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The Pendragon Sacrifice – Award winning play about Merlin and King Arthur

play about Merlin and king arthur

THE PENDRAGON SACRIFICE – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT MERLIN AND KING ARTHUR

So it is in the reimagining of the adventures of Merlin and his motley crew, that an evil too ghastly to imagine rears its head and must be done away with.   In this one act drama, Arthur of Legend, his brother Marcus, Gwenivere and a band that only Merlin could come up with have one task: to defeat the darkness before it has its chance of setting in in this award winning play about Merlin and King Arthur. Some will die; let them. Some will live; may they live forever…

The evil that descends into the hearts of men is both from and becomes the world. Merlin has witnessed it and can never forget it; it would be unwise for him to even try to.

This show was produced by E.A. Laney High School in October of 2014. It was our competition piece and won awards for best fight choreography, Outstanding Director, and best actress.

Other plays by award winning playwright Brent Holland – Getting this Close – play about love in  High School.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: One act play about Merlin and King Arthur

Genre: Adventure, action, teen, fantasy

Length: Thirty minutes

Cast: 6M, 5F, 9N

Ages of the actors: Teens and up

Suitable for: High school performances to community theatre

Set: Merlin’s study, then a table where people are eating, then Riveredge city post carnage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – an award winning teen play

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Cost is $10.00 for this award winning play

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Copyright © July 2018 Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Lady of the Lake Murder – an Arthurian murder mystery script
Regicide – play play about a revolution, and murder
Teru’ah – Jewish fantasy script set in an alternate reality post WWII

Tumbleweed – a Comedy Play set in the Wild West

comedy play set in the wild west

TUMBLEWEED – COMEDY PLAY SET IN THE WILD WEST

Tumbleweed tells the story of love, family, betrayal and murder in North West America. There’s a new sheriff in town and he may just be what the town of Bannack, Montana needs and desperately so. The outlaws, namely ‘The Innocents’ have one motive: gold. The gold is to be found, according to the ‘prophetic’ Chief Raging Bear, whose daughter has been kidnapped by ‘The Innocents’, on a creek and the outlaws will stop at nothing to get that land in this play set in the wild west.

When the previous sheriff is murdered amongst other townspeople by ‘The Innocents’, Calvin saves the life of the previous sheriff’s daughter, Jessie, in the nick of time. He is consequently shoved into the position of sheriff and begins work, together with the help of the Bannack’s best (and sometimes worst) on bringing ‘The Innocents’ to justice.

Read other plays by Brent Holland – the award winning Getting this Close – a teen drama about being in love with your best friend.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy play set in the Wild West

Cast: 9M, 10F

Ages of the actors: The play was written for a teen cast but can be played by adults as well

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and can be watched by everyone

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A Town in Montana in the time of the Wild West

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – large cast, crowd control

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital script

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Cost is $11.50 for the printed script.

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Copyright © March 2018 Brent Holland and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others set in the Wild West you may enjoy:

Puss in Boots in the Wild West – pantomime script
The Pied Piper of Hawaii – a.k.a. trouble in the Wild West
The Blueberry Balladeer – script about some folks saving some blueberries

The Seven Suits – Funny Science Fiction Teen Play

funny science fiction teen play

THE SEVEN SUITS –  FUNNY SCIENCE FICTION TEEN PLAY

In a never seen before plot (in a stage play, that is), extremely evil aliens plan to invade Earth and do away with silly mankind once and for all. However, all is now lost. Good aliens plan to stop them by creating 7 suits which endow wearers with superhuman powers. They select 7 humans who would best make use of the suits, people who represent the very best of humanity. But before the suits can be distributed, the extremely evil aliens thwart their plans and wipe out all but one of the good guys.

Luckily the single survivor manages to give the suits to 7 very ordinary teens out camping. These seven teens carry the very fate of humanity. Will they work out how to use the suits and defeat the extremely evil aliens or is earth doomed to be destroyed forever? Find out – in this week’s  funny science fiction play:

“THE SEVEN SUITS!”

Other comedies by Brent – The way out – a comedy about escaping from the loony bin

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Funny science fiction teen play

Type: Two-act play

Length: 1 hour and forty five minutes

Cast:  5 baddies, teens 3F 4M, Bountyhunters 3M 2F, 4 goodies

Ages of the actors: Teens to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch, Teens and older to perform

Set: Press conference, Lab, Woods

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – great fun for both performers and the audience

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced stage play that played to packed houses.

