A Play With Words

A Play With Words
by Peter Bloedel

Productions (89)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 5 either (6-13 actors possible: 2-11 f, 2-11 m)
  • Set: An empty stage with set props.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-320-5

A Play With Words
by Peter Bloedel

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Productions (89)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 5 either (6-13 actors possible: 2-11 f, 2-11 m)
  • Set: An empty stage with set props.

Scribe is an angst-filled writer experiencing some serious word-related anxiety as he attempts to create a play. In his search to find the words that fit, he becomes the main character in his own play where plot means less than the words that tangle around him. A Play With Words is a high-energy one-act filled with puns, spoonerisms, malapropisms, rhymes, oxymorons, literal metaphors, and mixed proverbs, all culminating in an outrageous "Who's on First?"-style courtroom scene.

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Min. Performance Fee* $45
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

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Play Details

Scribe is an angst-filled writer experiencing some serious word-related anxiety as he attempts to create a play. In his search to find the words that fit, he becomes the main character in his own play where plot means less than the words that tangle around him. A Play With Words is a high-energy one-act filled with puns, spoonerisms, malapropisms, rhymes, oxymorons, literal metaphors, and mixed proverbs, all culminating in an outrageous "Who's on First?"-style courtroom scene.

  • Comedy
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 5 either (6-13 actors possible: 2-11 f, 2-11 m)
  • Set: An empty stage with set props.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-320-5

