Are you looking for something totally different for your drama or music student? This Halloween play includes some clever ‘raps’ that go along with the action..
Students can play characters or rappers, and make up their own dance moves to go along with the raps! This play has a lot of flexibility in terms of cast size because you can add as many characters as you like. We have several other short rap plays, so some students can play characters in one play, and rappers in other ones, allowing everyone a chance to have a colorful, meaningful part!
Val Neubecker lives in Perth, Australia. She wrote scripts for a theatre restaurant for 18 years and has had three children’s books published. In 2001 she had three entries in a children’s literature competition, winning with one entry and receiving awards with the other two.
Poems, short stories and plays have been published in The School Magazine, also NZ School Journal. She has just published two e-books: ‘The Rock’ at www.books2read.com/u/4jed9v and ‘The School Photograph’ at www.books2read.com/u/38ZDPV .
Val is the Poetry Coordinator for Creative Connections, an organisation where poets write poems to artworks created by artists with disabilities.
Check out these other fantastic rap plays by Val:
Jack and the Beanstalk Rap
Little Red Riding Hood Rap
The Three Little Pigs Rap
Snow White Rap
Space Travel Rap
Excerpt from the play:
FIRST CHARACTER – Narrator
SECOND CHARACTER – Eddie
THIRD CHARACTER – Mike
FOURTH CHARACTER – Horrie
FIFTH CHARACTER – Terri
SIXTH CHARACTER – Petra
SEVENTH CHARACTER – Sound Effects
OTHER CHARACTERS – Rappers (All other students in the class)
SETTING 1: Outside. MIKE and EDDIE enter, EDDIE carrying a large plastic bottle. Mike is bright and eager while MIKE is cowering behind him.
Eddie & Mike have come to an old house to collect spiders. Mike is not happy.
Are you sure it’s alright to go in here?
‘Course it is. No one’s lived here for years. Come on.
Ooh, I dunno.
The /house was /old and /sort of /sleepy,
/Mike was /sure that /it was /creepy,
/Vines and /cobwebs /every/where
A /spooky /silence /in the /air.
It’ll be fine. Get with it,Mike
(EDDIE opens gate.)
It’s only the gate. Come on, Mike.
Yerk! Everything’s overgrown with weeds and vines and creepers.
Yeah, it’s a great place. I found a fantastic Emperor Gum caterpillar and a massive case moth in here the other day.
But do we really have to go INSIDE the house?
‘Course we do. Robbie Murphy reckons this house has the biggest and hairiest tarantulas and I need two more for my spider collection.
But Dennis Dunstan reckons this house is haunted!
Hmph! The only thing that’s haunted is Dennis Dunstan’s brain!
I don’t know. I can just imagine ghosts creeping all around this place.
Ghosts? Don’t be stupid. You know there’s no such thing as ghosts. Now are you coming or aren’t you?
(sigh) Alright, alright, I’m coming.
(EDDIE opens door.)
(EDDIE exits with MIKE creeping nervously behind.)
/Through the /door, they /went in/side,
It /seemed it /wasn’t /occu/pied,
/Lots of /cobwebs /every/where,
But /what else /would they /find in /there?