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  1. Heubner the Reluctant

    Heubner the Reluctant

    By Alan Haehnel.

    Product Code: H87000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 12w.,10 either gender. (May also be done with an all-female cast.)
    • 45 min.
    A starving beggar's disturbing dream follows him into wakefulness when he is told he is "The Chosen." Although he tries to deny his destiny and run from his duty to save his village from an evil army, a secret from his past reveals how he through the gift of storytelling, can indeed be "The Chosen." Learn More
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  2. The Slave Dancer's Choice

    The Slave Dancer's Choice

    By Frank Higgins

    Product Code: SH6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 2w. (plus others of either gender as desired.)
    • 45 min.
    Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of Danny who faces a difficult choice when he is tricked into serving on a slave ship in exchange for his family's freedom. Learn More
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  3. Thunder Mountain

    Thunder Mountain

    By Sandra Fenichal Asher

    Product Code: TG9000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2w., 3m. or w., extras as desired (see note).
    • 40 min.
    A dragon has stolen the sun and left the valley below Thunder Mountain dark, cold and barren. Villagers argue and hoard what little food they have left, until two brave young people set out to climb the forbidding mountain and confront the dragon. Learn More
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  4. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.)
    • 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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  5. The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: H82000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 5w. (plus 2 either gender, or 4m., 4w. with doubling, plus extras.)
    • 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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  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. 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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  8. Letters to an Alien

    Letters to an Alien

    By Robert Caisley.

    Product Code: L58000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 6m, 1 to 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Aliens arrive on earth and uncover that Hannah's grandfather survived life in the camps and cannot confront his own painful memories. To help Hannah understand her heritage, the aliens take her back in time to Poland in 1943 and she is finally able to fully understand the magnitude of the Holocaust. The aliens gather much information about human beings and the foreign concept of "hate." Learn More
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  9. The Falling Moon

    The Falling Moon

    By David Koren.

    Product Code: F55000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 6w. (can expand to include up to 14 other actors.)
    • 45 min.
    The king and his sons learn the moon is falling from the sky from terrible sadness over their constant warfare. When confronted with the destruction of the entire planet, they agree to embark on a whirlwind journey to appease the moon. Learn More
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  10. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    A true story of the author's childhood experience of hope in a time of terror. Set in Nazi Germany in the days following the Night of Broken Glass. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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