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ONE ACT PLAY SCRIPTS

Caught In The Act

Two characters trapped in a one act play find it difficult to sort out their relationship when their lines keep getting re-written in this two person one act.

1 Man, 1 Woman

25 minutes

Mirror, Mirror

The tales of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" get a 90210 facelift as jealous stepmother takes drastic action when she finds she's been surpassed in the looks department by her stepdaughter in this funny one act play.

3 Women, 3 Males
Roles of 5 additional "Princes" can be doubled or tripled

25 minutes  

"Moments"  

A bittersweet story that moves back and forth in time as a couple accidentally reconnect ten years after sharing a passionate but shortlived relationship in this one act play for two men and two women.

2 Women, 2 Men

25 minutes

Ruby Of Elsinore  

 A slovenly and indecisive Hamlet, a marriage bent Ophelia, an oversexed Gertrude, a power hungry Claudius and a revenge seeking Ghost let their hair down to Ruby, Elsinore's hairdresser with attitude in this award winning one act play for three women and three men.

3 Women, 3 Men

20 minutes

Opposites Attract 

 A comedic look at all the things that make modern romance so much fun including infidelity, emotional masochism, envy, bad sex, letting go and getting caught in this well reviewed one act.

7 Women, 9 Men
Roles can be doubled or tripled

40 minutes

The Real Problem 

 In a comedy about love and men, Shakespeare's Juliet gets conflicting advice from "Othello's" Desdemona, “Taming of the Shrew’s” Kate and, finally, just the severed head of Anne Boleyn. This short play features roles for five women.

5 Women

15 minutes

Under The Balcony  

Shakespeare's famous balcony scene goes slightly askew when a fleeing Casanova shows up to turn Romeo from a lover to a seducer under Juliet's balcony. A short play for two men and one woman.

2 Men, 1 Woman 

15 minutes

Cracking The Whip  

This funny one act takes place within the fevered imagination of a man in a romantic crisis, as a confused dentist is tormented by three fantasy women who represent his uptight fiancee, an oversexed wish fullfillment bimbo and his whip cracking ex-wife. A fast one act for one man and three women.

1 Man, 3 Women

20 minutes

"GPS" - An Auto Erotic Comedy 

 The sexy and suggestive computer voice of a high tech automobile becomes jealous of the new owner's girlfriend and threatens to destroy his life in this modern one act script.

1 Man, 2 Women voices, 1 Male voice

15 minutes

Bobby's Brain  

The audience becomes part of the show in this one act play as a young man engages some of the female attendees as well as the three areas of his brain that affect sex and love while trying to find the girl of his dreams in this funny and contemporary one act play.

 4 Women, 4 Men

15 minutes

I Can Explain 

 Four friends participate in a dance of shifting romances, friendships and betrayals in this modern one act play for three women and three men.

 3 Women, 3 Men

15 minutes

I, COLITUS

A freewheeling and bawdy farce about Julius Caesar,Cleopatra, Marc Anthony, Brutus, Cassius and all those other zanies who ran the Roman Empire... right into the ground told by Colitus Ventriculitus, Caesar's number one slave and closest advisor who weaves his tale from first hand accounts, second hand accounts, third hand accounts, self serving accounts, rumors, half truths, scurrilous lies and the rest - and we quote the author himself - “I just made up.”

Main roles - 5 males, 2 females

Featured Roles - 9 males, 1 female
(plenty of room for double and triple casting)

Roman Chorus (may be used in other roles)

1 hour

TEN MINUTE PLAY SCRIPTS

Cindy & Julie  

Cinderella and Juliet commiserate about romantic love, happily ever after and what went wrong with their marriages in this popular ten minute play which features three women.

3 Women

In The Beginning  

With a reptilian bartender acting as matchmaker, the future of the human race looks anything but promising when a sophisticated Eve meets the hunky but dim Adam over apple margaritas at the Garden of Eden Bar & Grill in this audience pleasing ten minute play. with roles for two men and one woman.

2 Men, 1 Woman 

Hitting On Women 101 

A man who claims to be inept around women successfully hits on them by telling them why he doesn't find them attractive in this very funny ten minute play with parts for two women and one man.

Two Women, I Man

The Further Adventures Of Waspwoman 

Ever wonder how those super hero movies make it to the big screen? This hilarious short play takes you behind the scenes as a sexy, tough talking female superhero with a chip on her shoulder negotiates the sale of her life story to the movies. A two character play.

1 Woman, 1 Man

Monster Dating   

A woman relives her most disastrous post divorce dates while lying to an on line dating service she's trying to register with in a short play featuring one woman and five men.

1 Woman, 5 Men

Ring Tone  

What happens between the moment woman asks a complete stranger to answer a cell phone call from the ex she refuses to talk to and the moment she invites him home in this modern one act play for one man and one woman.

1 Man, 1 Woman

Wham! Bam!  

An egotistical super hero has difficulty consummating a liaison with the sexy and eager wife of his super hero rival until he reveals his true identity in this laugh filled ten minute play with parts for one man and one woman.

