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  1. The Mysterious Disappearance MT3000

    The Mysterious Disappearance

    By Kirt Shineman.

    Product Code: MT3000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 1m, 3w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 100 min.
    It is December 1975, after Christmas, and Agatha Christie must finish her autobiography and the final novel before the new year. Yet, Agatha is fixated on an event in her past when Nancy Neele stole her husband. With Mary Westmacott’s help, they contemplate what it would be like to kill Nancy. Even though Agatha considered murdering Nancy, did she really do it, or is her reality disappearing? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  2. Miss Holmes Returns MS7000

    Miss Holmes Returns

    By Christopher M. Walsh. Based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Product Code: MS7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 3 to 5m., 6 to 7w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 120 min.
    A nurse and activist finds herself on the run, wanted for murder. Pursued by authorities who choose to ignore a clear case of self-defense due to her Indian heritage and influence from sinister figures from the shadowy criminal underworld, she turns to Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson for help. Miss Holmes Returns explores the added challenges and risks faced by these iconic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters if they were women, while also examining the intersections of sexism, classism and racism. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd MS6000

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Adapted by Philip Grecian. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie.

    Product Code: MS6000

    • Drama | Melodrama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 7 to 8m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 120 min.
    In the small village of King’s Abbot, Mrs. Ferrars admits to her fiancé, Roger Ackroyd, that she had murdered her husband a year earlier and was being blackmailed to keep the murder a secret. Later, Ackroyd himself is murdered as he sits in his study, and detective Hercule Poirot is called out of retirement to investigate. Every servant and acquaintance in the household at the time of Ackroyd’s murder has something to hide—but who did it? And why? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  4. The Café Mocha Murders

    The Café Mocha Murders

    By Deanna Strasse.

    Product Code: CT3000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 4m., 5w.
    • 90 min.
    Despite the raging storm outside, it seems like a perfectly normal night for an employee meeting at the local coffee shop, The Bean Shack. That is until the lights go out, and someone winds up dead. In this over-the-top whodunit, it’s all about latte art, caffeine content and the imminent threat of death. Learn More
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  5. A Virtual Whodunnit

    A Virtual Whodunnit

    By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

    Product Code: V47000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community
    • 5m., 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his family and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter old billionaire is bullying everyone once again when—ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his phone. Enter Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With three possible endings, every performance means you’ll never be sure whodunnit. This show can be performed virtually or onstage. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  6. Ghosts in the Machine GD8000

    Ghosts in the Machine

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 8 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 70 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, eight very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  7. Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

    Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: GD9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 40 min.
    It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, seven very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  8. Macabre: Tales From Edgar Allan Poe

    Macabre: Tales From Edgar Allan Poe

    By Jules Tasca.

    Product Code: MR2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 7 to 18m., 2 to 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    This title consists of four one-act plays, inspired by Poe’s tales. The titles include a morality play, William Wilson (7m., 1w.); a science-fiction piece, The Valdemar Case (3m., 1w.); a murder mystery, The Imp of the Perverse (2m.); and Poe’s only comedy, The System (6m., 2w.)Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  9. Salvation Road

    Salvation Road

    By D.W. Gregory.

    Product Code: S2Q000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 4 to 6m., 11w., 1 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    Denise was always an independent thinker with a passionate social conscience, while her younger brother, Cliff, is just the opposite. But when Denise leaves for college, she becomes obsessed with a charismatic church and its founder. Concerns intensify when Denise declares her family is a “toxic” influence—and disappears. One day, Cliff’s best friend, Duffy, spots Denise and is convinced that she’s in trouble and needs help, propelling them onto a road trip into the heart of a deepening mystery. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  10. Miss Holmes MQ5000

    Miss Holmes

    By Christopher M. Walsh. Based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Product Code: MQ5000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 5 to 10m., 4 to 8w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 135 min.
    When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work to uncover the secrets of a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. In a time when gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women challenge societal norms. This play explores the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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