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  1. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

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    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
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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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  3. Cucarachas

    Cucarachas

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3 either gender.

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    • 20 min.
    A trio of cockroaches in a research lab live a life of ease and are joined by a cockroach bred aboard a spaceship, who encourages them to be independent and ignore the rules. He's independent, he moves differently, he even thinks! If the other roaches change their pattern, will it be the dawn of a new day? Or will it mean curtains for cucarachas? Learn More
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  4. Mind Games

    Mind Games

    By Paul Elliott.

    Product Code: MH1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 2m., 3w.

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    • 40 min.
    Never delve into another person's mind unless you're ready to face the consequences of what you uncover. A well-known psychiatrist treats a patient who believes that he is the creator of the universe and in control of everything, convincing even the doctor of this power. Learn More
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  5. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

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    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
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  6. The Dinosaur Play

    The Dinosaur Play

    By Steve and Kathy Hotchner.

    Product Code: D17000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | Professional
    • 2m., 2w. (1 either gender.)
    • 45 min.
    Entering the last age of the dinosaurs, the children gather around an egg and help it hatch. Making friends with a rough triceratops, they protect the newly formed family, and defeat the hungry T-Rex. Learn More
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  7. Flowers For Algernon One-Act Cover F28000

    Flowers for Algernon

    Adapted by David Rogers. From the classic novel by Daniel Keyes.

    Product Code: F28000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 4m., 1w. (one of the male roles may be played by a woman.)
    • 35 min.
    This is the approved one-act cutting of the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes from a moron to a genius. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself. Learn More
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  8. Alien Equation

    Alien Equation

    By Annie Maccoby and Jeff Church.

    Product Code: A45000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 6 boys., 6 girls, 1 adult.
    • 45 min.
    Max (a modern day Einstein, bored with school, and with his mind on the cosmos) discovers there may be more adventure in math than meets the eye! Learn More
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  9. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    By John Mattera and Stephen Barrows.

    Product Code: F31000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 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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  10. The Zero Sum Mind

    The Zero Sum Mind

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: Z11000

    • Comedy | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 7 either gender.

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    • 15 min.
    A man speaks to no one in particular. Another man chases his enemy with a copy of Alice in Wonderland. A woman washes her son with a brush and polishing wax. What's going on here? Finding out what's happening is the point of this 10-minute play about a world like ours, but with one very important difference. Learn More
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