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  • The Quest of the Yellow Pearl Easter Parable Play Script Book Cover

    The Quest of the Yellow Pearl

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 50 Minutes
    • 12 Male, 5 Female, Min/Max 17

    In ancient times, Eldad, a gem merchant hears rumors of a magnificent pearl. He spends his life seeking for this marvelous jewel. Throughout his travels——and travails——he encounters both the splendor and the baseness of humanity. When his riches and health, and even his sight are finally gone, he discovers that the rumored pearl is, in fact, a man named Jesus, the true pearl beyond price.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Three Long Days Play Script Book Cover

    Three Long Days

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 6

    Community, Drama, Flexible Casting, High School, Middle School, Simple Set

    In this one-act comedy for high school, a group of teens win the prize of WPHL Radio’s Three Long Days Lottery. The prize is they are trapped in a room for three days, with no showers and no escape. They have to come to grips with stereotyping and the need for tolerance and understanding if they are to survive. An entertaining and insightful play by award-winning playwright and director, Gillette Elvgren.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Tempest for Youth Adapted by Gillette Elvgren

    The Tempest for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 2 Female, 6 Min, 12 Max

    Colleges, Comedy, High School, Middle School

    A 45-minute appealing comedy adaptation of The Tempest to be relished. It has all the exciting elements: of the original play: shipwrecks, a love story, an evil plot, and the fun exploits of the spirits Ariel and her adversary, the rebellious fish-man, Caliban.   The flexible cast roles ensures a part for everyone. A must-see for young audiences.

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Captures high and low points of a 30-year marriage.

    Snapshots

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Snapshots is a three-actor touching comedy that captures the high and low points of a 30-year marriage. Maggie ages from 27 to 60’s and Sy, her husband, ages 32 to 60’s. The Man represents various pivotal figures in their lives. Great for competitions, high schools, community theaters. Simple set: 3 cubes and a coat rack.

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    $7.00$50.00
  • Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs - Play Script Cover

    Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs

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

    Featuring scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice. High school custodians Rudy Mahoney and Flo Berry find themselves catapulted into new careers as a touring duo, their passion for Shakespeare now extended to the art of comedy as they go on the road. An interactive comedy perfect as an introduction to Shakespeare’s works.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • A classroom play by D.D. Delaney and William Shakespeare

    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
  • Shadowland One Act Play Script Book Cover

    Shadowland

    by David Poyer
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4M, 3W

    A one-act drama by David Poyer in which the truth becomes increasingly elusive. A woman visits her psychiatrist. Ellen may or may not have been in an accident. An accident may or may not have occurred.  This play works well for high school competitions and community theater. Downloadable PDF available.

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    $7.00$75.00
  • Fro Cover Prince Hedgehog

    Prince Hedgehog

    by Roy C. Booth
    • 25 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    Prince Hedgehog is a dramatic adaptation of a delightful folk tale in which a Prince—in this case born a hedgehog because of his mother’s hasty words—is sent out to further his education. This is a transformation play with a twist.

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    $5.00$50.00
  • The Pinch Hitter Play Script Family Comedy Cover Image

    The Pinch Hitter

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    A one-act family comedy by Jean Klein. A woman is pushed to the limits by the needs of her family. Her husband is overwhelmed by a new business venture, two of her children are self-absorbed, and her eldest son copes, with her help, with mild mental retardation. What will they do when she goes on strike?

    Great for middle school, high school, community theater,  school competitions, and groups for women. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.00$70.00
  • Cover- Elder Pair - Four senior Comedies

    ElderPair: Four Senior Courtship Comedies

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

    Four one-act comedy plays for seniors 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. Running time is about 10 – 15 minutes apiece. Great for senior or retirement communities. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.00$50.00
  • Oregon Fever - A Play For Teens - Script Cover

    Oregon Fever

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

    In this one-act drama Joshua Blanchard is getting ready 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, especially tied into a history or social studies class.

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    $7.00$75.00
  • By P.A. Wray

    Nat’s Last Struggle

    by P. A. Wray
    • 60 Minutes
    • 1 Male, Min/Max 1

    A one-man play by P. A. Wray.   Nat Turner confronts his conscience between his sentencing and his hanging. Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was an American slave who brought about the only direct, continuous slave rebellion (August 1831) in U. S. history. Some regard him as a monster, others as a hero in search of freedom. Which was he?

    Great for high school, college, community theater, and readers theater.

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    $9.00$70.00
  • 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, 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. 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
  • By Roy C. Booth

    The Lovely Red Flower

    by Roy C. Booth
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8 Males, Min/Max 8

    Fable, Young Audience, Children's Theatre, Comedy, Community

    A one-act children’s morality play based on a Malaysian folk tale. A group of unruly and rowdy forest characters give a group of greedy monkeys their comeuppance.  Set in a hot tropical jungle, this is a comic tale around the relative values of sloth and industry. Can be performed for and/or by children. Great for classroom readings.

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    $5.00$50.00
  • 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. 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

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