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Literary Adaptations

From adaptations of modern classics like A Wrinkle in Time to large cast adaptions of literary classics, Stage Partners has a catalog of excellent plays for schools and theatres.

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  • Peter Pan (Non-flying version!) - Stage Partners

    Peter Pan: Non-Flying Version!

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by J.M. Barrie
    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 15-40 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    This inventive adaptation can be performed with or without flying, making it a perfect and flexible choice for smaller spaces and limited budgets. In the world of Neverland, Peter Pan is king until he meets his match...a female Captain Hook. Experience a theatrical and inventive Peter Pan like you never have before! Master director and acclaimed playwright Jon Jory has also reimagin...
  • The Twelve Huntsmen - Stage Partners

    The Twelve Huntsmen

    Written By: Briandaniel Oglesby
    Length: 60-90 minutes, flexible (see synopsis)
    Cast Size: 15-60 actors (15F, 3M, 10 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The Brothers Grimm tromp through the forest in search of fairy tales and stumble into a story: the princess “Cesario” and a band of eleven women have disguised themselves as Huntsmen. Over the night, the women tell stories inspired by food. Some are dark, some comic, some strange, some new, and some familiar. Every Huntsman has a story, but not all are told every night and the order is random....
  • Alice in Wonderland - Jason Pizzarello Stage Partners

    Alice in Wonderland

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from the stories of Lewis Carroll
    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 2M, 13 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Alice falls down the rabbit hole. Mad tea parties, sarcastic caterpillars, depressed turtles, and one, very, very irrational Queen. Will Alice ever escape this dream-like landscape? Or was she never meant to at all? 
  • Peter Pan (Non-flying version! one-act) - Stage Partners

    Peter Pan: Non-Flying Version! (one-act)

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by J.M. Barrie
    Length: 35-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    This inventive adaptation can be performed with or without flying, making it a perfect and flexible choice for smaller spaces and limited budgets. In the world of Neverland, Peter Pan is king until he meets his match...a female Captain Hook. Experience a theatrical and inventive Peter Pan like you never have before! Master director and acclaimed playwright Jon Jory has reimagined th...
  • Every Novel You Read in High School in 25 Minutes or Less

    Every Novel You Read in High School (in 25 Minutes or Less)

    Written By: Ian McWethy
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-40 actors (suggested casting: 4F, 4M, 6 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The one where a theater group attempts ​ATTEMPTS​ to present all those novels you read in high school before school lets out for the summer. Pray for them. They're gonna need it and so are you. (If you like Shakespeare Abridged… consider Every Novel You Read in High School.)
  • Night of the Macabre by Tracy Wells

    Night of the Macabre

    Written By: Tracy Wells
    Length: 90-100 minutes (but can be shortened - see description)
    Cast Size: 11-36 actors (suggested casting: 9M, 11F, 14 any gender)
    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    A hunt for horror finds four friends at the Museum of the Macabre…a wax museum displaying scenes from short stories by  great authors of Gothic Horror like Poe, Hawthorne, and Irving. But as unnerving as the exhibits - and the stories behind them - are…the real terror for the fearless four comes when the exhibits start to come to life! This easy-to-stage play celebrates great short stori...
  • The Inseparables - Stage Partners

    The Inseparables

    Written By: TJ Young
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 9 actors (9 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The North American Unified Theatre Collaborators of the West really want to put on a show. Like, really bad. Under the leadership of their founder and director, this group of actors has decided to stage a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Only, they aren't nearly as prepared as they should be. With puppets and pool noodles, this theatre group prepares for their glorious comeback...that may n...
  • Pride and Prejudice play adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson - Stage Partners

    Pride and Prejudice

    adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson from the novel by Jane Austen
    Length: 120 minutes
    Cast Size: 11-25+ actors possible (suggested casting: 6M, 11F)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Full of distinct characters, sparkling wit and timeless romance that has never gone out of print, Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice comes alive on stage in this crisp adaptation. Almost from their first meeting, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself at odds with the reticent Mr. Darcy. She finds him cold and arrogant while he disapproves of her family and social standing. Despite his...
  • Myth-Guided

    Myth-Guided

    Length: 90-100 minutes (but can be shortened - see description)
    Cast Size: 18-50+
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Welcome to the Bernie Flinders Fun-tastic tour of Athens, Greece where the most important rule is to have fun! That’s what a group of wacky tourists signed up for as Bernie shows them around a sculpture garden filled with statues depicting famous Greek myths. But what they didn’t sign up for is a mischievous god by the name of Hermes, who has come all the way from Mount Olympus to play a littl...
  • Little Women...Now by Donna Hoke - play script cover

    Little Women...Now

    Written By: Donna Hoke
    Length: 135 minutes
    Cast Size: 7 actors (5F, 2M)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    Meet Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--again! Little Women...Now reimagines the beloved March sisters in today's world, where they navigate love, life, and loss with twenty-first century sensibilities--and the heart, humor, and distinct personalities that have charmed fans for generations. Both fresh and familiar, this modern adaptation will delight devotees of Louisa May Alcott's classic while...
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