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The Ladies Guild Annual Pre-Christmas Planning Session – COMEDY ABOUT women’s groups

comedy about women's groups

THE LADIES GUILD ANNUAL PRE-CHRISTMAS PLANNING SESSION – COMEDY ABOUT WOMEN’S GROUPS

Without each other, they’re just reminded of how lonely they really are. Together, they’re exposed to how annoying they can be. In, The Ladies Guild Annual Pre-Christmas Planning Session, the ladies take pride in meeting up every year, to serve the charities of the world. Making actual money (in the form of donations) is the goal, of course but it’s also a great opportunity to come to terms with their losses. In one act, the dramedy also introduces us to Linda, who is new to the life of a widow but well-versed in the language of sisterhood because that’s what the Ladies Guild… really is in this comedy about women’s groups.

This play points a seasonal finger at the typical busybodies one always finds in places such as church groups, parents associations and other such societies. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Or at least, to try.

Other comedies by American playwright Vin Morreale – Temp Work – a comedy about a sleazy boss

Author: Vin Morreale

Type: One act play

Genre: Dramedy, cynical comedy

Cast: 9F

Ages of the actors: Adult to older women

Suitable for: All ages to watch and mature performers to perform

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A half circle of folding chairs likely located in a hall.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – getting the humour right

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Copyright © 2018 Vin Morreale

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Waiting for John – drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

WAITING FOR JOHN – DRAMA ABOUT A FAMILY TORN APART BY A SON’S DEATH

Fred has a son called John. He’s all grown up now, but still a good lad. Fred and John spend hours together, but what they like to do best is watch the stars, naming all the constellations. Today Fred is getting the tea ready for John and his wife, Edith. He likes to do this whilst he’s waiting for John. He should be home soon. Any minute now.
Edith had a son called John. He isn’t coming home, not ever again. Not since he got in that car. But she’ll wait as well, wait for her husband to come back to her. A drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death.

Waiting for John won best play in the 2018 Franklin and Friends one act play festival in Roosevelt Park.

Author: Spencer Rowley

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

Cast: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors: Mains: middle aged up. Nurse: Any adult age

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

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The set is quite simple; no walls or doors, except for a shelf which splits the stage centrally into two parts left and right, and which can be accessed by either character. The shelf is otherwise see-through and must be designed in such a way that it does not affect the audience’ concentration or view. Each character has a chair (Edith’s is a rocking chair). Fred has a trunk containing toys or mementos of his son. Each side has a tea-making facility with kettle/cups/etc., and a small side-table. Each side table has a framed photograph of John, placed so that the audience can see. In the picture John is a young man/teenager.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – simple character portrayal is the essence of this award winning play

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Copyright © March 2019 Spencer Rowley and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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The retirement of the witches of Ipswich – British comedy plays

British comedy

THE RETIREMENT OF THE WITCHES OF IPSWICH – BRITISH COMEDY PLAYS

Molly, Agnes and Moira have put their wands away as per the conditions of their retirement. They must abide by the rules set out by the Elder Wood Retirement Home for Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and Window Cleaners and duly enforced by the staff including the hard-headed Matron. Tricksters by nature, the ‘rules’ have hardly stopped the trio from engaging in some light fun at the expense of the other inhabitants of the Home – especially Bill (a retired window cleaner) – or the naïve staff in this British comedy.

In their old age, they see no reason to hang up their broomsticks and stop enjoying the adventurous side of life and soon enough they find themselves in a haunted and old theatre, looking for mischief. They encounter some less-than-scary ghosts who decide to get in on the fun of having the witches’ toy with the residents of Elder Wood… It really is all fun and games until the truth about window cleaners retiring in the same residences as witches, comes to light.

If the cauldron bubbles, it usually spells some trouble.

Read about British playwright Owen Lewis. Other plays by Owen – The Astounding Works of Simon Trout.

Author: Owen Lewis

Type:  Two-act play

Genre: British comedy plays

Length: One hour

Cast: 4F, 2M, 4N and children who come to visit

Ages of the actors:  Four retirement aged, 6 adults and some children

Suitable for: All ages to watch and mixed ages to perform

Set: The action takes place in Elder Wood Retirement Home for Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and Window Cleaners in Ipswich. A few sofas and tables for people to sit on should be dotted around

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – not too long and quite funny. Characterization is important. A nice amdram play or great play for play readings

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Copyright © October 2018 Owen Lewis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Benny and Boris – Ten minute poignant comedy for seniors

ten minute poignant comedy

BENNY AND BORIS – TEN MINUTE POIGNANT COMEDY

A park bench on a summer day: this is where we find two old friends Benny & Boris, shooting the breeze over their weekly card game.  But today, the usual lighthearted shmoozing evolves into something deeper…

During their usual routine of playing cards and reading the obituaries, a deeply disturbing personal issue is revealed and Benny & Boris find their friendship put to the test.
Throughout this heartwarming, humorous one-act play, Benny & Boris discover that while the people closest to you sometimes let you down, family can be found in the most unexpected places.
Award-winning playwright Morley Shulman provides a fresh perspective on love & friendship, life & death, aging, and what family really means.

