List of fictional plays
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This is a list of fictional plays, not including musicals. These plays exist only within other works of fiction.
- A Matter of Wife and Death - a fictional play by Ray Cooney, featured in Spitting Image
- An American Marriage - A fictional play by Stewie Griffin, featured in Family Guy
- A Passing Fancy - A fictional play by Brian Griffin, featured in Family Guy
- Abraham L - a contemporary community theatre production in the episode "Lincoln Lover" of American Dad! about Abraham Lincoln
- Another Load of Old Crap With the Word Wife in the Title - a fictional play by Ray Cooney, featured in Spitting Image
- Bare Ruined Choirs – the titular character's Broadway hit in Barton Fink
- The Carriage of Catherine - a play mentioned frequently by a radio DJ in the PC game The Movies
- La Cocina - An Off-Broadway play which George Costanza claimed to have written in the Seinfeld episode "The Pitch"
- The Courier's Tragedy - Richard Wharfinger's Jacobean revenge play in The Crying of Lot 49
- Dark Penguin, Geese Aplenty, and A Cyst For Gus, all fictional plays written by tortured Kafkaesque playwrights in stories by Woody Allen
- The Death of the Pharaoh - play which is performed in Born to Be King, an episode of The Black Adder, rewritten as The Death of the Scotsman
- Deathtrap - fictional play in the play and movie Deathtrap
- The Enchanted Hunters - Clare Quilty's play in Lolita
- The Gadfly - fictional ancient Greek play, appears in Geoffrey Trease's The Hills of Varna and The Crown of Violet
- The Good Soldiers - (derivative and poor) play by Osterling in Doctor Who: Theatre of War, believed to be a lost classic
- I Want to be Your Canary - play from Final Fantasy IX written by Lord Avon. It is performed by the protagonists at the beginning and the end of the game.
- In the Future, there will be Robots - play from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with the fictional character Claude Maginot (his name rhymes with badge)
- The King in Yellow - play within the book The King in Yellow
- King Leer - fictional play produced by Max Bialystock, poster visible in his room in The Producers (2005 version).
- Happiest Days of Your Wife - a fictional play by Ray Cooney, featured in Spitting Image
- Heaven & Hell- fictional play by Max Fischer in Rushmore
- The King of Ankh - play by Hwel in Wyrd Sisters
- Lincoln Lover - another community theatre production from an episode of the same name of American Dad! about Abraham Lincoln, this time created by Stan Smith
- Loveless - stage play in Final Fantasy VII currently showing in Midgar.
- Maine-ly Murder - stage adaption of Murder Comes to Maine by J.B. Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote
- Mazulem the Night Owl - stage play, allegedly written by Helen America, from The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.
- MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON - play written by Andy Milonakis on The Andy Milonakis Show. About Astroboy helping the Rooster-headed Chicken get rid of Sloomeramy beasts out of Galacta-Corn.
- The Murder of Gonzago or The Mousetrap - the play in Hamlet which the Prince uses to "catch the conscience of the King".
- A Night of Kings, aka The Lancre Play - the propaganda play by Hwel in Wyrd Sisters which hews closer to Macbeth than the actual events, but inadvertently captures the conscience of the Duke.
- Nobody Said It'd Be Easy - Three-hour, one-man show by Mark Hentemann, Family Guy
- Nothing On - the play-within-a-play in Noises Off
- Nutrition and the Four Food Groups - an elementary school production in Calvin and Hobbes
- Patrick & Noria a poster seen in BioShock
- Peter Griffin Presents: The King and I - Peter Griffin's heavily rewritten version of the famous play in which Griffin plays A.N.N.A., a robot sent to overthrow the tyrannical King and his "all-female sex orgy." Family Guy
- Please, Mama, Don't Eat the Government Cheese - In Living Color
- Pyramus and Thisbe - a "merry and tragical", "tedious and brief" work by Peter Quince, starring Bottom the Weaver - A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Return to the Love Canal - A play in the movie Tootsie about a couple that returns to Love Canal.
- Rhapsody and Requiem - play by Diane Chambers in Frasier, based on her time at Cheers.
- Rochelle, Rochelle - Stage adaptation of a fictional movie of the same name in Seinfeld, starring Bette Midler.
- Sky Lark, off-off-... play in Robert B. Parker's Small Vices
- Star Crossed - play by Hwel in Unseen Academicals, Discword version of Romeo and Juliet
- Self-Raising Flower – a play by Saffy, based on her early life, in Absolutely Fabulous.
- Steven Seagal Presents a One Man Salute to Steven Seagal - Late Night with Conan O'Brien
- That's Wife - a fictional play by Ray Cooney, featured in Spitting Image
- The Taming of the Vole - play by Hwel in Lords and Ladies, the title parodies The Taming of the Shrew, but it is based on events similar to A Midsummer Night's Dream
- The Third Leg - from Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Watch Out, Archbishop, There's a Naked Nun Under the Settee - a fictional play by Ray Cooney, featured in Spitting Image
- When Cousins Marry - fictional play produced by Max Bialystock, poster visible in his room in The Producers (2005 version).
- A Wizard of Sorts, or Please Yourself - play by Hwel in Wyrd Sisters
- The Wrinkled Old Family Retainer - Kilgore Trout's only drama (Timequake)
- Why Don't You Like Me?: A Bitter Woman's Journey Through Life - one-woman show from Friends
- You're a Rat Bastard Charlie Brown - Saturday Night Live