Category Archives: Teens

Plays that appeal to teenagers and plays that can be performed by teenagers

The Last Voyage of the Albatross – play based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe

play based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE ALBATROSS – PLAY BASED ON A STORY BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

In this play based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, the Voyage of the Albatross follows the fateful voyage of a ship hit by a storm so severe that it almost seems supernatural. When only three people survive the storm, they believe that their troubles are over. But the ship was never destined to have any survivors…

Desperate for someone to hear what happened to them, Sara, one of the survivors writes a message and places it in a bottle, casting it overboard before she meets her destiny. She can only hope that it will be found by someone and her story told.

Read other ghost (horror) stories by David Schmidt – The Henderson Hall Horror.

Author: David Schmidt

Type: One act play

Genre: Horror, Ghost story

Cast: 3M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: All ages to watch. Some scenes may be scary fr younger children

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: The beach and then on board a ship

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a lot of the things that happen have to be described by the actors in a realistic and convincing manner

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Copyright © August 2019 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

Beside the kitchen table – the ghost of a murdered young girl seeks revenge
Victims of the forest – medieval scary plays
The release of Theodore Marlow – a ghost tries to get her love to join her in the afterlife

Snow White – The Pantomime

Snow White - the pantomime

SNOW WHITE – THE PANTOMIME

”Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a King and his Queen. They lived in a fine palace and all was bountiful and plenty in the land. The King and Queen were loved dearly by their subjects and everyone was very happy when the Queen gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter. Her skin was as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony. ‘

A few years later, Snow White’s father, the king, took a new wife called Malice. She was a very beautiful, but a wicked and vain woman and was actually a wicked sorceress, famed for making spells and poisons and she spent hours working on potions to make herself beautiful in Snow White – The Pantomime.”

And so it begins. Watch as the mirror breaks the horrible news to Malice that Snow White rivals her in beauty. Then as Malice tries again and again to kill young Snow White and fails. Young Snow White, beloved by many in the village is protected by Dolly, The Resident Dame and the seven dwarves. But… take care, the two village idiots, Squint and Wink may be working for both sides – good and bad! Malice may be planning to use them to carry out her dirty work. It’s no wonder she fails every time with those two on board!

REVIEW: It’s hilarious. I couldn’t stop laughing. What else can I say? It has everything you would want in a panto in just the right amount, not too much, not too little. The puns are horrible, the queen mean, the dwarves cute, the prince charming, and the songs go beautifully with the story. Lots of audience participation which the kids will love. From the director’s viewpoint, the sound effects are imaginative and not difficult to stage, the stage directions are comprehensive and there are lots of places for her/him to use local or current colour or topics. – Tom Considine, fellow writer.

Read other pantomimes – Aladdin by British playwright Mick Gaunt

Author: Mick Gaunt

Type: Snow White – The Pantomime

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Pantomime, Children’s

Cast: Cast of 16 – there are 17 listed characters but one is supposed to double up. 

Ages of the actors:  Children up

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 90 minutes

Set: The Village by the Castle, The Queen’s Secret Chamber, A Kitchen, The Forest, The Dwarf’s Cottage, Inside the Castle Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun easy script for all

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Copyright © July 2019 Mick Gaunt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this panto? Other pantomimes you will love:

Dick Turpin – the pantomime about a highwayman! Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam punk pantomime Alice in Wonderland Puss in Boots in the Wild West – Puss in boots pantomime

bride and Seek – Short Monologue for a Woman

monologue for a woman

BRIDE AND SEEK – SHORT MONOLOGUE FOR A WOMAN

It’s your wedding day and as a bit of fun, everyone gets together to play a game of hide and seek. The house is very large with many rooms, some that haven’t had anybody in them for years. Perfect. There’s a large chest hidden in the corner of the room, big enough for you to hide in. So you do. The lid’s a little heavy and you can’t lift it up yourself to get out again, but it doesn’t matter, because when they find you, you will have won the game! It’s just that – it’s been some time and they still haven’t found you. It’s clear. You’ve won. But… where are they? Eerie monologue for  a woman, based on the English folk tale, ‘The Mistletoe Bough.’

