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Grace will lead me home – heart warming adventure play for teens

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GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME – HEART WARMING ADVENTURE PLAY FOR TEENS

For Grace, loving and letting go is not an option. The answer to her mother, Rachel’s, terminal cancer is the Giant Squid Curatio. This mythical creature, whose venom holds the cure to save Rachel, has Grace literally cross bodies of water in her quest in this adventure play for teens.

In Grace Will Lead Me Home, Grace and her friends Sam, Dana and Dylan (who are sort of on her side most of the time) embark on a journey to find her squid, putting her at the mercy of ‘young genius’ Carol Bishop, making business deals with the likes of pirates and risking death itself to capture the elusive squid. It’s the power of a dream like this, the dream of a life with her mom and Grace has no choice but to see it through.

Decisions, Actions, Courage and Faith.

Author: Alexia Tiches

Genre: Adventure, teen drama

Type: Two-act adventure play for teens

Cast: 13M, 6F (Casting is flexible – for example the pirates could be male/female, the nurse either male/female

Ages of the actors: Teen and up

Suitable for : All ages to watch, young teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various – the stage is divided into the hospital, Grace’s bedroom, Carol’s bedroom, the Dock, a restaurant, the boat.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue, scene changes and some creativity with them.

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Like this play? Other teen adventure plays:

Enchanted – two scouts lost in the woods encounter a magical kingdom
Peter’s dream – three act play for teens
The Blueberry balladeer – a group of desperate people must save the blueberries!

Never alone – play about teen depression

play about teen depression

NEVER ALONE – drama play about teen depression

In this play about teen depression, a young man named David, in denial about certain traumatic events in his past, has a revelation which will either allow him to move on or keep him bound in his memory’s own negative impressions of what occurred.  David suffers from extreme depression.  Throughout his life, things have happened which he believes everyone blames him for – his mother’s death, his crush rejecting him, his girlfriend miscarrying. It is time to either face the things that have made him who he is or…..

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Author: Quito Barajas

Type: One act play

Genre: One act play about teen depression

Cast: 6M, 5F

Ages of the actors: One is a child, the young David, there are two adults and the rest are teenagers

Suitable for: Teenager, high school, secondary school

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: An empty room with two couches and a table between them. There is a door that leads out into the house that that room is assumedly a part of. There is a light switch next to the door.  A screen at the back on which images may be projected may add to the play

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the play is quite straightforward – blending from one scene to another may be tricky

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Copyright © September 2016 Quito Barajas and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other teen dramas for high school:

Choices – South African teen drama about a series of bad choices and their consequences
Dreamtime – play about teen murder based on the real life murders of two Dartmouth professors
Friends and family – teen drama script

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Pirate Appreciation Day – comedy script about pirates. Arrgh!

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PIRATE APPRECIATION DAY – COMEDY SCRIPT ABOUT PIRATES

Harken, mateys! Modern piracy no longer has its “good” name — or so claims the Pirate Appreciation Movement. This group of buccaneers believes commandeering a cruise ship on the Talk Like a Pirate Day holiday is the proper route to infamy. Its saltiest members, Walker D. Plank and sidekick Halitosis Halvard, sneak aboard the M.S. Stillwater as it departs for a Caribbean cruise.

They discover more than they bargained for in a colorful ensemble of fellow passengers. Frederick Feedle Fillingsworth is a fugitive museum curator with a valuable stolen artifact. Teenage nerd Paisley Nettleton is a prodigy of ancient languages and archeology, hovered over by his squabbling parents, Ned and Doris. The Captain — the hairiest man of the Seven Seas — would do anything to win the affections of Bridget, the mysterious yeoman.

By the time night falls on the first day at sea, a tentacled monster will be summoned, a sword fight will be fought with plastic butter knives, and someone will take a one-way voyage to Davy Jones’s locker. Aye so, but ’tis good to be a pirate!

The Waynesboro Players Community Theater premiered the play on Feb. 23–26, 2012 for a 4-show run in Waynesboro, VA. and was hailed as an “Uproarious comedy” by the Augusta Free Press.

Author: Matthew Warner

Type: Two-act comedy

Genre: Off The Wall Comedy

Cast: 11 Principals, 8M 3F and 7 smaller parts

Ages of the actors: Teenage up to older adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Play two hours long

Set: With the exception of Act I, Scene 1, which is at a bus stop, all scenes are aboard the M.S. Stillwater, a Caribbean cruise ship. The play takes place at various locations on the ship, such as by a railing, on the deck, a hallway and the casino.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a lot of fun for a large cast. Crowd control. Comedy script about pirates. Nuff said. 

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Copyright © December 2015 Matthew Warner and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Off the Wall full length comedy plays:

Explain the Handcuffs – a time travel adventure
God help us – dark religipus comedy script
Tune in – comedy about reigniting a TV station
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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.

fantasy play for high school

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. 

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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.

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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

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Six days till Sunday – one act comedy plays for Teens and Amdram

one act comedy plays for teens

SIX DAYS TILL SUNDAY – ONE ACT COMEDY PLAYS FOR TEENS AND AMDRAM

When two friends discover the bodies of two famous missing journalists in a mountain log cabin, miles from where the two were supposed to have disappeared, they read their diary, discovering that the journalists were in fact faking their disappearance in the Australian outback. The two had decided to hide out in the mountains and return, triumphant to reality, having narrowly escaped death in the ”outback.” But in that case, why had they died?

As the two friends read through the diary, one of them decides on a grisly plan to ‘discover’ the bodies of the famous duo, thus bringing fame and fortune to himself.