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JUL 21, 2017 - JUL 23, 2017
Albion Community Theatre Company
Albion, IN United States
Albion Community Theatre Company Albion, IN United States
MAY 01, 2017 - MAY 03, 2017
Northglenn High School
Northglenn, CO United States
Northglenn High School Northglenn, CO United States
FEB 24, 2017 - FEB 25, 2017
DeWitt Perry Middle School
CARROLLTON, TX United States
DeWitt Perry Middle School CARROLLTON, TX United States
FEB 04, 2017 - FEB 04, 2017
Warroad Public School
Warren, MN United States
Warroad Public School Warren, MN United States
JAN 25, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Warroad Public School
Warroad, MN United States
Warroad Public School Warroad, MN United States
JAN 22, 2017 - JAN 22, 2017
Warroad Public School
Warroad, MN United States
Warroad Public School Warroad, MN United States
JAN 13, 2017 - JAN 14, 2017
Thespian troupe 201
Great Neck, NY United States
Thespian troupe 201 Great Neck, NY United States
DEC 03, 2016 - DEC 03, 2016
Batavia High School
Batavia, IL United States
Batavia High School Batavia, IL United States
NOV 04, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm, MN United States
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School New Ulm, MN United States
OCT 24, 2016 - NOV 18, 2016
Heritage Christian Academy
Brunswick, GA United States
Heritage Christian Academy Brunswick, GA United States
APR 30, 2016 - APR 30, 2016
Oak Hill Middle School
Newton Centre, MA United States
Oak Hill Middle School Newton Centre, MA United States
APR 27, 2016 - APR 27, 2016
Ponoka Secondary Campus
Leduc, AB Canada
Ponoka Secondary Campus Leduc, AB Canada
MAR 24, 2016 - MAR 24, 2016
North Branch School
Afton, VA United States
North Branch School Afton, VA United States
MAR 05, 2016 - MAR 19, 2016
Piute High School Drama
Junction, UT United States
Piute High School Drama Junction, UT United States
FEB 18, 2016 - FEB 19, 2016
Wade Hampton High School Aud
Greenville, SC United States
Wade Hampton High School Aud Greenville, SC United States
JAN 30, 2016 - MAR 01, 2016
United South Central High School
Wells, MN United States
United South Central High School Wells, MN United States
JAN 28, 2016 - JAN 29, 2016
Russellville High School
Russellville, AR United States
Russellville High School Russellville, AR United States
JAN 23, 2016 - JAN 23, 2016
Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School Speech
Reinbeck, IA United States
Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School Speech Reinbeck, IA United States
NOV 18, 2015 - NOV 19, 2015
York College
York, NE United States
York College York, NE United States
NOV 07, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Auburn High School One Act
Auburn, NE United States
Auburn High School One Act Auburn, NE United States
MAR 07, 2015 - MAR 07, 2015
Carrabec High School
Skowhegan, ME United States
Carrabec High School Skowhegan, ME United States
FEB 28, 2015 - MAR 28, 2015
Hingham High School
Hingham, MA United States
Hingham High School Hingham, MA United States
JAN 31, 2015 - JAN 31, 2015
Martin County West High School
Springfield, MN United States
Martin County West High School Springfield, MN United States
MAR 04, 2014 - MAR 08, 2014
Washington Academy
E. Machias, ME United States
Washington Academy E. Machias, ME United States
FEB 06, 2014 - FEB 06, 2014
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Cheyenne Mountain High School Colorado Springs, CO United States
JAN 31, 2014 - JAN 31, 2014
Susquenita Middle School
Duncannon, PA United States
Susquenita Middle School Duncannon, PA United States
JAN 22, 2014 - JAN 22, 2014
West Lyon High School
?, IA United States
West Lyon High School ?, IA United States
NOV 18, 2013 - NOV 19, 2013
Marlborough High School
Marlborough, MA United States
Marlborough High School Marlborough, MA United States
AUG 05, 2013 - AUG 08, 2013
Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School Edinburgh, United Kingdom
MAY 16, 2013 - MAY 18, 2013
Newberg High School
Newberg, OR United States
Newberg High School Newberg, OR United States
MAY 01, 2013 - MAY 04, 2013
Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School
Regina, SK Canada
Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School Regina, SK Canada
APR 08, 2013 - APR 09, 2013
St. Mary's Central High School
Bismarck & Devils Lake, ND United States
St. Mary's Central High School Bismarck & Devils Lake, ND United States
APR 05, 2013 - APR 06, 2013
AB Graham Academy
St Paris, OH United States
AB Graham Academy St Paris, OH United States
FEB 14, 2013 - FEB 15, 2013
DeWitt Perry Middle School
Carrollton, TX United States
DeWitt Perry Middle School Carrollton, TX United States
JAN 19, 2013 - FEB 09, 2013
George-Little Rock High School
George, IA United States
George-Little Rock High School George, IA United States
JAN 17, 2013 - FEB 08, 2013
Onamia High School
Onamia, MN United States
Onamia High School Onamia, MN United States
JAN 11, 2013 - JAN 12, 2013
Jayhawk-Linn Auditorium
Mound City, KS United States
Jayhawk-Linn Auditorium Mound City, KS United States
NOV 18, 2012 - DEC 07, 2012
Doniphan-Trumbull Public School
Doniphan, NE United States
Doniphan-Trumbull Public School Doniphan, NE United States
OCT 23, 2012 - NOV 08, 2012
Oak Mountain Academy
Carrollton, GA United States
Oak Mountain Academy Carrollton, GA United States
OCT 19, 2012 - NOV 29, 2012
Colonial Beach High School
Colonial Beach, VA United States
Colonial Beach High School Colonial Beach, VA United States
OCT 01, 2012 - NOV 30, 2012
TGU Granville
Granville, ND United States
TGU Granville Granville, ND United States
MAY 06, 2012 - MAY 06, 2012
Hudson High School
Hudson, MA United States
Hudson High School Hudson, MA United States
APR 19, 2012 - APR 19, 2012
Glen A Wilson High School
Hacienda Heights, CA United States
Glen A Wilson High School Hacienda Heights, CA United States
MAR 09, 2012 - MAR 15, 2012
Leavitt Area High School
Turner, ME United States
Leavitt Area High School Turner, ME United States
JAN 18, 2012 - JAN 25, 2012
Desmet High School
Desmet, SD United States
