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  1. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Hell's Cafeteria

    Hell's Cafeteria

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: HF1000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 3w., up to 25 with extras, either gender.
    • 40 min.
    Superstar cafeteria chef Rodney "Rotten" Disposle is ready to make life miserable for everybody in another season of "Hell's Cafeteria" as he hosts the competition to find the best (worst) high-school cafeteria manager in the country. The strange contestants he has in this go-round are sure to give him fits! Will a winner for be announced? Will anybody make it through lunch? Learn More
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  3. At the Frog Fountain

    At the Frog Fountain

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AF4000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w., 8 to 20 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    A bustling college campus has impressive classrooms and other attractive features, but the Frog Fountain, which hasn't seen a live frog in ages, isn't one of them. There is a rumor the college is going to tear it down, but it is the scene of love, breakups, arguments, fraternity antics, anguish, mystery and where an band tries to enter the rough world of rock bands that don't happen to be talented. Learn More
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  4. Paper or Plastic?

    Paper or Plastic?

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: PB5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 6w., 3 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    For her first job, teenage Sarah thinks she's easily qualified to check out customers at her local grocery store. At least it has to be better than serving up greasy fast food, right? But she isn't prepared for the assistant manager who refuses to deal with unruly customers or her crazy co-workers who put on camouflage to hunt down stray grocery carts. All Sarah wants is the answer to the simplest question in the world: Paper or plastic? Learn More
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  5. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
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  6. 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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  7. Uncool

    Uncool

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: U24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 6w., extras as desired.
    • 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
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  8. In Other Words

    In Other Words

    By Sharon Elizabeth Doyle.

    Product Code: IB3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 6 either gender, with option to add more.
    • 45 min.
    Ideal for either in-school or theatre performances, this title is designed to stimulate the creative actor and delight the child in all of us with human cartoons. Join Professor Fleetfoot and his madcap friends on a zany exploration of communication. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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