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Exit Laughing

Exit Laughing

By Paul Elliott.

Product Code: E86000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 1m., 4w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: AACT NewPlayFest Winner

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Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest, Exit Laughing broke all records for a nonmusical in Springfield Little Theatre's 50-year history at its premiere.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code E86000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590205
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"An outstanding show that has people laughing from start to finish, with a few tears in between. Our audiences love it!"
Review by Dave Maynard, Theatre St-Bruno Players, Otterburn Park, Quebec
"Audience comment: "I don’t know when I have laughed so hard from beginning to end. Absolutely hilarious!"
Review by Mary Ann Falk, Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio
"... We should have ad three more performances because we sold out Sunday's performance for the first time ever. This show is absolutely hilarious."
Review by Laura Kennedy, Alleghany Community Theatre, Sparta, N.C.
"This show was very well received by our audiences. ... Our audience demographic tilts toward older patrons who really identified with the characters."
Review by Matt Merrell, Davidson Community Players, Davidson, N.C.
"A great show for a small stage. Audiences absolutely loved it!"
Review by Miki Robinson, Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque, Iowa

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We performed without walls using only a front door and drapes."
Tip by Heather Entner, Tumbleweed Theatre, Balgonie,Saskatchewan
"You will need an urn that the lid will not fall off. I used a stainless steel kitchen canister that I found at a Goodwill Store. I used mod-podge to make it "gaudy" per the script. Also, go to You Tube to if you are going to make your own "tear away" pants for the stripper. I bought snap tape at Hobby Lobby. They worked really well. "
Tip by Valinda Jones, Monroe Community Players, Monroe, Mich.

Media Reviews

"Hysterically funny!" -News-Leader.com

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Lady Lake Florida 7/30/2024 8/24/2024
French Art Colony's Riverby Theatre Guild Gallipolis Ohio 9/1/2024 9/1/2024
Appalachia Cultural Arts Center Appalachia Virginia 7/13/2024 7/21/2024
Butler Little Theatre Butler Pennsylvania 5/16/2025 5/24/2025
Louise Campbell Center for the Arts West Point Mississippi 6/13/2024 6/15/2024
Willmar Community Theatre, Inc/DBA The Barn Theatre Willmar Minnesota 9/16/2025 9/28/2025