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343 Union Street – comedy set in Brooklyn

comedy set in Brooklyn


Gary and C.J. are just two regular guys from Brooklyn who, inspired by the hot day and the beer they’re drinking, decide that they are going to write a play. C.J.’s friend, Holly is currently in a play which to all accounts sound terrible, and they’re convinced that they could write something at least a little better than that one in this comedy set in Brooklyn.

After all, who knows what inspiration may just walk around the corner? For example, there’s Vinny, the ex boxer who lives in the same building. He went out every night and got beat up , just so he could support his sisters.  That’s a great story.  And how about the creepy old lady who lives in the building? She’s got to be known as “Killer” for a reason.  And the homeless guy on the corner? Rumor has it he’s the landlord’s brother and had it not been for a little incident, he would have been the landlord and not his brother. Plenty of material there!

Or they could just go to the store for more beer…

Other plays – Uncovered – a romantic drama by American playwright Greg Urbaitis.

Author: Greg Urbaitis

Genre: Comedy set in Brooklyn, character driven

Type: One act comedy play

Cast: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: One older lady, four adults, two main characters young adult

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

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes

Set: The front steps of a typical Brooklyn apartment building (but could be adapted to any apartment building)

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play with easy lines. Character based.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new short digital comedy script

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Copyright © May 2018 Greg Urbaitis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays set in American cities you may enjoy:

The things that happen in New York – drama about a couple losing their apartment
A Contemporary Christmas Carol – modern day Beverly Hills Scrooge
A mayor for Dixie – comedy about running for Mayor

The things that happen in New York – drama set in New York

drama set in New York


In this drama set in New York, a young couple, Hank and Sarah struggling to make ends meet, lose their apartment and end up moving in temporarily with Hank’s brother Ted, his wife Joyce and their two babies. All in a one bedroom apartment. The stress brought on by losing their apartment after months of trying comes to a head as Hank and Sarah very naturally compare their situation to that of Ted and Joyce. When Sarah reveals that she has done something that in Hank’s eyes is an ultimate betrayal of trust, but in her eyes is something to bring them together, the couple is forced to confront that what they both want from life is ultimately very different.

The title of the play really reflects what happens in New York! The story is very realistic – it has been said that New York is the city where it is so easy to fall off (become homeless) because you give as much as much as you get. The story is an interesting and enlightening account of how a couple can suffer in the city, get a helping hand but still be at its mercy. The powerful way in which Sarah is revealed to be so patient with Hank who is somewhat foul to her and everyone around him is thanks to the writer’s smooth writing.

Author: James Hanson

Genre: One act American drama set in New York

Type: One act play

Cast: Cast of four. 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: All late twenties to early thirties

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Thirty five to Forty five minutes

Set: Ted’s living room

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – challenging piece but with easy dialogue great for one act festivals and drama school

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6.50 for this new digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any questions about Things that Happen in New York

Copyright © August 2016 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other great American plays for you to enjoy:

A Man’s home – one act American drama about a typical family
Dislocations – one act African American drama about a man lost in the wrong place at the wrong time
Early Liberty – two act American drama about a failing hotel