These five hilarious short comedies, five to 35 minutes long, may be presented together as a full-length play or separately in any combination.The Kissing Bandit
(1m, 1w, 4+ either gender. Approx. running time: 10 - 15 minutes)
This play shows a shy young man on his first day clerking in a small grocery store. An attractive young woman enters, pulls a gun, and says, "This is a stick up." When he gives her all the money from the cash register, she kisses him. The complications that follow will shackle your audiences with laughter.
How Many Guys Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
(2m, 4w. Approx. running time: 7 - 10 minutes)
A new look at the old joke. Four girls, sick of the stuck-up boys in their school, decide to list the "10 dumbest things we've heard guys say this week." It's a hilarious put-down, with an ending that will make even the guys laugh.
How Many Girls Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
(4m, 1w. Appox. running time: 5 - 7 minutes)
The boys have their turn to put down the girls. While they're knocking themselves out laughing, a girl enters. She's a knockout. Who gets the last laugh?
Postholes Dug Free
(Flexible cast - any number of men and women. Approx. running time: 15 minutes)
A teen group decides to clean the year of an elderly widow. But Derk and his sister go to the wrong address -- the home of a reclusive spinster who hates people and allows no invasion of her privacy. The comedy of the situation is underscored by a touching commentary on the great good that a little kindness can produce.
The Big Debate at Philistine High
(6m, 6w. Approx. running time: 35 minutes)
A speech teacher assigns a debate topic and tells the students to choose partners. All the students do expect the two shyest members of the class, Amy and David. Beneath the fun and laughs, the play generates a poignant look at what makes some teenagers withdrawn and unhappy.