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Check Please
a short comedy
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Length: 25-40 minutes
Casting: 7 females, 7 males (4-26 actors possible: 2-13 females, 2-13 males)
Set: Four chairs, two tables, restaurant paraphernalia
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Synopsis: Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? (See also Check Please: Take 2 and Check Please: Take 3.)
Awards and Honors:
  • #1 most-produced high school short play for nine seasons in a row, from 2004-2005 to 2012-2013 (Educational Theatre Association)
  • Publications:
  • Playscripts, Inc., 2003
  • The Best Stage Scenes 2004 (Smith & Kraus)
  • Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (Random House, 2007)
  • Actor's Choice: Scenes for Teens (Playscripts, 2010)
  • Random Acts of Comedy: 15 Hit One-Act Plays for Student Actors (Playscripts, 2011)
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