Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Volume I


This collection of ten 10-minute comedies is a laugh fest all the way. Sparked with funny characters and humorous situations, lively dialogue, and just the right touch of charming goofiness.

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    “What’s on TV?” is so popular!

    Drena Heizer
    Ten 10-minute comedies
    From chuckles to guffaws, this collection of ten 10-minute comedies is a laugh fest all the way. Sparked with funny characters and humorous situations, lively dialogue, sudden surprises, and just the right touch of charming goofiness, these plays are great fun for audiences and performers alike. This collection is an invitation to laughter! Written for and performed by a Senior Theatre company. Large Print.

    The plays in the book include:

    The Rehearsal
    3 women, 2 men
    or 2 women, 3 men if the director is played by a man

    A theatre group is rehearsing a melodrama, reading from a handwritten script written by the director, with terrible penmanship. The actors try to decipher the script, but the audience also chuckles at the interplay among the characters. The actors eventually depart from the script and everything falls apart. Click here to read a FreeView

    What’s on TV? (has been performed online!)
    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
    plus narrator and introduction by either

    The narrator is trying to watch four totally different television shows that are all airing at the same time, so she keeps switching back and forth among the separate shows, which results in a pretty surprising and amusing juxtaposition of program material. Click here to read a FreeView

    Santa Flunks Retirement
    1 woman, 2 men, 1 either, plus introduction

    Depressed and discouraged, feeling that he is disrespected and isn’t needed any more, Santa Claus decides to retire. Things get even worse when an elf arrives with snippy letters from kids and bad news about the other elves and the reindeer. The last straw is a visit from a crusty Fairy Godmother–but in the end, a letter she brings makes all the difference. Click here to read a FreeView

    The Elevator Misadventure
    3 men, 2 women

    Five people are trapped between floors in a department store elevator. Most are strangers to each other, and one is pretty strange all by himself. They make an interesting group as conversation takes place among them. Thinking they might die in the trapped elevator, two of the people divulge personal secrets but come to regret it later. Click here to read a FreeView

    The Meeting
    1 man, 1 woman

    In a retirement community, two very forgetful old dears find themselves seated next to each other at dinner, and a goofy conversation ensues. There are chuckles and laughs all along, with a surprise ending! Click here to read a FreeView

    The College Reunion
    3 women, 2 men, plus introduction
    or 2 women, 3 men if the professor is a man

    Marvin and Lucille go to Marvin’s college reunion, where they encounter unremembered classmates and a wacky professor. After committing one faux pas after another, Marvin is confronted by an angry Lucille, who has made an assumption about one of Marvin’s relationships…not an enchanted evening!

    The Dr. Jill Show
    3 men, 3 women

    A spoof of the Dr. Phil Show. Dr. Phil always helps the people who come on his show—but Dr. Jill always manages to turn everything into a disaster. Click here to read a FreeView

    The Blathersons Give Back
    1 man, 1 woman

    A parody of the old radio comedy The Bickersons, the characters are a long-suffering husband and his shrewish wife. The wife receives a Christmas gift from her Aunt Hetty, who every year has sent a bad homemade fruitcake, so she doesn’t even bother to open it–with totally surprising consequences. Click here to read a FreeView

    Side Effects
    5 women

    In a doctor’s waiting room we have five women, one of whom is habitually cantankerous. This is a spoof of pharmaceuticals with bizarre side effects, together with an account of disasters after breaking an e-mail chain letter, and a mysterious stranger who answers a phone that never rings. Click here to read a FreeView

    A Slight Misunderstanding
    4 women plus introduction

    A woman is adopting a puppy, but two friends misunderstand something overheard and think she is adopting a baby. The conversation in a restaurant is a comedy of errors. Click here to read a FreeView

    Royalty and cast copy information: Once you have decided which show or shows you want to produce, contact us for cast copies and royalty. An E-cast copy is $15 per play. This lets you make copies of the script for your cast members and crew. Hard cast copies are also available, contact us. Royalty is $15 per play, per performance.

    Click here to see Drena’s other best seller: Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre, Volume 2



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    Comedy, Readers Theatre, Play Collections, Classic Senior Theatre


    Drena Heizer

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    2, 4, 5, 6

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