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  1. Unmuted U44000

    Unmuted

    By Alvaro Saar Rios. Music and lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

    Product Code: U44000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 1w., 7 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 20 min.
    When the substitute gym teacher is kicked out of the Zoom room of a virtual gym class, the students take over! As the group starts a game of “SorD” (Secret or Dare), they discover more about one another’s lives on the other side of the screen—their frustrations with online school, their love for tacos on Tuesdays and, most importantly, what they miss. Unmute your streaming device for this lively new musical, to which we all can relate. Performed in English with some Spanish lyrics. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. One Stoplight Town OB5000

    One Stoplight Town

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: OB5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 1m., 2w., 5 to 20 either gender

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    One Stoplight Town is a story about people from a small town. A young boy and girl fall in love, a cantankerous grocery store owner copes with change, a son returns home while a daughter thinks about leaving, and a handyman takes it all in while he fixes what is broken. These stories and more are filled with fun characters, lots of humor, plenty of heart and the theme that change comes for us all, whether we are ready or not. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  3. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 3m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
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  4. Second Samuel S1F000

    Second Samuel

    By Pamela Parker.

    Product Code: S1F000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 7m., 4w.
    • 105 min.
    The death of one sweet old lady turns the small southern town of Second Samuel upside down, leaving everybody wondering if anything would ever be normal again! Learn More
    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  5. Twitch

    Twitch

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: TK5000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Nancy thinks the new neighbors are creepy and watching them, but her husband, Don, thinks she is imagining things. When the new neighbors show up uninvited, Don and Nancy are torn between wanting to find out who they are and wanting to get rid of them. But that won't be easy, because the neighbors have an agenda of their own, and it's stranger than anyone could have imagined. Learn More
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  6. Do Not Go Gentle

    Do Not Go Gentle

    By Suzan Zeder.

    Product Code: D72000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 1m., 3w., 1 boy, 1 girl.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts between her son and granddaughter are somehow mended. When Windsor and Kelly come home to settle her affairs, they discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild murals. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. Learn More
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  7. Charlotte's Web C63000

    Charlotte's Web

    Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

    Product Code: C63000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 6 actors.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 50 min.

    This is a special 50-minute version of the play with a small tourable cast. The most enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, Fern, Templeton and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment. 

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    $12.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $115/perf

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  8. This Is a Test Cover T73000

    This Is a Test

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T73000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 13 to 15 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better! Learn More
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  9. Oh, What a Tangled Web

    Oh, What a Tangled Web

    By John R. Carroll.

    Product Code: O11000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    On an impulse, a young girl makes up a story, and the complications that result from it are extremely funny. Suddenly needing an excuse, the girl fumbles for a moment and then blurts out that there has been a death in the family. Actually, the only thing wrong in this family is that the cat is missing. In any case, people start coming over to express their concern and sympathy. The parents think they're referring to the missing cat and the hilarious complications just continue to multiply! Learn More
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  10. Flowers For Algernon One-Act Cover F28000

    Flowers for Algernon

    Adapted by David Rogers. From the classic novel by Daniel Keyes.

    Product Code: F28000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 4m., 1w. (one of the male roles may be played by a woman.)
    • 35 min.
    This is the approved one-act cutting of the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, whose intelligence rapidly increases to that of a genius. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself. Learn More
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