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  1. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.
    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Last Minute

    Last Minute

    By Barry Kornhauser

    Product Code: LC4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 10 min.
    A narrator and three musicians go through a timed piece consisting of seven minute-long scenes. Learn More
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  3. 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  4. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • large and flexible. A minimum of 15 actors, expandable to include all. Storytellers, witches, messengers and soldiers are perfect for gender-blind casting.
    • 45 min.
    Macbeth and his lady covet the riches and crown, while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers battle for good vs. evil. Macbeth, with his dry, forward attitude speaks poorly to the witches, which does not help him in the least. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. Totally RED!

    Totally RED!

    By Dinah Toups.

    Product Code: TS6000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 30+ (10m., 7w., 9+ either gender).
    • 30 min.
    This is a unique and fun retelling of the classic battle of wit and deception as told in the beloved fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We meet Red (who is nobody's fool) and the wolf (who tries to be cool) and granny—well, sometimes she's left in the dark! These lively roles are great for teen and young adult actors. Totally RED! begins with a humorous version in storybook theatre style. The story continues with three to five minute retellings of sections within the tale, told in multiple styles. This play is as much fun for the performers as it is for the audience. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. The Ransom of Red Chief

    The Ransom of Red Chief

    Adapted by Brian Kral. Based on O. Henry's short story.

    Product Code: R90000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1 boy.
    • 45 min.
    This adaptation of O. Henry's classic story about two kidnappers who fall prey to their young victim combines historical fact and entertaining fancy. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    By Katie Reed.

    Product Code: LJ9000

    • Comedy | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 8w., extras.
    • 45 min.
    This comic melodrama is complete with rowdy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers and will have the audience cheering the heroes and booing the villains. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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