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Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent – Radio Noir play

radio noir play

radio noir play

JAKE REVOLVER, FREELANCE SECRET AGENT- RADIO NOIR PLAY

In this radio noir play, private detective Jake Revolver fights against conspiracy, double cross and self-reference to uncover the killer of his own narrator. Meant to be performed as the premiere episode of a nineteen-forties live radio broadcast, complete with foley artistry and on-stage stand-up microphones, Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent is a parody packed with puns, play on words, oodles of self-referential absurdity (and Beatles references?) In the tradition of Firesign Theater, Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent combines slapstick, screwball humor, commercial spoofs and a murder mystery for a stylish and ridiculous tour de force comedy.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Milwaukee Entertainment Group, Milwaukee, WI – June, 2015
Wolf Pack Theatre Company, DC Metro – July, 2015
The Village Playhouse, West Allis, WI – August, 2016
Upstart Crows, Madison, WI – July/August, 2016
Artesia Community Theatre, Artesia, NM – August, 2016
Lancaster Community Players, Lancaster, WI – October, 2016

Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent was a finalist in the Rover Dramawerks Comedy Play Contest and received its world premiere production in Milwaukee, WI produced by Milwaukee Entertainment Group, June, 2015. This hilarious noir parody has delighted audiences in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Washington, D.C.  

“Beyond the superficial silliness there’s a deeply playful exploration of dichotomy and duality. The show tumbles through a narrative that plays with the fourth wall in a weird existential funhouse, dizzyingly drenched in a semi-automatic barrage of humor.”     -Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express Shepherd Express Review of Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent

Author: Matthew Konkel

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Radio noir play

Length: 90 minutes

Cast: 5M, 3F. There are actually 12 characters, but some should/could be played by the same actors.

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Radio play with cast on stage with microphones and people doing sound effects

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – radio plays are an interesting and fun genre for the cast and audience. The whole thing could be done without seeing it, or the cast could perform the play in front of the audience with the people making the sound effects visible which is also very enjoyable.

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Copyright © February 2019 Matthew Konkel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? other radio plays and film noir plays for you to enjoy:

Honesty – British drama – a radio play
Cancelled – a 1940’s farce set in a radio station whilst the cast are broadcasting
Crooked hand – funny film noir script

The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – Children’s play about being different

children's play about being different

THE GIRL IN THE LAVENDER GLASSES – CHILDREN’S PLAY ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT

Like any other little girl, Marion wanted to go to school, play with her friends and be a kid. For ten months these little things that sometimes go unappreciated, became completely off-limits to Marion when she was hospitalised due to a rare eye condition. Dr Williams had the child’s eyes bandaged completely for her time in the hospital and she had no existence beyond the doors of her hospital bed in this children’s play about being different.

One day, Marion’s parents and Marion herself were presented with a donation of night eye glasses to help her see in her everyday life. She would get back to her normal routine before the hospitalisation. Marion’s story then began again and ended where her new world took shape and in three acts, this drama shows that the ones amoungst us who are scorned for being different, are magic.

She was a friend, she was a daughter, she was a girl, and she was a hero.

Author: John Zurn

Type: Children’s play about being different

Genre: Children’s drama

Cast: 10F, 11M, 6-10N. Mains: 2 – M, 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: Children up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Doctor’s Office, her school, a restaurant, library, the family home, the playground, a house. Scene changes can be simple, to indicate basic changes , like a chair and tables moving round.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control and scene changes

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Copyright © February 2019 John Zurn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids dealing with social issues and bullying.

In tents – one act play about bullying
Molly and the Magic Phone – musical play for children
The Christmas Ghosts – modern Scrooge play for kids

Slim FAT commercial – skit about weight loss fads

skit about weight loss fads

SLIM FAT COMMERCIAL – SKIT ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS FADS

This short skit about weight loss fads pokes fun at the weight loss fads and the gimmicks people use as well as the advertisements that promote them. From a thin guy wearing enormous pants to the man in a bikini because “All weight loss adverts have someone in a bikini!” to the referee who appears to break up a fight between the two guys, it’s all fun from beginning to end.

Please note: The full skit is 1.5 pages long – about 2 minutes.

