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Running of the aaah! comedy about how to sabotage the running of the bulls

RUNNING OF THE AAAH! COMEDY ABOUT HOW TO SABOTAGE THE RUNNING OF THE BALLS

Every year, the famed festival of San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain culminates in the running of the bulls, and every year, hundreds of animal rights activists show up to boycott the event out of protest. Running of the—AAAH!, a new bovine comedy by Mark Aloysius Kenneally, tells a fictional alternate history of the week leading up to the first American version of the event and the catastrophic chaos that ensues when one of the most vocal opponents turns out to actually be one of the bulls slated to run.

It’s a fact that the average human is cleverer than the average bovine; hence the existence of Steak Tartare. But just once in while, a group of exceptional bovines come out of the paddock. And saves the day. The bulls are revolting, the humans are scheming – but who will get the last moo in this comedy about how to sabotage the running of the bulls?

Read other similar comedies – Moose tracks – a dark comedy by American playwright Mark Kenneally

Author: Mark Kenneally

Genre: Comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Bovines: 3 bulls and 2 cows. Humans: 1M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All adult, twenties up

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

Length: 120 minutes (2 hours)

Set: The stage is divided in two halves: Bullpen and Open Pasture. A divider is between them such that one side cannot see the other. Both sides have fencing upstage and downstage, but not on the wings.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – humans playing animal characters

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Copyright © May 2019 Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar Moo you may enjoy:

Hossback – an off the wall cowboy comedy. With Hosses
There was a great BIG moose – Horror satire
Thirty deep – a dark comedy-drama about a failing Taxidemist

The IMPOSTOR – Two-Act comedy about an estate agent

comedy about an estate agent

THE IMPOSTOR – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT AN ESTATE AGENT

Family and business usually don’t mix well. That, however, has yet to stop the Norths in this comedy about an estate agent. The Norths run North Real Estate Agency with Roger, the tough patriarch, at its head. Marianne, Roger and Elvira’s daughter, is in love with Val, an employee who seeks the blessing of Roger. Now, Roger’s wife is (at the same time) being pursued by Terry Tupper (another employee) whom Grandma North and Roger seem to live for… and that’s just for starters.

As complicated as things are (and probably always will be) Terry Tupper is the largest problem facing the family and its business. He seems to have some sort of agenda. Everyone BUT Roger and Grandma seem to be onto his shenanigans. Something must be done. And it must be done before Terry starts believing he has become a North.

Family first and constant vigilance!

Other plays by playwright George Freek – The Right Approach – ten minute comedy about getting promoted off the bed and into the office in the local house!

Author: George Freek

Type: Two-act play script

Genre: Comedy about an estate agent

Cast: 4M, 6F

Ages of the actors: Adult to old aged

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

Length: 70-80 minutes

Set: The Reception room of the North Advertising Agency

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – this writer uses a lot of high energy reactions all through the script. Building to a climax.

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Like this play? Others like it:

A Queen and three slaves – a farce set in the time of Cleopatra
Anniversaries – two act comedy about a failing hotel
Crooked hand:game of cups – comical whodunit

Shady Ladies – situational comedy script

SITUATIONAL COMEDY SCRIPT

SHADY LADIES – SITUATIONAL COMEDY SCRIPT

Jim and Jerry are best buddies. Jim’s a once successful Sitcom writer and Jerry, a Los Angeles Special Forces Police Lieutenant assigned to combat the evils of prostitution which causes him to suffer “anxiety attacks” from the stress in this situational comedy script. The cure? Watching a major sports event on TV with his buddy and a six pack.

Unfortunately for the comedy writer, his buddy could not have chosen a worse time to arrive on his doorstep.  The writer is (he hopes) expecting a very attractive young lady he met on a limo coming in from the airport, who is also a writer and hoping to work her way into script writing.  He extended the invitation to her (presumably) to help her “break into the business”.

Luckily she doesn’t arrive until after Jerry leaves and turns out to be a beautiful, but innocent young woman. They get to chatting about life, Jerry and his little “problem”.  The writer admits that he hasn’t worked in some time due to writer’s block as he’s waiting for the inspiration for a new series. The woman suggests to Jim that a sit com based on his friend’s profession busting prostitution rings in L.A., could be hilarious.

The two friends take the idea on board and soon the series is written and they see themselves on the road to riches and fame. Inflated by his success, Jim shares the script with his young protege, as a lesson in professional script writing, only to find that she vanishes, along with his script.

But who exactly was she and have they been duped all along?

Other farcical comedies by playwright Jean Blasiar – Sticky – a cheating husband gets caught out!

Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 4M, 3F

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: PG 12 – mentions of call girls and their activities

Set: The upscale two bedroom home of Jim Balsac, once successful television scriptwriter; living room complete with bar, sofa (facing audience; back to front door of apartment), comfortable chairs (facing each other), stereo, liquor cabinet, sculptures, arty type cocktail table, lamp and end tables; round table with laptop and two straight back chairs, upstage left; modern art on every wall, large window with view back stage center; one bedroom and bath stage left with door, other bedroom and bath stage right through an archway and hall.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – farcical paranoia

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Copyright © May 2019 Jean Blasiar and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other farcical full length comedies you may enjoy:

Leak in the En Suite – British Sex Farce
Take my Wife, please – two act comedy script
The Rat Trap – large cast comedy about a dying man, his pots of money and his final wish

Goon Today – funny fairy tale script

funny fairy tale script

GOON TODAY – FUNNY FAIRY TALE SCRIPT

Fu (Spelled F. U. ) was sentenced to life as a goon for slapping a mouse. It’s hardly a fair sentence for slapping one mouse. A Mouse! Really? It’s also not important whether the mouse had it coming or not. (He did) Life as a goon, as a result of this brief “lapse” in judgement, is an absolute nightmare. In this comedy in one act, Fu won’t stop (and hasn’t stopped) complaining until he’s heard in this funny fairy tale script.

Luckily, his whining doesn’t fall on deaf ears this umpteenth time. The Good Fairy will pardon Fu if he asks every single goon living in the forest to leave. The goons will likely do so. It’s a deal so sweet he can hardly believe it as he sets out towards his freedom. Fu will be a bunny again. As for the Good Fairy, he will rest easy because all politicians sleep well at night… Corrupt to the core, the Good Fairy is using the forest goons to his own benefit. This leaves Fu to fight for more than just his own freedom and become the hero he was born to be.

Life as a goon is only the beginning. A fairy tale with adult type humour suitable for older teens. In the style of ”Shrek. ”

Read other teen plays by American playwright Brent Holland – The Pendragon Sacrifice – award winning play about King Arthur

Author: Brent Holland

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, fairy tale, adventure

Cast: Cast of 11. 3M, Rest all N

Ages of the actors: Older kids to teens

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform.

Length: 30-40 minutes

Set: The Forest

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Adult humour within a fairy tale genre

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Copyright © May 2019 Brent Holland and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fairy tales for you to enjoy:

Shriek – the fairy tale involving two wicked witches, a bottle of ketchup and a couple of Princesses
Happy Reality – fairy tale script for adults
Unhappily Ever After – when ever after goes wrong…

The Summoning – audience participation sketch (COMEDY HORROR)

THE SUMMONING – AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SKETCH (COMEDY HORROR)

It starts at the so called Production Meeting, with the meeting being called to order. Then suddenly from out of the crowd there erupts a pervert with naughty material on his phone (which luckily goes flat), followed by a witch spouting Latin curses, a creepy clown and a Zombie manifestation. To top it all off, the scary rental manager arrives demanding more money whilst the place erupts into chaos in this audience participation sketch.

The script relies on actors being placed within the audience and will be fun for everyone involved.

It is based on The Summoning, 2016: Haunted Attraction .

Other funny thrillers by Timothy Starnes – Thank-you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain basement funny thriller script

The cell phone excerpt can be removed for PG performances as it doesn’t affect the script in any way.

Author: Timothy Starnes

Type: Audience participation sketch, one act play

Genre: Comedy, horror

Cast: 1M, 2F, 3-10N

Ages of the actors: Teens up (Kids up if you cut the phone part)

Suitable for: See above

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A hall with chairs or a theatre. Simple lighting effects needed.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – crowd control. But a good deal of fun.

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Copyright © April 2019 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other horror comedies for you to enjoy:

The Basement – a one act comedy thriller
Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script
Over My Dead Body – funny story about two family ghosts who just won’t be evicted

Another Anansi – children’s play script

children's play script

ANOTHER ANANSI – CHILDREN’S PLAY SCRIPT BASED ON A TRADITIONAL FOLK TALE

Anansi is a naughty spider. He’s also quite lazy and a trickster, preferring to trick the other animals out of their hard earned food than do the work to find his own food himself in this children’s play script.

He thinks he’s quite clever when, in the same day, he cons goat, lion, warthog and bear out of their food and settles down for a nice meal. But unbeknownst to him, the four of them have figured out what he did and together with turkey, (the brains of the outfit) they set out to con him right back!