A ten minute poignant comedy with some great funny lines that deals with the sensitive subject of growing older and being best friends.

Benny & Boris took first place in the judged portion of the Paw Paw Village Players One Act Festival.
In addition, it also took home the People’s Choice Award as voted on by the audience as their favourite play.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Theatre Saskatchewan, SK,  Canada – 2018

Read about playwright Morley Shulman. Other plays – Hang ups! A musical about the office by Morley

Author: Morley Shulman

Genre: Ten minute poignant comedy

Type: Ten minute plays, one act play scripts

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 2M

Age of the actors: Seventy plus

Suitable for: All ages to watch(PG language younger kids) Adults up to perform.

Set: A park bench

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – sharp quick lines to bounce off the other actors

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Copyright April 2017 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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The Golden Years – Comedy script for seniors

comedy script for seniors

THE GOLDEN YEARS – COMEDY SCRIPT FOR SENIORS

The ‘Golden Years,’ a short comedy script for seniors, captures a day in the life of the seniors at the local senior centre. From the regular Tuesday game of Euchre (or is it Pinochle?) to the complaints to management about the blocked toilet, the bus that was supposed to take them all to WalMart but hasn’t arrived yet, to the slightly hopeful older gentleman trying to get a date, and failing horribly, this short script, by a mature writer will amuse anyone who has been, is or knows anyone senior.

Author: John Schall

Type: One act play, two scenes

Genre: One act comedy

Length: Twenty minutes

Cast: 8M 9F and 1N

Ages of the actors: Over 65

Suitable for: All ages but aimed at a mature audience

Set: Simple set – some tables or desks and chairs

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – nice play for a play reading

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Copyright © February 2017 John Schall and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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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

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Well I never – comedy sketch for three women

comedy sketch three women

WELL I NEVER – COMEDY SKETCH FOR THREE WOMEN

In this comedy sketch for three women, two gossiping busybodies sit in a cafe discussing the recent and tragic passing of a man they both knew. In between glasses of wine and them talking, his character, which basically started out as close to angelic, is torn to shreds as they natter on. But the two busybodies don’t even have a clue what they are doing to the poor dead man’s reputation. A funny sketch for two older woman and 1N (waitress/waiter.)

Read more about playwright Keith Passmore. Other plays Deliverance – play about Joan of Arc by Keith.

Production History

The Music Hall Society, Cambridgeshire, UK – 2016
Mad on Main, SK, Canada – 2018
Ingham Theatre Group, Queensland, Australia – 2018

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Sketch, short one act comedy script

Genre: Comedy sketch for three women

Cast: 3F but could be done with 2F 1M

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged to older ladies and one any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 7 minutes, seven minutes long

Set: A restaurant or cafe with a table and chairs

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy funny sketch

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Copyright © April 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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You’re never too old – three act comedy script

Three act comedy script

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD – THREE ACT COMEDY SCRIPT

In this witty three act comedy script, two aging brothers are reunited after a sixteen year old argument only to pick up on their sibling rivalry where it left off.

Seventy year old Max Stuart has sold the family business, an antique store in New York, and has moved to the Sunshine State with his wife of fifty-one years, Florence. Recovering from a heart attack has made Max feel old and useless, which has made him bitter and unforgiving.

As Florence tries to nurse him back to good health, Barney, Max’s fraternal twin brother, shows up sixteen million dollars richer, with a twenty-three year old bride and a business opportunity for Max.

Barney, who has always been able to talk Max into anything, convinces Max to run one of Barney’s video stores, which Barney has purchased with his millions. Max ends up humiliated when he gets talked into dressing up in a Donald Duck costume to promote some new Disney videos. This causes old hostilities to surface and the brothers are at each other again.

Barney’s problems escalate when Trixie, his bride, announces that she is pregnant. This sends Barney to the hospital in what appears to be a heart attack of his own.

Florence has been running interference throughout this whole episode and manages to get Max and Barney alone so they can work things out, once and for all. After more sibling rivalry, they both realize that brothers should be like best friends and that there is nothing more precious than family.

“You’re Never Too Old” recently received a very successful run at the Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral, Florida.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Bell Tower theatre, IA, USA – 2017

Author: Carl Megill

Genre: Three act comedy plays

Type:
Three act plays

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 3 in their fifties/sixties, one in her twenties/thirties

Length: 1.5- 2 hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The kitchen is to the right. The counter faces the audience. There is a kitchen table
and four chairs stage right. The remainder of the stage is dedicated to the living room. A door leading to the outside is on the left wall. There’s a staircase leading upstairs upstage left. The
living room is inconsistently decorated with a colonial piece here, a modern piece there, etc.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a witty play that relies on characterization

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Copyright © June 2015 Carl Megill and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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