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Detective Sketches and Other Short Plays

  • Douglas Post
  • Collection / Anthology, Comedy
  • 5M, 2F
  • ISBN: D23

A collection of five plays.

  • Collection / Anthology
  • Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary, Senior Theatre
Detective Sketches (Trouble Is Eating My Pants) This play is intended to be performed by an ensemble of 7 actors; 5 men and 2 women.
A spoof of the film boir genre. Alex Driver is the best private investigator in town, according to the sign on his door. He gets tangled in a web of deception and death when the Lady in Green asks him to take a case.

Escape from Groovytown 2 men, 1 woman and a chorus of 7 Hipsters; 3m, 4 w.
A man living in a cool neighborhood full of hipsters realizes he doesn't belong and runs away to the gritty side of town. Unfortunately, he can't stay away for long.

Falling Through the Cracks 1 man, 1 woman
A comedy about a woman who is almost homeless confronting her son on the subway.

Somewhere on the Coast of Belize 2 men, 1 woman
A comedy about two men from Manhattan attempting to unload their barge of garbage on a Third World power.

At Night in the Asylum 5 men, 5 women
A haunting choral reading piece that equates the fears of the inhabitants of a city dwelling with those of a madhouse.

  • Casting: 5M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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A collection of five plays.