Comedy - 3 Person, by Ken Bradbury, 2018

No reservations? No problem. Two want-to-be customers turn into two never-were chefs as they try to fool the Maître D in order to get a table in a popular restaurant. Can they fool the Maître D, the head chef and the customers? They are going to have a lot of fun trying. A delicious scene for three actors of either gender.

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9 - 12 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 2 Females, 1 Male
  • 3 Females
  • 1 Female, 2 Males
  • 3 Males

Product Id: #868

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Fork & Knife

An excerpt …

(Bailey and Harper come sneaking into the space.)

BAILEY: Bad idea. Bad idea. I can’t tell you how bad an idea this is.

HARPER: Then stop telling me. It’s gonna work, Bailey. And how else are we going to get seats in this restaurant? You’ve got to book your table a year in advance and the guy at the front door told us to go away.

BAILEY: But the kitchen? You think we can sneak through this kitchen and get a table?

HARPER: The waiter will see us at a table and just assume we had reservations. He’d never take the chance of insulting two of his customers.

BAILEY: Duck! (The two of them quickly go to their knees.) He looks like the head chef. Harper, we’re in his kitchen! And he has knives!

HARPER: Crawl.


HARPER: We’ll just have to crawl out of the kitchen and into the dining room.

BAILEY: This is never gonna work.

HARPER: Stop talking and crawl!

(And the two begin to inch their way out of the area on their hands and knees when they come face-to-face with the feet of Jules.)

JULES: Could I help you?

BAILEY: Oh no. We’re dead meat. I know it.

HARPER: Quiet! Uh … we’re just … you know …

JULES: I know who you are. But what are you doing on the floor?

HARPER: You know who we are?

JULES: Of course. I’ve been calling the employment agency all morning. They said they’d try to find somebody.

BAILEY: What’s he talking about?

HARPER: Uh … what are you …

JULES: Cooks! I asked for two line cooks! Have you looked out there? We’re overbooked and we need more kitchen staff. I’m glad you two showed up. Now get up, put on those aprons and get to work.

HARPER: (standing with Bailey) Aprons?

JULES: You can’t cook without an apron. The orders will be coming in right here (points to an imaginary wire running across the front of the stage) and you fill them as fast you can, then get them out there to the customers. You got that?


HARPER: Yes! Yes, we’ve got that!


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