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  1. 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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  2. 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
    $39.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  4. In the Tank

    In the Tank

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: I90000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2 any gender.

      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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  5. 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  6. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  7. A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    A Coupla Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin'

    By Richard Vetere.

    Product Code: C99000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • High School
    • 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A conservative college girl discovers that the three women with Barbie-doll haircuts and short skirts, who she initially finds repulsive, are actually highly intelligent. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  8. Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain

    Hucklebee and the Rhyming Mountain

    By Wil Denson.

    Product Code: H61000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • Middle School | College | TYA
    • 2m., 2w. (7m. Or w.)
    • 45 min.
    Hucklebee is rudely awakened and ordered to begin the journey of his life: the journey up Rhyming Mountain, where he meets characters like Stuffy Steadfast and Busy-Does-It, and the Wise Rhymer. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  9. 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.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 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
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  10. 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: $105/perf

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