The Lie – Short comedy for two actors


Short comedy for two actors, ten minutes long. He tells her he’s lied and the FBI are going to get him and put him in jail. But is there a lie within a lie?

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short comedy for two actors


It’s time for Marvin to come clean. And so he sits his wife, Marilyn down in their living room and admits it. He lied. But what to do about it…. The FBI are on their way and they’ll know. They always know. It’s very possible, probable even, that he’ll go to prison for ten years at least. If he’s lucky in this short comedy for two actors.

Marilyn, his wife is torn.  They could say that Marvin was just a little public servant who listened to orders from above and never knew what he was getting into.  But on the other hand, she considers, what should she wear to his indictment? And what should Marvin wear? Grey would go down well. That would paint a sombre picture….

But Marvin has his own ideas about the future. With a little lie thrown in.

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Author: Jean Blasiar

Type: One act play

Genre: Short Comedy for two actors

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult, middle aged to older

Suitable for: Dinner theater, all ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The living room of an upmarket house

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the humor lies within the reactions of the actors to the lines as the lines contain levels of nuances that should be conveyed to the audience.

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