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In the drink – one act plays 1M 1F

one act comedy play for 1M 1F


A melodramatic comedy about the founder of a new brand of cherry cola  and his not so charming wife who are living the life of the rich and famous. This, despite the fact that their new cherry cola has caused a public stir by setting the tongues of people who drink it on fire. But…. in doing that it has brought in a lot of new business for the local dentists and doctors.  The investors are therefore very happy, so they are too.  So they’ll carry on drinking their absinthe and gin. Just not their cola.

In the Drink was originally performed at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s 24/7 Play Festival.


Oregon State University, OR, USA – 2018

Read more about playwright Timothy Starnes.  Other off beat comedies by Timothy Starnes.

A dedication to the original cast: ‘As Lord Cynhardt would say, you can put anything into a drink. Peppermint, butterscotch extract, cigarette ashes, tears of orphans, brown sugar, medical waste and even bits of your enemies. However, you cannot simply mix in any and everything for a theatrical production that won’t get you run out of town. This script is dedicated to the original Lord and Lady Cynhardt, Hoke Pittman and Piper Parks, along with director Ryan Fay, who all worked tirelessly in a timespan of not long enough to host and clean up a dinner party in order to shape the version you see today.’

Author: Timothy Starnes

Genre: Comedy, melodrama

Type: One act plays 1M 1F

Number of actors: Two 1M 1F

Ages of the actors:  30’s up

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Living room of an upmarket home.

Level of difficulty:  8/10 – achieving the melodramatic tones without going overboard.

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Royalty information for In the Drink

© August 2014 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies for two actors:

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But I’m French – one act comedy for two actors
Insurance on the line – ten minute satires

The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde – short whodunits

short whodunits

short whodunnits


In “The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde,” Lynn, an actress in her fifties, visits the home of Caryl, a current and famous star of the stage. They get to talking and the mysterious death of young Christine Wilde, when they were all young and in the theatre together many years ago, comes up. Who did kill Christine? And why would they do it?

This play is a nice period piece for two older and two younger women with a small male part. It was staged as part of the Franklin Players Festival in 2011.  Read more about playwright Lianne Gill.


It was staged as part of the Franklin Players Festival – 2011
St. Mary’s Welling Players, London, UK – 2018
The Barn Theatre Club, Kent, UK – 2020

Author: Lianne Gill

Characters: 5 (4F/1M)

Genre: Drama, short whodunits, One Act Play

Type: One Act Play

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 2F middle aged, 2F young 20″s, 1M young 20’s-30s

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Copyright December 2011 Lianne Gill Off The Wall Play Publishers