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Happiness-Themed Play Scripts for 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 Kidnapped Santa Claus

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from L. Frank Baum

Plots and schemes are being hatched to kidnap Santa! That means no toys for good little girls and boys. Adapted from the story by L. Frank Baum.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 44 pages

The Merrie Christmas Show

by Lindsay Price

A group of lively travelling players take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. Flexible casting, and audience participation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 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

Moonbow Miraculous

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 40 minutes
  • 14 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

Moonbow Miraculous: Competition-Length Version

by Kirk Shimano

If someone has a secret they’ve been clutching to their heart, the moonbow’s glow will give them the courage to share their true selves

  • About 20 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 21 pages

Mummu

by Kirk Shimano

A one act play inspired by an ancient Sumerian myth depicting one of the first Mesopotamian gods.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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

neeT Teen

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about teen life – backwards, forwards and inside-out. Told through a variety of forms: kitchen sink, absurd, movement and song.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 6 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

Nerd Herd

by Christian Kiley

A funny and endearing look at love, dreams, slushes, and the unexpected twists and turns that life takes when you’re saving the universe.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 1 Any Gender, Extras as needed
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

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

Pandemic Pancake

by Lindsay Price

How will you respond to this evolving new world?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Pauper Princess

by Holly Beardsley inspired by Mark Twain

A retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 10 M + 28 W + 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 71 pages

The Pretty Princess Dollhouse for Pretty Princesses

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

Gabi is suffering from metaphoric asthma. The walls are closing in and she can’t breathe.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 16 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

A Recipe of Me

by Kate Kilpatrick

Heartfelt stories about a family told through recipes.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Red Tee

by Lindsay Price

It’s time for role call. Who are you?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 5 W + 6 Any Gender + 1 M or W + 1 Trans M + 1 Non-Binary, Expandable to 29
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 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

Smarty Pants

by Bradley Hayward

Dallas is a real smarty pants and can't wait to show off. But he's in for a shock. His new class is very different. A fantastic competition piece.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 32 pages

The Snow Show

by Lindsay Price

A character driven toboggan ride through every experience you've ever had with snow. Wish for a snow day, make a snow angel, catch the first snowflake.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 4 M + 8 W, Expandable to 7M 13W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

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