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  1. The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses

    By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes.

    Product Code: HH1000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 3 to 5m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Wanda, a second-grader, wears a faded blue dress every day, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Soon Wanda's classmates make a game of teasing her about her hundred dresses until she doesn't come to school one day, leaving just an empty seat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, they decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are touched upon in this adaptation. Learn More
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  2. Interrupting Vanessa

    Interrupting Vanessa

    By Colleen Neuman.

    Product Code: ID4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 45 min.
    Vanessa lives with her mother, who seems too busy to listen to her and calls Vanessa's beloved collection of stuff a "pile of junk." Vanessa uses her stuff to create inventions and to make up stories. Learn More
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  3. hard 2 spel dad

    hard 2 spel dad

    By Linda Daugherty and Mary Rohde Scudday.

    Product Code: HA9000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 3m., 5w.
    • 40 min.
    Hope triumphs in this story about the loss of self-esteem, isolation and risky behaviors that too often accompany learning differences. Learn More
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  4. Jesse and Grace: A Best Friends Story

    Jesse and Grace: A Best Friends Story

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Developed from the poetry of Sandy Asher and David L. Harrison.

    Product Code: J46000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 1w., 2 either gender, plus puppets; may be expanded to a total of 21 m. and w. without puppets.
    • 45 min.
    Jesse and Grace have been best friends since birth, almost 10 years. It never mattered that Jesse is a boy and Grace is a girl. But now they're in fourth grade and their classmates begin a routine of nonstop teasing. Denial only makes things worse. Before long, the two have stopped speaking to each other. Each goes in search of a new best friend and soon finds that no one else fills the bill quite as perfectly. Jesse and Grace finally discover that, "A best friend is the best kind of friend of all." Learn More
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  5. Lincoln Vacation

    Lincoln Vacation

    By Laura Annawyn Shamas.

    Product Code: LE6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 7m., 5w.
    • 45 min.
    Six teenagers from different backgrounds are impacted by a summer school intensity touring program centered around key points and places in Abraham Lincoln's life, with action ranging from travelogue to ghost story. Learn More
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  6. The Secret Life of Girls

    The Secret Life of Girls

    By Linda Daugherty.

    Product Code: SN8000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Praise Groups
    • 10w. (9w. with doubling).
    • 40 min.
    In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and destructive world of girls' bullying. Learn More
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  7. Kindness

    Kindness

    By Dennis Foon.

    Product Code: K35000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 4 to17 actors (gender flexible).
    • 45 min.
    This play sensitively captures the reality of children's feelings as it tells the story of three kids as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives. Learn More
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  8. Somebody Catch My Homework

    Somebody Catch My Homework

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Inspired by the poetry of David L. Harrison. Optional incidental music by Ric Averill.

    Product Code: SH8000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 1 either gender. Expandable to 13 roles, plus extras as desired.
    • 45 min.
    The new girl in town has lost her cat Corky, and meets three very wacky new friends, who welcome her to their class. Searching for essay topics about the animal kingdom, the students find themselves on quite an adventure, and along the way, find Corky. Learn More
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  9. Uncool

    Uncool

    By Vin Morreale Jr.

    Product Code: U24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 6w., extras as desired.
    • 45 min.
    In this teen comedy, Jenny is part of the popular crowd that rules the school, while Beth is the new girl trying desperately to fit in. Together they must come to terms with what it means to be cool, what is uncool and why it is so important to simply be yourself. Issues of self-worth, mutual respect and tolerance of those who are different are explored against a backdrop of humorous teen-oriented dialogue that will leave audiences dizzy with laughter. Learn More
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  10. Seth's Anxiety

    Seth's Anxiety

    By Jay Thornton.

    Product Code: SB9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 14w., 5 m. or w., extras (doubling possible).
    • 40 min.
    Seth finds a cure for his anxiety at a school bus stop where he meets a girl who has experienced his same fears and pains. The realization that his anxieties are shared by others sends him to his first day of middle school with a confident smile. Learn More
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