Category Archives: One act plays

plays in one act usually between 25-35 minutes long

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!

Aboard Disorder – Short Satire Script about Mental Disorders

one act comedy plays

ABOARD DISORDER – SHORT SATIRE SCRIPT ABOUT MENTAL DISORDERS

Welcome to Aboard Disorder, Flight 13 (It’s not your lucky day!) to the Depths of Gloom. Today we will take you on a journey to Depression, with a short stop over in Anorexia with our final destination being Anxiety. In the event of an emergency, drop nooses will be released from the overhead. You place the noose around your neck thus (demonstrates) and tighten until restricted. Now please fasten your seatbelt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! A short satire script about neuroses and common mental disorders.

Other plays by Meghan van Lelyveld – Saving Persephone – a comic version of the classic Greek story.

Author: Meghan Van Lelyveld

Type: One act play

Genre: Short Satire Script, Dark Comedy

Cast: Cast of 5, most likely 4F 1M but could be all all female cast

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: Teens up to watch and perform

Length: 5-7 minutes long

Set: The inside of a passenger plane

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the humour into this dark piece. A nice short play for drama students

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Copyright © June 2019 Meghan Van Lelyveld and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Like this play? Other satire scripts you may enjoy:

Shapeless – full length play about eating disorders and body size
Thirds – Surburban Satire about fighting over the inheritance
The Chicken or the egg -political satire script

The Ladies Guild Annual Pre-Christmas Planning Session – COMEDY ABOUT women’s groups

comedy about women's groups

THE LADIES GUILD ANNUAL PRE-CHRISTMAS PLANNING SESSION – COMEDY ABOUT WOMEN’S GROUPS

Without each other, they’re just reminded of how lonely they really are. Together, they’re exposed to how annoying they can be. In, The Ladies Guild Annual Pre-Christmas Planning Session, the ladies take pride in meeting up every year, to serve the charities of the world. Making actual money (in the form of donations) is the goal, of course but it’s also a great opportunity to come to terms with their losses. In one act, the dramedy also introduces us to Linda, who is new to the life of a widow but well-versed in the language of sisterhood because that’s what the Ladies Guild… really is in this comedy about women’s groups.

This play points a seasonal finger at the typical busybodies one always finds in places such as church groups, parents associations and other such societies. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Or at least, to try.

Other comedies by American playwright Vin Morreale – Temp Work – a comedy about a sleazy boss

Author: Vin Morreale

Type: One act play

Genre: Dramedy, cynical comedy

Cast: 9F

Ages of the actors: Adult to older women

Suitable for: All ages to watch and mature performers to perform

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A half circle of folding chairs likely located in a hall.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – getting the humour right

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Copyright © 2018 Vin Morreale

Like this play? Others like it:

Well, I Never! Comedy sketch for three gossips
Would you let me fini…..? Comedy sketch for two women
V for what? Adult comedy for three younger women

Le Jeu Espion (The Spy Game) WWII Comedy Spoof

WWII COMEDY SPOOF

LE JEU ESPION (THE SPY GAME) WWII COMEDY SPOOF

The time? World War 2. The place? A little not so innocent French cafe. The Genre? A very, very silly WWII Comedy Spoof.

Now, listen carefully – for I shall say this once only. The French resistance have hidden a secret code inside a painting known only as “The Singing Bovine.” A local street artist, Etienne (a.k.a. Caroline) whose mustache is definitely not fake has the painting. All you need to do is to whisper the secret password to Etienne and she (sorry, he) will give the painting to you. The war will be won today!

Now – do not let the painting get into the enemy’s hands! Beware of the Nazi’s, and don’t trust that Italian or his little Russian friend, either. They all want the painting and will do their best to get their hands on it.

Le Jeu Espion plays homage to the great Allo Allo British Television series and its fans will love its similar feel. A great one act festival play.

Students at the Helen O’Grady drama school perform Le Jeu Espion

Author: Sonja Staunton

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy spoof script

Cast: 5M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

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

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A street scene in Paris along the Seine, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and a café stage right.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the bad accents and silly feel. A play the actors can have a lot of fun with.

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Copyright © June 2019 Sonja Staunton and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Three Unwise Men: the real bureaucratic story – comedy spoof
Jake Revolver:Freelance Secret Agent – comedy radio noir whodunit
Crooked Hand: Funny whodunit

Little Miss Muffet skit

little miss Muffet skit

LITTLE MISS MUFFET SKIT

Once upon a time, little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet. Hang on, what’s a tuffet? Hmmm …. turns out even the narrator doesn’t know. Moving on: “Eating her curds and whey. ” Hang on! Her order hasn’t even come yet! What kind of diner is this anyway? “Sorry, I’m coming!” yells the waitress as the narrator resigns. And let’s not even mention the problem with the spider in this Little Miss Muffet skit.

Read other skits by Lois Corcoran – Start Wreck – skit on Star Trek

Author: Lois Corcoran

Type: Skit

Genre: Comedy skit or sketch

Length: 1-2 minutes. The skit itself is only a page in length.

