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Don’t Knock – a comedy thriller script

DON’T KNOCK – A COMEDY THRILLER SCRIPT

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In this cmedy thriller script, a group of friends get together to play their regular poker game. But one of the group of friends who lives in the same apartment block is mysteriously missing. The group is quite worried about him as he lost his wife recently and since then he seems to be suffering from a lot of anger and depression. They are naturally concerned that something may have happened to him, but they would never have imagined that at that very moment he was holding a burglar hostage in his apartment…

Don’t knock has been staged by The Franklin Players as part of their annual one act play festival, and by The Durban University of Technology in 2015.

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Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy thriller script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Number of actors: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to thirties

Suitable for: 16 up – strong language

Set: There are two sets – the living room of the apartment where the friends are gathered for poker and the living room of the other apartment. There is a broken lamp in the second apartment.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – combining comedy with thriller can be tricky!

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Copyright  April 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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The Basement – one act comedy thriller
Foulweather friend – a dark comedy about filling the seats at your show and bringing your audience back from the dead to do it

 

Two Many Witnesses – a courtroom drama script

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TWO MANY WITNESSES – A COURTROOM DRAMA SCRIPT IN ONE ACT

In this courtroom drama script,  Bernard Wells is dissatisfied with his life as Bistro owner, especially when a school friend of his, Alex Pole, decides to expand his café across the road into a restaurant. Wells asks if he could be his partner in this venture, but Pole tells him he has Frank Horner, a beverage supplier and a friend of his as a partner.

Wells decides to get rid of the opposition. He discovers his cousin’s (Arthur Wells) passport in his flat, where Arthur had mislaid it on his last visit. After witnessing a drunken argument between Horner and Pole, where Horner threatens Pole, Wells sees his chance.

Disguised as his cousin, he pays Alex Pole a visit and kills him; he arranges beforehand that Frank Horner is away at this time, delivering goods to a fictitious customer.

At the enquiry in this courtroom drama script, Bernard disguises himself as his cousin Arthur.  He bears false witness saying he saw Frank Horner leave the scene of the crime carrying the murder weapon. As Bernard Wells, he tells the court of enquiry that he saw Pole and Horner arguing inside Pole’s shop shortly before Pole was killed, therefore giving himself an alibi.

When Horner is arrested for the murder, he protests  his innocence.  To all intents and purposes, the case against him seems watertight, until a surprise witness appears…

Author: T. J. Edison

Genre:  Drama

Type: One act play

Length:  1 hour

Number of actors:  17 actors,  12 M, 5 F

Ages of actors:  Adult – twenties to fifties

Suitable for: All  ages

Set: Simple – two rooms – the main play takes place in the courtroom where there is a typical courtroom laid out with a judge at a table as well as tables for the defendants and prosecutors and chairs for the witnesses and spectators.  The second room is an ante room that can be anything from a simple passage to a room with a table and 2 chairs.

Level of difficulty:  6/10 – the play has a fairly steady pace throughout so maintaining audience focus is the main challenge.

This courtoom drama script is written as a full length one act play, but can easily be converted into a short two act play with an interval.

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Copyright November 2012 T.J. Edison and Off The  Wall  Play Publishers