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  1. 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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  2. The Last Illusion

    The Last Illusion

    By B. Dwayne Craft.

    Product Code: LL1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 10 to 11m., 13 to 14w., 1 to 2 either gender.

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    • 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  3. The New Margo

    The New Margo

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: N84000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 5w.

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    • 30 min.
    After her friend disappears days before their freshman year of college and an imposter shows up claiming to be her, Delta tries to convince their friends of the switch. She knows that something terrible has happened to the real Margo, and she desperately needs to outsmart the new Margo in order to keep the same thing from happening to her. Learn More
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  4. 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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  5. Take Two

    Take Two

    By Jacqueline Lynch.

    Product Code: TE2000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 1m., 1w. (cast count includes 1 either gender.)
    • 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Pandora's Revenge

    Pandora's Revenge

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: P64000

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

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    • 30 min.
    A man tries to sell insurance to a woman who doesn Learn More
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  9. Abra Cadaver

    Abra Cadaver

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A28000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 2w.
    • 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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  10. The Summer People

    The Summer People

    Adapted by Brainerd Duffield. Based on the story by Shirley Jackson.

    Product Code: S56000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 4m., 3w.
    • 40 min.
    This macabre tale makes use of the rural New England setting and the cryptic, taciturn inhabitants of that area. Its two principal characters are kindly city people who have been visiting their same cottage by an isolated lake for several decades. Learn More
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