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The Wilting Press – twenty minute play about life

THE WILTING PRESS – TWENTY MINUTE PLAY ABOUT LIFE AND HELPING OTHERS

Imagine if you had a problem, one that you couldn’t find a solution to. You don’t want to ‘look for help’ at this stage, preferring to try to sort it out yourself. What if you then went for a walk in the park?  On a bench a Wanderer jovially sits with a tattered book in this twenty minute play. The book is a wilting flower press full of the wanderer’s memories.  You sit down. You talk about love, family, life, and what it means to have a conversation that matters.

Three strangers encounter the Wanderer. Burdened by their respective circumstances, each Stranger shares their time and woes with the Wanderer, hoping to move forward.  And so the Wanderer, armed with words and a wilting press, mends these disillusioned hearts with one phrase: “Care to share your troubles?”

The wanderer asks only for a flower for their press from each stranger in return.  Will we ever find out why the Wanderer helps these people? Perhaps not. But maybe that isn’t important.

Other plays by Ash Crestfelt – Someone to Remember – a one act teen drama

Author: Ash Crestfelt

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, teens, play about life

Cast: 1M, 4N

Ages of the actors: Teens up to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Twenty Minutes

Set: A park bench and a bush/flowers beside it.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – a play that has a simple message – to do good for others, and easy to perform

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Copyright © September 2018 Ash Crestfelt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act drama scripts for you to enjoy:

Am I good? One act comedy script for 1 teen and two adults
Home – romantic drama for two actors
Mateo Falcone – classic tragedy in one act

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

Think before you Vote – South African play for schools

South African play for schools

THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY FOR SCHOOLS

All the girls at the local girl’s high school are excited to see who’ll be the next head girl and who’ll be a prefect.  There’s the girl who thinks it should be her. Obviously. And the girl who has recently turned over a new leaf and desperately wants to be elected but who has a troubled past. And then there’s the matter of race.  Some girls feel that because last year’s head girl was white, a girl of colour should get the vote this year.    Voting for the head girl starts today and it’s going to be tricky in this South African play for schools…

“Imagine if everyone voted objectively; not because they have a grudge, or because of skin colour, or something that happened in the past. But, instead, they all vote because of the good that the girl could do. They vote for the person who shows the most honesty, integrity, fairness and impartiality. Can you imagine? Then the teachers couldn’t ignore us, because we made a good, solid choice together. That would be cool.”

The pupils all vote for the girl they think are the best choice, but in the end, do the teachers get a say?

Read other plays by Shannan – Choices – a South African drama for teenage girls.

Author: Shannan Browne

Type: One act play

Genre: South African play for school. Comedy-drama

Cast:  10F

Ages of the actors: Teens

Suitable for: Teens but the whole family can watch

Length:  Twenty Minutes

Set: Play is set on the school break field. Directors can use either benches or outside tables and chairs slightly off centre stage to create different levels. A bin is required at one end of the stage. The tuck-shop and toilets are situated off stage. If no resources are available, then the stage can be a bare break field.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – this play is particular to South Africa

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Copyright © Shannan Browne and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other South African plays for schools and teenagers:

Anna alone – a play about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder
Extra lessons – South African play dealing with the subject of student teacher relationships
Finding My Root – monologue from a young Xhosa girl whose life hasn’t been easy

The Great Incan Treasure of Confusion – plays for high school

plays for high school

THE GREAT INCAN TREASURE OF CONFUSION – PLAYS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

When the notorious pirate Captain Kill finally finds the treasure of his dreams, he attempts to seize it and take it to his ship. However as he attempts to leave, his arch nemesis Captain Gravy Bones arrives claiming the treasure for his own. It seems as though they will have to fight for it, until an ancient witchdoctor appears commanding them to end their bickering. He devises that they race from Tortuga to Cuba and back, and whoever wins will get the treasure. The two pirates agree to go along with it, but don’t intend to play fair. The pirates sabotage, ambush, team up with other pirates, black mail, and fight each other to win. But little do they know, the witchdoctor is keeping them away from the treasure for his own reasons. Join the crews of Captain Kill and Gravy Bones as they battle each other and race for “The Great Incan Treasure of Confusion.” Plays for high school students and audiences.

Other plays by Jonathan Smith – The Fourth Wall – teen adventure comedy and The Dummies Guide to Saving the USA.

Author: Jonathan Smith

Type: 60 minute one act play broken into 12 scenes. Can easily be split into a short two act play

Genre: Plays for high school, teen, adventure, comedy

Cast: Mains: 3M, 2F and 1N. Other roles: 16 roles most of which can be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: One hour

Set: On deck, the beach, Captain’s quarters on the ship, pirate bar, hotel etc. Scene changes can be accomplished with split stage or minimal furnishings.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes frequent. But a very funny script that should be entertaining for both the actors and audience alike.

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Copyright © May 2018 Jon Smith and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

The Last Time I saw Paris – teen adventure based on the whole horse of Troy mess
The Seven Suits – seven ordinary teens save the world from alien invasion
Villains incorporated – award winning teen play

Survivors include – one act teen drama

one act teen drama

SURVIVORS INCLUDE – ONE ACT TEEN DRAMA

In this ten-minute play or one act teen drama, a fifteen year-old boy struggles to prevent his best friend from succumbing to his grief over the combat death of his older brother. Kevin’s brother has been killed, two weeks after he left home, leaving Kevin sick enough with grief to want to kill himself. His best friend, Mike has the somewhat daunting task of both getting Kevin to admit he took his brother’s rifle and preventing a second tragedy from happening.

A great play for high school drama class, as well as a good examination piece.

Survivors Include was produced by the Heartland Theatre Company (Normal IL) and TITLEWave Theater at the Cleveland Public Theatre under the title Mission Accomplished.

Author: Paul Donnelly

Genre: Ten minute drama plays

Type: One act teen drama

Cast: Cast 2M

Ages of the actors: Teenage – approximately fifteen years

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Length: Ten minutes long

Set: An attic with the usual Christmas decorations and boxes

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy play with good interaction between the two actors. 

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Copyright © September 2015 Paul Donnelly and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute drama scripts we stock:

Why shoot your husband – ten minute drama scripts
My child – play about unwanted teen pregnancy
Family exercise – play about a boy finding out his father is having an affair at the dinner table