Barbershop: Corporate Sabotage
All roles are gender neutral. As many characters as the director wants, just requires chairs for all customers (those waiting and one in Barber’s chair). Props consist of a pair of scissors, magazines, and coupons (all of which can be mimed if necessary).
SCENE: A Barbershop. There are people waiting (From here on referred to as Waiters, one of whom is Coupon) in chairs reading magazines, and one customer in a barber’s chair getting hair cut (Chair) by Barber.
Customer: Excuse me.
Customer: How long is the wait?
Barber: About an hour.
Coupon: There’s no waiting down the street.
Customer: (To Coupon) Then why are you here?
Coupon: Oh, I’m just waiting.
Customer: (To Barber) How much for just a standard cut?
Barber: Twenty three.
Coupon: It’s cheaper down the street.
Coupon: Yup, in fact here is a coupon.
(Coupon gives Customer a coupon)
Customer: Thanks, but why are you giving me this?
Coupon: I work for the place down the street.
(Customer exits. Barber stops cutting Chair’s hair and confronts Coupon.)
Barber: What are you doing here?
(Coupon pulls a handful of coupons from each pocket.)
Coupon: Coupons for everyone!
(Coupon throws the coupons in the air. The other waiters scramble, picking up the coupons and run out following Coupon.)
(Barber goes back to finish on Chair. Coupon runs back in.)
Coupon: Half off on highlights!
(Chair jumps out of the barber’s chair and runs to Coupon who hands him a coupon.)
(Chair and Coupon run out.)
60 Seconds To Live
Again gender neutral roles of any type.
Scene: Two people One and Two are tied to two chars back to back. There is a small box on the floor, the bomb.
(One and Two struggle against their binds.)
: Argh, I can’t move. You?
: No. These ropes are too tight. I think they cut off my circulation.
: How long do you think till the bomb goes off?
(Two looks at a box on the floor)
: The timer says just under a minute. If only I could get free!
: Well, it looks like this is the end for us.
: Yup, I guess you’re right. Damn it, this sucks!
: Why’s that?
: Well, besides the obvious point of our impending doom, I just started reading a book.
: Yeah, now I’ll never get to see how it ends.
: You’re right, that does suck.
: How is it?
: How is what?
: The book. How is the book?
: Oh it’s good so far, but I only just started.
: Good, huh?
: Hey, do you think I could borrow it sometime?
: Yes. Yes, you can borrow the book sometime.
(Lights go out. And if possible the sound of an explosion)