One-Act

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Happy Occasions

    by Michael J. Hotchkiss
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6

    Happy Occasions is a one-act family comedy by Michael J. Hotchkiss. This short comedy tells an all-too-familiar story. How do family members come to take each other for granted? Set during the Christmas season, Neil and Gerri could be any of us in our young older years!

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    $7.00$75.00
  • Royal Tea

    by Cindy Rock Dlugolecki
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7 Women

    In this one-act comedy musical by Cindy Rock Dlugolecki, the Fairy Godmother is announcing her retirement!  What are they ever to do? At first, Goldilocks, Aurora, Cinderella and other fairy tale heroines go into a tizzy.  But then, they begin to question the shallowness of their lives. Are they what heroines should be? Why do they always need to be rescued by handsome princes? What kind of life is that? It’s time for change!!!

    A fairy-tale for our times with a new message for young girls and women.

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    $7.95$80.00
  • Bird Watchers

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

    In this award-winning play, a shy and precise woman is paired with an outgoing, free-spirited writer in this delightful one act set in a forest during a search for the rare Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Will she succumb to his charm. Can be performed by any ages. Great for community theaters, auditions, and high school competitions. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $5.75$45.00
  • The Best Is Yet To Be

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6

    Emily Mason returns home to live with her son and his family–a wife and 2 grandchildren. They have her rocking chair ready for her. The problem is, she isn’t ready for it. Will her family come around and let her continue the kind of life she is used to leading?

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    $7.00$60.00
  • Fall Back, Spring Ahead

    by Michael J. Hotchkiss
    • 30 minutes
    • 3 Males 3 Females Max 6 Min 6

    It is the Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time starts or ends… This family does not know which. Turn the clocks forward or back? Or, who is to change them? And when exactly? – Fall Back, Spring Ahead, by Micael J. Hotchkiss, is a one-act comedy that tackles this -timely event with great hilarity,

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    $5.00$30.00
  • EveryKid

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max 6 Min 2

    With roots in the morality play, EVERYMAN, this fun participatory play for children by Gillettte Elvgren, depicts the adventures of two contemporary kids, Everygirl and Everyboy as they explore some of the temptations of our American culture. The kids decide they don’t need each other and take off separately into the adult worlds of Moneyland, Beautyland, Factland and Success City. Can be performed for and by children.

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    $7.99$75.00
  • DropOut

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

    Diverse Cast, Self-esteem, Simple Set, Teens, Touring

    DropOut, a one-act comedy for teens, puts Norman Tubbs, a guidance counselor in charge of keeping high school kids in school, especially those that don’t want to be there. The characters in the play find school a challenge for a variety of reasons-the impact of a divorce, clowning to deflect emotion and commitment, learning difficulties, and peer pressure.

    Great for high school, community theaters, and talk-backs after the show.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • 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 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

    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

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