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  1. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.
    • 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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  2. Antigone

    Antigone

    Adapted by Bonnie Roberts. Based on the play by Sophocles.

    Product Code: AK7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 8m., 8w.
    • 45 min.

    A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? Each chorus member argues the side of one of the characters, hoping to bring peace to the war-torn land. Each individual faces the choice: should I do what I feel is right or stay silent and safe? This adaptation can be set anywhere there is civil strife—ancient Greece, modern America, a medieval castle, the inner city, the future, any time and place that speaks to you.

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  3. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 7m., 6w., doubling or extras possible.
    • 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  4. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 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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  5. The Great Alphabet Adventure

    The Great Alphabet Adventure

    By Julia Flood.

    Product Code: GA1000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 1w., 3 either gender with doubling, or up to 9 (1m., 1w., 7 either gender).
    • 40 min.
    Two friends enter a fantasy world of books and imagination after the power goes out. They discover that reading can be fun after all. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Adapted by R.N. Sandberg from Homer's epic story.

    Product Code: O73000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to 20+ actors, gender flexible.
    • 40 min.
    In this ancient story, the hero Odysseus journeys home from the Trojan War, encountering the Cyclops, Circe, and raging seas. His son, Telemachus, fights his mother's greedy suitors and sets sail to find his father. Learn More
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  7. The Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women

    Adapted by Tonya Hays. Original music by Buddy Dubourg and Tonya Hays. Based on the play by Euripides.

    Product Code: TH9000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4m., 6w., Greek chorus and soldiers as desired.
    • 45 min.
    This anti-war play centers on Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, and her grief at the loss of her city and family at the close of the Trojan War, including Cassandra, Odysseus, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy. Learn More
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  8. Coffee With God

    Coffee With God

    By Kal Wagenheim.

    Product Code: CE4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 1w. or 2m., 2w. The role of God may be played by a man or woman.
    • 40 min.
    A man is enjoying coffee and a bagel at his favorite New Jersey diner when God, carrying a laptop computer, enters, sits next to him and seems to know all about him. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  9. 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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  10. Rumple Schmumple

    Rumple Schmumple

    By Megan Gogerty

    Product Code: R77000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 10 min.
    An eager queen is more than willing to give up her child to the fiendish Rumpelstiltskin. Learn More
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