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  1. In the Tank (En El Tanque)

    In the Tank (En El Tanque)

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. Future, Here Cover FG1000

    Future, Here

    By Jeremy F. Richter.

    Product Code: FG1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Welcome to Future, an unincorporated village monitored by Society and populated by five randomly selected children. It is driven by a national effort to develop “appropriately adapted young citizens.” They are constantly fed a steady stream of news and pop culture on their smartphones and meet daily to share what they’ve learned. Having lived in Future for 12 years, the residents are now 18, and today is their last day together, their final meeting before they learn of their next residence outside of Future. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  3. Aunt Leaf

    Aunt Leaf

    By Barbara Wiechmann.

    Product Code: AF7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | TYA
    • 3 actors, gender flexible. Expansion possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    It is 1910. An 11-year-old girl is sent into the woods by her widowed great-aunt to look for the ghost of her dead husband. The girl brings back made up stories to cheer up the old woman and soon comes to believe her own stories are true. The shared adventure, both dangerous and hopeful, serves as a dual passage for the child into adolescence and the old woman into a more peaceful death. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. Mind Games

    Mind Games

    By Paul Elliott.

    Product Code: MH1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 2m., 3w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Never delve into another person's mind unless you're ready to face the consequences of what you uncover. A well-known psychiatrist treats a patient who believes that he is the creator of the universe and in control of everything, convincing even the doctor of this power. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  5. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. Charlie Foster

    Charlie Foster

    By Raymond King Shurtz.

    Product Code: CH2000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 2m., 8w., or 5 minimum (2m., 3w.) with some roles combined.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Told in a contemporary, non-traditional style, Charlie Foster is a powerful play about coming-of-age and the sensitive nature of walking in someone else's shoes. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  7. Last Minute

    Last Minute

    By Barry Kornhauser

    Product Code: LC4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    A narrator and three musicians go through a timed piece consisting of seven minute-long scenes. Learn More
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  8. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • College | Community
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  9. A Game

    A Game

    By Dennis E. Noble.

    Product Code: GB1000

    • Drama | Farce
    • High School | College
    • 4 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Three people accept an invitation to take part in an experiment—a game in which a small room is divided into three equal areas—one for each person. At intervals they recite a slogan: "This is my land. It is mine. It is beautiful, and it is mine." As the game progresses, we see the drive that makes each human want to possess more than his neighbors—a drive that causes hatred ... and starts wars. This play, which can be staged simply or with multimedia effects, combines fantastical elements of the "theatre of the absurd" with realistic aspects of the traditional theatre to produce a play with a powerful impact. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  10. 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
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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