Other skits by Lois and Kelly Corcoran – So Easy, a Caveman can do it – short skit about inventing the wheel

Author: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Short skit about weight loss fads

Genre: Comedy, skit, sketch

Cast: 4M or 3M and 1F

Ages of the actors: From older kids to adults

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two minutes (1.5 pages)

Set: Black box set

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – short , fun easy skit

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Copyright © February 2019 Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other fun skits, one act plays and plays about weight loss:

Shapeless – full length satire about body size
Lemonade Gurus – short comedy about two failed clowns trying to run a lemonade stand
Hell Froze over – comedy sketch about sports taken a little too far

Strange Bedfellows – Script about the American War of Independence

script about the American war of independence

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS – SCRIPT ABOUT THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

In a war there are more than just the men in the firing line. There are the superiors who risk their lives, to some extent, as well. The women, who must continue on with the lives their men left behind, the frustrated people who support neither warring faction and prefer to remain neutral and the men who are influenced by all of the above, who make the vital decisions that could change the face of the war. Lawyers, polymaths, inventors and… revolutionaries. A word that goes beyond ‘politician’. A word fitting to the three men that would play a role in the American Revolution in this script about the American war of Independence.

In three acts, Strange Bedfellows, documents a moment in time of the lives of Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge and John Adams, who spent the night at a somewhat grotty tavern in New Jersey. Franklin brought with him his sense of humour, penchant for libations, ill-health in old age and a journal. Adams; his wife, Abigail’s, spirit, a staid disposition, passion and outrage at Franklin’s lack of etiquette. Rutledge; his cynicism, a suspicious and thought-provoking mind and a habit of falling asleep when inconvenient to do so. In this drama, the trio are on the cusp of realising what could very well be the first American Dream.

What say you to a night with Franklin, Adams and Rutledge?

Strange Bedfellows recently enjoyed a week long workshop at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival for their Southern Writers Project. It has been recognized by over a half dozen national writing competitions including The Stanley Drama Award and The Harriet Lake Festival of Plays. It was selected by Tony Award winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport for his Broadway Blacklist of the Top Ten Unproduced Plays of 2016.

Author: Jason Boies

Type: Three Act Play

Genre: Drama, Historical, Biography

Length: Ninety minutes excluding intervals

Cast: Cast of 7: 6M 1FMain Characters: 3 – M

Ages of the actors: From a teenage soldier up to a seventy year old Benjamin Franklin

Suitable for: All ages to watch, teens up to perform

Set: A tavern 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right, their mannerisms and accent of the times correct

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Copyright © February 2019 Jason Boies and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of war you may enjoy:

Dr Kritzinger’s Twelve O’Clock – play about the meeting that set the events of World War II in deadly motion
A Field of Glory – American Civil War Drama
Agatha the ugly – romantic drama set in World war 2

Barfly – ten minute romantic comedy script

ten minute romantic comedy

BARFLY – TEN MINUTE ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

Patrick has invited a girl he met online out for a date to his local bar. Although he’s never seen her, he felt that they clicked online and tonight’s the night they meet in person. So when she doesn’t show up and is now ten minutes late, he gets talking to another girl, who promptly whips him at his favorite arcade game in the pub. But where is Patrick’s mystery date in this ten minute romantic comedy script?

Read other plays by playwright Chris Cartwright – The Best selling, ‘Awaiting Patients’ – a comedy about waiting in the doctor’s room for a patient who never arrives.

Author: Chris Cartwright

Type: Ten minute plays, short one act plays

Genre: Ten minute romantic comedy script

Cast: 2M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult – late twenties up

Suitable for: Adults to perform but whole family can watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The counter at a bar/pub with bar stools and a bar tender pouring drinks

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short, fun easy script – character parts

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Copyright © January 2019 Chris Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about blind dates:

Waiting – a blind date in a library goes wrong. And then right
Static – short monologue by a girl who hates exercise set up with a persona trainer on a blind date
A Blind date – short American comedy about two misfits who try go on a blind date

There was a GREAT BIG MOOSE – Canadian satirical horror script

canadian satirical horror script

THERE WAS A GREAT BIG MOOSE – CANADIAN SATIRICAL HORROR SCRIPT

Like any other city in Ontario, almost nothing out of the ordinary happens in Swords. Heck, nothing unexpected happens in Canada. It’s Canada! The police force has become accustomed to dealing with random animals stuck in the air vents around the metropolis, every morning is a comfortable coffee run, etc. etc. Just the run of the mill small town agenda. That is until the star hockey player of this 3 530 strong city sees what he believes to be half a moose and half a man in one. On the hockey rink no less. The moose-man itself (himself?) believable or not, is not nearly as problematic as the story he has to tell and the secrets that come with it. Swords is about to expect the unexpected, in this one Canadian satirical horror script.

Just how well do you know your town?

Author:  Garrett Ryan

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Canadian satirical horror script

Cast: 5M, 3F and two voices

Ages of the actors: Adult and one younger girl.

