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Death’s no laughing matter – two act comedy plays

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Death’s No Laughing Matter – Two Act Comedy Plays

Susan Denton’s movie career has ground to an abrupt halt when she finds out that she has been taken out of her latest movie entirely, to be replaced by a new girl, Kim, with very little experience. This makes her head ache even more than it has been over the past few days. Her day goes from bad to worse when she is confronted by a stranger in her apartment. He apparently broke through the window to get in, but also happens to be Azrael, the angel of death, coming to take Susan. (It turns out that her headache was more serious than she thought) But Susan isn’t ready to go and she’ll do anything to buy more time….

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, dark comedy, two act comedy plays

Type: Two act comedy plays

Cast: 7 5M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult – the two F are 20’s-30’s and the men are 20’s to 50’s

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: SUSAN DENTON’s living room. The furniture, the decor, rugs, and lamps are contemporary. Walls and curtains are in pastel colors. With the exception of a dozen bright red roses in a light gray vase, everything in the room is in dull, non-reflective colors. Large, framed, black-and-white, pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and James Dean hang on the walls.
There is a well-stocked bar on stage left. A door on stage right leads to the front door. The back wall has a large window that offers the view of the city from the fourth or fifth floor. There are two doors, one on each side of the window. The door on the left leads to Susan’s bedroom. The door on the right goes to the front door. There is a small window by the side of the bar. A door to the left of the bar opens to a guest bathroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – sharp dialogue

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital dark comedy

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Copyright ©February 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Like this play? Other two act comedy scripts you may enjoy:

Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce
Foulweather friend – Two act comedy about putting on a play and resurrecting your audience so that you actually have an audience
Tune in – two act comedy about a TV station

Lofty Larceny – Hysterical two act comedy

LOFTY LARCENY – HYSTERICAL TWO ACT COMEDY

 two act french farce

 

In this two act French style farce, set in a luxury sky rise apartment, Tom Flores, the wealthy industrialist (whose knitting needle business has gone down the toilet) is planning a magnificent heist to save his failing business – stealing his own wife’s jewels. Luckily his wife is too busy contemplating somebody else’s jewels (Yves, Tom’s private secretary’s) to notice. Tom decides to hire a bumbling actor, Greg Hasbine to play the part of a window cleaner/jewel thief to steal the jewels. Little do they know that Greg isn’t going to be the only jewel thief planning to clean them out that day…

Production History

Westhill High School, CT, USA – 2016

Have a look at a recent high school performance of the play.

Lofty Larceny was originally written in French as ‘Haut Vol’ and has been successfully staged both in Canada and Switzerland. The poster is available for use as promotional material. 

Read more about playwright Bruno Lacroix.

Author: Bruno Lacroix

Genre: French farce

Type: Two act French style farce

Cast: 11 actors, 8M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to middle aged

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The play is set in a penthouse on Boston’s waterfront. A private elevator gives access to it. On the left side of the set, there is the master bedroom’s door. In the left corner, is the private elevator. Most of the back wall is a panoramic window from which we see a part of the river Charles and the city. There is a french door that gives access to a balcony that all will assume to cover most of the set. To the right, there are two doors. The one closest to the balcony is the guest room and there is the kitchen’s door near the front stage. Between the elevator’s doors and the master’s bedroom there is a small table. Between the guest’s bedroom and the kitchen’s door there is a chair. In the centre of the stage there is a modular sofa without arms or back, So anyone can sit on it or lie down in different ways. A very large luxurious throw is folded on the sofa. In the right corner there is a real gigantic plant, just so that someone can hide behind it.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – classic French farce that relies heavily on characterization and doors. Properly performed, it will be hysterically funny.

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Cost is $8 for this well known stage play

French style farce
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French farce
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hysterical two act comedy
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Copyright ©October 2014 Bruno Lacroix and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other French plays:

The Visit – French drama plays

Like a good farce? Other farces that we have:

Guilty party – a whodunnit 3 act farce
Heir to a misfortune – short two act farce
Don’t day you’re Harry – two act farce with diamonds, jewel thieves and a minister

 

Heir to a Misfortune – a short two act farce

comedy farce

HEIR TO A MISFORTUNE – A SHORT TWO ACT FARCE

In this short two act farce, Arthur Aldenbrooke has recently passed away leaving behind his three daughters and a large fortune.  His oldest daughter, Violet, is sweet and innocent, while his younger daughters, Christa and Lynn are greedy trouble-makers.  Nigel Wentworth, Arthur’s attorney, shows up with the sealed will of the late millionaire with instructions to read it in front of a small handful of people.  One of those people being Arthur’s secret lady friend Gabriella, who is evil to the core and only wanted Arthur’s money right from the start.

