Looking for short play scripts?
Here are all of our Short Play Scripts for Theatre Groups, Drama Clubs, Schools, Colleges, Professional Theatre, Classroom use and Youth Groups in one place for you to browse, read in full online and download instantly in both PDF and Docx formats. They're all less than one act in length. Length and number of characters can vary so you might find it easier to go here and use the search engine on the right of the page to narrow down your search.
These are Short Play Scripts with various themes.
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Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous poem adapted for stage. (1M, 1E)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Short play for kids based on the famous fairy tale. (1M, 2F, 2E)
The Insurance Salesman
An insurance company are selling something unusual and deadly. (2E)
Edgar Allen Poe’s tale of murder and guilt. (5E)
The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe’s tale of inescapable mortality. (2M, 1F, 2E)
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Edgar Allen Poe’s short story about the afterlife. (1M, 6E)
The Angel of the Odd
Edgar Allen Poe’s comedy about chaos and unfortunate events. (1M, 2F, 2E)
Edgar Allen Poe’s short story about humiliation and revenge. (2M, 1F, 5E)
Green Grows the Garden
Accused of arson, Toby confesses; but is there more to his story? (2M, 1F)
Ciao for now
The spirit of a murdered detective returns to help catch his killer. (1M, 2F)
Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’
Edgar Allan Poe’s demon cat sends its owner into madness and murder. (2M, 2F, 3E)
An exotic stranger turns a widower’s life upside-down. (2M, 3F)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Poe’s detective, Dupin, solves the gruesome murders in the Rue Morgue. (1M, 1F, 4E)
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