Funny as a Crutch

Funny as a Crutch
by Rich Orloff

Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-36 actors possible: 2-15 f, 3-20 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A simple unit set. Most of the plays can be produced with tables, chairs and blocks.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-632-9

Funny as a Crutch
by Rich Orloff

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Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-36 actors possible: 2-15 f, 3-20 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A simple unit set. Most of the plays can be produced with tables, chairs and blocks.

Funny as a Crutch mixes ten vibrant short plays in an uproarious yet touching collection that explores the concept of disability. In tales ranging from a woman with a disability who is picked up for her first one night stand (Dutch Treat), to a young man who is turned away from the Army for having a prosthetic leg (All That He Can Be), to a waif whose fairy godmother promises to conceal her disability until midnight (Cripperella), Funny as a Crutch is guaranteed to make you laugh and raise your consciousness at the same time. Read More

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: Each piece in this anthology can be licensed and performed separately.

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Funny as a Crutch mixes ten vibrant short plays in an uproarious yet touching collection that explores the concept of disability. In tales ranging from a woman with a disability who is picked up for her first one night stand (Dutch Treat), to a young man who is turned away from the Army for having a prosthetic leg (All That He Can Be), to a waif whose fairy godmother promises to conceal her disability until midnight (Cripperella), Funny as a Crutch is guaranteed to make you laugh and raise your consciousness at the same time.

To purchase this book of 10 plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • All That He Can Be
  • Cripperella
  • Dutch Treat
  • I Didn't Know You Could Cook (ten-minute version)
  • Just One of Those Things
  • Nellie
  • The New Land
  • Position Available
  • Toes
  • Totally Accessible

    • Comedy
    • 75 - 90 minutes
    • 2 f, 3 m (5-36 actors possible: 2-15 f, 3-20 m)
    • Content Notes: Adult language
    • Set: A simple unit set. Most of the plays can be produced with tables, chairs and blocks.
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-632-9
  • Published Reviews

    "Many, many pleasures. Rich Orloff's witty, unpredictable script fends off pity and preachiness with a daffy sense of humor."

    Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

    "Well-written and genuinely funny."

    Culture Vulture

    "[A] sharp, witty collection of short plays."

    Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

    "Rich Orloff packs a lot of agile humor... The show resonates with meaningful authenticity while generating its laughs."

    Back Stage

    "A unique theatrical experience. This delightful program packs in about a dozen laughs per square foot, and raises your consciousness at the same time."

    Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

    Production History

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    Location
    MAY 01, 2015 - MAY 01, 2015
    Ellison High School
    Killeen, TX United States
    Ellison High School Killeen, TX United States
    APR 16, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
    University of Northern Iowa
    Cedar Falls, IA United States
    University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA United States
    APR 17, 2014 - MAY 15, 2014
    New Bulgarian University
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    New Bulgarian University Sofia, Bulgaria
    NOV 12, 2011 - NOV 15, 2011
    Wayne State College
    Wayne, NE United States
    Wayne State College Wayne, NE United States
    NOV 02, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
    Ursinus College Theater
    Collegeville, PA United States
    Ursinus College Theater Collegeville, PA United States
    AUG 07, 2011 - AUG 13, 2011
    RAMbunctious Theatre
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    RAMbunctious Theatre Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    JUL 29, 2011 - JUL 30, 2011
    RAMbunctious Theatre
    New York, NY United States
    RAMbunctious Theatre New York, NY United States
    MAY 13, 2011 - MAY 14, 2011
    Greendale High School Theatre
    Greendale, WI United States
    Greendale High School Theatre Greendale, WI United States
    MAY 02, 2011 - MAY 12, 2011
    Improbable Theatre Co.
    Phoenix, AZ United States
    Improbable Theatre Co. Phoenix, AZ United States
    APR 30, 2011 - APR 30, 2011
    Missouri University Of Science & Technology
    Rolla, MO United States
    Missouri University Of Science & Technology Rolla, MO United States
    MAR 04, 2011 - MAR 04, 2011
    Robinson Secondary Drama Dept.
    Fairfax, VA United States
    Robinson Secondary Drama Dept. Fairfax, VA United States
    FEB 05, 2011 - FEB 09, 2011
    Rochester High School
    Rochester, MI United States
    Rochester High School Rochester, MI United States
    JUN 18, 2010 - JUN 20, 2010
    MCC-Studio 84 Productions
    Bradenton, FL United States
    MCC-Studio 84 Productions Bradenton, FL United States
    MAY 11, 2010 - MAY 13, 2010
    White Room Theatre
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    White Room Theatre Brighton, United Kingdom
    JAN 28, 2010 - JAN 30, 2010
    Lompoc High Drama
    Lompoc, CA United States
    Lompoc High Drama Lompoc, CA United States
    NOV 01, 2008 - NOV 30, 2008
    The Foolish Theatre Company
    New York, NY United States
    The Foolish Theatre Company New York, NY United States
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    NOV 01, 2008 - NOV 30, 2008
    The Foolish Theatre Company
    New York, NY United States
    The Foolish Theatre Company New York, NY United States

    Awards (3)

    New York Times Critics Pick (2008)

    Back Stage Critics Pick (2008)

    nytheatre.com Pick of the Week (2008)