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  1. The 146 Point Flame

    The 146 Point Flame

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: OA7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 1 to 7m., 4 to 12w.
    • 40 min.
    Based on the historic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, this piece illuminates the definition of human courage. Four young women share their dreams, thoughts, fears and feelings about their ultimate destinies. Vincenza shares her last night on Earth with romance, smiles and dancing. Tessa celebrates her life with a story about her brother and mother. Sisters Lena and Yetta meditate on the strength and endurance of moving from Russia to America and the parallels of moving from life to the afterlife. Learn More
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  2. Jackie Robinson Steals Home Cover

    Jackie Robinson Steals Home

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: J76000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 15m., 2 to 5w.
    • 45 min.
    It is 1947, and the Yankees are playing the Dodgers. The newest member of the Dodgers is the first African American to play major league baseball: Jackie Robinson. While playing, Jackie recalls flashbacks from his life up until then. In the game he is attempting to steal home, but in his life he is attempting to steal the hearts of the fans, pave the way for people of color to play America’s pastime and, by extension, participate freely and equally in all aspects of American life. Learn More
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  3. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
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  4. Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version) Cover CR8000

    The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version)

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: CR8000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Theatrical greats William Shakespeare, Sarah Bernhardt and Constantine Stanislavsky lead a journey through the history of theatre. Explore Greek theatre, Kabuki, mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Finally, the cast realizes that the playwright hasn’t written an ending, and they have to ask the audience to help! This interactive farce keeps the audience in stitches at every turn! Learn More
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  5. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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  6. Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    By Tonya Hays. Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand.

    Product Code: CQ7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 5w., at least 4 gender neutral.
    • 45 min.
    Cyrano is besotted with the lovely Roxane, and yet, because of his enormous nose, he believes that he can never truly win her, so he lives with this painful secret of unrequited love. He befriends the handsome Christian and helps him woo Roxane with elegant love letters, living his love vicariously through Christian. This passionate adventure takes us on a journey through the streets of Paris, the battlefield of Arras and the peaceful convent, where this beautiful story reaches its exquisite but heart-wrenching conclusion. Learn More
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  7. Black Sash

    Black Sash

    By Sarah Grammar, Emily Overmyer, Sarah Pendleton and Tonya Hays.

    Product Code: BL6000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4 to 7m., 7 to 21w.
    • 45 min.
    This play celebrates the work of the Black Sash women's organization, an independent, non-governmental human rights organization that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for more than 55 years. This historical drama will enlighten and empower audiences through the celebration of the organization's victories and, finally, in Nelson Mandela's release. Learn More
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  8. The Last Illusion

    The Last Illusion

    By B. Dwayne Craft.

    Product Code: LL1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 10 to 11m., 13 to 14w., 1 to 2 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Derived from the actual facts of Harry Houdini's life and told through the memories and voices of those who knew and loved him, this play is a touching portrait of the man behind the magic and is guaranteed to captivate your audience with its unique staging, intimacy and honesty. Houdini is perhaps the most well-known illusionist of the past two centuries, and the passion and beauty that are behind his fame, as well as fidelity to the reality of the man known as the world's greatest magician, are revealed during his final performance. Learn More
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  9. Radium Girls

    Radium Girls

    By D.W. Gregory.

    Product Code: RD2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 5w. May be expanded to 30 or more.
    • 40 min.
    In 1920, factory girls are exposed to the poisonous effects of Radium used in the paint for watch dials. The company hides their knowledge of the issues with Radium to continue their pursuit of profits, but the Radium Girls fight for justice. Learn More
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  10. 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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