Love and Merger, A Small Cast Comedy Play Perusal



A Comedic Play.  The genteel and mannerly South gets a humorous remaking as the town of Regal, South Carolina, finds itself with an opportunity for everyone to make money at everyone else’s expense.


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 – December thru June, 1995

PLACE – The fictitious Southern town of Regal, South Carolina.

SET – (One Set) The Town Council Meeting Room at City Hall. There is a long table (dais) with seven chairs. The cast is seated from house left to house right as follows: JEFF VESTIN, DAISY BISKETT, RENEE TRACY, ETHAN TAYLOR (center), JAKE DANIELS, TEDDY BUILDERMAN, and HANNAH IMALRITE. The table must either have a wood front or a table cloth that falls to the floor.

The center chair is bigger than the others. This is where Ethan Taylor sits. At center front of the table/dias hangs the emblem for the Town Council of Regal, South Carolina. Behind the table/dias are two flags on floor poles. One is the flag of the United States and the other is the flag of the state of South Carolina.

To one side is a table which is used for refreshments. There is a coffee urn, Styrofoam cups sugar, sweetener, and creamer on the table.

COSTUMES – 1995’s street dress. Also a wedding dress and two tasteless bridesmaids dresses. All costumes need to be very “quick change” so it is suggested that, for the most part, each cast member wear the same neutral pants/skirt and/or shirt/blouse for ACT I and another for ACT II and only change “over” pieces like jackets, scarves, etc. to give the appearance of the change of date.

ACT I, Scenes 1-3 takes place in December of 1995, just before Christmas. In Scene 1, several of the cast wear Christmas scarves, pins, etc. JEFF VESTIN wears a tasteless, gaudy Christmas scarf throughout all three scenes in ACT I.

ACT II takes place in June of 1995, requiring warm weather costume accents. Consult script for any additional details.

Director’s Notes

Your materials package comes with all the scripts you will need for cast, director, tech and crew. You will also receive our PRESS PLAY CD with all the sound affects you will need to produce the show. Additionally, you will receive a copy of “Daisy Biskett’s Good Eatin’ Cookbook” which is part of the script. The cookbook is also available for you to purchase at wholesale as a product to sell to make more money for your theater.

Please feel free to call J&G any time to speak with the authors regarding any questions, comments or script changes you may require.

Materials Package

Your Materials Package Includes:

  • 12 Scripts
  • 1 Press Play CD of Sound Effects

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