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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.

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    • 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/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.

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    • 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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    $8.95 /script

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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.

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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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  4. 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.

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    • 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. Pandora And The Magic Box

    Pandora And The Magic Box

    By I. E. Clark. Based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's story The Paradise of Children.

    Product Code: PH4000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4m., 11w., extras.

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    • 25 min.
    In this myth, Pandora knows she mustn't open the box—but her curiosity is overwhelming. She decides to take just a teeny peek. The troubles, who were locked in, throw open the lid and leap into the world. This play is an exciting way to introduce Greek mythology to young people, and to get an entire class on stage. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. Persephone

    Persephone

    By Ford Ainsworth.

    Product Code: PH6000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 10 to 15 actors, flexible.

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    • 45 min.
    This one-act comedy retells the myth in which Hades, god of death, kidnaps Persephone, goddess of life and spring. But while Persephone is usually presented as the sad-eyed queen of the underworld, here she is a happy breath of spring that makes life glitter wherever she is—even in Hades. In addition to the comic conflicts surrounding the situation, however, there is a deeper theme of the relation of life and death. This coupling is significant, since life and death are in fact inseparable, inevitably linked together. In this insoluble link there is also a hint of the nature of real love. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. 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
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  8. The Frogs

    The Frogs

    Adapted by I. E. Clark from Aristophanes.

    Product Code: FE3000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 5m., 5w., extras (may include 20 or more).

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    • 40 min.
    An adaption of a classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes, in which Dionysus ventures to Hades in order to bring a playwright back to life. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. The Magic Flute

    The Magic Flute

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera in play form. Dramatized by June Walker Rogers.

    Product Code: M10000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 14 m. or w., extras as desired.

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    • 45 min.
    Follow the adventures of Prince Tamino in this opera libretto simplified into an enchanting play. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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