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  1. The Cycle

    The Cycle

    By Tiffany Kontoyiannis.

    Product Code: CQ5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 to 5m., 5 to 8w., 2 to 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. Things Can Always Be Worse!

    Things Can Always Be Worse!

    By Lois Kipnis.

    Product Code: TB5000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 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: $50/perf

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  3. Do Not Go Gentle

    Do Not Go Gentle

    By Suzan Zeder.

    Product Code: D72000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 1m., 3w., 1 boy, 1 girl.

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    • 40 min.
    After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts between her son and granddaughter are somehow mended. When Windsor and Kelly come home to settle her affairs, they discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild murals. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  4. Barabbas ... Out Of Darkness

    Barabbas ... Out Of Darkness

    By Jack Dyville.

    Product Code: BH7000

    • Drama
    • College
    • 5m., 7w., flexible. Five performers serve as choral readers, using a choir and contemporary Christian music as desired.
    • 45 min.
    A different look at the Easter story as seen through the eyes of Barabbas, the thief who had his life exchanged for the life of Jesus of Nazareth just before the crucifixion. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  5. The Barnhouse Effect

    The Barnhouse Effect

    By Pat Cook. From the short story by Kurt Vonnegut.

    Product Code: B84000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  6. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.

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    • 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  7. Babes in Gangland or The Godmother

    Babes in Gangland or The Godmother

    By Dutton Foster.

    Product Code: B69000

    • Farce | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 4w., 2 either gender

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    This melodramatic farce, marked by puns, double entendres, asides to the audience, and other absurdities, is a comic tour de force. A perfect contest one-act with no elaborate set requirements. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  8. Baker's Dozen

    Baker's Dozen

    By Pat Cook.

    Product Code: B62000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 3w.

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    • 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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  9. Carol * A Christmas

    Carol * A Christmas

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: CK4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 10 to 27 actors, either gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    A modern day adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in which a high school student learns there is more to life than studying and grades. Learn More
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  10. 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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