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  1. Abra Cadaver

    Abra Cadaver

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A28000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 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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  2. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | 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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  3. 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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  4. Episode on an Autumn Evening

    Episode on an Autumn Evening

    By Friedrich Durrenmatt.

    Product Code: E16000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 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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  5. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    By John Mattera and Stephen Barrows.

    Product Code: F31000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 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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  6. 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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  7. The Night No One Died

    The Night No One Died

    By Shawn Overton.

    Product Code: N50000

    • Drama
    • College and Adult
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 45 min.
    Kissinger Well, master detective and unparalleled genius, has been solving a murder every Friday night for 20 years. Tonight, all the elements for a classic murder investigation seem to be in place, until the victim shows up without being killed. Learn More
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  8. 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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  9. Pajama Party

    Pajama Party

    By Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: P12000

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