Adaptations of Classical Work

Agatha Rex

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles
A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.  
Two Acts, 9M+10W, Simple Set, 72 pages

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Alice

Alice

adapted by Lindsay Price from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic book. Practical solutions to all special effects. A magical trip to Wonderland! 
45 Minutes, 2M+3W+8 Either, Plus Ensemble, Simple Set, 27 pages

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Ariadne's Thread, The Adventures of Theseus and the Minotaur

Ariadne's Thread, The Adventures of Theseus and the Minotaur

by Judith White
30 Minutes, 4M+5W+9 Either, Plus Chorus, Simple set, 30 pages

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As You Like It

As You Like It

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's love filled comedy 
45 Minutes, 9M+4W+6 Either, Simple Set, 27 pages

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

adapted by Lindsay Price from Chaucer
Chaucer's classic collection of tales comes to life in a lively adaptation. Great characters, lots of humour, strong ensemble work. Text uses modern English. 
Two Acts, 4M+4W, Easily Expandable, Simple Set, 69 pages

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Circus Olympus

Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price
The Greek Geek Circus has come to town with a ton of myths to share. A gleeful celebration with a large cast expansion, parts for all and a choice of length.  
Two Acts, 6M+9W, Easily Expandable, Simple Set, 63 pages

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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identity. 
60 Minutes, 5M+5W+8 Either, + jailers, officers, and attendants. Doubling possible., Simple Set, 41 pages

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Drop Dead, Juliet!

Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams
Juliet has had enough! No more poison, stabbing, or dying. Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes.  
30 Minutes, 4M+13W, Simple Set, 30 pages

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Drum Taps

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life. 
35 Minutes, Simple Set, 66 pages

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Drum Taps

Drum Taps (Small Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
35 Minutes, 2M+3W, Simple Set

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Drum Taps

Drum Taps (Large Cast Version)

adapted by Lindsay Price from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
35 Minutes, 6M+14W, Simple Set

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Football Romeo

Football Romeo

by Lindsay Price
A hilarious full length modern take on the clash between school cliques. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet. 
Two Acts, 3M+7W, Simple Set, 76 pages

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Theatrefolk's Ten-Minute Play Collection

Football Romeo (Ten Minute Version)

by Lindsay Price
10 Minutes, 2M+2W, Simple Set

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Hamlet

Hamlet

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of murder, ghosts and revenge. 
60 Minutes, 15M+9W, Doubling possible, Simple Set, 47 pages

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Hamlette

Hamlette

by Allison Williams
Hamlet is played by a girl in this twisty-turny comedic interpretation of the classic Danish tale. 
30 Minutes, 1M+1W+3 Either, Expandable to 13, Simple Set, 20 pages

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

by Shirley Barrie
An inventive re-telling of the Grimms' fairy tale. Puppetry, percussive rhythms, twists in language, and unique characterizations.  
56 Minutes, 2M+3W+2 Either, Percussionists and Puppeteers, Simple Set, 56 pages

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Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol

Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol

adapted by Lindsay Price from A Christmas Carol by 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. 
Two Acts, 6M+13W, Expandable to 11M 20W, Simple Set, 63 pages

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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. 
30 Minutes, 5M+7W, Plus Ensemble, Simple Set., 31 pages

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Lord of the Pies

Lord of the Pies

by Clint Snyder
A pie shop erupts into panic after Franny, a brash cat-lady, announces the arrival of the apocalypse. A Lord of the Flies parody. 
30 Minutes, 2M+12W+7 Either, Simple Set, 20 pages

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Macbeth

Macbeth

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tale of ambition and murder 
60 Minutes, 16M+6W, Doubling Possible, Interior and Exterior, 33 pages

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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. 
60 Minutes, 6M+8W+7 Either, Interior and Exterior, 40 pages

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Mmmbeth

Mmmbeth

by Allison Williams
An hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! 
45 Minutes, 5W+5 Either, Simple Set, 35 pages

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Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams
A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play 
30 Minutes, 5W+5 Either, Simple Set, 28 pages

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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare
This one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy brims with wordplay, romance, and deceit 
45 Minutes, 4M+4W+8 Either, Doubling possible, Interior and Exterior, 26 pages

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Much Ado High School

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. 
30 Minutes, 5M+6W, Simple Set, 28 pages

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Myth-o-logues

Myth-o-logues

by Janice Harris
A fantastic one act and classroom resource filled with monologues from Greek mythology. 
40 Minutes, 14M+17W, Simple Set, 42 pages

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The Myths at the Edge of the World

The Myths at the Edge of the World

by Matthew Webster
50 Minutes, 2M+3W+2 Either, Expandable to 30, Simple set, 42 pages

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Robert Browning
There are consequences for the people of Hamelin when they refuse to pay the Piper. A theatricalization of the Robert Browning poem.  
20 Minutes, 23 Either, Rats, Simple Set, 23 pages

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Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare
A modern English one act version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. 
40 Minutes, 7M+2W+3 Either, Easily Expandable, Interior and Exterior, 28 pages

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Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. 
60 Minutes, 16M+4W, Doubling possible, Interior and Exterior, 39 pages

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Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's controversial tale about the relationships between men and women. 
60 Minutes, 5M+3W+9 Either, Interior and Exterior, 38 pages

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The Tempest

The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare
A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard. 
40 Minutes, 7M+2W, Exterior, 27 pages

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Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience. 
35 Minutes, 3M+3W+7 Either, + Wonderland Ensemble, Simple Set, 38 pages

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The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

by Dave Hammers
Two Acts, 5M+4W+22 Either, Simple set, 85 pages

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Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy filled with unrequited love, disguises, and a shipwreck.  
45 Minutes, 6M+3W+6 Either, Doubling Possible, Simple Set, 33 pages

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Will and Whimsy: Sixteen Dramatically Illustrated Sonnets of Shakespeare

Will and Whimsy: Sixteen Dramatically Illustrated Sonnets of Shakespeare

by Alan Haehnel
Shakespeare's Sonnets come alive in this play where modern scenes play hand in hand with the original text. Very flexible casting. 
50 Minutes, 8 Either, Expandable to 35, Simple Set, 43 pages

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