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  1. Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version) Cover CR8000

    The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) (One-Act Version)

    By Matt Thompson.

    Product Code: CR8000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Theatrical greats William Shakespeare, Sarah Bernhardt and Constantine Stanislavsky lead a journey through the history of theatre. Explore Greek theatre, Kabuki, mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Finally, the cast realizes that the playwright hasn’t written an ending, and they have to ask the audience to help! This interactive farce keeps the audience in stitches at every turn! Learn More
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  2. Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 actors.
    • 15 min.
    Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret and the budding philosopher. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Uncool

    Uncool

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: U24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 6w., extras as desired.
    • 45 min.
    In this teen comedy, Jenny is part of the popular crowd that rules the school, while Beth is the new girl trying desperately to fit in. Together they must come to terms with what it means to be cool, what is uncool and why it is so important to simply be yourself. Issues of self-worth, mutual respect and tolerance of those who are different are explored against a backdrop of humorous teen-oriented dialogue that will leave audiences dizzy with laughter. Learn More
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  6. A Tale of Sleeping Beauty

    A Tale of Sleeping Beauty

    Book and lyrics by Steve and Kathy Hotchner. Music by Bill Roser.

    Product Code: T47000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 45 min.
    The townspeople have deserted in the middle of the night, the curse of the evil fairy is about to come to pass, and today is the day the kingdom will fall asleep forever. Learn More
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  7. Dragon of the Winds

    Dragon of the Winds

    By Carson Wright.

    Product Code: D53000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 9m., 6w. (extras.)
    • 40 min.
    When Hanazo, the kite maker, bullies Uji, an innocent sign painter, into helping play a hoax on his fellow villagers concerning the arrival of a dragon, they find themselves faced with ridicule , pangs of conscience, and the magic of miracles. Learn More
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  8. The History Of Tom Jones

    The History Of Tom Jones

    By Dennis M. Maganza. Adapted into a one-act play by Luis Muñoz. Based on the book by Henry Fielding.

    Product Code: HE1000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 20m., 15w. (doubling possible).
    • 35 min.
    Tom is in love with beautiful Sophia. Although her father envies his reputation as a daredevil and womanizer, he wouldn't consider letting his daughter marry such a scoundrel. The story of Tom's love for the beautiful Sophia; his everlasting feud with the despicable Allworthy heir, Blifil; the mad race to London, punctuated by the infamous night in the inn and the ill-fated masquerade ball are skillfully transferred to the stage in this dramatization. Learn More
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  9. The Three Old Women's Bet

    The Three Old Women's Bet

    By R. Rex Stephenson.

    Product Code: TR3000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w., extras
    • 30 min.
    This Blue Ridge Mountain folktale comedy is about three competitive sisters who each try to prove their husband is the most foolish. Learn More
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  10. The Tolstoy Story Play

    The Tolstoy Story Play

    By V. Glasgow Koste.

    Product Code: T84000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
    • Flexible.
    • 40 min.
    Inspired by Tolstoy's tellings of Russian folktales a century ago, this play is an ideal ensemble piece with a fresh blend of vaudeville, commedia, realism, farce and poetry. Learn More
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