HA!

HA!
by Rich Orloff

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6-16 actors possible: 2-6 f, 3-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language and content
  • Set: Three simple sets: generic Ancient Greece, a home in 1905 Russia, and a classroom.

HA!
by Rich Orloff

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Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6-16 actors possible: 2-6 f, 3-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language and content
  • Set: Three simple sets: generic Ancient Greece, a home in 1905 Russia, and a classroom.

HA! is a collection of Rich Orloff's three most popular one-act comedies, including Oedi (a spoof of Oedipus Rex), The News from St. Petersburg (a Chekhovian parody), and The Whole Shebang (which asks the question, "What if the entire universe was simply one student's science project?"). Together the three pieces create a hilarious full-length show. (Oedi, The News from St. Petersburg, and The Whole Shebang can also be purchased and performed separately.)

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: Book contains three one-act plays

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

Play Details

HA! is a collection of Rich Orloff's three most popular one-act comedies, including Oedi (a spoof of Oedipus Rex), The News from St. Petersburg (a Chekhovian parody), and The Whole Shebang (which asks the question, "What if the entire universe was simply one student's science project?"). Together the three pieces create a hilarious full-length show. (Oedi, The News from St. Petersburg, and The Whole Shebang can also be purchased and performed separately.)

An updated version of this collection is available, for an ensemble of five; contact Playscripts for details.

  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6-16 actors possible: 2-6 f, 3-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language and content
  • Set: Three simple sets: generic Ancient Greece, a home in 1905 Russia, and a classroom.

Published Reviews

"Deliciously satisfying. Buoyant, funny and occasionally quite touching. Somewhere between Mel Brooks and Christopher Durang lies the talented Rich Orloff, and the world is all the better for it."

Theater Online

"As thoughtful as it is funny, HA! constantly delivers laughs. A great night of theater that has as many lessons as it does laughs."

The Happiest Medium

"This trio of gems is rare, smart, silly and engaging theater."

From the Birdsnest

"A very entertaining evening of theater. Rich Orloff is a very funny writer."

The Lively Arts

"Beneath the humorous lines are buried truths and thoughts worth contemplating."

Third Coast Digest, Milwaukee

"A sparkling series of one-acts. Clever stuff."

Express Milwaukee

"I can't imagine that there would be many people who would not be delighted with this threesome of clever creations."

Julie McHale, The Freeman

"Entertaining, light-hearted and fun. Check it out."

Vermont Herald

On Oedi: "A funny, zippy Greece-meets-Borscht Belt take on Oedipus Rex."

The Miami Herald

On The News from St. Petersburg: "How many playwrights are playing the failed 1905 uprising in Czarist Russia for laughs? Orloff proves to be a genuinely witty writer, capable of imagination and deft jokes. Good stuff."

The New York Press

On The Whole Shebang: "Rich Orloff's charming and whimsical comedy about the creation of the universe delivers impish fun, along with a thoughtful and provocative message. Orloff brings a witty and engaging innocence to the excellent script."

Variety

Production History

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Location
OCT 14, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Dolphin Players Inc.
Coos Bay, OR United States
Dolphin Players Inc. Coos Bay, OR United States
APR 12, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
San Pedro Actors Troupe (SPATs)
Oracle, AZ United States
San Pedro Actors Troupe (SPATs) Oracle, AZ United States
FEB 05, 2013 - FEB 09, 2013
Adams State University
Alamosa, CO United States
Adams State University Alamosa, CO United States
MAY 03, 2012 - MAY 05, 2012
Texas A&M International University, Department Of Fine And Performing Arts
Laredo, TX United States
Texas A&M International University, Department Of Fine And Performing Arts Laredo, TX United States
APR 08, 2010 - APR 10, 2010
Highlands Academy Of Arts And Desgin Little Theater
North Highlands, CA United States
Highlands Academy Of Arts And Desgin Little Theater North Highlands, CA United States
JAN 23, 2009 - JAN 23, 2009
Bellingham High School
Bellingham, WA United States
Bellingham High School Bellingham, WA United States
JUN 12, 2008 - JUN 14, 2008
Manatee Community College
Bradenton, FL United States
Manatee Community College Bradenton, FL United States
JUN 06, 2008 - JUN 21, 2008
Dallas Hub Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Dallas Hub Theater Dallas, TX United States
MAY 09, 2008 - MAY 10, 2008
Studio Theater/Carthage College/Alpha Psi Omega
Kenosha, WI United States
Studio Theater/Carthage College/Alpha Psi Omega Kenosha, WI United States
JAN 09, 2008 - JAN 11, 2008
Schuylkill Haven Masquers
Schuylkill Haven, PA United States
Schuylkill Haven Masquers Schuylkill Haven, PA United States
DEC 08, 2007 - DEC 08, 2007
International School of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
International School of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
OCT 04, 2007 - OCT 21, 2007
In Tandem Theatre,Inc.
Milwaukee, WI United States
In Tandem Theatre,Inc. Milwaukee, WI United States
JUL 11, 2007 - JUL 28, 2007
White Rock Players' Club
White Rock, BC Canada
White Rock Players' Club White Rock, BC Canada
NOV 30, 2006 - DEC 10, 2006
Durango Acting Studio
Durango, CO United States
Durango Acting Studio Durango, CO United States
NOV 17, 2006 - NOV 18, 2006
Smoky Hill High School
Aurora, CO United States
Smoky Hill High School Aurora, CO United States
MAY 01, 2006 - MAY 31, 2006
L. D. Bell High School
Hurst, TX United States
L. D. Bell High School Hurst, TX United States
NOV 18, 2005 - NOV 19, 2005
Varina High School
Richmond, VA United States
Varina High School Richmond, VA United States
OCT 06, 2005 - OCT 12, 2005
Theatre At Southeastern
Durant, OK United States
Theatre At Southeastern Durant, OK United States
MAY 12, 2005 - MAY 13, 2005
Jamesville-DeWitt High School Drama
DeWitt, NY United States
Jamesville-DeWitt High School Drama DeWitt, NY United States
OCT 01, 2004 - OCT 10, 2004
New Woolhouse Players
Woodstock, VT United States
New Woolhouse Players Woodstock, VT United States
MAR 17, 2004 - MAR 18, 2004
Hickman High School
Columbia, MO United States
Hickman High School Columbia, MO United States
FEB 12, 2004 - FEB 14, 2004
Stamps Players
Vancouver, BC Canada
Stamps Players Vancouver, BC Canada
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JUN 06, 2008 - JUN 21, 2008
Dallas Hub Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Dallas Hub Theater Dallas, TX United States
OCT 04, 2007 - OCT 21, 2007
In Tandem Theatre,Inc.
Milwaukee, WI United States
In Tandem Theatre,Inc. Milwaukee, WI United States