Cast: 4-5

Ages of the actors: Children, Kids, teens, adults

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Table & chair, giant spider, bowl, frilly dress for Ms. Muffet, waitress costume

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

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Copyright © June 2019 Lois Corcoran and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other skits you enjoy:

ESPN, silent teen action comedy set in caveman times
Juleo and Romiet – skit on Romeo and Juliet
No-Thanks-Giving! Skit

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

Foreign Therapy – tongue in cheek political comedy script

political comedy script

FOREIGN THERAPY – TONGUE IN CHEEK POLITICAL COMEDY SCRIPT

Read all about it! Read all about it! A new island has been discovered slap bang in the middle of the sea between the USA and Russia (And let’s not forget Canada, of course) . The leaders of each powerful nation are there, vying for ownership of the island in this tongue in cheek political comedy script.

Now, in every doomed marriage there is a mediator, someone whose job it is to smooth things over, as it were. Russia and America hate one another, so his job isn’t going to be easy. Canada has come to the party too, but that wasn’t the mediator’s idea. And because it wasn’t his idea, it’s clear he isn’t going to let Canada have a say, even though he has loads of good ideas.

Now this poor mediator’s task is to get them to agree on something. As the testosterone levels in the room rise, both Russia and America are finally united in the idea that they will go to war with each other over this tiny patch of land and the mediator is finding it more and more difficult and is considering abandoning the whole thing and going for lunch instead.

Enter North Korea. He’s brought popcorn.

Read other plays by playwright Kate Cosette – A Tale of two balconies – a modern Romeo and Juliet Comedy

Author: Kate Cosette

Type: One act play

Genre: Political Comedy script

Cast: Cast of 5 Could be 4M 1F or a mix of 2-3 M and 2-3F

Ages of the actors: Teens up

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

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: A conference room with a long, oval table

Level of difficulty: 7/10: Accents and nuances

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Copyright © 2019 Kate Cosette and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political plays you may enjoy:

Ye’ll vote for me – short Irish political skit
The Chicken or the Egg – political satire script
Trump – I’m not a racist skit

THE EATER OF DREAMS – short one act drama for two actors

THE EATER OF DREAMS – SHORT DRAMA FOR TWO ACTORS

It is a true test of bravery, no? To lay your head on a pillow, close your eyes and succumb. Not knowing where you’ll end up or if you’ll wake up… In The Eater of Dreams, a short drama for two actors, Mika faces his greatest enemy or the worthiest of adversaries in Makanaka, The Eater of Dreams. Makanaka wants justice for his children, the shadows, who complained to him about Mika chasing them away. And Mika had his reasons. The shadows are an unpleasant sight, when one is contemplating your own impending slumber. Peace is needed before one’s rest. Sadly, peace is forfeited when the Eater of Dreams pays you a visit. Sometimes a life can be forfeit as well…

The Eater of Dreams, talks of equality, the common notion that children are only birthed by females, cared for by females. The Eater of Dreams, adds life to non-living beings, the light and shadows around us that we are ever so ignorant about. You wouldn’t believe the things that go on while you sleep.

Note: This play is written with Asian actors in mind, and the language used in the play follows that. However, the concept is universal and non Asian actors would also benefit from the script with local language used.

Author: Elancharan Gunasekaran

Type: Short one act drama

Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Cast: 2M (one may be transgender male/female)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults only – language

Length: Seven minutes

Set: Mika’s bedroom at night.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the genre of drama mixed with horror – actors need to hold the audience’s attention

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Copyright © May 2019 Elancharan Gunasekaran and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that explore the metaphysical realm:

A Puzzle for Two – a philosophical play
Lovely, dark and deep – sci-fi play about a journey to an alternate reality
Becoming disappeared – eerie sci-fi

Blind Date – The Aftermath – 10 minute comedy: when the date’s over, is it?

10 minute comedy

BLIND DATE – THE AFTERMATH – 10 MINUTE COMEDY. WHEN THE DATE’S OVER, IS IT?

Dr Stanley and Alice Adler have been on a blind date with each other and have returned to their respective apartments. Now, it is true that people who have been single for a while tend to have relatively high standards in the people they date. Film star looks and a sparkling personality to match wouldn’t go amiss at all in this 10 minute comedy!

After the initial feeling that perhaps the person they just dated wasn’t really the film star they had hoped for, and having been brought down to a rather ordinary earth with a bump, both Alice and Stanley decide that, actually, a second date wouldn’t be so bad. Pity that Alice ignored the phone when it rang earlier…

Read the prequel to this play – Blind Date! by Tanis Galik

Author: Tanis Galik

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Type: 10 minute comedy play scripts

Cast: 1M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Both thirties up (or older) adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch

Length: Ten 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 can 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 during her evening ritual. 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 are dark with light shining from the outer room when the bedroom door is opened.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun script with simple dialogue. It’s all about the angst!

