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Play Scripts for Schools featuring Physical comedy

The Perils of Modern Education

by Matthew Webster

A comedic romp through the stresses and struggles of making it through the school day.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

The Plucky Pie Murder

by Dara Murphy

The star quarterback has been charged with murdering the mascot and a farce of a trial ensues. The audience plays the jury in this black comedy.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 8 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Postcards from Shakespeare

by Allison Williams

Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. Queen Elizabeth sends him on a trip around the world to find inspiration.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

Prom Night

by Sylvia Davenport-Veith

An unlikely romance between the outcast and the linebacker brings prom night magic.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 pages

Rainbows vs. Bunnies: Annihilation

by Bradley Walton

A talking bunny. A talking rainbow. Plus annihilation.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender, 8 actors possible with doubling
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Rebootilization

by Alan Haehnel

Stories are under attack. It's a pandemic so big, the government’s involved. The rebootilization plan is foolproof so long as pirates don't get loose....

  • About 120 minutes
  • 13 M + 15 W + 25 Any Gender, Expandable to 85+
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 82 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 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 37 pages

The Robbed Reindeer

by Lindsay Price

Christmas is doomed! Santa's reindeer are missing their antlers. Without them they can't fly straight. Joe Mufferaw must save the day! Great audience participation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 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 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

  • About 50 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 W, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

Shakespeare's Bachelorette

by Lea Marshall

This is the Shakespeare/Dating show mash-up you’ve been waiting for!

  • About 35 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Shakespeare's Super Snowy Seasonal Sleigh Ride Stage Show!

by Lindsay Price

Shakespeare’s characters deserve to celebrate the holidays too!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 11 W + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 58 pages

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 26 pages

Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

by Lindsay Price

Your first car. Getting your license, Getting pulled over. The relationship between teen and car makes a great backdrop for this vignette play.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

Skid Marks 2: Are We There Yet?

by Lindsay Price

The cross country road trip is the focus of this vignette play. Great for a classroom project or for competition. Short scenes with interesting characters.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 5 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 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 Snow Show

by Lindsay Price

A character driven toboggan ride through every experience you've ever had with snow. Wish for a snow day, make a snow angel, catch the first snowflake.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W, Expandable to 7M 13W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Split

by Bradley Hayward

Children of divorce are united through humor in this honest and theatrical look at the day to day reality of growing up in a family that's been torn apart.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable to 28
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Stereotype High

by Jeffrey Harr

High school is full of stereotypes – or is it?

  • About 105 minutes
  • 9 M + 9 W + 4 Any Gender, Plus onstage crew
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 107 pages

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