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  1. 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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  2. hard 2 spel dad

    hard 2 spel dad

    By Linda Daugherty and Mary Rohde Scudday.

    Product Code: HA9000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 5w.
    • 40 min.
    Hope triumphs in this story about the loss of self-esteem, isolation and risky behaviors that too often accompany learning differences. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. Lincoln Vacation

    Lincoln Vacation

    By Laura Annawyn Shamas.

    Product Code: LE6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Six teenagers from different backgrounds are impacted by a summer school intensity touring program centered around key points and places in Abraham Lincoln's life, with action ranging from travelogue to ghost story. Learn More
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  5. dont u luv me?

    dont u luv me?

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: DA8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 4m., 5w.
    • 40 min.
    This thought-provoking play explores the world of aggression and violence in teen dating and encourages young people to make healthy relationship choices. Learn More
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  6. The Secret Life of Girls

    The Secret Life of Girls

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: SN8000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 10w. (9w. with doubling).
    • 40 min.
    In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and destructive world of girls' bullying. Learn More
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  7. Kindness

    Kindness

    By Dennis Foon.

    Product Code: K35000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to17 actors (gender flexible).
    • 45 min.
    This play sensitively captures the reality of children's feelings as it tells the story of three kids as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives. Learn More
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  8. Mustardseed

    Mustardseed

    By Doug Cooney.

    Product Code: MF7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4w.
    • 40 min.
    Four teenage girls are cast as fairies in a stage production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Each girl experiences a real-life coming-of-age moment. The play is underscored and illuminated by the themes in Shakespeare's text. Learn More
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  9. 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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  10. A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    By R.N. Sandberg. Adapted from A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

    Product Code: LE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 2 to 4m., 7 to 9w., wth extras. May be expanded to 20 to 25.
    • 40 min.
    A girl who speaks English, French and Hindustani is left in a boarding school in London, but when news arrives that her army captain father has died and their fortune lost, she must live in the attic as a servant until the attic is magically transformed. Learn More
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