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Running of the aaah! comedy about how to sabotage the running of the bulls


Every year, the famed festival of San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain culminates in the running of the bulls, and every year, hundreds of animal rights activists show up to boycott the event out of protest. Running of the—AAAH!, a new bovine comedy by Mark Aloysius Kenneally, tells a fictional alternate history of the week leading up to the first American version of the event and the catastrophic chaos that ensues when one of the most vocal opponents turns out to actually be one of the bulls slated to run.

It’s a fact that the average human is cleverer than the average bovine; hence the existence of Steak Tartare. But just once in while, a group of exceptional bovines come out of the paddock. And saves the day. The bulls are revolting, the humans are scheming – but who will get the last moo in this comedy about how to sabotage the running of the bulls?

Read other similar comedies – Moose tracks – a dark comedy by American playwright Mark Kenneally

Author: Mark Kenneally

Genre: Comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Bovines: 3 bulls and 2 cows. Humans: 1M, 2F

Ages of the actors: All adult, twenties up

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

Length: 120 minutes (2 hours)

Set: The stage is divided in two halves: Bullpen and Open Pasture. A divider is between them such that one side cannot see the other. Both sides have fencing upstage and downstage, but not on the wings.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – humans playing animal characters

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Copyright © May 2019 Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar Moo you may enjoy:

Hossback – an off the wall cowboy comedy. With Hosses
There was a great BIG moose – Horror satire
Thirty deep – a dark comedy-drama about a failing Taxidemist

Mascot Masquerade – a whodunit comedy play

whodunit comedy play


In this whodunit comedy play, five theme park mascots arrive, (in costume, of course), as the guests of honor at a special dinner party hosted by an eccentric billionaire and his proud but temperamental butler. In order to share in the million dollar prize for attending this party, the theme party mascots must confess to their child-cruelty sins and beg forgiveness. However that becomes a moot point right after they “accidentally” kill their eccentric billionaire host. In Mascot Masquerade, a unique comedic whodunit by Mark aloysius Kenneally, secrets are revealed but complications arise and things immediately go from bad to terribly worse. Just because they’re mascots, doesn’t mean they’re always nice. Is there a motive underneath one of those masks?

This play is an homage and a tribute, not only to the wonderful murder mystery plays of Agatha Christie and other writers of that ilk, but to other classic spoofs on the genre, e.g. the movies Murder by Death and Clue. It should be staged with that in mind.

MASCOT MASQUERADE got an Honorable Mention in the McLaren Memorial Comedy Play Writing Competition in 2015.

Read about playwright Mark Kenneally. Other comedies (Moose tracks – a dark comedy about family and murder) by Mark.

Author: Mark aloysius Kenneally

Genre: Whodunit comedy play

Length: Two – two and a half hours

Cast: Cast of seven: 4M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult – one of the characters is an elderly man.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: This play was written with stage directions that indicate a two level set with an upstairs, downstairs and spiral staircase, however, these are not an integral part of the story and therefore a single level set can be used. The only real things necessary for this play are lots of doors for entrances and exits offstage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving the feel of the murder mystery genre yet conveying the comedy overlying it

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Copyright © July 2016 Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits for you to enjoy:

Murder and Other Fun Things – whodunit play script
Guilty party – whodunit three act farce
All in the past – a murder mystery set in 1930’s Shanghai

Moose tracks – a dark comedy script

dark comedy script


Skyler Pressman is bringing her new boyfriend Johnny to meet her grandparents, who raised her like a daughter. The only thing Skyler forgot to mention to Johnny was that he is actually “Boyfriend #9” and that the other eight ex-boyfriends disappeared under mysterious circumstances just after meeting Skyler’s overly-protective grandfather Harvey, the retired dentist and outdoor enthusiast/hunter. Can Johnny win the approval of Harvey before the night is over or will his head end up as just another trophy on the wall, right next to a peculiar moose? Find out in Moose Tracks, the new comedy adventure by Mark Aloysius Kenneally.

