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  1. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    Product Code: WK5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2w., 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    During the morning video announcements at Grover's Mill High, something not of this Earth crash lands in the football stadium. Inspired by Orson Wells’ radio broadcast, this modern adaptation is designed to be rehearsed and performed live online. Through a series of Zoom calls, our morning-show hosts find themselves covering the biggest story in human history. Martians have landed and are taking over the Earth. Can our group of scrappy high-schoolers survive the invasion? This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. A Virtual Whodunnit

    A Virtual Whodunnit

    By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

    Product Code: V47000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 5m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his family and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter old billionaire is bullying everyone once again when—ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his phone. Enter Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With three possible endings, every performance means you’ll never be sure whodunnit. This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. All Sports Network--Quarantine Crisis Edition

    All Sports Network--Quarantine Crisis Edition

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AN4000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | Community
    • 4w., 9 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    ASN—the All Sports Network—features 24/7 sports action that fans crave. Every night, ASN anchors Drew and Melody gleefully cheer on the sports violence. Suddenly a global virus puts a halt to all sports and forces Drew and Melody to broadcast from their homes. Instead of sports action, ASN is now filling up the time with all manner of odd programming, including commercials from needy fast-food joints that wonder if their customers miss them. Will ASN ever show sports again? This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

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    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AL5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School
    • 16 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A band of lovable yet impossibly inept thespians are taking on a genre that will not die—the murder mystery! In this whodunit, the misguided performers attempt to nail down devilish British accents, understand what a red herring is, and figure out how to die onstage without looking all gross and stuff. Meanwhile, the director and stage manager wouldn't really try to murder someone during the murder mystery. Would they?! Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  6. Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PL9000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School
    • Up to 2m., 2 to 5w., 9 to 14 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    As an ice storm approaches, Sarah, a cashier, is hastily given—maybe tricked into?—the job of assistant manager. She is happy about the promotion until she realizes that with great power comes even more grocery store insanity. There are stubborn customers, unruly kids, the cane-wielding head of Skybell Ice Cream, striking baggers and a mysterious figure known as "El Diablo." Will there be anything left on the shelves? Will Sarah survive? The answers and laughs are in the forecast of this play! Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  7. Hell's Cafeteria

    Hell's Cafeteria

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: HF1000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 3w., up to 25 with extras, either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Superstar cafeteria chef Rodney "Rotten" Disposle is ready to make life miserable for everybody in another season of "Hell's Cafeteria" as he hosts the competition to find the best (worst) high-school cafeteria manager in the country. The strange contestants he has in this go-round are sure to give him fits! Will a winner for be announced? Will anybody make it through lunch? Learn More
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  8. The Excuser

    The Excuser

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: E62000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School
    • 15 to 20 roles, either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    This play is about a reality show led by billionaire (millionaire?) Clump, who has good hair, and in which a mixed bag of contestants compete in a storage room--no, boardroom-- and are sent home with the trademark, "That's no excuse!" Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  9. Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 actors.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 15 min.
    Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret and the budding philosopher. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  10. Cucarachas

    Cucarachas

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 20 min.
    A trio of cockroaches in a research lab live a life of ease and are joined by a cockroach bred aboard a spaceship, who encourages them to be independent and ignore the rules. He's independent, he moves differently, he even thinks! If the other roaches change their pattern, will it be the dawn of a new day? Or will it mean curtains for cucarachas? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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