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  1. The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling

    Adapted by Ric Averill. From Hans Christian Andersen

    Product Code: U31000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    In search of his identity, Udrich tries to become a turkey, goose, dog, cat, hen, and even a human child. Only after a year of danger and self growth, does he find his place and happiness. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  2. 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
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  3. 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
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  4. The Tiger Turned Pink

    The Tiger Turned Pink

    By Angela Randazzo.

    Product Code: TB8000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 6 or more actors. Roles may be played by adult of child actors of either sex.
    • 30 min.
    Toby, a young tiger who turns pink whenever he blushes, is captured and displayed in a circus until audience interaction helps Toby put his escape plan into action. Learn More
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  5. The Red Rose

    The Red Rose

    By le Clanche du Rand. Based upon Beauty and the Beast.

    Product Code: R42000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1w.
    • 45 min.
    This play is an innovative, entertaining, and emotionally relevant treatment of the Beauty and the Beast theme for modern audiences using marks, mime and sound. Thematically it concerns itself with what lies below the apparent surfaces of people and events, as well as with the journey of learning how to love. Learn More
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  6. This Is Not a Pipe Dream

    This Is Not a Pipe Dream

    By Barry Kornhauser.

    Product Code: TL9000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Based freely on the work and early life of surrealist artist René Magritte, this is an unorthodox adventure in theatrical form. Here is the story of young René who wants to be an artist, a notion dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream." Encouraged by his mother, before her untimely death, the boy begins his quest. He follows his vision into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of his famous paintings. Learn More
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  7. The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots

    The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots

    By Patricia Clapp.

    Product Code: T51000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 2m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Following the original fairy tale, this play presents an arrogant, swaggering Puss who struts though a series of adventures which give his young master position, riches and a happily-ever-after curtain. Learn More
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  8. In Other Words

    In Other Words

    By Sharon Elizabeth Doyle.

    Product Code: IB3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 6 either gender, with option to add more.
    • 45 min.
    Ideal for either in-school or theatre performances, this title is designed to stimulate the creative actor and delight the child in all of us with human cartoons. Join Professor Fleetfoot and his madcap friends on a zany exploration of communication. Learn More
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  9. The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

    Adapted by Moses Goldberg. Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame.

    Product Code: WD2000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 10+ either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Toad, the rich playboy of the animal kingdom, lands in jail and returns to find his elegant mansion in shambles. Learn More
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  10. The Make-Up Artist

    The Make-Up Artist

    By David Henry Wilson.

    Product Code: M13000

    • Comedy | Tragedy
    • College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 1m., 1w. (1 extra.)
    • 30 min.
    A young, brassy and self-confident actor is delighted to have an attractive make-up artist. At first he makes passes at her and brags, but then begins to talk about his bad luck as she transforms him into an unsure old man. Learn More
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