800-448-7469 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm CST

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Genre: Satire
Filter By
Category
  1. One Act Plays (29)
  2. Full Length Plays (43)
  3. Musicals (14)
  4. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (5)
  5. Collections (2)
  6. UIL Approved Titles (9)
  7. Bilingual Titles (1)
  8. Audience Participation (4)
  9. Award-Winning (5)
  10. Radio Plays (1)
  11. New In Print (6)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (16)
  2. Middle School (25)
  3. High School (28)
  4. College and Adult (24)
  5. Family (all ages) (24)
  6. Senior Adults (13)
  7. Praise Groups (1)
Themes
  1. Crime (5)
  2. Culture (12)
  3. Entertainment (13)
  4. Relationship/Family (15)
  5. Religion (3)
  6. School Issues (10)
  7. Holiday (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (4)
  2. Stealing (1)
  3. British (2)
  4. Hispanic/Latino (2)
  5. French (1)
  6. Showbiz (8)
  7. Visual Arts (1)
  8. Marriage & Divorce (5)
  9. Abusive Relationships (3)
  10. Infidelity/Cheating (3)
  11. Dating (5)
  12. Christianity (2)
  13. Judaism (1)
  14. Teaching (4)
  15. Bullying (3)
  16. Cheating (2)
  17. Christmas (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (27)
  2. Drama (10)
  3. Farce (12)
  4. Satire (29)
  5. Tragedy (3)
  6. Melodrama (4)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (3)
  2. Romantic Comedy (5)
  3. Biographical (1)
  4. Magical Realism (7)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (5)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (2)
  7. Historical (3)
  8. Action/Adventure (5)
  9. Fantasy (8)
  10. Fables/Folklore (6)
  11. Romance (4)
  12. Science Fiction (2)
  13. Horror/Gothic (1)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (3)
  15. Mythology (1)
  16. Western (1)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (4)
  2. Middle School (20)
  3. High School (27)
  4. College Theatre (27)
  5. Community Theatre (28)
  6. Professional Theatre (17)
  7. TYA (12)
  8. Senior Theatre (14)
  9. Touring Group (23)
  10. Praise Group (1)
  11. Dinner Theatre (12)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
15m 45m 15m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 48 0 to 48
Male Cast Members
0 48 0 to 48

Items 1 to 10 of 29 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

List  Grid 

  1. Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PL9000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • Up to 2m., 2 to 5w., 9 to 14 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    As an ice storm approaches, Sarah, a cashier, is hastily given—maybe tricked into?—the job of assistant manager She is happy about the promotion until she realizes that with great power comes even more grocery store insanity. There are stubborn customers, unruly kids, the cane-wielding head of Skybell Ice Cream, striking baggers and a mysterious figure known as "El Diablo." Will there be anything left on the shelves? Will Sarah survive? The answers and laughs are in the forecast of this play! Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AL5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 16 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    A band of lovable yet impossibly inept thespians are taking on a genre that will not die—the murder mystery! In this whodunit, the misguided performers attempt to nail down devilish British accents, understand what a red herring is, and figure out how to die onstage without looking all gross and stuff. Meanwhile, the director and stage manager wouldn't really try to murder someone during the murder mystery. Would they?! Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold married the elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth for her money. Now Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that money, hiring a nurse, a housekeeper and a cook to help him with the job. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    By Richard Vetere.

    Product Code: C99000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4w.
    • 40 min.
    A conservative college girl discovers that the three women with Barbie-doll haircuts and short skirts, who she initially finds repulsive, are actually highly intelligent. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain

    Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain

    By Wil Denson.

    Product Code: H61000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w. (7m. Or w.)
    • 45 min.
    Hucklebee is rudely awakened and ordered to begin the journey of his life: the journey up Rhyming Mountain, where he meets characters like Stuffy Steadfast and Busy-Does-It, and the Wise Rhymer. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • large and flexible. A minimum of 15 actors, expandable to include all. Storytellers, witches, messengers and soldiers are perfect for gender-blind casting.
    • 45 min.
    Macbeth and his lady covet the riches and crown, while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers battle for good vs. evil. Macbeth, with his dry, forward attitude speaks poorly to the witches, which does not help him in the least. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Slight Indulgences

    Slight Indulgences

    By Vin Morreale, Jr.

    Product Code: S63000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 35 min.
    Through his swashbuckling secret agent character, hack writer Bradley immerses himself in a lifestyle far more exciting than his own, and it is up to his characters to bring out the human side of Bradley. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. Uncool

    Uncool

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: U24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 6w., extras as desired.
    • 45 min.
    In this teen comedy, Jenny is part of the popular crowd that rules the school, while Beth is the new girl trying desperately to fit in. Together they must come to terms with what it means to be cool, what is uncool and why it is so important to simply be yourself. Issues of self-worth, mutual respect and tolerance of those who are different are explored against a backdrop of humorous teen-oriented dialogue that will leave audiences dizzy with laughter. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. All Out

    All Out

    By John Rester Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  10. Skinflints and Scoundrels: Molière's Miser

    Skinflints and Scoundrels: Molière's Miser

    Translated, adapted and arranged by Suzan Zeder from The Miser by Molière.

    Product Code: SJ3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 11m., 5w., with doubling 9m., 5w., expansion possible with inclusion of multiple courtiers.
    • 40 min.
    The new translation/adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy, The Miser, is set in the court of King Louis XIV at Versailles, capturing the cautionary tale of misguided monetary mania. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 29 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

List  Grid