Family Separation – a dark comedy skit about parents separating. From their kids

dark comedy skit


When Andrew and Andrea set their kids, Fran and Francis down at the table to talk about something important, the kids naturally assume their parents are going to get a divorce. After all, they have been fighting an awful lot. So it comes as a huge shock when their parents inform them that, yes, they are legally separating, but, no, it’s not from each other, but from their kids. After all, the kids are the source of the problems they’ve been having, really. Without them, they’d have more money and even be able to go on that holiday they’d always wanted. Of course they’d have to move out. Who?  Why? Well, Andrew and Andrea are really attached to the house so it should be the kids that go. Simple? Of course it is! A dark comedy skit about parents separating from their kids.


Lincoln Trail College, IL, USA – 2021
The Alcazar Theatre, CA, USA – 2021


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Author: Peter Keel

Type: Dark comedy skit

Genre: Comedy, family, skit, sketch

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 2 teens 2 parents

Suitable for: Teens up to watch and perform

Length: 7 minutes

Set: Kitchen table/family room

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy skit – hard to keep a straight face!

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Copyright © August 2018 Peter Keel and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits, sketches and dark comedies about family:

Sketches – a collection of comedy and drama sketches for teens
A house of dolls – 10 minute script about a crazy family
Something’s got to give – full length family comedy

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