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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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery

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

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AL5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 16 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    A band of lovable yet impossibly inept thespians are taking on a genre that will not die—the murder mystery! In this whodunit, the misguided performers attempt to nail down devilish British accents, understand what a red herring is, and figure out how to die onstage without looking all gross and stuff. Meanwhile, the director and stage manager wouldn't really try to murder someone during the murder mystery. Would they?! Learn More
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  3. 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 and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 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
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  4. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
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  5. Roomers

    Roomers

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: RC7000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 9w.
    • 40 min.
    A rooming house is filled with eccentric characters who reach new levels of absurdity as they try to ward off a visitor. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. Stages

    Stages

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: SZ7000

    • Drama | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 10+ either gender.
    • 35 min.
    A play within a play in various styles throughout theatre history. Rehearsal is conducted as an exasperated director and stage manager attempt to deal with an ever-changing script. Learn More
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  7. Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. By Steve and Kathy Hotchner.

    Product Code: T38000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 4w.
    • 45 min.
    The magic is created in part by the audience, when they help make a storm at sea, a mosquito-infested jungle, and a cave filled with ghosts. While helping Ben Bulba defeat Red the Pirate Queen, and save Long John, the audience has to make a tough decision. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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