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  1. This Is a Text

    This Is a Text

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T59000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 11 to 17 either gender.
    • 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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  2. At the Frog Fountain

    At the Frog Fountain

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AF4000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w., 8 to 20 either gender.
    • 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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  3. 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 and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 3m., 3w., 11 either gender, expandable.
    • 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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  4. Skinflints and Scoundrels: Molière's Miser

    Skinflints and Scoundrels: Molière's Miser

    Translated, adapted and arranged by Suzan Zeder from The Miser by Molière.

    Product Code: SJ3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 11m., 5w., with doubling 9m., 5w., expansion possible with inclusion of multiple courtiers.
    • 40 min.
    This new translation and adaptation of Molière's classic comedy, The Miser, is set in the opulent court of King Louis XIV at the Palace of Versailles. Zeder takes us back to a time when this classic play was first conceived—when actors struggled to remember their newly minted lines and bits of business were improvised for the first time. In this raucous telling, she captures the comic power of this cautionary tale of misguided monetary mania and defines the priceless power of the creative artist and the alchemy of theatre. Learn More
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  5. Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son

    Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son

    Adapted by Vaughn McBride from the story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    Product Code: G50000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 1w. (1 boy.)
    • 35 min.
    A writer achieves fame and fortune when he allows himself to be drawn into the quick money world of Hollywood. He leaves the wife who stood by him in hard times and marries a screen sex goddess. Now he must try to regain his own integrity. Learn More
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  6. All in Disguise

    All in Disguise

    By Gene Traylor and James Michael Elrod.

    Product Code: A25000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 35 min.
    A tour de farce in commedia style. This rollicking escapade follows the misadventures of two vagabonds searching for riches and romance. After a frantic chase with everyone masquerading as everyone else, romance wins out in the end. Learn More
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  7. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 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
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  8. 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 and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 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
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  9. Marriage Of Figaro (La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro)

    Marriage Of Figaro (La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro)

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the play by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.

    Product Code: ML7000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 8m., 9w., flexible.
    • 40 min.
    Figaro is about to marry Suzanna, another servant in the count's household. But the count has tired of Rosina, and he has his eyes on Suzanna. As part of the plot, the mystery of Figaro's birth is unraveled. Secret late-night rendezvous in the garden help to pair off all the lovers for a joyous and hilarious ending. What chance did a servant in 18th-century Europe have against a powerful nobleman? This satirical comedy provides an answer. Learn More
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  10. Persephone

    Persephone

    By Ford Ainsworth.

    Product Code: PH6000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 10 to 15 actors, flexible.
    • 45 min.
    Retelling the Greek myth about Hades' abduction of Persephone, which results in the establishment of earth's seasons. Learn More
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