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

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Please click here to read an important COVID-19 messageAlso note that our same day shipping cut off has been temporarily been moved to 10AM CST. 

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Target Audience: High School
  2. Remove This Item Target Audience: Family (all ages)
  3. Remove This Item Sub-theme: British
  4. Remove This Item Genre: Drama
  5. Remove This Item Performing Group: Middle School
  6. Remove This Item Performing Group: Touring Group
Filter By
Category
  1. Full Length Plays (10)
  2. One Act Plays (9)
  3. UIL Approved Titles (6)
  4. Bilingual Titles (1)
  5. Digital Scripts (2)
  6. Livestream Titles (15)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (4)
  2. Middle School (9)
  3. High School (9)
  4. College and Adult (6)
  5. Family (all ages) (8)
  6. Senior Adults (1)
Themes
  1. Crime (2)
  2. Culture (9)
  3. Entertainment (1)
  4. Relationship/Family (3)
  5. Religion (2)
  6. School Issues (1)
  7. Holiday (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (1)
  2. Stealing (1)
  3. British (9)
  4. German (1)
  5. French (1)
  6. Showbiz (1)
  7. Marriage & Divorce (2)
  8. Abusive Relationships (1)
  9. Dating (1)
  10. Christianity (1)
  11. Judaism (1)
  12. Christmas (1)
Genre
  1. Comedy (2)
  2. Drama (9)
  3. Satire (1)
  4. Melodrama (2)
Sub-genre
  1. Biographical (1)
  2. Magical Realism (1)
  3. Avant-garde/Experimental (1)
  4. Mystery/Murder Mystery (2)
  5. Historical (3)
  6. Action/Adventure (1)
  7. Fantasy (2)
  8. Romance (3)
  9. Horror/Gothic (3)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (1)
  2. Middle School (9)
  3. High School (11)
  4. College Theatre (6)
  5. Professional Theatre (1)
  6. TYA (3)
  7. Senior Theatre (2)
  8. Touring Group (4)
  9. Dinner Theatre (2)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
25m 45m 25m 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

9 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid 

  1. The Secret of Madame Defarge

    The Secret of Madame Defarge

    Adapted by by Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

    Product Code: SL9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7m., 10w. (3 to 12m. or w., doubling possible.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    The main story of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities becomes the story of Madam Defarge and her single-minded revenge and involves a secret that is revealed in the trial scene, dramatizing why the poor in France revolted. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

    Product Code: J38000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 13w, extras and/or doubling possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Jane Eyre is one of literature's most compelling heroines. This one act focuses on her difficult youth as an orphan left with uncaring relatives who eventually send her to a poor boarding school. Her experience is ultimately one of triumph and prepares her for her future as a governess. There are many wonderful roles for women, and the Lowood students can number as many as you like. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Miss Havisham's Expectations

    Miss Havisham's Expectations

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

    Product Code: MD5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 7w., doubling possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This one-act focuses on Dickens' Great Expectations' mad Miss Havisham, the jilted bride who shut herself away in her mysterious mansion. Now many years later she invites young Pip to "come and play" with her beautiful and spoiled ward, Estella. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. 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
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Ring of Lead

    Ring of Lead

    Adapted by Ken Pickering. From Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould's short story The Leaden Ring.

    Product Code: RC2000

    • Drama | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 3w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Based on a short story by Sabine Baring-Gould. A young woman endures the memory of a suitor who committed suicide and is ultimately trapped by his revenge. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    A true story of the author's childhood experience of hope in a time of terror. Set in Nazi Germany in the days following the Night of Broken Glass. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Alice

    Alice

    Adapted by Jerome McDonough. Based on the novels by Lewis Carroll.

    Product Code: AG9000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 10+ actors, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    This one-act dramatization of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is distinguished by the ingenious directions for making all the magical special effects easy to stage. It is both fun to do and fun to watch. Most of the revered characters are here: the rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, and, perhaps best of all, the Oyster show. With no front curtain, the main stage is skeletal and a bit dark. Recommended for contest, children's theatre and workshops. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Adapted by I. E. Clark from the classic by Edmond Rostand.

    Product Code: CM9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 5w., extras.

      LiLivestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    This one-act adaptation utilizes a simple set which will accommodate all needed scenes. Ideal for assembly programs, classroom demonstrations, contests, festivals, nights of one-acts, and student directing and acting projects. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  9. The Sheep Thief

    The Sheep Thief

    Adapted by Ford Ainsworth from The Second Shepherd's Play.

    Product Code: SY4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 4m., 3w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    Three shepherds must thwart the efforts of a thieving scoundrel named Mak who is trying to steal their sheep. In spite of their vigilance, Mak manages to steal a lamb. The scene in which Mak and his wife, Gil, try to pass the lamb off as their newborn baby is some of the best comedy ever written. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

9 Item(s)

per page

List  Grid