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  1. The Pretenders

    The Pretenders

    By Charles Edward Pogue. Translated and adapted from Henrik Ibsen's The Pretenders

    Product Code: PM8000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 8 to 13m., 4 to 6w.
    • 150 min.
    Two men of honor both claim the right to Norway’s crown, but wily Bishop Nicholas stymies their dreams, pursuing his own mysterious ends. This lean, swift-paced version of Ibsen’s turbulent tale dissects the timeless motives that the political and powerful must ever ask themselves—do I do what I do for the greater good or for personal glory?—and explores the nature of power and personal ambition, the obligation of leadership and the search for national unity. Learn More
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  2. The Complete History of Theatre (abridged)

    The Complete History of Theatre (abridged)

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: CR5000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 1w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 85 min.
    Theatrical greats William Shakespeare, Sarah Bernhardt and Constantine Stanislavsky lead a journey through the history of theatre. Explore Greek theatre, Kabuki, mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Finally, the cast realizes that the playwright hasn’t written an ending, and they have to ask the audience to help! This interactive farce keeps the audience in stitches at every turn! Learn More
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  3. Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    By Christina M. Ham. Music by Gary Rue.

    Product Code: RD8000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 11 to 16m., 11 to 20w., 5 to 9 either gender.
    • 55 min.
    In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. When the white families learned of Ruby’s enrollment, they pulled their children from her class, leaving Ruby and her teacher the only ones in the classroom for the school year. Her family watched helplessly as federal marshals escorted Ruby to school each day past protesters jeering and threatening her life. This musical explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity. Learn More
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  4. The Seat of Justice

    The Seat of Justice

    By Julian Wiles.

    Product Code: S2R000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 12m., 7w., 4 boys, 3 girls.
    • 120 min.
    In 1947, a small group of parents started a movement that would eventually lead to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Seat of Justice chronicles the historic Briggs v. Elliott desegregation case from rural Clarendon Country, S.C., to the halls of the United States Supreme Court and celebrates the brave citizens, both black and white, who fought for justice and equality, taking their turns in the seat of justice and making decisions that will change the course of history. Learn More
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  5. The 146 Point Flame

    The 146 Point Flame

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: OA7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 1 to 7m., 4 to 12w.
    • 40 min.
    Based on the historic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, this piece illuminates the definition of human courage. Four young women share their dreams, thoughts, fears and feelings about their ultimate destinies. Vincenza shares her last night on Earth with romance, smiles and dancing. Tessa celebrates her life with a story about her brother and mother. Sisters Lena and Yetta meditate on the strength and endurance of moving from Russia to America and the parallels of moving from life to the afterlife. Learn More
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  6. The Ware Trilogy: Mother Hicks, The Taste of Sunrise and The Edge of Peace

    The Ware Trilogy: Mother Hicks, The Taste of Sunrise and The Edge of Peace

    By Suzan Zeder.

    Product Code: WJ3000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults

    The three plays of The Ware Trilogy comprise an epic saga of small-town America, told in lyrical language and the visual poetry of American Sign Language. We come to know these characters as they live their lives—ordinary people living through extraordinary times. At the core of each play is an issue important to Deaf and hearing cultures, but most important are the human stories that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

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  7. Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

    Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

    By Brian Guehring. Based on the characters and mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Product Code: S2P000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7 to 13m., 5 to 12w., up to 13 either gender.
    • 70 min.
    On a dare, 14-year-old Wiggins tries to pickpocket an old man. Not only is she unsuccessful, but the old man, Sherlock Holmes, takes the ring that was in her pocket and leaves a note with his address. When she goes to retrieve the ring, she proposes to work as his assistant, and he agrees to begin training her. They must learn to trust each other as Wiggins and her group of street urchins help him solve two dangerous mysteries. Learn More
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  8. River City

    River City

    By Diana Grisanti.

    Product Code: RD7000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 100 min.
    After his death, Mary discovers a photograph of her father from a past he never talked about. She goes on a quest to uncover a half-century of family secrets buried in Kentucky. Her investigation transports us to 1968, to an orphanage, across town from a once-burgeoning black business district. As Mary dives into a torrent of bloodlines and color lines, she confronts not only the memories of her family, but the ghosts that haunt one American city. Learn More
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