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various locations in the small town of Swords. A coffee shop, police station, outdoors, officer Liam’s living room, the woods.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the level of satire and horror correct

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Copyright © January 2019 Garrett Ryan and off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

Shapeless – Canadian satire about body size and eating disorders
Thirds – a suburban satire about inheriting a house
Nuns – a two act satire about rebellious nuns running riot

Crooked Hand: Game of Cups – comical whodunit

CROOKED HAND: GAME OF CUPS – COMICAL WHODUNIT

The year is 1939. After a solid year building a name for himself as a detective, Phil Lebowski comes across a piece of evidence that will lead him to “the one that got away.” Hot on the trail, Phil gets wrapped up in a job with his ex-friend on security detail of a priceless jewel. Suddenly, they are caught in a madcap situation full of gangsters, thieves, and murder! Can Phil find the killer, retrieve a giant ruby, and wrangle all the crazy suspects before he “sleeps with the fishes” in this comical whodunit.

Crooked Hand: Game of Cups is the sequel to Crooked Hand,  also by American playwright Jeff Carlson.

Author: Jeff Carlson and Zach Triplett

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comical whodunit, crime, film noir

Cast: 6M, 3F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult. No ages specified

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: 100 minutes

Set: Detective’s office, conference hall, a radio show live from a prison which can be invisible or seen at the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – cutting back and forth between the radio show and actual events happening live on stage

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Copyright © January 2019 Jeff Carlson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits you may enjoy:

All in the past – murder mystery set in 1930’s Shanghai
Merriweather’s Murderous weekend – a murder weekend goes deadly wrong
Parlor City Noir – gritty film noir whodunit

The test – comedy about a pregnancy test

comedy about a pregnancy test

THE TEST – COMEDY ABOUT A PREGNANCY TEST

Susan’s late. And not in the ‘late for work’ way. She’s thirty, working hard to be a lawyer and just waiting for that big promotion that’ll make her career fly. Being late is the last thing she needs right now in this comedy about a pregnancy test. Elliot is married to Susan. They’ve been married three years and, to be honest, he’s always wanted a family. Maybe a son he can shoot hoops with. Or a little daughter he can play ‘tea’with.  Today,  they’ve bought home pregnancy test and Susan has peed on the stick. And so they wait…

“The Test” was the winner of the 2016 “An Evening of New Plays Competition” and received a two night reading at the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples, Florida.


Read other plays by playwright Carl Megill – Christmas in Cape Coral – a man finds out he is athe father of a ten year old over Christmas.

Author: Carl Megill

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about a pregnancy test

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Around thirty

Suitable for: PG 12 – odd references to how she got pregnant

Set: Bedroom. The bed is centered along the back wall. There is a nightstand to the right of the bed and a dressing table along the right wall. The exit to the bathroom is also to the right. There is another nightstand to the left of the bed with a telephone on it. The exit to the rest of the house is also to the left.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy, fun dialogue – building up her stress levels whilst he jokes around

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Copyright © January 2019 Carl Megill and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar nature:

My child: drama. A teenager finds out she is pregnant
Doctor Duplicate -short medical skit
Love Norman: Drama. A man is about to take his own life when his illegitimate son knocks on the door

Dick Turpin – From the horse’s mouth. British pantomime script

British pantomime script

DICK TURPIN – FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH – BRITISH PANTOMIME SCRIPT

The name’s Dick. Dick Turpin. Dick’s a thief and he’s both terrible and great at it. His skills are difficult to judge because while Dick and his team of bandits have actually stolen some worthwhile items before, unfortunately (and this is a big ‘unfortunately’) some valuable property has been taken from him, too. In ‘’Dick Turpin – from the Horse’s Mouth’’ some may call it karma but in 1737 it is just sad. Now, it’s almost Christmas and with no loot and no prospects of looting, Dick decides to go straight and get a crime-free job, so he can get some money in to buy his mother a present. With what he’s put the Dame through, the poor guy has little choice in this British pantomime script.

Things take a turn in this two act comedy when, after scandalously getting involved with the Sheriff’s daughter, Ruby, she is kidnapped by a rival Highwayman, Lady, in front of Dick’s eyes! To get her back he must do what he never, in his lifetime, thought he would; get help from the law.

The adventures of a young buck, his fellow crooks, his mamma, his broad and the wild ride he goes on, on a stolen horse.

Author: Jenny Gilbert

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Pantomime, Comedy

Cast: 17M, 6F and smaller parts played by either sex. As in all pantomimes, a lot of gender swapping can occur within roles.

