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The Basement – One act comedy thriller

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Carol and Mark have a problem. Besides the fact that Mark has cheated on Carol, Carol is a raging alcoholic, Mark is wanted by the police, and they now have an even bigger problem – the body in the basement. It’s been about a week and the body is starting to smell. But will they get rid of the body before anyone finds out? A one act comedy thriller for three adults.

Performance History:

Edinboro University’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts – 2015

Read more about award winning author Ashley Nader. Other adult plays by Ashley Nader.

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Thriller with funny lines

Type: One act play

Length: Twenty minutes

Number of actors: Three, 2M, 1F

Ages of actors: Adult, two middle aged, one slightly younger but can be varied

Suitable for: Adults only – graphic language

Set: The living room of an upmarket house

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – easy lines but creating tension and bringing it to a climax makes for an interesting piece.

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Copyright January 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like thrillers? Read some of our other thrillers:

You do love me, don’t you? A funny but scary psycho thriller in one act
The price of a Ghost – a ghost story in two acts
Abstinence only – a one act psychological thriller about two trysting students who get held hostage in their apartment


The Wingman – a ten minute comedy script


In this fast paced ten minute comedy script, Walt Henry takes out young and shy Paul Jameson to a local nightclub, supposedly to woo and groom him for a big new position in Walt’s new company.  He makes young Paul his ‘Wingman’ for the night and hints at Paul retaining this coveted position in the future as well.  Walt Henry talks the talk and walks the walk and seems cocky and confident.  But is Walt really who he seems to be?


Eastlake High School Drama, FL, USA – 2017
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art, Australia – 2017

Author: Brian Mitchell

Genre: Comedy, dry comedy

Type: One 1 act play

Length: Ten minute comedy script

Number of actors: Three 3, 2M, 1F, two men one woman

Ages of actors:  20’s-30’s  aged twenty to late thirties

Level of Difficulty:  6/10 – simple script, funny lines, easy set

Set: Can be an empty stage or anything that would give the illusion of a nightclub or bar

The author will allow workshopping of this script. Read more about playwright Brian Mitchell.

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Copyright June 2013 Brian Mitchell Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this script? Want something different? See these other short comedy scripts in our selection:

A blind date – a best selling short one act comedy about two misfits trying to get together
Bob – a 5 minute comedy skit about a play audition
Road rage – a tongue in cheek short comedy
Guy meets Girl – a one man comedy about the thoughts in a typical guy’s head