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Seize the Crown – a comedy about community theatre

comedy about community theatre

SEIZE THE CROWN – A COMEDY ABOUT COMMUNITY THEATRE

Had the local Theatre Group spent as much time rehearsing (in this comedy about community theatre) as they did:

    • Arguing about their last performance
    • What their next play should be
    • If their director, Joyce, is living in luxury
    • Discussing Ted (the resident clown) and why he’s even in the Group
    • Taking way too may breaks
    • Fawning over their newest member (Rita’s) experience and training
    • Discussing Rita’s dad who’s in jail
    • Contemplating bowel movements
    • Mocking the name of the new play they’d be performing
    • Quarrelling over the stage directions involving a love scene
    • Gossiping over Tim’s operation on his, uh, member
    • Arguing over who won’t be playing the gay character and
    • Considering a change in leadership

    ……they would have had the time to really pay attention to Game of Thrones and they would have seen Rita coming (figuratively). And for that matter, they would have seen her brother Colin, coming too (literally). Tourettes or not Colin had a point to make and in a game like this, he had to make it.

    You want a dramatic exit? You’ve got one!

    Author: Toby Hill

    Type: Two-act comedy play

    Genre: Comedy about community theatre

    Cast: Ensemble cast 7F, 6M

    Ages of the actors: Various. All adult. From 19 – 60 years of age

    Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch

    Length: Sixty minutes

    Set: A rehearsal room, actually an empty restaurant with chairs arranged around tables. The Theatre Group have collected a dozen chairs together to form a meeting point.

    Level of difficulty: 7/10 – it is a comedy but there is a buildup of tension toward the end of the play that needs to be conveyed across

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    Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

    Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Seize the Crown

    Copyright © March 2019 Greg Condlyffe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

    Like this play? Other British full length comedies for you to peruse:

    A Queen and three slaves. British farce with Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and three very Essex slaves
    Holiday Island – British comedy about typical holidaymakers
    Leak in the en suite – British sex farce

Memory Palace – a poignant family drama play spanning generations

family drama play

MEMORY PALACE – POIGNANT FAMILY DRAMA PLAY

A family’s home is their castle, a place where their dreams are made.

A family portrait is delicately unravelled in this generational two-act family drama play about the Fischer’s. From the purchase of the family home by Nancy and Daniel, the complicated and often tense concept of family is explored in a series of recollections throughout the Fischer’s history. Recollections shared by sisters, mother and daughter, grandchild and grandfather, memories happy and devastating as well as those that reveal secrets or rather the inquiring bottomless pit of any family dynamic. Memory Palace thoughtfully sheds light into the notion that human beings can be both complicated and amusingly simple at the same time.

MEMORY PALACE was commissioned by The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont in 2013 and was first presented as part of The Full Circle Festival, a series of workshops and theatrical presentations on the subject of aging, in April 2014.

Author: Maura Campbell

Type: Two act play

Genre: Family drama play

Cast: Mains: 4F 3M (5 children 4M 1F and one 20 something play younger versions of the main parts. 1-2 minor parts as well)

Ages of the actors: Children through to older actors

Suitable for: All ages

Length:Two hours

Set: The home of Nancy and Daniel Fischer. Time is fluid and moves between the present and memories of the past. Lighting and incidental music are helpful for audiences to grasp time and place transitions.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping the pace in this family drama play

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Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Memory Palace

Copyright © January 2016 Maura Campbell and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family sagas and dramas that we stock:

Taylor – a family saga about a man’s devotion to his dead wife
Chicken Salad – one act drama for two women about coping with a recent death
Check off in the sun – family drama about last wishes

Death’s no laughing matter – two act comedy plays

two act comedy plays

Death’s No Laughing Matter – Two Act Comedy Plays

Susan Denton’s movie career has ground to an abrupt halt when she finds out that she has been taken out of her latest movie entirely, to be replaced by a new girl, Kim, with very little experience. This makes her head ache even more than it has been over the past few days. Her day goes from bad to worse when she is confronted by a stranger in her apartment. He apparently broke through the window to get in, but also happens to be Azrael, the angel of death, coming to take Susan. (It turns out that her headache was more serious than she thought) But Susan isn’t ready to go and she’ll do anything to buy more time….

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, dark comedy, two act comedy plays

Type: Two act comedy plays

Cast: 7 5M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult – the two F are 20’s-30’s and the men are 20’s to 50’s

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: SUSAN DENTON’s living room. The furniture, the decor, rugs, and lamps are contemporary. Walls and curtains are in pastel colors. With the exception of a dozen bright red roses in a light gray vase, everything in the room is in dull, non-reflective colors. Large, framed, black-and-white, pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and James Dean hang on the walls.
There is a well-stocked bar on stage left. A door on stage right leads to the front door. The back wall has a large window that offers the view of the city from the fourth or fifth floor. There are two doors, one on each side of the window. The door on the left leads to Susan’s bedroom. The door on the right goes to the front door. There is a small window by the side of the bar. A door to the left of the bar opens to a guest bathroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – sharp dialogue

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Cost is $6.50 for this digital dark comedy

Contact Off The Wall plays with any queries about Death’s No Laughing Matter

Copyright ©February 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Like this play? Other two act comedy scripts you may enjoy:

Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce
Foulweather friend – Two act comedy about putting on a play and resurrecting your audience so that you actually have an audience
Tune in – two act comedy about a TV station