Lovely to look at – comedy about community theatre

comedy about community theatre


In community theatre, every actor is the star of the show… or rather every actor has convinced themself of this ‘fact’. In Lovely to Look At, a comedy about community theatre, poor Marvin, the director, has to deal with the egos, the ‘I’m better than these community theatre amateurs’ nonsense and general ‘joy’ that actors drag with them onto every, single production. It’s supposed to be the first rehearsal: the rehearsal that sets the tone, the beginning of a beautiful thing, the match that sets the world on fire but for the last twenty minutes there has been zero rehearsing. Zero. None. Nada.

No doubt creative juices have flown but it seems all the actors have committed to a session of fake discoveries over the phone (Leandra) boozing (Leandra, primarily) and getting fired and rehired in less than five minutes (you got it: Leandra once more). Alright so when it comes to this production, Leandra is the problem but it soon becomes clear that she may lead the way to the solution and embody it (the way that only an actress can) soon enough.

An actor’s work is never finished but your patience may be.

Lovely to look at won a playwriting competition at STAGE LEFT (Salida, Colorado) and was produced by Stage Left in 2016. Read other plays – Nietzche’s nose – comedy about a dysfunctional family by playwright George Freek.

Author: George Freek

Type: One act comedy

Genre: Comedy about community theatre

Cast:  2M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to Forties

Suitable for: Teens up

Length: Thirty to forty minutes

Set: Marvin’s home – a living room with sofa, coffee table, chairs. A door to the left is an entranceway, and one to the right leads to bedrooms, a washroom, etc. There is a portable bar, near rear center

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

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Like this play? Other plays about community theatre:

He’s Behind You – a community theatre whodunit comedy
Foulweather friend – two act dark comedy about resurrecting the dead so they can be your audience for your community theatre show!
The Safety officer – one act comedy about a community theatre show going wrong in a very bad way

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