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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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  9. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  10. 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
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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