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The test – comedy about a pregnancy test

comedy about a pregnancy test


Susan’s late. And not in the ‘late for work’ way. She’s thirty, working hard to be a lawyer and just waiting for that big promotion that’ll make her career fly. Being late is the last thing she needs right now in this comedy about a pregnancy test. Elliot is married to Susan. They’ve been married three years and, to be honest, he’s always wanted a family. Maybe a son he can shoot hoops with. Or a little daughter he can play ‘tea’with.  Today,  they’ve bought home pregnancy test and Susan has peed on the stick. And so they wait…

“The Test” was the winner of the 2016 “An Evening of New Plays Competition” and received a two night reading at the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples, Florida.


Village Green theatre Co., Queensland, Australia – 2019
Norfolk State University, VA, USA – 2021

Read other plays by playwright Carl Megill – Christmas in Cape Coral – a man finds out he is the father of a ten year old over Christmas.

Author: Carl Megill

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about a pregnancy test

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Around thirty

Suitable for: PG 12 – odd references to how she got pregnant

Set: Bedroom. The bed is centered along the back wall. There is a nightstand to the right of the bed and a dressing table along the right wall. The exit to the bathroom is also to the right. There is another nightstand to the left of the bed with a telephone on it. The exit to the rest of the house is also to the left.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy, fun dialogue – building up her stress levels whilst he jokes around

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Copyright © January 2019 Carl Megill and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar nature:

My child: drama. A teenager finds out she is pregnant
Doctor Duplicate -short medical skit
Love Norman: Drama. A man is about to take his own life when his illegitimate son knocks on the door

Gatecrashers – one act comedy drama about elderly wedding crashers

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After attending a reception for a Jewish wedding, an elderly couple are making their way to the car park when a hotel employee stops them and requests that they accompany him to the manager’s office. Apparently, there has been a robbery and Faye and Sidney are suspects.

Although Faye and Sidney insist they are not the thieves, it turns out they have to explain why they weren’t on the wedding guest list either…

Other plays by Peter Pitt.

Performance History

Deer Park High School, NY, USA – 2016
Roial Players, MI, USA – 2016
Village Green theatre Co, Queensland, Australia – 2018
Kenai Players, AR, USA – 2019

Author: Peter Pitt

Genre: One act comedy drama

Type: One act play

Cast:  3M 3F

Ages of the actors:  The main characters are in their 60’s.  The waitress is young and the rest are middle aged.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set:  A hotel manager‘s office. It is furnished with a fairly smart desk, a swivel chair, a settee and a couple of other chairs. There is one door. On the desk is a telephone and other writing apparel. Also a nameplate which reads ‘BRUNO CORSINNI , Manager.’

Level of difficulty:  6/10 – a nice one act festival play

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Copyright © August 2015 Peter Pitt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays:

Lonely Heart – one act comedy about a scam
Love in the time of Tourette’s – one act romantic comedy
Don’t shrink me – one act comedy script


The Basement – One act comedy thriller

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Carol and Mark have a problem. Besides the fact that Mark has cheated on Carol, Carol is a raging alcoholic, Mark is wanted by the police, and they now have an even bigger problem – the body in the basement. It’s been about a week and the body is starting to smell. But will they get rid of the body before anyone finds out? A one act comedy thriller for three adults.

Performance History:

Edinboro University’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts – 2015

Read more about award winning author Ashley Nader. Other adult plays by Ashley Nader.

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Thriller with funny lines

Type: One act play

Length: Twenty minutes

Number of actors: Three, 2M, 1F

Ages of actors: Adult, two middle aged, one slightly younger but can be varied

Suitable for: Adults only – graphic language

Set: The living room of an upmarket house

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – easy lines but creating tension and bringing it to a climax makes for an interesting piece.

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Copyright January 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like thrillers? Read some of our other thrillers:

You do love me, don’t you? A funny but scary psycho thriller in one act
The price of a Ghost – a ghost story in two acts
Abstinence only – a one act psychological thriller about two trysting students who get held hostage in their apartment


The love of Cheesecake – Comedy One act play for Adults

comedy one act play for adults


In this one act play for adults, Molly, a slightly tubby housewife is rather desperate because she feels that the spark has gone out of her marriage to the very predictable Arthur and she doesn’t know what to do about it. She feels that her relationship has become loveless and all the frustration she has built up comes pouring out. She ends up pouring her soul out to her best friend and neighbour, Fran.  Fran comes up with an idea to help Molly and Arthur out and reignite the flame and passion in Molly and Arthur’s staid relationship.  She sends her to a therapist who sets them tasks for each other. This includes everything from body food (which goes well) to a stripper pole (which doesn’t) ending with side splitting consequences in this hilarious adult comedy.


University of Pretoria Department of UP Art, Pretoria, South Africa – 2018

The author will allow work shopping of this on act play for adults.  Ashley Nader is a small play festival award winning playwright.   The Love of Cheesecake won best play, best original script, best actress and best supporting actress in the Franklin  players festival of one act plays which is a national play festival held annually in South Africa. Ashley’s play My Middle Name is Angry is another award winning play featured on “Off The Wall Plays.” Read more about  playwright, Ashley Nader in our About the Authors section.

Author:  Ashley Nader

Genre: Adult comedy

Type: One act festival play

Length: 20 (twenty minutes)

Number of Actors:  2 F (female)  1M (male)

Ages of the actors: Any age from thirties till seventies

Set: Simple –  kitchen come lounge – a single sofa, and a table with fruit  and juice.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – an easy script with a conversational feel. Maintaining the humor throughout is the only challenge.

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Copyright  July  2012 Ashley Nader Off The Wall Plays