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Sock Hops, Recorders, and Owl Pellets: Tips on Surviving the 4th Grade – children’s comedy SCRIPT

children's comedy script

SOCK HOPS, RECORDERS AND OWL PELLETS: TIPS ON SURVIVING THE 4TH GRADE – CHILDREN’S COMEDY SCRIPT

You know what? Adults are always saying how hard life is with jobs and kids and shopping and cooking and cleaning. But do you know how hard it is to be me? To be a 4th grader? I have tons of responsibilities. I have homework. I have to play the recorder in music class. I have to learn about the body. I have to manage 4 different girlfriends! Wait what day is it today? Tuesday…I have to manage 3 different girlfriends! Oh no…I have a spelling test today.
Poop! Anyway, you get the point. Us 4th graders are much busier than adults!

Tyler is a 4th grader struggling with all your typical 4th grade problems: homework, spelling tests, and of course – girls. From gym class, to music class, and everything in between, Tyler and his friends share their essential tips on surviving 4th grade in this children’s comedy script.

PRODUCTION NOTE: The play has been staged using older teen actors. Part of the charm and humour about the production was that the older actors were playing younger kids. As it is a wordy piece it would also suit teenagers.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Previously produced at the Rarig Center Arena Stage in Minneapolis, MN and at Storybook Land Theatre in Aberdeen, SD.

Read other comedies by Chris Cartwright – Awaiting Patients – a comedy set in a doctor’s waiting room

Author: Christopher Cartwright

Type: One act play

Genre: Play for primary school, Children’s comedy script

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: 4th graders – approximately 9 to 10 years old

Suitable for: Children to act in and all ages to watch

Length: Forty five minutes

Set: There is no specific set written into the script so it could be as simple as a blank stage, to a classroom, to a playground with wall art

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Wordy. The main characters should be able to have a good memory for words and excellent delivery

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any Queries about Sock Hops, recorders and Owl pellets

Copyright © June 2019 Christopher Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for nine year olds and elementary school children that you may enjoy:

Molly and the magic phone – musical for children
Puppet show – short play for a small cast of children
The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – play about being different from the other kids

Barfly – ten minute romantic comedy script

ten minute romantic comedy

BARFLY – TEN MINUTE ROMANTIC COMEDY SCRIPT

Patrick has invited a girl he met online out for a date to his local bar. Although he’s never seen her, he felt that they clicked online and tonight’s the night they meet in person. So when she doesn’t show up and is now ten minutes late, he gets talking to another girl, who promptly whips him at his favorite arcade game in the pub. But where is Patrick’s mystery date in this ten minute romantic comedy script?

Read other plays by playwright Chris Cartwright – The Best selling, ‘Awaiting Patients’ – a comedy about waiting in the doctor’s room for a patient who never arrives.

Author: Chris Cartwright

Type: Ten minute plays, short one act plays

Genre: Ten minute romantic comedy script

Cast: 2M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult – late twenties up

Suitable for: Adults to perform but whole family can watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The counter at a bar/pub with bar stools and a bar tender pouring drinks

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short, fun easy script – character parts

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital script

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Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Barfly

Copyright © January 2019 Chris Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about blind dates:

Waiting – a blind date in a library goes wrong. And then right
Static – short monologue by a girl who hates exercise set up with a persona trainer on a blind date
A Blind date – short American comedy about two misfits who try go on a blind date