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  1. A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    By R.N. Sandberg. Adapted from A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

    Product Code: LE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 4m., 7 to 9w., wth extras. May be expanded to 20 to 25.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A girl who speaks English, French and Hindustani is left in a boarding school in London, but when news arrives that her army captain father has died and their fortune lost, she must live in the attic as a servant until the attic is magically transformed. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  2. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.) Multicultural cast suggested.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  3. The Fourth Wise Man F09000

    The Fourth Wise Man

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

    Product Code: F09000

    • Melodrama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. Barabbas ... Out Of Darkness

    Barabbas ... Out Of Darkness

    By Jack Dyville.

    Product Code: BH7000

    • Drama
    • College
    • 5m., 7w., flexible. Five performers serve as choral readers, using a choir and contemporary Christian music as desired.
    • 45 min.
    A different look at the Easter story as seen through the eyes of Barabbas, the thief who had his life exchanged for the life of Jesus of Nazareth just before the crucifixion. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  5. A Christmas for Carol

    A Christmas for Carol

    By Julie Landry.

    Product Code: CL4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 4 to 6m., 9 to 11w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    A girl is critical of Christmas until something happens that helps her understand the joy of giving. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  6. Sharing

    Sharing

    By O.B. Rozell.

    Product Code: SY2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 4m., 7w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    A family copes with the loss of their wife and mother at holiday time. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  7. O, Little Town

    O, Little Town

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: O89000

    • Drama
    • High School
    • 10+ actors, flexible

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    God and an angel are disappointed in people's behavior around the Christmas holiday until a young couple giving birth restore some hope for humanity. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  8. The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    Based on the story by O. Henry. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: G21000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    This is a touching story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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