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  1. This Is a Test

    This Is a Test

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T73000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 13 to 15 either gender.
    • 30 min.

    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better!

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  2. The Lottery

    The Lottery

    Based on the story by Shirley Jackson. Dramatized by Brainerd Duffield.

    Product Code: L31000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 8m., 5w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    This unusual play with its shattering last scene captures the plot that has become an internationally known classic. Like the original story published in The New Yorker, the play starts as people are assembling for the lottery. What family will it be this time? Which member? Only gradually do we begin to suspect the nature of the lottery as the play builds swiftly to its crucial and moving climax. The tension and thrill of the play are built into its very structure. Learn More
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  3. Tracks

    Tracks

    By Peter Tarsi.

    Product Code: TH4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 4m., 6w.
    • 40 min.
    A group of strangers meet in a dirty subway station and soon learn an unfortunate truth: they are all dead. They reason the train leaving from one platform must be bound for heaven and the other must be bound for hell. But which platform are they on? As the train approaches, they must decide whether to stay and ponder their actions further, or to have faith and climb aboard to their final destination. Learn More
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  4. 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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  5. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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  6. The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses

    By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes.

    Product Code: HH1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3 to 5m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Wanda, a second-grader, wears a faded blue dress every day, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Soon Wanda's classmates make a game of teasing her about her hundred dresses until she doesn't come to school one day, leaving just an empty seat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, they decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are touched upon in this adaptation. Learn More
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  7. 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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  8. Small Actors

    Small Actors

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: SB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w., 2 either gender, doubling and extras possible.
    • 35 min.
    Emily desperately wants to play the lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she gets a one-line, four-word role. None the less, she tells her parents (who will be out of town during the performance) that she got the lead, and suddenly, things spin way out of control. Mom and Dad cancel their vacation plans and invite every relative they can round up to come visit and see their daughter play Juliet. This outlandishly funny and very touching play is about the roles we all play—in theatre and in life. Learn More
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  9. Flowers for Algernon

    Flowers for Algernon

    Adapted by David Rogers. From the classic novel by Daniel Keyes.

    Product Code: F28000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 4m., 1w. (one of the male roles may be played by a woman.)
    • 35 min.
    This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Learn More
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  10. Louder, I Can't Hear You

    Louder, I Can't Hear You

    By William Gleason.

    Product Code: L32000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 40 min.
    In this comedy about the fact that people don't listen anymore, we see a family together but each one entirely in his or her own world. These people who won't or can't hear each other are losing the ability to communicate. The mother, anxious to reach her young people, turns to a psychiatrist for help—only to discover that he can't "hear" either! There's a final effort in which they try to involve themselves a little with each other and a wry, witty conclusion. Learn More
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