Here is the script of a funny short play with 4-6 actors. The name of the play is ‘May Dream Can Come True’. Here’s the script:
(Cathy and Susan encounter each other on a street.)
Cathy: Hello, Susan. How are you?
Susan: I’m not doing well.
Cathy: Why not?
Susan: I’m too fat. I want to lose some weights.
Cathy: Really? But I want to become fat.
Susan: Are you crazy? Being fat is a terrible thing. Look at me. My abdomen looks like a
swimming belt. It is so ugly.
(Cathy touches Susan’s abdomen.)
Cathy: But it is tender and makes me feel content.
Susan: You’re so kind. Your words make me happy.
Cathy: I’m serious, no kidding.
Susan: God! (Touches her own forehead and sigh)
Why are you not me and I am not you?
(Susan seems to intend doing something.)
Susan: We don’t like our figures and want to change ourselves, we can work hard
Cathy: It sounds good. I can help you and you can help me. That’s wonderful. (Saying
Susan: We begin planning right away.
Cathy: Uh! Let’s go.
(Firstly Cathy brings Susan to a famous store named Trust me.)
Servant: Welcome! Do you want to take part in our class?
Cathy: Yes! We will.
Susan: Why do you take me here?
Cathy: I see that “Trust me, you can make it” commercial on TV. It looks great. So I want
to trust it and help you become thinner.
Susan: Oh…! Why do you also particular in?
Cathy: Because we are good friends, we should do it together. (Ha! Ha!)
(After several days)
Susan: Why? It’s no use to me, but you become much thinner. (Crying)
Cathy: I don’t want it, too. (Crying)
(The two girls are very angry to look the servant.)
Servant: It’s not my fault. (She escapes from the store.)
(Later, Susan takes Cathy to McDonalds.)
Susan: Fast food has high calories. It is the best food to make you fat.
Clerk: May I help you?
Susan: I want to order four hamburgers, ten drumsticks, five french fries and two cokes.
Cathy: Sorry, give us a minute. (Talks to the waiter)
(Cathy pulls Susan’s arm and moves to the side.)
Cathy: I can’t eat all of them.
Susan: The food is not just for you.
Cathy: Don’t you want to be thin?
Cathy: You can’t eat them, because they will make you fat.
Susan: But I can’t oppose the attraction.
(Cathy gives Susan a look.)
Susan: Let me think.
(Suddenly, an angel and an evil appear.)
Evil: You can eat it. Anyway, you have time to lose weight.
Angel: If you eat them now, you would do the same thing next time. You will not lose
Evil: Listen to me. I’m right.
Angel: No, he’s wrong.
(Evil begins to fight against the angel.)
Susan: Enough! Go away! (Yells to the evil and the angel)
Cathy: Are you OK?
Susan: Uh! I decide to eat today.
Susan: I want to order the same food that I ordered before.
Clerk: OK! Please wait a minute.
(They sit down and begin to eat.)
Cathy: Um…It’s so greasy. Do I have to eat this?
Susan: Yes, you must eat it. I can help you. (Susan takes food to stuff Cathy’s mouth.)
(Angel and Evil appear again.)
Angel: Are you sure it’s good for her?
Evil: If you don’t believe me, you could see the result later.
Angel: I hope you are right.
(Several weeks later, they walk along the street.)
Susan: I’m so hungry. I want to eat.
Cathy: I’m so full. I want to vomit.
(They hug each other and cry loudly.)
Cathy: I don’t want to be fat.
Susan: I don’t want to be thin. (They say it at the same time.)
(Angel takes the evil that is rope appears.)
Angel: You use the wrong way to achieve your purposes. You need to ask a professional
Cathy and Susan: So…! (They look at each other with some special meaning, and then
catch the angel’s leg.)
Cathy and Susan: You must know some shortcut to help us.
Cathy and Susan: We won’t let you go until you help us.
Angel: Oh, god!!
(Cathy and Susan chase the angel. The evil stays there.)
Evil: What has happened? (Shrug)
Role plays are an effective method of teaching students. Teachers can use role plays to teach students table manners, etiquettes etc. Heres a sample script that you can use. This is a role play script for two people:
Waiter: Good evening! Are you ready to order,Sir?
You: Yes please! I would like to order a Chicken Sandwich.
Waiter: Ok. And what would you like to drink?
You: Orange juice, please.
Waiter: Would you like anything else?
You: No. thats all for now. Thank You.
Waiter: Ok. Your order will be ready in ten minutes.
You can find more role play scripts in https://sites.google.com/site/roleplayconversations/, http://www.icomedytv.com/Comedy-Scripts.aspx, http://www.gobookee.net/short-funny-role-play-scripts/, http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-speaking/roleplays/, http://www.eslprintables.com/speaking_worksheets/role_plays/Shipwrecked_A_role_play_game_362523/, http://www.kidsinco.com/2008/10/role-play-at-a-restaurant/. You can also prepare your own script based on a funny incident you have witnessed or has happened to you. Any other suggestions, anyone?