Anansi is a traditional character that appears in both West African and Jamaican folk tales. Another Anansi and Other Animal Tales was written for a summer theater group of young actors to have fun with.

Other plays by Tim Brown – The End of Class – what happens if the world ends and your class is all that is left?

Author: Timothy Brown

Type: One act play

Genre: Children’s play script

Cast: 6 actors.
”The casting is not gender specific so feel free to change the script if necessary and add additional dialogue especially when all the characters are speaking. ”

Ages of the actors: Children

Suitable for: Children to perform and the whole family to watch

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: A clearing in the jungle where the main trails meet. There is a tree or two off to the side and a small boulder in the center.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – great for 7 year olds and up. Slightly younger children may find the script quite wordy.

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Copyright © April 2019 Tim Brown and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read other similar children’s plays that would be great for your class!

Anansi and his children – a play within the collection of plays called ‘Holiday Shorts’ when Anansi’s children save him from being eaten by a giant fish
The Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa
The Mystery of the Missing Meatball – for younger readers

VET SKIT – SHORT ONE PAGE SKITS

VET SKIT

VET SKIT – SHORT ONE PAGE SKITS

It’s clearly a very busy day at the local veterinarian’s office. The secretary is hot on the trail of Bagels, when Mrs Jones, her husband and her cat come in. It’s an emergency as Fluffy is being suffocated by his own fur!

This skit has been written by a younger teen and is meant for kids and younger teens. Great for scouts, brownies and church groups.

Other skits by Josie – No-Thanks-Giving – skit for the holidays

Author: Josie Wert

Type: Short one page long skit

Genre: Vet skit, comedy, skits or sketches

Cast: Cast of four, 1M, 1F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Kids up

Suitable for: All ages to perform and to watch

Length: Very short skit. 1 page long only, maximum length 1-2 minutes

Set: The reception area in the vet’s office.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – short, fun and easy skit for children and teens.

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Cost is $3.50 for this new very short digital skit

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Copyright © April 2019 Josie Wert and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits you may enjoy:

My Little mermaid! skit on The Little mermaid
One Hot Knight – comedy skit for 4 actors
Start Wreck – skit on Star Treck

A Smart-Alec and Two Idiots Walk into a Closet – comedy SCRIPT for students

comedy script for students

A SMART ALEC AND TWO IDIOTS WALK INTO A CLOSET – COMEDY SCRIPT FOR STUDENTS

In A Smart-Alec and Two Idiots Walk into a Closet, a comedy, Connie, Lewis and Shawn find themselves locked in the school janitor’s closet and it ain’t The Chronicles of Narnia, man. Before Connie and Lewis freak out anymore, Shawn takes matters into his own hands and sprays them with some bleach, to get them to ‘’cool down’’. In one act, things go from bad to mildly worse when Lewis faints (or pretends to?) after he finds out what he was sprayed with. Connie tries to save him, a kiss doesn’t happen, they all almost die, hope is lost then found again and as they keep waiting for someone to unlock the door, they realise that freedom isn’t really free at all.

In a closet, the possibilities are endless….

Author: Sarah Tarrant

Type: Ten minute play scripts

Genre: Comedy script for students

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 3M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Teens or young adults. An adult has one line

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

Set: A very large version of an average janitor closet. Stage-left is a large mop-and-yellow-bucket. Stage-right is a shelf full of paper towels, toilet paper, and cleaning detergents. Up-stage center is the door.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy characters for the students to play

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Copyright © March 2019 Sarah Tarrant and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute scripts for students:

Gray Matters – funny monologue by the guy who runs your brain

Mother – a comedy about a mom who is the opposite of PC

Hikers – a chance encounter on a mountainside could change your life forever.

Sindication – American one act play that breaks the fourth wall

American one act play

SINDICATION – AMERICAN ONE ACT PLAY THAT BREAKS THE FOURTH WALL

 

This experimental, short comic drama is a thought-provoking, Ionescu-like political play that mars the line between Man and Media. The fourth wall becomes especially dynamic in this amusing drama, in its role as a television screen, flashing across the eager, dumbed-down faces of a seemingly typical American family waiting for dinner, on a Sunday, after church in a small town we’re all somehow familiar with. Here they sit, this seemingly typical American family, each making wild accusations about the audience—who unwittingly takes on the role of the Media in all its forms—as this family tries, like they do every Sunday, to talk to each other by talking about everything else in this American one act play that breaks the fourth wall.

Sindication was an Official Finalist at the 2018 Manhattan Downtown Urban Arts Festival.

