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  1. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • large and flexible. A minimum of 15 actors, expandable to include all. Storytellers, witches, messengers and soldiers are perfect for gender-blind casting.
    • 45 min.
    Macbeth and his lady covet the riches and crown, while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers battle for good vs. evil. Macbeth, with his dry, forward attitude speaks poorly to the witches, which does not help him in the least. Learn More
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  2. The Fourth Wise Man

    The Fourth Wise Man

    Book by Joy Chaitin, Sarah Stevens and Marilyn D. Anderson. Music arranged by Joy Chaitin and Sarah Stevens-Estabrook. Based on The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.

    Product Code: F09000

    • Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 10 to 20m., 10 to 20w.
    • 30 min.
    Musical version of the tale of the fourth wiseman, who chooses to help others rather than give his gifts to the baby Jesus, thereby learning the true meaning of Christ-like love at the first Christmas. Learn More
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  3. Letters to an Alien

    Letters to an Alien

    By Robert Caisley.

    Product Code: L58000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 6m, 1 to 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Aliens arrive on earth and uncover that Hannah's grandfather survived life in the camps and cannot confront his own painful memories. To help Hannah understand her heritage, the aliens take her back in time to Poland in 1943 and she is finally able to fully understand the magnitude of the Holocaust. The aliens gather much information about human beings and the foreign concept of "hate." Learn More
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  4. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    A true story of the author's childhood experience of hope in a time of terror. Set in Nazi Germany in the days following the Night of Broken Glass. Learn More
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  5. Totally RED!

    Totally RED!

    By Dinah Toups.

    Product Code: TS6000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 30+ (10m., 7w., 9+ either gender).
    • 30 min.
    This is a unique and fun retelling of the classic battle of wit and deception as told in the beloved fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We meet Red (who is nobody's fool) and the wolf (who tries to be cool) and granny—well, sometimes she's left in the dark! These lively roles are great for teen and young adult actors. Totally RED! begins with a humorous version in storybook theatre style. The story continues with three to five minute retellings of sections within the tale, told in multiple styles. This play is as much fun for the performers as it is for the audience. Learn More
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  6. A Thousand Cranes

    A Thousand Cranes

    By Kathryn Schultz Miller.

    Product Code: T80000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 1 to 2m., 2 to 3w., up to 2 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This is the true story of 12-year-old Sadako, who learns that she has "radiation sickness," or leukemia—an effect of the Hiroshima bombing that happened 10 years ago. Her wish is to be healed by the gods by folding 1,000 paper cranes, but she dies before she can finish. Her friends and classmates finish folding the cranes and build a monument to honor her and all the children who were killed by the atom bomb. Learn More
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  7. The Shaggy Dog Murder Trial

    The Shaggy Dog Murder Trial

    By Joanna H. Kraus. Based on New York's Barge Canal history.

    Product Code: SU2000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 4m., 3 to 5w., 1 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This dramatization is based on one of America's most unusual court cases in which a mongrel dog is accused when a boy drowns in the New York Canal. Learn More
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  8. I Didn't Know That!

    I Didn't Know That!

    By Johnny SaldaƱa, Louis Moloney, Joyce Selber and Rachel Winfree.

    Product Code: IA5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    A lighthearted look at facts, oddities and records in the Guinness Book of World Records. Learn More
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  9. The Dinosaur Play

    The Dinosaur Play

    By Steve and Kathy Hotchner.

    Product Code: D17000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w. (1 either gender.)
    • 45 min.
    Entering the last age of the dinosaurs, the children gather around an egg and help it hatch. Making friends with a rough triceratops, they protect the newly formed family, and defeat the hungry T-Rex. Learn More
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  10. A*B*C* (America Before Columbus)

    A*B*C* (America Before Columbus)

    Book by Joseph Robinette. Music by Kate Waring.

    Product Code: AF8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7 to 30m. and w., flexible. Actors may be children or adults or both
    • 35 min.
    In this non-musical version, a commedia-like troupe shifts cubes to represent various scenes. An outline of American prehistory, it is full of humor and action to keep young audiences entertained. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

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