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  1. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

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

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    • 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Second Samuel

    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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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  3. The Yellow Boat

    The Yellow Boat

    By David Saar.

    Product Code: Y31000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 3m., 2w., plus 4 ensemble. (The number of actors in the ensemble may be increased or reduced.)

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    • 40 min.
    This competition version is based on the true story of a boy, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world. Learn More
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  4. 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.

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    • 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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  5. Wiley and the Hairy Man

    Wiley and the Hairy Man

    By Jack Stokes.

    Product Code: W66000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 1w., 3 either gender.
    • 35 min.
    Like Aesop's fables, Wiley and the Hairy Man is drawn from native folk wisdom. "Outwit the Hairy Man three times, and he won't scare you ever again," says Mammy. Trembling, Wiley sets out for the woods, prepared to confront the Hairy Man; he looks fear in the face and outwits it. The adventures are presented in lyric poetry and mime. The actors become the woods, the cabin, and all the props, making Wiley imaginative and easy to mount. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

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  6. 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.

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    • 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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    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $105/perf

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  7. 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.

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    • 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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  8. 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.

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    • 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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