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  1. Future, Here Cover FG1000

    Future, Here

    By Jeremy F. Richter.

    Product Code: FG1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 5 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    Welcome to Future, an unincorporated village monitored by Society and populated by five randomly selected children. It is driven by a national effort to develop “appropriately adapted young citizens.” They are constantly fed a steady stream of news and pop culture on their smartphones and meet daily to share what they’ve learned. Having lived in Future for 12 years, the residents are now 18, and today is their last day together, their final meeting before they learn of their next residence outside of Future. Learn More
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  2. Swagger S2Z000

    Swagger

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: S2Z000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    A momentary act of violence caught on camera destroys the lives of three people. Now they need to tell us their version of how it really went down. Jordan is a quiet, nerdy, almost eighth-grade graduate. Leela, bubbling and following her passion, has just opened her own clothing boutique near Jordan’s school. And Daniel is an awkwardly sweet police officer on foot patrol in the neighborhood. The three of them lead us through their lives, dreams and the snap decisions that led them to that fateful moment. Learn More
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  3. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 2m., 2w., or 4 either gender.
    • 25 min.
    In the hills above Pin Cushion, California, students go to talk of the world, flirt and yearn. It’s a place where heartbreak awaits. Chloe breaks up with Crooper. Months later, Crooper ineptly attempts to use a mathematical equation to break up with Jessica. Months later, Jessica rebuffs Bark, who pines for her. But then things come full circle. Bark and Chloe—outsiders both—take an awkward, fumbling-for-words walk in the hills and discover a surprising connection that, for the moment at least, promises a future. Learn More
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  4. The 146 Point Flame

    The 146 Point Flame

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: OA7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 1 to 7m., 4 to 12w.
    • 40 min.
    Based on the historic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, this piece illuminates the definition of human courage. Four young women share their dreams, thoughts, fears and feelings about their ultimate destinies. Vincenza shares her last night on Earth with romance, smiles and dancing. Tessa celebrates her life with a story about her brother and mother. Sisters Lena and Yetta meditate on the strength and endurance of moving from Russia to America and the parallels of moving from life to the afterlife. Learn More
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  5. Clever Rachel

    Clever Rachel

    By Moses Goldberg.

    Product Code: CQ9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 45 min.
    Rachel has a reputation as a clever girl who can figure out answers to the most challenging riddles. But the traditional roles of men and women don't allow for women to be intellectuals. When Jacob, the smartest boy in town, challenges her to a contest of wits, somehow they both win and find something that neither had before—a friend. Learn More
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  6. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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