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  1. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 7m., 6w., doubling or extras possible.
    • 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
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  2. Aunt Leaf

    Aunt Leaf

    By Barbara Wiechmann.

    Product Code: AF7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 3 actors, gender flexible. Expansion possible.
    • 40 min.
    It is 1910. An 11-year-old girl is sent into the woods by her widowed great-aunt to look for the ghost of her dead husband. The girl brings back made up stories to cheer up the old woman and soon comes to believe her own stories are true. The shared adventure, both dangerous and hopeful, serves as a dual passage for the child into adolescence and the old woman into a more peaceful death. Learn More
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  3. 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
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  4. Feeding the Moonfish

    Feeding the Moonfish

    By Barbara Wiechmann.

    Product Code: FC6000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 1m., 1w., extras.
    • 45 min.
    When a teenage girl hides in a young man's car and discovers he talks to the fish at the end of a dock each night, the strangers understand they are bound together through similar experiences of loneliness and tragedy. Learn More
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  5. 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. Lincoln Vacation

    Lincoln Vacation

    By Laura Annawyn Shamas.

    Product Code: LE6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Six teenagers from different backgrounds are impacted by a summer school intensity touring program centered around key points and places in Abraham Lincoln's life, with action ranging from travelogue to ghost story. Learn More
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  7. Kindness

    Kindness

    By Dennis Foon.

    Product Code: K35000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to17 actors (gender flexible).
    • 45 min.
    This play sensitively captures the reality of children's feelings as it tells the story of three kids as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives. Learn More
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  8. Don't Fear the Reaper

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    By Eddie Zipperer.

    Product Code: D98000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4 to 7m., 3w., 3 either gender (2 nonspeaking roles).
    • 45 min.
    The Grim Reaper meets with God and learns that—due to certain people ending up in the wrong afterlife—it is time to turn over his scythe to the new Reaper, Jeremy (formerly the grim reaper of insects). Insisting that people should be able to die with a little compassion and sympathy, the Reaper steals the scythe and goes rogue. Cornered by God, Satan, Jeremy and his wife, the Reaper is forced to decide whether he should go quietly or take the world down with him. Learn More
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  9. Coffee With God

    Coffee With God

    By Kal Wagenheim.

    Product Code: CE4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 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
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  10. 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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