Author: Jack Hutchinson

Type: Monologue for a woman

Genre: Horror

Cast: 1F

Ages of the actors: Older teen to younger woman

Suitable for: All ages to watch

Length:  Three minutes

Set: Black box stage. A large chest is the only prop.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – changing from a light-hearted fun piece to an eerie piece with a very frightened girl. 

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Like this play? Other monologues for female actors:

Lady Killers – four monologues by women who kill Finding my Root – South African monologue for a younger female Undressed – monologue about being a stripper

Save our Souls – Short Comedy Script set on board a Ship

comedy set on a ship

SAVE OUR SOULS – SHORT COMEDY SCRIPT SET ON BOARD A SHIP

Captain Flubberchops and his crew greet a group of passengers on board the cruise ship ‘Eerie’, including the mysterious Mrs Strange. After a meal at the Captain’s table, the passengers disappear one by one. The Captain and his cat, Watson, decide to look for them and row to a mysterious island in the ocean. On the island, they meet a group of scary zombies, but there is something familiar about them in this short comedy script set on board a ship.

Other comedies for kids by playwright Kate Goddard – The Pied Piper of Hawaii – pantomime Pied Piper.

Author: Kate Goddard

Type: One act Play

Genre: Comedy, Kids, Teens

Cast: 14 plus the ship’s crews (Crew 1 and 2) 8F. The rest can be M or N.

Ages of the actors: Children up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Thirty Minutes

Set: On board the ship, boarding on deck and then at the dining table, and then landing on a mysterious island. 

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Copyright © July 2019 Kate Goddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids and with zombies

Zombies in the Staff Room – play for kids stuck in detention The Summoning – Audience Participation Sketch – comedy/horror script for adults The Vampire Drudgeries – a rebellious vegetarian teen vampire wants a change. In diet!

Town CRISIS! – short comedy sketch about the news

TOWN CRISIS! SHORT COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT THE NEWS

COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT THE NEWS

Hear ye! Hear ye! All the latest news from your faithful town crier. Who’s attacking who, the latest outbreak of plague: All the important stuff, ye know.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Don’t listen to HIS boring news. Why listen to that depressing stuff when you can find out right here just how to lose weight without dieting? AND know your future. And who has the biggest butt in the whole kingdom. Right here. Right now.

Fake news – it’s older than you think in this short comedy sketch about the news.

Read other sketches by Peter Keel – Bad News, Pluto – comedy sketch for ten actors

Author: Peter Keel

Type: Short comedy sketch about the news

Genre: Comedy, skit, sketch, one act

Cast: Cast of 8, 6M, 2F but it is flexible

Ages of the actors: Kids up

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

Length: 8 minutes

Set: At the director’s discretion. Can be a blank stage or even done in front of a curtain during scene changes.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short funny sketch with not too many lines to learn

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Copyright © July 2019 Peter Keel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other short skits and sketches you may enjoy:

A Likely Story – five minute comedy filler
No-Thanks-Giving skit
Sunday in the park with Phil – short comedy sketch about true love. In Any form

Aboard Disorder – Short Satire Script about Mental Disorders

one act comedy plays

ABOARD DISORDER – SHORT SATIRE SCRIPT ABOUT MENTAL DISORDERS

Welcome to Aboard Disorder, Flight 13 (It’s not your lucky day!) to the Depths of Gloom. Today we will take you on a journey to Depression, with a short stop over in Anorexia with our final destination being Anxiety. In the event of an emergency, drop nooses will be released from the overhead. You place the noose around your neck thus (demonstrates) and tighten until restricted. Now please fasten your seatbelt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! A short satire script about neuroses and common mental disorders.

Other plays by Meghan van Lelyveld – Saving Persephone – a comic version of the classic Greek story.

