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Farce Play Scripts for Schools

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

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 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

Roshambo

by Brian Borowka

Some people take Rock-Paper-Scissors (aka Roshambo) seriously. Very seriously.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 11 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 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

She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 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

The Support Group from Hell

by Jeffrey Harr

Wendy walks into a typical teen support group but quickly discovers that that the others are anything but typical.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

Nothing stands in the way of the green grass. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 11 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about communication. Great for classwork.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W, Expandable to 33
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

ths phne 2.0: the next generation

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play that looks at 21st century communication. Blog your innermost thoughts. Break up by text. Express your deepest emotions through LOL's and smilies.

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

Typecast

by Amanda Murray Cutalo

Students have all mysteriously been cast in the “wrong” roles.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

The Virtual Support Group from Hell

by Jeffrey Harr

Wendy joins an online teen support group. However, she quickly discovers that the others are anything but typical.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Wait Wait Bo Bait

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play all about waiting. Great scenes, great characters, flexible casting, easy staging.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 22 pages

Wait Wait Bo Bait (Middle School Edition)

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about waiting. Great scenes, great characters, flexible casting, easy to stage.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 22 pages

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