Squire Spicket scripts promote creative and cost-effective youth theatre. Each young actor deserves a part that he or she can perform successfully whether it is a few lines, a lot of lines, or lines that can be read naturally from a script attached to a podium, clipboard, or prop. There are numerous “main” parts in a Squire Spicket script; no one actor is the star of the show, and each one receives a spotlight moment.
The performance time for each Squire Spicket script is between 30-40 minutes; long enough to showcase the actors, but short enough to keep the audience engaged throughout the entire production.
The actors can easily create the sets from student desks, chairs, and tables with a little embellishment using standard construction paper and paint. The costumes and props are everyday items that can be borrowed or crafted from reusable junk (cardboard, empty cans, etc.).
Each Squire Spicket script can be purchased, reproduced, and performed royalty-free, subject to the terms of the performance license included with each script. The following Squire Spicket scripts are exclusively available on Amazon®.
Ciao Venice: A Scientific Comedy for Middle School Theatre (Ages 11-14)
12 speaking roles with expandable cast options
Along the not so clean waters of the Venice Canal in a sidewalk trattoria, a mathematician calculates that Venice is about to sink into the sea. With panic, indifference, and a bit of mirth, the patrons devise a plan to warn others of the pending doom and evacuate the city. “Ciao Venice” combines mathematical errors, Archimedes’ Principal, annoying tourists, and an idle gondolier to create a humorous and engaging story for aspiring young actors.
Magpie Pie: A Culinary Comedy for Middle School Theatre (Ages 11-14)
23 speaking roles with expandable cast options
In Pie Town, New Mexico, the Annual Pie Town Pie Bake brings out the competitive spirit in area bakers. Desperate to be crowned the “Queen of Pie,” one baker takes extreme measures to undermine the competition. Magpie Pie bakes small town gossip, magpies, microeconomics, and Pi together in one pie pan to create a humorous and engaging story for aspiring young actors to perform.
Thingamajig Junction: An Inventive Comedy for Middle School Theatre
25 speaking roles with expandable cast options
The day before the famous “UFO” crash in Roswell, New Mexico, residents are hoping to put the town on the map with the successful test of Phineas Brown’s time machine. After a devastating failure, Phineas Brown admits that true defeat only comes with giving up. “Thingamajig Junction” mixes famous inventors, the Theory of Relativity, alien conspiracies, and road kill in a post WWII jitterbug for aspiring young actors to perform.
The Third Giant Leap: A Science Fiction Comedy for Middle School Theatre
22 speaking roles with expandable cast
On the surface of the Moon, the Intergalactic Construction and Colonization Company prepares to colonize Mars. Hopeful applicants from the Lunar Alpha, Beta, and Gamma colonies compete for a position on the team in a hilariously catastrophic process. Undermined by disgruntled space cadets, the interviews go unquestionably wrong. The Third Giant Leap explores astronomy, geology, moon pies, and gravity resistant turnips in an adventurous story for aspiring young actors.