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Comedy/Drama. Short plays and monologues by John Longenbaugh. Six short plays and two monologues explore a variety of themes and genres, inspired by the Major Arcana figures in the Tarot. In Byzantium, a woman trying speed dating is frustrated by the fact that most men are intimidated by a strong female—particularly Empress of the Holy Roman Empire.  More...

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Drama. By Tommy Lee Johnston. Aura is the story of a pure soul, an eccentric man named Mike who can see color auras surrounding others, revealing their vitality—or imminent demise. It is a probing exploration of how Mike copes with knowledge that one should not even possess, let alone share. How does a thoughtful person live from day to day with a gift/curse of soul-wracking sensitivity and mind-numbing thoughtfulness such as this?  More...

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Comedy. By Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas. A man who runs a theme park in Miami dedicated to tropical birds takes us on a tour of his final year in high school. He explains how he came to inherit the park from his father and lose his best friend in the process. The narrator feels caged and out of place, much like the imported birds he cares for.  More...

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Comedy. By Ric Averill. This play presents the classic fairy tale in delightful simplicity and then turns the same story into an urban fairy tale. In the classic fairy tale, four farm animals, a donkey, dog, cat and rooster, are kicked out of their homes as worthless. The animals find new strength and purpose as they band together, becoming an orchestra of musicians with their bray, bark, mew and cock-a-doodle-doo.  More...

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Comedy/Drama. By Larissa FastHorse. Inspired by the memoirs of Henry S. Timberlake. This modern-day Brady Bunch blends two nearly grown families when a Cherokee man, John, and a white woman, Emma, get married and move into his small community, surrounded by his family. Before the wedding decorations are down, the two groups are thrown into planning the biggest family reunion in Cherokee N.C., complete with a historical reenactment!  More...

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Musical. Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Homan, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.  More...

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Comedy. By Gordon LePage. Don and Wally, two low-level scouts of the Willandian spy service, are sent on a routine mission to a nearby moon. Through bad luck and very bad navigating, they wander way off course and touch down several galaxies away on planet Earth. Instead of landing on the desert moon and morphing into nomads, they crash-land in New Jersey and morph into fourth-graders who are forced to go to school.  More...

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Drama. By Suzan Zeder. The Edge of Peace is the third and final play in the acclaimed Ware Trilogy, which includes Zeder's award-winning plays Mother Hicks and The Taste of Sunrise. It is set in the same tiny town of Ware, Illinois, and follows many of the same characters as they spin the conclusion of their stories. Set in 1945 in the last desperate days of World War II, this play deals with the impact on a family and a community after a young man from the town is declared missing in action  More...

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Drama. Conceived by Stephen Gundersheim and written by Seth Aganski, Tom Austin, Tara Bowman, Sarah Corbin, Emily Dignan, Lee Gabriel, Greg Hall, Amanda Hannoosh, Jaci Keimach, Chris Keyser, Dan LaBroad, Brian Lee, Jennifer MacLean, Andrew Markos, Emily Pierce, Phelan Wolfendon, Adam Yeremian, Amy Bartlett, Anthony Beatrice, Jess Bryant, John Clevesy, Brian Fitzgibbons, Rachel Keimach, Peter Leonard-Solis, Kristin Minichiello, Tiffany Owsiak, Kerrin Rhuda, Cathy Thomas and Stephen Gundersheim. Seventeen students arrive at school in the morning and go through their day from opening their lockers, to passing in the hallways between classes, to lunchroom encounters, to their exit at the end of the day. Each character is a number representation from a deck of cards, and that number is their character name and value in the hierarchy of the student body.  More...

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Comic tragedy. By Thomas Bradshaw. Meet Job, the wise and powerful judge of an ancient Israelite tribe. Satan bets God that he can make Job blaspheme God through ever-escalating violence and loss. Will Job question God’s promise to reward the righteous, even when his prayers for mercy go unanswered? In this dark, twisted comedy, Thomas Bradshaw brings us an honest, uncynical adaptation of the book of Job. “Both entertaining and repulsive, Job is simultaneously a faithful retelling of the titular biblical tale and a raucous spoof of it. …  More...

