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  1. A Trip to the Moon TX6000

    A Trip to the Moon

    By Tracy Wells.

    Product Code: TX6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 3 to 8m., 2 to 11w., 2 to 5 any gender, flexible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Set in the transformative summer of 1969, A Trip to the Moon tells the story of people reaching for their dreams … dreams of love, dreams of equality, dreams of the stars. Told around the time of the moon landing, this vignette-style play is comprised of 8 scenes, each named after an iconic song from 1969. These scenes and more use humor and heart to teach us about who we once were and reflect on who we could be and remind us that to achieve the impossible, we must reach for the stars. Learn More
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  2. Mariposa/Butterfly MS5000

    Mariposa/Butterfly

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher and José Casas.

    Product Code: MS5000

    • Comedy
    • College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 3 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Two neighbors live side-by-side in Texas. A low fence separates their gardens, but much more divides them. One grows flowers; the other raises vegetables. One was born in the U.S., the other in Mexico. One speaks English, the other Spanish. Their differences have kept them so far apart that even the arrival of a caterpillar causes disagreement—until the resulting mariposa/butterfly, and its eventual departure, unites them in wonder, sadness and a new understanding of the beautiful world they share. Learn More
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  3. The Tale of La Llorona as Told by Consuelo Chavez TX5000

    The Tale of La Llorona as Told by Consuelo Chavez

    By José Casas.

    Product Code: TX5000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | Community | TYA
    • 2m., 3w., 1 to 2 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    A group of lifelong friends who are also eighth graders prepare for what they believe is their final time celebrating Halloween together. Unfortunately, the weather is undermining their trick-or-treating plans. The friends reveal they are afraid that going to high school will break up their group. As a distraction, they begin to tell scary stories. When one story becomes more real than imagined, they realize the experiences they’ve shared connect them all together, and they are determined to remain friends for life. Learn More
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  4. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    Product Code: WK5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 2w., 6 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    During the morning video announcements at Grover's Mill High, something not of this Earth crash lands in the football stadium. Inspired by Orson Wells’ radio broadcast, this modern adaptation is designed to be rehearsed and performed live online. Through a series of Zoom calls, our morning-show hosts find themselves covering the biggest story in human history. Martians have landed and are taking over the Earth. Can our group of scrappy high-schoolers survive the invasion? This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  5. In the Tank (En El Tanque) IF8000

    In the Tank (En El Tanque)

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Translation by Gustavo Ott.

    Product Code: IF8000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m. or 2w., or 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    Two lobsters find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant: one plays dead to avoid being chosen, and the other is philosophical, wondering what the point of living is if you are always acting dead. Learn More
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  6. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
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  7. Clever Rachel

    Clever Rachel

    By Moses Goldberg.

    Product Code: CQ9000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Rachel has a reputation as a clever girl who can figure out answers to the most challenging riddles. But the traditional roles of men and women don't allow for women to be intellectuals. When Jacob, the smartest boy in town, challenges her to a contest of wits, somehow they both win and find something that neither had before—a friend. Learn More
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  8. Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

    By Jeremy Kisling. From the folktale.

    Product Code: AL1000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 1 to 3m., 2 to 3w., 1 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    The trickster Anansi meets Aso, the god of the sky's daughter. He is smitten and must marry her, but to do so he has to prove himself on a quest. With the help of the audience, Anansi accomplishes his task but lies about how he does so, taking all the credit. Through his quests, Anansi finds humility and the path to acceptance and love. Learn More
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  9. Cucarachas

    Cucarachas

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN5000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 20 min.
    A trio of cockroaches in a research lab live a life of ease and are joined by a cockroach bred aboard a spaceship, who encourages them to be independent and ignore the rules. He's independent, he moves differently, he even thinks! If the other roaches change their pattern, will it be the dawn of a new day? Or will it mean curtains for cucarachas? Learn More
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  10. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
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