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On how to Accommodate Marlo’s Frying Pan – one act for a cast of 5

one act for a cast of five


Marlo has a problem with her frying pan. She can’t get rid of it. Worse, she never knows what to do with it or why she has it or how she even got it. Every day, it’s the same old, same old, and she feels like everyone else makes fun of her for it—her so-called friends—with all their ideas that also never work out. They have their issues, too! In fact, everyone has something they have to deal with on a daily basis. And in Marlo’s case, it’s a frying pan in this one act for a cast of 5.

Poor Marlo. She’s frustrated. She’s mad. And she can’t tell anymore if she needs to find out the How or the Why.  All she can come up with is a lot of Maybes. Of course, maybe it’s never been about Why she is where she is, but about What she is while she’s there. (Right? Maybe). Sigh. Then again, maybe what matters is simply knowing that there’s safety in numbers—even if, and maybe especially if, those numbers are all…odd.


Curro Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa – 2019
Sulphur Springs High School, TX, USA – 2021
Devenport Repertory Theatre, Tasmania, Australia – 2021


Read about award winning writer T.K. Lee.


Curro Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa – 2019


Author: T.K. Lee

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy

Cast: One act for a cast of 5 characters,  Marlo and Seeda (F) and Riddy Pop, Boon and John (M)

Ages of the actors: Any age

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform.

Length: Forty minutes

Set: A room.  Though other things may be added for effect or staging, at director discretion, please make sure the following items are present on stage, at the beginning, as they’re referenced directly by the characters:
A hat rack
A trunk large enough to fit BOON
A potted plastic plant with coffee grounds
A large box, raised, (they all stand on it) – though it could be done with lighting

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – this play has a philosophical off the wall feel. Getting the feeling of the play right is important.

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Copyright © December 2018 T.K. Lee and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays with a similar feel:

A Puzzle for Two – a philosophical play
The Condition – one day in the loony bin
Taken to tusk – an off the wall comedy about believing in your elephant self

Scream – one act suspense thriller

one act thriller


The power is out as Mary Jones enters her kitchen early one morning to prepare breakfast.  She and her husband will discover from their neighbors that what looks like a meteor shower has not only knocked out all electricity but batteries as well as cars and all electrical items.

How long this blackout will last is one of many terrifying realizations as the neighbors try to go about the task of maintaining order (protecting the neighborhood) and taking care of daily necessities (how will they cook, how long before the freezer contents go bad, how extensive is this power disabling celestial occurrence, what about the children away at school, what about world peace).

Doug Jones, seeking that all elusive Pulitizer winning story realizes that this is a golden opportunity.

There is nothing normal about the next few hours as the neighbors try to plan ahead.  The women are quick to want to share what they have with the others on the street; the men cautious about survival.

Herb Smith, the self appointed policeman, envisions robbers from a nearby housing complex about to descend upon them.  As he readies his guns to secure his property as well as his neighbors, a young man who has escaped from a gang related incident in the housing complex is desperately seeking a place to hide.  Mary Smith, alone and frightened, is his victim.

The true traits of the neighbors (Mary, Doug, Sally and Herb) not only come to the fore in this crisis but determine who will survive and who will not.

SCREAM was a finalist in the Tennessee Williams One Act Play Competition in 2014.


University of Urbana, OH, USA – 2017

Read about best selling playwright Jean Blasiar. Other plays (Am I good – giggly one act comedy) by Jean.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Suspense thriller play script

Type: One act play

Cast: 3M 2F actors

Ages of the actors: Four middle aged to older and one teenage boy

Suitable for: PG 8

Length: 45-50 minutes

Set: Home of Mary and Doug Jones, specifically the kitchen/office.
Office is set up with a FAX, computer, monitor, wireless phone, (2) lap tops, a partner’s desk, chairs with knee holes facing each other
Kitchen is very modern, all electric: stove, ovens, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster. Small color TV on counter
Small round table and four chairs
Door stage left to rest of house
Door upstage center to driveway with window, top half
Window over sink looking out onto the driveway and house next door.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building up to the climax in this suspense thriller

Read a Sample of the Script

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Copyright © November 2015 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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