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All Fours
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A short play about gender differences, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Movimiento Paroxista Revista Literatura" (online) by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of North Carolina, 1.1, 2011, pp. 17-25. This play is royalty free.
Paws for Reflection
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A mans neighbour. kills his dog and he takes him to court to get reimbusment.
Reality Book Group & 3 Other Short Plays
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What’s more important, the book or the members? In "Reality Book Group," three college professors invite a book-loving ex-convict to join them. Selected from more than 400 plays written by New England playwrights, "Reality Book Group" was top-billed in The Boston Globe and performed at the 2012 Boston Theater Marathon. Plus 3 other 10-minute plays
Even Me - A Christmas Play For Your Sunday School
Series: Holiday Plays, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
'Even Me' is a Christmas Sunday School play about a lonely skunk who travels to the stable where Christ is born, only to be told to go away because Jesus would never love someone like her. The play speaks about acceptance and love. It's an anti-bullying musical allegory with a message so powerful it will help young and old understand that Jesus loves everybody no matter what!
Are They Comets Or Are They Shooting Stars, Sir?
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This a short play for two actors that follows a school-age boyfriend and girlfriend through a break-up. Suitable for all ages. No performance fee required as long as authorial attribution is correctly used.
In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier...
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier..." is the touching story of how one family deals with a mentally challenged loved one: A short play for two females and two males. This play is free of charge to perform as long as authorship is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without the author's permission, and the author is kept informed regarding any public performance/s.
Bluefish
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A ten-minute play. Bluefish (and humans): "Once they're hooked, they fight for their lives!" John, an odd, motherless third-grade boy follows his teacher, Ms. Willoughby, everywhere (including the fish store) after learning she is pregnant. And he's telling everyone that Mr. Matthews, the school principal, is the father.
Medium Security 2025
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The year is 2025, and Linda, the wife of an art history professor, has had enough of her husband Ronald's philandering with students and confronts him (and a coed) at the art museum in front of his favorite painting, Van Gogh's "Postman." Is it time for security to step in? Or will this ruin the "best exhibition (you've) ever seen"?
The Ostraka Plays - Volume One - Unearth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
A small archaeological team on a desolate alien planet stumbles into trouble when one of its members is found murdered. It is left to Special Operative Unwith to arrive and attempt to solve the deepening mystery. Time and the alien planet conspire to propel Unwith into a world unilke any he has encountered before.
Jane Eyre: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Orphan Jane Eyre grows up at a charity school and takes a job as a governess to the daughter of Mr. Rochester a wealthy, but lonely man at Thornfield Hall. While she is there, she learns that nothing is as it seems. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
Dracula: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray become entangled with the mysterious Count Dracula from the far-off country of Transylvania. Only Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing know the truth - Count Dracula is a deadly vampire who will terrorize the English countryside if he gets the chance. This one-act play may be suitable for some youth drama groups.
A Christmas Carol: A Play in One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Classics
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ebenezer Scrooge is the biggest miser in London and no one knows that better than his clerk Bob Cratchit, but the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley doesn't want Scrooge to make the same mistakes he did. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
The Glass Family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » Women Authors
(5.00 from 1 review)
A play in one act, in which the transparent characters – Glenn, Glenda, Gladwin, and Glennis Glass – offer their opinions on such weighty philosophical matters as being half full or half empty, accepting oneself as one comes from the Great Factory, the restricted lives of their costlier neighbors in the locked china cabinet, the fate of an unfortunate cousin with a glass jaw, and much more.
Did You Say You Were Dead?
Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Arthur Timber is informed by Social Security that he is dead. Unable to convince the government that he is alive, Arthur drinks away his blues until a mysterious bartender confesses that he too is dead. This One Act comedy is an enjoyable romp into the absurd.
Time Will Tell - An Easter Play
Series: Holiday Plays, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
TIME WILL TELL is a play about two teenage girls who travel back in time to witness the crucifixion of Jesus Christ first hand. It is a unique way of telling the Easter story, revealing a message of love, hope, and forgiveness. It will truly bring a personal touch to the crucifixion for young and old.
Dreamers - the play
Price: Free! Words: 14,410. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thomas, the proprietor of a second hand bookshop is middle aged and has seen better days. Kate, who is half his age, comes into his shop to by an old volume to prop up a table in a school play. There is an instant attraction however they can only come together in the mystical world of dreams. This play has been converted into a short novel which is available at Smashwords.
Leaping Off the Page: Easter, Mother's and Father's Day Edition
Price: Free! Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of worship services, plays, poems, and litanies to be used in church services for Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. These programs are simple, requiring only small casts and minimal sets and props. While they do not include music, they suggest appropriate songs. The material has a good variety for both children and adults, and includes audience participation.
Go -21st Century Existentialism
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Plays » Canadian, Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A full length 4 Act theater script, GO’s template is the landmark play by Samuel Beckett Waiting For Godot. Positing major ontological advances since that play was first produced in 1953, GO’s tramps, BLIND and GOGO, encounter transformative characters - a starman, wizard, warrior, and clown - on their path to meeting the transcendent, genderless Go. Please read sample.
Gotta Love It - A Humorous Play About Rural Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Plays » Canadian, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
AWARD WINNING PLAY OF 2001. Originally performed by Dancing Sky Theatre. Winner of The Saskatchewan Rural Writing Contest in 2001, it is a play about life in rural Saskatchewan. A young wife discovers her not so modern farmhouse is a fixer-upper among other things.
Thyme Crisis
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
David has trouble with his bakery when he runs out of thyme to pay the rent.