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  1. 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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  2. Voodoo Macbeth

    Voodoo Macbeth

    By Tonya Hays. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    Product Code: V45000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 3 to 5m., 3 to 9w., 6 to 8 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Shakespeare's classic tragedy comes to life in a unique way. The setting is in New Orleans where Marie Laveau invites everyone to come and watch this tragic tale. The use of puppetry, voodoo dolls and gris-gris add to the surreal setting. Dead characters appearing as zombies from the voodoo tradition lend an eerie, evil ambience to the entire macabre tale. Learn More
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  3. Antigone

    Antigone

    Adapted by Bonnie Roberts. Based on the play by Sophocles.

    Product Code: AK7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 8m., 8w.
    • 45 min.

    A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? Each chorus member argues the side of one of the characters, hoping to bring peace to the war-torn land. Each individual faces the choice: should I do what I feel is right or stay silent and safe? This adaptation can be set anywhere there is civil strife—ancient Greece, modern America, a medieval castle, the inner city, the future, any time and place that speaks to you.

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  4. The Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women

    Adapted by Tonya Hays. Original music by Buddy Dubourg and Tonya Hays. Based on the play by Euripides.

    Product Code: TH9000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4m., 6w., Greek chorus and soldiers as desired.
    • 45 min.
    This anti-war play centers on Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, and her grief at the loss of her city and family at the close of the Trojan War, including Cassandra, Odysseus, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy. Learn More
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  5. Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

    Product Code: R74000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)
    • 45 min.
    No one can remember why Romeo and Juliet's families hate one another, but the feud continues on. Tracking the star-crossed lovers, and the downward spiral of a courtship to its horrible conclusion, the story tellers fire off comments of premature marriage. Learn More
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  6. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
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  7. The Yellow Boat

    The Yellow Boat

    By David Saar.

    Product Code: Y31000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3m., 2w., plus 4 ensemble. (The number of actors in the ensemble may be increased or reduced.)
    • 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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  8. 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's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
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  9. 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)
    • 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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  10. 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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