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  1. Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    By Christina M. Ham. Music by Gary Rue.

    Product Code: RD8000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Community
    • 11 to 16m., 11 to 20w., 5 to 9 either gender.
    • 55 min.
    In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. When the white families learned of Ruby’s enrollment, they pulled their children from her class, leaving Ruby and her teacher the only ones in the classroom for the school year. Her family watched helplessly as federal marshals escorted Ruby to school each day past protesters jeering and threatening her life. This musical explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  2. The Seat of Justice

    The Seat of Justice

    By Julian Wiles.

    Product Code: S2R000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 12m., 7w., 4 boys, 3 girls.

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    • 120 min.
    In 1947, a small group of parents started a movement that would eventually lead to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Seat of Justice chronicles the historic Briggs v. Elliott desegregation case from rural Clarendon Country, S.C., to the halls of the United States Supreme Court and celebrates the brave citizens, both black and white, who fought for justice and equality, taking their turns in the seat of justice and making decisions that will change the course of history. Learn More
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  3. Loving

    Loving

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: LM1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 1 to 2w., 1 either gender.

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    • 60 min.

    In the 1950s, Richard Loving, a white man, loved Mildred Jeter, an African American. The story of an oppressed inter-racial marriage and a family torn apart by prejudice and hate, this title celebrates this triumph of love that led to a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia.

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  4. Higgins in Harlem

    Higgins in Harlem

    By Lawrence Thelen.

    Product Code: HG8000

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

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    • 120 min.
    Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is reset in Harlem in 1938 during the Harlem Renaissance. Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, discovers Eliza Doolittle, a homeless, Harlem girl and transforms her into a high-class woman. Eliza forgoes a relationship with Freddie Hill, who is in love with her, and must choose between a platonic existence with Higgins or a life on her own. Learn More
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  5. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.

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    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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  6. 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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  7. Black Sash

    Black Sash

    By Sarah Grammar, Emily Overmyer, Sarah Pendleton and Tonya Hays.

    Product Code: BL6000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 4 to 7m., 7 to 21w.

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    • 45 min.
    This play celebrates the work of the Black Sash women's organization, an independent, non-governmental human rights organization that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for more than 55 years. This historical drama will enlighten and empower audiences through the celebration of the organization's victories and, finally, in Nelson Mandela's release. Learn More
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  8. Collateral Bodies

    Collateral Bodies

    By Erin Rachel Kaplan.

    Product Code: CN7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 7w.
    • 75 min.
    An exploration of human rights as women relate experiences of sexual trafficking, rape, female circumcision and domestic violence through fictional stories based in truth. Learn More
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  9. Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly

    Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly

    By Y York. Inspired by the life and art of Della Wells.

    Product Code: DE9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 3w.

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    • 65 min.
    Nine-year-old Tonia is growing up in a working-class, African-American home in Milwaukee in 1964. Her artistic soul is at odds with her parents' fears and pragmatism. Her efforts to please and appease them are in conflict with her own needs and desires. Tonia finds her way, the only way possible, by allowing her parents to see her true self with all its flaws, beauty and possibilities. Learn More
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  10. Smoldering Fires

    Smoldering Fires

    By Kermit Frazier.

    Product Code: SP5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 12m., 6w., doubling possible.
    • 70 min.
    Two 12-year-old black boys who seem unlikely friends share a dream of cleaning up their violent, drug-infested urban neighborhood. Learn More
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