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Book cover of The Outsiders play

The Outsiders is a stage play written by Christopher Sergel based on the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton.


The Outsiders is a full length play in two acts with a playing time of about two hours. The play was published in 1990 by Dramatic Publishing, a publishing company for stage plays founded in 1885 and held by the Sergel family.


The play is for 10 to 12 men and 5 to 7 women; however, more can be added[1]

Name Description
Ponyboy The youngest Curtis brother, 14 years old, gets good grades and runs track early teens, a greaser.
Johnny Ponyboy's best friend, 16 years old, extremely quiet, lives with his alcoholic and abusive parents.
Bob A soc, 18 years old, Cherry's boyfriend, bestfriends with Randy.
Randy A soc, 18 years old, Bob's bestfriend, Marcia's boyfriend.
Dallas A 17-year-old juvenile delinquent, the roughest of the greasers, close with Johnny.
Two-Bit 18 years old, a greaser, wisecracker, likes Marcia.
Darry The oldest Curtis brother, 20 years old, has been caring for his brothers since their parents died in a car crash.
Sodapop The middle Curtis brother, 16 years old, high school dropout, works at a gas station, dating Sandy.
Sandy 16 years old, Sodapop's former girlfriend.
Cherry A soc, 16 years old, Bob's girlfriend, befriend's Ponyboy and Johnny, bestfriends with Marcia.
Marcia A soc, 16 years old, Randy's girlfriend, befriends Two-Bit, Cherry's bestfriend.
Mrs. O'Briant Member of the burnt down church.
Jerry Member of the burnt down church.
Doctor at the hospital
Nurse at the hospital
Mr. Syme Ponyboy's favorite teacher, his English teacher
Paul A soc

Extra characters include greasers, socs, hospital workers, children (if available).


External links


  1. Outsiders Script, preview at

Novels: The Outsiders (1967) - That Was Then, This Is Now (1971) - Rumble Fish (1975) - Tex (1979) - Taming the Star Runner (1988)

Films: Tex (1982) - The Outsiders (1983) - Rumble Fish (1983) - That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

Others: The Outsiders TV series (1990) - The Outsiders play (1990)