Short Play, Collection / Anthology, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

These fun and inventive one-acts were originally produced at the Edinburgh Festival. This unique collection is great for any venue being very adaptable to simple staging requirements.

Open and Shut (#17075) - 3f, 1m. Two sisters manipulate a "human" door to get rid of their Dad'…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration


    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre


    Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

These fun and inventive one-acts were produced at the Edinburgh Festival to great acclaim. This unique collection is great for any venue, being very adaptable to simple staging requirements.

Open and Shut
9.8 Meters Per Second
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
    $90 with other plays in collection



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Simple set requirements. Invention and creativity invited.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


2m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Parts for as many as 5 men and 6 women


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Ann Karine (AKA Annie G.)

Ann Karine is a NYC playwright. Her play Hermaphroditie was chosen to be in the Best American Short Plays Of 2002-2003. Deadline, a new play, is a hilarious farce and send up of Wall Street. Incommunicado, Inc. or Edge Stew was performed at the Cardboard Box Collaborative in Philadelphia. It’s Only a Test and A Well Ta ...

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