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Nothing to Die for – Play about Murder and Revenge

PLAY ABOUT MURDER AND REVENGE

NOTHING TO DIE FOR – PLAY ABOUT MURDER AND REVENGE

Tom is a struggling and unsuccessful playwright, with obsessive compulsive disorder, a condition that both helps and hinders him in his quest to write the perfect play script. His wife, Carla, bored and frustrated by his constant obsessiveness, has started having an affair with Tom’s best friend, Brad and believes he knows nothing about it.

Tom invites Brad over for dinner to share his new brilliant idea. The lovers plan on stealing some time away for themselves, until Tom reveals his idea. To help Tom finish his story, Tom, Carla, Brad and their neighbour, Nancy, who is friendly with the couple agree to act out his play, which deals with infidelity and ends in the murder of the philandering couple. However, as the play goes on, the characters in real life who are also guilty of the same sin begin to realise that the lines between reality and fiction and slowly blurring in Tom’s mind and that they are in very real danger.

A play that will have the audience will be holding their collective breaths on the edge of their seats.

Author: Michael Miller

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Drama

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12

Length: 120 minutes – 2 hours

Set: In an immaculate modest house there is a dining area adjacent to the front room. The dining is RS and the front room is LS. The front room extends past the upstage wall of the dining area. Implied beyond the dining area’s upstage wall is the front porch. The front door opens from this unseen porch into the front room. In the left stage wall is the hallway opening. In the same wall, upstage of the hallway entry, is a narrow window. In the dining area is a small table and four chairs. A kitchen hatch sits against the upstage wall of this area.

In the right stage wall is a door. In the front room there is a small couch or love seat, with two comfortable chairs on either end of a small coffee table; other furnishings, a small end table, with a drawer, and lamp.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building tension to the end of the play

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Nothing to Die For

Copyright © May 2019 Michael Miller and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Human Rat Lab – Hit Comedy Script about an Unconventional Private Eye

hilarious hit comedy script

HUMAN RAT LAB – HIT COMEDY SCRIPT ABOUT AN UNCONVENTIONAL PRIVATE EYE

Extorting big business? Yes! Writing ‘them’ a damning blackmail letter? Of course!
Demanding hundreds of thousands from this ‘seedy’ corporation? Naturally, it should be easy. But that is not the case when Valerie Ann Bennett, head of said company, hires a
private detective to find the culprit before he brings her pharmaceutical empire down to its knees. Unconventional, unconvincing, and un- everything really, Charles Picket would not be
Ms. Bennett’s first choice for a P.I. were it not for the discretion he organically provides.
Throw in his cleaner, and a struggling stuttering actor as his associates and this case looks like it could very well implode in Ms. Bennett’s face. In fact it does indeed implode. But not
in a way she ever suspected in this hilarious hit comedy script.

Human Rat Lab has had a successful run and received rave reviews in France. This is a burlesque comedy in the lines of Lucille Ball and Jerry Lewis in their best days.

“You have a staggeringly good ear for dialogue. The words fairly crack along. And you have a good eye/mind for the “memorable scene” – I mean things like the marvellous Spanish nurse scene, and the crazy Viagra fuelled scene.” – Robert Jarman, Co-founder and director of Hobart’s highly successful Blue Cow Theatre and recipiendary of the Federation Medal for his services to Performing Arts in 2002.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Playmasters Theatre-workshop, PA, USA – 2018

Read about author Bruno Lacroix. Other comedies (Lofty Larceny – a two act comedic farce) by Bruno. Bruno Lacroix is a member of the playwright’s guild of Canada. 

HUMAN RAT LAB – HILARIOUS COMEDY SCRIPTS

Author: Bruno Lacroix

Type: Two-act comedy

Genre: Hilarious hit comedy script

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: 90 minutes long

Set: A private detective’s office. On the garden side (stage left), there is a door that opens into a kitchenette. The main entrance is in the middle. On the hallway side (stage right), there is a window, and a bathroom door.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character driven script

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $7.50 for this previously produced play with a successful run

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Human Rat Lab

Copyright © 2014 Bruno Lacroix

HRL-Canada 2015

HRL-Canada-201

HRL-France 2015

Like this play? Other crime scripts for you to enjoy:

Ralph – a one act funny whodunit
The Investigation – award winning drama whodunit
The mysterious death of Christine Wilde

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