Gabriella brings her idiot boyfriend Guy along for support in her scheming.  As soon as everyone arrives Christa and Lynn plot to steal the real will and replace it with a false one.  Meanwhile, Guy and Gabriella have their own intentions of stealing the will.  The only problem is that since the will was in a sealed envelope, Hazel, the delightfully unintelligent maid mailed it.  And to make matters worse, Erica, a young woman with a vendetta against the late Mr. Aldenbrooke shows up with a gun demanding money for her own father’s death which she claims Arthur was responsible for.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Friends’ School, Tasmania, Australia – 2018
Iroquois West High School, IL, USA – 2018

Author: Michael Maxwell

Genre: Comedy

Type: short two act farce (alternatively one act farce with 3 scenes)

Length: Sixty 60 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Ages of actors: Early twenties to any age

Number of actors: Eight, 8  6F 2M

Set:  The Aldenbrooke Estate. The main entrance is on the stage left wall. A hallway leading to other parts of the house is on the stage right wall. There are stairs leading up and off stage right on the center stage back wall. There is a couch center stage and a chair stage right of that. There is an end-table stage left of the couch. Other furnishings are up to the director.

Level of  difficulty:  7/10 – achieving the element of farce

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a dinner theater show.  Read about playwright Mike Maxwell.

Best selling plays by Mike Maxwell include Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity, Missing the Mark and other plays including I should tell you and The Wandering Bard’s Tale. Screenplays include Once a Pirate and 2093,”  and Darkest Before Dawn.

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Cost is $9.00 for this digital play script

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Copyright 2001 Michael Maxwell Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this two act farce? Looking for something different?

Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce with diamonds, jewel thieves and a minister.
Foulweather friend – a two act dark comedy about raising the dead
Nuns- a two act satire where rebellious nuns run riot

Nuns – a two-act satire about rebellious nuns running riot

two act comedy

PLAYS THAT HAVE WON AWARDS

NUNS – A TWO-ACT SATIRE

Bongs, chain smoking, liquor, sex tapes, blackmail, and a desire to change the system. No, it’s not college, it’s a convent! Three corrupt nuns use blackmail and foul play in an effort to change the patriarchy to which they have devoted their lives. With the use of an illicit sex tape starring none other than Mother Superior herself, the kinked chain of events begins to unfold. When you deal with the devil, be prepared to get burnt.

Nuns is a two-act satire about three rebellious  Nuns and how they   plot to overthrow the mother superior in order to establish smoking rights for themselves.  The youngest, Sister Bernadette is being seduced into the cause by  Sister Catharine and Sister Roza during one of their secret smoking  sessions. They have a secret that they believe will bring the Mother  superior to her knees.

A ten minute version of Nuns was first done as a performance reading for Crash Test Drama 2009. After winning it’s initial round it went on the finals and came forth. Nuns(10 minute version) was submitted to Short and Sweet 2010 and was listed in the Top 100 plays. Celia Kelly won best newcomer award for her roles in Pride and Prejudice in 10 minutes and her role as Sister Bernadette in Nuns. The full length version was presented as a Performance reading at the Thesbos theatre in Canada and as a full production by The Gorilla Tango Theatre company in Chicago from July 7th till July 28th 2010.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Independent Actors, London, United Kingdom – 2018
The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre, GA, USA – 2018

The author will allow some workshopping of the play, but if there are radical changes to the play we/he need to be contacted. Read about playwright Robert Luxford

two-act comedy play

Author:  Robert Luxford

Genre: Satirical Comedy

Type: 2 two act play

Length: 80 eighty minutes

Number of Actors:  4F four women

Ages of Actors: 1 20s, 2 30s, 1 50s

Suitable for:  PG 12

Set: Minimal – a bare stage. At the director’s discretion

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – this play relies on it’s witty lines and how they are delivered

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Cost is $10 for this award winning play that has enjoyed two successful runs

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Copyright January 2013 Robert Luxford and Off The Wall Plays