Domestic Tranquility

a comedy by Rich Orloff

Cast: 4 M, 2 W.

“DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY is a real crowd-pleaser.”
– Back Stage

“hysterically funny”
Broadway World West

“This riotously funny show is simply too good to miss.”
Quad-City Times

“A good evening of belly laughs.  There are so many funny lines that you miss some because of your laughing.”
Key West (the newspaper)

DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY is a six-character comedy about a nice family who live in a nice home in a nice suburb during the nice 1950’s, whose lives are turned upside down by three escaped convicts with bad table manners.


  • Winner – Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest, FL
  • 2nd Place – McLaren Comedy Playwriting Contest, TX

more critical praise

DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY will have you laughing from beginning to end.”
– The Catskills Times-Herald

“Hysterically funny.  DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY is a real hoot.”
– Port Sanibel Island Sun

“Audiences are laughing their way through the new production of DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY.  Rich Orloff provides his cast with plenty of witty dialogue.  The play contains no bad language or violence, but it does have plenty of laughs.”
– Key West Citizen

“You’ll roar with laughter until your sides ache.”

“Currently playing to uproariously laughing audiences.”
–  Broadway World West

“A perfect evening at the theater.”
    – Long Beach Press-Telegram

production history

Key West Theatre Festival, Florida (co-premiere)
Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers FL (co-premiere)
Lillian Russell Showboat Theatre, Iowa
Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville NY
Little Fish Theatre, San Pedro CA
State Fair College, Missouri
Gallery Players, Toledo OH

read an excerpt