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  1. Off Road - OA9000

    Off Road

    By Julianna Gross.

    Product Code: OA9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2 to 3m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    When their car breaks down, high schoolers Mel and Oliver are stuck on the side of the road, forced to make small talk over cupcakes, road trips and Charlotte—Mel’s best friend, and Oliver’s girlfriend. Amid flashbacks of awkward dates and unfinished moments, and surrounded by pressures from school and the inevitable question of Charlotte, Mel and Oliver find themselves outside it all. After all, how can you know what’s right when you don’t know what could have been? Learn More
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  2. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 2w., or 4 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    In the hills above Pin Cushion, California, students go to talk of the world, flirt and yearn. It’s a place where heartbreak awaits. Chloe breaks up with Crooper. Months later, Crooper ineptly attempts to use a mathematical equation to break up with Jessica. Months later, Jessica rebuffs Bark, who pines for her. But then things come full circle. Bark and Chloe—outsiders both—take an awkward, fumbling-for-words walk in the hills and discover a surprising connection that, for the moment at least, promises a future. Learn More
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  3. This Is a Text

    This Is a Text

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T59000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 11 to 17 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    If Sophia gets a 61 on her exam, she'll get into Coldwater State. But she was up all night, distracted by a mysterious text, and now she can't focus. Sophia's only hope: Flowcus, the concentration pill that sits tantalizingly close on the teacher's desk. This play illustrates a battle against an exam, waged during the age of distraction. Sophia's quest to get into Coldwater State ends in a way that neither she nor the teacher could have anticipated and leads to a conclusion that's both surprising and unexpectedly moving. Learn More
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  4. At the Frog Fountain

    At the Frog Fountain

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AF4000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 4w., 8 to 20 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A bustling college campus has impressive classrooms and other attractive features, but the Frog Fountain, which hasn't seen a live frog in ages, isn't one of them. There is a rumor the college is going to tear it down, but it is the scene of love, breakups, arguments, fraternity antics, anguish, mystery and where an band tries to enter the rough world of rock bands that don't happen to be talented. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AC7000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 3w., 11 either gender, expandable.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, this play examines the process of putting on a show that is less than good. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. This bad play within a play won't win any awards, but will keep audiences in stitches. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/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
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. The Barber Of Seville (Le Barbier de Séville, Ou la Précaution Inutile)

    The Barber Of Seville (Le Barbier de Séville, Ou la Précaution Inutile)

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the plays written by Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais.

    Product Code: BH8000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 7m., 3w.

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    • 40 min.
    Highly intelligent, energetic and ambitious Figaro wanted more than anything to be rich and famous so he could enjoy the splendid life of 18th century France. But he had no chance of succeeding because he was born a second-class citizen, and life for him and the other servants was so unbearable that whispers of revolt drifted through the musty air of the servants' quarters. The tricks Figaro thinks up to get even with the aristocrats produce one of the world's funniest comedies. Learn More
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  8. A Tale of Sleeping Beauty

    A Tale of Sleeping Beauty

    Book and lyrics by Steve and Kathy Hotchner. Music by Bill Roser.

    Product Code: T47000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Professional
    • 3m., 4w.

      Limited Livestream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    The townspeople have deserted in the middle of the night, the curse of the evil fairy is about to come to pass, and today is the day the kingdom will fall asleep forever. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. Midge Goes to the Movies

    Midge Goes to the Movies

    By Jewell Bohwell Tull

    Product Code: J13001

    • Comedy
    • Middle School
    • 5m., 4w.
    • 10 min.
    Nobody wants to take care of the nuisance of a kid sister who wants to go to the movies. In the comical mix-up, a romantic misunderstanding gets straightened out and Midge goes to the movies! Learn More
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  10. Persephone

    Persephone

    By Ford Ainsworth.

    Product Code: PH6000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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