Outdoor Plays

Plays For Outdoor Performance

Need a script for open-air theatre performances? We have selected these scripts from our catalogue as being suitable for adaptation to an outdoor venue. Many theatre groups are considering mounting their shows in the open-air due to COVID restrictions on theatres and indoor performance spaces. Plays with outside settings are a great way to have a safely-distanced audience experience for a play. and the venue itself can become an important feature of the production.

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  • Tom and Huck–Breakin’ The Law

    by Gregory Fletcher
    • 110 Minutes
    • M 5-6/ F 2-3/Max 9/Min 7

    Colleges, Comedy, Competitions, Doubling Possible, Edgy Play, Friendship, High School, Teens

    An award-winning romantic comedy that imagines Tom and Huck as gay sixteen-year-olds, trapped in the 1850’s in St. Petersburg, Missouri. The adventures will be familiar, yet comically twisted, full of teenage angst, and discovery of one’s sexuality and uniqueness.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • Monsters

    by Chris Bullard
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1-6M; 1F; Min 1, Max 7

    Auditions, Monologue, Poetic Drama, Variable Length, Bare Stage, Collection, Highly Theatrrical, Reader's Theater

    Seven contemporary monologues that take the audience into a roller coaster ride of the psyche from predators to bizarre takes on the afterlife. Featuring an electric chair experiment, missing body parts and a weird scientific experiment to name a few. Great solo performance ideas.

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    $10.80$79.98
  • Alice in Wonderland

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4 Male 5 Female Min 9/ Max 15+

    Children's Theatre, Comedy, Community, Doubling Possible, Large Cast

    A delightful, one-act play script adapted from the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Staying true to the original, this adaptation for the stage brings all the characters of the original Wonderland to life. Great for classrooms with a diverse student body, for children’s theater, competitions and for reader’s theater.

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    $8.99$125.00
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 4M. 6F. 11 M or F; Variable cast from 12 to 31

    Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Doubling Possible, Fantasy, Flexible Casting, Theatrical Staging Possible

    Alice takes the plunge yet again in this madcap one-act comedy. A glorious romp for the stage,  the world behind the mirror leads her to a realm where everything is backward. Sense is nonsense. Backwards is forwards. The faster you run, the further behind you get.

    Easily performed either in the classroom or on stage. A delight for school drama groups with diverse casting challenges. Downloadable PDF’s for purchase available.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • The Trunk

    by L. Elizabeth Powers
    • 15 minutes
    • 2 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Competitions, Fantasy, Simple Set, Small Cast

    A man is about to board a mysterious train when he is stopped because of the size of his luggage. What is in his trunk that he is so reluctant to part with? And where is the train going? In this 15-minute play, L. Elizabeth Powers bears witness to the fact that it’s never too late to take a different path.

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    $6.97$48.00
  • Angel Band

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 110 Minutes
    • 14 Males, 5 Females, Max. 19+/Min 15

    Drama, Edgy Play, Large Cast, Lust, Prejudice, Tolerance

    Leaders of the snake-handling Signs Following Church in the hills of Appalachia are threatened by the snakes they handle to prove their Godliness and by the law enforcement and child welfare agencies of the surrounding community.  They live side-by-side with the Blue People, a society of outcasts whose skin is marked by a blue skin tone.  Into the mix comes Jay, a shy, possibly autistic, journalist intent on uncovering the secret world of these hidden cultures.

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    $7.99$110.00
  • A Touch of Frost

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female Max/Min 3

    School Touring, Simple Set, Touring

    Three 20-minute comedies in one act.  Wilford, from New York, has just bought and moved to a new homestead in Vermont, but he realizes that his new neighbors may not be from this planet! Mila, her son Klig, and husband Kulerie Klee, live on a farm next to Wilford’s and their adjoining farms are separated only by a stone wall which is beginning to fall apart. What to do? Knock it down? Build it back? – and what are they walling in and walling out? Can be performed by high school, college, university students or groups.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • Voices from the Bible: Monologues for Women

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

    Bare Stage, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    These 16 fictional monologues by Gillette Elvgren are based on women in the Bible. They range from the profound and moving to the comic and even sassy. Find the biblical 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 collection of monologues can be performed as an evening or individually as a portion of a church or school event.
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    $9.97$65.00
  • Humans Remain

    by Robin Rice
    • 110 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 5 Females; 1 African dancer (optional) (small roles are doubled).

