The House on Top of the World
Mercury is a brat. She treats everyone in her life like they are nothing. Her family and friends try to make her understand that being nasty to people will come back to you someday. One day Mercury falls into the compost bin behind her house. When she climbs out, she finds that her entire house, front yard and all, is now on top of the tallest building in Manhattan, and her family and friends have completely changed. Now, they treat her like nothing. Will Mercury ever learn? Will she ever get home? A great one-act play and a great life lesson.
Jack's assignment for college is to write a story, but he doesn't know where to begin. His Professor advises him to create characters first, and let them drive the story. And when Jack does, they come to life on stage. The only problem is, they don't know what to do! As the main character in his own story, Jack obsesses over his "heart problem," while his mad scientist father creates a Shrinking Machine. A fantastic ending is in store when Jack gets the idea to shrink down one of his friends and swallow her, allowing her to see up close what is wrong with his heart. A hilarious play in one act.
The Great Wellington Washington III has come to town, selling the townspeople the most simple items at outrageous prices. Everyone in town is swept up in the fervor, except Sondra. Knowing her daughter needs help, her mother decides to buy her Wellington's most valuable item: an imaginary friend. Against her wishes, Sondra is given the empty jar, only to have a charming young man meet her the next day. She soon finds herself falling in love...until the young man disappears. When a crazy engineer in town says he built a bridge to the planet Mercury, Wellington sees his chance to cash in. As tickets go on sale to the other world, Sondra decides to follow her heart, and step onto the bridge... The Great and Powerless is a hilarious romp through the world of conformity, tying together two worlds where people feel misplaced. Just when you think you're alone in this world, you might find your home. A unique and lovable play in one act.
The prequel to Willy Wonka!
Fantasm County has just outlawed children. If you are caught being a child, you shall be jailed. The Judge, with the help of a mad scientist, devise a plan to make all the children in the town twenty years older instantly, by giving them each an Evil Black Magic Gumball. The only thing that can foil their plans is Xavier, an old candy maker who was jailed for making colorful candies. His son and his friends must rescue him and save the town with the Magic Green Gumball, before there are no more kids on earth. A fantastic play in one act.
Everyone knows that Frankie is the lead character in the play. Except Frankie. She has no idea that her life has become public, and that a live audience is watching. And when she finds out that her life story has been written, and there is a Director who keeps interrupting over a loudspeaker, she takes matters into her own hands by rewriting her life script. Coffee Bob is nervous about the last scene, where he is supposed to kiss Frankie, and Frankie is relieved that the scene won't happen... or will it? A fantastic and outrageous play in one act, Breathe Deep shows us that fate finds a way...whether we like it or not.
What would you do if you had an iPod in your brain??
Ignatius Theodore Preston III is hearing music in his head. All the time. Try as he might, he can’t get rid of it. No one can help him.
But hearing free music in your head isn’t such a bad idea. The crazy doctor in town, along with Ignatius’ father and therapist, has been promoting brain surgery as a way to get free music. It becomes the new fad, and people are lined up to get the music surgery.
But the surgery isn’t what causes the music. We find out that it’s a magic fortune cookie saying written by the Ancient Fortune Cookie Writer who lives in the subways under Chinatown. Ignatius and his friends have to find the Ancient Man and get him to write a new fortune before the Doctor and his crew kidnap him.
Will Ignatius ever be saved? An unbelievable ending is in store in this comedy about accepting who you are, believing in yourself, and listening to the music.
Fathers want to make their daughters happy. In this short skit, a father builds a brother for his daughter since she's an only child. The boy can do everything a human can do, and he has several different personalities to choose from. Father thought of everything when he built Sonny Boy. What he didn't bargain for is a lesson in parenting. A short skit with a great meaning.
Football is a man's sport. A woman has no place in it. Or does she? In this skit, we watch the initial meeting for the tryouts for the football team. Everyone knows a girl doesn't belong...except Kathy. She wants to join the football team. And she won't take no for an answer. A great short skit that erases the gender line.
Going Out Online
Mark is in love, but he's never spoken to Danielle in person. Only online. Cheryl has to convince him that actually speaking in person is better than online. And it helps when you're in love. A short skit with meaning.
Brian is so 5 minutes ago. Jessica knows what's in style, and what's in right now is wearing one shoe. That's right, only one shoe. Diane has a tough job to convince her that it's what's inside that counts. A funny skit that shows the problems with following fads.