Author: Meghan Van Lelyveld

Type: One act play

Genre: Short Satire Script, Dark Comedy

Cast: Cast of 5, most likely 4F 1M but could be all all female cast

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: Teens up to watch and perform

Length: 5-7 minutes long

Set: The inside of a passenger plane

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the humour into this dark piece. A nice short play for drama students

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Cost is $4.00 for this short digital play

Copyright © June 2019 Meghan Van Lelyveld and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Like this play? Other satire scripts you may enjoy:

Shapeless – full length play about eating disorders and body size
Thirds – Surburban Satire about fighting over the inheritance
The Chicken or the egg -political satire script

Little Miss Muffet skit

little miss Muffet skit

LITTLE MISS MUFFET SKIT

Once upon a time, little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet. Hang on, what’s a tuffet? Hmmm …. turns out even the narrator doesn’t know. Moving on: “Eating her curds and whey. ” Hang on! Her order hasn’t even come yet! What kind of diner is this anyway? “Sorry, I’m coming!” yells the waitress as the narrator resigns. And let’s not even mention the problem with the spider in this Little Miss Muffet skit.

Read other skits by Lois Corcoran – Start Wreck – skit on Star Trek

Author: Lois Corcoran

Type: Skit

Genre: Comedy skit or sketch

Length: 1-2 minutes. The skit itself is only a page in length.

Cast: 4-5

Ages of the actors: Children, Kids, teens, adults

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Table & chair, giant spider, bowl, frilly dress for Ms. Muffet, waitress costume

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – short, fun easy Little Miss Muffet skit

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Copyright © June 2019 Lois Corcoran and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other skits you enjoy:

ESPN, silent teen action comedy set in caveman times
Juleo and Romiet – skit on Romeo and Juliet
No-Thanks-Giving! Skit

Sock Hops, Recorders, and Owl Pellets: Tips on Surviving the 4th Grade – children’s comedy SCRIPT

children's comedy script

SOCK HOPS, RECORDERS AND OWL PELLETS: TIPS ON SURVIVING THE 4TH GRADE – CHILDREN’S COMEDY SCRIPT

You know what? Adults are always saying how hard life is with jobs and kids and shopping and cooking and cleaning. But do you know how hard it is to be me? To be a 4th grader? I have tons of responsibilities. I have homework. I have to play the recorder in music class. I have to learn about the body. I have to manage 4 different girlfriends! Wait what day is it today? Tuesday…I have to manage 3 different girlfriends! Oh no…I have a spelling test today.
Poop! Anyway, you get the point. Us 4th graders are much busier than adults!

Tyler is a 4th grader struggling with all your typical 4th grade problems: homework, spelling tests, and of course – girls. From gym class, to music class, and everything in between, Tyler and his friends share their essential tips on surviving 4th grade in this children’s comedy script.

PRODUCTION NOTE: The play has been staged using older teen actors. Part of the charm and humour about the production was that the older actors were playing younger kids. As it is a wordy piece it would also suit teenagers.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Previously produced at the Rarig Center Arena Stage in Minneapolis, MN and at Storybook Land Theatre in Aberdeen, SD.

Read other comedies by Chris Cartwright – Awaiting Patients – a comedy set in a doctor’s waiting room

Author: Christopher Cartwright

Type: One act play

Genre: Play for primary school, Children’s comedy script

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: 4th graders – approximately 9 to 10 years old

Suitable for: Children to act in and all ages to watch

Length: Forty five minutes

Set: There is no specific set written into the script so it could be as simple as a blank stage, to a classroom, to a playground with wall art

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Wordy. The main characters should be able to have a good memory for words and excellent delivery

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Copyright © June 2019 Christopher Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for nine year olds and elementary school children that you may enjoy:

Molly and the magic phone – musical for children
Puppet show – short play for a small cast of children
The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – play about being different from the other kids

Foreign Therapy – tongue in cheek political comedy script

political comedy script

FOREIGN THERAPY – TONGUE IN CHEEK POLITICAL COMEDY SCRIPT

Read all about it! Read all about it! A new island has been discovered slap bang in the middle of the sea between the USA and Russia (And let’s not forget Canada, of course) . The leaders of each powerful nation are there, vying for ownership of the island in this tongue in cheek political comedy script.

