One-Act

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  • 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
  • The Moral of the Story

    by Valetta Anderson
    • 30 minutes
    • 2 Males/2Females; Total 8

    Aesop’s Fable The Tortoise and the Hare meets an African Ibo legend .  This one-act comedy play script for kids reveals what inquiring minds have always wanted to know – the inside scoop behind Aesop’s most famous Fable and why tortoises have cracked, lumpy shells.

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    $9.00$50.00
  • The Aviators

    by John F. X. Delaney
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males

    Dramedy

    Two retired Marine Corps pilots, Rory “Roar” McMahon, and his longtime squadron buddy, Austin “Toad” Campion, conspire to “escape” from the Navy Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA where they have both been admitted with a life-threatening illness. The two characters are opposites in everything except their love of flying. With the help of two old combat buddies, they plan how to outwit the hospital staff in one, last. “impossible” escapade. Great for seniors and community theaters.

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    $7.00$75.00
  • Attack at the Pierre Fontaine

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 6

    In this one-act comedy for seniors, a group of long-time friends and residents of the Pierre Fontaine Hotel are alarmed by the increasing dangers in the outside world. One of their members has “news” of an imminent attack. Together, they try to plan a defense strategy (including duct tape?????) which will protect them all. The hilarious but semi-serious results unfold…

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    $9.00$75.00
  • All Dressed Up

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

    In All Dressed Up, a one-act high school comedy / drama, Melissa has been taught what she is “supposed to” learn as a young woman: to be dependent, to bat her eyelashes, never to win a game against a boy.  How well does this education help her when she has to make important decisions about sexual activity. Great for teen drama groups and touringPDF download available.

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Lost and Found

    by Marsha Lee Sheiness
    • 50 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 7

    In this one-act drama, seven teenagers laugh and cry as they tell their personal stories of shifting sexuality. Playing roles in each other’s scenes, they confront growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. They must learn to exist in a world that continues to be perplexed and challenged by sexual differences. Needing only a bare stage, seven actors, and 50 minutes.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • From the Back Seat

    by Kay Rhoads
    • 40 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4

    Minimal Set, Older Cast

    A one-act family comedy with senior actors. Who controls the family car? Harold promised to give Emma a more exciting life. But who will be in the driving seat?  Their 40-year old  daughter and son-in-law think Harold  is past it, but he wants to show them he still has what it takes.  This play works well for community theaters, senior groups, and Readers Theater.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Cinderella, Boots, Class & a Little Sass

    by Lori M. Myers
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 1 Male, 4 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Competitions

    A Musical country-western version of Cinderella. In this musical one-act for kids, the Prince is a Cowboy and Cinderella meets and lassos her handsome suitor.  A modernised version of the classic kid’s tale by Lori M. Myers with music by Ray Rhoads. To be performed by 5-7 adults or teens for children.

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    $7.79$60.00
  • 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
  • As We See Him

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 60 Minutes
    • Choir

    Music Lead Sheets

    A musical celebration of the Nativity by Doris Gwaltney. This Christmas Cantata celebrates the different faces of Jesus and the diversity and tolerance that he espoused. Consisting of original poetry, Biblical quotes, and traditional carols, it brings the birth of Jesus alive for modern choirs and utilizes a Chancel Choir, a Children’s Choir, and readers.

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    $6.97$50.00
  • A Chair

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

    2-Character, Aging, Competitions

    In this one-act, 2-character play, by B.A. Hite, a couple in their sixties. are considering renting an apartment occupied by a “famous” person recently deceased. A chair left in the empty apartment triggers old marital conflicts. We meet them in the living room of the empty rental apartment.  Jackson, the husband, is unimpressed and can’t see the attraction.

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    $5.70$30.00
  • 91366

    by Lori M. Myers
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3

    Competitions, Holocaust Theme, Mother-Daughter, Simple Set

    one-act, 3-character drama.  An elderly Holocaust survivor encounters a rebellious teenager in a tattoo parlor. Melanie is determined to get a butterfly tattoo against her mother’s wishes. Sarah is removing her own concentration camp tattoo–91366.  Great for competition one-acts, an evening of short plays, or to introduce Holocaust Literature, parent-teen relationships or survival.

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    $5.00$30.00

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