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Ted by Steven Stack
Runner-up, 2018 Maine Principals' Association Drama Festival (Production by Central High School)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA quirky one act play, retelling the tale of Rumplestiltskin. A companion (same style, different tale) to Hansel and Gretel... and Sadie (Of Edible Houses, Risky Bargains, and Other Grimm Happenings)
SynopsisThis re-telling of the story has all the traditional aspects at first, but departs from the usual by dispensing with the royal marriage and the first-born part. A very off-beat comedy.
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Three Little Words by Jamesine Cundell Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of eight short plays, loosely on the theme of love. Multiple settings, but simple sets requiring just furniture (and not much of that).
SynopsisMalcolm and Karen find themselves trapped in the office storeroom.
Ken and disillusioned Brian reminisce about life, comedy duos, and lost loves.
Elderly Marjorie has lost interest and decided to spend her life in bed.
Overbearing Rosie drops off daughter Florence at the start of her first Oxford term.
Graham's ex-wife appears at his mother's funeral.
Teenager Alex gets talking to elderly Gladys in a hospital waiting room.
Despite Danni's encouragement, Jo is reluctant to look at the results of her pregnancy test.
Malcolm hopes to appear at the wedding of his ex-girlfriend, but her sister has something to say about it. (Featuring returning characters from three previous scenes.)
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A Train Ride Away by Frank Gibbons
Performance by Aiken High won The Garcia Theater Project, North Augusta 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Characters are mainly adults with one young child. Could all be played by children. The chorus is optional, but there are several scenes where crowds would create atmosphere.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Intended to have figurative sets (possibly just lighting transitions), rather than realistic depictions of the locations. Props could be real or indicated by mime. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisThe story of a family of Hungarian Jews being transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the holocaust of 1944.
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A Universal Sorrow by Graham J Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Ten on-stage roles plus two offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePowerful, emotional one-act drama about a Welsh mining disaster in 1913.
SynopsisWarning signs of an impending disaster are ignored by the mine owners and the colliers are left to deal with the consequences of over 400 of their colleagues, including a 14 year old boy, being trapped underground. The effect on the community of Senghenydd is poignantly brought to life as rescue attempts proceed.
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Urban Hymns by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Best Youth Actress award in the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 65. No chorus. The nine scripts have casts ranging from two to twenty, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is six.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisNine short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally twenty roles)
Bittersweet Symphony (Seven roles)
The Drugs Don't Work (Four roles)
Sonnet (Four roles)
Juliet (Two roles)
Romeo (Two roles)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Five roles)
24 Minutes From Tulse Hill (Six roles)
Lucky (Nominally 15 roles)
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Voices by Peter Harrison
2012. Hale One-Act play festival. Winner Best Original play. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Designed for one principal character and four on-stage voices, though the voices could be allocated amongst a larger number of actors.
The principal character is an old man, nevertheless, this could be played by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for accompanying music/songs. (For atmosphere, rather than live performance). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play, set in the mind of the principal character, with other roles voiced but not interacting directly with him.
SynopsisA veteran soldier finds himself trapped in his own flat, facing an imagined enemy.
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Voices On And Off by Pat Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. The Inner Voices characters may be offstage, but also could appear on stage. Claudia and Percy have actions rather than words. The Chorus do not speak or sing.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy, with quick scenes, and two simple settings.
SynopsisTerry and Ceri are members of the local amateur dramatic society and soon become attracted to each other. Their blossoming relationship is helped, although sometimes hindered, by their inner voices which continue throughout the action. And then there is Claudia...
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Weir of Hermiston by David McVey from Robert Louis Stevenson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Characters are adults, plus one boy with a playing age of around 10, as the young Archie Weir. The chorus (non-speaking townspeople, servants, etc.) is optional.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, focusing on the relationship between Archie Weir and his tyrannical father. Adapted from an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Uses broad Scots (though omitting the less fathomable language from Stevenson's draft.)
SynopsisArchie Weir is the son of the Lord Justice Clerk and in training to be a lawyer himself, though he is fearful of his hard father. Following advice from a family friend, Archie watches a trial held by his father and is horrified at the old man's apparent glee at hanging the poor wretch. He speaks out in public against the death penalty and is exiled to the family's country estate.
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What If It's True? by Peter Marshall and Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. Four principal characters plus chorus (so the minimum of 6 would use a very small chorus, where larger would be preferable).
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores to 11 original songs.
StyleOne-act musical with a very direct Christian message. No real set requirements - a few stage blocks plus a few props to indicate locations.
SynopsisChris and Kathy Blake are a young couple who embark on married life together with all its traditional demands. Like so many others, they feel that together they are invincible and secure from the challenges and temptations of the outside world. For a while they get on with their new roles of Mr and Mrs, eventually starting a family and not looking beyond their own immediate comfort and needs. However, when their relationship comes under pressure through Chris's excessive social drinking and infidelity the cracks begin to show...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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The Winter's Tale [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus. The 24 roles could be played by 6M, 4F or 5M, 5F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 60-minute abridgement of the Shakespeare comedy-drama.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but, because all the words are Shakespeare's and therefore out of copyright, performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisKing Leontes of Sicilia, suspecting his wife Hermione of cheating on him with the King of Bohemia, has her imprisoned and her newborn baby sent far away. When Hermione dies in custody, Leontes is left without an heir. But fifteen years later in Bohemia, the abandoned princess Perdita has a royal suitor.
(Includes Shakespeare's most famous stage direction.)
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