Now, in every doomed marriage there is a mediator, someone whose job it is to smooth things over, as it were. Russia and America hate one another, so his job isn’t going to be easy. Canada has come to the party too, but that wasn’t the mediator’s idea. And because it wasn’t his idea, it’s clear he isn’t going to let Canada have a say, even though he has loads of good ideas.

Now this poor mediator’s task is to get them to agree on something. As the testosterone levels in the room rise, both Russia and America are finally united in the idea that they will go to war with each other over this tiny patch of land and the mediator is finding it more and more difficult and is considering abandoning the whole thing and going for lunch instead.

Enter North Korea. He’s brought popcorn.

Read other plays by playwright Kate Cosette – A Tale of two balconies – a modern Romeo and Juliet Comedy

Author: Kate Cosette

Type: One act play

Genre: Political Comedy script

Cast: Cast of 5 Could be 4M 1F or a mix of 2-3 M and 2-3F

Ages of the actors: Teens up

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

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: A conference room with a long, oval table

Level of difficulty: 7/10: Accents and nuances

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Copyright © 2019 Kate Cosette and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political plays you may enjoy:

Ye’ll vote for me – short Irish political skit
The Chicken or the Egg – political satire script
Trump – I’m not a racist skit

Goon Today – funny fairy tale script

funny fairy tale script

GOON TODAY – FUNNY FAIRY TALE SCRIPT

Fu (Spelled F. U. ) was sentenced to life as a goon for slapping a mouse. It’s hardly a fair sentence for slapping one mouse. A Mouse! Really? It’s also not important whether the mouse had it coming or not. (He did) Life as a goon, as a result of this brief “lapse” in judgement, is an absolute nightmare. In this comedy in one act, Fu won’t stop (and hasn’t stopped) complaining until he’s heard in this funny fairy tale script.

Luckily, his whining doesn’t fall on deaf ears this umpteenth time. The Good Fairy will pardon Fu if he asks every single goon living in the forest to leave. The goons will likely do so. It’s a deal so sweet he can hardly believe it as he sets out towards his freedom. Fu will be a bunny again. As for the Good Fairy, he will rest easy because all politicians sleep well at night… Corrupt to the core, the Good Fairy is using the forest goons to his own benefit. This leaves Fu to fight for more than just his own freedom and become the hero he was born to be.

Life as a goon is only the beginning. A fairy tale with adult type humour suitable for older teens. In the style of ”Shrek. ”

Read other teen plays by American playwright Brent Holland – The Pendragon Sacrifice – award winning play about King Arthur

Author: Brent Holland

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, fairy tale, adventure

Cast: Cast of 11. 3M, Rest all N

Ages of the actors: Older kids to teens

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform.

Length: 30-40 minutes

Set: The Forest

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Adult humour within a fairy tale genre

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Copyright © May 2019 Brent Holland and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fairy tales for you to enjoy:

Shriek – the fairy tale involving two wicked witches, a bottle of ketchup and a couple of Princesses
Happy Reality – fairy tale script for adults
Unhappily Ever After – when ever after goes wrong…

VET SKIT – SHORT ONE PAGE SKITS

VET SKIT

VET SKIT – SHORT ONE PAGE SKITS

It’s clearly a very busy day at the local veterinarian’s office. The secretary is hot on the trail of Bagels, when Mrs Jones, her husband and her cat come in. It’s an emergency as Fluffy is being suffocated by his own fur!

This skit has been written by a younger teen and is meant for kids and younger teens. Great for scouts, brownies and church groups.

