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A House of dolls – script about a crazy family

script about a crazy family


In this script about a crazy family, Delilah, a young girl studying at college makes a big mistake by inviting her study partner (who just happens to be a boy) round to her house to study together.

Now the females in Delilah’s family, the ‘Austen girls’ are basically made up of women who in their own words “Love men who then break their hearts and leave them!” Besides this tragic characteristic, they all share another – they are beautifully made up and very concerned with their appearances to the point where Delilah’s granny, mother and sister all look very similar, like dolls even. Their world is an old fashioned one – titivate yourself, meet the man of your dreams and get married. That’s what the Austen women do. The fact that Delilah is a physics major baffles them and the fact that she doesn’t want to take over the family hairdressing salon is equally puzzling.

But the real problem for them is that Delilah seems to be making no effort to catch a man. So when she actually brings one round to the house, Heaven help him!


Ajo community players, AZ, USA – 2018
Berea Midpark High School, OH, USA – 2019

Hills Adventist College, New South Wales, Australia – 2020

Other comedies by playwright James Hanson – The Fence – a comedy about guys and girls

Author: James Hanson

Type: One act play, ten minute play

Genre: Comedy, script about a crazy family

Cast: 4F, 1M

Ages of the actors: 3 teens or early twenties, 1 forties, 1 seventies

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

Set: The living room in the perfect house.

Length: Ten Minutes

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – comedic characterization.

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Like this play? Other funny plays about bringing boys home:

Mother – a comedy about being politically correct
Moose Tracks – a dark comedy about your evil family, your boyfriend and of course the Moose on the wall
Love in the time of Tourette’s – one act romantic comedy. Bastard.