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Playscripts Receives Top Spots in 2020 EdTA Play Survey

Play_Survey-1By Nik Sorocenski

EdTA’s annual survey of the plays and musicals most frequently produced in America’s middle and high schools has been announced for the 2019/2020 school year.

Playscripts is proud to have 7 of our titles featured on these lists, including the top spot in both Full Length and Short Plays categories. CHECK PLEASE by Jonathan Rand returns for another year as the number 1 Short Play, and for the first time in over half a decade, the #1 spot has been dethroned by Broadway Licensing‘s version of Clue!

Other favorites from playwrights Jonathan Rand, Don Zolidis, and Ian McWethy have also made appearances in the Short Plays category. Thank you to everyone who produced or performed in one of our titles this year.

Check out all of our featured titles below:

Clue_SocialClue (Sandy Rustin, Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price)
Comedy
90-100 Mins
5f, 5m
It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

 

CCheck Please by Jonathan Randheck, Please (Jonathan Rand)
Comedy
25-35 Mins
7f, 7m
Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother’s bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?

 

 

10waystosurvive_BPS10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (Don Zolidis)
Comedy
30-35 Mins
5f, 3m, 2 any
It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)

 

 

CheckPlease2_BPSCheck Please: Take 2 (Jonathan Rand)
Comedy
25-25 Mins
6f, 6m
Soon after their relationship ends, Guy and Girl are forced by their well-intentioned best friends to plunge back into the dating pool. Unfortunately that pool is filled with foot-reading psychics, frustrated polygamists, and extreme accountants. And pirates. But are the blind dates really that unbearable? Yes. Yes they are.

 

 

brothersgrimmspectaculathon_oneact_BPSThe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (one-act) (Don Zolidis)
Comedy
35-50 Mins
1m, 1f, 1 any
Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil’s Grandmother. (A full-length version of this play is also available.)

 

 

 

lawandorderfairy_ BPSLaw & Order: Fairy Tale Unit (Jonathan Rand)
Comedy
35-45 Mins
13f, 8m, 27 any
In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

 

 

internetdistraction_BPSThe Internet is Distract–OH LOOK A KITTEN! (Ian McWethy)
Comedy
30-35 Mins
5f, 5m, 12 any
Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah’s schoolwork, or worse. Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.

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