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High School Plays

High School Theatre! We understand finding play scripts for high school students is never easy. That's why we've partnered with popular playwrights to create plays specifically written for student actors - short plays, comedies, mainstage hits, and more.

Whether you are searching for a riveting one-act play for competition, a crowd-pleasing comedy, a large cast mystery, or a holiday hit, Stage Partners has the perfect high school play for your program.

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  • The Day The Internet Died - Stage Partners

    The Day the Internet Died

    Written By: Ian McWethy and Jason Pizzarello
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 10F, 10M, 5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    On a sunny day in the town of Bloomington, a devastating occurrence happens. No, it’s not famine, or floods, or loss of your basic rights. The internet has gone down! And it will continue to be down! For a week! A whole week! Pandemonium! In a world that is so dependent on the internet for shopping, mailing, and posting pictures of cute babies, how will society function? Not well as it turns out...
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Teachers (but were afraid to ask) - Stage Partners

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Teachers (but were afraid to ask)

    Written By: Jason Pizzarello
    Length: 30-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-50 actors (suggested casting: 20 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Finally your timeless questions about teachers will be answered through a series of hilarious revelations -- from a gameshow revealing your teacher's teenage years to a battle of core subject teachers vs. electives... By the end you'll know why teachers drink so much coffee and what to do if an unexpected encounter occurs in public.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors - Stage Partners

    When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors

    Written by Jason Pizzarello and Ian McWethy
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 3M, 10 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A simple one-act production of The Wizard of Oz gets derailed by missed cues, forgotten lines, and a renegade sound board op who refuses to play anything but dinosaur noises. A comedy that proves, when it comes to live theatre, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, and it will be hilarious.
  • The Witch's Princess - Stage Partners

    The Witch's Princess

    Written By: Don Zolidis
    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-45 actors (9F. 9M, 7 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The queen is dead. The kingdom is cursed. And the only way to lift the curse is to slay the witch. When Princess Alessandra’s father the king offers her hand in marriage to the knight who can slay the evil bog witch and lift the curse, there’s only one thing for the princess to do: Sneak out of the castle and kill the witch herself to avoid marriage. But she’s not dumb and she’s not going...
  • Knock Knock - Stage Partners

    Knock Knock

    Length: 30-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 4-23 actors (suggested casting: 8 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    When you deliver packages, anyone might be behind your next door, from your elementary school teacher to a burglar on the job. Jaded veteran Logan thinks she's seen it all, while newbie Sam is convinced attitude is everything.  The only sure thing in this job? They're both going to be surprised. Knock Knock is a rapid-fire comedy that delivers.
  • A Wrinkle in Time 50-minute version) - Morgan Gould - Stage Partners

    A Wrinkle in Time (50-minute one-act)

    Adapted by Morgan Gould from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 45-50 minutes
    Cast Size: 7-30 actors (suggested casting: 7F, 4M, 6 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back -- braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There...
  • Rogues' Gallery - Stage Partners

    Rogues' Gallery

    Length: 120-130 minutes, flexible (each play is 10 minutes)
    Cast Size: 6-35+ actors (suggested casting: 9F, 6M, 5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Two hapless security guards must investigate who destroyed the art gallery's prize sculpture - but every suspect caused mayhem that day, from would-be art thieves and confused tourists, to fumbling custodians and fiendish pranksters. Whodunnit? The better question is, who didn't? And can the guards come up with a really good excuse before the artist comes back? This hilarious build-...
  • Queens - one-act version - Stage Partners.

    Queens (one-act)

    Written By: Kristen Doherty
    Length: 40-45 minutes
    Cast Size: 9-35 actors (suggested casting: 6F, 2M, 7 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    King Henry VIII is trapped in purgatory, bound to his throne by a sinister Fool and the ghostly Women in White. Here in his gilded cage, he is forced to relive the sins he committed against his queens, mistresses and people of the court, over and over again, for an eternity. (A full-length version of this play is also available.)
  • Wild Strawberries - Stage Partners

    Wild Strawberries

    Written By: Jerry Ayers
    Length: 35-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 11-20 actors (suggested casting: 8F, 3M, 4 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    “My brother has been shot dead!” And so begins our tale of lies, love, and lunch. It’s a bright morning on the di Nikoli estates and the loyal maid Truffledina just wants to eat breakfast. But her mistress, Nikolette di Nikoli, wants to disguise herself as her supposedly dead brother and go into the city to take care of his will and her inheritance. Nikolette and Truffledina head off to the...
  • The Elf on a Shelf Must Die - Stage Partners

    The Elf on a Shelf Must Die

    Written By: Don Zolidis
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-20 actors (suggested casting: 17 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    When Sammy and Mook's parents present them with Pip, an Elf of a Shelf, they are less than happy. This little snitch is going to be reporting all their activities to Santa, so their hopes to get an Xbox look doomed. And that's before Sammy accidentally murders Pip. What follows is a Tarantinoesque Christmas caper as the two kids race against the clock to bring their elf back to life before Santa...
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