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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

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One Fine Day at the Vet – satirical comedy sketch about a nutty client

satirical comedy sketch

ONE FINE DAY AT THE VET – SATIRICAL COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT A NUTTY CLIENT

In this short satirical comedy sketch, our well meaning vet is taken for a ride by the worst kind of client imaginable.  When she presents her cat (in tears) she swears she has tried everything! Wheat grass, borax acid, extract of turmeric and even tincture of arsenic.  Nothing has worked! Thus, she has decided, after doing some research (On Google, of course) that Fluffy needs to go “Over The Rainbow Bridge” because if nothing works, Fluffy must have “cancer.”

Naturally she is totally nuts, and it turns out that Fluffy actually is quite a young cat, so our helpful vet spends the next few minutes trying to persuade her to let him/her look at Fluffy because it may be something the vet can help with. Of course, Mrs Jones disagrees, because, after all, what could a vet do that she, Mrs Jones couldn’t diagnose and treat just from Google? But … it turns out that it is all a fancy ruse and Mrs Jones has another, far weirder goal in mind.

See the Video of One Fine Day at the Vet  filmed on You Tube by One Fine Day Films

Read other sketches by best selling playwright Claire Demmer – You wanted to see me? Comedy Sketch about being late for the office all the time. 

Author: Claire Linda Demmer (Considine)

Type: Comedy sketch

Genre: Satire, Comedy

Cast: 1F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult

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

Length: 8 minutes

Set: The Vet’s consulting room Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the satirical humour right. 

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital comedy sketch

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Copyright © August 2019 Claire Linda Demmer and Off the Wall Play Publishers.

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Fausto é mefisto – funny Faust script

funny Faust script

FAUSTO e` MEFISTO – FUNNY FAUST SCRIPT

In this funny Faust script, Faust, a writer of philosophical comedies with a stable job (he has tenure) and a good life is approached by the devil in the form of a small black dog called Mafisto. He immediately offers him whatever his heart desires, in return for his immortal soul. Faust finds it kind of difficult to concentrate, really as the dog insists on playing patty cakes with him the entire time.  But just what does Faust think is worth his immortal soul?

Who was Faust?

”Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–1540).

The erudite Faust is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. “Faust” and the adjective “Faustian” imply a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a delimited term.” – Source – Wikipedia.

Read other comedy plays by James Campbell – Jumping the League – a comedy about a cussing priest who really shouldn’t be one.

Author: James Campbell

Type: Short one act play

Genre: Comedy, Theatre of the Absurd, Funny Faust Script

Length:  5-6 minutes

Cast: This play can be performed by one actor and a puppet with the voice of the dog being done offstage or possibly with two actors onstage, the one dressed up as a dog.

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Faust’s home

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the dog’s character correct. 

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © 2014 James Campbell

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bride and Seek – Short Monologue for a Woman

monologue for a woman

BRIDE AND SEEK – SHORT MONOLOGUE FOR A WOMAN

It’s your wedding day and as a bit of fun, everyone gets together to play a game of hide and seek. The house is very large with many rooms, some that haven’t had anybody in them for years. Perfect. There’s a large chest hidden in the corner of the room, big enough for you to hide in. So you do. The lid’s a little heavy and you can’t lift it up yourself to get out again, but it doesn’t matter, because when they find you, you will have won the game! It’s just that – it’s been some time and they still haven’t found you. It’s clear. You’ve won. But… where are they? Eerie monologue for  a woman, based on the English folk tale, ‘The Mistletoe Bough.’

Author: Jack Hutchinson

Type: Monologue for a woman

Genre: Horror

Cast: 1F

Ages of the actors: Older teen to younger woman

Suitable for: All ages to watch

Length:  Three minutes

Set: Black box stage. A large chest is the only prop.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – changing from a light-hearted fun piece to an eerie piece with a very frightened girl. 

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital short monologue

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Town CRISIS! – short comedy sketch about the news

TOWN CRISIS! SHORT COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT THE NEWS

COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT THE NEWS

Hear ye! Hear ye! All the latest news from your faithful town crier. Who’s attacking who, the latest outbreak of plague: All the important stuff, ye know.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Don’t listen to HIS boring news. Why listen to that depressing stuff when you can find out right here just how to lose weight without dieting? AND know your future. And who has the biggest butt in the whole kingdom. Right here. Right now.

Fake news – it’s older than you think in this short comedy sketch about the news.

Read other sketches by Peter Keel – Bad News, Pluto – comedy sketch for ten actors

Author: Peter Keel

Type: Short comedy sketch about the news

Genre: Comedy, skit, sketch, one act

Cast: Cast of 8, 6M, 2F but it is flexible

Ages of the actors: Kids up

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

Length: 8 minutes

Set: At the director’s discretion. Can be a blank stage or even done in front of a curtain during scene changes.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short funny sketch with not too many lines to learn

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Cost is $5.50 for this short digital sketch

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Copyright © July 2019 Peter Keel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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A Likely Story – five minute comedy filler
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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

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Aboard Disorder

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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

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