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Wedding Flower – skit about a homophone misunderstanding

WEDDING FLOWER – SKIT ABOUT A HOMOPHONE MISUNDERSTANDING

It’s always important to get your homophones correct. What’s a homophone? Well – it’s two words with completely different meanings (and sometimes spellings) that SOUND the same.  Now in the wedding business, that kind of thing could be very important. As one unfortunate bride is about to find out. Instead of $10000 of flowers she receives $10000 of FLOUR! All dyed pink, as requested. In fact, she’s so upset, she wants to cancel the wedding. Because no girl wants to walk down the aisle simply covered in pink flour in this skit about a homophone misunderstanding!!!!

Read other skits by teen playwright Josie Wert – When Santa got Caught!

Author: Josie Wert

Type: Skit about a homophone

Genre: Comedy, skits, children’s, teen’s

Cast: 3M, 2F 

Ages of the actors: Children up

Suitable for: All ages to perform and to watch

Length: 3-4 minutes (two pages)

Set: A wedding venue

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – characterization

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Cost is $4.00 for this new digital skit

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

Like this play? Others like it:

My Little Mermaid – skit on The Little Mermaid
The masked Avenger – superhero comedy skit
Start Wreck – skit on Star Trek

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

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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Cost is $4.00 for this short digital play

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

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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Cost is $4.00 for this new digital 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

Ooze Monster – Drama about Mental Illness

drama about mental illness

OOZE MONSTER – DRAMA ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

It came to him in a terrible dream at first. A black ooze monster that was, somehow, strangely familiar. A monstrous version of himself. Then, it never left. An evil twin.  His twin. He didn’t know what to do with it.  But when a mysterious group came looking for it, he chose to protect his ‘evil twin’ because he needed to find out what it all meant in this drama about mental illness.

Then he asked another person to see it. It hurt him when she saw it. Not like any other physical assault but as though it felt pain and so it hurt him.

Once there’s a monster inside, do you choose to become it? Is there even a choice? Unleashing the madness within…

Author: Simon Parker

Type: Three act play

Genre: Drama, horror

Cast: Mains 1M 1F. Full cast 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Twenty to forty something years old

Suitable for: Adults to act in and watch

Length: Eighty minutes

Set: An apartment. The monster is in the bathroom

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the monster can be created in many ways which could be quite interesting

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © 2018 Simon Kyle Parker

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:

First to see the lights go on – drama about post natal depression
On How to accommodate Marlo’s frying pan – one act comedy about a frying pan dependence
Taken to tusk – one act about a girl who believes she’s an elephant and the con artist who encourages it

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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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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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