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  1. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. 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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  3. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 45 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
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  4. Lincoln Vacation

    Lincoln Vacation

    By Laura Annawyn Shamas.

    Product Code: LE6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Six teenagers from different backgrounds are impacted by a summer school intensity touring program centered around key points and places in Abraham Lincoln's life, with action ranging from travelogue to ghost story. Learn More
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  5. Walk, Don't Ride! A Celebration of the Fight for Equality

    Walk, Don't Ride! A Celebration of the Fight for Equality

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: WB1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 3w., may be expanded, plus optional choir.
    • 45 min.
    This play with music chronicles the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It begins with the Montgomery bus boycott when, after the arrest of Rosa Parks, people stopped using the buses crying out "Walk, Don't Ride! Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  6. The Secret of Madame Defarge

    The Secret of Madame Defarge

    Adapted by by Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

    Product Code: SL9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 10w. (3 to 12m. or w., doubling possible.)
    • 45 min.
    The main story of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities becomes the story of Madam Defarge and her single-minded revenge and involves a secret that is revealed in the trial scene, dramatizing why the poor in France revolted. Learn More
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  7. The Slave Dancer's Choice

    The Slave Dancer's Choice

    By Frank Higgins

    Product Code: SH6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w. (plus others of either gender as desired.)
    • 45 min.
    Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of Danny who faces a difficult choice when he is tricked into serving on a slave ship in exchange for his family's freedom. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  8. Just Desserts

    Just Desserts

    By Norma Cole and Naneki Elliott.

    Product Code: J35000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 2w. (3, may be expaned to 5 w.)
    • 45 min.
    Set in a rural Kentucky home near the end of the 19th century, this poignant drama recalls the era after the Civil War when women in Kentucky took action against the injustice of English common law regarding property rights, wages, and possessions. 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. 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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