Human Rat Lab – Hit Comedy Script about an Unconventional Private Eye


Valerie Ann Bennett, head of a pharmaceutical company is being blackailed. She hires a very unconventional private eye to find the culprit.

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Extorting big business? Yes! Writing ‘them’ a damning blackmail letter? Of course!
Demanding hundreds of thousands from this ‘seedy’ corporation? Naturally, it should be easy. But that is not the case when Valerie Ann Bennett, head of said company, hires a private detective to find the culprit before he brings her pharmaceutical empire down to its knees. Unconventional, unconvincing and un- everything really, Charles Picket would not be Ms. Bennett’s first choice for a P.I. were it not for the discretion he organically provides.
Throw in his cleaner, and a struggling stuttering actor as his associates and this case looks like it could very well implode in Ms. Bennett’s face. In fact it does indeed implode. But not
in a way she ever suspected in this hilarious hit comedy script.

Performance Accolades:
Human Rat Lab has had a successful run and received rave reviews in France. This is a burlesque comedy in the lines of Lucille Ball and Jerry Lewis in their best days.

“You have a staggeringly good ear for dialogue. The words fairly crack along. And you have a good eye/mind for the “memorable scene” – I mean things like the marvellous Spanish nurse scene, and the crazy Viagra
fuelled scene.” – Robert Jarman, Co-founder and director of Hobart’s highly successful Blue Cow Theatre and recipiendary of the Federation Medal for his services to Performing Arts in 2002

Performance History:
Playmasters Theatre-workshop, PA, USA – 2018

HRL-Canada 2015


HRL-France 2015

Bruno Lacroix is a member of the playwright’s guild of Canada.
Read about author Bruno Lacroix.
Other comedies (Lofty Larceny – a two act comedic farce) by Bruno.


Author: Bruno Lacroix

Genre: Hilarious hit comedy script

Type: Two-act comedy

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the Actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: 90 minutes long

Set: A private detective’s office. On the garden side (stage left), there is a door that opens into a kitchenette. The main entrance is in the middle. On the hallway side (stage right), there is a window, and a bathroom door.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – character driven script

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Copyright © 2014 Bruno Lacroix

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