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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Ensemble

Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 8 M + 12 W + 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 57 pages

The Happiness Shop

by Lindsay Price

Why aren't middle school students full of smiles, hugs and hi-fives? They’re too young to have problems.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 9 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

The House

by Lindsay Price

Based on four creepy stories about haunted houses.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 5 M + 9 W + 14 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

The House - Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

A competition-length cutting of The House

  • About 35 minutes
  • 25 Any Gender, 19 with doubling
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol

adapted by Lindsay Price from Charles Dickens

A modern take on the classic Dickens tale. Eddie Scrooge is a 17-year-old Bah Humbug of a guy. Till one Christmas Eve when three ghosts change his life.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 13 W, Expandable to 11M 20W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 63 pages

Jane Austen, Completely Zoomed

by Treanor Baring

A fast-paced, witty modern take on Austen’s six classic masterpieces.

  • About 60 minutes
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from L. Frank Baum

Plots and schemes are being hatched to kidnap Santa! That means no toys for good little girls and boys. Adapted from the story by L. Frank Baum.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 44 pages

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

adapted by Lindsay Price from Washington Irving

What will happen when Icabod Crane comes face to face with the headless horseman? An adaptation of the Washington Irving story.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 7 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set.
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

Look Me in the Eye

by Lindsay Price

In the future teenagers are obedient and polite. But this behaviour comes at a price. A thought-provoking harrowing tale.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 23 pages

The Merrie Christmas Show

by Lindsay Price

A group of lively travelling players take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. Flexible casting, and audience participation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Mírame en los Ojos

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of Look Me in the Eye.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 23 pages

Monster Problems

by Lindsay Price

The transition from middle school to high school can be filled with problems. Monster problems.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 9 M + 13 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

Moonbow Miraculous

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Moonbow Miraculous: Competition-Length Version

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 20 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 21 pages

Much Ado High School

by Lindsay Price

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance? An enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare with lightning-fast pace and snappy dialogue.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 6 W
  • 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

One Hundred Lies

by Alan Haehnel

In this poignant comedy, Liz Nostrand presents her life as a competition: 100 significant lies told by and to Liz. But what about the lies she's told herself?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 10 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 27 pages

Pandemic Pancake

by Lindsay Price

How will you respond to this evolving new world?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Pandora's Fire

by Judith White

Pandora's curiosity gets the better of her in this theatrical retelling of the Greek myth.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 3 Any Gender, Plus chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Passing Period Purgatory

by Christian Kiley

Sometimes the hardest part of school is getting from one class to the next.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 13 Any Gender + 1 Non-Binary
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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