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  1. Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

    Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 7 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, eight very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. 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. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  4. 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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  5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    By le Clanche du Rand.

    Product Code: L54000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 45 min.
    This two actor play is a very unique adaptation of the classic tale, full of action, the resurrection of Aslan, and many other scenes found in the original story. Learn More
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  6. The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    By Jeremy Kisling. Based on the story by Tololwa Mollel.

    Product Code: PL7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Princess Kalendi refuses to help a bird, who turns out to be very powerful. He brings a drought upon the earth and takes the princess' hair, a symbol of prosperity to her people, from her head. A beggar helps the princess regain her dignity and kindness as they work together to appease the bird with a selfless act that restores the kingdom and the princess' hair. Learn More
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  7. This Is a Test Cover T73000

    This Is a Test

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T73000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 13 to 15 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better! Learn More
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  8. The Lottery

    The Lottery

    Based on the story by Shirley Jackson. Dramatized by Brainerd Duffield.

    Product Code: L31000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 8m., 5w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    This unusual play with its shattering last scene captures the plot that has become an internationally known classic. Like the original story published in The New Yorker, the play starts as people are assembling for the lottery. What family will it be this time? Which member? Only gradually do we begin to suspect the nature of the lottery as the play builds swiftly to its crucial and moving climax. The tension and thrill of the play are built into its very structure. Learn More
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  9. Tracks

    Tracks

    By Peter Tarsi.

    Product Code: TH4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4m., 6w.
    • 40 min.
    A group of strangers meet in a dirty subway station and soon learn an unfortunate truth: they are all dead. They reason the train leaving from one platform must be bound for heaven and the other must be bound for hell. But which platform are they on? As the train approaches, they must decide whether to stay and ponder their actions further, or to have faith and climb aboard to their final destination. Learn More
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  10. The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses

    By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes.

    Product Code: HH1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3 to 5m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Wanda, a second-grader, wears a faded blue dress every day, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Soon Wanda's classmates make a game of teasing her about her hundred dresses until she doesn't come to school one day, leaving just an empty seat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, they decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are touched upon in this adaptation. Learn More
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