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  1. 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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  2. Things Can Always Be Worse!

    Things Can Always Be Worse!

    By Lois Kipnis.

    Product Code: TB5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 30 roles for a minimum of 8 actors. may be further expanded.
    • 45 min.
    Rich with Jewish tradition, this is the story of an argumentative family living in a tiny hut who, following a Rabbi's advice, bring their animals into the hut. Learn More
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  3. The Fourth Wise Man

    The Fourth Wise Man

    Book by Joy Chaitin, Sarah Stevens and Marilyn D. Anderson. Music arranged by Joy Chaitin and Sarah Stevens-Estabrook. Based on The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.

    Product Code: F09000

    • Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 10 to 20m., 10 to 20w.
    • 30 min.
    Musical version of the tale of the fourth wiseman, who chooses to help others rather than give his gifts to the baby Jesus, thereby learning the true meaning of Christ-like love at the first Christmas. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  4. Letters to an Alien

    Letters to an Alien

    By Robert Caisley.

    Product Code: L58000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 6m, 1 to 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Aliens arrive on earth and uncover that Hannah's grandfather survived life in the camps and cannot confront his own painful memories. To help Hannah understand her heritage, the aliens take her back in time to Poland in 1943 and she is finally able to fully understand the magnitude of the Holocaust. The aliens gather much information about human beings and the foreign concept of "hate." Learn More
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  5. 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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  6. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    A true story of the author's childhood experience of hope in a time of terror. Set in Nazi Germany in the days following the Night of Broken Glass. Learn More
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  7. Totally RED!

    Totally RED!

    By Dinah Toups.

    Product Code: TS6000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 30+ (10m., 7w., 9+ either gender).
    • 30 min.
    This is a unique and fun retelling of the classic battle of wit and deception as told in the beloved fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We meet Red (who is nobody's fool) and the wolf (who tries to be cool) and granny—well, sometimes she's left in the dark! These lively roles are great for teen and young adult actors. Totally RED! begins with a humorous version in storybook theatre style. The story continues with three to five minute retellings of sections within the tale, told in multiple styles. This play is as much fun for the performers as it is for the audience. Learn More
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  8. A Thousand Cranes

    A Thousand Cranes

    By Kathryn Schultz Miller.

    Product Code: T80000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 1 to 2m., 2 to 3w., up to 2 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This is the true story of 12-year-old Sadako, who learns that she has "radiation sickness," or leukemia—an effect of the Hiroshima bombing that happened 10 years ago. Her wish is to be healed by the gods by folding 1,000 paper cranes, but she dies before she can finish. Her friends and classmates finish folding the cranes and build a monument to honor her and all the children who were killed by the atom bomb. Learn More
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  9. The Trial of Goldilocks

    The Trial of Goldilocks

    By Joseph Robinette.

    Product Code: T81000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 14 to 20 or more.
    • 45 min.
    This exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily-ever-after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting. Learn More
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  10. Wiley and the Hairy Man

    Wiley and the Hairy Man

    By Jack Stokes.

    Product Code: W66000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 2m., 1w. (3m. Or w.)
    • 35 min.
    "Outwit the Hairy Man three times and he won't scare you ever again," says Mammy. Wiley sets out for the woods, prepared to confront the Hairy Man; he looks fear in the face and outwits it. The adventures are presented in lyric poetry and mime. Learn More
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