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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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Copyright © February 2019 Tanis Galik and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Blind date plays:

Waiting – ten minute romantic comedy about a blind date
Naked – one act play about internet dating profiles and that inevitable blind date that follows all the lies…
Barfly – a blind date in a bar goes wrong, and then right

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

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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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

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!

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

A Snitch in Time – Time travelling script for teens and community theatre

TIME TRAVELLING SCRIPT FOR TEENS

A SNITCH IN TIME – TIME TRAVELLING SCRIPT FOR TEENS

“My name is May. I was born not far from here. It wasn’t that long ago. Maybe you’ve seen me around? But then again, you probably haven’t. Why? Well, officially, I don’t exist. You could call me invisible, in a way.  For want of a better word. And ironically, you’d be right.”

When May accidentally discovers she can see hidden time travellers, and rescues Anne Frank who has been brought to our time, she is immediately recruited to “The Agency” – the top secret government agency that controls time travel. Her mission: To go back in time and  alter events or retrieve famous people who otherwise would have died. From JFK to Anne Boleyn, to Nazi Germany – it all turns out well. Until it doesn’t. When May and her partner, Roger return with Anne Boleyn, the world has changed. A leak in time has occurred – one that forever alters the fabric of reality. The Nazi’s won.

They’re the only ones that know the truth. And they’re the only ones who can do anything about it in this script for teens.  A great play for drama class or play for youth theatre.

Read other plays by playwright Claire Demmer – The Rat Trap – a comic farce involving a greedy family, a dying old man and a ‘priceless’ work of art!

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Genre: Comedy, adventure, script for teens

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Total thirty actors. Speaking roles: 13-14M, 8-9F.  Certain roles are less gender specific, for example, Nazi’s could be either male or female. 

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Two hours

Set: The stage is divided into three areas – the main stage, a platform to the front of the stage and another platform to the right or left of it. The main area and the platform downstage have scene changes whereas the platform to the side is always the main office of headquarters with a number of desks behind which sit the workers typing away and answering phones. A map of the world is on the wall behind the office. The Nazi flag is hung there as well during the second act. Scene changes in the other two areas remain simple and occur during other scenes to allow the play to flow. The ‘time field’ can be created using lighting and sound effects, or even basic LED lights switched on and off.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Effects, scenery and costumes. As they travel all through time, the main actors do have some costume and scene changes but these are also really fun for the players as well!

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Copyright © November 2018 Claire Demmer and Off The wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other time travelling and adventure plays for you to enjoy:

Shadows of time – screenplay about finding true love. Forty years before your time
Explain the handcuffs. A time travelling adventure
Unhappily ever after – what would have happened if Snow white lost?

Space Shenanigans – Children’s Comedy play script

children's comedy play script

SPACE SHENANIGANS – CHILDREN’S COMEDY PLAY SCRIPT

There are two things one must embody to survive in space: an allergy to philosophical nearsightedness and a finely tuned survival instinct. The crew on the space ship in Space Shenanigans, a one act children’s play, have these attributes and then some. After taking unexpected fire from another ship, the Captain has suspicions of insubordination from his crew and the stench of a rat is not too far away. It’s good old fashioned mutiny on the mother ship!  Pity that the rat can’t smell itself in this children’s comedy play script.

Anything goes, out there!

Read other plays by playwright Sonja Staunton – The Vampire Drudgeries – when a vegetarian vampire rebels!

Author: Sonja Staunton

Genre: Children’s comedy play script

Type: One act play

Cast:  Total cast 11-20

Ages of the actors: Kids age 7 – 12

Suitable for: All ages to perform and watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Crew on a Space Ship ……. Busy on the bridge. There is a battle and the ship is being fired upon.

Level of difficulty: 6/10- 8/10 (older to younger readers) Younger kids will need to be good readers.

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Copyright © December 2018 Sonja Staunton and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun plays for kids:

A fairly tall adventure – comedy adventure for kids involving a “special board game”
How we saved out homeroom teacher (from the evil wizard janitor
Zombies in the staffroom. Detention has never been so fun. Or so deadly….

