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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
    $10.95 /script

    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
    $10.95 /script

    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
    $10.95 /script

    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. Foxholes

    Foxholes

    Product Code: FG7000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    Two soldiers facing death try to find meaning in life. Learn More
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  6. The Cutting

    The Cutting

    Product Code: CT4000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    An interminably ill man tries to persuade his daughter-caretaker to help him die—a request complicated by the ambivalent nature of their past and present relationship. Learn More
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  7. American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 4 (2020)  AN6000

    Shattering

    By Pat Montley.

    Product Code: S4J000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 2w.
    • 105 min.
    Jonah has just been released from juvenile commitment into the foster care of Jacqueline Dawson, whose estranged son he helped to murder. Jonah is ordered to torture and kill Dawson—or be killed himself. The instructions come from the gang leader through Jonah’s girlfriend LaBelle, who is pregnant. Jonah and LaBelle plot the murder, even as his relationship with the strict but caring Dawson develops and his imagined visits with her dead son jar his conscience. Learn More
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  8. 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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  9. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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  10. That Day in Tucson

    That Day in Tucson

    By Guillermo Reyes.

    Product Code: TV8000

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

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    A shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., creates international headlines as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords becomes one of the victims. Intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. rushes to Giffords’ rescue and is credited with helping save her life. This is the story of an unexpected hero who is thrown unintentionally into the limelight and what led to that crucial day in Tucson in which everything changed for Daniel and for the national political landscape surrounding the gun debate and gun violence. Learn More
    $10.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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