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The Great Incan Treasure of Confusion – plays for high school

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.


Papermill Playhouse, NJ, USA – 2018

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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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Great Incan Treasure of Confusion

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

The Dummies Guide to Saving the U.S.A. – CIA Comedy script

CIA comedy script


In this CIA comedy script, a band of evil doers – a.k.a Connie and Blyde (who work for Al Tyrone and his bunch of goons) attack the Whitehouse and the CIA’s base of operations and kidnap the vice president as part of their cunning and devious plan they wish to fulfill.

With the CIA crippled they only have one agent left for the job. However, he has no field training and there is no time to learn. He has to learn how to be an agent ON THE JOB while trying to take down a villainous master of mischief, gangsters, and criminal icon copycats. His name: Wilbur.

Read another script by best selling playwright Jonathan Smith – The Fourth Wall – a behind the scenes teen adventure comedy script.


Sequatchie County High School, TN, USA – 2020
Diagonal Community Schools, IA, USA – 2023


Author: Jonathan Smith

Type: Full length one act comedy (but could easily be split with an interval into a two act comedy)

Genre: CIA comedy script

Cast: 11M, 5F – some roles can be doubled. Can be performed with a minimum of 10-12 actors.

Length: 50-60 minutes (an hour with scene changes)

Ages of the actors: Teen up

Suitable for: Teens to adult to both watch and perform

Set: Simple – the stage is split in two halves so the action takes place on one side then switches to the other, or both are used to represent different locations. Desks and chairs and phones are needed.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – scene changes.

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Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about The Dummies guide to Saving the U.s.a.

Copyright © November 2017 Jonathan Smith and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other adventure comedy scripts for you to enjoy:

Explain the Handcuffs – sci-fi time travelling adventure comedy script
Pirate appreciation day – comedy about pirates. Aargh!!
Goddle – sci-fi adventure comedy script

The fourth wall – one act teen adventure comedy

one act teen adventure comedy


For those of you that do not know the most important aspect of the moments leading up to the performance of a staged play, LISTEN UP! The fourth wall exists and to all kamikaze’s, beware! Jack,
Jason and Sarah fail to heed this fierce and true warning when they decide to do a bit of exploring on a blank stage, in ‘The Fourth Wall’ – a one act teen adventure comedy.

When the performers discover the kids, they call off their show in the beginning scene and attempt to catch them and take them to the stage manager. When one of the three kids get caught by the performers, the other two kids left must equip themselves with prop weapons and team up with theatre thugs to fight their way through egotistical lead roles, a stunned narrator, epic soldiers, chaotic scene changes and a short tempered stage manager to get their friend back.

In this comedy, a few frivolous minutes of exploration unravel a series of unfortunate events for a show that is already a hot mess. It is up to the Stage Manager to get it together before the show goes on, as he carefully weighs the risk, reward and raucousness of running a revue.


Estrella Mountain Homeschoolers, Goodyear, AZ, USA – 2017
Parktown Boys High School, Johannesburg, South Africa – 2017
Telstar Middle School, ME, USA – 2017
Lighthouse drama, VA, USA – 2018
SPAG BOL Productions – Ferny Grove State School, Queensland, Australia – 2018
St. Mary’s Girl’s School, Western Australia, Australia – 2018
Christian Academy in Japan – Tokyo, Japan – 2018
Manchester High school, GA, USA – 2018
Newfoundland and Labrador High School Drama Festival (WVH), Canada – 2019

UDWC, UT, USA – 2019
Robin Hood Youth Theatre. Newark, United Kingdom – 2019
Drama Kids of West Metro Orlando, FL, USA – 2019
Manchester High School, GA, USA – 2019
Christ’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand – 2019
Tupper Lake Middle/high School – NY, USA – 2019
Village High School, Victoria, Australia – 2021
The Enrichment Center of Western PA, PA, USA – 2022
Humphrey Perkins School, Barrow upon Soar, UK – 2022
LIFT, UT, USA – 2023


Author: Jonathan Smith

Type: One act teen adventure comedy play

Genre: Action, comedy, adventure, teen

Length: Thirty minutes

Cast: 6M, 2F, 6N (either M/F) Parts may be doubled

Ages of the actors: Three teen, rest are adult but can be played by any age from teens to adults

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Initially a blank stage, then the stage manager’s office with a desk and chair.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun filled play with a unique idea

Read a Sample of the Script

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Cost is $11.00 for this staged digital play script. Just Click Shakespeare!

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Fourth Wall

Copyright © October 2016 Jonathan Smith and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act teen adventure comedy scripts:

ESPN – teen action scripts in mime
Mirror – play about a spoiled princess for younger teens
The Wandering Bard’s Tale – teen medieval adventure story