Plays about Theatre and Performing

These shows all relate to Theatre and Performing. Put them together to create a production of any length. Click on the title for play information and to read a FreeView, then order your copy.

Old Hams
2 hour comedy
4 men, 6 women
The residents of the Ophelia L. Davis Home for Actors, Musicians and Singers have called it home for 40 years. Now, their performances have to save the day.

The Last Day at W.O.R.K.
40 minute radio play comedy
Gender Flexible roles for 12-16 actors
A radio station, W.O.R.K., is signing off the air after 50 years. The station owners have invited back their old favorite acts for one last nostalgic show.

Uff Da!
60 minute farce
2 men, 8 women, plus extras if available
The backstage bedlam and the on-stage antics make for a screwball new comedy!

Tina Latigo Rides to the Rescue
40-45 minute comedy
1 man, 12 women, 3 either, many parts doubled
The Old West comes to life as Tina Latigo and her French sidekick, Lisette, work to bring justice to women everywhere. An interactive show–so much fun!

The Rehearsal (in Age on Stage Comedies for Readers Theatre Vol I)
10 minutes
3 women, 2 men or 2 women, 3 men if the director is played by a man
A theatre group is rehearsing a melodrama that has been written out with terrible penmanship. The actors eventually depart from the script and everything falls apart.

DNN: Definitely NOT the News
25 minute comedy
9 actors playing 26 characters
The evening newscast is definitely NOT the news at DNN. Don’t expect a lot of in depth coverage or serious social commentary! It’s simply zany fun.

Maisie Drags Grover to the Theatre
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Maisie and Grover have come to the theatre using anniversary-present tickets from their children. She loves the idea; he hates it.

The Day They Kidnapped Blanche
30 minute mystery comedy
3 men, 3 women, 1 either
Blanche, a retired teacher is having a blast starring in a community theatre comedy when the FBI needs her to outsmart a tough criminal and dim-witted assistant!

The Appraisal
8 minute comedy
2 men, 2 women or 4 women
The popular TV program Antique Side Show has rolled into town and excitement is in the air. Hopes, dreams and wacky fantasies have replaced common sense.

Navy Bean Soup
15 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, 1 offstage voice
The broadcast of the sophisticated “Madame DuJour Men’s Gourmet Cooking Show” is seriously sidetracked by the guest host, a sloppy and overweight retired Navy cook.

What’s on TV? (in Age on Stage Comedies for Readers Theatre Vol I)
10 minute comedy
3 women, 1 man plus narrator and introduction by man or woman or 2 women, 2 men if the cooking show is hosted by a man
The narrator is trying to watch four different television shows at the same time, which results in a pretty surprising and amusing juxtaposition of program material. Best Seller!

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