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3 m, 5 w, 1 flexible
It is the spring of 2020. Humans are staying home, practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The pets of these humans are confused. Their lives have been changed by the sudden constant presence of their human companions. Eight pets tell their stories of confinement. This play is designed to be performed online. Actors can portray the animals with their faces visible on conferencing software or choose an avatar image of the animal they are pla...
Adapted from Mark Twain’s short stories. Perfect for online performances, the play is crafted in the style of video diaries kept by Adam and Eve. Along the way, we hear from God who is also online and wants to set the record straight on a few items of potential confusion like the Ark, the Emu, and whether or not the Banana is the perfect fruit. It is a humorous first-person account of the first man and wife, which includes creation,...
2 m, 2 w, 2 offscreen voices (Maximum 8 m, 8 w, 2 offscreen voices)
Join this hilarious family in four scenes as they struggle to endure being stuck at home – together! Why is the WiFi out, and will their old-school solutions work when all the needed cords are missing from the junk drawer? Will the family secure two-ply rolls of toilet paper in trade negotiations with Grandma? Wait… what has each of them been using? What foods (or beverages!) are critical enough to make a special run to the grocery store? And really, who is strong enough...
1 m, 1 f, 1-14 flexible
Lacey, a teenage girl, has finished work at the mall and is waiting – and waiting – for her boyfriend to pick her up. Left stranded yet again, she reevaluates her love life while shuffling through the songs on her phone. Actors portraying each of the songs appear with comedic monologues that stir her emotions, offer advice, and affect her decisions. Ethan, a good-humored co-worker, offers her a ride home and the possibility ...
2 m, 1 w, 3 flexible, 1 offstage voice
It's Hogwarts meets Zoom! The students of Dogwarts have their first day in Professor Snope’s virtual classroom. How are they supposed to practice the magical arts of wizardry on a computer? What’s in Plotter’s closet? And what about this year’s prom? This ten-minute comedy was written to be performed online.
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1 m, 1 w, 5-8 flexible
As a fleet of spaceships is returning home from a mission, they are ambushed by a horde of angry Zumitron aliens. The pilots are rendered defenseless against Zumite, the Supreme Commander of the Zumitrons, forcing those back on the command ship to find a way to defeat aliens and free the captured pilots. This short comedy was written to be performed online.
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Willow is home alone this evening. Growing more and more anxious she connects with her friends on video chat. Each friend begins to hear bumps, bangs, and thuds. Isn’t this how all horror films begin?
This show does not mention COVID-19 thus giving teens the opportunity to have a break from the pandemic.
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"Giving a small theater like ours an inexpensive piece that we could produce during the shutdown was so great of you. It was so nice to be able to create theatre again after 8 long weeks. The cast had a wonderful time with it and audiences loved it. We had nothing but positive comments and thanks for 'much needed laughs.' We did the show as free and asked for donations, and we raised nearly $1000."
- Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque, IA
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This spring is the perfect time to honor the Bard and entertain your audiences. Why not celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with a show?
Minimum cast of 10 plus drama teacher, maximum of 40
Here's a comedy that covers nearly every angle of the typical high school play with a dose of history and improvisation thrown in for good measure! A group of actors, who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves opening night in front of a live audience. Their teacher has left them hanging because no one has been showing up to rehearsals and no one is really quite sure what they are supposed to do. The student assistant director and the stage manager step in, find a box of scripts which they pass out to the cast, and ...
4 m, 6 w
"I've had trouble breaking into a house before but this is the first time I've had problems breaking OUT again!" So moans Merle to his partner, Howie. These two minor-league burglars have really met their match this time, it seems. They decided on a house only to find, after managing to get into the place, that it's up for sale and before they can leave, Conrad and Glenda, prospective buyers, show up. Merle figures they have two choices - either pretend to be real estate agents or beat it, making the buyers suspect them and call in the police. Merle begins to...
New One-Act Play
Portrayed in a fantasy world, five confused participants wake up with no memory of their past life … with only one word, a personality descriptor (such as compassionate, courageous or orderly) written in type on their shirts. The doctor explains that each is here willingly, and that they are all being compensated for their participation in a research study. Will the assigned attribute of each participant affect their behavior when under extreme duress?...
8 m, 12 w, 1 flex
The Wicked Witch has finally been caught and hauled into the Court of Once Upon a Time to stand trial. She's accused of casting a spell on Sleeping Beauty, attempting to poison Snow White, kidnapping Rapunzel, and trying to eat Hansel. Red Riding Hood heads up the prosecution with the Evil Stepmother of Cinderella fame serving as the defense attorney. The Three Little Pigs act as bailiffs, while Jack the Giant Killer is the guard. The judge? None other than the Fairy Godmother. The Wicked Witch's alleged victims are witnesses for the prosecution, along with t...
Flexible cast of 15 to 50
Here's a comedy package of 12 yuletide sketches just perfect to give your audience for an evening's entertainment this Christmas! Everybody in the little town of Christmas is friendly and funny and you'll meet them all, including Skeezix and Sylvester, an elf comedy team that is short in stature and long in laughter; Dancer, the reindeer with a whacky sense of humor; Mrs. Claus, the REAL boss of the outfit; and a hilarious street corner Santa, tested and almost bested by one tough little kid with a sticky sucker. Also included are old favorite stories such as...
Cast: Minimum of 5 with doubling: 2 m, 2 w, 1 flexible.
The hip-hop standard of the 1980s said it best: "There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand!" Here is a collection of hilarious (and often too close to the truth) scenes that all families are going to be able to relate to. This easy-to-stage comedy is a lighthearted look at a "greatest hit list" of classic family moments. Remember when Dad tried to teach you to drive? Or Mom decided that she would help pick out your wardrobe? How about those family vacations when you were stuck in the backseat for hours on end with your annoying sibling, headed f...