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A Mayor for Dixie – comedy about running for mayor

comedy about running for mayor


Mr Pope will do just about anything to become Mayor of Dixie. And why not? He’s always had plenty of money, so a large expensive campaign will do the trick. He’s also always gotten exactly what he wants from life and this time, it’s his opponent’s wife, who is feeding him covert information, as well as, um…other things. The thing is, although he has a sixty percent majority, he can’t help being just a teeny bit concerned that his opponent, Mr Crance may just beat him, by being just the bleeding hearted sucker that the public loves in this one act comedy about running for mayor.

He has just a bit of scandal about the very same Mr Crance, which just might tip the odds in his favour…

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Author: Landen Swain

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, political comedy about running for mayor

Cast: Cast of ten. 5M, 5F.

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty minutes

Set: Two candidate campaign offices, separated by a wall, on the right is CRANCE’s office, on left is POPE’s. CRANCE’s office has a big desk with two chairs on the opposite side of the desk, the desk has several family photos, a mini American flag, an intercom system, and a phone. CRANCE has a coat rack against the back wall. A door is on the wall upstage, opposite his desk against the wall S.L. is a couch. A big campaign poster with CRANCE’s face in red, white, and blue, with words in all caps reading “The best chance is with Crance, Vote For Crance” is hanging on the wall S.L. of the door. POPE’s office has the same things in it, except he does not have campaign posters up around the office. Against the wall behind POPE’s desk is a mini bar with a mirror above it. Opposite POPE’s desk is a couch, above the couch is a window which can be opened easily. The directions are a suggestion and the set can be modified to fit the needs of the producers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – set as it is split in two, one should ensure visibility to all audience members. The directions are a suggestion and the set can be modified to fit the needs of the producers.

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