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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Clowning

...and a Groundhog in a Pear Tree

book & lyrics by Lindsay Pricemusic by Kristin Gauthier

The Twelve Days of Christmas go on strike. Will the holidays be the same? A one act romp with music.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 F + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 60 pages

Arctic Adventure Theatre: The Case of the Crazed Crashers

by Matthew Webster

A big fun online-friendly show in the style of a radio serial.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 F + 13 Any Gender
  • Radio Play
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Baloney, the Pickle, the Zombies, and Other Things I Hide From My Mother

by Bradley Walton

Trevor is in the basement experimenting. He wants to build an army of zombies... by bringing baloney to life. Will his plan work before the expiry date?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 F + 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 pages

Claque Attack: a clapping contemplation on the nature of applause

by Lindsay Price

Do you control the audience or does the audience control you?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 37 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

by Christopher Evans

The question everyone’s asking is “Am I walking out alive today?”

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Cobweb Dreams

by Lindsay Price

Cobweb dreams of a different life, away from Titania's train.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 2 M + 17 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 86 pages

Cobweb Dreams - One Act Version

by Lindsay Price

Cobweb dreams of a different life, away from Titania's train.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 F + 5 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier

by Steven Stack

A follow-up to the very popular Horror Movie 101!

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 F + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Inanimate

by Christian Kiley

Life is a little different for Ani. She talks to inanimate objects and the object talk back. Is she living in a happy, carefree kids’ show or is it something more serious?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 F + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 18 pages

A Midsummer Night's Dream

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's magical tale of mischievous fairies, and love potions.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 6 M + 8 F + 7 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

Mmmbeth

by Allison Williams

An hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Updated Version.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 F + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams

A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play. Updated version.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 F + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Mummu

by Kirk Shimano

A one act play inspired by an ancient Sumerian myth depicting one of the first Mesopotamian gods.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Pauper Princess

by Holly Beardsley inspired by Mark Twain

A retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 10 M + 28 F + 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 71 pages

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 5 M + 11 F, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

by Bradley Walton

Santa is trapped by zombies and two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day.

  • About 80 minutes
  • 24 Any Gender, plus optional extras. Can be done with a cast of 9.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 67 pages

The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 3 F + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Smarty Pants

by Bradley Hayward

Dallas is a real smarty pants and can't wait to show off. But he's in for a shock. His new class is very different. A fantastic competition piece.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

The Wind in the Willows

adapted by Todd Espeland from Kenneth Grahame

A lively and theatrical adaptation of a wonderful classic.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 3 F + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 61 pages

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