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One-Acts (20-40 mins) One-Acts

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Coffee Buzz, The26. Coffee Buzz, The by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 15 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 1 M, 3 F, 13 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 35 pgs
FARCE/SATIRE. When a big city coffee chain arrives bearing free samples of coffee topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, the tranquil citizens of Tepid Town are transformed into crazed coffee drink... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Critics, The27. Critics, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 1 M, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs
COMEDY. Adapted from the play by St. John Greer Ervine. A local newspaper reporter, who usually covers city council but is filling in for the drama critic, arrives on the opening night of a new fore... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Darlin' Hero, The28. Darlin' Hero, The by Charles Kray
Cast: 7 M, 1 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs.
FARCE. In a dilapidated funeral home in Dublin, Patrick and Mulligan sit beside the coffin of their dearly departed friend, Jake Kilrain, and drink to Jake’s final journey to the heavenly gates. Pa... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Diaries of Adam and Eve, The29. Diaries of Adam and Eve, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 2 M, 1 F (With doubling: 1 M, 1 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs
CLASSIC/SATIRE. Adapted from Mark Twain’s comical short stories “Eve’s Diary” and “Extracts from Adam’s Diary.” In this hilarious retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, the new couple finds that do... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Director, The30. Director, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 21 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 3 F, 11 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs
FARCE. After recent budget cuts, a theater department is forced to combine three plays―A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Streetcar Named Desire, and an experimental freeform body piece―into one production... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Disappearing, A31. Disappearing, A by Mark Dietrich Wyss
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 22 pgs.
FARCE. A Craigslist magician who still lives in his parents’ basement accidentally makes a naughty kid disappear at a children’s birthday party. The magician has no idea where the boy is or how to m... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Don't Cry for Me, Pasadena32. Don't Cry for Me, Pasadena by Michael Vukadinovich
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes, 20 pgs.
COMEDY. A neglected housewife, Irene Pasadena, calls the newspaper and reports that her husband, Jesus, has died just so that people will send her flowers. But the plan goes awry when Thomas, a rook... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Doofus33. Doofus by William Cameron NEW!
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 30 pgs
COMEDY. Winner, Best Play and Best Production, Pittsburg New Works Festival, 2000. Dana has written a play inspired by her relationship with her fiancé, Cliff. At the final dress rehearsal, Cliff w... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Droit Du Seigneur34. Droit Du Seigneur by Charles Kray
Cast: 8 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 35 minutes, 32 pgs.
FARCE. Ian, a simple Yorkshire country lad, hears of a law, the droit du seigneur, at a local pub. Though it is a medieval law that is no longer enforced, Ian thinks that he must offer up his fiancé... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Expedient Family35. Expedient Family by Ed Vela
Cast: 3 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 31 pgs.
FARCE. When Dex’s boss, A.J., invites herself over to his house to meet his wife and daughter, Dex has just one small problem—he has no wife or daughter! Afraid he will be fired for lying on his emp... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Extra Ordinary36. Extra Ordinary by Clint Snyder EDITORíS PICK
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 21 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs.
FARCE. In this play within a play, extras try to convince their director that just because they’re extras doesn’t mean they’re not extra-ordinary. Tree 3 and Rock 2 try to upstage the Prince and Pri... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Fairest in the Land? Eeegh!37. Fairest in the Land? Eeegh! by Kory Howard
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs
FARCE. Gael and the Princess think they are a perfect match, but the King and Queen won’t allow the couple to marry. On the run from the King’s guard, Gael hides out in the cottage of a lonely, hide... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Fairy Fort38. Fairy Fort by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 5 M, 6 F, 7 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 27 pgs.
SPOOF. In this fairytale spoof of the reality TV show “Shark Tank,” fairytale characters present business proposals to judges with the hope of achieving happily ever after. Contestants include an ev... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Foolish Husband, The39. Foolish Husband, The by Stella Chester
Cast: 5 M, 3 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 33 pgs.
FARCE. Adapted from the play by Molière. Misunderstandings, mishaps, and misconceptions abound in this madcap play that has more love triangles than characters! Celia and Lelio are in love and wish... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Four and Twenty Wretched Dates40. Four and Twenty Wretched Dates by Christopher Morse NEW!
Cast: 22 M, 20 F, 2 flexible, extras (With doubling: 10 M, 10 F) (Minimum cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs
COMEDY. With deepest apologies, a narrator introduces two dozen “romantic” dates that go dreadfully, horribly, horrendously wrong. There’s a woman who brings a backup date on a blind date, a couple ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Four Thieves, Three Assassins, One Idol, and a Ruby41. Four Thieves, Three Assassins, One Idol, and a Ruby by Felix Stripe
Cast: 8 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 23 pgs.
CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the play “A Night at an Inn” by Lord Dunsany. In this horror classic, four thieves are hiding out at a remote inn after having stolen a priceless ruby from the eye socke... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Ghost of Jerry Bundler, The42. Ghost of Jerry Bundler, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 3 M, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.
CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the short story by W.W. Jacobs. As guests at a small country inn pass the evening telling ghost stories, they discover that the inn has its own resident ghost, Jerry Bun... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Ginzberg's Irish Wake43. Ginzberg's Irish Wake by John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 3 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 17 pgs.
COMEDY WITH MUSIC. Bereaved widow Mary O’Malley hires David Cohen to play Irish music at her husband’s wake, but when David arrives and doesn’t know any Irish songs, Mary refuses to pay him. Enraged... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Half an Hour44. Half an Hour by Heather Lynn
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 22 pgs.
CLASSIC DRAMA. Adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie. Lilian yearns to leave her abusive husband. After Hugh Paton proposes that she sail with him, Lilian realizes this is her chance to escape. Due... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Halloween 2050 A.D.45. Halloween 2050 A.D. by Joel Ensana
Cast: 1 M, 4 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.
SCI FI/HORROR. In this post-apocalyptic world, all the birds have died, foul-smelling foam bubbles up from water adorned with strange jewel-like rocks, and more and more people have to conceal their ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Happily Ever After's Dating Show46. Happily Ever After's Dating Show by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 6 M, 10 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 30 pgs.
COMEDY. Welcome to the dating show where contestants find the prince or princess of their dreams and live happily ever after…um, well, maybe? Little Red Riding Hood gets to select from an “impressiv... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Happily Ever After's Top Chef47. Happily Ever After's Top Chef by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 6 M, 6 F, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 22 pgs.
FARCE/SPOOF. Greetings elves, witches, dwarves, and magical beasts to this week’s episode of “Happily Ever After’s Top Chef,” where fairytale guests prepare an array of mouthwateringly marvelous mors... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Here, There, or in the Air48. Here, There, or in the Air by Richard Krawiec
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, optional extras
Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes, 20 pgs.
SATIRE/DRAMA. Three nameless female death-row inmates spend their days writing empty slogans on a blackboard as they await death. Prison personnel hired to help the inmates include an ineffectual pr... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Hope LoveJoy Show, The49. Hope LoveJoy Show, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.
SPOOF. In this episode of “The Hope LoveJoy Show,” the phony, narcissistic, and self-promoting host, Miss Hope LoveJoy, interviews a series of guests who have all “benefitted” from “reading” her self... READ MORE | BUY NOW
If You Really Loved Me50. If You Really Loved Me by Richard Krawiec
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.
DRAMA. In this haunting tale of despair, anger, and fear, a teenaged couple finds themselves on the run with their dead baby in the trunk of their car. Bonnie convinces her boyfriend, Duane, to rob ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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