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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. 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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  3. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • large and flexible. A minimum of 15 actors, expandable to include all. Storytellers, witches, messengers and soldiers are perfect for gender-blind casting.
    • 45 min.
    Macbeth and his lady covet the riches and crown, while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers battle for good vs. evil. Macbeth, with his dry, forward attitude speaks poorly to the witches, which does not help him in the least. 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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  5. In Other Words

    In Other Words

    By Sharon Elizabeth Doyle.

    Product Code: IB3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 6 either gender, with option to add more.
    • 45 min.
    Ideal for either in-school or theatre performances, this title is designed to stimulate the creative actor and delight the child in all of us with human cartoons. Join Professor Fleetfoot and his madcap friends on a zany exploration of communication. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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  6. Dragon of the Winds

    Dragon of the Winds

    By Carson Wright.

    Product Code: D53000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 9m., 6w. (extras.)
    • 40 min.
    When Hanazo, the kite maker, bullies Uji, an innocent sign painter, into helping play a hoax on his fellow villagers concerning the arrival of a dragon, they find themselves faced with ridicule , pangs of conscience, and the magic of miracles. Learn More
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  7. Everyman in the Circus of Life

    Everyman in the Circus of Life

    Adapted by Travis Tyre.

    Product Code: E56000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 13 actors, may be played by 4 with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    Death, Worldly Possessions, and Strength all play a role in this new contemporary retelling of Everyman, with the fun of a circus performance and the exploration of one of the great dramas of the medieval world. Learn More
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  8. Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    By Katie Reed.

    Product Code: LJ9000

    • Comedy | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 8w., extras.
    • 45 min.
    This comic melodrama is complete with rowdy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers and will have the audience cheering the heroes and booing the villains. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. 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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  10. The Three Old Women's Bet

    The Three Old Women's Bet

    By R. Rex Stephenson.

    Product Code: TR3000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w., extras
    • 30 min.
    This Blue Ridge Mountain folktale comedy is about three competitive sisters who each try to prove their husband is the most foolish. Learn More
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