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  1. Take Two

    Take Two

    By Jacqueline Lynch.

    Product Code: TE2000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 1m., 1w. (cast count includes 1 either gender.)

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    • 30 min.
    A former child star who continues her successful career as an adult and a film critic discover how intimately they have come to know each other against the backdrop of a threat on her life. Learn More
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  2. Pandora's Revenge

    Pandora's Revenge

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: P64000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College | Community
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Just what sort of package has Marvin Hanover opened, he wonders, as he tries to sell insurance to Miss Thorndyke. First, she really isn't Miss Thorndyke—she's Ida Simpkins, and she doesn't actually live at the address she gave him over the phone. She seems to have more questions for Marvin than he ever saw on any application. Panicked by the evening news and her rundown neighborhood, she grills Marvin like a hamburger patty. Lines fly fast and ferociously in this cat-and-mouse adventure with Marvin wondering just who's the cat and who's the mouse. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • 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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  6. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    By John Mattera and Stephen Barrows.

    Product Code: F31000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 1w. (1 creature.)
    • 35 min.
    This version of the classic thriller catches the essence of Mary Shelley's novel and builds to a climax with an unexpected twist. Learn More
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  7. The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard

    The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard

    Adapted by Raleigh Marcell Jr. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.

    Product Code: IC8000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 14+ actors, flexible.

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    • 30 min.
    The play begins when the hero of the story decides to visit the private sanitarium operated by the renowned Professor Maillard. The professor is famous for his method of treating the insane, “The Soothing System.” But Professor Maillard has not been heard from for some time. What happens during the play, and the activities of the unusual characters, are comical and frightening—with an ending that may come as a surprise. Learn More
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  8. The Potman Spoke Sooth

    The Potman Spoke Sooth

    By David Fulk.

    Product Code: P41000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College
    • 6m., 2w. (1 voice.)

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    • 35 min.
    Agatha Christie is spoofed hilariously as a respectable murder mystery turns into a farcical game of illusion and reality. Detective Sergeant Gallagher informs Colonel Winthrop Wiggins and his wife that a notorious "Peanut Murderer" is on the loose. Laughs abound as they engage in a zany intrigue of murders, accusations and arrests. Learn More
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  9. A Ghost for Rosanda

    A Ghost for Rosanda

    By Herman O. Ammann.

    Product Code: GB5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 2m., 6w.

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    • 45 min.
    Four teenage girls spend the night in a rundown old house to help conjure up ghost stories, but they get more than they had bargained for. Learn More
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  10. The Charge Is Murder

    The Charge Is Murder

    By Luella B. McMahon.

    Product Code: C16000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 5m., 5w. (or variations.)
    • 40 min.
    A young student is charged with murder. The process of justice has begun, and the ultimate verdict appears certain. As he's ready do denounce the entire human race, he's given reason to have faith, both in people and in our system. Learn More
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