Miriam, settled down to eat their supper. Papa was his usual content self, Momma cooked an
outstanding meal as always, Gram was as curious and as talkative as ever and the kids were taunting each other as per the norm. Then Joe got up from the table, a few seconds after he had just sat down.
He told Papa he was going to quickly grab some cigarettes. He told Momma he would be right back.

He never returned. Three years later his family discovers that he is alive, well and performing as an Irish comedian. Joe Goldberg (Jewish Joseph Goldberg) is posing as an Irishman. They cannot believe it.

In this drama, with but seven scenes, the Goldberg’s must come to terms with the loss of their child who is far from dead, the acceptance of things foreign to them but a part of his identity and a new meaning to the word

This is Irish Jack O’ Reilly; lost but not wandering in this family comedy – drama script.

Performance History

Battle Lake School, MN, USA – 2016


Author: Tim Brown

Genre: Comedy- drama play script about marrying outside your culture

Cast: 4M 5F

Ages of the actors: Young couple up to grandparent age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Thirty five minutes

Set: The living and dinning rooms in the Goldberg apartment
The Four Clover nightclub. Time 1955.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – actors must achieve tension of family conflict realistically

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