10 Short Scary Plays-Royalty-free Play Scripts for Schools

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Ten short scripts based on classic scary stories!

Here are ten short classic ghost stories written in play form. Each script is a page to a page and a half long with parts for 3-10 characters. Put on a short showcase of Halloween stories, or just rehearse and perform them for each other in class. Best suited for ages ten and up.

Excerpt from “The Undertaker”
(3 characters)

Scene: A funeral parlor

Cast: Narrator; Widow; Undertaker

Narrator: A woman whose husband had died went to the funeral parlor to see her husband in his casket before the service.

Undertaker: He’s right in here.

Widow: (Looking at her husband.) You did a really good job. He looks just the way he did when he was alive, except for one thing.

Undertaker: What’s that?

Widow: Well, he really preferred to wear black suits, and you have him dressed in a blue one.

Undertaker: That’s not a problem. We can change it.

Widow: Are you sure? I mean it seems like a lot of trouble.

Undertaker: No trouble at all.

Narrator: She returned an hour later and her husband was wearing a black suit.

(To see the whole script, download the lesson.)

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