Reader's Theatre

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  • Shakespeare After School

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    An Hilarious One Act for Two Characters by D. D. Delaney

    Features scenes from Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet in an unusual format — as ornaments brightening the lives of two high school custodians. A play within a play, offering a peek into the secret life of stage-struck custodians Rudy Mahoney and Flo Berry, who after school, pretend they are Shakespearean actors, passionately playing their scenes as they imagine real actors would do.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • Romeo and Juliet in Fewer Words, Words, Words

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 50 Minutes
    • 5+ Females 5+ Males Minimum 10 Maximum 20+

    Classroom Use

    This adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” by Robyn Hilt reduces the original but retains the major plot points and beauty of the poetry. A great choice for classroom presentation. All of the major scenes and plot points are intact, as well as the humor of the Nurse and Mercutio. Students take one role and develop that character through analyzing motives and decisions.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Oregon Fever

    by David Rush
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6

    In this one-act period drama Joshua Blanchard is preparing to leave Kansas to head west on the Oregon Trail in l835. On this climactic day, his youngest son dies, his daughter decides to marry and stay at home, and he has an important confrontation with his wife.

    Performs well for middle school, high school, community theater. Great for Reader’s Theater, American history or social studies class.

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    $7.00$75.00
  • Oliver Twist

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14 Males, 7 Females, Min/Max 21 (Doubling Possible)

    Doubling Possible, Large Cast

    Oliver Twist Stage Script for Schools, Colleges and Communities

    A mischevious comedy adaptation of Oliver Twist. Funny and fierce, with flexible cast, this play can be performed anywhere from the classroom to the professional stage. True to Charles Dickens’ classic novel – entertaining, touching, and comically socially relevant. Free Sample to read.

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    $9.00$95.00
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream for Youth

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

    Comedy, Community, Competitions, High School, Middle School, Minimal Set, School Touring, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teens, Touring

    In this one-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, 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
  • 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. Greed and ambition are emphasized. The role of the Porter is expanded to give more comic relief. The Porter and the Witches serve as intermediaries with the play and the audience. Makes the story fully accessible to a younger audience.

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    $7.99$75.00
  • An Enemy of the People

    by David H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 8 Males 4 Females Max 15+ Min 12 (Doubling Possible)

    Community, environmental satire, Flexible Casting

    Cut but uncensored! This full-length play by Jean Klein is true to the original text which savages corrupt institutions, greedy corporations, arrogant politicians, and our disdain for protecting the environment. This large-cast play can be performed by 10+ actors and plays well for high school, colleges, universities, community and professional theaters.

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    $11.00$95.00
  • The Dead

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male. 4 Females

    Simple Set

    A one-act play adapted from “The Dead” in James Joyce’s “Dubliners”

    During an annual Christmas celebration, Gabriel Conroy has to cope with his doddering aunts, discover the true nature of his relationship with his wife, Gretta, and confront his own academic pedantry.  He condescends to the provincialism of his friends, family, and his wife. But a big surprise about Gretta awaits him after he retires for the night.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Eveline

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 1 Female

    Classroom Use, Father-daughter, Mental Health Issues, Choices, Community, Competitions, Depression, Drama, High School, Reader's Theater, Self-esteem, Small Cast, Touring

    A one-act play by David. H. Klein, “Eveline” adapts the story from Dubliners by James Joyce. Eveline is a  young woman trapped by society and manipulated by her father and brother. Like too many women, she believes her higher purpose is in service to her family, a belief her father and brother foster–until she meets Frank! Perfect for high schools, colleges and universities, women’s groups, and community theatersDownloadable PDF available

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    $7.95$50.00
  • 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, exploits 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 Hypochondriac

    by George Freek
    • 45 to 60 minutes
    • 7 Males. 4 Females Max 11 Min 11 (Doubling Possible)

    Simple Props, Simple Set

    A one-act, satirical caricature on the practice of medicine, Human nature is revealed and pilloried in this comedy which skillfully skewers the medical profession, a narcissistic patient, and his conniving wife. The Hypochondriac (also known as The Imaginary Invalid) is as germane today as it was in Moliere’s France.

    Easy to produce on stage or in a classroom as reader’s theater. (We have special copying rates for classroom use.)

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Reverse Hamlet

    by George Freek
    • 45 Minutes
    • 5 Males/2 Females

    Is Hamlet all that he pretends to be? Did he really see his father’s ghost? Critics for years have argued about how to interpret Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This one-act spoof by George Freek suggests some rather unusual answers. The dialogue comically mixes Shakespearean quotes and phrases with contemporary expressions.

     

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Ophelia Lives!

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

    Depression, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teen Suicide, Touring

    This one-act play for teens deals honestly and openly with depression and suicidal impulses among teens.  Set backstage in a high school theater, a high school drama class is rehearsing Hamlet and personal issues–cutting, eating disorders and low self-esteem–that are seldom discussed begin to emerge after the teacher discovers a suicide note. 

    Ideal for middle school and high school students. Easy to tour with a simple set. PDF available.

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    $9.00$75.00

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