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  1. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    Product Code: WK5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2w., 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    During the morning video announcements at Grover's Mill High, something not of this Earth crash lands in the football stadium. Inspired by Orson Wells’ radio broadcast, this modern adaptation is designed to be rehearsed and performed live online. Through a series of Zoom calls, our morning-show hosts find themselves covering the biggest story in human history. Martians have landed and are taking over the Earth. Can our group of scrappy high-schoolers survive the invasion? This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    By R.N. Sandberg. Adapted from A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

    Product Code: LE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 4m., 7 to 9w., wth extras. May be expanded to 20 to 25.

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    • 40 min.
    A girl who speaks English, French and Hindustani is left in a boarding school in London, but when news arrives that her army captain father has died and their fortune lost, she must live in the attic as a servant until the attic is magically transformed. Learn More
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  3. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.)
    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  4. The Red Rose

    The Red Rose

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

    Product Code: R42000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Professional
    • 2m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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  5. The Littlest Angel

    The Littlest Angel

    Adapted by Patricia Gray. Based on the story by Charles Tazewell.

    Product Code: L26000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 9 characters, plus extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 20 min.
    Known throughout Heaven as "The Littlest Angel", an unruly boy who sings off-key is ordered to present himself before the Angel of Peace. What happens then makes this a beautiful and heartwarming play for young people. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  6. The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    Based on the story by O. Henry. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: G21000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    This is a touching story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  7. A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Adapted by Jerome McDonough from Dickens' classic.

    Product Code: CL1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 12 to 30 actors, either gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    Marrying fidelity to Dickens' words with open, simple staging and costuming, this version is fresh and highly performable. Scene changes are effected by members of the "living cyclorama" (the chorus), thus maintaining the flow of the play. Learn More
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  8. A Christmas For Carol

    A Christmas For Carol

    By Julie Landry.

    Product Code: CL4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 4 to 6m., 9 to 11w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    A girl is critical of Christmas until something happens that helps her understand the joy of giving. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. A Magic Christmas

    A Magic Christmas

    By Faye D. Julian.

    Product Code: ML2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 2m., 4w.
    • 30 min.
    This one-act play for children shows a very special Christmas for Miss Annie Belle, who hasn't had a truly merry Christmas in many years. Now, running out of money, this may be her worst. She is so lonely that she talks to her plants and a dilapidated old doll whose head keeps falling off. A series of strange events, aided by the poinsettia, the holly plant and the doll, give Miss Annie her chance to prove the goodness of her heart. Learn More
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  10. An Implausible Claus

    An Implausible Claus

    By Nikki Harmon.

    Product Code: I47000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Professional
    • 1m. (1 girl.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Jensie discovers that the Ho-Ho Hotline is being answered by a Jewish man at a retirement home. While the unusual twosome spend time together, imagination is rekindled. Learn More
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