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  1. Pirates! Cover PM9000

    Pirates!

    Product Code: PM9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 9w., 3 either gender.
    • 25 min.
    Pirates! is an adaptation of the operetta without the music. On turning 21, Frederic is released from his apprenticeship with a band of soft-hearted pirates. He hears a chorus of girls and falls instantly in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley. Complications abound when Frederic learns that, because he was born on Leap Day, a day that occurs every four years, he has had far fewer birthdays and is still indentured to the pirates! This hilarious adaptation uses some of the original song lyrics as dialogue. Learn More
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  2. Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

    Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 7 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, seven very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. Learn More
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  3. Driving

    Driving

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: DG8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 1 to 16m., 4 to 19w., 15 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    Ginny is an almost 16-year-old-girl with straight As and a bright future in front of her, but learning how to drive appears to have stalled her on the side of the road. Instead of getting behind the wheel, she pins her hopes on computer-driven cars and oh-so-friendly ride-sharing services. Instead of being independent and free, Ginny is driven around by her angry, speeding mom or her goofy, slowpoke father. Will Ginny finally overcome her issues and start Driving? Learn More
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  4. Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: PM5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 6w., 14 to 23 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    One day, in the midst of a ship-looting-gone-wrong, Pauline, the Shakespeare-reciting, gluten-intolerant parrot flies away to pursue her acting career in Pollywood. When the pirates discover that she has run away, they experience an awakening and determine that it is not too late to change their scoundrel ways, which leads them directly to Aargaholics Anonymous! Learn More
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Imaginators

    The Imaginators

    By Dwayne Hartford.

    Product Code: I86000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town, and they meet the girl from next door, the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden. Using moving boxes and other objects found in the garage, Nina, takes an them on a great make-believe adventure. The children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations. Learn More
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  9. 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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  10. The Falling Moon

    The Falling Moon

    By David Koren.

    Product Code: F55000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 6w. (can expand to include up to 14 other actors.)
    • 45 min.
    The king and his sons learn the moon is falling from the sky from terrible sadness over their constant warfare. When confronted with the destruction of the entire planet, they agree to embark on a whirlwind journey to appease the moon. Learn More
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