Shady Ladies – Comedy Script about a Con

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Jim and Jerry are best buddies. Jim’s a once successful Sitcom writer and Jerry, a Los Angeles Special Forces Police Lieutenant assigned to combat the evils of prostitution which causes him to suffer “anxiety attacks” from the stress in this situational comedy script. The cure? Watching a major sports event on TV with his buddy and a six pack in this comedy script about a con.

Jim introduces an innocent looking young woman as his protege. They get talking and she laughingly suggests to Jim that a sit com based on his friend’s profession busting prostitution rings in L.A. could be hilarious. The two friends take the idea on board and soon the series is written and they see themselves on the road to riches and fame. Inflated by his success, Jim shares the script with his young protege, as a lesson in professional script writing, only to find that she vanishes, along with his script.

But who exactly was she and have they been duped all along?

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comedy script about a con

SHADY LADIES – COMEDY SCRIPT ABOUT A CON

Jim and Jerry are best buddies. Jim’s a once successful Sitcom writer and Jerry, a Los Angeles Special Forces Police Lieutenant assigned to combat the evils of prostitution which causes him to suffer “anxiety attacks” from the stress in this situational comedy script. The cure? Watching a major sports event on TV with his buddy and a six pack in this comedy script about a con.

Unfortunately for the comedy writer, his buddy could not have chosen a worse time to arrive on his doorstep.  The writer is (he hopes) expecting a very attractive young lady he met on a limo coming in from the airport, who is also a writer and hoping to work her way into script writing.  He extended the invitation to her (presumably) to help her “break into the business”.

Luckily she doesn’t arrive until after Jerry leaves and turns out to be a beautiful, but innocent young woman. They get to chatting about life, Jerry and his little “problem”.  The writer admits that he hasn’t worked in some time due to writer’s block as he’s waiting for the inspiration for a new series. The woman suggests to Jim that a sit com based on his friend’s profession busting prostitution rings in L.A., could be hilarious.

The two friends take the idea on board and soon the series is written and they see themselves on the road to riches and fame. Inflated by his success, Jim shares the script with his young protege, as a lesson in professional script writing, only to find that she vanishes, along with his script.

But who exactly was she and have they been duped all along?

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Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy script about a con Length: Just under ninety minutes

Cast: 4M, 3F

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: PG 12 – mentions of call girls and their activities

Set: The upscale two bedroom home of Jim Balsac, once successful television scriptwriter; living room complete with bar, sofa (facing audience; back to front door of apartment), comfortable chairs (facing each other), stereo, liquor cabinet, sculptures, arty type cocktail table, lamp and end tables; round table with laptop and two straight back chairs, upstage left; modern art on every wall, large window with view back stage center; one bedroom and bath stage left with door, other bedroom and bath stage right through an archway and hall.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – farcical paranoia

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