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Copyright © August 2017 Brent Holland and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other cool fun plays of a similar genre:

Goddle – science fiction comedy scripts
Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure
Alien Research – funny play for primary school

The Way Out – Two-Act Comedy about Escaping from the Loony Bin

two act comedy about escaping from the loony bin

THE WAY OUT – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT ESCAPING FROM THE LOONY BIN

It could not get any worse. Not only was Steve committed to a sanatorium against his will and (cough) better judgement, he’d lost custody of his only daughter and his conniving wife Genia was
dead set on taking his fortune for herself. It seemed the odds were truly against him as the judge who had him committed (and re-committed) was less reasonable than most, the doctors and
therapists at the coo-coo place seemed hard of hearing and his own sanity was living on a prayer. It was clear to Steve; he would almost certainly rot in Westview Residence unless he did something…
and soon… and drastic! His only option: to put his faith in his fellow ‘prisoners’, create a flawless escape plan and hope the sun shone brightly on the ‘crazy ones’ at Westview.

And Steve’s worst nightmare became his wildest dream in this comedy about escaping from the loony bin!

Other plays by Brent Holland (Getting This Close – one act high school romantic comedy)

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Two-act comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 9M, 12F. The smaller parts like prison guards can most likely be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Older teen and adult

Suitable for: Teen and adults upward to perform and to watch

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Three scenes – a coutroom, a doctor’s office and then the common room of Westview Residence common area, which has a television, sofa, chairs, a chessboard and other amenities.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a really fun well written script for both the actors and the cast to enjoy!

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Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice two-act comedy

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Copyright © Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun two-act comedies for you to enjoy:

Anniversaries – two-act comedy about a failing hotel
Don’t Say You’re Harry – two act farce about some jewel thieves. Called John Smith.
Hot Air- romantic comedy scripts

Getting this close – award winning play for high school

award winning play for high school

GETTING THIS CLOSE – AWARD WINNING PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL

Danny Taylor is a senior in high school and has been in love his best friend Emma for as long as he can remember. She is equally interested in him, but neither knows because of the interference of their mutual friend Jessica (Who wants Danny to herself.) Chronicling his final year in high school, Danny finds success, failure and endless frustration in his attempt to win the girl of his dreams.

A show with a great comedic vibe and true love.

This show was produced by E.A. Laney High School in October of 2016.

At Ashley High School the play took awards in:

Excellence in production design
Excellence in fight choreography
Excellence in Acting (Sam Weaver as Brett)
Excellence in Acting (Dallas Thompson as Danny)

At Washington High School the play received a standing ovation from the 350 present and took the following awards:

Excellence in comedic timing
Excellence in fight Choreography
Excellence in Acting (Sam Weaver as Brett)

Other plays – The Confederation of Radically Altered people (C.R.A.P.) by playwright Brent Holland.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: One act play

Genre: Award winning play for high school, comedy

Cast: Roles for 5 males and 3 females

Suitable for: Middle school, High School or Secondary school students

Ages of the actors: Teenagers

Length: 35-40 minutes

Set: No set has been specified so is entirely up to the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a play that will appeal directly to teens.

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Cost is $10.50 for this award winning digital play script

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Copyright © December 2016 Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other teen plays for you to enjoy:

Boy – 1 – science fiction drama for teens
Lady T – drama for high school
The lost treasure map – pantomime for teens

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The Confederation of Radically Altered People (C.R.A.P.)- superhero play script

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THE CONFEDERATION OF RADICALLY ALTERED PEOPLE – SUPERHERO PLAY SCRIPT

The Confederation of Radically Altered People takes place in Tyler City in the present day and age. Superheroes exist and the city is protected by the Alliance of Justice against super villains and normal criminals alike. But what would it be like to have a useless or inconsequential “super” ability in a world of real heroes? Dave, the protagonist, has the ability to feel into the minds of others and give them a sharp pain similar to an ice cream headache. After starting a support group for similar people Dave and his compatriots are thrust into the roles of unlikely saviors when a new powerful arch-villain abducts and imprisons the Alliance of Justice.

“Brain-Freeze,” as Dave is soon known by, saves the day along with his six teammates which includes a person who can rewind time in 15 second increments (“Rewind”), a woman who can channel super strength, but always at a cost (“Side Effect”), as well as others who use their own special abilities to triumph over evil.

The Confederation of Radically Altered People was produced at Laney High School for a three night run last spring and had a very successful production as well as being previewed at the All County Play festival held by New Hanover County.

Author: Brent Holland

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Superhero play script, sci-fi comedy

Cast: 9M 13F (can also be produced with 7M 6F 9N)

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two hours

Set: Various – The Alliance of Justice, a restaurant, the street, a conference. The set is at the director’s discretion and backdrops/projections can be used or simple furnishings to suggest scene changes.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – action – making fights with characters with superpowers look real

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Cost is $8.00 for this previously produced digital script




Cost is $11.50 for the printed script. Reduced costs for multiple copies apply. Please inquire.

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Copyright © January 2016 Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other play scripts like it:

Luke Warm – an offensive but bizarre superhero beats villain comedy script
Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure – Frank’s obsession with inventing the time machine is just the latest thing driving his wife mad, until he catapults them both forward to the future
Wotcha! Gotcha! Steampunk panto in which Alice is transported to an alternate universe