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  1. The Dinosaur Play

    The Dinosaur Play

    By Steve and Kathy Hotchner.

    Product Code: D17000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | Professional
    • 2m., 2w. (1 either gender.)
    • 45 min.
    Entering the last age of the dinosaurs, the children gather around an egg and help it hatch. Making friends with a rough triceratops, they protect the newly formed family, and defeat the hungry T-Rex. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Nathan The Nervous

    Nathan The Nervous

    By O.B. Rozell.

    Product Code: N75000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4m., 5w., flexible.
    • 30 min.
    A nervous king is thwarted in his efforts at courtship by his domineering mother until a change in his personality occurs. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  3. Persephone

    Persephone

    By Ford Ainsworth.

    Product Code: PH6000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 10 to 15 actors, flexible.
    • 45 min.
    This one-act comedy retells the myth in which Hades, god of death, kidnaps Persephone, goddess of life and spring. But while Persephone is usually presented as the sad-eyed queen of the underworld, here she is a happy breath of spring that makes life glitter wherever she is—even in Hades. In addition to the comic conflicts surrounding the situation, however, there is a deeper theme of the relation of life and death. This coupling is significant, since life and death are in fact inseparable, inevitably linked together. In this insoluble link there is also a hint of the nature of real love. Learn More
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  4. Phaedra

    Phaedra

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the play by Jean Racine.

    Product Code: PH7000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 3m., 5w., extras.
    • 40 min.
    Adaptation of a Greek Tragedy. Phaedra confesses her love for her stepson causing a sequence of events that leads to catastrophe. Learn More
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  5. The Magic Well

    The Magic Well

    By Herman Ammann.

    Product Code: ML3000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 4 to 8m., 6 to 10w.
    • 35 min.
    Here is another delicious mixture of fairyland fantasy and modern social realism. King Cole is un-merry because he has three daughters of marriageable age—and no prospective sons-in-law to take them off his hands. A professional hunter comes to rid the kingdom of a dragon, but the local environmentalist thinks dragons should be protected as an endangered species. There's a well with magic powers and a frog. An Old Hag is troubled with inflation—the price of lizard tongues has gone out of sight! There is humor in the villagers' reactions to all this. Learn More
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  6. Twinderella or, en Espanol, Gemelarela

    Twinderella or, en Espanol, Gemelarela

    By Jerome McDonough and Betty Alderete.

    Product Code: TS4000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School
    • 9m., 12w., extras.
    • 40 min.
    If you think Cinderella had problems, just take a look at this play. It's a merry mix-up of two sets of twins who get separated and lose track of each other. Everything changes when the siblings are reunited at the Prince Charmin's party. Learn More
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