New Plays and Books

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10 MINUTE SHOWS


Finding Zeus

Jack Rushton
1 man, 1 woman
10 minute comedy
Charles and Martha have been together for a long time. They love each other. Like any long-term relationship, they also take each other for granted. Today, Martha has decided to shake things up.


The Radio Show

Basil Melnyk
1 man, 3 women
10 minute comedy radio play
This play within a play is set in a radio station studio. As a soap opera is being broadcast, the audience is led to believe that the guest actor and actress hate each other. The guest actor and actress go off script and end up destroying the entire show. A fun show with a twist!


Compos Mentis

Marilyn Millstone
1 man, 2 women
10 minute comedy
Robert and Alese Langford interview with Dr. Patricia Ambrose for a coveted spot at Silver Glades Senior Living. Their children think they’re ready to make the move, but is Silver Glades Senior Living ready for Robert and Alese?


A Brief Encounter

Arthur Keyser
1 man, 1 woman, 1 either
10 minute drama
Susan is leaving work late on a Friday afternoon. She almost misses the elevator and calls to the unseen person inside before she reaches it just in time. As she walks in, she turns to look at the other corner of the elevator and says, “Didn’t you hear me calling?” What follows is a surprising conversation. The unexpected ending is sure to astonish your audience. Easy to perform with virtually no props.


Switching Sides

Arthur Keyser
1 man, 2 women
10 minute drama
Martha is a world-class inflictor of guilt. She has sharply developed her skills of psychological manipulation and uses them on her favorite subject, her son, David, who is visiting Martha with his wife. As David parries each thrust, Martha moves to another mode of attack. He finally employs his nuclear option, which shocks Martha into her defensive mode. Will Martha succeed? Read the play to find out.


Mistranslations

Jack Rushton
1 man, 1 woman
10 minute comedy
Walter and Elise enjoy each other’s company. They even enjoy their passive-aggressiveness toward each other, up to a point. But when they each think they know exactly what the other one is saying, things can get complicated through mistranslation.


Molly’s Secrets

Arthur Keyser
3 women
10 minute drama
Molly has been gone for months and didn’t tell her friends, Beth and Fran, where she was. Her friends have a few theories, but they never thought the truth could be so shocking. At the end of the play, Molly confesses that she made a huge decision she can’t take back. Read the play to find out what Molly’s secrets are!


Prepper’s Nightmare

Rex McGregor
1 man, 1 woman
10 minute comedy
Keen to be prepared for any global catastrophe, a wealthy American is installing a bunker on remote farmland in New Zealand. He believes this will be the safest place in the world to protect his family–until he meets a local.


Splitting Hares

Brett Hursey
1 man, 2 women
10 minute comedy
Couples counseling takes a strange turn as Ron and Annie struggle with a serious case of “Rabbititis.” Doctor Harvey has her hands full with a case of furry ears, a twitchy nose, and a patient who doesn’t know heads from (cotton) tails.


Let’s Make a Deal

Scott Mullen
1 man, 2 women
10 minute comedy
When Maggie gets her watch appraised by TV antiques show host June, she is stunned to realize that despite the wear on the watch, it’s worth life-changing money. Maggie then asks June to appraise Maggie’s nice-but-boring husband Harry–and June is stunned by the reason why.


A Memoir of Jackson

Rona Altrows
1 man, 1 either
10 minute play
Penner, a retired engineer, has hit a block in his memoir writing class at a senior rec center. After class, he asks the facilitator, Ginni, if he can trash his autobiography-in-progress and instead write about his elderly cat Jackson, despite only having him for four years.


Something Old, Something New

Margie Semilof
1 man, 1 woman
10 minute comedy
Beverly wants to spice up her marriage with Al, who’s a traditional guy and a bit of a prude. Beverly learns about a new, three-speed, high-tech vibrator and orders one on Amazon. Al sees the sex toy and is horrified, but it sparks an honest conversation about the balance of power in their household.


The Reunion

Ken Levine
2 men
10 minute comedy
Scott and Carl haven’t seen each other in 50 years. By chance, they happen to meet on the street, and Scott returns the crayon he borrowed from Carl half a century ago. Childhood dreams give way to adulthood, but do they have to? The Reunion is a comedy about recapturing those childhood dreams.


Second Career

Ellen Margolis
1 man, 1 woman
10 minute comedy
Diane, newly retired and used to being busy, has embarked upon an unusual pursuit. She is making it her mission to return every shoddy purchase, to voice every complaint about bad service, and to stay on hold as long as necessary to see to it that the disgruntled customer is heard.


