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  1. 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Stuart Little

    Stuart Little

    Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

    Product Code: SG4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 5 or more actors, flexible.
    • 45 min.
    Ease of staging along with flexible casting make this version of the endearing classic perfect for small touring groups. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. 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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  4. Through the Glass Looking

    Through the Glass Looking

    By Kathryn Petersen.

    Product Code: TF8000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 2w. (3 either gender. May be expanded up to 10 actors.)
    • 45 min.
    Alex wrestles with questions about why her mother gave her up for adoption, who she is and how she fits into the world around her. In a dream, she goes through a mirror and enters a land called Emitsap where the rulers are tyrannized by a terrifying Judge. She confronts the fears that keep her from truly being herself, frees Emitsap and finds her way back home. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. Heubner the Reluctant

    Heubner the Reluctant

    By Alan Haehnel.

    Product Code: H87000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 12w.,10 either gender. (May also be done with an all-female cast.)
    • 45 min.
    A starving beggar's disturbing dream follows him into wakefulness when he is told he is "The Chosen." Although he tries to deny his destiny and run from his duty to save his village from an evil army, a secret from his past reveals how he through the gift of storytelling, can indeed be "The Chosen." Learn More
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  6. The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: H82000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 5w. (plus 2 either gender, or 4m., 4w. with doubling, plus extras.)
    • 45 min.
    This spiritually compelling play tells the story of a migrating swallow who befriends a prince made of stone. Together, they learn the lessons of friendship and sacrifice. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  7. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  8. 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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  9. The Oldest Story Ever Told

    The Oldest Story Ever Told

    By David F. Eliet. Music by Kenneth Kacmar.

    Product Code: O79000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., with doubling or up to 15 (5m., 10w.) with roles distributed.
    • 45 min.
    All of the beloved and familiar elements of the Cinderella are here, but with highly theatrical variations representing the different cultures of Africa, India and China. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  10. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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