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One Act Play Scripts & Musicals

One act plays less than 60 minutes running time.  You will find one-act Comedies, one-act Dramas, one-act Dramedies, one-act Fables, one-act Fairytales, one-act Farces, one-act Satires, one-act Plays with Music. Find one-act play scripts suitable for elementary school, middle school, high school, college, community groups, seniors groups, spiritual communities, professional theatres and touring theater companies.

 

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  • Short Plays for Long Lives

    by Ed Friedman

    A collection of 10-minute plays for seniors. With mostly senior cast members, these short comedies play well for senior groups and senior actors.  They may be produced as Readers Theater, or on stage individually or as a group. A downloadable PDF is available.

     

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    $7.95$40.00
  • A Touch of Frost

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female Max/Min 3

    In these three short comedies in one act, Wilford, from New York, finally realizes that his new neighbors–Mila, her son Klig, and husband Kulerie Klee–may not be from this planet but live on a farm next to Wilford’s newly purchased homestead – in Vermont! Their adjoining farms are separated only by a stone wall which is beginning to fall apart. What to do? Knock it down? Build it back? – and by what are they walling in and walling out?

    Small cast of 3; simple set: bare stage with a few rocks; downloadable PDF available; can be performed by high school, college, university students or groups. Excellent for touring to schools.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • Play Script front cover - Inside and Out

    Inside and Out

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female. 1 M or F. Max 3, Min 3

     

    This 10-minute poetic play by Jean Klein dramatizes a mother’s attempt to reach inside the autistic mind of her young son. Characters include Jonah, the boy, his mother, Jonah’s mind. This play is a great change of pace in an evening of short plays and as an introduction to discussion groups and classes in social work and mental health settings.

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    $5.00$30.00
  • play script front cover - A Slippery Slope

    A Slippery Slope

    by P. A. Wray

    In this 10-minute comedy play by P.A. Wray, a student at a Christian academy discovers some truths about the culture wars and his own family when he is forced to defend his oral report which contained facts at odds with the school’s ideology. Ideal for community theater or as part of an evening of short plays.  

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    $5.00
  • Cell by Bonnie Culver

    Cell

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 15 minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females

    Cell, a 10-minute play takes us inside connecting and disconnecting calls among 4 different cell phone users attempting to find answers to the central problems in their lives with sometimes odd results.

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    $5.00
  • Group S.O.S. Play Collection - Front cover

    Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 - 60 minutes

    In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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    $13.95
  • Front cover Shorts for All Seasons America Revisited - 6 Satirical short Plays

    Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited

     

    Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited – a collection of six 10-minute plays written by the Virginia Playwrights Forum, skewers the American political and social landscape. From taxes and lotteries, to classrooms and talk show hosts, the foibles of present-day America are revealed.

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    $13.95
  • I Am The Brother of Dragons Play Script Book cover

    I Am The Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren

    collection of 50-minute plays for teens by Gillette Elvgren.  Teen suicide, drug abuse, school drop out, and peer pressure are among the teen challenges that form the substance of the dramas in these 50-minute plays. With simple sets, props, and masks, these teen plays provide a springboard for meaningful discussion.

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    $13.95
  • Fron Cover Spread Your Garment Over Me

    Spread Your Garment Over Me

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Females

    A monologue collection by Gillette Elvgren, based on women from the Bible, presents issues of faith, religion, and contemporary challenges. SPREAD YOUR GARMENT OVER ME (Ruth, 3:9) is written as a series of monologues and songs which capture the spirit and character of several women revealed to us in the Bible. Monologues may be used separately as part of a church service or be performed by 1 or more actors an a production. For use of individual monologues, email [email protected]

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    $9.95$60.00
  • Book Front Cover independence day

    Independence Day

    by Marj O'Neill-Butler
    • 10 - 40 minutes

    In these three short comedies for seniors by Marj O’Neill-Butler,  characters of a certain age struggle against grown children, spouses, or former tormentors to maintain their own psychological and social independence.

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    $9.00$30.00
  • Play Script - Short Shorts for Seniors Book Cover Image

    Short Shorts for Seniors

    by Ludmilla Bollow
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1+Females 2+Males Max 12 Min 3 (Doubling Possible)

    French fries are outlawed? Animals invade a retirement community? Did we hear polka music? This collection of five short plays for seniors is funny and touching at the same time. These plays by prize-winning playwright and award-winning actress Ludmilla Bollow, illustrate the drama that touches our everyday lives.

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    $9.00$40.00
  • Friends and Relations plays for seniors book cover image

    Friends and Relations

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 30 - 90 minutes
    • 3+ Males 3+ Females Max 10 Min 5

    A collection of short comedies for seniors by Evan Guilford-Blake. The short comedies may be performed separately or together by a cast of as few as five or as many as 10.

    Contains these titles:
    Old Friends -Two strangers meet on a park bench,
    The Baby – A pregnancy brings new challenges into old relationships
    Strangers in the Night – An older woman meets a younger man on the deck of the SS Sinatra, a recreational cruise ship, somewhere in the Caribbean

     

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    $11.00$60.00
  • Play Script Campers One Act Comedy Cover Image

    Campers

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

    An “outdoorsy” couple on their honeymoon discover what it means to be caught, or bound together in love. This award-winning one-act comedy by B. A. Hite was a First Place winner, Actor’s Theatre; produced by Theatre Wagon of Virginia and Tidewater Community College. Simple set. Easy to stage.

    Great fit for community theaters and high school competitions. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

     

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    $5.75$45.00
  • 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

    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

    This 45-minute appealing adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a comedy 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. Written by Gillette Elvgren, the renowned author of plays for school, college and university.   The flexible cast roles ensures a part for everyone. A must-see for young audiences.

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    $7.97$75.00

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