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  1. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. This Is a Text

    This Is a Text

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T59000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 11 to 17 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    If Sophia gets a 61 on her exam, she'll get into Coldwater State. But she was up all night, distracted by a mysterious text, and now she can't focus. Sophia's only hope: Flowcus, the concentration pill that sits tantalizingly close on the teacher's desk. This play illustrates a battle against an exam, waged during the age of distraction. Sophia's quest to get into Coldwater State ends in a way that neither she nor the teacher could have anticipated and leads to a conclusion that's both surprising and unexpectedly moving. 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. Shady Meadows

    Shady Meadows

    By Lisa Dillman.

    Product Code: SN5000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2 to 3m., 2 to 3w.
    • 25 min.
    Neil and Melanie have just bought their first home in a brand-new subdivision built over a wetland. At first they think they've discovered a paradise; but when they first hear the ominous croaking, they begin to feel the first flickers of doubt. As the wetland tries to find its way back, the newest residents of Shady Meadows prepare for all-out war. Shady Meadows is a cautionary comedy about the human desire to control the environment—and the potential devastation of not giving nature its due. Learn More
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Othello or Tracking the Green-eyed Monster

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: O63000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.
    • 45 min.
    A mesmerizing tale of the good guy who takes a very wrong turn, and changes his life forever. The moral of the story, choose your friends wisely, and let go of false pride before it destroys you. Learn More
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  8. Things Can Always Be Worse!

    Things Can Always Be Worse!

    By Lois Kipnis.

    Product Code: TB5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 30 roles for a minimum of 8 actors. may be further expanded.
    • 45 min.
    Rich with Jewish tradition, this is the story of an argumentative family living in a tiny hut who, following a Rabbi's advice, bring their animals into the hut. Learn More
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  9. The Barnhouse Effect

    The Barnhouse Effect

    By Pat Cook. From the short story by Kurt Vonnegut.

    Product Code: B84000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 3w.
    • 30 min.
    "Dynamopsychism is the power of the mind," Professor Arthur Barnhouse intones. Outrageous characters and story twists abound in typical Vonnegut fashion, all set in the not-so-comfortable Fifties with its flying saucers and Atomic Age paranoia. Learn More
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