Resource: Free Playscripts by Rich Orloff

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Resource: Free Playscripts by Rich Orloff

Hi, I’m Rich Orloff. My full-length plays, mostly comedies, have had over 100 productions in professional and community theaters in the USA and Europe. My ten-minute comedies and one-acts have had over 800 productions. I’ve recently completed a major renovation of my website, www.richorloff.com, which now includes information and excerpts of all of my plays, plus photos and quotes from my produced work (and lists of awards, too). I’ll be glad to send free perusal copies of my work to anyone connected with a theater group.

I’m confident you’ll find plays you’ll enjoy reading – and possibly producing. So if you’d like free perusal copies, just let me know. 3 script maximum, sent via e-mail. 

Some of the plays which might interest you include:

DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY (4 m., 2 w.)
A nice family living in a nice home in the nice 1950’s are threatened by three escaped convicts with bad table manners.
“a real crowd-pleaser that should find future life in regional theater” – Back Stage
“no bad language or violence, but it does have plenty of laughs” – Key West Citizen

SOMEONE’S KNOCKING (2+ w., 3+ m., 1+ either)
The life of a woman afraid of “out there” changes radically when Opportunity knocks – literally!
“this comedic gem with line after line of savory humor” – Back Stage
“a wacky, charming and terribly funny spoof of just about everything” – Vermont Times-Argus

SKIN DEEP (3 m., 2 w.)
When an Ohio couple inherit a clothing-optional resort, they discover parts of themselves never before exposed.
“a refreshing new comedy” – Show Business Weekly
“a lark of a romp. If you like to laugh, try SKIN DEEP” – Lively Arts

VERONICA’S POSITION (4 m., 2 w.)
In a posh D.C. hotel suite, Hollywood and Washington egos clash over politics, art and love.
“Orloff’s writing is sharp. More knowing than most of what passes for comedy” – Variety
“A Noel Coward-esque comedy. It works” – L.A. Times
“There is more to this piece than what commonly encounters in comedies” – Der Neue Merkur (Vienna)

BIG BOYS (1 m., 1 w.)
A grandiose, successful, amoral and happy boss hires a meek, moral and miserable new assistant.
“rip-roaringly funny” – NY Times
“as blisteringly funny a screwball comedy as you will find” – TimeOFF New Jersey

HA! (3+ m, 2+ w., 1+ either)
A trio of my most popular one-act comedies, which have had over 300 productions around the world
“a sparkling series of one-acts” – Milwaukee Express
“entertaining, light-hearted and fun” – Vermont Herald

ROMANTIC FOOLS
12 short comedies about dating, romance and relationships, designed for 1 m., 1 w… or up to 12 m., 12 w.
“a side-splitting new comedy” – Show Business Weekly
“a refreshing and witty take on romance” – Louisville Observer 

Note: Some of the plays are licensed by Playscripts, Inc., and some are licensed by the author.

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