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  1. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AC7000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 3w., 11 either gender, expandable.
    • 40 min.
    Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, this play examines the process of putting on a show that is less than good. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. This bad play within a play won't win any awards, but will keep audiences in stitches. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. The Wild Flowering of Chastity or Chaste Across the Stage

    The Wild Flowering of Chastity or Chaste Across the Stage

    By Dutton Foster.

    Product Code: W33000

    • Farce | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4m., 4w.
    • 35 min.
    In this stylish satiric melodrama, Aunt Absinthe hopes pretty Chastity has sold enough Easter eggs to meet the mortgage payment, but business is slow and a villain is after their humble homestead. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  3. 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
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Professional
    • 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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  4. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold is married to elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth because of that age-old attraction—money. So naturally, Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that glorious money. He convinces Elizabeth that he can no longer tend to the big house by himself, and she reluctantly agrees to let him hire the people he claims are so urgently needed: a nurse/companion, a housekeeper, a cook and a groundskeeper. Who-done-it? Your audience will be shocked when they finally find out the answer. Learn More
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  5. 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
    • 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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  6. Slight Indulgences

    Slight Indulgences

    By Vin Morreale, Jr.

    Product Code: S63000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • High School | College
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 35 min.
    Through his swashbuckling secret agent character, hack writer Bradley immerses himself in a lifestyle far more exciting than his own, and it is up to his characters to bring out the human side of Bradley. Learn More
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  7. 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
    • 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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