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The test – comedy about a pregnancy test

comedy about a pregnancy test

THE 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.


Read other plays by playwright Carl Megill – Christmas in Cape Coral – a man finds out he is athe 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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Cost is $10 for this award winning play

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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

A Country Reunion – Comedy about Christmas

Christmas comedy script

A COUNTRY REUNION – COMEDY ABOUT CHRISTMAS

In this comedy about Christmas and family, Ma and Pa Hawkins, their children; Millie Ann, Billie Jean, Homer and Zeke, the nosy neighbour Miss Abby, Isaac (Billie’s husband), Amos (a cousin or somethin’ like that) and his fiancée Clyde (she ain’t
no man, honey) cousin Virgil, unc’ Jeb, cousin Zelda, aunt Allie, all gather for a true honky tonk, deep fried, southern belles and cowboys, Crooked Creek country Christmas.

It’s a family reunion to rival most when the Highlanders (Martin and Martha) enter the Hawkins’ household, with a detective no less, hell-bent on implicating the Hawkins’ in the crime of stolen Christmas trees, not to mention their prize hog.

But it ain’t just the trees that the Highlanders want… and it ain’t just the trees that the Hawkins might be hidin’. This
holiday, the Spirit of Christmas (and a leetle Moonshine) is workin’ overtime ya’ll!

There ain’t nothin’ like a (crooked) family Christmas!

Read another comedy (The Golden Years – comedy about an old age home) by John.

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about Christmas

Cast: 7F, 12M, one announcer. However,Virgil can be changed to a woman. Isaac and Billie Jean changed to twin girls. Digger can be a woman and change the language to fit. The detective could also be a woman that one of the boys take a liking too. Uncle Jeb can become a female cousin or aunt. Aunt Allie probably can be eliminated and Zelda take her lines. The Highlanders can be two old maids.

Ages of the actors: Adult.

Suitable for:  All ages.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: The Hawkin’s family home.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – accents.

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Copyright © May 2017 John Schall

Like this play? Other plays like it:

Something’s got to give – comedy about a suburban dysfunctional family
The Astounding works of Simon Trout – hilarious one act about a magical sprit who can change events to the way he likes.
Holiday Island – comedy about a bunch of typical British holiday makers

The Window – a one act about marriage

comedy play about marriage
THE WINDOW – A one act about marriage

In this one act about marriage, Howie and Sheila have been happily married for about two years and are the typical young upper middle class couple, who go to the gym, eat right and know what they want from life. What Howie wants is to to go the theater, but what Sheila wants, is to knock a big hole into the wall where a painting of Howie’s is, so that she can have a window there instead.

This turns into a domestic spat, which isn’t helped by the arrival of Sheila’s hick cousin, Geri (Jerry), a know it all relation who has come to stay with them.

Leonard has written about a dozen full length plays and somewhat more one act plays. Some have won prizes: full length plays “Laramie, Equal Rights” and “Clara” won awards at the Shoreline Readers Theater, 2009 and 2010, in Washington State. “Road Rage” and “Apartment 4G” won in the 2010-2011 “Ink to Boards” One-Act Play Competition at Wildfire Arts. Several plays have been produced locally in the Seattle, Washington and in New York are others have been read at writers’ workshops, and some at festivals.

The author will allow workshopping of the play, subject to the right of refusal and he must be notified through us of any suggested modifications two weeks in advance.

Author: Leonard Goodisman

Type: One act  play, one act about marriage

Genre: Comedy, drama-comedy

Length: Fifty to sixty minutes

Ages of actors: Two in late 20’s, one any age

Number of actors: Three, 3. Either 2M 1F or 2F 1M

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – it’s a character driven dry comedic piece

Set: Simple – an upmarket lounge or sitting room. The painting can be real or imagined.

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Cost is $5 for this play by award winning writer Leonard Goodisman

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Other plays by award winning writer Leonard Goodisman Read more about author Leonard Goodisman.

Like this one act about marriage?  Fancy something different? Check out these plays that focus on relationships.

Arcanum – a one act comedy about friends and love
What’s on your mind? A comedy of the absurd
Aldous remembers – a sweet romantic drama play
Taylor – a four act play about the loss of a spouse

Copyright July 2013 Leonard Goodisman and Off The Wall Play Publishers