Tag Archives: plays by author playwright Jeff Carlson

Welcome to Playwit – play for ten primary school Children

play for ten children

WELCOME TO PLAYWIT – PLAY FOR TEN CHILDREN IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Izzy is an 11 year old that wants to grow up too fast. “Today,” she says, “Is the day she gets rid of her soft toys and stops being a child.” Her father, Pat, a toy inventor, has just made a breakthrough with his line of toys only to be rejected for production. Her father bestows upon her one of the prototype Teddy Bears and she quickly discards it, but that is just when the magic begins in this play for ten children in primary school.

Izzy is woken by the Teddy Bear, named Bobert, and whisked off on her jet powered bed on an adventure involving Sky Pirates, a mysterious island, crazy inhabitants, and more. Will Izzy ever make it home? Will the Pirates discover Bobert’s secret?

Read other plays by Jeff Carlson – Crooked Hand – a funny whodunit script

Author: Jeff Carlson

Type: Three act play

Genre: Children’s adventure, play for ten children in primary school

Cast: 3F, 3F, 4N

Ages of the actors: Children up. Written for older children aged around 10-11 years

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: 90-100 minutes

Set: In act 1 and 3, the scene is a typical pink girl’s bedroom complete with bed and soft toys. In act 2, the scene is the mysterious island itself.

Read a Sample of the Script


Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Welcome to Playwit

Copyright © May 2019 Jeff Carlson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

A fairly Tall Adventure – Adventure play for kids in which a magical board game takes them on a wild adventure
Dr George’s magnificent zeppelin – kid’s adventure set in a magical zeppelin
To be a tree – children’s play about the environment

Crooked Hand: Game of Cups – comical whodunit

CROOKED HAND: GAME OF CUPS – COMICAL WHODUNIT

The year is 1939. After a solid year building a name for himself as a detective, Phil Lebowski comes across a piece of evidence that will lead him to “the one that got away.” Hot on the trail, Phil gets wrapped up in a job with his ex-friend on security detail of a priceless jewel. Suddenly, they are caught in a madcap situation full of gangsters, thieves, and murder! Can Phil find the killer, retrieve a giant ruby, and wrangle all the crazy suspects before he “sleeps with the fishes” in this comical whodunit.

Crooked Hand: Game of Cups is the sequel to Crooked Hand,  also by American playwright Jeff Carlson.

Author: Jeff Carlson and Zach Triplett

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comical whodunit, crime, film noir

Cast: 6M, 3F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult. No ages specified

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

Length: 100 minutes

Set: Detective’s office, conference hall, a radio show live from a prison which can be invisible or seen at the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – cutting back and forth between the radio show and actual events happening live on stage

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $5.50 for this digital script

Don’t have Paypal? Pay with a credit or debit card

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Crooked Hand: Game of Cups

Copyright © January 2019 Jeff Carlson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits you may enjoy:

All in the past – murder mystery set in 1930’s Shanghai
Merriweather’s Murderous weekend – a murder weekend goes deadly wrong
Parlor City Noir – gritty film noir whodunit

Crooked Hand – funny film noir whodunit script

film noir whodunit

CROOKED HAND – FILM NOIR WHODUNIT COMEDY SCRIPT

It’s 1938. Hot shot Detective John Samuels just wants a break after a busy week of catching criminals. When his down-on-his-luck friend Phil stops by to ask for a loan, John hatches a scheme to have Phil stand in for him at his next “easy” job. The so called job is as mediator for a merger between two feuding casino owners, but when one of the owners winds up “pushing up daisies” it is up to the absent minded Phil to crack the case in this funny film noir whodunit script.

This hilarious mystery-comedy is set at the Peppermint Pad Casino, in an unnamed city. “A Crooked Hand” was produced in October of 2009 by the Gaslight Theater Players in Georgetown, Ohio USA. It is a full length period comedy that pokes fun at Detective Stories.

Read other plays by Jeff Carlson and co write Zach Triplett – Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure

Author: Jeff Carlson

Type: Three act play

Genre: Comedy, crime, film noir whodunit script

Cast: 7M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult characters

Suitable for: Teens up to play and watch

Length: 90 minutes

Set: The time is 1938. This hilarious mystery-comedy is set at the Peppermint Pad Casino, in an unnamed city, though the first section takes place around the office of a private detective in the same city.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – incorporating comedy and a period feel in a full length play

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital play script

Don’t have Paypal? Pay with a credit or debit card

Contact Off the Wall plays with any queries about Crooked Hand

Copyright © September 2018 Jeff Carlson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny whodunits and film noir crime scripts:

He’s behind you! A comedy, whodunit and pantomime rolled into one
Murder and other fun things – comedy whodunit
The Duck of the Baskervilles – punful Sherlock Holmes spoof