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  • Too Many Detectives at the Murder Mansion one-act murder mystery comedy play script by Ian McWethy - Stage Partners

    Too Many Detectives at the Murder Mansion

    Length: 30-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 14-24 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 7M, 5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Sure, you think you've seen this type of murder mystery before. A cast of eccentric characters meet at a mansion, only to become suspects of a murder that a singular genius detective will eventually solve. But what happens when all the suspects are the detectives? Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Miss Marple, and Batman are just a few of the guests. Too Many Detectives at the Murder Mansion is a...
  • The Curious Case of the Cottingley Fairies, a historical fantasy play script by Claire Wittman

    The Curious Case of the Cottingley Fairies

    Written By: Claire Wittman
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 14-21+ actors possible (suggested cast size: 8F, 1M, 7 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    When Lilli Barnes was sixteen years old, she saw a fairy. Encouraged by her impressionable little cousin Mabel, Lilli snaps a photograph, and suddenly, what started as a magical game to distract from the worry of the Great War becomes a national sensation, attracting gullible authors, skeptical reporters, and eccentric spiritualists from all over the world. But swept up in the strangeness of their...
  • The Real Story of Alice in Wonderland, a one-act comedy play script by Kristen Doherty

    The Real Story of Alice in Wonderland

    Written By: Kristen Doherty
    Length: 45-60 minutes
    Cast Size: 13-30 actors
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Was Alice really the sweet, innocent little girl the storybooks made her out to be, or was she actually a nasty piece of work? Two Narrators battle as they show the audience contrasting versions of Lewis Carroll's classic story.   Cuttings are permitted for competition time restrictions - email Stage Partners for details.
  • Shakespeare Clearly: The Tempest, a one-act play adaptation for schools by Jon Jory - Stage Partners

    Shakespeare, Clearly: The Tempest

    Written By: Jon Jory
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-15 actors (suggested casting: 3M, 1F, 8 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The survivors of shipwreck navigate a sorcerer's magical island in this classic Shakespeare comedy. This straightforward adaptation mixing contemporary and classical language emphasizes story and character rather than the poetry. Master director and acclaimed playwright Jon Jory has reimagined the classic tale to serve as an early introduction for younger audiences and actors that allows easy invo...
  • This Murder Was Staged, a murder mystery comedy play script by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello

    This Murder Was Staged

    Length: 100-120 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-25 actors
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    It's opening night of a brand-new mystery play, but just as the killer is about to be revealed, the body of the play's director falls onstage instead. In that moment, the theater becomes an active crime scene, and everyone from cast to crew to even the audience becomes a suspect. But how is the intrepid detective supposed to find the killer when everyone and their mother (literally) has a motive t...
  • DragonSoul Offline fantasy play script for young audiences by Samantha Miller

    DragonSoul Offline

    Written By: Samantha Miller
    Length: 60 minutes
    Cast Size: 5-10 actors (suggested casting: 5M, 2F, 3 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Devon is split between the online world of battling dragons and the real world of battling middle school. To him, there’s nothing worse than logging off from his party of friends and enduring another lonely and mundane day of 7th grade. When the student body president (and girl of his dreams) takes notice of Devon’s natural leadership abilities in a time of need, Devon starts to wonder if mayb...
  • Pick Your Poison - Laura Barbieri

    Pick Your Poison

    Written By: Laura Barbieri
    Length: 100-120 minutes
    Cast Size: 9 actors (suggested casting 3F, 5M, 1 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Pick Your Poison is a murder mystery farce in the style of the “country house murder.” Sir Nicholas Blackburn invites his old friends, acquaintances, and one stranger to visit him at his country estate, but some of them may not live through the weekend. In this audience-interactive play, the audience votes at intermission on which of the eight main characters is the murder, and the winning vot...
  • Citizen Crane

    Citizen Crane

    Written By: Don Zolidis
    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 15+ actors (suggested casting: 1M, 3F, 11 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Who is student filmmaker Vernon Triumph? Some say a visionary. Some say a madman. But he’s pretty convincing, so everyone from the volleyball team to the custodian gets involved in making his masterpiece, The Crane Man (an important, artistic film about a guy who gets bitten by a radioactive crane and becomes a superhero). The budget is zero, the cast and crew are clueless, and the whole product...
  • Ten(ish): Comedies

    Ten(ish): Comedies

    Length: Ten 10-Minute Plays
    Cast Size: Varies by Title
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A killer robot, grieving socks, a hilariously bad job interview, a stressed mother, delicious… crayons. What do these random things have in common? They are just some of the elements that you’ll find in Ten(ish): Comedies - an anthology of short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights working today.   Ten(ish): Comedies is edited by Brendan Conheady, and features the follow...
  • The Job Interview by Don Zolidis, a ten-minute play, part of the short play collection Ten(ish): Comedies - Stage Partners

    The Job Interview

    Written By: Don Zolidis
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 3 actors (suggested casting: 2F, 1M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Interviewing for a new job is never easy. It's especially awful when you're called in to interview alongside your competition. It's even more anxiety-inducing when the job you are interviewing for has been known to demolish the spirits of those who have worked there - at a certain establishment that specializes in the construction of stuffed animals. This play is part of the short play collection...
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