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Large Cast One-Act Plays

Whether you are looking for a large cast comedy for an evening of one-acts, or a large cast drama for competition, Stage Partners has an excellent catalog of award-winning large cast plays for high schools, middle schools, and theatres.

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  • Adapted and Destroyed - Ian McWethy - Stage Partners

    Adapted & Destroyed: A Tale of Storytelling Gone Wrong

    Written By: Ian McWethy
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-28 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 10 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    It started as a bedtime story. A story about a bunny that Mary’s mom used to tell her every night. And it was a pretty weird one (with way more digressions about mortgage rates than you’d ever expect in a children's story). But when her mom died, Bouncy Bunny became a way for Mary to remember her. So one day she decided to write it all down. And then, to her great surprise... it took...
  • Don't Wake the Dragon

    Don't Wake the Dragon

    Length: 30-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-35 actors
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A mundane school day is hilariously upended in this wild homage to Eugene Ionesco’s classic Rhinoceros. When a fierce and deadly dragon flies over a school, the teachers are rightly alarmed. However, thanks to social media and other influences, the dragon inspires a mass popular movement. Soon students and faculty alike are wearing tails, roaring, and inciting chaos! The only person who seems to...
  • Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

    Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 15 actors (suggested casting 2F, 13 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Dr. Jekyll does not seem herself lately, as a series of strange attacks strikes London. Jekyll's honest lawyer Utterson is determined to get to the bottom of the matter, after the seeing the abominable Miss Hyde flee a crime scene into Dr. Jekyll's house. But as Utterson questions the Londoners in Dr. Jekyll's orbit, it becomes clear that the secrets of Jekyll and Hyde are intertwined...  Thi...
  • The Hauntings at Cedar Park - Stage Partners

    The Hauntings at Cedar Park

    Written By: Del Martin
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 16 actors, gender flexible
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Shifting between multiple time periods, we follow two groups of students as they search for a mysterious ghost in blue. They've all heard the legend. And though some don't believe it, for all of the teens who venture into Cedar Park, the legend sure does believe in them. In the end, that's all that matters.
  • 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...
  • The Jungle Book - Stage Partners

    The Jungle Book

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the stories by Rudyard Kipling
    Length: 35-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 15-30 actors (suggested casting: 20 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    This thrilling and fun-filled adventure is brought to the stage by the theatrical master Jon Jory who has crafted an accessible, flexible, and easily-staged version for all ages! When a human child named Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves, he must learn the ways of the jungle. Fortunately he has the wise panther Bagheera and friendly Baloo the bear by his side. But soon Mowgli finds...
  • The Semi-Amazing, Sort-of-Sensational, Almost Unbelievable Christmas Spectacular! - Stage Partners

    The Semi-Amazing, Sort-of-Sensational, Almost Unbelievable Christmas Spectacular!

    Written By: Jon Jory
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 15-48 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 3M, 14 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    What happens when a school tries to put on a Christmas Spectacular for the bargain price $11.50? You get a ton of elves, a spirit of Christmas, a visit from the little match girl, Jacob Marley and a partridge in a pear tree. It may be low on budget, but it's high on laughs as we watch the Christmas characters we know and love hilariously collide in this Christmas disaster for the ages.
  • The Lost Art of Finding - Stage Partners

    The Lost Art of Finding

    Written By: Alan Haehnel
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 15 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Say what you will about Sophie, she is focused. On Something, a crucial Something, and she won't give up until she has It. A pushy salesman, a mob of celebrity hounds, the celebrity himself, even a well-meaning, potential friend will not distract Sophie from her quest. This large cast, gender-flexible one-act will both entertain and intrigue, inviting viewers to question what their particular Some...
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