Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14b)

Though an orphan and an exile, Hadassah is content with her life. She has loving adoptive parents, a devout Jewish community, and bright hopes for a future with a family of her own. But after the king of Persia deposes his queen, Hadassah faces the stunning, horrifying possibility of being taken into the palace…never to come home again. This stirring one-act play, imagining Queen Esther before she was queen, explores Hadassah’s choice to trust God despite her anguish as her dreams crumble around her.

With three brief scenes and a cast of 3 characters (all female), Hadassah runs about 10 minutes in performance. It also meets all One-Act Play guidelines for Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) conventions and Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) fine arts competitions.

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Purchase of our one-act play Hadassah unlocks an instant download link for a printable PDF document consisting of title page, copyright information, production notes, and script (double-spaced).

Please note: Purchase also includes a printable license authorizing you to give as many performances as you want within one year from the date of purchase, after which you must contact us to renew the license if you wish to perform the play again. You are free to print as many copies of the script as you need. However, please do not share it with other groups who might wish to produce the play, but instead direct them to our website so that they can purchase their own copy and license.

Click here to read Scene One of our one-act play Hadassah.

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Additional information



Running Time

10 minutes

Cast Size


Male/female characters



Drama, Time period: Biblical, ACE One-Act Play, FACCS One-Act Play