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plays scripts lasting 25-45 minutes

The Last Voyage of the Albatross – play based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe

play based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE ALBATROSS – PLAY BASED ON A STORY BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

In this play based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, the Voyage of the Albatross follows the fateful voyage of a ship hit by a storm so severe that it almost seems supernatural. When only three people survive the storm, they believe that their troubles are over. But the ship was never destined to have any survivors…

Desperate for someone to hear what happened to them, Sara, one of the survivors writes a message and places it in a bottle, casting it overboard before she meets her destiny. She can only hope that it will be found by someone and her story told.

Read other ghost (horror) stories by David Schmidt – The Henderson Hall Horror.

Author: David Schmidt

Type: One act play

Genre: Horror, Ghost story

Cast: 3M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: All ages to watch. Some scenes may be scary fr younger children

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: The beach and then on board a ship

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a lot of the things that happen have to be described by the actors in a realistic and convincing manner

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Copyright © August 2019 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

Beside the kitchen table – the ghost of a murdered young girl seeks revenge
Victims of the forest – medieval scary plays
The release of Theodore Marlow – a ghost tries to get her love to join her in the afterlife

Say What? One Act Adult Comedy About Dating

SAY WHAT? ONE ACT ADULT COMEDY ABOUT DATING

Emm’s recovering from the shock of kicking her boyfriend out after finding a thong (not hers and no meant for her) in his bag. The evil, evil evil bastard was cheating on her, he’s gone and she has resorted to comfort food to get her through.  Luckily (or for better, or worse) for her she has the two sides of her brain to get her through this breakup in this adult comedy about dating.

Sarah is the logical side. She thinks it’s about time Emm stopped eating all that ice cream (it makes her fart) and get out there and meet a real man. (And if he’s looking to plough her fields, even better!) Bella is the emotional one. In her opinion, the Ex (Evil, Evil, Evil) deserved that microwave that was thrown at his head. Pity it missed.  Together they’re Sarah-Bella-Emm.

And tonight, Emm’s going on a date. And her brain is going to make sure she’s prepared for every (and I mean every) eventuality.

Read other adult comedies – The Love of Cheesecake – an adult comedy about bringing the spark back by Ashley Nader.

Author: Ashley Nader

Type: One Act play

Genre:  Adult Comedy about Dating

Cast: 3F, 1M

Ages of the actors: Young adult to middle aged

Suitable for: Adults only – language and references to sex.

Set: Emm’s living room. There is a couch, exit to a kitchen and a cell/mobile phone.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – delivering the funny and dirty lines with a straight face. 

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital adult play script

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Like this play? Other similar plays you may enjoy:

Gray Matters – short funny monologue by the guy who runs your brain Christopher goes through a breakup -one act comedy about a guy who has been dumped Guy meets girl – dating from the guy’s perspective Naked – one act comedy about internet dating

Save our Souls – Short Comedy Script set on board a Ship

comedy set on a ship

SAVE OUR SOULS – SHORT COMEDY SCRIPT SET ON BOARD A SHIP

Captain Flubberchops and his crew greet a group of passengers on board the cruise ship ‘Eerie’, including the mysterious Mrs Strange. After a meal at the Captain’s table, the passengers disappear one by one. The Captain and his cat, Watson, decide to look for them and row to a mysterious island in the ocean. On the island, they meet a group of scary zombies, but there is something familiar about them in this short comedy script set on board a ship.

Other comedies for kids by playwright Kate Goddard – The Pied Piper of Hawaii – pantomime Pied Piper.

Author: Kate Goddard

Type: One act Play

Genre: Comedy, Kids, Teens

Cast: 14 plus the ship’s crews (Crew 1 and 2) 8F. The rest can be M or N.

Ages of the actors: Children up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Thirty Minutes

Set: On board the ship, boarding on deck and then at the dining table, and then landing on a mysterious island. 

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Copyright © July 2019 Kate Goddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids and with zombies

Zombies in the Staff Room – play for kids stuck in detention The Summoning – Audience Participation Sketch – comedy/horror script for adults The Vampire Drudgeries – a rebellious vegetarian teen vampire wants a change. In diet!

Sock Hops, Recorders, and Owl Pellets: Tips on Surviving the 4th Grade – children’s comedy SCRIPT

children's comedy script

SOCK HOPS, RECORDERS AND OWL PELLETS: TIPS ON SURVIVING THE 4TH GRADE – CHILDREN’S COMEDY SCRIPT

You know what? Adults are always saying how hard life is with jobs and kids and shopping and cooking and cleaning. But do you know how hard it is to be me? To be a 4th grader? I have tons of responsibilities. I have homework. I have to play the recorder in music class. I have to learn about the body. I have to manage 4 different girlfriends! Wait what day is it today? Tuesday…I have to manage 3 different girlfriends! Oh no…I have a spelling test today.
Poop! Anyway, you get the point. Us 4th graders are much busier than adults!

Tyler is a 4th grader struggling with all your typical 4th grade problems: homework, spelling tests, and of course – girls. From gym class, to music class, and everything in between, Tyler and his friends share their essential tips on surviving 4th grade in this children’s comedy script.

PRODUCTION NOTE: The play has been staged using older teen actors. Part of the charm and humour about the production was that the older actors were playing younger kids. As it is a wordy piece it would also suit teenagers.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Previously produced at the Rarig Center Arena Stage in Minneapolis, MN and at Storybook Land Theatre in Aberdeen, SD.

Read other comedies by Chris Cartwright – Awaiting Patients – a comedy set in a doctor’s waiting room

Author: Christopher Cartwright

Type: One act play

Genre: Play for primary school, Children’s comedy script

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: 4th graders – approximately 9 to 10 years old

Suitable for: Children to act in and all ages to watch

Length: Forty five minutes

Set: There is no specific set written into the script so it could be as simple as a blank stage, to a classroom, to a playground with wall art

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Wordy. The main characters should be able to have a good memory for words and excellent delivery

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Copyright © June 2019 Christopher Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for nine year olds and elementary school children that you may enjoy:

Molly and the magic phone – musical for children
Puppet show – short play for a small cast of children
The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – play about being different from the other kids

A Cut Above the Rest – one act farce for stage

one act farce

A CUT ABOVE THE REST – ONE ACT FARCE FOR STAGE

In this one act farce for stage, Snake and Harry, con artists, have the steal of a lifetime – the famous Devonport diamonds, owned by the late Amelia Devonport. All they have to do is discover where they are hidden, when they attend her funeral. The only problem is – where the hell are they? And who else is in on the deal?

Read more about playwright Claire Linda Demmer.

Performance History of A Cut Above the Rest

Franklin Players, Roosevelt Park, South Africa – 2011
Center Players – New York,  USA – 2016
Redhill High School, Sandton, South Africa – 2016
National University of Singapore, Singapore – 2016
Avon, CT, USA – 2017
Haven Theatre Company, West Sussex, UK – 2018
Catalina Players Inc, New South Wales, Australia – 2018
Clifton College, Bristol, United Kingdom – 2019

 

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Characters: 5M, 3F and guests.

Length: Script: 40 minutes length 

Genre: Comedy,  One act Farce

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Ages of Actors: 20 and up

Difficulty: 9/10 – farce, timing, crowd control

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Copyright July 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Death of a Gerbil – a dark comedy about waking up. Dead
If God ate fried chicken – short comedy plays
Missing the mark – when you’re the conman and you get conned.