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  1. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    Product Code: WK5000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Elementary School | 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. The Night Witches

    The Night Witches

    Product Code: N91000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 9 to 16w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    Nina and Vera have just finished their training as navigators in the 588th Night Bomber Regiment known as the “Night Witches” and are moments away from their first combat mission. As they fight their nerves, the women around them use different means of bolstering their spirits. Tonight’s flight, however, is different than any night they’ve faced before. Using movement, song and lyrically styled dialogue, we follow these brave women through one fateful evening during the war. Learn More
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  3. 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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  4. The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    By Jeremy Kisling. Based on the story by Tololwa Mollel.

    Product Code: PL7000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Princess Kalendi refuses to help a bird, who turns out to be very powerful. He brings a drought upon the earth and takes the princess' hair, a symbol of prosperity to her people, from her head. A beggar helps the princess regain her dignity and kindness as they work together to appease the bird with a selfless act that restores the kingdom and the princess' hair. Learn More
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  5. Black Sash

    Black Sash

    By Sarah Grammar, Emily Overmyer, Sarah Pendleton and Tonya Hays.

    Product Code: BL6000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 4 to 7m., 7 to 21w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This play celebrates the work of the Black Sash women's organization, an independent, non-governmental human rights organization that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for more than 55 years. This historical drama will enlighten and empower audiences through the celebration of the organization's victories and, finally, in Nelson Mandela's release. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  6. The Secret of Madame Defarge

    The Secret of Madame Defarge

    Adapted by by Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

    Product Code: SL9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7m., 10w. (3 to 12m. or w., doubling possible.)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    The main story of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities becomes the story of Madam Defarge and her single-minded revenge and involves a secret that is revealed in the trial scene, dramatizing why the poor in France revolted. Learn More
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  7. Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

    Product Code: J38000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 13w, extras and/or doubling possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    Jane Eyre is one of literature's most compelling heroines. This one act focuses on her difficult youth as an orphan left with uncaring relatives who eventually send her to a poor boarding school. Her experience is ultimately one of triumph and prepares her for her future as a governess. There are many wonderful roles for women, and the Lowood students can number as many as you like. Learn More
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  8. Miss Havisham's Expectations

    Miss Havisham's Expectations

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

    Product Code: MD5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 7w., doubling possible.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    This one-act focuses on Dickens' Great Expectations' mad Miss Havisham, the jilted bride who shut herself away in her mysterious mansion. Now many years later she invites young Pip to "come and play" with her beautiful and spoiled ward, Estella. Learn More
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  9. All Out

    All Out

    By John Zodrow.

    Product Code: AA8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Satire | Tragedy
    • College | Community
    • 6m., 4w., 6 to 7 extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  10. The Slave Dancer's Choice

    The Slave Dancer's Choice

    By Frank Higgins

    Product Code: SH6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 3m., 2w. (plus others of either gender as desired.)
    • 45 min.
    Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of Danny who faces a difficult choice when he is tricked into serving on a slave ship in exchange for his family's freedom. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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