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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 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. Canterbury Tale From The Wife of Bath

    Canterbury Tale From The Wife of Bath

    Adapted by Herman Ammann from Geoffrey Chaucer.

    Product Code: CK2000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 7w.
    • 40 min.
    A knight of the round table must solve a riddle or lose his life. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. 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 and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 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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  7. Ring Of Lead

    Ring Of Lead

    Adapted by Ken Pickering. From Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould's short story The Leaden Ring.

    Product Code: RC2000

    • Drama | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 3w.
    • 25 min.
    Based on a short story by Sabine Baring-Gould. A young woman endures the memory of a suitor who committed suicide and is ultimately trapped by his revenge. Learn More
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  8. The Frogs

    The Frogs

    Adapted by I. E. Clark from Aristophanes.

    Product Code: FE3000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 5w., extras (may include 20 or more).
    • 40 min.
    An adaption of a classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes, in which Dionysus ventures to Hades in order to bring a playwright back to life. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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