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Plays Mixing Drama with Comedy

Looking for a mix of drama and comedy? Check out these great options.

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles

A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 9 M + 10 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 72 pages

Body Body

by Lindsay Price

Madeline has body issues. So much so that her different body parts are coming to life and talking back. But Madeline is tired of feeling bad about her body.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 54 pages

The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Who lies at the bottom of the lake? An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Multiple Locations
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Box

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about the boxes we find ourselves in.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Bungee Jump Bear Trap

by Lindsay Price

Sometimes you need to leap without knowing what the outcome will be.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

La Caja

by Lindsay Price

A Spanish translation of the middle school vignette play Box.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 9 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

Characters Behaving Badly

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play asks students to look at the concept of what it means to be “good” and “bad.”

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 5 Any Gender + 1 Trans W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 pages

Completely, Absolutely Normal: Vignettes About LGBTQ+ Teens

by Bradley Walton

Ten interconnected vignettes with LGBTQ+ themes.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 W + 8 M or W + 1 Trans M
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

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

The Factory

by Lindsay Price

Robots will always do their jobs better than real people. And rules are what make the Factory productive.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

Finding Jo March

by Laramie Dean

You should know right away that this is not a traditional adaptation of Little Women.

  • About 120 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 1 Any Gender + 3 W or NB
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 85 pages

Finishing Sentences

by Scott Giessler

A play that forces us to consider the human side of the people we often dismiss.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W + 8 Any Gender, Easily expandable
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 44 pages

The First Herald Angel

by John Donald O'Shea

On the first Christmas Eve, a shepherd meets an angel who states something miraculous is about to occur. The shepherd's wife has her doubts.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 15 pages

The Gift

by Lindsay Price inspired by O. Henry

A teen transforms from shallow and selfish to giving and selfless. How did it happen? A wonderful holiday play inspired by The Gift of the Magi.

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 96 pages

The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 M + 10 W + 1 Any Gender, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Hansel and Gretel

by Shirley Barrie

An inventive re-telling of the Grimms' fairy tale. Puppetry, percussive rhythms, twists in language, and unique characterizations.

  • About 56 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender, Percussionists and Puppeteers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 56 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

Hoodie

by Lindsay Price

This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 7 W, Expandable to 18W 13M
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

Jealousy Jane

by Lindsay Price

Jane is a jealous girl. So much so it's turned into a life-sized monster that follows her everywhere. What happens when Jealousy takes over your life?

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

Labeled

by Lindsay Price

We label people every day. We’ve done it in the past, we’ll do it in the future.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 6 W + 15 Any Gender + 1 Trans M, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

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