Other skits by Josie – No-Thanks-Giving – skit for the holidays

Author: Josie Wert

Type: Short one page long skit

Genre: Vet skit, comedy, skits or sketches

Cast: Cast of four, 1M, 1F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Kids up

Suitable for: All ages to perform and to watch

Length: Very short skit. 1 page long only, maximum length 1-2 minutes

Set: The reception area in the vet’s office.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – short, fun and easy skit for children and teens.

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Copyright © April 2019 Josie Wert and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits you may enjoy:

My Little mermaid! skit on The Little mermaid
One Hot Knight – comedy skit for 4 actors
Start Wreck – skit on Star Treck

The well keepers – play for older children

play for older children

THE WELL KEEPERS – PLAY FOR OLDER CHILDREN

The king of Colchester, after the death of his wife, has married the hideous widow, Edwina, for her riches. The new queen, mother to the ugly Luella and jealous of her step-daughter, Amaryllis’s beauty, does her best to set the king against his own child in this play for older children. Heartbroken, Amaryllis leaves the palace to seek her fortune; when during the journey she shares her scanty food with an old man and is kind to the dwarfs living in the well, she is rewarded by marrying a rich and powerful king.

Luella, too, wants to imitate her step-sister, but proves to be selfish and stingy; punished by the dwarfs, she ends up marrying a poor cobbler.

After learning about her daughter’s husband, Edwina leaves the palace; in the meantime the king had found out about her lies and greets Amaryllis with all the honours due to a queen.

The Well Keepers is an adaptation of the English Fairytale, “The Three Heads Of The Well”

Other plays by playwright Olivia Arieti – The Christmas Ghosts – a modern take on the classic Scrooge tale for children

Author: Olivia Arieti

Type: Short one act play for older children

Genre: Fairy tale, fantasy, traditional

Length: 16 minutes

Cast: 7M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Older children up. 7 year old advanced readers and up should be able to take part in this play.

Suitable for: Children and all ages to watch and perform

Set: The Palace Hall and The Woods

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple straight story to follow

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Copyright © April 2019 Olivia Arieti and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fairytales for kids for you to enjoy:

Ursula – fairytale about an imprisoned Princess who escapes by taking the form of a bear
Unhappily Ever After – the Fairytale. Gone Wrong
Mirror – a spoiled Princess learns a lesson when she uses a magic mirror with tragic consequences

Aladdin The Pantomime – British panto script

Aladdin the pantomime

ALADDIN THE PANTOMIME

In Aladdin the pantomime, Abanazer, the wicked one seeks an infamous lamp hidden in a land far far away. Rumour has it that the lamp contains a powerful Genie who can help him rule the world. But he has no idea how to find it. Undeterred, he rings up the Slave of the Ring Hotline for help. The bimbo on the helpdesk checks her computer and informs him that yes, such a cave exists and no, he cannot enter it himself. There is only one in the whole world who can do it. His name? Aladdin. Location? Peking, China. China? That’s a bit far!

So Abanazer sets out on a journey. Aladdin, on the other side of the world is currently running for his life because he set eyes on the beautiful princess. Naturally this means he must die. But since he has no immediate plans to do this, running away seems to be the best option. Other than marrying the Princess of course. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen to young men whose mother, the Widow Twankey (currently unattached, available and let’s face it, slightly manly) owns the local laundromat. Nope. He’d have to come into a large fortune to do that.

Which is exactly what Abanazer promises him to get him to go to the cave. However, once they’re in the cave it all goes wrong. Aladdin finds the treasure and wants to send that up first, but wicked Abanazer only wants the lamp and seals Aladdin inside the cave in a rage. Leaving him with the lamp and a massive amount of treasure. The rest? Well, why don’t you have a little read and find out!

Read other pantomimes – Cinderella by British playwright Mick Gaunt

Author: Mick Gaunt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Aladdin the Pantomime, comedy, musical

Length: 80 – 90 minutes plus songs

Cast: 21 including chorus. Gender can vary so is not stipulated.

Ages of the actors: Older children and up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Set: Various – Front cloth is various locations including Abanazer’s Den, Peking city, mountains, marketplace, Twankey’s laundry, treasure cave, Aladdin’s palace, a distant place.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterizations – the Dame (Widow Twankey) is lovely and over the top.

