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Obedience-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

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 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

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

  • About 55 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 pages

The Pregnancy Project

by Lindsay Price

A pregnancy project turns real when Lucy's test turns pink. No statistics. No preaching. Just well-drawn characters and an engaging story.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 15 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 47 pages

Pressure

by Lindsay Price

Four teenagers struggle with pressures. The Refugee, the newbie, the perfectionist and the less than perfect. Everything comes to a head the week before prom.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 10 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 35 pages

The Revolting Cheerleaders

by John Donald O'Shea

When cheerleaders raise their fists in revolt, you never know what's going to happen next!

  • About 40 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern English one act version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W + 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 4 W, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Scarlet Expectations of a Drowned Maiden and Two Greek Queens

by Robert Wing

A talk show welcomes some of literature's most memorable women who just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to men.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 W + 4 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 26 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

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

Stroke Static

by Lindsay Price

The heartbreaking look at dementia from the inside. The struggle between real and fantasy. Past and present. An award-winning theatrical experience.

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

Sweep Under Rug

by Lindsay Price

In the future the issue of poverty is solved through separation and subserviance. A teen causes trouble simply because she wants to better herself.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 34 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

Ten / Two

by Lindsay Price

Ten plays for two actors. The plays can be performed individually or all together for a full evening of theatre. Excellent for the classroom or competition.

  • About 100 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 81 pages

Ten Minute Play Series: Girls & Guys

by Lindsay Price

A collection of short plays that examines the relationships between girls and guys.

  • About 10 minutes
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 65 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

The Tower of Tyler

by Lindsay Price

Tyler is a star. But his sister is getting tired of keeping his secrets.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 3 M + 8 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Virtual Family

by Christian Kiley

A look at a soothing world where complete dependency on technology takes away all ills. But is everything really perfect?

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 28 pages

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