Joe’s Brass – a short two-act comedy about a stash of cash!

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Widower Stan has ordered an inorganic rubbish collection from the local council, which includes an occasional table, a rocking chair and cushion, and Joe’s brass, his deceased father’s euphonium. Stan watches over the pile in case locals decide to rummage through the various items. Having been accused of welching on a deal to sell the table, Stan meets a local market operator, Ted, who appears to have some expertise in auctioning antiques and relies on him to assist in the sale of the main items in this short two-act comedy.

But there’s a catch, sorry… cash.  It is discovered that Joe’s Brass once contained a horde of bank notes, but Joe decided to transfer the cash, including ‘brass’ perhaps, to the rocking chair cushion unbeknown to Stan. But it then turns out that the rocking chair and the table are sold to young Annie, who is presented with the cushion free of charge.

Stan seems to have lost the cash, but has he?

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short two-act comedy

JOE’S BRASS – SHORT TWO-ACT COMEDY

Widower Stan has ordered an inorganic rubbish collection from the local council, which includes an occasional table, a rocking chair and cushion, and Joe’s brass, his deceased father’s euphonium. Stan watches over the pile in case locals decide to rummage through the various items. Having been accused of welching on a deal to sell the table, Stan meets a local market operator, Ted, who appears to have some expertise in auctioning antiques and relies on him to assist in the sale of the main items in this short two-act comedy.

But there’s a catch, sorry… cash.  It is discovered that Joe’s Brass once contained a horde of bank notes, but Joe decided to transfer the cash, including ‘brass’ perhaps, to the rocking chair cushion unbeknown to Stan. But it then turns out that the rocking chair and the table are sold to young Annie, who is presented with the cushion free of charge.

Stan seems to have lost the cash, but has he?

Other plays by playwright Keith Passmore:

Snow Good – a punful Snow White Pantomime
Return to Vardia – full length adventure play for a large cast

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Short two-act comedy play

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 3M 3F 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult. The main character, Stan is in his sixties.

Suitable for: PG 10 – language

Length: Fifty to Sixty minutes

Set: The front garden at Stan’s three bedroom 1970’s house on the border of North West Kent, England.
The garden consists of a wide lawn from the front of the house to the kerb. The house itself can be shown on a backdrop since there are no scenes of the interior. There is an exit at UR to Stan’s back garden. There is a trellis which separates Stan and Molly’s houses, which runs from UL to halfway DL. From which there is an exit to Molly’s garden behind the trellis. There are also exits at DR and DL at kerb level. At DC is a pile of inorganic rubbish covered by a blue plastic sheet.

Level of difficulty: 7/10: An interesting light comedic short two act play with very good characterisation and which provides excellent entertainment.

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Copyright © June 2021 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about heirlooms:

The Rat Trap – a precious artwork. A family fortune and a mad scramble!
The Mirror – a series of one act plays featuring the travels of an antique mirror
The Rocking Horse Christmas – a screen play about a magical Christmas tree decoration

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