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  1. dont u luv me?

    dont u luv me?

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: DA8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 4m., 5w.
    • 40 min.
    This thought-provoking play explores the world of aggression and violence in teen dating and encourages young people to make healthy relationship choices. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.
    • 30 min.
    To what extremes will the game show contestants go to win a prize of $100,000? This play is about lack of ethics and what people will do for money. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  3. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired.
    • 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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  4. 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. You, the Jury

    You, the Jury

    By Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: Y12000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 5w. (extras.)
    • 45 min.
    Bill is accused of theft at his job and witnesses called to testify are contradictory. This jury play has unusual audience appeal in that audience members are summoned as jurors and their verdict actually does determine the trial outcome. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  6. 'Hoods

    'Hoods

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: HE5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 12 to 20 actors, flexible.
    • 40 min.
    Young people tell about the harsh reality of gangs, drugs, warfare and death on the streets of the "hood." Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. A Ghost for Rosanda

    A Ghost for Rosanda

    By Herman O. Ammann.

    Product Code: GB5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 6w.
    • 45 min.
    Four teenage girls spend the night in a rundown old house to help conjure up ghost stories, but they get more than they had bargained for. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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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 and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold married the elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth for her money. Now Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that money, hiring a nurse, a housekeeper and a cook to help him with the job. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. Cain: A Mystery

    Cain: A Mystery

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the story by Lord Byron.

    Product Code: CK1000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 5m., 3w., or 4m., 4w
    • 35 min.
    A modern adaptaion of Lord Byron's story about the sons of Adam and Eve. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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