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  1. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.
    • 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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  2. 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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  3. A Ghost for Rosanda

    A Ghost for Rosanda

    By Herman O. Ammann.

    Product Code: GB5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 6w.
    • 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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  4. 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 and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold married the elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth for her money. Now Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that money, hiring a nurse, a housekeeper and a cook to help him with the job. Learn More
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  5. Episode on an Autumn Evening

    Episode on an Autumn Evening

    By Friedrich Durrenmatt.

    Product Code: E16000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 40 min.
    An amateur detective visits a novelist. He's noticed that the 21 murder mysteries the novelist is famed for just happen to coincide with 21 unsolved actual murders—and the novelist just happened to be in the vicinity at the time of each murder. Learn More
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  6. Lantern In The Wind

    Lantern In The Wind

    By Tim Kelly.

    Product Code: LH5000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 3w.
    • 30 min.
    A former partner of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid gives an interview to a magazine reporter leaving some doubt about the fate of one of the famous robbers. Learn More
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  7. The Charge Is Murder

    The Charge Is Murder

    By Luella B. McMahon.

    Product Code: C16000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 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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  8. The Haunted Carousel

    The Haunted Carousel

    By Ruth Angell Purkey.

    Product Code: HD2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 6m., 8w.
    • 30 min.
    Perhaps there are dimensions in time, mysterious and unexplored, where the past moves into the present and back again, revolving like the spinning of a carousel. This is the theme of this drama, which centers on the polar bear of a carousel where a woman left her little boy in the 1890s. He disappeared and she has spent her entire life looking for him. Learn More
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  9. The Potman Spoke Sooth

    The Potman Spoke Sooth

    By David Fulk.

    Product Code: P41000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 6m., 2w. (1 voice.)
    • 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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