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Drama/Comedy. By Thomas Bradshaw. At the height of what TIME magazine dubbed "AIDS hysteria" in 1983, college student David invites his boyfriend home to his parents' house in Maryland where nothing has changed since the 1800s—including the slave quarters. Confronting hypocrisy and oppression with exhilarating wit, Bradshaw's incendiary work is "likely to leave you speechless!"  More...

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Drama with music. By María Inés Falconi. Translated and adapted by Manon van de Water and Andy Wiginton. Pedro and the War: A Cantata transports young audiences to a world in which young people negotiate with war in order to grow up. When the village learns that their country is at war, the villagers first continue with their daily routines in spite of the war planes passing overhead. The children play fútbol, pull ponytails, attend school, pick tomates and help their parents raise ovejas (sheep). After a bombing raid that destroys the only school,  More...

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Musical comedy. Book and lyrics by Ric Averill. Music by Adrian Rees. Falstaff, a theatre cat, is kicked into the alley after sneaking an unearned bow with the cast of a production of Romeo and Juliet—a scene the audience sees from a backstage perspective.  More...

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Comedy. By Mitch Brian. Adapted from the screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. In this dark comedy based on the classic cult movie A Bucket of Blood, Walter Paisley is a put-upon bus boy at a beatnik café whose greatest dream is to be an artist. When he accidentally kills his landlady’s cat, he covers it in clay and passes it off as sculpture.  More...

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Comedy. By Stephen Gregg. This Is a Text is This Is a Test's rowdier little sister: a play about the impossibility of taking a test, updated for the age of distraction. Today's the dreaded final, but Sophia is ready. She's prepped and then prepped some more because this test is going to change her life! There's just one little problem:  More...

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Drama. By Tom Arvetis. Based on Sharon Creech's Newbery Medal-winning novel. “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.” Walk Two Moons is lovingly adapted for the stage with the same nuance and surprises offered by the original book. Utilizing multiple narrative frames, the play leaps back and forth through time and memory as 13-year-old Sal tells the story of the disappearance of her best friend Phoebe’s mother. Determined to find her, the two girls begin seeing murderous plots and schemes around every corner.  More...

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Comedy. By Dan Doyle. J.B. Hornsby, a marginally successful criminal defense attorney, pins his hopes for a brighter future on a fast-talking advertising agent who promises to transform the struggling lawyer into a TV tiger who can pummel any opponent into submission. Then in walks a new client, Stacy Jenkins. Her stockbroker husband, Arnold, has vanished, and the cops, suspecting homicide, are breathing down her neck. Their lawyer-client conference is rudely interrupted when the sheriff shows up and arrests Stacy for murder. The sheriff drops a bombshell at the preliminary hearing by testifying that Arnold’s body was found by Beulah, a wildly eccentric psychic,  More...

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Musical. Book by Scot Copeland, W.S. Gilbert and Kenneth Grahame. Music by Paul Carrol Binkley and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame and the songs of Gilbert and Sullivan. Had Gilbert and Sullivan adapted Grahame’s classic book for the stage it would have looked—and sounded—a lot like this bubbling confection of a musical. Little Mole tries to tend to his cleaning, but it is spring, the wind is sighing in the willows and the piper at the Gates of Dawn calls him to dance! Embracing the reawakening world, Mole is introduced to the delights of life along the river by his new friend, Rat. Together, they trot off to Toad Hall to visit Mr. Toad—“Toady, if you please!”  More...

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Drama. By Anne Negri. In a fantasy world where people have wings, a young boy named Lyf lives an isolated existence with his parents in the safe nest of their home deep in the woods. Although loving, Lyf’s parents have strict rules he must follow about avoiding strangers, covering his wings with a cloak and always observing rule number one: never, ever try to fly. One day a precocious, inquisitive girl from the outside world, Meta, bursts into the backyard,  More...