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  1. Clever Rachel

    Clever Rachel

    By Moses Goldberg.

    Product Code: CQ9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 3m., 3w.

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    • 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 beforeā€”a friend. Learn More
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  2. 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
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.

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    • 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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  3. Why Mosquitoes Buzz

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz

    By Jeremy Kisling. Adapted from the folktale.

    Product Code: WH3000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School
    • 1 to 3m., 1 to 4w., 2 to 4 either gender.

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    • 45 min.
    Mosquito sets off a chain reaction of panic in the rain forest that ends with Rooster forgetting to wake the sun. The great god strips Mosquito of her voice and only allows her to buzz until she receives forgiveness from all living creatures. To this day, almost all earthly creatures find her buzzing annoying and try to eradicate the pesky mosquito. Learn More
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  4. Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    By Jeremy Kisling. From the folktale.

    Product Code: AL1000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 1 to 3m., 2 to 3w., 1 either gender.

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    • 45 min.
    The trickster Anansi meets Aso, the god of the sky's daughter. He is smitten and must marry her, but to do so he has to prove himself on a quest. With the help of the audience, Anansi accomplishes his task but lies about how he does so, taking all the credit. Through his quests, Anansi finds humility and the path to acceptance and love. Learn More
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  5. The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    By Andrew J. Fenady and Duke Fenady. Based on Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.

    Product Code: HG1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 7m., 6w., doubling or extras possible.

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    • 35 min.
    The statue of a bejeweled happy prince overlooks a once shining city whose residents are despondent and many are leaving. The prince, once a selfish man, now turned to stone, implores a migrating swallow to be his messenger. The residents decide to stay and help make it, once again, a shining city on the hill. The prince and the little swallow pay the ultimate price for their goodness, but they receive, in return, a heavenly reward. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

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  6. Aunt Leaf

    Aunt Leaf

    By Barbara Wiechmann.

    Product Code: AF7000

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

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    • 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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  7. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 3m., 4w.

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    • 45 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
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  8. Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 actors.

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    • 15 min.
    Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret and the budding philosopher. Learn More
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  9. Furry Tails With a Twist

    Furry Tails With a Twist

    By Jennifer Hickok DeFratis.

    Product Code: FB9000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 1m., 1w., or up to 8 (1m., 1w., 6 either gender).
    • 45 min.
    Two actors accidentally scramble beloved fairy tales and perform "Goldilocks and the Three Wolves," "The Three Billy Trolls Gruff" and "The Three Little Bears." Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  10. Heubner the Reluctant

    Heubner the Reluctant

    By Alan Haehnel.

    Product Code: H87000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 12w.,10 either gender. (May also be done with an all-female cast.)
    • 45 min.
    A starving beggar's disturbing dream follows him into wakefulness when he is told he is "The Chosen." Although he tries to deny his destiny and run from his duty to save his village from an evil army, a secret from his past reveals how he through the gift of storytelling, can indeed be "The Chosen." Learn More
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