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Don’t Knock – a comedy thriller script

DON’T KNOCK – A COMEDY THRILLER SCRIPT

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In this comedy thriller script, a group of friends get together to play their regular poker game. But one of the group of friends who lives in the same apartment block is mysteriously missing. The group is quite worried about him as he lost his wife recently and since then he seems to be suffering from a lot of anger and depression. They are naturally concerned that something may have happened to him, but they would never have imagined that at that very moment he was holding a burglar hostage in his apartment…

Don’t knock has been staged by The Franklin Players as part of their annual one act play festival, and by The Durban University of Technology in 2015.

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Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy thriller script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Number of actors: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to thirties

Suitable for: 16 up – strong language

Set: There are two sets – the living room of the apartment where the friends are gathered for poker and the living room of the other apartment. There is a broken lamp in the second apartment.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – combining comedy with thriller can be tricky!

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Copyright  April 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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“YOU DO LOVE ME, DON’T YOU?” – A DARK COMEDY CUM SCARY PSYCHO THRILLER IN ONE ACT – scary plays

Peta-Ann brings the love of her life, Leon home to meet her family for the first time.   Her parents, Robert and Glenda are naturally skeptical about a boy Peta swears is “the one” when she has only known Leon for a few short weeks. Leon is everything a girl would dream of in a guy – polite, attentive and extremely loving towards Peta. So loving, in fact, that he doesn’t want anything to get in the way of their happiness…..

A new scary psycho thriller play by our award winning author, Claire Linda Demmer, about really getting to know the man you love…………..before taking him home. The play starts off as a comedy, then depending on how it is directed, abruptly transitions into a psycho thriller or alternatively, a dark comedy.

Production History

The Franklin Players one act play festival, Roosevelt Park – 2012
Texas A & M University, USA – 2016
Toele High School, Utah,USA – 2016
Miami, Florida, USA – 2016
Windham High School, Maine, USA – 2016
National University of Singapore, Singapore – 2016
Theatre 370, MA, USA – 2017
St. Peter the Apostle school, Alberta, Canada – 2017
Lincoln High School, NE, USA – 2017
Durban University of Technology, KZN, South Africa – 2017
Southridge School, BC, Canada – 2017
Bullis School, MD, USA – 2017
Stratford Secondary School, ON, Canada – 2018
Regina Little Theatre Society, SK, Canada – 2018
Winthrop University Theatre and Dance, SC, USA – 2018

 

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Characters: 5, (2M, 3F)

Ages of Actors: 2 middle aged, 2 twenties, 1 teen

Length: 35 minutes

Genre: Thriller,Dark Comedy, SCARY PLAYS

Type: One Act Play

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – achieving, building and maintaining tension through the play

Suitable for: PG 12

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