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  1. The Cycle

    The Cycle

    By Tiffany Kontoyiannis.

    Product Code: CQ5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to 5m., 5 to 8w., 2 to 3 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    By bringing the bully, the bystander and the victim to the stage, The Cycle dramatizes the negative effects and harms of bullying. We meet several relatable characters including a victim who has chosen to overcome her painful experience with bullying by focusing on her schoolwork; however, we also see how she could have negatively chosen to deal with it. This award-winning play sparks discussion by creating characters in whom anyone can see themselves. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. Brooding and Dangerous

    Brooding and Dangerous

    By Daniel Fenton.

    Product Code: B91000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Eccentric, outspoken Mrs. Getz wastes no time in pegging her new neighbor, Sid. And she's right. Young, ambitious Sid has been promised a new job at the local bank. Are things finally going to go right for Sid? Unfortunately, not anytime soon. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Just a Stage He's Going Through

    Just a Stage He's Going Through

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: J25000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 4m., 4w.
    • 30 min.
    This theatrical fantasy involves Dwight, an average guy, who wakes up in the middle of the night with a horrible feeling that he's on stage somewhere, while the rest of the characters see the world as it is, and who eventually ends up on Freud's couch. Learn More
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  6. The Great Pandemonium

    The Great Pandemonium

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: G61000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 4m., 5w.
    • 30 min.
    The play is Shakespeare's Richard III, and the night before it opens, the cast, crew and high-school drama coach run a hilarious, problematic tech rehearsal. Mr. Nusthorp has to contend with a militant assistant director, several missing actors who were grounded for teepeeing the principal's house and a prop lady who quits every chance she gets. Its all a bit more than he can take! Learn More
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  7. Baker's Dozen

    Baker's Dozen

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: B62000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 30 min.
    In this hilarious story of the bond between two brothers we look in on "the summer I learned not to take things...or people for granted...". Jeff shows us when his brother, Jim, cuts his leg so badly recovery was in question. With "brotherly" cajoling, Jeff pulls him through. Learn More
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  8. This Is a Test Cover T73000

    This Is a Test

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T73000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 13 to 15 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better! Learn More
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  9. Flashback!

    Flashback!

    By Alice Wilson. Additional materials supplied by Louis Moloney, Johnny SaldaƱa and Rachel Winfree.

    Product Code: FB4000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 45 min.
    An exuberant revue using mime, dance and song to celebrate the world of the contemporary child. Learn More
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