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  1. A Long Trip Cover LM7000

    A Long Trip

    By Dan McGeehan.

    Product Code: LM7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 15 min.
    This highly sought-after one act features an elderly couple who have lived a long and happy life together. Now, however, the woman is slowly slipping away as dementia runs its course. In an attempt to reawaken the bond they have held for so many years, the man tells her of the moment they fell in love. It is so vivid that she can see it play out before her eyes: a younger version of the man and woman meeting, falling in love and sharing a first kiss. One final, happy memory for her to take with her on her last long trip. Learn More
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  2. Swagger S2Z000

    Swagger

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: S2Z000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    A momentary act of violence caught on camera destroys the lives of three people. Now they need to tell us their version of how it really went down. Jordan is a quiet, nerdy, almost eighth-grade graduate. Leela, bubbling and following her passion, has just opened her own clothing boutique near Jordan’s school. And Daniel is an awkwardly sweet police officer on foot patrol in the neighborhood. The three of them lead us through their lives, dreams and the snap decisions that led them to that fateful moment. Learn More
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  3. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 2m., 2w., or 4 either gender.
    • 25 min.
    In the hills above Pin Cushion, California, students go to talk of the world, flirt and yearn. It’s a place where heartbreak awaits. Chloe breaks up with Crooper. Months later, Crooper ineptly attempts to use a mathematical equation to break up with Jessica. Months later, Jessica rebuffs Bark, who pines for her. But then things come full circle. Bark and Chloe—outsiders both—take an awkward, fumbling-for-words walk in the hills and discover a surprising connection that, for the moment at least, promises a future. Learn More
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  4. All Rights Reserved

    All Rights Reserved

    By Michael Ragozzino.

    Product Code: AM3000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    The marketing directors of PharmaHope Inc. are mere hours from the start of a massive production run, but they’re still scrambling to come up with a name for their product! To make matters worse, the CEO sends in a naïve, newly graduated go-getter with fresh ideas but an annoying case of morality. Fast-paced and funny, All Rights Reserved holds up a mirror to one of the most absurd practices of modern society, the marketing of prescription drugs.  Learn More
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  5. 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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  6. Clever Rachel

    Clever Rachel

    By Moses Goldberg.

    Product Code: CQ9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 45 min.
    Rachel has a reputation as a clever girl who can figure out answers to the most challenging riddles. But the traditional roles of men and women don't allow for women to be intellectuals. When Jacob, the smartest boy in town, challenges her to a contest of wits, somehow they both win and find something that neither had before—a friend. Learn More
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  7. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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  8. Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    By Tonya Hays. Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand.

    Product Code: CQ7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 5w., at least 4 gender neutral.
    • 45 min.
    Cyrano is besotted with the lovely Roxane, and yet, because of his enormous nose, he believes that he can never truly win her, so he lives with this painful secret of unrequited love. He befriends the handsome Christian and helps him woo Roxane with elegant love letters, living his love vicariously through Christian. This passionate adventure takes us on a journey through the streets of Paris, the battlefield of Arras and the peaceful convent, where this beautiful story reaches its exquisite but heart-wrenching conclusion. Learn More
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  9. Our Place

    Our Place

    By Terry Wayne Gabbard.

    Product Code: OA5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 7m., 7w.
    • 45 min.
    The unassuming location of a dock extending out onto a small lake serves as the backdrop for five different stories: Jake and Holly are interrupted on their date by Anne and Lyle; Beth has plans to spend the day with her ailing dad at their favorite fishing place; Al and his family arrive for their family canoe trip—much to his family's dismay; Cory and Liberty picnic out by the lake; and Stanley is shown some perspective by his 6-year-old sister. In a poetic epilogue, they all gather on the dock and discover the true meaning of Our Place—both comedic and tragic. Learn More
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  10. Ridiculosis by Proxy

    Ridiculosis by Proxy

    By B. Dwayne Craft.

    Product Code: RD4000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 6 to 15m., 12 to 19w., 4 to 12 either gender. Doubling encouraged.
    • 45 min.
    This play takes on society's innate fear of the unknown through vignettes that humorously illustrate the lengths to which people will go in order to avoid the latest threat to their health, whether it is real or imagined. The concept of a manufactured health crisis is the perfect vehicle to illustrate our cultural gullibility when it comes to medicine, disease and our predisposition for panic and irrational reaction when it comes to our well-being. Learn More
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