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  1. OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist

    OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist

    Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

    Product Code: OA8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 65 min.
    This joyful musical is a retelling of Oliver Twist set in modern-day Rio de Janeiro that tackles issues of poverty, inequity and injustice. Oli, an orphan girl, asks the goddess of the sea for a “little bit more” in her life. Con man Falcão and thief Zé Esquiva hope to use Oli’s sweet nature to steal from a rich widow. In the favela, Oli meets Nancí, who begins to teach Oli how to read. But when police officer Sykes gets involved, everyone has to choose between doing what is easy and what is right. Learn More
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  2. The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    By Jeremy Kisling. Based on the story by Tololwa Mollel.

    Product Code: PL7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Princess Kalendi refuses to help a bird, who turns out to be very powerful. He brings a drought upon the earth and takes the princess' hair, a symbol of prosperity to her people, from her head. A beggar helps the princess regain her dignity and kindness as they work together to appease the bird with a selfless act that restores the kingdom and the princess' hair. Learn More
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  3. The Bully

    The Bully

    Book by David L. Williams. Music and lyrics by John Gregor.

    Product Code: BK8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 2m., 1w., 3 either gender, extras as desired, or the entire cast can be gender flexible.
    • 50 min.
    Lenny is the smartest kid at Wilson Middle School and is constantly picked on by Steve, the school bully. One day a bus mix-up leaves the two boys stranded at the wrong school, where they both get picked on for being the "new kids". The boys learn what life is really like for the other and decide to work together and make a plan to get back to their own school. Learn More
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  4. Cheaters

    Cheaters

    By Don Zolidis.

    Product Code: CP6000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 18 either gender. May be cast with mixed genders or all women or all men.
    • 40 min.
    Someone cheated on the test. And if the cheater doesn't confess, the entire class will fail. Now the entire class is forced to play detective and discover the cheater before it's too late. With the pressure on, the class fragments into warring factions with each student trying to figure out the mystery. But with each revelation of cheating, the fissures grow wider, and the simple act of trying to discover the truth might rip the entire class apart. Learn More
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  5. The Excuser

    The Excuser

    By Werner Trieschmann.

    Product Code: E62000

    • Comedy | Drama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 15 to 20 roles, either gender.
    • 40 min.
    This play is about a reality show led by billionaire (millionaire?) Clump, who has good hair, and in which a mixed bag of contestants compete in a storage room--no, boardroom-- and are sent home with the trademark, "That's no excuse!" Learn More
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  6. Can't Believe It

    Can't Believe It

    By R.N. Sandberg.

    Product Code: CF2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 4m., 4 to 8w., extras if desired.
    • 65 min.
    In this drama, a shy freshman and a popular high school junior become connected, bringing about questions of honesty, trust and personal responsibility. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  7. The Wrestling Season

    The Wrestling Season

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: W89000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 4w., 1 either gender.
    • 70 min.

    Using only the setting of a wrestling mat, eight young people struggle with the destructive power of rumors and how others see them. The action is overseen by The Referee, who comments from inside and outside the drama with hand signals and commands. Using images, movement and sound, cast members function as a chorus and as individual characters whose stories are interwoven to create a theatrical event that challenges and reveals their search for identity.

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  8. Stand and Deliver Cover SB3000

    Stand and Deliver

    Based on the screenplay by Ramón Menéndez and Tom Musca. Adapted for the stage by Robert Bella.

    Product Code: SB3000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
    • 10m., 7w. (fewer with doubling), multiracial/gender flexible (half of the male roles can be played by females). Extras as desired.
    • 130 min.
    This Oscar-nominated drama is the true story of an East Los Angeles teacher who surmounts odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. Learn More
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  9. Bathers

    Bathers

    By James I. Schempp.

    Product Code: B74000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3w.
    • 25 min.
    One young woman on a swimming team of three is pressuring the others to take an undetectable performance enhancing drug. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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