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Comedy. By Jeremy Kisling. From the folktale. The trickster, Anansi, has taken the proverbs of wisdom from Nyami, god of the sky, angering him greatly. Soon after, Anansi meets Aso, Nyame's daughter. He is smitten and must marry her. Aso is not sure whether she can trust a trickster like Anansi and requires him to prove himself by sending him on a quest. Anansi must acquire the tooth of a crocodile, the whisker of a  More...

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Drama/Comedy. By Eddie Zipperer. Hudson Manning once loved to paint. Now, he draws a comic book, paints motel art and argues with his wife, Laura—who died two years ago! He has become a recluse, hiding from the outside world and sinking into the darkness of his self-pity. But he begins to emerge from his darkness when Katie Evans,  More...

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Drama. By Sarah Grammar, Emily Overmyer, Sarah Pendleton and Tonya Hays. This play celebrates the work of the Black Sash women's organization, an independent, non-governmental human rights organization that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for more than 55 years. The play begins with the terror of a night raid in a poor black South African home.  More...

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Radio drama. By Philip Grecian. Based upon his play and the novel by Charles Dickens. A familiar story told as a radio drama onstage, complete with sound effects and music, A Christmas Carol begins with the storyteller and his friends discussing the tale they will tell. They decide on an opening line, and the storyteller begins, transforming into the mean and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge as he speaks. Throughout, the storyteller remains in the Scrooge characterization as the other actors narrate in their natural voices  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 distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment. 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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Drama. By Tiffany Kontoyiannis. By bringing the bully, the bystander and the victim to the stage, The Cycle dramatizes the negative effects and harms of bullying. We meet several relatable characters: a bystander who hasn't found the courage to stand up to bullies, a crazy mother who believes that she knows everything about her son by friending him on Facebook, and even an insecure grown woman who hasn't been able to forget the hurtful words  More...

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Drama. By Bo List. Based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein awakens on the Archangel—captained by Robert Walton of London. The ship is frozen in place near the Arctic Circle, and Walton's men are on the verge of mutiny. Walton, though, dreams of being the first to reach the North Pole. Frankenstein, delirious from fatigue and hunger, cautions Walton against arrogance. Frankenstein knows the dark consequences of unchecked pride better than anyone.  More...

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Drama/Comedy. By Tommy Lee Johnston. Geezers introduces us to some beautiful and wonderful old people who are enjoying their golden years in a retirement home. Jack, a pathologically shy, 30-year-old man, begins a job there helping the seniors with their daily needs. But it's the "geezers" who wind up helping Jack with his needs.  More...

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Drama. By B. Dwayne Craft. Harry Houdini is perhaps the most well-known illusionist of the past two centuries, and the passion and beauty that are behind his fame are revealed during his final performance. Told through the memories and voices of those who knew and loved the man for the magic he brought to their lives, The Last Illusion is a touching portrait of the man behind the magic.  More...

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Musical. Book by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce. Music and lyrics by Héctor Martínez Morales. Ten-year-old Carmencita dreams of being a mariachi singer and one day joining in performance with her father. However, her father clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. When Carmencita's teacher offers her a book about a female mariachi,  More...

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Comedy/Drama. By Michael Tester. Inspired by students at a New York high school for the arts, Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Monologues pits the "Geeks" against the "Goths," "Drama Queens" and "Jocks" in a senior superlative showdown for Best All Around! Employing a senior superlative awards ceremony as its unifying arc,  More...

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Musical. Book by Donna M. Swajeski. Music and lyrics by Gregg Opelka. One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a magical retelling of the classic Snow White story with a contemporary twist. Issues like bullying and self-image are prevalent throughout the story and songs, especially with the show-stopping number "Fear No More." Infused with wonderful humor that kids and adults can enjoy, this show's queen is more diva than evil.  More...

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Comedy. By Lisa Rowe. Edward Baxter was a successful psychiatrist, beloved by his many patients—until he was framed for murder. Now on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife, his luck is running out. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith, a fellow psychiatrist and a man with inner demons of his own. When Edward's meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry  More...

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Comedy/Drama. By D.W. Gregory. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe  More...

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Drama. By Ray Bradbury. One strange and dark year long ago, Halloween came early. It came on Oct. 24, three hours after midnight, to be precise. The exact same time that Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow show rolled into Green Town, Ill. As the town clock chimes 3:00, James Nightshade and William Halloway leave their beds to watch the train pull in, but there is no one manning the locomotive and no one in the cars behind.  More...

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Comedy. By Renee Calarco. Adapted from the traditional Christmas song. Christmas is just around the corner, and Shirley the Partridge is a bit nervous because it's her very first time carrying out the ancient family tradition—gathering the French Hens and the Calling Birds and … oh … everyone—for the official singing of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." With strict instructions from her mom, Grammy and Great Grammy to guard the Five Golden Rings, Shirley sets off on a quest to find the song participants. But there are some bumps in the road.  More...

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Drama. By Tonya Hays. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Shakespeare's classic tragedy comes to life in a unique way. The setting is Bayou St. John in New Orleans where Marie Laveau invites everyone to come and watch this tragic tale. "I welcome you to Bayou St. John on St. John's Eve. On this hallowed night, I have something special for you..."  More...

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Comedy. By Jeremy Kisling. Adapted from the folktale. It all starts late one day. Nwanko and his wife are out gathering palm nuts to use for their evening meal. The nuts they find are high in a tree, and Nwanko must climb the tree to try to reach them. Along comes Mosquito to ask what the man is doing. When he shoos the mosquito away, the palm nuts fall, causing Nwanko's machete to fall toward his wife, Aja, who must jump to safety. Aja lands on Python's tail, startling the snake, who runs to hide in Rabbit's hole. These events set off a chain reaction  More...

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Musical. Book and lyrics by Milo Mowery. Music and lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega. Diego de la Vega is a vain rich boy in the town of Capistrano. But when he puts on his mask, he becomes El Zorrito, notorious masked bandit and protector of the village. Villainous Mayor Ramon tries to capture Zorrito but always comes up short. The boy Diego develops a friendship with Ramon's daughter, Christina, who seems sympathetic to the villagers,  More...