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  1. A Virtual Whodunnit

    A Virtual Whodunnit

    By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

    Product Code: V47000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 5m., 4w.

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    • 45 min.
    Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his family and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter old billionaire is bullying everyone once again when—ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his phone. Enter Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With three possible endings, every performance means you’ll never be sure whodunnit. This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

    Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7 either gender.

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    • 40 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, seven very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. Learn More
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  3. Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

    Product Code: R74000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)

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    • 45 min.
    No one can remember why Romeo and Juliet's families hate one another, but the feud continues on. Tracking the star-crossed lovers, and the downward spiral of a courtship to its horrible conclusion, the story tellers fire off comments of premature marriage. Learn More
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  4. Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: O63000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.

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    • 45 min.
    A mesmerizing tale of the good guy who takes a very wrong turn, and changes his life forever. The moral of the story, choose your friends wisely, and let go of false pride before it destroys you. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. 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
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.

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    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
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  6. Ring of Lead

    Ring of Lead

    Adapted by Ken Pickering. From Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould's short story The Leaden Ring.

    Product Code: RC2000

    • Drama | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 3w.

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    • 25 min.
    Based on a short story by Sabine Baring-Gould. A young woman endures the memory of a suitor who committed suicide and is ultimately trapped by his revenge. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. Abra Cadaver

    Abra Cadaver

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A28000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 2w.

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    • 35 min.
    Jack and his girlfriend, Christine plot to kill Jack's wife, Marie. Christine tells Marie about it and the two plot to kill Jack. But wait Learn More
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  8. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 5w.

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    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold is married to elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth because of that age-old attraction—money. So naturally, Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that glorious money. He convinces Elizabeth that he can no longer tend to the big house by himself, and she reluctantly agrees to let him hire the people he claims are so urgently needed: a nurse/companion, a housekeeper, a cook and a groundskeeper. Who-done-it? Your audience will be shocked when they finally find out the answer. Learn More
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  9. You, the Jury

    You, the Jury

    By Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: Y12000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7m., 5w. (extras.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Bill is accused of theft at his job and witnesses called to testify are contradictory. This jury play has unusual audience appeal in that audience members are summoned as jurors and their verdict actually does determine the trial outcome. Learn More
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  10. Pajama Party

    Pajama Party

    By Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: P12000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 10w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    It starts off as the usual slumber party, complete with a scary ghost story and a parade of pajama costumes. Then a police car starts prowling the neighborhood in search of the Blue Light Burglar. And then comes the mystery girl! Learn More
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