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  Clotheslined At Gumption Gulch

Drama Melodrama by Brian Sylvia

50 pages

Cast: 6 m, 3 w


Hard times have come on Gumption Gulch and Grandma Gertie Parker is forced to open a clothes-washing service to earn extra money. Even Sheriff Gideon Gumption is “moonlighting” (though the term has him totally baffled) at the stagecoach office and a local lunch spot. Grandma Gertie’s old nemesis has sent her two boys, Luther and Ulysses Bragg, to town to put Gertie’s laundry service out of business as payback for an old feud. Add in a possum-farming brother and sister couple (Elrod has a serious case of “the anxieties”), a blacksmith who dreams of being a comedian, a crazy wandering minstre...

  Missionary Of Oz

Comedy by Brian Sylvia

47 pages

4 m, 5 w, 8 flexible


This stage adaptation of Frank Baum’s original story is perfect for churches and Christian schools. Dorothy, a teenager in Kansas, just isn’t interested in church anymore. In fact, she’s trying to determine what she really believes. Then in a dream, she finds she has been sent by God to a strange land, Oz, to be a missionary. Convinced she cannot accomplish the task, she is encouraged by Glinda the Good to seek the assistance of the Great Missionary in the Emerald City. On the way, she encounters three familiar characters who are also failed missionaries because of their doubts: the Scarecr...

  I Am Angel

Drama by Alaska Reece Vance

36 pages

Cast: 3 m, 8 w, 16+ flexible or with doubling 3 m, 6 w, 2 flexible


When Angel was a child, she knew she had wings. She knew she could fly. After telling everyone and enduring mockery, she left her wings on the ground in exchange for fitting in. Now she is in high school, and when she sees her friend Hunter being teased for sharing honest feelings, Angel is torn. Standing up for Hunter now means no longer fitting in, giving up her new possible boyfriend Isaac and alienating the few friends she has. But Angel gains one of the most important insights of all — that she is already loved just for being herself. An Angel Chorus uses rhythm and movement to create...

  Summer Of Kaos

Comedy by Stephen Murray

47 pages

Flexible cast of 15 (approx. 3 m, 9 w, 3 flexible),


Confusion and fun are the business of the day at Kamp KAOS, a summer camp that boasts its own 12-watt radio station. It's opening day at the camp and director Wally Schneider is already in trouble: the mortgage is due; the world's wealthiest woman wants to buy the land the camp sits on; the county health inspector is coming; and the mysterious weather phenomenon El Gordo has brought a migration of mice! It's up to the wacky gang of counselors and campers to save the day when Wally eats cheese laced with sedative. This hour-long, one-set comedy can easily expand or contract to the number o...

  Jonah And Bigfish

Anytime Youth by Richard T. Young

40 pages

22 flexible characters, 12 with doubling.


This is a somewhat zany retelling of the traditional story of Jonah. Although enhanced with some extra characters and scenes, the theme and overall message hold true to the Old Testament Scriptures. Included in the story is Herald, the angel who acts as God’s voice and has the ability to turn up at unusual places and in unusual ways. In the opening scene a handful of fun-loving woodland creatures discover Jonah asleep, and bring in the right blend of seriousness when they realize he must be the prophet. Along the way Jonah interacts with some sailors who eventually toss him overboard. Wh...

  Miss Teen Beauty Queen

Comedy With Heart by Delmar Burkitt

67 pages

12 m, 19 w


A dozen young women are gathering to compete in "Miss Hometown America," a beauty pageant whose contestants must be from small towns. In addition, three other girls are there--at least in spirit! After an untimely end, Heather, Hope and Twyla come back to earth as angels and are watching the very pageant they had hoped to be in. They must be there for a reason, but why? As the pageant proceeds, we meet other contestants, including Ursula and her posse who are determined to take the winning and follow-up spots, no matter what. Can the angel trio keep the pageant fair and stop Ursula fro...

  Crosses To Bear

Drama by

29 pages

5 m, 5 w, 6 flexible, extras, doubling possible


How students cope with the death of classmates due to drinking and driving is poignantly brought home in this one-act. On one side, Lisa is consumed with guilt because she didn't take away her brother's car keys, even though she knew he drank. On the other, Kurt is racked with pain because if he hadn't been drinking, he wouldn't have needed his sister to pick him up and she wouldn't have been in Lisa's brother's car. Then the football team wants to erect a roadside cross in memory of Lisa's brother right next to a cross the girls are planning in memory of Kurt's sister. But aren't roads...