Ages of the actors: Older children to adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and older children to adults to perform

Length: 90 minutes plus songs

Set: The forest, the village green and near to it, ye olde police station, ye olde job centre, blacksmith’s forge

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Crowd control and scene changes

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Copyright © January 2019 Jenny Gilbert and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes you will enjoy:

Puss in Boots! In the Wild West
The Wizard of Odd – pantomime Wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – British classic panto script

Waiting… Ten Minute Short Romantic Play

SHORT ROMANTIC PLAY

WAITING… TEN MINUTE SHORT ROMANTIC PLAY

He’s going on a blind date. To the library of all places? She’s told him very little about herself, just that she’s interested in art, books, museums, and classical music. He has no idea what she looks like at all. So when he tentatively approaches a woman reading and mentions that he is on a blind date and waiting for someone, they get into a conversation. She helpfully points out that although he thinks he’s good looking, he really could dress better to impress this girl. He replies he just wants a girl without a nose ring he could take home to meet his mother. Various women entering the library are examined to see if they could be the woman he is waiting for. In the end – who does it turn out to be?

Waiting… was chosen for the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase September 2017.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Ten minute play, one act

Genre: Romantic comedy

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult young to young middle aged

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and all ages to watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A desk at the local library

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – lines flow well, easy conversation. Staging and movement.

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Copyright © January 2019 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic plays for you to enjoy:

A Blind Date – one act comedy about two misfits trying to go on a blind date
Chatter – one act comedy about a case of mistaken identity
Down by the River – short romantic comedy. With twins!

Leonardo – a Murder Mystery play set around Leonardo da Vinci

murder mystery play

LEONARDO – MURDER MYSTERY PLAY SET IN THE TIME OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

The time: The late 1400’s. The place: Renaissance Italy. Leonardo da Vinci, already a notable artist and inventor is called upon by one of his clients, Mona Lisa to solve the mystery of the mysterious illness and subsequent death of a her sister who is nun in the covent of San Domenico.  Rumours of her being with an illegitimate child abound, but also the presence of an unusual book, containing content that may not have been sanctioned by the church is found in her belongings.

Leonardo must solve the mystery of first of all how she died, and secondly, who killed her. Using a combination of wits, alchemy and good old fashioned detective work he unearths the mystery surrounding her death and perhaps that of Christ himself.

Read other plays by Pilar Pringiers Spinnox – Anastasia Romanova – an alternative history play

Author: Pilar Pringiers Spinnox

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Murder mystery script

Cast: 8M,8F, 1N  (uo to sc 8 incl mother superior)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12 (odd reference to sex)

Length: Seventy five minutes

Set: Various: Leonardo’s studio, a market, a bar and various rooms in an Abbey, a church, a cloister and a library

Level of difficulty: 7/10 A complex piece, perfect for Drama departments. On the surface, a simple detective plot with overtones of CSI, Bones and Sherlock but contains a lot of subtext. In addition, the play uses dancers to express the emotion of the scenes and sometimes a choir is used for the same purpose. The director’s challenge is to synchronise the players with the dancers and the music. Permission of the playwright may be sought to omit the dancing and live music if need be.

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Copyright © January 2019 Pilar Pringiers Spinnox and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits that will fascinate you:

Crooked hand – funny film noir script
Merriweather’s Murderous Weekend – when a murder party goes wrong…
The Lady of the Lake murder – an Arthurian whodunit

Four hour Casanova – adult comedy play

 

adult comedy play

FOUR HOUR CASANOVA – ADULT COMEDY PLAY

Ruben has a little awkward problem. (Or, as he’d like to think, a BIG problem) Regardless of size, why is it um, awkward? Well: It’s awkward because Ruben is hard … and he’s hard man in a strange land. London to be exact. In just three acts, he has to deal with the consequences of the most potent Colombian Viagra in the world given to him by the unassuming hotel bellhop, Emilio. In the time that it takes for the er, stuff, to er, wear off, his ex-wife India, the love of his life Elizabeth and a potential new ingénue called Norma Desmond grace him with their presence in this adult comedy play.

Dealing with any sort of affliction (even chemically induced sexual potency) when you’re far from home is even more of a drag and Ruben won’t be headed back to the US anytime soon, with his movie premiering around the world.  In Four-Hour Casanova, a comedy, age catches up to a master of the universe, a sour memory rears its unnecessary head, a harsh truth is realised and one last chance is up for grabs.

Not even a cold shower can do him justice!

Other comedies by Tony Broadwick Killers with benefits – funny crime script

Author: Tony Broadwick

Type: Three act comedy play

Genre: Adult comedy play

Cast: 4F 2M

Ages of the actors: Main character in his fifties to sixties. Other characters younger than him.

