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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.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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

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

adventure play for teens

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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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © Alexia Tiches and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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…..

Read more about teen author Quito Barajas

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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Cost is $7.50 for this digital play script

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Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about You are Not Alone

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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Forgotten – two act fantasy play for high school

play for high school

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. 

Have a look at a sample of the play on Youtube

Production history

Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, Scotland – 2016
Ferny Grove State School, Australia – 2017
Leominster High School Theatre Company,  MA, USA – 2017
North Vigo High School, IN, USA – 2017
Bingley Grammar school, West Yorkshire, UK – 2018

Theatre Sarnia Senior Youth Group, ON, Canada – 2018
La Vernia High School, TX, USA – 2018

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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Cost is $9.00 for this previously staged reviewed digital play

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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