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  1. Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

    Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 7 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, seven very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. Learn More
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  2. Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: PM5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 6w., 14 to 23 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    One day, in the midst of a ship-looting-gone-wrong, Pauline, the Shakespeare-reciting, gluten-intolerant parrot flies away to pursue her acting career in Pollywood. When the pirates discover that she has run away, they experience an awakening and determine that it is not too late to change their scoundrel ways, which leads them directly to Aargaholics Anonymous! Learn More
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  3. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 45 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
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  4. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Adapted by R.N. Sandberg from Homer's epic story.

    Product Code: O73000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to 20+ actors, gender flexible.
    • 40 min.
    In this ancient story, the hero Odysseus journeys home from the Trojan War, encountering the Cyclops, Circe, and raging seas. His son, Telemachus, fights his mother's greedy suitors and sets sail to find his father. Learn More
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  5. Through the Glass Looking

    Through the Glass Looking

    By Kathryn Petersen.

    Product Code: TF8000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 2w. (3 either gender. May be expanded up to 10 actors.)
    • 45 min.
    Alex wrestles with questions about why her mother gave her up for adoption, who she is and how she fits into the world around her. In a dream, she goes through a mirror and enters a land called Emitsap where the rulers are tyrannized by a terrifying Judge. She confronts the fears that keep her from truly being herself, frees Emitsap and finds her way back home. Learn More
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  6. The Imaginators

    The Imaginators

    By Dwayne Hartford.

    Product Code: I86000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town, and they meet the girl from next door, the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden. Using moving boxes and other objects found in the garage, Nina, takes an them on a great make-believe adventure. The children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations. Learn More
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  7. Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

    Product Code: R74000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)
    • 45 min.
    No one can remember why Romeo and Juliet's families hate one another, but the feud continues on. Tracking the star-crossed lovers, and the downward spiral of a courtship to its horrible conclusion, the story tellers fire off comments of premature marriage. Learn More
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  8. The Slave Dancer's Choice

    The Slave Dancer's Choice

    By Frank Higgins

    Product Code: SH6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w. (plus others of either gender as desired.)
    • 45 min.
    Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of Danny who faces a difficult choice when he is tricked into serving on a slave ship in exchange for his family's freedom. Learn More
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  9. The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: H82000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 5w. (plus 2 either gender, or 4m., 4w. with doubling, plus extras.)
    • 45 min.
    This spiritually compelling play tells the story of a migrating swallow who befriends a prince made of stone. Together, they learn the lessons of friendship and sacrifice. Learn More
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  10. Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: O63000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.
    • 45 min.
    A mesmerizing tale of the good guy who takes a very wrong turn, and changes his life forever. The moral of the story, choose your friends wisely, and let go of false pride before it destroys you. Learn More
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