Blue Sky with Approaching Storm

Kate Katcher
2 men, 2 women
10 minute comedy/drama
Secrets are revealed and egos challenged in this comedy with a dramatic twist. Elaine and Larry Franz are a power couple; he in the financial world, she as the supportive wife that makes his life possible. When Elaine asks to stop by an art gallery on the way to a basketball game, Larry meets the man she gave up to be his wife. As with a clear, blue sky, you don’t always see what’s coming.


10-20 MINUTE SHOWS


Out to Lunch

Lennie Singer
4 women, 1 either
15 minute comedy
Who knew going out to lunch would become a major hassle? Lunch with friends is always fun, except when you get to the age where food, pharmaceuticals, and friendships are at odds. Pushy Agnes, vivacious Rosie, proper Bea, and flighty Gladis, four old friends, have a standing weekly lunch date at a restaurant. But as they have lunch and grapple with dietary needs, physical demands, and unsolicited advice, the pals’ luncheon ends up causing mayhem and indigestion for the exhausted waiter and for the ladies who lunch.


Perplexing Polar Problems

Jack Coberly
4 men, 3 women 
10 minute comedy
Santa Claus is not always his jolly self. Problems can occur in his Polar Kingdom, and they can be very perplexing. Without warning, Santa finds himself facing labor and production problems, especially concerning his elves. With the assistance of the Grimm brothers, he manages to solve the problems in a unique way.


Calling Dr. Phil

C.A. Dougherty
1 man, 1 woman 
20 minute comedy
Dixie has a unique problem with her husband, but her favorite TV shrink, Dr. Phil, isn’t available to help. Disappointed but determined, Dixie turns to Dr. Naish, a local therapist, with her issue, but she isn’t sure he’s up to the level of Dr. Phil’s standards.


20-40 MINUTE SHOWS


Lawyer, Lawyer

Bob Naquin
2 women, 5 either
25 minute comedy
A dyslexic murderess is being prosecuted by a public works employee who has a preoccupation with her cell phone. The murderess admits to murdering her husband with a butter knife, which makes her inept lawyer’s job much more difficult. This fun play features a hilarious court trial with a lot of laughs!


Love in 4/4 Time

Gary Young
2 women, 2 men
40 minute play for aging awareness
Do the names Carol and Ted and Alice and Bob, perhaps two of the most famous couples of the 1970s, jog your memory? The names are the same, but the time and characters are different. Two couples, confronted by the reality of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, forge ahead into life’s undefined future with questions, humor, and honesty, discovering that most things boil down to the truth of “What is, is.”


LONGER PLAYS


A Will to Murder

Bob Naquin
5 women, 2 men, 1 either
45 minute mystery
William “Billy Bob” Thornburg has died somewhat peacefully in his sleep. A cast of unsavory relatives, a corrupt lawyer, a sexy maid, and a devious butler circle the body to divide the spoils of the wealthy Mr. Thornburg. Things take a decided turn toward evil as the cast suffers one fatality after another. The audience is kept in suspense to see who will ultimately survive and inherit all of Mr. Thornburg’s wealth.


Viagara Falls & the 70 Year Old Virgin

Janet Findlay & Alan Youngson
4 women, 4 men
80 minute comedy
When triple divorcee Fran borrows a container of artificial sweeteners from her nervous husband-to-be, Eric, she has no idea the chaos it will bring to their peaceful retirement village…but only Eric knows the real reason behind the chaos. He has lost the experimental Viagra pills he obtained from his charismatic Dr. Sahdu; the pills he subsequently hid in an artificial sweetener container. Will the men in the retirement village be able to attend the wedding ceremony without embarrassing themselves? Will Eric get his Viagra back in time for his wedding night?


The Cat Lady Christmas

Allison & Margaret Engel
3 women, 2 men, 2 either
60 minute radio play comedy
Cat-loving Corly promises her new beau, an allergist she met online, that she’s pet-free. It’s true; her beloved cat died after a long life. But hours before her date arrives to fix her a Christmas Eve dinner, emergencies and mix-ups cause her flamboyant best friend, her rich cousin, and a pet foster service to deposit a dozen cats at her house. Mayhem ensues as Corly hides the cats — and the handsome volunteer from the pet service — in order to pull off her dinner date. Actors can read from scripts in this comic live radio play that features a radio announcement and a sound effects artist.

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