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  1. Swagger S2Z000

    Swagger

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: S2Z000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3 either gender.
    • 30 min.
    A momentary act of violence caught on camera destroys the lives of three people. Now they need to tell us their version of how it really went down. Jordan is a quiet, nerdy, almost eighth-grade graduate. Leela, bubbling and following her passion, has just opened her own clothing boutique near Jordan’s school. And Daniel is an awkwardly sweet police officer on foot patrol in the neighborhood. The three of them lead us through their lives, dreams and the snap decisions that led them to that fateful moment. Learn More
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  2. Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    Polly Wants a Curtain Call

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: PM5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 6w., 14 to 23 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    One day, in the midst of a ship-looting-gone-wrong, Pauline, the Shakespeare-reciting, gluten-intolerant parrot flies away to pursue her acting career in Pollywood. When the pirates discover that she has run away, they experience an awakening and determine that it is not too late to change their scoundrel ways, which leads them directly to Aargaholics Anonymous! Learn More
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  3. Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop

    Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop

    By Victoria Sayeg.

    Product Code: FF6000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 1w., 20 to 24 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Everyone loves a good crop circle—that is, everyone but world-renowned peanut planter Farmer Carter. He is devastated to learn his entire year's yield of peanuts has been damaged by someone—or something—just a day before the circus comes to town! With the help of his wife and their junk-food-addicted twin daughters, Farmer Carter hires a private investigator to get to the bottom of this perplexing peanut puzzle. Learn More
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  4. Voodoo Macbeth

    Voodoo Macbeth

    By Tonya Hays. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    Product Code: V45000

    • Tragedy
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 3 to 5m., 3 to 9w., 6 to 8 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Shakespeare's classic tragedy comes to life in a unique way. The setting is in New Orleans where Marie Laveau invites everyone to come and watch this tragic tale. The use of puppetry, voodoo dolls and gris-gris add to the surreal setting. Dead characters appearing as zombies from the voodoo tradition lend an eerie, evil ambience to the entire macabre tale. Learn More
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  5. Radium Girls

    Radium Girls

    By D.W. Gregory.

    Product Code: RD2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 5m., 5w. May be expanded to 30 or more.
    • 40 min.
    In 1920, factory girls are exposed to the poisonous effects of Radium used in the paint for watch dials. The company hides their knowledge of the issues with Radium to continue their pursuit of profits, but the Radium Girls fight for justice. Learn More
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  6. First Person Shooter

    First Person Shooter

    By Don Zolidis.

    Product Code: FE8000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5 to 10m., 4 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 40 min.
    After a horrific school shooting, a community is left to pick up the pieces. The only friend of the shooter, Tad, who managed to stop the killer early in the rampage, blames himself. Tortured and guilty, Tad is forced to examine his life and his relationship with his best friend—and where it went wrong. Could he have stopped it before it happened? Could he have talked his friend out of it? This play is a difficult and complex look at emotional abuse, bullying and the tragedy of being an outcast. Learn More
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  7. 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
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  8. The Door

    The Door

    By Paul Elliott.

    Product Code: D99000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 1m., 1w., 1 off-stage voice (m. or w.).
    • 20 min.
    A grandmother sits in her darkened apartment and refuses to answer the insistent knocking at her front door. Her teenage grandson, who had been beaten and brutally murdered because someone thought he was gay, pushes every annoying button to encourage his grandmother, who has shut herself off from everything, to answer the door. Learn More
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  9. Out of Order

    Out of Order

    By Cherie Bennett

    Product Code: O65000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2w.
    • 10 min.
    Zoey is at a school dance and runs into her ex-boyfriend. She goes into the bathroom to call one of her friends and has a run in with Eve - of "Adam and Eve" fame - who has been living in the air ducts since she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden. Learn More
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