Desmet High School Desmet, SD United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 02, 2011
Lee High School
Huntsville, AL United States
Lee High School Huntsville, AL United States
NOV 16, 2011 - NOV 18, 2011
Kanab High School Drama
Kanab, UT United States
Kanab High School Drama Kanab, UT United States
NOV 15, 2011 - NOV 15, 2011
Milnor Public School
Milnor, ND United States
Milnor Public School Milnor, ND United States
NOV 09, 2011 - NOV 09, 2011
Milnor Public School
Milnor, ND United States
Milnor Public School Milnor, ND United States
NOV 04, 2011 - NOV 04, 2011
Socastee High School
Myrtle Beach, SC United States
Socastee High School Myrtle Beach, SC United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 22, 2011
Rugby High School
Rugby, ND United States
Rugby High School Rugby, ND United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
Lee High School
Huntsville, AL United States
Lee High School Huntsville, AL United States
OCT 29, 2011 - NOV 15, 2011
Wheeler County High School
Alamo, GA United States
Wheeler County High School Alamo, GA United States
JUN 03, 2011 - JUN 03, 2011
Clinton Senior High
Clinton, NY United States
Clinton Senior High Clinton, NY United States
APR 29, 2011 - APR 30, 2011
Cornerstone Performing Arts Center
Fitchburg, MA United States
Cornerstone Performing Arts Center Fitchburg, MA United States
APR 16, 2011 - MAY 13, 2011
Edwin Parr Composite School
Athabasca, AB Canada
Edwin Parr Composite School Athabasca, AB Canada
APR 07, 2011 - APR 09, 2011
The Classical Academy
Colorado Springs, CO United States
The Classical Academy Colorado Springs, CO United States
MAR 29, 2011 - MAR 29, 2011
Interlachen High School
Interlachen, FL United States
Interlachen High School Interlachen, FL United States
FEB 17, 2011 - FEB 17, 2011
Wilson Hall
Sumter, SC United States
Wilson Hall Sumter, SC United States
JAN 25, 2011 - JAN 25, 2011
Dakota Valley School District
North Sioux City, SD United States
Dakota Valley School District North Sioux City, SD United States
JAN 22, 2011 - JAN 22, 2011
North Fayette High School
West Union, IA United States
North Fayette High School West Union, IA United States
JAN 22, 2011 - JAN 22, 2011
Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA United States
Ottumwa High School Ottumwa, IA United States
JAN 07, 2011 - JAN 08, 2011
Girls Preparatory School
Chattanooga, TN United States
Girls Preparatory School Chattanooga, TN United States
DEC 10, 2010 - DEC 11, 2010
Hillsboro-Deering High School Drama Troupe
Hillsboro, NH United States
Hillsboro-Deering High School Drama Troupe Hillsboro, NH United States
DEC 03, 2010 - DEC 04, 2010
Waukee Community School District--South MS
Waukee, IA United States
Waukee Community School District--South MS Waukee, IA United States
NOV 03, 2010 - NOV 03, 2010
Elmwood-Murdock High School
Elmwood, NE United States
Elmwood-Murdock High School Elmwood, NE United States
MAR 22, 2010 - MAR 22, 2010
Banner County School
Harrisburg, NE United States
Banner County School Harrisburg, NE United States
MAR 19, 2010 - MAR 19, 2010
Banner County School
Harrisburg, NE United States
Banner County School Harrisburg, NE United States
MAR 09, 2010 - MAR 19, 2010
Banner County School
Harrisburg, NE United States
Banner County School Harrisburg, NE United States
FEB 25, 2010 - FEB 26, 2010
Wade Hampton High School Theatre Brigade
Greenville, SC United States
Wade Hampton High School Theatre Brigade Greenville, SC United States
FEB 24, 2010 - FEB 24, 2010
Banner County School
Harrisburg, NE United States
Banner County School Harrisburg, NE United States
FEB 18, 2010 - FEB 19, 2010
DeWitt Perry Middle School
Carrollton, TX United States
DeWitt Perry Middle School Carrollton, TX United States
FEB 06, 2010 - FEB 06, 2010
Carroll High School
LeMars, IA United States
Carroll High School LeMars, IA United States
JAN 29, 2010 - JAN 30, 2010
Le Center High School Drama Club
Le Center, MN United States
Le Center High School Drama Club Le Center, MN United States
JAN 23, 2010 - JAN 23, 2010
Spring Grove Public Schools
Rushford, MN United States
Spring Grove Public Schools Rushford, MN United States
JAN 23, 2010 - JAN 23, 2010
Carroll High School
Carroll, IA United States
Carroll High School Carroll, IA United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 04, 2009
St. Charles EAst High School
St. Charles, IL United States
St. Charles EAst High School St. Charles, IL United States
NOV 03, 2009 - NOV 05, 2009
Coosa High School
Rome, GA United States
Coosa High School Rome, GA United States
MAY 07, 2009 - MAY 09, 2009
Liberty Junction Theatre Co.
Mississauga, ON Canada
Liberty Junction Theatre Co. Mississauga, ON Canada
MAR 14, 2009 - MAY 16, 2009
Winnacunnet High School
Hampton, NH United States
Winnacunnet High School Hampton, NH United States
MAR 01, 2009 - MAR 31, 2009
R.F. Staples Secondary School
Westlock, AB Canada
R.F. Staples Secondary School Westlock, AB Canada
JAN 30, 2009 - JAN 30, 2009
Andover High School Theatre
Andover, MN United States
Andover High School Theatre Andover, MN United States
JAN 24, 2009 - FEB 07, 2009
Bishop Heelan High School
LeMars, IA United States
Bishop Heelan High School LeMars, IA United States
JAN 24, 2009 - JAN 24, 2009
Gehlen Catholic High School Speech
Le Mars, IA United States
Gehlen Catholic High School Speech Le Mars, IA United States
JAN 17, 2009 - JAN 24, 2009
Wabasha Kellogg High School
Wabasha, MN United States
Wabasha Kellogg High School Wabasha, MN United States
JAN 09, 2009 - JAN 10, 2009
Stow-Munroe Falls High School
Stow, OH United States
Stow-Munroe Falls High School Stow, OH United States
DEC 05, 2008 - DEC 06, 2008
School Of Arts & Sciences
Tallahassee, FL United States
School Of Arts & Sciences Tallahassee, FL United States
OCT 23, 2008 - OCT 23, 2008
Clearwater High School
Clearwater, FL United States
Clearwater High School Clearwater, FL United States
SEP 21, 2007 - SEP 23, 2007
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, MN United States
Bethany Lutheran College Mankato, MN United States
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