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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. Swing State S4U000

    Swing State

    By Rebecca Gilman.

    Product Code: S4U000

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

      Limited Streaming Rights Available

    • 105 min.
    Recently widowed, Peg tends to the native prairie that rises behind her rural Wisconsin home. Her solitary days are interrupted only by visits from Ryan, a family friend with a checkered past. After a mysterious theft, she places a call to the local authorities—unwittingly setting off a series of events that will forever change their lives. As Peg and Ryan fight to regain each other's trust, they learn how to forge a sense of hope in a time when it feels like everyone’s way of life is in danger of disappearing. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  3. Reunited Shorts RE3000

    Reunited Shorts

    By Len Cuthbert.

    Product Code: RE3000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 1 to 5m., 2 to 7w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 60 min.
    Reunited Shorts is an evening of theatre comprised of six unique short plays about reunions. They are about the awkward, humorous and emotional experience of humans coming together … again. The vignettes include Benched; The Gift Exchange; Table for Two Rendezvous; You, Me. Me, You.; delilah.; and Last Dance. Learn More
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  4. Zagłada Cover Z15000

    Zaglada

    By Richard Vetere.

    Product Code: Z15000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    After being arrested for firing a gun at a journalist who came to interview him, elderly Jerzy Koslowski gets the attention of Homeland Security. It seems he is wanted for international war crimes, for which there is no statutory limit. Agent Sonia Sokolow has proof that he was a kapo at the Buchenwald work camp in Germany and collaborated with the SS. However, Koslowski is dying of stage 4 cancer. Will justice prevail, or will Sokolow recuse herself despite her obsession in seeing justice prevail? Learn More
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  5. 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
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  6. D.O.A.

    D.O.A.

    By Elizabeth Lovelady. Based on the screenplay by Russel Rouse and Clarence Greene.

    Product Code: DG2000

    • Drama | Melodrama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 5 to 12m., 4 to 9w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 60 min.
    In this adaptation of the 1950s classic noir film, Frank Bigelow walks into a police station to report a murder: his own. After a wild night of drinking at jazz clubs with sexy women, he wakes feeling ill and learns he has been poisoned. With only hours left to live, Bigelow frantically searches for his killer and the reason he was targeted. Will the killer be brought to justice? Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  7. Losers Bracket

    Losers Bracket

    By Clay Sander and Nate Sander.

    Product Code: LL3000

    • Comedy
    • College | Community
    • 5 to 6m., 2 to 4w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 90 min.
    Gus "Hitch" Bigwood has been faking his limp for the past decade to avoid paying back the insurance company for a fraudulent claim. Trying to gather enough money to disappear, Hitch and the town's sheriff hatch a scheme to fake-steal Hitch's antique automobile and collect the insurance payoff, but when Ethan and Tiny find out Hitch is faking his limp, he is forced to let them in on the plans. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  8. Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

    Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: AK9000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 6w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 75 min.
    This title tells the story of five Salem girls and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers and caused 20 people to be put to death for witching. An interactive forum that explores the accusers and their community is built into the play, encouraging reflection and is ideal for complimenting classroom work. Learn More
    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  9. Recalculating

    Recalculating

    Product Code: RF2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 1 to 2m., 3 to 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 35 min.
    Financially strained art dealers Libby and Beth take an automobile ride across a big city to a rendezvous during which they appear engaged in the illegal sale of stolen fossils. Their trip is comically punctuated by the unctuous female voice of the GPS unit on the dashboard, which begins to make cryptic remarks that seem less concerned with geography and more with the course of Libby and Beth's lives, ultimately leading them to make a significant decision. Learn More
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