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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

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $6.50 for this new digital play script by an award winning playwright.

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Benny and Boris

Copyright April 2017 Morley Shulman and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute plays:

Hell Froze over – ten minute comedy about sports taken a bit too far
Two cats, no dogs – romantic comedy
The ship has sailed – ten minute drama about asking her out, way too late

A love – Never Forgotten – humorous drama for mature actors

drama for mature actors

A LOVE – NEVER FORGOTTEN – HUMOROUS  DRAMA FOR MATURE ACTORS

Just an old folks’ home? No. This community is more than that. It houses Rose, Alice, her husband Gordon, Ted and Jill. In this one act dramedy, it is a retirement village for mature and independent
individuals, thank you very much.

Of course it makes sense then that the most, ahem, senior ones have the deepest secrets hidden from those who ought to know them best and know truths that would shock the ones who’ve ‘seen it all’. Enter Ives (literally) whose visits to the home are to view it with the intention of perhaps moving in soon. His latest visit unravels Alice’s panic at a ghost from Christmas past. When Ives and Alice do ultimately face each other, Alice is presented with the face of a ghost alright… one that sweet, unassuming, Rose may know everything about in this humorous drama for mature actors.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Players in Cheshire, UK – 2018

 Other plays – The Coming of Jed Crest – British one act play by Peter Pitt. 

Author: Peter Pitt

Genre: Dramedy, humorous drama for mature actors

Type: One act play

Cast: 4F 3M

Ages of the actors: All above sixty except the manager, Sharon who can be younger

Length: Thirty minutes

Suitable for: All ages, but suited especially to senior groups who enjoy play reading

Set: The residents lounge in a new block of retirement apartments.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – showing a variety of emotions

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $8.00 for this performed digital script




Cost is $15.00 for the printed script. Multiple copies are cheaper. Please enquire.

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about A Love – Never Forgotten

Copyright © September 2016 Peter Pitt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for mature actors that you might enjoy:

The Duel – ten minute one act comedy for 2M
Well I never – comedy sketch for two to three mature F actors
Read about it – what happens when you strike up a conversation at a bus stop?