Team Hero


Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. (Hebrews 12:11)

Two young novelists are in for a surprise when their fictional heroes come to life…and go on strike. William, the hero of a medieval adventure novel, and Betty, leading lady of a 1940s mystery, team up against their authors, demanding an explanation for all the hardships they undergo in their stories. Comically satirical and surprisingly deep, this one-act play was inspired by words of N. D. Wilson and George MacDonald, and it offers one possible answer to one of life’s hardest questions: why do we have to suffer so much?

With three short scenes and a cast of 5 characters (2 male, 1 female, 2 gender-neutral), Team Hero runs about 10 minutes in performance and meets One-Act Play guidelines for both Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) conventions and Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) fine arts competitions.

(NOTE: Our skit Team Hero was created from the same premise as our play League of Heroes, which is a 45-minute drama for 15-22 performers. You can learn more about League of Heroes here.)

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Additional information



Running Time

10 minutes

Cast Size


Male/female characters

2M, 1F + 2 gender-neutral roles


Comedy, Allegory/parable, ACE One-Act Play, FACCS One-Act Play