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  1. All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: AC7000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 3m., 3w., 11 either gender, expandable.
    • 40 min.
    Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, this play examines the process of putting on a show that is less than good. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. This bad play within a play won't win any awards, but will keep audiences in stitches. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. 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
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.
    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  3. 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  4. In Other Words

    In Other Words

    By Sharon Elizabeth Doyle.

    Product Code: IB3000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • College | Professional | TYA
    • 6 either gender, with option to add more.
    • 45 min.
    Ideal for either in-school or theatre performances, this title is designed to stimulate the creative actor and delight the child in all of us with human cartoons. Join Professor Fleetfoot and his madcap friends on a zany exploration of communication. Learn More
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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  5. Dragon of the Winds

    Dragon of the Winds

    By Carson Wright.

    Product Code: D53000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 9m., 6w. (extras.)
    • 40 min.
    When Hanazo, the kite maker, bullies Uji, an innocent sign painter, into helping play a hoax on his fellow villagers concerning the arrival of a dragon, they find themselves faced with ridicule , pangs of conscience, and the magic of miracles. Learn More
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  6. Everyman in the Circus of Life

    Everyman in the Circus of Life

    Adapted by Travis Tyre.

    Product Code: E56000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 13 actors, may be played by 4 with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    Everyman in the Circus of Life is a contemporary retelling of Everyman that combines the fun and skills of circus performance with the exploration of one of the great dramas of the medieval world. All the characters remain, but they have become figures in a circus: Death is the ringmaster; Worldly Possessions a juggler; Strength a weight lifter, for example. The script also includes the original Everyman to make it accessible to the modern reader, as well as rehearsal activities and games. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  7. Jocko or, The Monkey's Husband

    Jocko or, The Monkey's Husband

    By Tim Kelly. Based on the French classic, Jocko La Singe.

    Product Code: J61000

    • Comedy | Satire | Tragedy
    • High School | College
    • 13+ actors, flexible, 2m., 4w.
    • 25 min.
    Based on one of the French Boulevard plays of the 1800's, in which Jocko (a monkey) falls in love with a European man. They endure the comments of a contemporary theatre audience as well as family and authorities as they pursue their relationship. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  8. Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    Lost In Tumblerock or, They Took the Wrong Road

    By Katie Reed.

    Product Code: LJ9000

    • Comedy | Melodrama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 7m., 8w., extras.
    • 45 min.
    This comic melodrama is complete with rowdy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers and will have the audience cheering the heroes and booing the villains. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. The Frogs

    The Frogs

    Adapted by I. E. Clark from Aristophanes.

    Product Code: FE3000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 5m., 5w., extras (may include 20 or more).
    • 40 min.
    An adaption of a classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes, in which Dionysus ventures to Hades in order to bring a playwright back to life. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  10. The Three Old Women's Bet

    The Three Old Women's Bet

    By R. Rex Stephenson.

    Product Code: TR3000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4m., 4w., extras
    • 30 min.
    This Blue Ridge Mountain folktale comedy is about three competitive sisters who each try to prove their husband is the most foolish. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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