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Copyright © May 2019 Tanis Galik and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

A Blind Date – two misfits meet up for a blind date!
Static – short female monologue set at a table on a blind date
This seat’s taken – one act comedy about OCD

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…

All There is – British one act drama script

British one act drama script


ALL THERE IS – BRITISH ONE ACT DRAMA SCRIPT

Before Frank loses the last shreds of his mind, he plans on escaping from Cherry Blossom Residential Care Home. Before Frank does anything crazy, Jeremy, his only son, wants to get hold of his inheritance. Jeremy has some big plans with the money he believes is rightfully his. The problem is, so does Frank in this British one act drama script.

In All There Is, Jeremy wants access to the money his father has locked away in order to move him to a nicer senior residence. In return, Frank’s son needs five grand to get his band started up again. Wonky or not, old or young, when it comes to money it’s never just about the money. Frank is wary. How could he not be? Between father and son it’s never linear. A poor approach to give and take is the result of a strained relationship where a common understanding has never existed.

Like father, like son….

Other plays by Joseph HawkinsLove is a Stranger – script about transgender love

Author: Joseph Hawkins

Type: One act play

Genre: British one act drama script

Cast: 2M

Ages of the actors: 70’s and 30’s

Suitable for: Adults only to perform and teens up to watch

Length: Forty to Fifty minutes

Set: The Cherry Blossom Residential Care Home in Peckham, South East London. Frank’s room. Decorated innocuously with a view out onto a garden. Two armchairs, an imposing bureau, a coffee table, a single bed, various medical contraptions, a record player, a TV, a phone. On the wall is a black and white poster of Charlie Parker and a Malay wavy-bladed ceremonial dagger over the bureau.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the interaction between the two characters should build

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Like this play? Others like it:

Choice – hard hitting British drama about child prostitution
Holiday island – British comedy-drama about typical holidaymakers
Waiting for John – one act drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

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

On the Rebound – drama script for the over sixties

drama script for the over sixties

ON THE REBOUND – DRAMA SCRIPT FOR THE OVER SIXTIES

When you’re 77 years old, could lose a few pounds and have no companions except for your 69 year old caregiver whom you have no romantic inclination towards, it’s all about possibilities in this drama script for the over sixties. For Will, it’s the prospect of his journey nearing its end that drives him into the arms of Joan, whom until recently, he found annoying.

Tom, at first, encourages the twosome to get to know each other better. Joan comes in handy when Tom is out trying to find a life of his own. But when Will decides he wants Joan to move in, Tom is outraged. After all he’s done for the old fart! It’s ridiculous and at his age! Where does it leave Tom? Right where he began and as for Will, still holding out for possibilities.

Well – if you’re living, you might as well be still alive.

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, romance

Cast: 2M, 1F

Ages of the actors: All over sixty years of age

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

Length: Thirty five minutes

Set: The action throughout the drama takes place in an old, tired combined dining and sitting room of a 2-bedroom house in South London owned by Will, who bought it when he retired from his work as an Office Manager.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – two characters who know each other very well should show this relationship on stage

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Like this play? Others like it:

X’s and O’s – 5 minute comedy sketch for seniors
A Walk in the Park – 5 minute romantic drama for seniors
A Love,never forgotten – one act poignant comedy for seniors

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

Parallelodram two – fifteen minute drama script

fifteen minute drama script

PARALLELODRAM TWO – FIFTEEN MINUTE DRAMA SCRIPT

The Smiths are off to celebrate Mrs Smith’s birthday by seeing a play tonight. Incidentally their (physically) really close neighbours, the Smithsons, are celebrating John’s birthday with a trip to a show as well. The two families mirror each other through an imaginary wall centre stage. They’re both going to watch the same play, and in the beginning all the action on both sides of the stage is synchronized in this fifteen minute drama script.

Both families discuss the events of the night ahead. Simply put, the Smiths know what to expect and the Smithsons don’t. When both twelve year old boys show a reluctance to go to watch the play, the play takes an abrupt turn and the two families diverge. This short drama explores how two similar yet different families engage with each other as the question of nature and nurture is brought into the mix.

Author: Nicholas Richards

Type: One act play

Length: Fifteen minute drama script

Genre: Drama

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four adult parents, two twelve year old boys

Suitable for: All ages to watch.

Set: Two front hallways mirror-imaged down the middle of the stage. The furniture is also mirrored. There is a small table and chair at each side, and chairs back-to-back centre stage with a gap where we are to imagine the division between the houses. On the ‘dividing wall’ there are to be imagined mirrors. There could also be umbrella-stands or hat-stands. The actors enter from Upstage as if coming down from upstairs.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting the mirror imaging needed so that the two families synchronize. Will need practice.

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Copyright © April 2019 Nicholas Richards and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that also explore the concepts of the fourth wall and philosophy:

A Puzzle for Two – a philisophical play
Sindication – a one act that is a commentary of society by breaking the fourth wall.
The Mirror – a collection of comic and dramatic short plays that follow the journey of a mirror through people’s lives