Suitable for: Adults only (S)

Length:  Two to two and a half hours

Set: The living-room area of a penthouse suite in a five-star hotel in the Strand area – the theatre district in London.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic timing

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Copyright © January 2019 Tony Broadwick and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

take my wife, please? Funny sex farce about how not to get a quick divorce
Strip me to the bone – one act sex comedy
V for what? adult comedy in one act

When Santa got caught – skit for the holidays

skit for the holidays

WHEN SANTA GOT CAUGHT – SKIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

When Santa is caught red-handed breaking into someone’s house, the police are called and he is arrested. Poor Santa! His life is going down the toilet. He has developed a gluten intolerance, so all the cookies left out for him can’t be touched, leaving him starving. Even his own wife, the lovely Mrs Claus wants to send him down the river. So much so, that Santa decides once and for all to give up the red suit. Perhaps to swap it for an orange one in this skit for the holidays….

Read other skits by Josie Wert – No-Thanks-Giving – family Thanksgiving skit.

Author: Josie Wert

Genre: Comedy, skit for the holidays

Type: One act, short play, skit, sketch

Cast: Cast of 6: 2M, 2F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Any – can be performed by kids up to adults

Length: Three to four minutes (two pages in total)

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Set: The living room with a Christmas tree

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – fun skit especially for teens

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Copyright © December 2018 Josie Wert and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? other skits for the holidays:

Cupid’s Bad day – skit for Valentine’s day
A Christmas Carol – very short skit on the famous play
Call of the Riled – Thanksgiving skit

On how to Accommodate Marlo’s Frying Pan – one act for a cast of 5

one act for a cast of 5

ON HOW TO ACCOMMODATE MARLO’S FRYING PAN – ONE ACT FOR A CAST OF 5.

Marlo has a problem with her frying pan. She can’t get rid of it. Worse, she never knows what to do with it or why she has it or how she even got it. Every day, it’s the same old, same old, and she feels like everyone else makes fun of her for it—her so-called friends—with all their ideas that also never work out. They have their issues, too! In fact, everyone has something they have to deal with on a daily basis. And in Marlo’s case, it’s a frying pan in this one act for a cast of 5.

Poor Marlo. She’s frustrated. She’s mad. And she can’t tell anymore if she needs to find out the How or the Why.  All she can come up with is a lot of Maybes. Of course, maybe it’s never been about Why she is where she is, but about What she is while she’s there. (Right? Maybe). Sigh. Then again, maybe what matters is simply knowing that there’s safety in numbers—even if, and maybe especially if, those numbers are all…odd.

Read about award winning writer T.K. Lee.

Author: T.K. Lee

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy

Cast: One act for a cast of 5 characters,  Marlo and Seeda (F) and Riddy Pop, Boon and John (M)

Ages of the actors: Any age

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform.

Length: Forty minutes

Set: A room.  Though other things may be added for effect or staging, at director discretion, please make sure the following items are present on stage, at the beginning, as they’re referenced directly by the characters:
A hat rack
A trunk large enough to fit BOON
A potted plastic plant with coffee grounds
A large box, raised, (they all stand on it) – though it could be done with lighting

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – this play has a philosophical off the wall feel. Getting the feeling of the play right is important.

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Copyright © December 2018 T.K. Lee and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays with a similar feel:

A Puzzle for Two – a philosophical play
The Condition – one day in the loony bin
Taken to tusk – an off the wall comedy about believing in your elephant self

X’s and O’s – five minute comedy sketch for seniors

five minute comedy sketch for seniors

X’s and O’s – FIVE MINUTE COMEDY SKETCH FOR SENIORS

X’s and O’s is a five minute comedy sketch for an older couple set on their anniversary. They’re both slightly grumpy, as older people can be when they have outgrown the need for tact. The concept of the play is one in which the only dialogue spoken is the opposite of of what the other just said. The name X’s & O’s come from thinking how, as in Tic-Tac-Toe they’re opposites, but also Kisses & Hugs.

Other plays by Greg Urbaitis – Barred – short comedy about the local barfly

Author: Greg Urbaitis and B. Kemo Hughes.

Type: Five minute comedy sketch

Genre: Sketch, comedy

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Older couple

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Five to ten minutes

Set: Kitchen in a low rent apartment. There is an old fashioned radio, TV, table and chairs, stove and refrigerator.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – characterization. short fun sentences emphasize the nature of the couple

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Copyright © December 2018 Greg Urbaitis, B. Kemo Hughes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this sketch? Other 5 minute comedy sketches for you to enjoy

A Likely Story – 5 minute comedy sketch about being the employee behind a till in a shop
EPN, BC – short comedy about well, what the title says
Sketches – a selection of comedy and drama sketches for teens