1 Woman, I Man

Nude Scene 

 A stage actress refuses to do a nude scene only to become insanely jealous when the director decides to replace her with an imaginary actress that is stealing her thunder in this ten minute play for four characters.

1 Woman, 2 Men,
1 character either male or female

Masochism Tango 

 Romance and commitment get turned inside out when two emotional masochists form a relationship based on mutual rejection featuring one man and one woman.

1 Man, 1 Woman

Open And Shut Marriage 

 It's a matter of trust betrayed when an open marriage almost collapses over the husband's revelation that he's never been unfaithful in this topsy turvy ten minute play for one man and one woman.

1 Man, I Woman

Bedfellows  

A wife and a mistress want what the other has... until they get it in this unusual contemporary ten minute play in which the characters only address the audience and not each other. One man and two women.

1 Man, 2 Women
SHORT PLAY SCRIPTS

Five Tables

A woman, who can't seem to get over the jerk she was once married to, is wooed by five perfect men with each romance coming to the same bizarre conclusion. (Play calls for five male roles which may doubled. Unless, of course, you can find an actor capable of playing all five males.)

1 female, 5 males

5 minutes

Pitch And Catch

  A baseball/softball catcher uses the rules of grammar to drive opposing batters crazy in this funny short play. 

4 characters, either male or female

3 minutes

Jeff vs. Dolores 

 A young couple try to explain where it all went wrong when she kept changing and he never did in this short play for two people.

1 Man, 1 Woman

5 minutes

COMEDY-MYSTERY SCRIPTS

"Alias Cinderella"

With a only a sexy, high heeled shoe to go by, hard boiled gumshoe Justin Thyme, with the help of Effie his overdeveloped secretary with the under developed typing skills, goes in search of a mysterious girl who charmed a certain prince and then left him high and dry and may not be the sweet talking innocent she claims to be. In the course of his search Thyme encounters a egotistical Prince who ain't that charming, a tough talking shoe maker whose nose grows when he lies and an old flame by the name of Anna Reksic that Thyme suspects may be mixed up in a plot to scam the Prince and a lot more. Along the way our tough talking shamus suffers a crisis of confidence that threatens his career, his inflated sense of self importance and his well endowed ego.

5 Males, 3 Females

45 minutes

"The Case Of The Prince Formerly Known As Hamlet"  

Tough talking, hardboiled detective Justin Thyme travels to 11th century Denmark to find out who whacked Hamlet's old man and runs into a king named Claudius who wants him dead, a prince named Hamlet who doesn't know what he wants and a dame named Ophelia who wants everything including Thyme in this award winning one act send up of both Hamlet and the hard boiled detective genre. Two productions of this play have been chosen by the Royal Shakespeare Company to participate in its Open Stage event.

15 Men, 3 Women
Many males roles can be doubled and tripled

45 minutes

"The Case Of The Tale Told By An Idiot" 

 Justin Thyme, the hard boiled fictional detective, gets burned by an old flame by the name of Lady MacBeth, when he's hired to find out who zotzed the King of Scotland in this hilarious one act send up of Shakespeare's famous play.

6 Men, 6 Women

30 minutes

"The Case Of The Count Formerly Known As Dracula"  

Thyme travels to Transylvania to find out why the country has experienced a sudden shortage of virgins. No sooner does he arrive then his old friend Igor tells him him that the man who summoned him is dead, meets the delicious Molly, takes refuge in an eerie castle, meets its master Count Dracula, gets locked in a cell, loses Molly, goes on a bender, recovers only to find Molly has become an undead bride of Dracula. Will Thyme defeat the immortal vampire? Will he rescue Molly? And will our intrepid gumshoe escape a fate worse than death when Molly proposes they marry and move to the suburbs?

7 Men, 3 Women
+ several undead women (flexible)

35 minutes

"The Case Of The Really Big Dog Of The Baskervilles"  

Nobody is what they seem when Justin Thyme, fictional detective, heads to Sherlock Holmes country to find his client frightened to death by a four hundred year old hound the size of a Buick and a list of suspects that includes the slow witted heir to the murdered man's fortune, his butler, a butterfly collecting twit and a beautiful woman who immediately casts her spell over our detective.

5 Men, 2 Women

30 minutes

"The Big Snooze"  

 A place that wasn’t what it seemed to be. A missing dame who may or may not want to remain missing. A murder that may or may not have been a murder. Three possible suspects who may or may not have committed a murder that may or may not have been a murder. Solving a murder is hard. Solving a murder that may not have been a murder is even harder.

5 men, 5 women

40 minutes

MONOLOGUES

Instructions To The Audience  

A snippy stage manager gets carried away in his/her instructions to the audience regarding proper behaviour during the performance of the play to follow. This short monologue can precede any production.

3 minutes

Dating Hamlet 

Ophelia dishes on the royal family while explaining why she has to marry Hamlet or die.

5 minutes