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  1. Small Actors

    Small Actors

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: SB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w., 2 either gender, doubling and extras possible.
    • 35 min.
    Emily desperately wants to play the lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she gets a one-line, four-word role. None the less, she tells her parents (who will be out of town during the performance) that she got the lead, and suddenly, things spin way out of control. Mom and Dad cancel their vacation plans and invite every relative they can round up to come visit and see their daughter play Juliet. This outlandishly funny and very touching play is about the roles we all play—in theatre and in life. Learn More
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  2. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold married the elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth for her money. Now Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that money, hiring a nurse, a housekeeper and a cook to help him with the job. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  3. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.)
    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  4. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    By John Mattera and Stephen Barrows.

    Product Code: F31000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 1w. (1 creature.)
    • 35 min.
    This version of the classic thriller catches the essence of Mary Shelley's novel and builds to a climax with an unexpected twist. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  5. The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: H82000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 5w. (plus 2 either gender, or 4m., 4w. with doubling, plus extras.)
    • 45 min.
    This spiritually compelling play tells the story of a migrating swallow who befriends a prince made of stone. Together, they learn the lessons of friendship and sacrifice. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  6. The Make-Up Artist

    The Make-Up Artist

    By David Henry Wilson.

    Product Code: M13000

    • Comedy | Tragedy
    • College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 1m., 1w. (1 extra.)
    • 30 min.
    A young, brassy and self-confident actor is delighted to have an attractive make-up artist. At first he makes passes at her and brags, but then begins to talk about his bad luck as she transforms him into an unsure old man. Learn More
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  7. Moving Day

    Moving Day

    By Jennifer Wills.

    Product Code: MC7000

    • Comedy | Tragedy
    • College and Adult
    • 4m., 4w., 2 either gender
    • 15 min.
    A surrealistic tragicomedy that centers around the love affair between a coffee table and the neighbors' dog. Learn More
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  8. Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: O63000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.
    • 45 min.
    A mesmerizing tale of the good guy who takes a very wrong turn, and changes his life forever. The moral of the story, choose your friends wisely, and let go of false pride before it destroys you. Learn More
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  9. Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    By Ruth Perry. From William Shakespeare.

    Product Code: R63000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 11m., 3w. (Extras, gender flexible, doubling.)
    • 45 min.
    In this adaptation the tragedy is only slightly muted by the re-emphasis of Shakespeare's point that the antidote to the poison of enmity is not a violent victory but the understanding that comes through shared sorrow. Learn More
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  10. A Tempting Fate

    A Tempting Fate

    By Brad Stoller.

    Product Code: TE3000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • College and Adult
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 45 min.
    A husband and wife discover the relief of turning their life over to fate by using first a coin and then dice to make all decisions. Eventually, the quixotic oracle turns their lives upside down. Learn More
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