Ann Oyance is an individual. The only problem is that being an individual is against the rules in her house. Ann has to convince her Mom, Dad and brother that it's okay to make your own way in the world, and think in new directions. In fact, it's healthy. An interesting and funny skit.
Little Lilly is trapped in a family who can't do anything without the Internet. Her brother is convinced that his lost sneakers are on Facebook, and Dad is searching for a recipe for making ice on MySpace. Can Lilly teach her family the differences between the real world and the cyberworld?? A hilarious short skit.
The Gossip Column
Gossip is the spreading of false rumors, but sometimes they're believed to be true. That's why gossip is so dangerous. Lisa, Billy, Harry and Gertrude battle the truths vs. the untruths in this short skit about the power of gossip and how it affects people. A hilarious skit with a lot of truth.
Mr. Giovanni owns the oldest deli in New York. His specialty is his espresso, made from pure confidence. But Francesca doesn't believe in him, or his espresso, even when her own Mom proves it to her. Fran gets her chance to try a cup when the guy she likes walks by the store. Where does your confidence come from? Find out in this interesting and funny skit.
Kelly is having trouble with her cell phone. It's not the reception, it's the text messages she's getting from her ex-friend. Sometimes Moms and Dads just don't understand how teenagers communicate, and how a text can be taken in the wrong way. Kelly has to show her parents that her problems are real, not just a text fight. A meaningful and funny skit of our lives.
Kaylee is a famous actress who lives in Beverly Hills. Well, she hopes to be a famous actress. So far she's only acted in a soap commercial. In an airport terminal she meets a southern-speaking mother and daughter who just might have the key to breaking into show business. A hilarious short skit.
A Scene from The Inside Out
Jack's dad is a mad scientist slash inventor. He's created a shrinking machine, but the only problem is that he's shrunk the family dog. Jack is getting frustrated with his dad's crazy ideas. Dad is worried he'll step on the dog! A hilarious scene from the larger play "The Inside Out."
A scene from a hair salon where the girls discuss the texts they've been getting from their boyfriends. The texts get misunderstood. One girl makes them understand that texting is only for planning or one word answers. What's better is talking face to face. A quick, funny skit with meaning.
A Scene from Breathe Deep
Coffee Bob is the lead in the school play, but he's shy. He's afraid of the kiss that's written in the script. He's supposed to kiss the lead girl at the end of the play, but he doesn't know what to do. His friends try to encourage him that he has to create a connection with her during the play, and that will make the last scene better. A funny scene from the larger play "Breathe Deep."
Two girls are interviewing to find potential a roommate. The only problem is the choices are few. Things go haywire when a girl from da Bronx shows up. Can the girls chose between the tough city girl or the geeky girl who can't find her pencil? The building manager may have to chose for them. A hilarious short play.
A Genie arrives in a new dimension to grant one wish to the first person she sees. The only problem is that the first person she sees doesn't believe in her. Soon, both the Genie and the Man are granted a wish come true...sort of. A humorous short skit with two actors and two wishes.
Julia and Madison are intense about their clothes. They thrive on original designs, and have a technique to make sure no one else copies their clothes. But Kim showed up at school today with the same exact shirt Julia is wearing. This is cause for a fight. Can Kim and her friend Monica convince the girls that originality comes from inside you and not from the clothes you wear? A hilarious short skit.
Strength Beyond Strength
Jay is being bullied by two older girls. He has to do their homework, or else they'll tell Jimmy Donnelly, who's the meanest kid in school. When Jimmy arrives, Jay is afraid. But this isn't the real Jimmy Donnelly...or is it? A short play about using your inner strength to stand up to bullies.
A Woman gets a gift from her sister and wants to return it because she knows how much she paid for it. She checks the prices of all the gifts she gets. The Clerk needs a receipt, but also teaches her about the gift of giving. A hilarious skit that speaks to gift giving and receiving.
Three trees in the forest are visited by a kindergarten teacher and her class, and now one of the trees wants to be a teacher too. The only problem is that she's a tree. Can the others convince her that her dreams are not reality? Or can the Teacher help her achieve her goals. A hilarious skit about changing your life.
The Friendship Circle
A Counselor is holding a meeting for those animals who wish to change their lives. There's Mouse, Squirrel, Rabbit and Raccoon. But one of the animals thinks that there's no need to change. They have to change the way they think. A great skit that shows that having good self esteem is the best way to change.