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  1. Rachel Carson Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Rachel Carson Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Product Code: RE8000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    Environmentalist Rachel Carson, tempted by a mysterious visitor from the sea, must choose between her own health/happiness and her work to save the earth. Learn More
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  2. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  3. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. A Bully There Be

    A Bully There Be

    By Lisa Dillman.

    Product Code: BH4000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    In a royal palace in the long-ago land of Once Upon a Time, a lowly serving wench schools an arrogant prince as to the causes and consequences of his insistent bullying of the court jester. Learn More
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  5. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

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

    Product Code: O73000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4 to 20+ actors, gender flexible.

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    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. Coffee With God

    Coffee With God

    By Kal Wagenheim.

    Product Code: CE4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  7. Rumple Schmumple

    Rumple Schmumple

    By Megan Gogerty

    Product Code: R77000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    An eager queen is more than willing to give up her child to the fiendish Rumpelstiltskin. Learn More
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  8. 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).

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  9. Storyville

    Storyville

    By Lorraine Thompson.

    Product Code: S1B000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 7 to 45 actors.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A wise woman enters carrying a large book titled Storyville and addresses the audience: "Storyville is the town where everyone has a fable to unfold and a tale to tell. Stories are different, but they all begin with 'Once upon a time ... '" When given the opportunity, most people will jump at the chance to tell their story. The characters in this one-act play are no different. You see, everyone in Storyville has a tale to tell. The problem is, they all want to talk at the same time. Adults and children alike will take delight as many of their favorite characters come forward onstage to share their stories. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  10. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.) Multicultural cast suggested.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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