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Historical Plays

From riveting one-act plays for school competitions to full-length dramas for the mainstage, Stage Partners has an exciting collection of plays that illuminate history.

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  • Little Women - Stage Partners

    Little Women

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
    Length: 80-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 9-10 actors (suggested casting: 6F, 4M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Jon Jory brings his theatrical magic to this spirited adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age drama. The American Civil War is underway, and four sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy -- must hold the family together as Christmas draws near. A timeless and sentimental testament to the endurance of family, the power of love, and what it means to stay true to oneself. (A one-act version...
  • Trials: The Story of Joan of Arc (and Beth)

    Trials: The Story of Joan of Arc (and Beth)

    Written By: James DeVita
    Length: 75-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 7-26 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 4M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Before the myth, there was a girl. Beth’s constant clashes with her family make home feel like an emotional battleground. As Beth becomes immersed in a project about Joan of Arc, past and present poignantly intertwine onstage as both conflicted young women face the realities around them – and learn unexpected truths about themselves.
  • Dear Anne, From Nina (one-act version) - Stage Partners

    Dear Anne, From Nina (one-act version)

    Written By: Claudia Haas
    Length: 40-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 7 actors (5F, 2m) 
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    In February 1940, a young girl in Iowa pulled the name of a pen pal out of a hat. That name was Anne Frank. There was a brief correspondence before the Nazis invaded The Netherlands. The play is a coming-of-age reflection of that time from 1940-1942. While Nina and Jeannie strive to be “citizens of the world” in their tiny town of Danville, Anne and Margot try to live their lives in a world th...
  • Dear Anne, From Nina - Stage Partners

    Dear Anne, From Nina

    Written By: Claudia Haas
    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 7 actors (5F, 2M) 
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    In February 1940, a young girl in Iowa pulled the name of a pen pal out of a hat. That name was Anne Frank. There was a brief correspondence before the Nazis invaded The Netherlands. The play is a coming-of-age reflection of that time from 1940-1942. While Nina and Jeannie strive to be “citizens of the world” in their tiny town of Danville, Anne and Margot try to live their lives in a world th...
  • The Chips are Down - Stage Partners

    The Chips are Down

    Written By: Don Zolidis
    Length: 35-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 8F, 3M, 5 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    In 1951, the Red Scare is in full swing, and it migrates to a private girls’ school in New Hampshire when one teacher is suspected of being a Communist. Charged by the administration to find out the truth, Rachel, the daughter of the cafeteria manager, must challenge her own beliefs to figure  out the meaning of justice.
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