Roxanne of the Islands (Or They’re Playing Our Sarong) – a comedy melodrama


This comedy melodrama is the story of Roxanne on her home of Ooaheek Island. Add a shipwrecked boyfriend, a jealous witchdoctor who loves her, a high priestess who’s kind of evil, a goddess with daddy issues + a volcano.


comedy melodrama


ROXANNE OF THE ISLANDS, a comedy melodrama, is the story of the brave and beautiful Roxanne on her home of Ooaheek Island in the South Pacific after WorldWar II. Roxanne, Fred and their Uncle Alpo are the last three of their family left on the island. One day there’s a volcanic eruption on the island, so the slimy witch doctor Zhivago thinks it’s as good a time as any to ask her for Roxanne’s hand. However, there are more pressing matters at hand than declining a marriage proposal.

Once that’s out of the way, not only must she contend with lovesick doctor Zhivago and a 1000 year old goddess with daddy issues who’s after her ship-wrecked sea captain boyfriend but also a volcano that just won’t give a poor girl a break. Zhivago won’t be easily put off though. So what should the witch doctor do? Summon a high priestess of course. It’s up to Roxanne and her family to save themselves from Zhivago’s wrath and protect the island they call home.

ROXANNE has had one production at the Palace Showboat Dinner Theater at Pollardville in Stockton, CA

Author: Scott Cherney

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy Melodrama

Cast:  5M, 3F. Main Characters 2- M, 1 – F

Ages of the actors:  Teen to Adult

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and all ages to watch

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Late 1940s, post-World War II, In and around Ooaheek Island in the South Pacific

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – getting the humour in the melodrama exactly right without going over the top.

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Copyright ©  February 2020 Scott Cherney and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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