Moose tracks received an honorable mention in the 2015 McLaren Memorial Comedy Play Writing Competition.

Moose Tracks was recently performed by the Rosetown Community Theatre. See production pics and read a little more about the production.


George Westinghouse College Prep, IL, USA – 2018
Cisco College, TX, USA – 2021

Read about playwright Mark Kenneally. Other plays (Ribbit – a comedy about a teenage girl looking for a real life prince) by Mark.

Author: Mark Keneally

Genre: Dark comedy script

Type: Two act dark comedy

Length: 120 minutes (Two hours)

Cast: 3F 2M and a moose

Ages of the actors: Three older actors, two in their twenties and the voice of the moose

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Three room set: a dining room stage right, a living room next to it center stage and an office next to that stage left in a lavish, overly-ritzy, yet extremely old-fashioned mansion. A car is also needed, but can be imagined.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – fun play with nice characters

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Copyright © April 2016 Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Other full length dark and zany comedies on Off The Wall Plays:

Death’s no laughing matter – comedy about an actress who strikes a bargain with death
Pirate appreciation day – comedy script about moderrn day pirrates. Arrgh!
The Heirs – British comedy script about a dead old gal and her will that spites everybody

Hot air – full length romantic comedy scripts

romantic comedy scripts


Megan and Harry are a newly married couple with one small problem. Harry is a thrill seeker and Megan is not. In order to save their marriage, Harry agrees to give up his daredevil lifestyle if Megan does one dangerous act. Megan complies and the couple embarks on the adventure of their lives. But complications arise and truths and secrets are revealed as the couple find themselves floating high above the ground and hanging on for dear life.

HOT AIR first received a staged reading at The Players Theatre in Sarasota, Florida in July, 2014.


Dark Blue Daisies Theatre Group, UT, USA – 2018

Author: Mark aloysius Kenneally

Genre: Romantic comedy scripts

Type: Full length two-act play

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 1M 1F mid to late twenties and 1M 70’s and 1F 50’s-60’s

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two and a half hours

Set: A living room and a hot air balloon.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – technical with hot air balloon

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Copyright ©Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic comedies we stock:

A Blind date – one act romantic comedy about two misfits going on a blind date
Dinner at Dario’s – short romantic gay comedy
Ad Hoc – three act romantic comedy set in an ad agency

Ribbit – award winning comedy scripts

award winning comedy scripts


Like a lot of little girls, Jules Peters is all about princesses and fairy tales. Dreaming that one day she will find her very own Prince Charming, Jules starts kissing some frogs. One slight problem… Jules is not a little girl anymore… she’s seventeen. Even though Jules doesn’t see anything wrong with these frog make-out sessions, her grandmother’s about to snap. She brings Jules to a psychiatrist for help, but he’s got his own quirks, as does a mysterious seventeen-year-old boy who enters the picture. Can this amphibian amour be cured? More importantly, should it be? And why did Jules wait so long to finally start acting like a kid? Does it have anything to do with the complex Digital Age in which we live in? In Ribbit, a new award winning comedy script by Mark aloysius Kenneally, war is waged between fantasy and reality… pick a side.

Read about playwright Mark Kenneally. Other comedy plays by Mark.

Author: Mark Aloysius Kenneally

Type: Two-act play script, award winning comedy scripts

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 3F 2M

Ages of the actors: Two teens M and F, one M 55 year old, one F 75 year old and 1 F live voice.

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: High school teenager’s “kiddie” bedroom and a doctor’s office.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – zany comedy that builds to a climax

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Cost is $15 for the printed script. Reduced costs for multiple copies- please inquire.

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Copyright © March 2015 Mark Kenneally and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act comedy plays that we stock:

Death’s no laughing matter – two act dark comedy
Explain the handcuffs – a sci fi time travel adventure
Lofty Larceny – two act French farce
Try psychology – two act zany comedy