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The Red Badge of Courage
Small (Touring) & Medium Cast Play for Theatres, Schools

"You Could Hear a Pin Drop!"

Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Cast: 4 (2M, 1F, 1M/F), expandable, adults
Medium cast version: 11 (9M, 1F, 1M/F)
Time: about 45 minutes
CD: sound FX, background music
Audience: Intermediate-upper, families

Stephen Crane's classic Civil War novel about a young soldier, professionally developed for Middle School and High School Audiences. 

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

 

Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Cast: 4 (2M, 1F, 1M/F), expandable, adults
Medium cast version: 11 (9M, 1F, 1M/F)
Time: about 45 minutes
CD: sound FX, background music
Audience: Intermediate-upper, families

Stephen Crane's classic Civil War novel about a young soldier, professionally developed for Middle School and High School Audiences. 

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

 

What is the meaning of the word courage?

One Act Play for Middle Schools and High Schools - The Red Badge of Courage

 
In Stephen Crane's
The Red Badge of Courage a young man faces war for the first time. Will he fight bravely and honorably, or will he run away?

"Stephen Crane's landmark book on the Civil War has been an English class staple for decades. This adaptation from Kathryn Schultz Miller, details the life of a young soldier faced with the nightmarish chaos of battle."
Phantom Theatre Projects, La Mirada, CA

History Comes Alive on Your Stage!
 Red Badge of Courage for Young Audiences
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, CA - Phantom Project Theatre

"He must discover courage, humility and wisdom as he atones for a moment of cowardice. Follow his emotional journey in this riveting battlefield drama."
Phantom Theatre Projects, La Mirada, CA


Creative Staging - Excellent for Touring to Schools
One Act Play for Middle Schools and High Schools - The Red Badge of Courage One Act Play for Middle Schools and High Schools - The Red Badge of Courage
Lexington Children's Theatre, KY - ArtReach Touring Theatre, OH

Producers, this one act play presents Stephen Cranes's powerful classic, adapted especially for young audiences. It is faithful to the novel's story and language as Crane wrote it.

Faithful to the Stephen Crane Novel Classic
Classic Literature for Young Audiences Classic Play for Middle Schools
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, CA - Phantom Project Theatre

"Swapping tales around the campfire on the eve of his first battle, the reality of war begins to darken Henry's thoughts.  After the ensuing battle the next day, Henry is never the same."
Lexington-Herald Leader


"You Could Hear a Pin Drop!"
Classic Script for Young Audiences and Performers Drama for Kids
La Mirada Theatre, CA - Phantom Project Theatre

"I found myself so engrossed in the story, I forgot I was actually part of the audience!"
Wilson Middle School, Cincinnati

Great Playscript for Young Audiences One Act Play for Middle Schools and High Schools - The Red Badge of Courage
Phantom Project Theatre, CA - Lexington Children's Theatre, KY


The Red Badge of Courage has two versions:

Medium Cast Version: Flexible cast of 11 (9M, 1F, 1M/F).

Small Cast (Touring) Version: Cast of 3 (2M, 1F). This version was written specifically
for professional tours to schools and stages.

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

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