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  1. Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PL9000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • Up to 2m., 2 to 5w., 9 to 14 either gender.
    • 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
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  2. Abra Cadaver

    Abra Cadaver

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A28000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 3m., 2w.
    • 35 min.
    Jack and his girlfriend, Christine plot to kill Jack's wife, Marie. Christine tells Marie about it and the two plot to kill Jack. But wait Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. Babes in Gangland or The Godmother

    Babes in Gangland or The Godmother

    By Dutton Foster.

    Product Code: B69000

    • Farce | Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 4w. (may be done with 3m., 6w., or 4m., 5w.)
    • 35 min.
    This melodramatic farce, marked by puns, double entendres, asides to the audience, and other absurdities, is a comic tour de force. A perfect contest one-act with no elaborate set requirements. Learn More
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  5. Blindspot

    Blindspot

    By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan.

    Product Code: B48000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 45 min.
    A girl doing a sociology project appears at the door of her two spinster aunts with a blind and retarded child she has to leave with them for a few days. Unlike others who have seen the boy, the spirited sisters have no blind spot and they make contact with the person not the problems. Learn More
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  6. A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    By Richard Vetere.

    Product Code: C99000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4w.
    • 40 min.
    A conservative college girl discovers that the three women with Barbie-doll haircuts and short skirts, who she initially finds repulsive, are actually highly intelligent. Learn More
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  7. 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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  8. A Gazebo for My Lady

    A Gazebo for My Lady

    Based on the story by O. Henry. Dramatized by Bill Majeski.

    Product Code: G29000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 3m., 2w.
    • 30 min.
    A young architect redesigns plans for a gazebo for a wealthy client and the boss fires him. To ease the blow, he goes out for a last fling and meets a girl with a picket sign proclaiming "Fair Play for the Working Man." Learn More
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  9. The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    Based on the story by O. Henry. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: G21000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 2m., 5w.
    • 30 min.
    This is a touching story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes. Learn More
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  10. Just Desserts

    Just Desserts

    By Norma Cole and Naneki Elliott.

    Product Code: J35000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 2w. (3, may be expaned to 5 w.)
    • 45 min.
    Set in a rural Kentucky home near the end of the 19th century, this poignant drama recalls the era after the Civil War when women in Kentucky took action against the injustice of English common law regarding property rights, wages, and possessions. Learn More
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