Plays about Food

These shows all relate to Food. 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.

Hot Pursuit
30 minute comedy
1 man, 4 women, 2 offstage female voices which can be double cast
When Helen’s newly widowed brother Larry comes to visit her in Florida, three of her ‘available’ female friends ‘just happen to drop in,’ each bearing food! The action is frantic and funny as the three friends try to outdo each other to snare poor Larry. Pair this show with Casserole Casanova.

Party Animal
15
minute comedy
1 man, 3 women
Middle-aged widower Brick Thompson has been receiving attention (and casseroles) from widows and divorcees, but at a party, it gets ridiculous!

Merry Christmas/Happy Thanksgiving
1
0 minute comedy
1 man, 7 women
Nora has posted an invitation to all of her lonely neighbors, but what a group appears!

Spaghetti Western
3
0 minute comedy
3 men, 4 women
This hilarious western-themed play asks you to choose sides, “Are you a Plainer or a Meatballer?”

Lunch Ladies at the L’Ambrosia Luncheria
15
minute comedy
8 women
Two very proper ladies lose all pretense of ladylike behavior as they have trouble paying for their meal at an expensive restaurant, finally finding a funny solution!

The Secret to Making the Perfect Lasagna
20 minute comedy
1 man, 8 women
If Max is to win Wendy’s heart, she decrees, “You must be able to make the perfect lasagna.” Lasagna! Max doesn’t even know how to spell lasagna!

Casserole Casanova
50-60 minute farce
2 men, 5 women
Roger, recently widowed, is visited by five women friends bearing gifts of food. Competition ensues with hilarious results.

Matzo Balls
20 minute comedy
1 man, 4 women
The matzo balls have gone missing from Sunny Acres Retirement Home and Holmes and Watson are on the case–Shirley Holmes and Dottie Watson, that is!

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

Coconut Creme Pie
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
On his first day delivering pies for his son-in-law’s business, everything goes wrong…wrong address, a dropped pie, and someone who comes to his aid.

All I Want is the Recipe
10 minute comedy
2 women
An unsuspecting caller only wants to find out how to make a casserole but finds herself in a conversation that takes off everywhere but a recipe!

Bagels
20 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Bagels is a romantic comedy featuring seniors Jake and Rachel, who meet through an Internet dating site. But the computer seems to have made a mistake. Or did it?

Choosing the Menu
5 minute comedy
2 women, 1 either
As we grow older, our diets change. What we used to eat and still want to eat is on the ‘no no’ list.

The Pie Ladies
15 minute comedy
6 women, 3 either
The Pie Ladies pick up their rolling pins to make dozens of pies for the church supper. But as they busily bake pies, they decide to create their own country! Also see The Pie Ladies Make Bail and The Pie Ladies in Deep Water.

Lust ‘n Digestion
7 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, plus a waiter
A couple on a blind date has a misunderstanding that won’t stop. Such fun!

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