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  1. The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    The Happy Prince: A Radio Play

    By Andrew J. Fenady and Duke Fenady. Based on Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.

    Product Code: HG1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 7m., 6w., doubling or extras possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    The statue of a bejeweled happy prince overlooks a once shining city whose residents are despondent and many are leaving. The prince, once a selfish man, now turned to stone, implores a migrating swallow to be his messenger. The residents decide to stay and help make it, once again, a shining city on the hill. The prince and the little swallow pay the ultimate price for their goodness, but they receive, in return, a heavenly reward. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  2. Selkie

    Selkie

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: SW7000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 3m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. A Bully There Be

    A Bully There Be

    By Lisa Dillman.

    Product Code: BH4000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    In a royal palace in the long-ago land of Once Upon a Time, a lowly serving wench schools an arrogant prince as to the causes and consequences of his insistent bullying of the court jester. Learn More
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  4. The Great Alphabet Adventure

    The Great Alphabet Adventure

    By Julia Flood.

    Product Code: GA1000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School
    • 1m., 1w., 3 either gender with doubling, or up to 9 (1m., 1w., 7 either gender).

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Two friends enter a fantasy world of books and imagination after the power goes out. They discover that reading can be fun after all. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  5. The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling

    Adapted by Ric Averill. From Hans Christian Andersen

    Product Code: U31000

    • Comedy
    • College | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    In search of his identity, Udrich tries to become a turkey, goose, dog, cat, hen, and even a human child. Only after a year of danger and self growth, does he find his place and happiness. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  6. Furry Tails With a Twist

    Furry Tails With a Twist

    By Jennifer Hickok DeFratis.

    Product Code: FB9000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 1m., 1w., or up to 8 (1m., 1w., 6 either gender).

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Two actors accidentally scramble beloved fairy tales and perform "Goldilocks and the Three Wolves," "The Three Billy Trolls Gruff" and "The Three Little Bears." Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  7. Two Marys, Five Jacks and One Very Big Shoe

    Two Marys, Five Jacks and One Very Big Shoe

    From Mother Goose for very young audiences. Adapted by Joey Madia.

    Product Code: TJ8000

    • Comedy
    • Professional | TYA
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 40 min.
    Using the help of the audience, Wee Willie Winkie and Mary Quite Contrary act out the rhymes of Mother Goose to entertain their siblings who all happen to be the children of the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  8. Thunder Mountain

    Thunder Mountain

    By Sandra Fenichal Asher

    Product Code: TG9000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School
    • 2w., 3m. or w., extras as desired (see note).

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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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  9. Storyville

    Storyville

    By Lorraine Thompson.

    Product Code: S1B000

    • Comedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 7 to 45 actors.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A wise woman enters carrying a large book titled Storyville and addresses the audience: "Storyville is the town where everyone has a fable to unfold and a tale to tell. Stories are different, but they all begin with 'Once upon a time ... '" When given the opportunity, most people will jump at the chance to tell their story. The characters in this one-act play are no different. You see, everyone in Storyville has a tale to tell. The problem is, they all want to talk at the same time. Adults and children alike will take delight as many of their favorite characters come forward onstage to share their stories. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

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  10. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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