She’s a Pill – a ten minute dark comedy about a girl who tries to kill her mom’s boyfriend

ten minute dark comedy

SHE’S A PILL – TEN MINUTE DARK COMEDY ABOUT A GIRL WHO TRIES TO KILL HER MOM’S BOYFRIEND

It’s a cruel, cruel world when your thirteen year old daughter decides that your boyfriend is getting in the way of you and her dad getting back together. So much so that poisoning him with antifreeze is the only logical way to get rid of him. Disappointingly, he doesn’t die and is only completely blind for a few weeks. But it all works out in the end when she doesn’t get the death penalty and a cheery rap on the knuckles from the local sheriff. Silly girl, going around trying to kill people. Now her dad’s going to have to give her a stern talking to. But what does Dick a.k.a. the boyfriend, think about all of this? A ten minute dark comedy by American playwright George Freek.

Read other comedies by playwright George Freek.

Author: George Freek

Type: Ten minute plays

Genre: Ten minute dark comedy

Cast: 3M 2F (one male can play two smaller parts)

Ages of the actors: Thirteen and adult

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

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The Goodwillow home. There is an entrance door rear center. A sofa center stage, and chair to the left. A flute lies on the chair.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a dark comedy or satire. Getting the inflections and humour right.

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Copyright © November 2018 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

Family separation – a dark comedy skit where parents divorce their kids
twisted Lucy fans – dark comedy about the real Lucille Ball Fans
Moose Tracks – a full length dark comedy about a girl whose grandparents keep on knocking off her boyrfriends

Snow in July – collection of one act plays

collection of one act plays

SNOW IN JULY – COLLECTION OF ONE ACT PLAYS

A collection of one act plays by American playwright James Campbell. From the comedic absurd to the dark and sinister, these plays are both thought provoking and enjoyable to stage.

Hossback: This satirical off the wall comedy rips off typical cowboys from the old west, or at least modern society’s idea of what cowboys actually were like by taking an over the top view of them. From the way they loved their hosses like real women, to their predilection for hanging ‘criminals’ of an description to their manner of speaking – all those cowboy traits we are so fond of are chewed up and spat out again.

Murder in the asylum: The patients and the staff in the local lunatic asylum are getting murdered one by one until there’s only two men standing. One of them’s the murderer…. But, since they’re mad as hatters, they both think it isn’t them.

Sunset on the Potomac: Under absurdia, but poignant comedy about a music teacher and her family, her loves, life and children at the end of which a dark twist is finally revealed.

Baboons: It’s the time of the Romans and those annoying Christians (sorry Baboons) keep getting in the way! Should they kill them like wild boars and baboons? Or do they put on a play?

First to see the lights go on: A drama about post natal depression and its consequences. When Frank meets Arlene at the bus stop and they strike up a conversation, Arlene seems both child like and innocent. But her innocence hides a deathly secret.

Jumping the league: A comedy for a small cast. A priest (who has a foul mouth) and his best friend in 1960’s Pre Vietnam have both decided, and chosen this day to tell each other that they are literally both ‘jumping the league’ and leaving their old lives behind forever.

The Restaurants are Screaming: In this period drama set at the end of the second world war, Ludwig has been living with his daughter, Marcia and his son in law, Joe for the past three months. The play focuses on an abusive father, who now he is old, struggles to understand the consequences of his actions as well as the effect he has on other people. The play draws parallels between his two adult children freeing themselves from their abusive father, the death of the old way of life and the rebirth of the new way of life as the allies win the war in 1945.

Style: A drama about a rough group of factory workers on the line and the day they get the news their factory is closing and their work is gone. It’s all they’ve ever known.

The Watch Below: A group of sailors on a boat in the war are isolated due to an outbreak of deadly meningitis. It’s a tension filled situation as the sick man is at first missing then aggressive and no one can get away.

Read other plays by American playwright James Campbell – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropsists – the musical.

Author: James Campbell

Type: Collection of one act plays

Genre: Comedy, theatre of the absurd, drama

Cast: Various from cast of 2 (First to see the lights go on) to 10 for Style.

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: Some of the plays are for adults only due to suggestions of sex and the occasional bad language.

Length: From ten minutes to forty minutes

Set: As per play

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – play dependent – plays tend to be character driven, and explore the human condition

Many of these plays are also available to purchase singly.

Read a Sample of the Script for Hossback

Read a Sample of the script for Murder in the Asylum

Read a sample of the script for Sunset on the Potomac

Read a Sample of the script for Baboons

Read a Sample of the Script for First to see the lights go on

Read a Sample of the script for Jumping the League

Read a sample of the script for The Restaurants are Screaming

Read a Sample of the script for Style

Read a Sample of the script for The Watch Below




Cost is $12 for the digital compilation.

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Snow in July, the play compilation

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