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Don’t Knock – a comedy thriller script

DON’T KNOCK – A COMEDY THRILLER SCRIPT

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In this comedy thriller script, a group of friends get together to play their regular poker game. But one of the group of friends who lives in the same apartment block is mysteriously missing. The group is quite worried about him as he lost his wife recently and since then he seems to be suffering from a lot of anger and depression. They are naturally concerned that something may have happened to him, but they would never have imagined that at that very moment he was holding a burglar hostage in his apartment…

Don’t knock has been staged by The Franklin Players as part of their annual one act play festival, and by The Durban University of Technology in 2015.

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Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy thriller script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Number of actors: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to thirties

Suitable for: 16 up – strong language

Set: There are two sets – the living room of the apartment where the friends are gathered for poker and the living room of the other apartment. There is a broken lamp in the second apartment.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – combining comedy with thriller can be tricky!

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Cost is $8 for this previously staged digital script

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Copyright  April 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? See some of our other dark comedies and comedy thrillers?

You do love me, don’t you? A comedy thriller about bringing that ‘nice’ boy home for the first time
The Basement – one act comedy thriller
Foulweather friend – a dark comedy about filling the seats at your show and bringing your audience back from the dead to do it

 

The Basement – One act comedy thriller

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THE BASEMENT – ONE ACT COMEDY THRILLER

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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Cost is $9.00 for this digital script from an award winning author

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any questions about The Basement

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

 

My Middle Name is Angry – an award winning comedy script in one act

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MY MIDDLE NAME IS ANGRY – AN AWARD WINNING COMEDY SCRIPT

In this award winning comedy script, Alice and Janet, two sisters are thrown together to share an apartment. They are very different. Through out their lives they have shared similar struggles and day to day issues (work, love, parents, death etc). Yet each one shows it in a different way. Alice tries to help Janet with her anger and frustrations ending in hilarious outcomes that make Janet question her soul and who she is.

Awards:

My middle name is angry won Best play and best supporting actress at the Franklin and Friends festival in 2012. 

Performance History:

Franklin and Friends Festival, Roosevelt Park – 2012
Edinboro University’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts – 2015
Rushen Players – Isle of Man – 2016

Read more about playwright Ashley Nader.  Other plays by Ashley Nader

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy, Award winning comedy script

Type: One act (1 act) Play

Characters: 2 F

Ages of actors: Twenties Up

Length: 20 Minutes

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving the humor in the lines

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Price is $11 for this digital play script

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Copyright Jan 2012 Ashley Nader Off The Wall Play Publishers

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A Blind date – short one act comedy scripts
But I’m French – award winning ten minute comedy scripts
Church of Satan – religious satire scripts