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  1. Checking In CT6000

    Checking In

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: CT6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2 to 5m., 3 to 5w., 5 to 20 any gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Checking In tells a lifetime of stories including an expectant mom going into labor, a teenager learning to see the world beyond a screen, a couple finding love, the craziness of traveling with kids and, finally, waiting too long to take that dream vacation. These stories, and more, reflect the theme that “life is a journey—travel it well” and remind us that as we travel through life, it's the people we journey with who make it special. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  2. The Wedding Intern's Farce WL2000

    The Wedding Intern's Farce

    By Jon Jory and Michael Bigelow Dixon.

    Product Code: WL2000

    • Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 5m., 11w., 8 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    An intern at a wedding event center makes a terrible scheduling error by booking two weddings at the same time in the same place, and it causes all kinds of chaos. Adding to the ceremonial confusion are the wedding themes—superheroes and the musical Cats—and the fact that the two couples are utterly mismatched. Threatened with exile from the wedding event universe by her overbearing boss, the intern improvises madly—but can she rematch the star-crossed lovers in time to avert complete disaster while making a bold career move? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  3. One Stoplight Town OB5000

    One Stoplight Town

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: OB5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 1m., 2w., 5 to 20 either gender

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    One Stoplight Town is a story about people from a small town. A young boy and girl fall in love, a cantankerous grocery store owner copes with change, a son returns home while a daughter thinks about leaving, and a handyman takes it all in while he fixes what is broken. These stories and more are filled with fun characters, lots of humor, plenty of heart and the theme that change comes for us all, whether we are ready or not. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  4. 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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  5. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  6. Lincoln Vacation

    Lincoln Vacation

    By Laura Annawyn Shamas.

    Product Code: LE6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 7m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Six teenagers from different backgrounds are impacted by a summer school intensity touring program centered around key points and places in Abraham Lincoln's life, with action ranging from travelogue to ghost story. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  7. Kindness

    Kindness

    By Dennis Foon.

    Product Code: K35000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | College | TYA
    • 4 to17 actors (gender flexible).

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This play sensitively captures the reality of children's feelings as it tells the story of three kids as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  8. 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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  9. Just Desserts

    Just Desserts

    By Norma Cole and Naneki Elliott.

    Product Code: J35000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional
    • 2w. (3, may be expaned to 5 w.)
    • 45 min.
    Set in a rural Kentucky home near the end of the 19th century, this poignant drama recalls the era after the Civil War when women in Kentucky took action against the injustice of English common law regarding property rights, wages, and possessions. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  10. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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: $50/perf

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