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  1. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Hey Diddle Diddle!

    Hey Diddle Diddle!

    Adapted by Marilee Hebert Miller.

    Product Code: HB3000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • ensemble version 5 to 12 skilled actors. Large-cast version 12+ with roles distributed and extras.
    • 40 min.
    This play with music brings to astonishing life the characters of childlike fantasy such as Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, the Grand Old Duke of York and many others, evoking the joyful imagination of children of all ages. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The Monsters Under the Bed

    The Monsters Under the Bed

    By Fr. Dominic Garramone and the St Bede Theatre Troupe.

    Product Code: M71000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 7w. (14 players, at least 7 w.)
    • 30 min.
    Stephanie's having a sleep-over with her friends, but soon the monsters come out from under the bed and no one can get to sleep. As each girl describes her own personal fear, those fears come to life. The girls help each other overcome their fears, and with some help from Stephanie's older sister and her monster friend Gruntable, the other monsters are banished. This play is sure to appeal to anyone who's ever been afraid to get out of bed in the middle of the night. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. 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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  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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