CANCELLED! – Award Winning One Act Farce



one act farce

In this one act farce, set in a studio in a radio station in the 1940’s, the cast of a popular radio show are held hostage by one of the show’s sponsors, Monty Navoli, who is furious that the show has been cancelled, and who also, unfortunately, appears to be a member of the mob.  When it is discovered that the producer of the show, Walter St. Paul, has taken Monty Navoli’s money and spent it himself, Monty threatens to shoot him unless the show goes on air one last time. It all falls hilariously apart as the actors struggle to produce a whole show with only a few pages of script, no sound man and a gun pointed at their heads.

Performance Accolades:
The play was selected as a finalist in Riant Theatre’s 2008 Strawberry One-Act Festival, and placed second in the Little Theatre of Alexandria’s 2009 one-act playwriting competition.

Performance history:
Meadville Community Theatre – 2015
Great River School, MN, USA – 2017

The author states that the play should be produced unaltered.
Read more about playwright M. Robert Grunwald

Author: M. Robert Grunwald

Genre: Comedy, farce

Type: One act farce

Cast: Eleven actors and 4 non speaking policemen. 9M 2F as the main characters

Ages of the actors: Various – twenties to seventies, 20s-70s

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Fifty minutes 50 min

Set: The Los Angeles studio of a radio show, 1940. Six microphones stand at front stage right, a sound effects station is at stage left. The walls are soundproofed appropriately, and an ON-AIR light hangs above a door at the back of the studio. There is a long table at the back.

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – acting one part in real life and another ‘on the air’

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