Author: T.K. Lee

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, satire depending on how it is played

Cast: 2M 2F and four voices 2F 1N

Ages of the actors: The four mains are middle aged and old and the voiced vary from a young girl’s to an adult reporter and an old woman

Suitable for: Older teens up to watch and perform. This play is an ideal play for drama students as it explores the concept of the Fourth Wall. 

Length: Fifteen to Twenty minutes

Set: A den with couch, recliner, and rocking chair. Dressed as any typical, southern, middle-class household might appear. Though we do not see an actual TV, the lighting should have the effect of a flashing TV screen of any nondescript channels across their faces.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – showing the detachment of the characters to the sometimes awful events they describe which mirror everyday life. 

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Copyright © March 2019 T.K. Lee and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:


Shadow Government – American political drama/thriller
Dislocations – a drama about an African American man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Final Conversations – award winning drama about a mother and son’s final conversations

Temp work – ten minute comedy about a sleAzy boss

ten minute comedy about a sleazy boss

TEMP WORK – TEN MINUTE COMEDY ABOUT A SLEAZY BOSS

It’s not easy waking up to make another man’s dreams come true. For Emily she has the optimism that comes with youth so she’s trying to make the best of the job. Beverly has been at it long enough that she’s started dying slowly every minute and Alicia has been there the longest so she knows that to get through the day’s work involves a fair amount of lying in this ten minute comedy about a sleazy boss.

The women have an uphill battle and making nice with Glavin is exactly what they should not be doing. In Temp Work everyone is losing the rat race and it seems no one cares to really compete.

Author: Vin Morreale

Type: Ten minute plays scripts

Genre: Comedy about a sleazy boss

Cast: 1M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch, adults to perform

Length: Ten minutes

Set: An office space. Simple, functional and mind-numbingly drab. UpStage Center is a simple six-foot plastic table, more reminiscent of a school cafeteria than an office. Two plastic molded chairs are pushed up to it.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Acting and reacting to the actor making dirty nuances out of seemingly innocent sentences.

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Copyright © March 2019 Vin Morreale and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

You wanted to see me? Comedy sketch about being late for work
Hang Ups – funny musical about the not so typical office
Lonely birds and shadow figures – psycho thriller script about an office worker who goes missing

Seize the Crown – a comedy about community theatre

comedy about community theatre

SEIZE THE CROWN – A COMEDY ABOUT COMMUNITY THEATRE

Had the local Theatre Group spent as much time rehearsing (in this comedy about community theatre) as they did:

    • Arguing about their last performance
    • What their next play should be
    • If their director, Joyce, is living in luxury
    • Discussing Ted (the resident clown) and why he’s even in the Group
    • Taking way too may breaks
    • Fawning over their newest member (Rita’s) experience and training
    • Discussing Rita’s dad who’s in jail
    • Contemplating bowel movements
    • Mocking the name of the new play they’d be performing
    • Quarrelling over the stage directions involving a love scene
    • Gossiping over Tim’s operation on his, uh, member
    • Arguing over who won’t be playing the gay character and
    • Considering a change in leadership

    ……they would have had the time to really pay attention to Game of Thrones and they would have seen Rita coming (figuratively). And for that matter, they would have seen her brother Colin, coming too (literally). Tourettes or not Colin had a point to make and in a game like this, he had to make it.

    You want a dramatic exit? You’ve got one!

    Author: Toby Hill

    Type: Two-act comedy play

    Genre: Comedy about community theatre

    Cast: Ensemble cast 7F, 6M

    Ages of the actors: Various. All adult. From 19 – 60 years of age

    Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch

    Length: Sixty minutes

    Set: A rehearsal room, actually an empty restaurant with chairs arranged around tables. The Theatre Group have collected a dozen chairs together to form a meeting point.

    Level of difficulty: 7/10 – it is a comedy but there is a buildup of tension toward the end of the play that needs to be conveyed across

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    Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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    Copyright © March 2019 Greg Condlyffe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

    Like this play? Other British full length comedies for you to peruse:

    A Queen and three slaves. British farce with Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and three very Essex slaves
    Holiday Island – British comedy about typical holidaymakers
    Leak in the en suite – British sex farce

Calpurnia’s Misfortune – ten minute quirky comedy

ten minute quirky comedy

CALPURNIA’S MISFORTUNE – TEN MINUTE QUIRKY COMEDY

Calpurnia is first and foremost married to Oliver. All the other stuff comes second. All she asks is that he is home for dinner. On time. Tonight she has prepared a lovely lasagna. And he’s late….! It’s true that she married him for his money, but in her way, she loves the routine and predictability of him coming home. Half a bottle of wine later and she’s very worried in this ten minute quirky comedy.

