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  • book cover Voices from the Bible - Monologues for Women

    Voices from the Bible: Monologues for Women

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Females
    These fictional monologues by Gillette Elvgren from women in the Bible range from the profound and moving to the comic and even sassy. Find the characters you would expect: Mary, Mother of Jesus; Mary Magdalene; and Martha. Add to that the Witch of Endor and Claudia, the wife of Pilate and you have a vibrant mix of voices, both serious and comic. This monologues can be performed as an evening or individually as a portion of church or school events
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  • Monologues for Men - Voices from the Old Testament

    Monologues for Men: Voices from the Old Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    In these voices from the Old Testament, prolific Christian writer Gillette Elvgren brings to live both characters from the Bible, but also voices of contemporary men of faith, struggling or affirming their beliefs. Perfect not only for inclusion in religious services and programs, but also as audition pieces.

    For performance rights for individual monologues, please contact HaveScripts/Blue Moon Plays for information at

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  • Group S.O.S. Play Collection - Front cover

    Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 - 60 minutes

    In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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  • Front cover Shorts for All Seasons America Revisited - 6 Satirical short Plays

    Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited


    Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited, a 10-minute play collection by the Virginia Playwrights Forum, skewers the American political and social landscape. From taxes and lotteries, to classrooms and talk show hosts, the foibles of present-day America are revealed.

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    I Am The Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren

    I Am the Brother of Dragons is a collection of teen plays by Gillette Elvgren.  Suicide, drug abuse, school drop out, and peer pressure are among the teen challenges that form the substance of the dramas in these 50-minute plays.

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  • Fron Cover Shakespeare On-The-Go Shakespeare Adapted For Young Audiences

    Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences

    by Gillette Elvgren

    Shakespeare-On-The-Go by Gillette Elvgren comprises 4 plays by Shakespeare adapted for young audiences and include: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. As participatory theater they appeal to elementary school students. With those elements removed, each play’s frame story is producible as a play for teens or for teen drama groups to perform for a younger audience.

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  • Lamb's Tales - Christmas Plays and Pageants

    Lamb’s Tales

    by Gerald Gurka
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • Variable Casting--roles for actors from 4 to 100

    Lamb’s Tales: Four Simple Nativity Plays for the Littlest Lambs and Six Christmas Pageants for the Flock by Gerald Gurka, consists of skits and pageants for the Christian holiday.  Short plays to be performed by children as young as 4 and adults will allow everyone in a religious community to star in their church’s celebration.

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  • Fron Cover A Mirror in Time reflections on Love, Relationships and Marriage

    A Mirror in Time

    by Doris Gwaltney

    The monologues and dialogues in A Mirror in Time: History in First Person–Reflections on Love, Relationships & Marriage by Doris Gwaltney focus on how love and marriage may have changed course of history.  The monologues include: Katherine Parr, Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare, Susanna Wesley, William Byrd II, Patrick Henry, Tsali of the Cherokee, Edgar Allan Poe, Kate Hogarth Dickens, Johannes Brahms, Emma Wedgewood Darwin, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Harriet Tubman, George Edward Pickett, and La Salle Corbell.

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  • Fron Cover Spread Your Garment Over Me

    Spread Your Garment Over Me

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Females

    A monologue collection by Gillette Elvgren, based on women from the Bible, presents issues of faith, religion, and contemporary challenges. SPREAD YOUR GARMENT OVER ME (Ruth, 3:9) is written as a series of monologues and songs which capture the spirit and character of several women revealed to us in the Bible.

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  • Book Front Cover independence day

    Independence Day

    by Marj O'Neill-Butler
    • 10 - 40 minutes

    In these three short comedies for seniors by Marj O’Neill-Butler,  characters of a certain age struggle against grown children, spouses, or former tormentors to maintain their own psychological and social independence.

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  • Play Script - Short Shorts for Seniors Book Cover Image

    Short Shorts for Seniors

    by Ludmilla Bollow
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1+Females 2+Males Max 12 Min 3 (Doubling Possible)

    French fries are outlawed? Animals invade a retirement community? Did we hear polka music? This collection of five short plays for seniors is funny and touching at the same time. These plays by prize-winning playwright and award-winning actress Ludmilla Bollow, illustrate the drama that touches our everyday lives.

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  • Friends and Relations plays for seniors book cover image

    Friends and Relations

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 30 - 90 minutes
    • 3+ Males 3+ Females Max 10 Min 5

    A collection of short comedies for seniors by Evan Guilford-Blake. The short comedies may be performed separately or together by a cast of as few as five or as many as 10.

    Contains these titles:
    Old Friends -Two strangers meet on a park bench,
    The Baby – A pregnancy brings new challenges into old relationships
    Strangers in the Night – An older woman meets a younger man on the deck of the SS Sinatra, a recreational cruise ship, somewhere in the Caribbean


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  • I Love Jack Kerouac - Short Play Scripts for Seniors Cover Image

    I Love Jack Kerouac

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 10 - 30 minutes
    • (Doubling Possible), 3+ Males 2+ Females Max 8+ Min 3

    Three short quirky Rom-Coms for senior performers by Jan Quackenbush. In the title play, a lonely waitress finds hope through a character strangely resembling Jack Kerouac.  In “A Rose, A Cane” an aging couple comes to terms with their declining years. In “Two Roads Diverge”, a Vermont farmer encounters life of the strangest kind during a chance meeting at a fence at his property’s fence line…


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  • Frankenstein Play Script Book Cover

    Frankenstein… or The Modern Prometheus

    by Kathleen Lockwood Mcblair
    • 120 Minutes
    • 7 Males 3 Females Max 13 Min 10 (Doubling Possible)

    Earlier versions of this adaptation have been performed in school and community theatres since 1980. Audiences love it and scream heartily every time the Creature arrives in the window. The open staging works well and makes the scene changes easy to accomplish. In one production, the Creature entered and exited through the audience, which was raked and acted as the mountain path. Parents and kids screamed together!


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  • Cover- Elder Pair - Four senior Comedies


    by Pat Montley
    • 15 -90 minutes
    • 2+M 2+F Min 2 Max 8

    Four short comedies by Pat Montley, for the young-at-heart senior community, these plays dramatize a variety of romantic relationships among characters who are determined to live their lives to the fullest. They may be performed as a complete program for the evening or separately as short plays.

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  • Charming Princes and Wicked Queens

    Charming Princes and Wicked Queens

    by Mickey Coburn

    Adaptations of three favorite fairy tales, these plays for the young at heart have been produced in children’s theaters, as well as classrooms. Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White count unique characters among their more familiar companions.  (The dwarves are the seven brothers Hoffenstein–Mandel, Mertel, Werther, Wenzel, Stoffel, Steffel and Fritz! The Sleeping Beauty is an adaptation of the original Perrault.)

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