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Plays for Students from Playscripts
25 May

Perfect plays for middle-school and high-school groups from Playscripts.


HIGH SCHOOL
Plays for ages 15 - 18

By Don Zolidis
Full Length Play, Comedy
CASTING: 10M, 9F, 15M or F

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle and the Snow Queen (who is no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. 

By Jeremy Bloom
Full Length Play, Comedy, Drama
CASTING: 2M, 3F, 2M or F

In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where she joins his adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and the menacing Captain Hook. 

By Bradley Hayward
Short Play, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
CASTING: 1M, 3F, 4M or F

It's senior year and problems are mounting for a group of high school students as they prepare for the future. Facing bullies, parents, pressure, sickness, and their own self-judgement, the characters search for ways to stand out. As they document their year, one click at a time, they come to realize life is not about what other people see -- it's about the pictures they have of themselves.

By Ian McWethy
Short Play, Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
CASTING: 11M, 12F, 10M or F

For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group, and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. Superheroes is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes.


MIDDLE SCHOOL
Plays for ages 12 - 14

By Don Zolidis
Short Play, Comedy, Contemporary
CASTING: 3M, 5F, 2M or F

It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)

By Ian McWethy
Short Play, Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
CASTING: 3M, 5F, 12M or F

Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micha's schoolwork, or worse.

By Alan Haehnel
Short Play, Comedy, Contemporary
CASTING: 14M, 14F, 12M or F

This is a play about not being in a play, ironically expressed through a hilarious series of monologues, duets, and ensemble scenes. From early traumas involving a glory-seeking elementary school teacher to possible disturbances in the global climate, 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play keeps the audience guessing just what scenario will be next. 

By Don Zolidis
Short Play, Comedy
CASTING: 15M, 10F, 10M or F

Not in the mood for homework? Let Narrator 1 and 2 take you on a literary journey, and watch as Homer's Odyssey is transformed into the style of Dr. Seuss. Complete with a singing Cyclops ("Oh the sights you can spy with only one eye!"), the slaughter of the suitors acted out with teddy bears, and the sorceress Circe serving up crew members with a side of green eggs, The SeussOdyssey is a hilarious and speedy reimagining of the classic epic. 


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