Oliver is attracted to his wife. Especially when she’s cross with him for being late. He’d love to be home with her right now, and not being muscled by five burly suspicious looking guys into the trunk of a car and being dragged into an opium den run by his former room mate. But there he is. And he knows why….

A quirky comedy with a smattering of romance. Because even opium dealers need a little love in their lives!

Author: Nina Berggren

Type: One act play, ten minute play

Genre:  Ten minute quirky comedy

Cast: 2M, 1F, 5 bodyguards (non speaking)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The stage is divided in two. On stage right is a kitchen and a kitchen table.  On stage left is a warehouse and makeshift opium den.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the humor lies in the same story from two different aspects told in two different ways. 

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Copyright © February 2019 Nina Berggren and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other quirky plays you may enjoy:

Thirds – suburban satire about literally dividing the house you inherit
The Cindy Variations – a coming of age comedy
Cheeky. A comedy about a bottom

Aladdin The Pantomime – British panto script

Aladdin the pantomime

ALADDIN THE PANTOMIME

In Aladdin the pantomime, Abanazer, the wicked one seeks an infamous lamp hidden in a land far far away. Rumour has it that the lamp contains a powerful Genie who can help him rule the world. But he has no idea how to find it. Undeterred, he rings up the Slave of the Ring Hotline for help. The bimbo on the helpdesk checks her computer and informs him that yes, such a cave exists and no, he cannot enter it himself. There is only one in the whole world who can do it. His name? Aladdin. Location? Peking, China. China? That’s a bit far!

So Abanazer sets out on a journey. Aladdin, on the other side of the world is currently running for his life because he set eyes on the beautiful princess. Naturally this means he must die. But since he has no immediate plans to do this, running away seems to be the best option. Other than marrying the Princess of course. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen to young men whose mother, the Widow Twankey (currently unattached, available and let’s face it, slightly manly) owns the local laundromat. Nope. He’d have to come into a large fortune to do that.

Which is exactly what Abanazer promises him to get him to go to the cave. However, once they’re in the cave it all goes wrong. Aladdin finds the treasure and wants to send that up first, but wicked Abanazer only wants the lamp and seals Aladdin inside the cave in a rage. Leaving him with the lamp and a massive amount of treasure. The rest? Well, why don’t you have a little read and find out!

Read other pantomimes – Cinderella by British playwright Mick Gaunt

Author: Mick Gaunt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Aladdin the Pantomime, comedy, musical

Length: 80 – 90 minutes plus songs

Cast: 21 including chorus. Gender can vary so is not stipulated.

Ages of the actors: Older children and up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Set: Various – Front cloth is various locations including Abanazer’s Den, Peking city, mountains, marketplace, Twankey’s laundry, treasure cave, Aladdin’s palace, a distant place.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterizations – the Dame (Widow Twankey) is lovely and over the top.

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Copyright © February 2019 Mick Gaunt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes you may enjoy:

Aladdin, the comedy/pantomime
Snow white and the seven ugly sisters
Puss in boots (in the Wild West) – the pantomime

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

Blind Date – ten minute comedy for two actors

one act comedy for two actors

BLIND DATE – ONE ACT COMEDY FOR TWO ACTORS

In one hysterical act, a man and woman each get ready for a date with one another, while contemplating the night ahead. Both divorced, Stanley Kramer (a doctor) and Alice Adler (who works in medical research) have been set up on a blind date by their friends and it’s hardly a boring evening of preparation. We get the perspective of each suitor as they ready themselves for a night of ‘putting on’. ‘Putting on’ the charm and ‘putting on’ the confidence. Basically: Putting on a show. In “Blind Date” it’s all about the potential that comes with meeting someone new and how stressful that really is in this one act comedy for two actors.

If dying alone is the other alternative may the blind dates keep on coming!

Author: Tanis Galik

Genre: Comedy

Type: One act comedy for two actors

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Not stipulated. Both are divorced, so one assumes thirties up.

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

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The stage is divided into two bedrooms—-one feminine, one masculine. The rooms are separated by an imaginary wall which includes a full-length mirror (empty of glass) that both characters use simultaneously. The lady’s boudoir has a dressing table with a large mirror (empty of glass) that has its back to the audience so they can watch the woman while she primps. There is a smaller, freestanding make-up mirror on the tabletop. The man’s room contains a dresser and a sink with similar mirrors. Both rooms, with articles of clothing tossed about and unmade beds, look like a flurry of activity has just occurred.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 both characters have to appear to be alone but bounce lines off the other at the same time.

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