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Second Glance – Hour long one act play

hour long one act play

SECOND GLANCE – HOUR LONG ONE ACT PLAY

It was a long time ago, Sam was still a kid, when he lost his grandmother, Amelia, to a car accident. His grandpa and best friend Jimmy was too drunk and had to be picked up by Amelia at the bar. She never made it to the bar and none of Jimmy’s kids or grandkids (including Sam) have paid him any attention since. It’s a compelling premise, right? In fact Sam intends to use it for his book. Only snag is that he won’t get published without Grandpa Jimmy’s side of the story being told too. It’s time for Sam to take a trip back home and hear Grandpa Jimmy out. Sam will likely run into his ex-girlfriend too and the truth of it is that he cannot fathom what other facts lie waiting for him. The good, the inevitable and the ugly truth in this  hour long one act play.

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Author: Zachary Mark

Genre: Drama

Type: Full length one act play

Length: Hour long one act play

Cast: 8F, 5M

Suitable for: All ages to watch.

Ages of the actors: Young adults up to seniors

Length: 60-70 minutes

Set: Various – publisher’s office, apartment, bar, senior home

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy reading script.

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Copyright © December 2018 Zachary Mark and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas for you to enjoy:

Memory Palace – poignant family drama spanning generations
Daughter like you – drama about the loss of a child
The appointment with God – the final phone call that let’s you know it’s over

A famed life – ten minute comedy for two women

ten minute comedy for two women

A FAMED LIFE – TEN MINUTE COMEDY FOR TWO WOMEN

Picture it. You’re famous, super rich, and adored by your fans. Basically, you’re a little spoiled and let’s face it, slightly past your prime. And today, of all days, Yvette, your faithful, um, um… (well, you can’t call them servants nowadays, darling) up and leaves you. And she has the audacity to tell you exactly why in this ten minute comedy for two women.

Other comedies (The Fence – a him and her comedy set on both sides of the fence) by James.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Mead High School Theatre Dept, WA, USA – 2018

Author: James Hanson

Type: Ten minute comedy for two women, duologue

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 2F

Ages of the actresses: One over forty, other listed as mid thirties but can easily be played by an older woman

Suitable for: To act: middle aged to older female actors
To watch: All ages

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A fancy living room in a mansion

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – this script has plenty of material that can be played very humorously if one uses the correction inflection or tone of voice, otherwise it comes across as a very straight script. It’s all in the acting.

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Copyright © April 2017 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other comedies for two women:

Nights – funny musical adapatation of the Arabian Nights
My middle name is angry – two hander comedy for woman
Well I never – comedy sketch about gossip for two to three women (one silent part that can be written out)

The Ten Minute Hamlet – very funny large cast comedy

funny large cast comedy script

THE TEN MINUTE HAMLET – VERY FUNNY LARGE CAST COMEDY SCRIPT

Meet Miguel Hernandez. He is the protagonist of this funny large cast comedy script. When young Miguel is sentenced to community service at an old folks home he initially thinks he’s up for yet another colossal waste of his life. After a few minutes there, he learns very quickly that The Aurora Arms retirement home houses anything but waste. Aurora is the dwelling of a dynamic bunch of retirees who would rather spend their time spending it for goodness sake! They are not dead, yet!

Accepting that he won’t get away with murder, excuse the pun, Miguel realizes fast that it is not only he that needs some rehabilitating… and that’s where Hamlet saunters in. You see Hamlet is Miguel’s buddy, a heartrending figure in the young convict’s life, one who takes his time, is quite popular and inspires many with his reach. Hamlet is a play. And Miguel is going to direct this emotionally compelling and almost too influential
Shakespearean tragedy with the use of Aurora Arms retirement homes’ residents. Oh, and in ten minutes.

Author: Sharon Talbot

Type: Two-act comedy, large cast comedy script

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Mains: 2 – F, 1- M, total cast of 14 characters

Ages of the actors: Two around 20, two 40-50’s and the rest over 60.

Suitable for: All ages, also ideal for play readings for mature casts

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Upstate New York, the Day Room of The Aurora Arms, a retirement village

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comic timing and characterization

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Copyright © December 2016 Sharon Talbot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at our other Shakespearean offerings:

Cuckold – ten minute period piece
You do what you can – parody on Macbeth
Prelude to Macbeth – modern Shakespearean plays

Gatecrashers – one act comedy drama about elderly wedding crashers

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GATECRASHERS – ONE ACT COMEDY DRAMA

After attending a reception for a Jewish wedding, an elderly couple are making their way to the car park when a hotel employee stops them and requests that they accompany him to the manager’s office. Apparently, there has been a robbery and Faye and Sidney are suspects.

Although Faye and Sidney insist they are not the thieves, it turns out they have to explain why they weren’t on the wedding guest list either…

Other plays by Peter Pitt.

Performance History

Deer Park High School, NY, USA – 2016
Roial Players, MI, USA – 2016
Village Green theatre Co, Queensland, Australia – 2018
Kenai Players, AR, USA – 2019

Author: Peter Pitt

Genre: One act comedy drama

Type: One act play

Cast:  3M 3F

Ages of the actors:  The main characters are in their 60’s.  The waitress is young and the rest are middle aged.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set:  A hotel manager‘s office. It is furnished with a fairly smart desk, a swivel chair, a settee and a couple of other chairs. There is one door. On the desk is a telephone and other writing apparel. Also a nameplate which reads ‘BRUNO CORSINNI , Manager.’

Level of difficulty:  6/10 – a nice one act festival play

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Copyright © August 2015 Peter Pitt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays:

Lonely Heart – one act comedy about a scam
Love in the time of Tourette’s – one act romantic comedy
Don’t shrink me – one act comedy script