20 minute comedy
1 man, 5 women
It’s halftime in the locker room and Coach is beside himself. How is it possible that a team of older nuns, dressed in full habit, be winning against his team, 59 to 6? Clearly he needs to try some creative tactics to get these easily distracted, barely athletic women motivated in a hurry! Too bad their usual pace is only at half time.
This fast moving play has plenty of action from the well-drawn characters. Lots of fun!
If you’d rather play baseball, try these versions of the script!
- The Peacocks’ Pep Talk – Men’s Team version
- The Peacocks’ Pep Talk – Women’s Team version
- Winner One Act Play Contest at Canada’s BC Senior Games
- Winner The Writer Speaks Audience Award, Three Roses Players, Los Angeles
- Winner Best Play in the The Writer Speaks competition in North Hollywood. And the vote wasn’t even close!
- Art Shulman is a first rate playwright whose work engages and entertains even as it posits profound insights into the nature of women and men. His characters are palpable and fleshy; he has a marvelous ear for dialogue that is cool, crisp, brittle, seductive, and unforgettable. Richard Walter, Chair, UCLA Graduate Screenwriting program
- “At Halftime was a huge hit!” The Provincials
- Art Shulman is the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley! Ken Rotcop, master writing teacher and best-selling author on screenwriting
- As I promised, here is the report of the play. Each member of the cast really got into her assigned part. We all wore shorts and tank tops, in spite of saggy arms, had the requisite headbands, knee high socks, and gym shoes. I was Gertrude, the sexy one so instead of a headband I tied a fancy, flowing scarf around my head and wore huge, flashy earrings. One of the husbands made us cards that spelled “Hogs” for us to hold up when we gave the cheer. The coach was priceless. She spiked her hair so it stood up on her head. She stuffed her shirt so it looked as though she had a beer belly and looked completely out of her mind. We had a rehearsal and kind of blocked out the logistics of the set. We really did well and the audience loved it! Thanks for all of your assistance! – L. Snell