Fishwrap – Two Act Comedy about a Newspaper



“Fishwrap” hilariously details the challenges newspapers face in the online age. While management tries to keep the Independent afloat financially, the news staff is reporting on a major story sure to ruffle feathers. They’re also being sued by a local man, who swears they’re in cahoots with law enforcement to bring him down. On top of that, the inconvenient omission of the letter ‘L’ in a local store ad for grandfather clocks makes the staff at the local newspaper convinced that they’re in for a brilliant day. And things can only get better!

Performance History:
It was produced in September by Artists for the Al at the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, attracting more than 1,500 spectators for six shows and raising $16,000 for restoration of the theatre.

Author: Ben Bromley

Genre: Two act comedy play

Type: Two act play

Cast: 11 cast members, 4F 7M

Ages of the Actors: 20’s to 70’s

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 1.5- 2 hours

Set: The setting is a small-town newspaper office. Papers overflow atop desks, classic front pages and historic photographs and awards adorn the walls. The furniture is worn, time-tested. A counter stands between the front door and the newsroom and advertising saleswoman JESSICA’s desk. The publisher HOFFMAN’s office is at rear, as is a conference room.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – previously produced play with a good run

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Copyright © May 2015 Ben Bromley and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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