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  1. Cucarachas

    Cucarachas

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 3 either gender.
    • 20 min.
    A trio of cockroaches in a research lab live a life of ease and are joined by a cockroach bred aboard a spaceship, who encourages them to be independent and ignore the rules. He's independent, he moves differently, he even thinks! If the other roaches change their pattern, will it be the dawn of a new day? Or will it mean curtains for cucarachas? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.
    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Tinker Autumn

    Tinker Autumn

    By Wil Denson.

    Product Code: T78000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 3m., 1w., 1 boy, 1 girl.
    • 60 min.
    In this serious play about outcast children, an unusual alliance forms between two young people as they fight the child welfare system. Learn More
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  6. Striking Out! (A Children's Play in Six Innings)

    Striking Out! (A Children's Play in Six Innings)

    By Michael Bigelow Dixon and Valerie Smith.

    Product Code: SW3000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 8 boys, 6 girls (ages 8 to 16).
    • 40 min.
    A hilarious story about a co-ed Little League team facing a terrible slump without a coach. Learn More
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  7. The Ransom of Red Chief

    The Ransom of Red Chief

    Adapted by Brian Kral. Based on O. Henry's short story.

    Product Code: R90000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1 boy.
    • 45 min.
    This adaptation of O. Henry's classic story about two kidnappers who fall prey to their young victim combines historical fact and entertaining fancy. Learn More
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  8. A Friend Like Artie

    A Friend Like Artie

    By Wil Denson.

    Product Code: FE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 30 min.
    A story about a young girl and her handicapped friend that makes the audience question why we treat people perceived to be "different" so cruelly. Learn More
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  9. Ralph Roister Doister

    Ralph Roister Doister

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the play by Nicholas Udall.

    Product Code: RB6000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 4w., extras.
    • 35 min.
    Ralph thinks he is a lady's man and chooses Dame Custance as the lady. But she can't stand the conceited nincompoop. Their tempestuous courtship, complicated by a mischievous meddler and Custance's cute servant girls, rocks the stage in this historically important play. Learn More
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