Midnight Infomercials – Satire about late night TV

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A snoozing viewer is subjected to a series of bizarre television programs including  a mad scientist, a priest and nun involved in a knife throwing contest and a bizarre game show involving extreme ironing,  interspersed with informercials promising to fix everything from joint pain, stiffness, tendinitis, cracked skin caused by bad things like nerves and tendons. But how much do we actually take in when we sleep? They say people can study in their sleep. But can they actually buy stuff ? Find out in this satire about late night TV.

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satire about late night TV

MIDNIGHT INFORMERCIALS – SATIRE ABOUT LATE NIGHT TV

A snoozing viewer is subjected to a series of bizarre television programs including  a mad scientist, a priest and nun involved in a knife throwing contest and a bizarre game show involving extreme ironing,  interspersed with informercials promising to fix everything from joint pain, stiffness, tendinitis, cracked skin caused by bad things like nerves and tendons. But how much do we actually take in when we sleep? They say people can study in their sleep. But can they actually buy stuff ? Find out, in this satire about late night TV.

Read other satires by Timothy Starnes:

Satan can’t have my fried chicken – a relgious satire about a funeral parlour scam
Shut Up and Sit Down – a telegraph slasher in which historical figures are interviewed by a late night presenter

Author: Timothy Starnes

Type: One act Play

Genre: Satire about late night TV

Cast: Cast of eleven – can mostly be played by any gender

Ages of the actors: Teens up to adults

Suitable for: Teens up to adults

Length: Fifteen minutes long

Set: A sleeping person sits in a recliner to stage left, angled to see all of the action on the stage, a remote in their hand. The shows and commercials all take place on the rest of the stage. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – frequent scene changes and bizarre sequences

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Copyright © September 2020 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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