Plays about Food

These shows can be tied together to create a longer production based on the theme of “Food.” Click on each title to learn more about the show, read a FreeView, and order your perusal copy.

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!

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!


Check out all the many different themes that tie together short shows!


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