O'Henry's stories are clever, amusing, and intricately constructed. He is a master at plot construction that results in his signature, unexpected ending. He can draw characters quickly, but if they have stock aspects, they rise up to the intensity of action in convincing ways. This is a script rendered from "A Retrieved Reformation," one of O'Henry's stories that are often anthologized on the middle school level. It is set up for four narrators and has eight other character roles, though many of those have but a few lines each.
I usually take my class of 21-24 students and create three groups of seven or eight. Make reading arrangements as you wish, and check in with the groups as they proceed, offering characterization suggestions, pronunciation corrections, asking questions, etc. There is a "literary bingo" activity (which is fun and a review of literary terms) and vocabulary activities and a question page. The play would print out on four double-sided pages of paper. See the Demo / Preview for specifics.
Reading scripts helps make our classes more student-centered. It engages them on a peer-to-peer basis, improves subsequent class discussions, while it gives you feedback on their reading and acting / dramatization skill levels. If you like having your students read scripts of the stories they read in the usual way, then look around my "shop" further and follow me at TPT. -- Thanks, John C.