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Death of a Gerbil – a one act dark comedy about being dead, by accident

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DEATH OF A GERBIL – A ONE ACT DARK COMEDY

Meet Darren. He is an ordinary fellow, with an ordinary job, in an ordinary office, in an ordinary building. He is also dead. He does not know that he is dead……yet. Or that Heaven has lost his paperwork.  Or why he got hit by a Double Decker bus.  He is about to find out that once you’re dead, things can only go down from there….

Death of a Gerbil, a dark comedy won Best original  script at the 2009 Franklin and Friends festival of one act plays.

It also won the Best Individual Performance trophy at Wilmslow Guild Festival, in the United Kingdom in 2015.

Production History

Franklin and Friends Festival – 2009
Wilmslow Guild Festival, United Kingdom – 2015
Flagler College, Florida, USA – 2016
Oberlin High School, Ohio, USA – 2016
Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa – 2017
Manjimup Repertory Club, WA, Australia – 2017
Gros Morne Academy, Newfoundland, Canada – 2018
North Hawaii Players – Hawaii, USA – 2018
Esperance Theatre Guild, WA, Australia – 2018
University of Pretoria Department of UP Arts, Pretoria, South Africa – 2018
Torch Players, Limerick, Ireland – 2018

It is also one of our Best Sellers. 

Author: Dewan Demmer

Cast: Two leads – one M, one F

One Supporting M

One Minor M/F role

Genre:  Dark Comedy

Type: One act play

Difficulty Rating: 7/10 (Farce and timing)

Suitable for: Age 16 and above (mild language and religious references)

Ages of Performers: Early twenties to old age

Length: Thirty Minutes

Read a sample of the Script




Cost $11 for this Award Winning Play!

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Stirred, not Shaken – a dark comedy about fiances, dead bodies and martini’s

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STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN – DARK COMEDY ONE ACT PLAYS

James Band brings his new fiance home to meet his parents for the very first time. James is desperate to make a good impression on the very conservatively reared Mary.  Unfortunately, the dead body in the kitchen rather complicates matters…. A prizewinning dark comedy about getting rid of dead bodies, kidnapping and martini’s!

‘Stirred, not Shaken’ won best play, best original script, best director as well as best actress, best newcomer and best cameo in the 2010 Franklin Players Festival of One Act Plays. Read more about Claire Demmer and other dark comedy one act plays.

Other Production History

Kirkwood High School, MO, USA – 2017
Highlands High School, KY, USA – 2017
Omaha Northwest High School, NE, USA – 2017
Masq Kids, Irvine, CA, USA – 2017
Infinite Imagination, AB, Canada – 2017
Waynesville High School, MO, USA – 2017

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Cast: 3M, 2F

Genre: Dark Comedy + Farce

Ages of Performers: Mid twenties and up

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – the main body of the play is set in the living room of an ordinary house. A sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table and a bar with bottles and glasses are all that is needed. Easy and inexpensive to put on.  A small staircase to ‘lead upstairs’ in optional.

Length of Play: 33 minutesLevel of Difficulty: 7/10 (Pacing with farce aspects)

View a sample of the script




Cost $11 for this Award Winning Play

 Contact us with any queries about stirred, not shaken

Copyright September 2010 Off the Wall Plays

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