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

RUNNING OF THE AAAH! COMEDY ABOUT HOW TO SABOTAGE THE RUNNING OF THE BALLS

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

Le Shaggy Dog – award winning one act plays – comedy in wartime France

award winning one act plays - comedy

LE SHAGGY DOG – AWARD WINNING ONE ACT PLAYS – COMEDY IN WARTIME FRANCE

This is a short suggestive play revolving around 4 able bodied French soldiers who have managed to live out the war in the comparative luxury of a small French castle with all of
the amenities. It’s a very funny play in the style of the well known “Allo Allo” television series.

Their lives are thrown into disarray when they learn the war has caught up with them and they have to make a plan to ensure that they all survive.

This award winning play took 5 awards at the recent EADS one act play festival including best actor, best actress and best ensemble.

Performance History:

The Franklin Players, Roosevelt Park – 2015
Edenvale acting and dramatic society, Edenvale, South Africa – 2015
Abbotts College, Northcliff, South Africa – 2016
Regal Community Theatre, Tenbury Wells, Worcester, UK – 2017

Other award winning plays by Dave Morgan. Read more about British born playwright Dave Morgan.

Author: Dave Morgan

Type: Award winning one act plays – comedy set in wartime France

Genre: Slightly “Naughty” comedy play in the style of “Allo Allo”

Length: 25-30 minutes

Cast: Narrator with a strong French accent plus 3 male 1 female with mild French accents.

Ages of the actors: The Males can be any age or size.
The female must be trim, have an outgoing personality and be prepared to wear a padded
bra if necessary.

Suitable for: PG 12

Set: The inside of a French Chateau where four soldiers have been living in luxury throughout the war

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a funny comedy that will be enjoyed by the audience and actors.

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital comedy script

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Copyright © June 2015 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies in stock:

An ordinary man – comedy about a guy who is rather tired of being a werewolf
Lonely hearts – one act comedy about a scam within a scam
A cut above the rest – one act farce for stage

 

Murder and a show – whodunit comedy

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MURDER AND A SHOW –  WHODUNIT COMEDY

Murder and a Show is the story of Eric, who is married to Aubrey, who is dumb as bricks, and Tom, who is married to Trixie, who thinks she knows everything about everything. These two neighbors have devised a plan to have both wives killed at Aubrey’s birthday party. Eric has hired a theater troupe to come perform a murder mystery dinner theater at their apartment, only what Aubrey and Trixie don’t know is that one of the actors is really an assassin there to kill them. Everything goes south when one of the actors turns out to be Eric’s mistress and one of the other actors winds up dead instead of the two wives. While the actors try to figure out who killed Jay, Eric and Tom try to figure out who didn’t kill their wives and why. And to make matters worse a nervous police officer shows up because of report of gunfire in the area. Tensions mount as everyone at the party scrambles to find the murderer while trying to convince the police that nothing is wrong.

This whodunit comedy show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a dinner theater experience. Read more about best selling playwright Mike Maxwell.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

On Deck Players, Yuma, AZ, USA – 2017
Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, AK, USA – 2018

Author: Mike Maxwell

Genre:   Whodunit comedy

Type: One act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Number of Actors:  Nine actors 9 (10) 5F, 4M

Ages of the  actors: All adult, ages 20-60

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The William’s apartment. The front door is located stage left. There is a closet stage right. There are two bedrooms. One is upstage right and one is upstage left. There is a couch center stage. There is a counter and a mini-fridge located stage right, upstage of the closet. There is a phone on the counter.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – a play with fun, over the top characters

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Copyright March 2014 Mike Maxwell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other medium length one act comedies:

Cancelled – award winning 1940’s farce
Internet love story and farce
Missing the Mark – when you’re the conman – and you get conned
The Mistress of Wholesome – a comedy where the mistress takes on the wife

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You do love me, don’t you? A Scary Psycho Thriller in One Act – scary plays

 

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“YOU DO LOVE ME, DON’T YOU?” – A DARK COMEDY CUM SCARY PSYCHO THRILLER IN ONE ACT – scary plays

Peta-Ann brings the love of her life, Leon home to meet her family for the first time.   Her parents, Robert and Glenda are naturally skeptical about a boy Peta swears is “the one” when she has only known Leon for a few short weeks. Leon is everything a girl would dream of in a guy – polite, attentive and extremely loving towards Peta. So loving, in fact, that he doesn’t want anything to get in the way of their happiness…..

A new scary psycho thriller play by our award winning author, Claire Linda Demmer, about really getting to know the man you love…………..before taking him home. The play starts off as a comedy, then depending on how it is directed, abruptly transitions into a psycho thriller or alternatively, a dark comedy.

Production History

The Franklin Players one act play festival, Roosevelt Park – 2012
Texas A & M University, USA – 2016
Toele High School, Utah,USA – 2016
Miami, Florida, USA – 2016
Windham High School, Maine, USA – 2016
National University of Singapore, Singapore – 2016
Theatre 370, MA, USA – 2017
St. Peter the Apostle school, Alberta, Canada – 2017
Lincoln High School, NE, USA – 2017
Durban University of Technology, KZN, South Africa – 2017
Southridge School, BC, Canada – 2017
Bullis School, MD, USA – 2017
Stratford Secondary School, ON, Canada – 2018
Regina Little Theatre Society, SK, Canada – 2018
Winthrop University Theatre and Dance, SC, USA – 2018

 

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Characters: 5, (2M, 3F)

Ages of Actors: 2 middle aged, 2 twenties, 1 teen

Length: 35 minutes

Genre: Thriller,Dark Comedy, SCARY PLAYS

Type: One Act Play

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – achieving, building and maintaining tension through the play

Suitable for: PG 12

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Copyright December 2011 Claire Demmer Off The Wall Play Publishers