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Romantic comedy Play Scripts for Schools

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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 9 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

Better Than The Movie

by Jeffrey Harr

First dates can be the worst or the best. Especially when you're on a date with the guy or girl of your dreams.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 12 pages

Better Than The Movie - Socially Distanced Version

by Jeffrey Harr

A socially-distanced version of Better Than the Movie.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Building Blocks

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 11 pages

Building Blocks, Virtually

by Jeffrey Harr

A boy and a girl share words of wisdom straight from their parents' mouths.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Double Click

by Bradley Hayward

Young love blossoms when two teenagers flip open their laptops and start chatting.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Epic Adventures in a Rinky-Dink Art Museum

by Ken Preuss

A character driven comedy about art, romance, and mystery. This rinky-dink art museum holds more interest than what first meets the eye.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 5 M + 7 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo

by Treanor Baring

A mix-up in the chemistry club creates a horrendous goo that takes over John Dalton School.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Version

by Treanor Baring

A 35 minute cutting of the original suitable for competition.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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 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.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 6 M + 8 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 W + 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 26 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

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

The 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.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

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

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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

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.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Expandable to 35
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

You're Cosplaying My Song

by Jeffrey Harr

Love conquers all, even for a Queen Elf and a Jedi in Omega Six.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 9 pages

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