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  1. 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
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  2. 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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  3. A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    By R.N. Sandberg. Adapted from A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

    Product Code: LE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 4m., 7 to 9w., wth extras. May be expanded to 20 to 25.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    A girl who speaks English, French and Hindustani is left in a boarding school in London, but when news arrives that her army captain father has died and their fortune lost, she must live in the attic as a servant until the attic is magically transformed. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  4. The Heart of Buchanan

    The Heart of Buchanan

    Adapted from a story by Sandra Fenichel Asher.

    Product Code: H93000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 1w. (4 girls 8 to 13)

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 15 min.
    Sarah's military family moves often, but never before to a town as small as Buchanan. Sarah makes friends by singing in the choir and takes the Christmas program lightly-until she realizes its effect on her more vulnerable little sister. Learn More
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  5. Creche

    Creche

    By Monica Raymond

    Product Code: CC9000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 2w.
    • 10 min.
    Two teenage girls find a newborn baby placed in a papier-mach Learn More
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  6. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.) Multicultural cast suggested.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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  7. 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
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  8. The Fourth Wise Man F09000

    The Fourth Wise Man

    Book by Joy Chaitin, Sarah Stevens and Marilyn D. Anderson. Music arranged by Joy Chaitin and Sarah Stevens. Based on The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.

    Product Code: F09000

    • Melodrama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 10 to 20m., 10 to 20w.
    • 30 min.
    Musical version of the tale of the fourth wiseman, who chooses to help others rather than give his gifts to the baby Jesus, thereby learning the true meaning of Christ-like love at the first Christmas. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  9. An Old-Fashioned Christmas

    An Old-Fashioned Christmas

    By Sally Bowman.

    Product Code: O91000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 3m., 5w., extras.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Retirees wish for an old fashioned Christmas, but are not so enthusiastic when their wish is granted. Learn More
    $7.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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