One-Act

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  • 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

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

    A one-act family comedy for 5 actors. 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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    $7.00$70.00
  • 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

    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
  • Nat’s Last Struggle

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

    Simple Set

    A one-man play by P. A. Wray.   Nat Turner confronts his conscience in the afterlife. 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

    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
  • 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

    Classroom Use, Choices, Comedy, Middle School, Simple Props, Simple Set, Small Cast, Touring

    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

    Classroom Use, Dramedy, Drug Abuse, Mental Health Issues, Choices, Comedy, Community, Competitions, Depression, Drama, High School, Middle School

    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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    $9.97$79.95
  • Happy Occasions

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

    Happy Occasions is a one-act family comedy set during the Christmas season. A short comedy that tells an all-too-familiar story. How do family members come to take each other for granted?  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

    Classroom Use, Musical Drama, Comedy, Music Lead Sheets

    In this one-act mixed up fairy tale 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 from different fairy tales 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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    $6.75$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

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