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Try Psychology – melodramatic comedy in two acts

melodramatic comedy in two acts


It’s The “Castle’ Inn, a once elegant inn in a rustic setting, now a room and board establishment presided over by the buxom Margery and now unfortunately, badly in debt.

Margery’s famous cooking is doing its part in keeping the paying clientele away, and today, only one guest is reluctantly eating his way through the aforementioned cooking. He’s called Stanley and he’s got his fingers in more than one pie. He was previously engaged to the Maid at “The Castle Inn,” Lola, who has unceremoniously dumped him for his many flirtations, which include an aspiring actress, Rhoda, who he promised to put on stage (but now he unfortunately can’t because he has run out of money) and the buxom Margery (without her knowledge he has purchased the Castle Inn – hence his lack of money).

Margery and Percy’s marriage is on the rocks, as he has tolerated her cooking long enough. Today Percy’s leaving her to run his hot-dog stand in peace.

Author:  George Freek

Genre: Melodramatic comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Seven actors, 4M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult  – Twenties to Fifties

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ninety minutes

Set:  The All-purpose room of ‘The Castle’ Inn. At the right is a dining table and
door to the kitchen. An entrance door is center, rear. At left, down, is a piano
up from it doors, presumably to rooms. There is a sofa by the piano.

Level of Difficulty:  8/10 – achieving the mix of melodrama, dry wit and slapstick that is this lovely piece, er, without going overboard.

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© September 2014 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act comedies:

Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure script
Clown car – a whodunit play script
Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce script

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Waiting – two hander one act plays


two hander one act plays

A short snappy comedy set in the queue where two people, a slightly nerdy guy and a prim, but ordinary woman are waiting to go to the toilet in a crowded shopping mall. Why do woman take so long to go to the loo? What are they really doing inside the cubicles? A dry comedy that takes the battle of the sexes to infinity and beyond.

Performance History

Waiting – a two hander one act comedy was staged by the Crouch End Players as part of the annual Crouch End arts festival in North London in June 2014.

Flagler University – 2016

Read more about award winning playwright Claire Linda Demmer. Other plays by Claire Linda Demmer.

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Genre: Comedy

Type: Two hander one act plays

Length: Twenty-Twenty five minutes, 20-25 mins

Number of actors: Two, 1M 1F any age

Suitable for: PG 10 – mild language

Set: Simple – can be a black box set, possibly with a toilet sign

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – not allowing the play to become static as it is simply a conversation between two people in a queue.

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Copyright May 2014 Claire Demmer and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two hander one act plays we have in stock for you to enjoy:

A Blind Date – short one act comedy
Naked – romantic comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating
Two cats. No dogs – comedy about meeting that special someone for the first time

I should tell you – a comedy in two acts

comedy in two acts



In this hilarious comedy in two acts, Trent Steele, a millionaire, is looking to buy the Grand Palace Massage Parlor with the intention of leveling the whole historic block that its on so he can put up one of his state-of-the-art skyscrapers.  Well, Trent likes to deal only in cash which opens up an opportunity for Cory, a petty con artist, and Kaelan, his scheming bookie, to make some money.  Cory poses as Trent when arriving at the Grand Palace to get Penny, the manager, and Lupe, the head masseuse, out of the way.  Once this is accomplished Cory poses as the owner of the parlor when the real Trent arrives in order to get his hands on the cash.  Things go awry when a nosey reporter obsessed with Trent shows up and figures out the scam when Cory tries to pass himself off as the man that she is determined to get her big story on.  Trent’s dumb body guard and wife also tag along on this business further complicating matters.  The one thing no one counted on was Trent pulling out a gun and going slightly crazy once his briefcase full of cash disappears.  Hijinks and slap stick comedy ensue as everyone tries to get their hands on the money.

This show was produced and performed at the Fontana Community Players Theater in Fontana, California in 2007.

Mike Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years. He has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001 and his show “Jack Masterson & The Case of Absurdity” was nominated for the same category the following year. Missing the Mark is our best selling play written by Mike

Author: Mike Maxwell

Type: 2 two act play comedy

Genre: Comedy, farce, slapstick

Length: Approximately 60 sixty minutes

Cast: The cast size is 8 (3F/4M/1M/F)

Ages of actors: Adult young to middle aged

Suitable for: PG 13 – the play is set in a massage parlour. There are innuendos but nothing  graphic said or done in the play

Set:  The front room of the Grand Palace Massage Parlor. The entrance is a door located stage left with a window next to it. On the stage right wall is an open doorway leading to the back rooms of the massage parlor. There is a window on the stage right side of the upstage wall. There is a couch center stage with a small end table on either side. Other room furnishings are up to the director.

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