Plays about Theatre and Performing

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

DNN: Definitely NOT the News
25 minute comedy
9 actors playing 26 characters
The evening newscast is definitely NOT the news at DNN. Don’t expect a lot of in depth coverage or serious social commentary! It’s simply zany fun.

Maisie and Grover Go to the Theatre
Maisie and Grover have come to the theatre using anniversary-present tickets from their children. She loves the idea; he hates it.
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman

The Day They Kidnapped Blanche
Blanche, a retired teacher is having a blast starring in a community theatre comedy when the FBI needs her to outsmart a tough criminal and dim-witted assistant!
30 minute mystery comedy
3 men, 3 women, 1 either

The Appraisal
8 minute comedy
2 men, 2 women or 4 women
The popular TV program Antique Side Show has rolled into town and excitement is in the air. Hopes, dreams and wacky fantasies have replaced common sense.

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

What’s on TV?
10 minute comedy
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
The narrator is trying to watch four different television shows at the same time, which results in a pretty surprising and amusing juxtaposition of program material.


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



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