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Copyright © February 2019 Mick Gaunt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes you may enjoy:

Aladdin, the comedy/pantomime
Snow white and the seven ugly sisters
Puss in boots (in the Wild West) – the pantomime

Slim FAT commercial – skit about weight loss fads

skit about weight loss fads

SLIM FAT COMMERCIAL – SKIT ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS FADS

This short skit about weight loss fads pokes fun at the weight loss fads and the gimmicks people use as well as the advertisements that promote them. From a thin guy wearing enormous pants to the man in a bikini because “All weight loss adverts have someone in a bikini!” to the referee who appears to break up a fight between the two guys, it’s all fun from beginning to end.

Please note: The full skit is 1.5 pages long – about 2 minutes.

Other skits by Lois and Kelly Corcoran – So Easy, a Caveman can do it – short skit about inventing the wheel

Author: Lois and Kelly Corcoran

Type: Short skit about weight loss fads

Genre: Comedy, skit, sketch

Cast: 4M or 3M and 1F

Ages of the actors: From older kids to adults

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two minutes (1.5 pages)

Set: Black box set

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – short , fun easy skit

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Copyright © February 2019 Lois and Kelly Corcoran and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this skit? Other fun skits, one act plays and plays about weight loss:

Shapeless – full length satire about body size
Lemonade Gurus – short comedy about two failed clowns trying to run a lemonade stand
Hell Froze over – comedy sketch about sports taken a little too far

A Snitch in Time – Time travelling script for teens and community theatre

TIME TRAVELLING SCRIPT FOR TEENS

A SNITCH IN TIME – TIME TRAVELLING SCRIPT FOR TEENS

“My name is May. I was born not far from here. It wasn’t that long ago. Maybe you’ve seen me around? But then again, you probably haven’t. Why? Well, officially, I don’t exist. You could call me invisible, in a way.  For want of a better word. And ironically, you’d be right.”

When May accidentally discovers she can see hidden time travellers, and rescues Anne Frank who has been brought to our time, she is immediately recruited to “The Agency” – the top secret government agency that controls time travel. Her mission: To go back in time and  alter events or retrieve famous people who otherwise would have died. From JFK to Anne Boleyn, to Nazi Germany – it all turns out well. Until it doesn’t. When May and her partner, Roger return with Anne Boleyn, the world has changed. A leak in time has occurred – one that forever alters the fabric of reality. The Nazi’s won.

They’re the only ones that know the truth. And they’re the only ones who can do anything about it in this script for teens.  A great play for drama class or play for youth theatre.

Read other plays by playwright Claire Demmer – The Rat Trap – a comic farce involving a greedy family, a dying old man and a ‘priceless’ work of art!

Author: Claire Linda Demmer

Genre: Comedy, adventure, script for teens

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Total thirty actors. Speaking roles: 13-14M, 8-9F.  Certain roles are less gender specific, for example, Nazi’s could be either male or female. 

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Two hours

Set: The stage is divided into three areas – the main stage, a platform to the front of the stage and another platform to the right or left of it. The main area and the platform downstage have scene changes whereas the platform to the side is always the main office of headquarters with a number of desks behind which sit the workers typing away and answering phones. A map of the world is on the wall behind the office. The Nazi flag is hung there as well during the second act. Scene changes in the other two areas remain simple and occur during other scenes to allow the play to flow. The ‘time field’ can be created using lighting and sound effects, or even basic LED lights switched on and off.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Effects, scenery and costumes. As they travel all through time, the main actors do have some costume and scene changes but these are also really fun for the players as well!

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Copyright © November 2018 Claire Demmer and Off The wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other time travelling and adventure plays for you to enjoy:

Shadows of time – screenplay about finding true love. Forty years before your time
Explain the handcuffs. A time travelling adventure
Unhappily ever after – what would have happened if Snow white lost?