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What’s on your mind? A comedy of the absurd

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WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND – a comedy of the absurd

 

Seven zany characters converge on the living room of an ordinary middle class house. All the characters are written as humorous  over the top caricatures of normal people.  Throughout the play, the fact that many of the characters have been “at” the local Sanitorium, “Sidcup” is mentioned.

The play begins when a young man, Joseph, brings a rumpled middle aged man, Ethelbert to his home, where both his parents and wife, Lanny, a professional wrestler live. Both Joseph and Ethelbert have been “at” Sidcup.  From the start, it is obvious that Ethelbert does not want to be there. All  Ethelbert wants to do is to go back to Sidcup to find his missing shoes.  Ethelbert is then thoroughly alarmed to find that Joseph’s wife, thinks that Ethelbert is her previous husband, “Bertie. ”  Joseph’s parents, Maxine and Elmer also appear to be completely mad and alarm Ethelbert further.

When a young couple, Theo and Ruthie arrive at the house, it adds confusion to the mayhem.   Theo grew up in the house and wants to show it to Ruthie.   Little does he know that his  mother, Maxine still lives there with her new husband, Elmer.

This play won the Eastern Illinois University New Play Competition last year (under the former title ‘THE ROAD TO SIDCUP’) and was subsequently performed as a staged reading at Eastern.

Author:  George Freek

Type:  One Act Play in Two Scenes

Genre :  Comedy of the Absurd

Length:  50 minutes approximately

Number of Actors: Seven (7 actors) 4M, 3F, four men and three women

Ages of actors:  Three, young (20s-30s), three middle aged (40s) and one older gentleman(60s)

Suitable for: All  ages

Set:  A living room: a door in the rear, beside it is a small stand with a plant on it. On the left is a small dining table and to the left a sofa and a couple of chair. There are doorways right and left. A trashcan is center stage down.

Level of  Difficulty:  7/10. This comedy is both physical and verbal – both equally important.

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Cost is $10.25 for this digital play script

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Copyright  January  2013 George Freek Off The Wall Plays

Like this play?  Other zany comedies we stock:

Am I good? Comedy where a bit of exposed bottom goes a long way
Love in the time of Tourette’s – comedy for 4 people
Don’t bank on it – one act comedy about what really goes on in banking!

Luke Warm – a bizarre one act “superhero beats villain” comedy script

superhero comedy script

LUKE WARM – SUPERHERO COMEDY SCRIPT

WARNING: MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS

In this superhero comedy script,  Luke Warm (Crime Fighting Machine) and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Mike
Alpha November), have been tasked with thwarting the diabolical villain Canto Knees, and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Vanilla Sheik), before they destroy the southern hemisphere with a giant laser cannon. They are assisted by Little Miss Buffet
(Private Dick), a black sidekick housekeeper (Mavis), and an Extra. Featuring Russians, cuckoo clocks and a speech impediment, Luke Warm will make your nose bleed in this superhero comedy script.

Author:Brett Baxter

Characters: 2M, 2F, 2N, 1 extra

Genre: Superhero comedy script

Length: 25 Minutes

Ages of Performers: Twenties Up

Suitable For: PG advised – contains some offensive content

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – getting stereotyping correct

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Price: $6.50 for this digital play script

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Copyright August 2011  Brett Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Ralph – a funny film noir play

comedy maskfilm noir playRALPH – A FUNNY FILM NOIR PLAY

 

Meet Ralph Spade, trying to make a living as a Private Eye  in his cheap downtown office. When Sam Malone comes to Ralph, to investigate the disappearance of  his girlfriend, Ralph takes the case.  Ralph, the detective is a colourful character whose brain is a sharp as a knife, but has also been muddled by years of alcohol. When it turns out that the parrot is also dead in this tongue in cheek film noir play, things take a bizarre twist in this off the wall Monty Python meets Film Noir style comedy.

Performance History:

Franklin and Friends festival of one act plays – 2010
Pleasant Valley High School – 2015

Author: Dewan Demmer

Cast: Cast Two M

Genre: Film Noir + Comedy + Crime

Difficulty: 6/10 (Achieving the Film Noir Feel)

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Ages of Performers: Teen and Adult

Length: 20 minutes

Set: Simple –  the crummy downtown office of a private eye with a untidy desk with drawers and a coat rack. There is a chair for a client to sit on and a telephone on the desk.

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Cost is $9 for this previously staged digital script.

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Copyright © September 2010 Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Parlor City Noir – classic film noir whodunit