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Oh, What a Tangled Web

Oh, What a Tangled Web

By John R. Carroll.

Product Code: O11000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Farce
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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Synopsis

On an impulse, a young girl makes up a story, and the complications that result from it are extremely funny. Suddenly needing an excuse, the girl fumbles for a moment and then blurts out that there has been a death in the family. Actually, the only thing wrong in this family is that the cat is missing. In any case, people start coming over to express their concern and sympathy. The parents think they're referring to the missing cat and the hilarious complications just continue to multiply!

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code O11000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $55/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9780871294395
* 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

"The script is excellent. After the first 3 or 4 minutes of exposition, the "lie" is told and each situation just got crazier and crazier. Our audiences really enjoyed the situational comedy that ensued and kept them laughing the duration of the play. I recommend that the actors play their characters with a heightened reality and avoid caricature. The more real and serious they play their roles, the more funny everything becomes!"
Review by Robert Tessier, All Saints Youth Ministry, Manassas, Va.
"This was a funny, easily producible title with 8 cast members. There were three major roles, two supporting roles, and three featured roles. We did it for competition, and it was a hit!"
Review by Terrilyn Fleming, J. Graham Brown School, Louisville, Ky.
"Oh, What a Tangled Web has very clever plot twists that get many giggles and whoops from the audience. It is a good play for young actors -- even the adult roles are achievable and the story is appealing and understandable (and very funny). We had lots of fun staging this play and got great audience reviews."
Review by N. Olszewski, McMurray Middle School, Vashon, WA 98070
"A hilarious and dynamic piece with room for lots of creativity and personalized style."
Review by Jody Reppert, Wilson High School, West Lawn, Pa.
"This is a great one act play. We like it so much we have produced it twice! The students love it and it is easy to stage in any size theatre. The audience loves it."
Review by Laurie Kerhoulas-Brown, Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, Tenn.
"Fast-pacedÑfunny linesÑgood character roles for inexperienced actors."
Review by Kenn Miller, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wis.
"A very funny show about what happens when an "innocent" lie is told. The audience loved it! It's easy to stage and costume!"
Review by Nate Campbell, Badger Ridge Middle School, Verona, Wis.
"This one act was fun and easy to produce. The pacing and "misunderstood" lines kept it fresh for each performance."
Review by Virginia Hoelscher, Northeast Hamilton Community School, Blairsburg, Iowa
"Very clever and unique story. Great and fun characters for high-school actors."
Review by Joe King, North Central High School, Indianapolis, Ind.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We produced this show with few items, as we took it to another venue for competition. We used a blow up couch (surprisingly nice), a few tables, a chair, a rug, and a coat rack as well as props such as a telephone, cake, etc. Other than that, the stage was bare, and we used three different wing exits for the "doors". We were able to set up and tear down our set within 3 minutes."
Tip by Terrilyn Fleming, J. Graham Brown School, Louisville, Ky.
"Develop each character distinctly and give the actors input into their own parts. Make BIG character choices."
Tip by Jody Reppert, Wilson High School, West Lawn, Pa.

Productions

Location City State Opens Closes
Cary Christian School Cary North Carolina 10/30/2024 11/2/2024