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  1. Wanda the Psychic Wombat

    Wanda the Psychic Wombat

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: WH7000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to 11m., 6 to 13w., 7 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Wanda is the last psychic wombat on Earth, and she is struggling to run her fortune-telling business. She considers selling her shop to some shady-looking businesspeople, but a mysterious wombat helps her discover that things aren't always as they seem and that, with a little help from her friends, she just may be able to change what's in the cards. Learn More
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  2. The Perfect Ending

    The Perfect Ending

    By B. Dwayne Craft.

    Product Code: PL8000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 9 to 11m., 12 to 16w., 2 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Mother is well on her way to having the perfect dinner party, but one thing stands in her way—the end of the world as we know it! Join her as she juggles all types of zany, unexpected guests in an attempt to maintain a perfect house and to be the absolute perfect hostess, right up until the very last moment. Will the world come to an end, or will Mother get to have her perfect dinner party? Learn More
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  3. Why Mosquitoes Buzz

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz

    By Jeremy Kisling. Adapted from the folktale.

    Product Code: WH3000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1 to 3m., 1 to 4w., 2 to 4 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Mosquito sets off a chain reaction of panic in the rain forest that ends with Rooster forgetting to wake the sun. The great god strips Mosquito of her voice and only allows her to buzz until she receives forgiveness from all living creatures. To this day, almost all earthly creatures find her buzzing annoying and try to eradicate the pesky mosquito. Learn More
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  4. Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    By Jeremy Kisling. From the folktale.

    Product Code: AL1000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1 to 3m., 2 to 3w., 1 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    The trickster Anansi meets Aso, the god of the sky's daughter. He is smitten and must marry her, but to do so he has to prove himself on a quest. With the help of the audience, Anansi accomplishes his task but lies about how he does so, taking all the credit. Through his quests, Anansi finds humility and the path to acceptance and love. Learn More
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  5. The Cycle

    The Cycle

    By Tiffany Kontoyiannis.

    Product Code: CQ5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to 5m., 5 to 8w., 2 to 3 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    By bringing the bully, the bystander and the victim to the stage, The Cycle dramatizes the negative effects and harms of bullying. We meet several relatable characters including a victim who has chosen to overcome her painful experience with bullying by focusing on her schoolwork; however, we also see how she could have negatively chosen to deal with it. This award-winning play sparks discussion by creating characters in whom anyone can see themselves. Learn More
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  6. Antigone

    Antigone

    Adapted by Bonnie Roberts. Based on the play by Sophocles.

    Product Code: AK7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 8m., 8w.
    • 45 min.

    A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? Each chorus member argues the side of one of the characters, hoping to bring peace to the war-torn land. Each individual faces the choice: should I do what I feel is right or stay silent and safe? This adaptation can be set anywhere there is civil strife—ancient Greece, modern America, a medieval castle, the inner city, the future, any time and place that speaks to you.

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  7. 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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  8. This Is a Text

    This Is a Text

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T59000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 11 to 17 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    If Sophia gets a 61 on her exam, she'll get into Coldwater State. But she was up all night, distracted by a mysterious text, and now she can't focus. Sophia's only hope: Flowcus, the concentration pill that sits tantalizingly close on the teacher's desk. This play illustrates a battle against an exam, waged during the age of distraction. Sophia's quest to get into Coldwater State ends in a way that neither she nor the teacher could have anticipated and leads to a conclusion that's both surprising and unexpectedly moving. Learn More
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  9. The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    By Andrew J. Fenady and Duke Fenady. Based on Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.

    Product Code: HG1000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 7m., 6w., doubling or extras possible.
    • 35 min.
    The statue of a bejeweled happy prince overlooks a once shining city whose residents are despondent and many are leaving. The prince, once a selfish man, now turned to stone, implores a migrating swallow to be his messenger. The residents decide to stay and help make it, once again, a shining city on the hill. The prince and the little swallow pay the ultimate price for their goodness, but they receive, in return, a heavenly reward. Learn More
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  10. First Person Shooter

    First Person Shooter

    By Don Zolidis.

    Product Code: FE8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5 to 10m., 4 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    After a horrific school shooting, a community is left to pick up the pieces. The only friend of the shooter, Tad, who managed to stop the killer early in the rampage, blames himself. Tortured and guilty, Tad is forced to examine his life and his relationship with his best friend—and where it went wrong. Could he have stopped it before it happened? Could he have talked his friend out of it? This play is a difficult and complex look at emotional abuse, bullying and the tragedy of being an outcast. Learn More
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