  Bible Story Skits

Anytime Youth by

26 pages

Script: 26 pages


Here are five Bible story skits that will captivate hearts, and because they are written in rhyme, it is super easy for young children to memorize their parts. Laughter will fill the air when your children perform "Noah's Zoo." At just the right moment, the narrator, perplexed and bewildered, recites, "By the time he was through, Noah had himself a zoo!" In "Daniel and the Friendly Lions," one of the lions stands and declares, "I'm certainly no dummy...This man, Daniel, doesn't belong in my tummy!" They will delight any audience - any day of the year.

  God's Greatest Hits

Anytime Youth by

25 pages

Flexible youth cast.


All the joy of life bubbles out in this delightful play which combines favorite Bible stories with beloved hymns and spirituals. The church is putting on a show but unfortunately the "featured celebrity" can't make it because there are just too many prayers to attend to. So everyone takes turns reading God's lines. Stories include Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, Tower of Babel and 5 others. Humor shines throughout from the serpent telling Eve that eating the apple will stop ring around the collar, to the lions saying they'd rather have a pizza than Daniel for supper. Easy to ...

  History Of The World

Anytime Youth by

14 pages

12 speaking parts,


Here's an unconventional and entertaining program for children to perform! In Scene 1, "The Garden of Eden," a narrator tells how God became lonely and so created the earth and man to walk upon it. But in Scene 2, "Noah's Ark," sin became too great and the floods came. Later, in Scene 3, "God's Gift," there were a lot more people and some of them pretty mean, like Herod. That's when God decided the earth needed a gift and sent Jesus. From then on, everyone knew for sure that God really loves us all. Easy-to-learn lines for youngsters and easy scenery which can be moved by the rainbow ...

  Lure, The

Comedy by Patrick Rainville Dorn

41 pages

2 m, 6 w, 4 flexible, plus extras


Three teenagers are lured into malevolent Professor Carny Barker's Once-in-a-Lifetime Traveling Career Fair, where they are tempted with futures of glamour, riches and power by warped and wicked counterfeit pretenders from the medical, legal, business and military branches of Golden Calf Industries. With the oddball assistance of janitor Holly Coast, the teens avoid being trapped in a futureless fate worse than death. This modern morality play is loaded with slapstick comedy, wry satire and a flexible cast of bizarre characters, and is very easy and economical to produce.

  New Kid In The Flock

Anytime Youth by Tambra Kay Petrie

47 pages

3 m, 2 w, 5 teen girls, 9 teen boys, extras.


A comedy about the hardships teenager, Matt Duncan, goes through when his family moves from California to a small mid-western town. Matt is forced to make new friends and important choices that could affect the rest of his life. The Duncans' new neighbors lead them to Christ and invite them to their church. Unfortunately, the church youth are not very receptive to Matt and even think he is packing a gun in his over-sized pants! Fortunately, the church leaders are able to help, and as Matt accepts Christ, the church kids also start anew. Lots of laughs in this play which effectively captu...

  Prince Eugene...Cinder Queen

Fairy Tale by Mickey Wright

44 pages

3 males, 7 females, 1 flexible, extras


Here’s the Cinderella story retold, with a little help from above! Overworked and derided by her stepmother and three stepsisters, kindhearted Cinderella can only dream of attending a ball at the castle. Suddenly her Angel Godmother appears, but she almost blows the whole fairy tale before the Godfather rushes to the rescue on his Zucchini 500. (There’s a shortage of pumpkins!) Prince Eugene dreams of finding an honest girl, but his eccentric fans make a nightmare of his party. His only hope is the sweet young woman who isn’t afraid to state her own thoughts. But with a midnight deadline, ...

  Silent War

Reader Theatre by

20 pages

4 m, 2 w


Here is a perfect play to introduce children to the Underground Railroad. Designed as a Reader’s Theatre, "The Silent War" is a story of three slaves – and eight little mice – who escape to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Uncle Amos, Belle, and Buck Henry, all slaves on a Kentucky plantation, didn’t plan to escape until they met Zakary, a Bible salesman and abolitionist. He shows them the way to cross the river into Ohio and from there travel north to other stations. Along the way, the three slaves are helped by other dedicated abolitionists including a minister who runs an orphana...

  Clowning Around

Clowns Puppets by

0 pages

Script: 33 pages.


Here are six clown skits which cover subjects ranging from Christmas and the Fruit of the Spirit to how to talk to God. Even creation is not safe from the clowns' crazy interpretation of the six days (and what God did on the seventh!) in "A Very, Very, Very, Very, Very Long Time Ago." Created with ease of presentation in mind with minimal cast and prop requirements. #3019M - CLOWNING AROUND