Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Volume II

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Volume II of the best-selling Age on Stage: Comedies for Readers Theatre. These short comedies are tons of fun for both actors and audiences!

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  • Drena Heize
    Ten 10-minute comedies
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    Here it is-Book Two from the author of the best-selling Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre, Volume 1. Open to any page in this book and you will find quirky characters in humorous situations, and that’s why these short comedies are so much fun for both actors and audiences.

    For example, we’ve all had annoying restaurant experiences but none quite like the one Marge encounters in Lunch With Eddie. TV judges are lampooned in the ludicrous Courtroom Capers, and Mother Goose characters turn up in ridiculous roles in Law And Disorder. An amateur theatre group stumbles through a mystery play, airline passengers experience a strangely unusual journey, and a department store Santa Claus gets an unwelcome surprise. These funny adventures and many others are included in this intriguing collection of ten 10-minute comedies.

    Plays in this volume include:

    Lunch with Eddie
    1 man, 2 women, plus narrator

    Two women meet at a restaurant, anticipating a nice lunch and an enjoyable visit—until Eddie the waiter shows up.  From then on, everything goes awry, and Marge’s reactions escalate until finally something outrageous occurs.

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    Visit to Santa
    2 men, 1 woman, plus narrator

    A department store Santa Claus has a long, annoying session with two mouthy little kids who ask embarrassing questions and insist on telling him family secrets, so he is glad when he finally gets them to leave and he can take his break. But then the store manager brings him startling news.

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    Courtroom Capers
    2 women, 2 men, narrator

    There has been an assault involving a chicken in a supermarket, and our drama takes place in a courtroom. The judge is cranky, the bailiff is snippy, the other two characters are annoyed, and there is a lot of trouble with mispronunciation of names. This finally sends the judge over the edge.

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    The Journey
    2 men, 2 women, plus narrator

    Bob should have stayed home from this airline trip, but of course he couldn’t have known about these odd people on the plane or about the strange and alarming announcements from the cockpit. And then there is that  thing with the maple syrup…

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    The Private Eye
    1 woman, 1 man, narrator

    Sam is sitting in his office when suddenly the door opens and a woman walks in- a lady with a dark past who is looking for someone. Sam agrees to help her, and this changes his life forever.

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    The Mystery Thing
    2 men, 3 women, 1 either, 1 narrator

    An amateur theatre group is reluctantly reading through an improbable mystery play written by their director. The script has been badly typed by one of their members, and because there are not enough male actors, one of the parts is played by a woman in a ridiculous disguise. Nevertheless, the show must go on.

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    The Helpmate
    1 woman, 2 men, plus narrator

    We look in on Adam in the Garden of Eden as he places an urgent phone call after making some startling discoveries. Everything has been just fine before this, but now what is he supposed to do about what just happened?

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    Law and Disorder
    2 woman, 2 men, plus narrator

    Featuring nursery rhyme characters, this is a radio broadcast from the Land of Mother Goose. The bickering news team reports the bizarre happenings in the community, and an exciting trial at the courthouse is covered by remote broadcast. After the verdict is read there is a surprising announcement by the accused.

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    Where’s Columbus?
    2 men, 1 woman, 1 either

    What if Christopher Columbus had sailed in a different direction back in 1492? After his wife nags Chris, he finally does sail away, but he is in for a shock.

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    The Holiday Letter
    1 man, 2 women, plus a narrator

    Do you ever get those annual letters from distant relatives, old classmates and former neighbors that you haven’t seen for years? Those long, detailed, annoying letters describing their exciting adventures, their brilliant children and their fantastic accomplishments? If those letters make you feel like two cents, and you’d love to get even, you can sympathize with the character of Erma in The Holiday Letter.

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    Royalty and cast copy information: Contact us for cast copies and royalty. An E-cast copy is $15 per play. This lets you make copies of the script for your cast members and crew. Hard cast copies are also available, contact us. Royalty is $15 per play, per performance.

    I loved Volume I so much that I just had to try Volume II. These plays are even better. This lady can really write! Her shows are easy for my actors and I’m always relaxed because I know the audience will love them too. —Jenny S., Activity Director

     

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    Comedy, Play Collections, Readers Theatre, Short Plays, Teaching Tool

    Playwright

    Drena Heizer

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    $10 per play per performance

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