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  1. Radium Girls

    Radium Girls

    By D.W. Gregory.

    Product Code: R72000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 4 to 5m., 5w., with doubling. May be expanded to 30 or more.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 130 min.
    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to mysteriously fall ill. Inspired by a true story, this play traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. This story offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth and the commercialization of science. Learn More
    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/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. MLM Is for Murder (or, Your Side Hustle Is Killing Us)

    MLM Is for Murder (or, Your Side Hustle Is Killing Us)

    By John Bavoso.

    Product Code: MS1000

    • Comedy | Satire
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 1m., 4w.
    • 120 min.
    Side hustles—it seems like everybody has at least one these days. For Minerva Ross, it is to write and narrate her own feminist true crime podcast about how and why women commit murder. Across the country, Felicity Evanston has just started selling ridiculously patterned leggings for a multilevel marketing company. The two haven’t crossed paths in years, but when Felicity starts killing off her competition, both women suddenly experience the kind of overnight success they’ve been so desperately craving. Learn More
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Suckled by Wolves

    Suckled by Wolves

    Product Code: S4T000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    Two men—with varying motivations and degrees of resolve—prepare to confront their former abuser, now a bishop, with an ultimatum. Learn More
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  8. 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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  9. Bulletproof Backpack BM8000

    Bulletproof Backpack

    By Eric Coble.

    Product Code: BM8000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 10 any gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 75 min.
    Teenager Cloe accidentally sees a list of names another student is compiling. Is it a hit list for a planned school shooting, or is it something more innocent? Now Cloe has one night to make the hardest decision she’s ever faced: Say nothing and risk a mass murder, or report the student and possibly ruin his life over nothing. In a cascading series of phone calls, Cloe, her friends and two adults race against the clock to find the balance between responsibility and panic. Learn More
    $11.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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  10. 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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