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  1. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

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    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 actors.

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    • 15 min.
    Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret and the budding philosopher. Learn More
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  3. Cucarachas

    Cucarachas

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3 either gender.

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    • 20 min.
    A trio of cockroaches in a research lab live a life of ease and are joined by a cockroach bred aboard a spaceship, who encourages them to be independent and ignore the rules. He's independent, he moves differently, he even thinks! If the other roaches change their pattern, will it be the dawn of a new day? Or will it mean curtains for cucarachas? Learn More
    $8.95 /script

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  4. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

      Livestream Rights Available

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    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. Uncool

    Uncool

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: U24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 3m., 6w., extras as desired.

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    • 45 min.
    In this teen comedy, Jenny is part of the popular crowd that rules the school, while Beth is the new girl trying desperately to fit in. Together they must come to terms with what it means to be cool, what is uncool and why it is so important to simply be yourself. Issues of self-worth, mutual respect and tolerance of those who are different are explored against a backdrop of humorous teen-oriented dialogue that will leave audiences dizzy with laughter. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  7. A Bully There Be

    A Bully There Be

    By Lisa Dillman.

    Product Code: BH4000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    In a royal palace in the long-ago land of Once Upon a Time, a lowly serving wench schools an arrogant prince as to the causes and consequences of his insistent bullying of the court jester. Learn More
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  8. Carol * A Christmas

    Carol * A Christmas

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: CK4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 10 to 27 actors, either gender, flexible.
    • 25 min.
    A modern day adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in which a high school student learns there is more to life than studying and grades. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain

    Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain

    By Wil Denson.

    Product Code: H61000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | College | TYA
    • 2m., 2w. (7m. Or w.)
    • 45 min.
    Hucklebee is rudely awakened and ordered to begin the journey of his life: the journey up Rhyming Mountain, where he meets characters like Stuffy Steadfast and Busy-Does-It, and the Wise Rhymer. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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