    Doubling Possible, Drama, Staging Design Potential

    A well-meaning “foreigner” attempts to rescue the White Cliff Kinfolk – a mixed-race society isolated from civilization in the hills of New Jersey for over 200 years. Love. Death. History. Magic. Nature. Belief. All of these are played out on the stage. All but one character are mixed race, mainly African-American. One character is specified as African-American. The others are as diverse as desired. Highly theatrical staging possible.

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    $9.95$80.00
  • Monologues for Men: Voices from the Old Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    Bare Stage, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    These voices from the Old Testament are perfect for Christian solo drama performances. Also with voices of contemporary men of faith, struggling or affirming their beliefs bring modern issues to life. Perfect for inclusion in virtual church services and programs, and also as audition pieces. For performance rights for individual monologues, please contact us.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • Talk: The Musical

    by Lori M. Myers
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Male, 2 Female. 7 Male or Female Min 6/Max 12 Doubling Possible

    Children's Theatre, Comedy, Community, Musical

    In this musical play about the environment, there are plenty of roles for school and community drama groups  A large-cast one-act musical for children and community audiences featuring talking and singing stones, trees, and yams, and animals that help the natural world blossom and bloom once a year. Things are going wrong in this magical village, and trees, flowers, and animals tell it in story and song.  Full of lively songs like “We Are Here for the Halibut,” these characters sing and dance their way into our hearts. Music Lead Sheets available.

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    $9.95$75.00
  • Monologues for Men: Voices from the New Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Males

    Simple Props, Simple Set

    In these voices from the New Testament, prolific Christian writer Gillette Elvgren portrays not only the Biblical characters one might expect but also contemporary voices struggling with religious issues. A collection of monologues based around characters from the Bible – New Testament. Perfect not only for inclusion in religious services and programs, but also as audition pieces.

    For performance of individual monologues, please Contact Us for information

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    $9.95$50.00
  • Between Trains

    by Juanita Rockwell
    • 70 minutes
    • 5 Male, 3 Female, Doubling Possible Cast: 7 - 14

    Colleges, Community, Edgy Play, Large Cast

    In this strangely magical play with songs, a woman wakes up in a train station someplace between Maybe and Nowhere. Everyone she meets is waiting for something or going somewhere, but she’s just looking for a way out. The play explores how we get stuck and how we get unstuck – and what can happen in those crucial moments when how we respond makes all the difference . . .

    Great for site-specific theaters or professional theaters, as well as college and university venues.

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    $9.95$80.00
  • Campers

    by B.A. Hite
    • 20 Minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max/Min 2

    Colleges, Comedy, Competitions, High School

    An “outdoorsy” couple on their honeymoon discover what it means to be caught, or bound together in love. This award-winning one-act comedy by B. A. Hite was a First Place winner, Actor’s Theatre; produced by Theatre Wagon of Virginia and Tidewater Community College. Simple set. Easy to stage.

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    $6.75$45.00
  • The Selfish Giant

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 60 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    A full-length fantasy play for five characters, based on Oscar Wilde’s Story The Selfish Giant.  This adventure tells the enchanting story of a group of city kids who discover a beautiful house and garden in the middle of their cement and broken glass environment. But they are chased off by the selfish giant, Gorgon, who places a ‘No Trespassing’ sign on the gate.  Because of his selfishness, the elements of Frost, Snow, and Hail invade his garden and transform it into a place where Spring is banished.

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    $7.99$75.00
  • Feathers in the Wind

    by David Rush
    • 100 minutes
    • 5 Males 4 Females Min 8 Max 15+

    Musical Drama, Flexible Casting

    A whimsical musical that weaves together a collection of Jewish folktales about the wise fools of Chelm into a single fable.  As Rabbi Itzik searches the world for his scattered congregation, we relive the rise and fall of his little village that proved time and again that “God loves the people of Chelm.”

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    $11.00$120.00

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