This is a play I wrote as a parody of the Michael Scarn character from The Office. I designed it to have students make fools of themselves in class and have a blast while doing it. It's a hilarious story with some pop culture references and miscellaneous jokes crack up my students, as well as sly references to historical events they understand after having completed the chapter. It's usually one of their favorite things we do all year.
The star of the story is the American OSS agent Michael Scarn. He's on a mission to infiltrate Nazi Germany and gather intelligence about their developments of secret weapons. Scarn should be played by someone outgoing and unafraid of being the center of attention (at several points in the play, Scarn sings songs). There are plenty of other strong characters too, particularly if you have students looking to brush up on their foreign accents (British, German, and Italian).
I make sure to have enough roles for every student in class to have at least one line. There are 19 characters in this version, but it's easy to add more (either an additional narrator or a co-pilot or whatever to share the lines currently there).
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KEYWORDS: WWII, World War II, Play, Drama, Performance, Spy, Fun Day, Activity, Reading