I plan on directing a one or two act comedy for our community theater next season. Any suggestions?
If you don’t mind something that’s British and kind of a period piece (it’s from 1962), I always liked Peter Shaffer’s The Public Eye.
For community theater, you can’t go wrong with Ken Ludwig. Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo and Leading Ladies are all great.
How big of a cast can you have?
The classic French farces Paradise Hotel or Flea in her Ear by Feydeau are really fun.
The cast is typically female centric, typically 5 or 6 females and 2 or 3 males.
Blithe Spirit - 5 female, 2 male
Boeing, Boeing is female heavy.
Be sure to check what plays have been done locally in the last year or two, as these are more likely to have less attendance. (Oh, I saw that one.) If you have access to information as to how the plays did, you can use that as a measure to figure out what kind of plays do well in your area, and choose accordingly.