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Forgotten – two act fantasy play for high school

 

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FORGOTTEN – TWO ACT FANTASY PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL – what happened after Neverland?

Gwendolyn is a young schoolgirl plagued by recurring dreams of an imaginary place and time, not of this earth. Despite her best efforts to control her dreams, they are becoming more real and frequent than ever. But when she wakes up, she cannot remember anything at all, other than a fear of falling. When she sleepwalks and almost falls to her death, her school decide to send her home again. Once home she is sent to a specialist doctor for treatment to try to cure of of her mysterious illness that is causing her nightmares.

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But it seems that the imaginary place is very real indeed. Gwendolyn is “Wendy” and she dreams of a very real Neverland. Peter Pan has left Neverland to try and find her, risking the lives of all the people who live there, including the infamous Captain Hook. For Neverland cannot survive without Peter Pan. Hook, desperate to save Neverland, and of course himself, has followed Peter back to our world to find Wendy and to make her forget once and for all.

“Forgotten” is an exploration of J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s story, “Peter Pan” and poses the question of whether it was simply a story, a figment of Wendy’s imagination or a real place. In the 21st century we are accustomed to the concepts of time travel and alternate universes. This fantasy play for high school cleverly switches between, so to speak, the alternate Earths in the story.

A fun play that mixes pirates and adventure with 1906 England. I thoroughly recommend it! Altaire Gural, the playwright is a member of the playwright’s guild of Canada. 

Have a look at a sample of the play on Youtube

Production history

Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, Scotland – 2016
Ferny Grove State School, Australia – 2017. 
Leominster High School Theatre Company,  MA, USA – 2017
North Vigo High School, IN, USA – 2017

 

Author: Altaire Gural

Genre: Fantasy, fairytale play script

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Large cast – suitable for high school or community theatre productions. 13F 17M and many smaller parts of either gender

Ages of the actors: Children to adult actors

Length: Two hours long

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The set alternates between a school, Wendy’s home, and Neverland, where Peter pan lives and a pirate ship

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Frequent set changes will need good back-stage work. The characters don’t have difficult parts, the story carries the play. Wendy requires more ability than the other characters.

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $8.50 for this previously staged reviewed digital play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Forgotten

Copyright © November 2015 Altaire Gural and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other full length fantasy plays in stock:

Dr George’s magnificent Zeppelin – a musical play
Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam punk Alice in Wonderland pantomime
The Robber Baron and the Baker thief – teen medieval adventure play

Alice in Football Land – plays for children

ALICE IN FOOTBALL LAND – PLAYS FOR CHILDREN

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This fast paced retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland is updated to modern times and set in a football stadium, where the Riverdale Rabbits are facing their rivals, the Duncan Dormice.

Alice, cheerleader for the Riverdale Rabbits, falls from the top of the pyramid and finds herself lost in the stadium desperately seeking Tod (the star quarterback) her ‘true love’. Along the way she encounters a strange group of characters; a coach who can’t control his players, a band leader whose band plays animals as musical instrument, the water boy who only serves water at his tea party, the referees who can’t decide what penalty to call, and the Cheshire Brand Hot Dog vendor who gives her cryptic and confusing clues. As Alice finds what she searches for, she realizes that she was chasing after the wrong things the whole time.

Alice in Football was performed at the Parkside Playhouse, Vicksburg, MS, June 24-26, 2010. Read more about playwright Richard Van Den Akker. Other children’s plays by Richard.

Author: Richard Van Den Akker

Genre: Plays for children, fairytale

Type: Three act play

Number of actors: Nineteen plus, Cast 19-29. 1M, 2F, the rest either M or F. Actors may play up to four different roles.

Ages of the actors: Older children and younger teens

Suitable for: Kids and younger teens

Set: The football field and sidelines

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 crowd control.

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Alice in Football Land

Copyright June 2014 Richard  Van Den Akker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at some other large cast children’s plays:

Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa – an alligator adventure
The poetry machine – play for children
The Wandering bard’s Tale – a fairytale in one act

 

 

Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa! – a children’s play

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THE ADVENTURES OF MOE JOE AND SNOWY IN LOCHLOOSA – A CHILDREN’S PLAY

 

In this children’s play, the teacher, Miss Ann, reads to her class out of a book, ” The Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa.” As she reads, the imagination of the children transports them into the book to a house on a lake where their teacher, Miss Ann and the principal of the school, Mr Timothy are married. They live with a cat and a dog in the little house. There is also a fierce alligator living in the lake that wants to eat them, but they are protected by ‘Eagle Eyes’ who sees the alligator and keeps them safe from harm. The children from the school class also play the animal creatures in the book.

Authors:  Michael Holtzhauer and Shirley Gambrell

Genre: Children’s Play

Type:  Short one act play

Length: Twenty- twenty five minutes with scene changes. 20-25 min long play

Number of Actors: Seven, play for 7 actors

Ages of the actors : Two adult, rest children or early teens

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – easy script for the kids with lots of fun. There is a spider puppet

Set: Two simple sets – one a classroom with a board and desks and chairs, the other is a lakeside cabin.

Read about authors Michael Holtzhauer and Shirley Gambrell

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script for kids

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy

Copyright © August  2014 Michael Holtzhauer + Shirley Gambrell  Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Looking for something else? Have a look at these great children’s and teen plays

The Wandering Bard’s Tale – a funny fairytale for ages 10-15

After Ever After – A full length musical for kids with all your favourite fairytale characters

The Dragons of Spring – a fairytale for young teens