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  1. The Barnhouse Effect

    The Barnhouse Effect

    By Pat Cook. From the short story by Kurt Vonnegut.

    Product Code: B84000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 3w.
    • 30 min.
    "Dynamopsychism is the power of the mind," Professor Arthur Barnhouse intones. Outrageous characters and story twists abound in typical Vonnegut fashion, all set in the not-so-comfortable Fifties with its flying saucers and Atomic Age paranoia. Learn More
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  2. Just a Stage He's Going Through

    Just a Stage He's Going Through

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: J25000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 4m., 4w.
    • 30 min.
    This theatrical fantasy involves Dwight, an average guy, who wakes up in the middle of the night with a horrible feeling that he's on stage somewhere, while the rest of the characters see the world as it is, and who eventually ends up on Freud's couch. Learn More
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  3. The Falling Moon

    The Falling Moon

    By David Koren.

    Product Code: F55000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 6w. (can expand to include up to 14 other actors.)
    • 45 min.
    The king and his sons learn the moon is falling from the sky from terrible sadness over their constant warfare. When confronted with the destruction of the entire planet, they agree to embark on a whirlwind journey to appease the moon. Learn More
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  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Adapted by Aurand Harris. From the play by William Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MJ8000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 9m., 2w., 4 either gender, extras optional. Cross-gender casting permitted.
    • 40 min.
    A one-act version of Shakespeare's classic. The lyrical fantasy of a fairy kingdom, the slapstick farce of Bottom and his fellow weavers, and the wit and splendor of the duke's court all make this short comedy a triple treat of merrymaking. Learn More
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  5. You Don't See Me

    You Don't See Me

    By Kathryn Schultz Miller.

    Product Code: Y15000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    This title tackles the subject of death in the same way children naturally resolve hard issues—through creative play. Stephanie, whose brother has died, finds her way through it by creating a fantasy in which her brother appears, portrayed in mime. He sticks with her and helps her prepare for the science fair until she is ready to accept his loss and begin to feel grief. Learn More
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  6. A Thousand Cranes Cover T80000

    A Thousand Cranes

    By Kathryn Schultz Miller.

    Product Code: T80000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 1 to 2m., 2 to 3w., up to 2 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This is the true story of 12-year-old Sadako, who learns that she has "radiation sickness," or leukemia—an effect of the Hiroshima bombing that happened 10 years ago. Her wish is to be healed by the gods by folding 1,000 paper cranes, but she dies before she can finish. Her friends and classmates finish folding the cranes and build a monument to honor her and all the children who were killed by the atom bomb. Learn More
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  7. The Trial of Goldilocks

    The Trial of Goldilocks

    By Joseph Robinette.

    Product Code: T81000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 14 to 20 or more.
    • 45 min.
    This exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily-ever-after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting. Learn More
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  8. 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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  9. Baker's Dozen

    Baker's Dozen

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: B62000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 30 min.
    In this hilarious story of the bond between two brothers we look in on "the summer I learned not to take things...or people for granted...". Jeff shows us when his brother, Jim, cuts his leg so badly recovery was in question. With "brotherly" cajoling, Jeff pulls him through. Learn More
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  10. The Veldt

    The Veldt

    By Ray Bradbury.

    Product Code: V19000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3m., 1w. (1 boy, 1 girl.)
    • 40 min.
    Two doting parents provide their children with a fantasy playroom in which their dreams come true. Whatever the children imagine becomes real, and the playroom turns into a veldt on which hungry lions search for food! Learn More
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