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The tell tale teacher – play for middle school


After a class reads “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, their teacher is called away by the principal and disappears. Strange noises are heard, and the lights go out causing the students to wonder if the school is haunted and if their teacher is ever going to come back. The class must work together to solve the mystery and find their teacher before it is too late in this play for middle school.

This comedy, “The tell tale teacher” was written for the 2016 Virginia Beach Public School’s One Act Play Festival held on November 4-5, and was performed by a cast of students from Virginia Beach Middle School, and earned Superior ratings from all of the judges.


Westville Theatre, Durban, South Africa – 2019
Cameron Homeschool Drama Club, MO, USA – 2020
Wedgwood 6th Fort Worth Independent School District, TX, USA – 2020


Read other plays by Mary Long – Villains Incorporated – an award winning comedy for middle and high school.

Author: Mary Long

Type: One act play for middle school

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Cast of ten roles, most of which can be adapted for either sex. The janitor and Mr Hyde as well as Troy and Miles are the likely male parts, the rest can be either.

Ages of the actors: 11 up to 15 and possibly three adults which can also be played by younger players.

Suitable for: Kids aged 11-15

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A typical classroom

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – adventure and excitement.

Read a Sample of the Script

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Copyright © February 2018 Mary Long and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

How we saved our homeroom teacher – play for younger children
Grace will lead me home – a girl goes on a magical quest to find a cure for her mother
Mirror – play for younger teens about a spoiled Princess and a magic mirror she banishes people with

Villains Incorporated – Award Winning Teen Play

award winning teen play


Three high school students decide that they would like to make chaos out of the upcoming school Halloween Dance, in Villains Incorporated. Sounds like a typical tale of your average
teenage trouble-makers, right? Wrong! In this comedy, Nefarious, Nemesis and Notorious are just about as un-typical as three teenagers can get; you see they are villains. They were
“born” to create chaos; to nurture it, dote on it, watch it evolve and help it come to life! In fact disorder is such a firm part of their make-up that they would go as far as to be in cahoots with one Virtuous (quite literally, an upright – or uptight? school mate, who would like to lead them onto a more righteous path) in order to achieve their wickedness. In this play though, it isn’t the obvious guess at who learns the moral lesson but it definitely is the more fun choice.

One small step for juvenile delinquents, one giant leap for Villain-kind!

Villains incorporated received 3 Superior ratings out of three at the VBCPS One Act Play Festival in 2015. This is the highest rating possible.


Cinco Ranch High School, TX, USA – 2017
SPAG BOL Productions – Ferny Grove State School, Queensland, Australia – 2018
RPI players, PA, USA – 2018
Kirby Middle School, TX, USA – 2019
Riverdale High School, FL, USA – 2019
Cameron Homeschool Drama Club, MO, USA – 2020

Author: Mary Long

Type: One Act Play

Genre: One act Comedy

Cast: It can be cast with as few as 11 actors, or it can be expanded to include more. Many of the roles can be adapted for boys or girls. It has been performed by a cast of 18 students from Virginia Beach Middle School.

Ages of the actors: 13 up to 18

Suitable for: Teens

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: A school. Set is at the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 6/10 crowd control. A fun play with witty lines which everyone should enjoy.

Read a Sample of the Script

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Cost is $10.50 for this award winning teen one act digital play. Just click Shakespeare!

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Villains Incorporated

Copyright © December 2016 Mary Long and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

The fourth wall – one act teen adventure comedy
The confederation of Radically Altered people (C.R.A.P.) – superhero play script
Alice in football land – a high school football field meets Alice in Wonderland in this zany adventure