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  1. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. 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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  3. What You Will

    What You Will

    By James Zager.

    Product Code: W83000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 2w. (1 narrator which may be played by male or female.)
    • 45 min.
    This contemporary version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night uses pop culture to bring one of the Bard's best mixed-gender comedies to life, showing what happens to Viola when she finds herself shipwrecked and decides to disguise herself as her brother. Learn More
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  4. Arrivals

    Arrivals

    By Jerome McDonough after "The Rivals " by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

    Product Code: A60000

    • Farce
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 6m., 6w.
    • 45 min.
    One of literature's most enduring classics has been lovingly remodeled for young contemporary audiences. Although the characters are all younger and their names have been changed, all the rich plot elements still abound. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  5. 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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  6. Ralph Roister Doister

    Ralph Roister Doister

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the play by Nicholas Udall.

    Product Code: RB6000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 4w., extras.
    • 35 min.
    Ralph thinks he is a lady's man and chooses Dame Custance as the lady. But she can't stand the conceited nincompoop. Their tempestuous courtship, complicated by a mischievous meddler and Custance's cute servant girls, rocks the stage in this historically important play. Learn More
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  7. Slight Indulgences

    Slight Indulgences

    By Vin Morreale, Jr.

    Product Code: S63000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 35 min.
    Through his swashbuckling secret agent character, hack writer Bradley immerses himself in a lifestyle far more exciting than his own, and it is up to his characters to bring out the human side of Bradley. Learn More
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  8. The History Of Tom Jones

    The History Of Tom Jones

    By Dennis M. Maganza. Adapted into a one-act play by Luis Muñoz. Based on the book by Henry Fielding.

    Product Code: HE1000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 20m., 15w. (doubling possible).
    • 35 min.
    Tom is in love with beautiful Sophia. Although her father envies his reputation as a daredevil and womanizer, he wouldn't consider letting his daughter marry such a scoundrel. The story of Tom's love for the beautiful Sophia; his everlasting feud with the despicable Allworthy heir, Blifil; the mad race to London, punctuated by the infamous night in the inn and the ill-fated masquerade ball are skillfully transferred to the stage in this dramatization. Learn More
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