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Betrayal-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W, Plus Domestics (chorus)
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Frankenstein Among the Dead

adapted by Laramie Dean from the novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Thunder and lightning tear apart the night sky while two young women explore the story of Frankenstein

  • About 95 minutes
  • 8 M + 7 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 81 pages

Free - Version 1

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 10 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Free - Version 2

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed. More parts for girls in Version 2.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Friend Request

by Bradley Hayward

Thanks to a series of ill-fated friend requests, a doctored photo of a student spreads like wildfire among a group of teenagers.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

The Girl on the Side of the Road

by Steven Stack

Cal and Jane end up stranded on a dark and lonely road. They make the unfortunate decision of helping a girl who only wants to get home to Mother.

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

Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 8 M + 12 W + 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 57 pages

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.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 15 M + 9 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark

by Chris Stiles

Denmark is plagued with zombies in this gruesomely comic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 11 Any Gender, Plus Extras
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 36 pages

Hamlette

by Allison Williams

Hamlet is played by a girl in this twisty-turny comedic interpretation of the classic Danish tale.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 20 pages

Have You Heard?

by Krista Boehnert

This monologue-based play explores what happens when rumours and secrets spin out of control. What makes a secret more powerful: when it's true or a lie?

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 pages

Heirlooms

by Steven Stack

Tara and Dane find themselves in possession of the legendary “hook hand” and learn that “finders keepers” is not always what it’s cracked up to be.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Horror Movie 101: Failing Can Be Deadly

by Steven Stack

A collection of five hauntingly humorous tales.

  • About 55 minutes
  • 5 M + 16 W, double and triple casting possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 53 pages

The House

by Lindsay Price

Based on four creepy stories about haunted houses.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 5 M + 9 W + 14 Any Gender
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 pages

The House - Competition Length Version

by Lindsay Price

A competition-length cutting of The House

  • About 35 minutes
  • 25 Any Gender, 19 with doubling
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

Isolation

by Steven Stack

Karen wants to have one more get together with her sister and some of their friends before she graduates. But an unexpected (and unseen) guest is waiting for all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 5 W
  • 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

Just Girls Talking

by Robert Wing

A drama for six women that will have your audience talking long after they leave the theatre.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 30 pages

The Last Dance

by Lindsay Price

Two am is never the right time to tell your best friend what you think of her while studying Algebra.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

A Lighter Shade of Noir

by Patrick Derksen

A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 62 pages

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