Laime Inventions, A Vernian Comedy Play Perusal



A Comedic Play.  In 1910, Ogden Laime wants to be an inventor just like his idol, Jules Verne.  Although he tries and tries, will Ogden ever be able to break away from the shadow of Verne and invent on his own?


FINALLY! We NOW know the truth about the origin of Mankind! It all began in a Petri Dish at the Genome Observation Department!… WHO KNEW?

THAT’S RIGHT! It seems that, per the “Boss’s” instructions, an experiment was conducted that yielded a split result. The Subject divided into a positive and negative of itself, requiring careful introduction to each other in order for the experiment to continue. Relabeled “Man” and “Woman”, the subject matter was
poured into a Petri Dish and the experiment observation was begun.

We see the differences in the two “Subjects” as we follow them through their introduction, their growth in getting acquainted, their ultimate joining, and, of course, procreation. (The procreation part got a little ugly at the actual moment of birth, but, luckily, they survived it.)

Unfortunately, the whole thing was supervised by two rather unorthodox Lab Technicians, one of whom is a severe hypochondriac and worries constantly. Against explicit instructions, the Lab Techs can’t help tampering. They really should have left well enough alone, but they felt so bad because “Man” seemed to be at a definite disadvantage in several situations.

In the end, the two “Subjects” grow to maturity and have to acknowledge that, even through the rough spots, the whole thing was quite worth it because, in fact, they grew to love each other very much.

This is a touching and funny play that involves only four cast members. The set is simple and the message is a happy one. Everyone in the audience will be able to relate to what they watch unfold on the stage before their eyes.

Cast of Characters

  1. LAB TECH #1: (MALE or FEMALE) Nerdy type. Wears a lab coat and constantly writes things down on his clip board. Is a tedious record keeper and very nervous and unsure. As a result, s/he is a hypochondriac.
  2. LAB TECH #2: (MALE or FEMALE) More of a “Regular Guy/Gal”. Wears a lab coat. Works a little more “Off the cuff”. Messy.
  3. MAN: Handsome, well-built young man wearing a full black body suit.
  4. WOMAN: Beautiful, well-built young woman wearing a full black body suit.

Script Sample

Production Notes

TIME: 1910, the Industrial Revolution.

PLACE: Boston Massachusetts.


The home of Efram Davenport & the Offices of Laime Inventions.
The entire play revolves around a single table. When in the home of Efram Davenport, it is covered with a tablecloth and is the dining room table. When at the offices of Laime Inventions, it is the conference room table, and the tablecloth is removed.

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Materials Package

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  • 12 Scripts
  • 1 Press Play CD of Sound Effects

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