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  1. Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version) Cover CR8000

    The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version)

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: CR8000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Theatrical greats William Shakespeare, Sarah Bernhardt and Constantine Stanislavsky lead a journey through the history of theatre. Explore Greek theatre, Kabuki, mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Finally, the cast realizes that the playwright hasn’t written an ending, and they have to ask the audience to help! This interactive farce keeps the audience in stitches at every turn! Learn More
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  2. Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    Paper or Plastic: The Ice Storm

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PL9000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • Up to 2m., 2 to 5w., 9 to 14 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    As an ice storm approaches, Sarah, a cashier, is hastily given—maybe tricked into?—the job of assistant manager She is happy about the promotion until she realizes that with great power comes even more grocery store insanity. There are stubborn customers, unruly kids, the cane-wielding head of Skybell Ice Cream, striking baggers and a mysterious figure known as "El Diablo." Will there be anything left on the shelves? Will Sarah survive? The answers and laughs are in the forecast of this play! Learn More
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  3. The Cycle

    The Cycle

    By Tiffany Kontoyiannis.

    Product Code: CQ5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to 5m., 5 to 8w., 2 to 3 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    By bringing the bully, the bystander and the victim to the stage, The Cycle dramatizes the negative effects and harms of bullying. We meet several relatable characters including a victim who has chosen to overcome her painful experience with bullying by focusing on her schoolwork; however, we also see how she could have negatively chosen to deal with it. This award-winning play sparks discussion by creating characters in whom anyone can see themselves. Learn More
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  4. Hell's Cafeteria

    Hell's Cafeteria

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: HF1000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 3w., up to 25 with extras, either gender.
    • 40 min.
    Superstar cafeteria chef Rodney "Rotten" Disposle is ready to make life miserable for everybody in another season of "Hell's Cafeteria" as he hosts the competition to find the best (worst) high-school cafeteria manager in the country. The strange contestants he has in this go-round are sure to give him fits! Will a winner for be announced? Will anybody make it through lunch? Learn More
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  5. Paper or Plastic?

    Paper or Plastic?

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PB5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 6w., 3 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    For her first job, teenage Sarah thinks she's easily qualified to check out customers at her local grocery store. At least it has to be better than serving up greasy fast food, right? But she isn't prepared for the assistant manager who refuses to deal with unruly customers or her crazy co-workers who put on camouflage to hunt down stray grocery carts. All Sarah wants is the answer to the simplest question in the world: Paper or plastic? Learn More
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  6. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
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  7. Brooding and Dangerous

    Brooding and Dangerous

    By Daniel Fenton.

    Product Code: B91000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Eccentric, outspoken Mrs. Getz wastes no time in pegging her new neighbor, Sid. And she's right. Young, ambitious Sid has been promised a new job at the local bank. Are things finally going to go right for Sid? Unfortunately, not anytime soon. Learn More
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  8. Things Can Always Be Worse!

    Things Can Always Be Worse!

    By Lois Kipnis.

    Product Code: TB5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 30 roles for a minimum of 8 actors. may be further expanded.
    • 45 min.
    Rich with Jewish tradition, this is the story of an argumentative family living in a tiny hut who, following a Rabbi's advice, bring their animals into the hut. Learn More
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  9. The Tiger Turned Pink

    The Tiger Turned Pink

    By Angela Randazzo.

    Product Code: TB8000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 6 or more actors. Roles may be played by adult of child actors of either sex.
    • 30 min.
    Toby, a young tiger who turns pink whenever he blushes, is captured and displayed in a circus until audience interaction helps Toby put his escape plan into action. Learn More
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  10. Do Not Go Gentle

    Do Not Go Gentle

    By Suzan Zeder.

    Product Code: D72000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 1m., 3w., 1 boy, 1 girl.
    • 40 min.
    After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts between her son and granddaughter are somehow mended. When Windsor and Kelly come home to settle her affairs, they discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild murals. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. Learn More
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