Author: S. Tighe

Genre: Comedies for teen and amdram (community theatre)

Type: One act comedy plays for teens

Length: 30 minutes

Cast: 3M 1F (but could be played by 2F 2M or 3F 1M)

Ages of the actors: Young, late teens to early twenties

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A room, bare except for a table and four chairs and old leaves/twigs on the ground. Next to the table are the ‘dead’ bodies of Susan and Neil, in their twenties, slumped together on the ground against the wall. There is an open notebook next to Susan. Neil wears a polka dot beanie. A couple of big backpacks are placed nearby, but not within reaching distance.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – to bring comedic elements into the piece

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Copyright © August 2015 S. Tighe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar one act comedy scripts:

Don’t Bank on it – one act comedy for 5 actors
Stirred, not shaken – comedy about girlfriends, dead bodies and Martini’s
An Ordinary Man – comedy about a guy who is frankly tired of being a werewolf

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Lady T – one act drama for teens and students

one act drama for teens

LADY T – ONE ACT DRAMA FOR TEENS AND STUDENTS

T is a young student, busy co-directing a play with her friend, Skylar for her acting class. For as long as T can remember, there has been a character, whom she knows as “Shadow” in her life. Only T can see Shadow. T admits to herself that Shadow is someone that she has created out of her own imagination, to help her get through life, and that in order to move on with her own life, she will have to let him go. But how easy is it to let a piece of you go for good?

Author: Naadir Joseph

Genre: One act drama for teens and students

Type: One act play

Cast: 3M 3F

Ages of the actors: All late teens to early twenties

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 30 minutes

Set: Scene 1 : Chairs and tables are required in this scene to give it a kiosk feel. Any other pieces can be added to create an environment similar to those found at a kiosk or coffee shop. Cups of some sort are needed on the tables. Scene 2 is a blank stage

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a good high school or student one act drama

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Copyright © May 2015 Naadir Joseph and Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Like this play? Other teen or student plays in stock:

Choices – South African teen play
My child – one act drama about a teen unwanted pregnancy
The last time I saw Paris – three act teen comedy

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The Gold Medallion – three act play for young cast

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THE GOLD MEDALLION – THREE ACT PLAY FOR YOUNG CAST

Orphaned and wrongfully convicted of murder, James Fenton is determined to follow his ambition to join Captain James Cook’s crew aboard the Resolution, but his predicament forces him to stowaway!

However, all is not resolved as he becomes an accidental crew member of Cap’n Scargill’s tub, the Revolution, soon to become commandeered by Silas Tench, a villainous devil if there ever was one, Shiner his partner in piracy and a mutinous crew which lusts for gold!

The Gold Medallion, stolen by Silas Tench and his shipmate Shiner from Fenton’s Chandlery, is the key to the booty known as Fenton’s Gold, buried on San Angelo Island in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean.

There are many delightful characters in this adventure with plenty of scope for imaginative staging. The seafaring times of the late 1700’s must be captured by the costuming and overall flavour of the era.

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Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Adventure

Type: Three act play

Cast: 48 (40M 8F) BUT many F can play M parts and many parts can be doubled. With doubling a minimum of 33 actors will be needed.

Ages of the actors: Teenage up. Can be played by junior high or middle school cast.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 130 minutes

Set: Set should involve a ship and the sea. At director’s discretion.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control

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Copyright © December 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  Have a look at some of our other adventures for young casts:

The Robber Baron and the Baker Thief – teen adventure play
Alice in football land – comedy version of the traditional tale
Theseus and Ariadne – modern classic Greek play
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Jack Masterson and the Case of Absurdity – a two act teen farce

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JACK MASTERSON AND THE CASE OF ABSURDITY – A TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

In this two act farce, Jack Masterson has just started a private detective agency with his friend Lisa and they are awaiting their first case when Miss Lovely walks through their door in need of assistance.  It seems that a priceless family heirloom of Miss Lovely’s has gone missing and she needs Jack to find it for her.  Jack gladly accepts the case and starts by checking out the scene of the crime and questions Miss Lovely’s maid, Yvette and her obnoxious neighbor Sandra Moody.

Jack comes to the conclusion that his old nemesis, Professor D. Veous must have some information on the whereabouts of the missing heirloom.  While Jack goes off to question the Professor at his headquarters underneath the local Happy Hamburger Hut, Lisa goes down to Club Shady to question some of the local thugs about the theft.  While there she runs into Jack’s biggest rival Detective O’Malley who decides to help her out questioning the criminal element.  What heirloom could possibly worth so much trouble?  With three different endings it could be anything!!!

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 18 (12F/6M)

Genre: Comedy, Two act Farce, TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

Type: Full Length Stage Play in 2 acts

Length: 90 Minutes

Suitable for: Any ages

Ages of Actors: Teen and Up

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a Summer Youth Play.  It was also nominated for Best Original Writing in 2002 by the Desert Theatre League of Palm Springs.

Michael Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years and has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001.

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Copyright October 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

 

Lies “R” Us – play scripts teenagers

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LIES ‘R’ US – PLAY SCRIPTS TEENAGERS

A story that follows three typical teenagers and the lies they tell to those closest to them in order to stay out of trouble. When their lies end up trapping them, they are forced to learn the consequences of their own actions. A good one act drama for high school students with a simple set, that explores typical “teen” issues and the wrong way to deal with problems they encounter sometimes without the support of adults.

Author: Damien Darr

Characters: 4M, 4F

Length: 30 Minutes

Level of Difficulty: 5/10 (being natural on stage)

Suitable for: Teenagers up

Ages of Performers:  Older Teenagers

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers