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  1. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

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

    Sense and Sensibility

    Adapted by Ashley J. Barnard. From the novel by Jane Austen.

    Product Code: SN6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, are thrust into poverty by their brother's scheming and manipulative wife. Their prospects for marriage nearly ruined, the sisters are nevertheless courted by three dynamic men, each with a dark secret. Learn More
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  3. Don't Fear the Reaper

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    By Eddie Zipperer.

    Product Code: D98000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4 to 7m., 3w., 3 either gender (2 nonspeaking roles).
    • 45 min.
    The Grim Reaper meets with God and learns that—due to certain people ending up in the wrong afterlife—it is time to turn over his scythe to the new Reaper, Jeremy (formerly the grim reaper of insects). Insisting that people should be able to die with a little compassion and sympathy, the Reaper steals the scythe and goes rogue. Cornered by God, Satan, Jeremy and his wife, the Reaper is forced to decide whether he should go quietly or take the world down with him. Learn More
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  4. The Barnhouse Effect

    The Barnhouse Effect

    By Pat Cook. From the short story by Kurt Vonnegut.

    Product Code: B84000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 3w.
    • 30 min.
    "Dynamopsychism is the power of the mind," Professor Arthur Barnhouse intones. Outrageous characters and story twists abound in typical Vonnegut fashion, all set in the not-so-comfortable Fifties with its flying saucers and Atomic Age paranoia. Learn More
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  5. Old Goat Song

    Old Goat Song

    By Jules Tasca.

    Product Code: O53000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 1m., 3w.
    • 25 min.
    Bill has lost the great love in his life, but a young waitress so reminds him of his lost love that he finds himself falling in love with her. When he begins to pay attention to and spend money on the young women, his old sister becomes jealous because certain affections are not going to her and afraid that she won't inherit brother Bill's considerable estate. The conclusion is sad but happy at the same time. Learn More
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  6. A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Adapted by Aurand Harris. From the play by William Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MJ8000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 9m., 2w., 4 either gender, extras optional. Cross-gender casting permitted.
    • 40 min.
    A one-act version of Shakespeare's classic. The lyrical fantasy of a fairy kingdom, the slapstick farce of Bottom and his fellow weavers, and the wit and splendor of the duke's court all make this short comedy a triple treat of merrymaking. Learn More
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  7. The Red Rose

    The Red Rose

    By le Clanche du Rand. Based upon Beauty and the Beast.

    Product Code: R42000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1w.
    • 45 min.
    This play is an innovative, entertaining, and emotionally relevant treatment of the Beauty and the Beast theme for modern audiences using marks, mime and sound. Thematically it concerns itself with what lies below the apparent surfaces of people and events, as well as with the journey of learning how to love. Learn More
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  8. Baker's Dozen

    Baker's Dozen

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: B62000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 30 min.
    In this hilarious story of the bond between two brothers we look in on "the summer I learned not to take things...or people for granted...". Jeff shows us when his brother, Jim, cuts his leg so badly recovery was in question. With "brotherly" cajoling, Jeff pulls him through. Learn More
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  9. The Forgotten Door

    The Forgotten Door

    Adapted by Gregory A. Falls. Based on the novel by Alexander Key.

    Product Code: FB8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 14 (7m., 4w., 3 either gender).
    • 45 min.
    A boy from another world falls through a forgotten door to Earth, losing his memory but retaining his ability to communicate with animals and hear people's thoughts. With the help of a kindly farmer couple, he must avoid danger and find his way home. Learn More
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