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numeral 4 FOUR ACTORS

Plays with a maximum of four actors. The plays have roles for four actors of either gender but may have more than three characters of either gender, so doubling of roles is possible.

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  • refraction of light play script front cover

    Refraction of Light

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    Professional, Simple Set

    On the day World War II ends, another war begins.  Joe Taylor, an African-American veteran decides he wants to marry Nettie French, a childhood sweetheart, and buy the house belonging to Rose Beauchamp, a white teacher who has befriended both Nettie, daughter of Rose’s deceased best friend, and Joe and encouraged their friendship and academic aspirations. Rose’s prejudice rears its head and her reluctance to sell her house to Joe sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all their futures. Harry Rosen, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany, enters their lives and helps them find their way home.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • Cell by Bonnie Culver

    Cell

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 15 minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females

    Bare Stage, Comedy

    Cell, a 10-minute play takes us inside connecting and disconnecting calls among 4 different cell phone users attempting to find answers to the central problems in their lives with sometimes odd results.

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    $5.00
  • Shakespeare-on-the-go

    Midsummer Night’s Dream for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    In this one-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy by Gillette Elvgren, four players in a traveling clown troupe wake up one morning to discover that they have been abandoned by the other members of the company. That evening they are required to perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM before the local Squire and they have to madly re-invent the play so that it can be done with four clowns.

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    $7.99$75.00
  • Shakespeare on the go

    Macbeth for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    Flexible Casting, Highly Theatrical, Interactive, Large Puppets, Minimal Set, Participatory, Touring

    A thrilling one-act adaptation for children of Shakespeare’s harrowing story of the ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The theme of greed and ambition is emphasized. The role of the Porter is expanded to provide more comic relief. The Porter and the Witches serve as intermediaries between the play and the audience. Makes the Shakespeare story fully accessible to a younger audience.
    Ideal for grades 3 – 8, the small-cast drama tours easily. It has a framed story involving a teen drama group. It also works as a teen one-act play, when the participatory elements are removed,

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    $7.99$75.00
  • In the Second Place - A One-Act Play

    In the Second Place

    by B.A. Hite
    • 20 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 1 Female, Min/Max 4

    A one-act comedy by B. A. Hite. When a young lawyer finds himself locked into an apartment for rent he was viewing, he becomes increasingly panicked. As he calls for help, various residents of the building come to the door and attempt to rescue him. One voice, however, is especially attractive to the lawyer!

     

     

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    $5.75$50.00
  • By Gillette Elvgren

    I Am the Brother of Dragons – Script

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    In this insightful drama by Gillette Elvgren, a family struggles to cope with drug addiction. Highly theatrical, the actors wear the masks that represent the many disguises they all assume in the dance of addiction.

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    $13.95
  • Fron Cover Herschel and Happy Participatory Comedy for Children

    Herschel and Happy

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    Herschel and Happy, a play for children by Mickey Coburn, consists of 3 short plays which follow two wandering friends who can’t stay out of mischief. These plays are highly participatory for a younger audience. The show lasts approximately an hour.

    Written for children, to be performed by adults.  The show tours easily with simple sets, costumes, and props.

    Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • monologue collection For the least of these

    For the Least of These

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1 Male 4 Females Max 4 Min 1

    A Collection of Inspirational Monologues by Gillette Elvgren, this play is a compendium of monologues by great Christian women since the 3rd Century A.D.  For the Least of These can be performed by a single actress as a one-woman show, or by several actresses. For the use of single monologues as part of a religious service, email [email protected]

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    $9.99$95.00
  • The Devil's Due Play Script Book Cover

    The Devil’s Due

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4

    Choices, Competitions, Depression, Mania

    In The Devil’s Due, a one-act drama/comedy, an artist, Eric Talmadge, confronts the decline of his aesthetic powers and the possible dissolution of his marriage. In a satiric tour de force, a visitor—possibly a neighboring psychiatrist and possibly a more fearsome presence—offers him a possible way out of his dilemma. Is M. Boudreaux really an unorthodox psychiatrist practicing from his apartment in NYC or does he represent a power other than the mind? And what choice does he give Eric in order to regain his peace of mind and his artistic abilities?

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    $7.00$75.00
  • The Boarding House - Adapted from James Joyce

    The Boarding House

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 3 Females

    Colleges, Community, Fundraiser, High School

    A one-act play, The Boarding House is a dramatic satire, by David.H. Klein, of the story by James Joyce. Mrs. Mooney, the owner of a boarding house of questionable reputation, uses the wiles of her daughter Polly and the power of the Church to snare one of her more respectable boarders as her potential son-in-law.

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    $7.95$50.00
  • The Concise Christmas Carol Adaptation

    The Concise Christmas Carol

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male (up to 4 possible)

    A 50-minute condensed monologue adapted from Charles Dickens’ Scrooge. How the ghosts who haunt him, eventually transform a lonely, stingy, bitter old man into a generous, infectiously cheerful humanitarian. D.D. Delaney, a professional actor, playwright, journalist, and poet has adapted the familiar holiday classic for the stage. Written as a monologue, it can also be performed by 4 actors.   Ideal for Christmas celebrations, house performances, and readers theater.  Downloadable PDF available.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • From the Back Seat Comedy Play Script Book Cover

    From the Back Seat

    by Kay Rhoads
    • 40 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4

    Minimal Set, Older Cast

    A one-act family comedy with senior actors. Who controls the family car? Harold promised to give Emma a more exciting life. But who will be in the driving seat?  Their 40-year old  daughter and son-in-law think Harold  is past it, but he wants to show them he still has what it takes.  This play works well for community theaters, senior groups, and Readers Theater.

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    $9.00$75.00

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