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  1. The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    By Jeremy Kisling. Based on the story by Tololwa Mollel.

    Product Code: PL7000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Princess Kalendi refuses to help a bird, who turns out to be very powerful. He brings a drought upon the earth and takes the princess' hair, a symbol of prosperity to her people, from her head. A beggar helps the princess regain her dignity and kindness as they work together to appease the bird with a selfless act that restores the kingdom and the princess' hair. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. Antigone

    Antigone

    Adapted by Bonnie Roberts. Based on the play by Sophocles.

    Product Code: AK7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional
    • 8m., 8w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.

    A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? Each chorus member argues the side of one of the characters, hoping to bring peace to the war-torn land. Each individual faces the choice: should I do what I feel is right or stay silent and safe? This adaptation can be set anywhere there is civil strife—ancient Greece, modern America, a medieval castle, the inner city, the future, any time and place that speaks to you.

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    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Adapted by R.N. Sandberg from Homer's epic story.

    Product Code: O73000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4 to 20+ actors, gender flexible.

      Livestream Rights Available

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    • 40 min.
    In this ancient story, the hero Odysseus journeys home from the Trojan War, encountering the Cyclops, Circe, and raging seas. His son, Telemachus, fights his mother's greedy suitors and sets sail to find his father. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. The Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women

    Adapted by Tonya Hays. Original music by Buddy Dubourg and Tonya Hays. Based on the play by Euripides.

    Product Code: TH9000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 4m., 6w., Greek chorus and soldiers as desired.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This anti-war play centers on Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, and her grief at the loss of her city and family at the close of the Trojan War, including Cassandra, Odysseus, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  5. Coffee With God

    Coffee With God

    By Kal Wagenheim.

    Product Code: CE4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 3m., 1w. or 2m., 2w. The role of God may be played by a man or woman.
    • 40 min.
    A man is enjoying coffee and a bagel at his favorite New Jersey diner when God, carrying a laptop computer, enters, sits next to him and seems to know all about him. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  6. Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    By Katie Reed.

    Product Code: LJ9000

    • Comedy | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 7m., 8w., extras.
    • 45 min.
    This comic melodrama is complete with rowdy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers and will have the audience cheering the heroes and booing the villains. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  7. A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    By Richard Vetere.

    Product Code: C99000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • High School
    • 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A conservative college girl discovers that the three women with Barbie-doll haircuts and short skirts, who she initially finds repulsive, are actually highly intelligent. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  8. The Oldest Story Ever Told

    The Oldest Story Ever Told

    By David F. Eliet. Music by Kenneth Kacmar.

    Product Code: O79000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School
    • 2m., 2w., with doubling or up to 15 (5m., 10w.) with roles distributed.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    All of the beloved and familiar elements of the Cinderella are here, but with highly theatrical variations representing the different cultures of Africa, India and China. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  9. The Women of Troy

    The Women of Troy

    From the classic by Euripides. Adapted by David Grote.

    Product Code: W50000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 4m., 12w.
    • 30 min.
    The powerless but still defiant women of the defeated city of Troy Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  10. The Chance Of A Lifetime or, How the Unicorn Lost His Spot

    The Chance Of A Lifetime or, How the Unicorn Lost His Spot

    By H. Michael Krawitz.

    Product Code: CK6000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    Loosely based on the tale of Noah from the Bible. The unicorn has difficulty making up his mind to go on Noah's cruise trip despite the entreaties of a beautiful unknown animal. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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