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  1. Cries in the Night CS1000

    Cries in the Night

    By Paul Elliott.

    Product Code: CS1000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 3m., 2w., 1 girl.

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    • 100 min.
    Vickie and Neal move to a new home in a new town, trying to rebuild their lives after the death of their 5-year-old son, Bobby. But at night, Vickie begins hearing a child crying in the darkness. Is Bobby trying to reach her, or is some other child actually trapped within the walls of their house? Cries in the Night deals with the impact of early childhood experiences on our lives and afterlives, all couched in a ghost story for the stage that should chill even the most stalwart audience member. Learn More
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  2. 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.

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    • 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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  3. Salvation Road

    Salvation Road

    By D.W. Gregory.

    Product Code: S2Q000

    • Drama
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    • 4 to 6m., 11w., 1 either gender.

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    • 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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  4. Miss Holmes

    Miss Holmes

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

    Product Code: MQ5000

    • Drama
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    • 5 to 10m., 4 to 8w.

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    • 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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  5. Any Night

    Any Night

    By Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn.

    Product Code: AL8000

    • Drama
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    • 1m., 1w.
    • 80 min.
    When Anna, a troubled modern dancer struggling with the death of her mother, moves into a new basement suite for solace and solitude, she finds herself drawn into a tender relationship with Patrick, the helpful young man living above her. But why is she suffering violent behavior in her sleep? Part romance, part thriller, this mind-bending puzzle explores the thin line between trust and fear and the immeasurable power of the subconscious. Learn More
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  6. Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

    Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

    By Brian Guehring. Based on the characters and mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Product Code: S2P000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 7 to 13m., 5 to 12w., up to 13 extras

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    • 70 min.
    On a dare, 14-year-old Wiggins tries to pickpocket an old man. Not only is she unsuccessful, but the old man, Sherlock Holmes, takes the ring that was in her pocket and leaves a note with his address. When she goes to retrieve the ring, she proposes to work as his assistant, and he agrees to begin training her. They must learn to trust each other as Wiggins and her group of street urchins help him solve two dangerous mysteries. Learn More
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  7. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose

    Adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly. From The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Product Code: S2N000

    • Comedy
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    • 5 to 7m., 3 to 9w., up to 12 either gender.

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    • 60 min.

    In this family-friendly mystery, Sherlock Holmes must discover the identity of a man who lost his hat and goose in a late-night scuffle, and then the countess of Morcar’s rare and valuable blue carbuncle is found stuffed down the goose’s throat. The pursuit of the thief leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Covent Garden Market and all over the streets of wintery London.

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  8. Detective Partner Hero Villain

    Detective Partner Hero Villain

    By Brett Neveu.

    Product Code: DF9000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • College | Professional
    • 4 either gender.
    • 75 min.
    A detective and his partner search for Supernova (the villain), who hates The Fantastic Phenomenon (the hero) so much that he is killing superhero super-fans. The detective's world quickly begins to unravel as he questions his own belief in law and justice and starts to peel back the good-versus-evil veneer, exposing the realities of life and death and the ultimate consequences of trusting those who tell us to "keep the faith." The black-and-white morality of superheroes is turned on its head in this play. Learn More
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  9. Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars

    Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars

    Adapted by Eric Coble. From the graphic novels by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood.

    Product Code: S2E000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 5 to 10m., 5 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 80 min.
    Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. Who will save the day? The Baker Street Irregulars—a gang of street kids hired by Sherlock himself to help solve cases. Can a group of orphans, pickpockets, inventors and artists rescue the people of London? The game is afoot! Learn More
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  10. Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

    Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

    Music and lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier. Book by David Ingber. Based on the novel Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis. Orchestrations and arrangements by Brian Usifer.

    Product Code: MP3000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 5 to 6m., 2 to 4w., 1 either gender.
    • 75 min.
    Ten-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the Flint Future Detectives Club, is asked to unlock the secret behind a mysterious bill. With his pals, Steven discovers family, friends, imagination and determination are the true keys to success. This all new rhythm and blues musical grooves to original songs by Motown legend Lamont Dozier and his son Paris. Learn More
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