THE BIG SWITCH
Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2001
Two young couples switch behaviors for an evening out. The boys act as the girls often do and vice versa.The number and gender of characters can be changed to accommodate available participants. Price is for a master script. Make as many copies as is required for your ensemble.
Duration8 - 10 minutes
- 2 Females, 2 Males
Product Id: #767
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An excerpt …
(Here’s the problem …)
TRINA: (driving a car) You started this, didn’t you?
SUZIE: Sorta ... but it was really Rick’s idea.
TRINA: That stupid argument. You had to get in that stupid argument about dating.
RICK: (at his house) Look, I just told her that the guy has to do all the work on a date while the girl has all the fun. You know what Suzie’s like. We argue all the time.
JOEL: So how’d I get roped into this?
SUZIE: (in the car) Trina, you’re my best friend! We always double date! I had to get you involved because we’re buds!
TRINA: Tonight could be the end of our friendship, Suzie. (stopping the car) Well, here we are.
(The girls go to pick up their dates.)
RICK: Oh great. There they are. Now you remember what to do? The girls are gonna play the guys’ part tonight and we’re gonna do the girls stuff.
JOEL: If somebody has a camera I’m goin’ home.
RICK: Why don’t you girls go out back and shoot baskets or something while Joel and I giggle a while?
TRINA: Real funny, Rick. You wanna open the door? People are driving by.
RICK: (to Joel) You look marvelous, Joel. (shouting through the door) Joel’s been tanning all day! He looks great!
JOEL: Remind me to bust you in the nose when this is over.
RICK: He’s just got to powder his nose!
SUZIE: Come on, Rick! The reservations are for six o’clock!
RICK: I’m hurrying! I’m hurrying! You just don’t know what it’s like, Suzie! First I had to get my nails done then Joel and I went shopping all afternoon and …
SUZIE: Rick, open this door!
(They go to a restaurant.)
SUZIE: Ketchup! Hey waiter! I need somethin’ to put on my breadsticks!
RICK: Suzie! (catches himself) I mean … Joel, you wanna go the restroom again? It’s been almost two minutes.
TRINA: (jumping in on Suzie’s tact) Hey waiter! You serve Mountain Dew? It gives me gas when I drink it fast but I like the way it tickles my nose!
SUZIE: Here’s the waiter. Where you been? Geesh. We should gone to McDonalds. (Joel and Rick are embarrassed) Okay ... so let’s see what we got here? I’ll take some Fillet MiG-Non steak ... a salad with Roakie-Fort dressin’… could I have extra onions? I like onions. And … uh … you got Tater Tots? Huh? Well just what kinda restaurant ain’t got Tater Tots.
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