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Splitting Issues (And Several Other Noteworthy Concerns) - Sketches / Scenes, Comedy

Splitting Issues (And Several Other Noteworthy Concerns)

Sam Bobrick

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Sketches / Scenes, Comedy

15m, 13f

ISBN: 9780573662683

Splitting Issues consists of nine sketches with a total of 28 roles but can also be done using as few as six actors. Splitting Issues – Pete and Gwen Darren invite their best friends, Larry and Marcie, over for drinks to inform them that they are splitting up. They then want to kno…

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Sketches / Scenes


90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The present. Can be done with a minimum of sets - chairs, a sofa, benches, etc. and a background curtain.


Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes




College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Nine comedic sketches about relationships - some romantic, some new, some fraying, some ending, some beginning anew.


Splitting Issues - Pete and Gwen Darren invite their best friends, Larry and Marcie, over for drinks to inform them that they are splitting up. They then want to know which of them Larry and Marcie will choose to remain friendly with.

Do You Come Here Often? - Bob and Nan meet at a singles dance for young professionals. She’s a professional manicurist and he’s a professional house painter.

Purgatory - Jack, a beaten man who has married a woman with two kids, offers to give them all back to the ex-husband.

May I Recommend The Crow? - At a fancy restaurant, a woman is waited on by her ex-husband who now works there because their nasty divorce cleaned him out.

Clearing the Air - A couple attempts to ward off any building or hidden anger that might arise in their relationship by starting the day off swearing at each other.

Bingo-Bango - A man, not at all interested in art, goes to the museum to pick up women.

Dinner With Friendly Neighbors - An anti-social couple take their new and overly friendly neighbors to dinner and scare the hell out of them.

Hollywood Love Story - Two couples realize they’ve married the wrong people.

He Failure - To the annoyance of his wife, a man reflects on his life.

"Bobrick's writing is observant, fresh, and funny. This is the type of show were there is something for everyone." - Tolucan Times


15m, 13f


Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


Up to 28 roles, but can also be done using as few as 3 male, 3 female.

Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Getting Sara Married, The Spider or the Fly, and - without William Shakespeare’s blessing - Hamlet II (Better Than The Original). Twenty-one of ... view full profile

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