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The Death of Semprini the Great

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Short Comedy by Greg Freier
1W / 1M
Approximate Playing Time: 10 minutes

New Yorkers Anthony and Anna Maria Martello kneel at a pew in the church where a funeral service is set to begin. The deceased, a magician by the name of Semprini the Great wreaked his share of havoc on Anthony in the past, irritating his pants off with a constant barrage of tricks. And the tricks show no sign of ceasing. Little white bunnies continue to pop up on Anthony’s lap and stream after stream of hankies flow from his pocket. Penguins in bow ties waddle down the aisle to Anna Maria’s delight but push Anthony further over the edge. When two magicians appear to saw the coffin in half, Anthony vows to kill Semprini even if he is dead—until Semprini levitates from his coffin for his final curtain call. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $10 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$10.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees