Comedy/ 4 Characters, 3 Men, 1 Woman or 2 Men, 2 Women/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: Ever since Earl’s aspirations to become a pro bowler evaporated, his wife Brenda has put up with one get-rich-quick scheme after another. Not one to give up easily, Earl attempts to use the internet to find his way to “Easy Street”. A Crown Prince from an exotic foreign country is offering Earl millions just to help him get his fortune out of the country. Lacking seed money to put his exit plan into effect of course, the Crown Prince requires an “investment” from Earl to demonstrate good faith. Earl wasn’t born yesterday however (well maybe the day before yesterday), and devises what he thinks is a foolproof plan to turn the tables on the Prince.
“…the London playwright throws strike after strike, breaking funnybones along the way.
The laughs come fast and furious…” – Entertainment Stage
“Michael Wilmot has rolled another strike with 7-10 Split!” – The Beat Magazine
“Wilmot has done it again with 7-10 Split. Audiences loved it!” – LiveAct, Whitby ON
Playwrights Guild of Canada
About the Playwright: Michael spent a number of years as an on-air radio personality before his love of theatre was sparked after being dragged to an audition to act as moral support for a friend.
His writing has been mainly in the field of comedy, including writing free-lance for Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” monologue and for Kevin Nealon during his stint on Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” segment. For a time he also had regular columns in two U.S. comedy newsletters.
As a playwright, his scripts have been performed across the USA and Canada, in Australia and Russia. No Tell Motel has been translated into Russian (under the title Love Shack) and was performed in Astrakhan Russia in 2016. His short play Nancy is published by Playwrights Canada Press in their short play anthology Long Story Short.
He is a member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Dramatists Guild of America.
7-10 Split was first performed at the Port Stanley Theatre Festival in Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada in July, 2011.
“This play will make you laugh till your sides split!” – ArtsNiagara.com
“Pure entertainment, not to be missed!” – Barbara Clifford, Markham Economist & Sun