The Surprise – Ten Minute Comedy about a Proposal


Ten minute comedy for four actors about a proposal that goes wrong. A sequel to ”Blind Date” and “Blind Date, the aftermath” by Tanis Galik.


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ten minute comedy about a proposal


Time moves on and Dr Stanley Kramer, podiatrist has been dating Alice Adler for some time now. The time has finally come for Stanley to pop the question. And to celebrate this momentous occasion, they’ve invited a couple they know over for dinner. Stanley’s hidden the ring inside one of the cream cheese penguins he’s made as appetizers and all Alice needs to do is eat one to find it. He’s also booked a romantic holiday for both of them in this ten minute comedy about a proposal.

Unfortunately Stanley’s timing (and the decision to invite Fred and Helen Miller) couldn’t be more out. Fred and Helen’s relationship is on the way down, leaving them bitter and in Helen’s case with a slight murderous tendency where Fred is concerned. So why on earth would they recommend marriage to anyone?!!

The Surprise is the final part of a Trilogy of ten minute comedies by author Tanis Galik featuring Stanley and Alice – Blind Date and Blind Date, The Aftermath being the first and second parts respectively.


Vanilla Box Productions, MA, USA – 2021


Author: Tanis Galik

Type: Ten Minute Comedy about a proposal. 

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Middle aged up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The stage is an average living room. One side has a bar with wine bottles and wine glasses displayed, ready for a party. The other side of the room has a couch with decorator throw pillows, an end table with a lamp on it and a coffee table in front of the couch with a cheese plate and a small knife, a large candle holder and a fancy lighter – all tastefully arranged on top. Two glasses of wine sit on the coffee table near a stack of napkins.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Copyright © August 2019 Tanis Galik and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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