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  1. Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

    By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

    Product Code: R74000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)

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    • 45 min.
    No one can remember why Romeo and Juliet's families hate one another, but the feud continues on. Tracking the star-crossed lovers, and the downward spiral of a courtship to its horrible conclusion, the story tellers fire off comments of premature marriage. Learn More
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  2. The Yellow Boat

    The Yellow Boat

    By David Saar.

    Product Code: Y31000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 3m., 2w., plus 4 ensemble. (The number of actors in the ensemble may be increased or reduced.)

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    • 40 min.
    This competition version is based on the true story of a boy, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world. Learn More
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  3. 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.

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    • 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
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  4. The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: H82000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 5w. (plus 2 either gender, or 4m., 4w. with doubling, plus extras.) Multicultural cast suggested.

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    • 45 min.
    This spiritually compelling play tells the story of a migrating swallow who befriends a prince made of stone. Together, they learn the lessons of friendship and sacrifice. Learn More
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  5. 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
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.

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    • 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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  6. Small Actors SB8000

    Small Actors

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: SB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 4m., 4w., 2 either gender, doubling and extras possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    Emily desperately wants to play the lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she gets a one-line, four-word role. None the less, she tells her parents (who will be out of town during the performance) that she got the lead, and suddenly, things spin way out of control. Mom and Dad cancel their vacation plans and invite every relative they can round up to come visit and see their daughter play Juliet. This outlandishly funny and very touching play is about the roles we all play—in theatre and in life. Learn More
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  7. The Zero Sum Mind

    The Zero Sum Mind

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: Z11000

    • Comedy | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 7 either gender.

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    • 15 min.
    A man speaks to no one in particular. Another man chases his enemy with a copy of Alice in Wonderland. A woman washes her son with a brush and polishing wax. What's going on here? Finding out what's happening is the point of this 10-minute play about a world like ours, but with one very important difference. Learn More
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  8. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 5w.

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    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold is married to elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth because of that age-old attraction—money. So naturally, Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that glorious money. He convinces Elizabeth that he can no longer tend to the big house by himself, and she reluctantly agrees to let him hire the people he claims are so urgently needed: a nurse/companion, a housekeeper, a cook and a groundskeeper. Who-done-it? Your audience will be shocked when they finally find out the answer. Learn More
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  9. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    By John Mattera and Stephen Barrows.

    Product Code: F31000

    • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 1w. (1 creature.)
    • 35 min.
    This version of the classic thriller catches the essence of Mary Shelley's novel and builds to a climax with an unexpected twist. Learn More
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