Each year my class performs a play on stage complete with curtains, sound, and lighting. When I run into my former students, even years later, they always say, "Remember when we did the play?" I adapted this script from one of my favorite children's novels, "There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom," by Louis Sachar. I often use the book as my beginning-of-the-year read aloud, because I want them to know that even classmates with a bad reputation can change. They love bringing the characters to life on stage later on in the year.
This script can also be used for a Reader's Theater if you are not interested in using it as a full production. It includes a 19 page script, as well as a list of characters and a sequence of scenes. The number of roles can be adjusted from the 22 speaking roles I required by combining or separating parts, or having students read two minor parts. Some roles are also gender neutral and can be adjusted depending on the number of boys and girls involved.