|Time:||approx. 3-5 minutes|
|Recommended age:||from 10|
|Size of group:||3 performers|
|Time for preparation:||none, only 10-15 minutes to train the sketch|
Two men meet on the street. They are fighting (only pretend to fight!) with each other. Suddenly one of then thumps the other to the ground and runs away. He runs after the first man with fists flying.
The man who was hit sits at a table and writes on a large piece of paper. He then rings a bell. A butler appears. The man rolls up the paper and passes it to the butler. Once he is gone, the man practices with a pistol.
The butler gives the paper to the man who hit out. He unfolds it and reads it. Once the butler has left he fetches his pistol and points at a target. Optional: Shoot 2 or 3 times with a cork banger.
The hit man comes along with an assistant. The other man too. The two assistants measure out the distance for the dual and give the men the spot where they should stand. The assistants (in the middle) are having a conversation while they each take a pistol from the box. They hand the pistols to the duellers. One of the assistants tells his friend (just pretend!), that he should shoot first. The dueller lists his pistol and shoots. Someone falls over — it is his opponent’s assistant who was standing a few paces to the right of the dueller. Then it is the other man’s turn. He shoots. Someone falls over — it is the other assistant. The two opponents go toward each other, throw their pistols away, give each other a hug and walk off arm in arm.
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