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Betrayal-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure

by John Donald O'Shea

A delightful melodrama replete with broad comedy, memorable characters, and plenty of booing and hissing for the stovepipe-hat-wearing villain!

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 6 W, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

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

Mmmbeth

by Allison Williams

An hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Updated Version.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams

A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play. Updated version.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 W + 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 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

Myth-o-logues

by Janice Harris

A fantastic one act and classroom resource filled with monologues from Greek mythology.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 M + 17 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 42 pages

The One

by Steven Stack

A group of friends end up at a haunted house, in a room that may or may not actually exist, where they’re faced with a decision that could doom one of them... or all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

One Hundred Lies

by Alan Haehnel

In this poignant comedy, Liz Nostrand presents her life as a competition: 100 significant lies told by and to Liz. But what about the lies she's told herself?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 10 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 27 pages

Pandora's Fire

by Judith White

Pandora's curiosity gets the better of her in this theatrical retelling of the Greek myth.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 3 Any Gender, Plus chorus
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 24 pages

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.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender, Rats
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 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

Puzzle Pieces

by Krista Boehnert

An exploration of teen issues through a series of monologues. The characters speak frankly about their fears, their futures, and their day to day life.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 20 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

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allan Poe

A vivid and theatrical adaptation of some of Poe's best known works. Multi length versions to fit every performance need.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 51 pages

Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

by Bradley Hayward

The lives of seven teenagers become intertwined in this humorous and oftentimes bittersweet collection of ten minute plays. Multiple lengths available.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13M+17W+3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 88 pages

Solo-Speare!: Shakespearean Monologues For Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean monologues for student actors.

  • 17 M + 18 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 73 pages

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

  • About 105 minutes
  • 3 M + 13 W, Expandable to 5M+15W+7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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