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Theatre-Themed Play Scripts for Schools

Football Romeo (Ten Minute Version)

by Lindsay Price

A football player tries to tackle Shakespeare.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

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

The Gift

by Lindsay Price inspired by O. Henry

A teen transforms from shallow and selfish to giving and selfless. How did it happen? A wonderful holiday play inspired by The Gift of the Magi.

  • About 90 minutes
  • 4 M + 13 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 96 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

Huge Hands

by Billy Houck

A scrawny teenaged boy envisions the perfect way to fight back.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools

Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol

adapted by Lindsay Price from Charles Dickens

A modern take on the classic Dickens tale. Eddie Scrooge is a 17-year-old Bah Humbug of a guy. Till one Christmas Eve when three ghosts change his life.

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 13 W, Expandable to 11M 20W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 63 pages

If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

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

If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry - Virtual Version

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first virtual play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 2 W
  • Virtual Production
  • 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

Layers

by Gary Rodgers

Step inside Robin’s world as he grapples with his conscience and his anti-conscience. And then deeper still as the writer tries to figure out an ending... which he may not be able to do if he’s not actually the writer.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 2 M + 1 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 36 pages

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

adapted by Lindsay Price from Washington Irving

What will happen when Icabod Crane comes face to face with the headless horseman? An adaptation of the Washington Irving story.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 5 M + 7 W, Plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set.
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

Life, Off Book

by Scott Giessler

What happens when Ophelia and Jeb have to tear themselves away from the script and live life off book?

  • About 35 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 10 Any Gender, Plus ensemble
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 33 pages

Lose Not Thy Head

by Gary Rodgers

Joan has been sentenced to lose her head for impersonating her famous brother William Shakespeare.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 34 pages

Magic Fairy in the Microwave

by Dara Murphy

An ordinary girl has an overactive imagination. Maybe. This is a fast physical extravaganza with guns, knives, and blood. Kittens will be harmed.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W + 5 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 24 pages

Malled: Two One Act Plays for Young Women

by Colleen Neuman

Many things happen in a mall. Heartbreak, Uncomfortable truths,True friendship, Cosmic questions with your french fries. Two plays. Great parts for girls.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 38 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

Middle School Monologues: Guys

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of middle school monologues for boys. All monologues from published Theatrefolk plays.

  • 20 M
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 55 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

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