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Wilde Tales
Jeremy Bloom
Come through the garden gate to a world where swallows, statues, and fireworks speak with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. Five stories of love and loss from Wilde's collection of stories for young people, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, are woven together with Wilde's later verse and clever puppetry in this innovative theatrical vision...
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Adaptation
70 - 90 minutes
8 either (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 0-40 m)
Lafayette No. 1
Mandy Conner
As the yellow fever epidemic ravages the streets of 1816 New Orleans, no one thinks of the orphans known as the Forgotten--except for Lizzie Landry. But when the epidemic entangles Lizzie's fate with those of the Forgotten, they all must band together to hold the city accountable for their most vulnerable citizens...
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Drama
35 - 45 minutes
8 f, 7 m (15-25 actors possible: 8-13 f, 7-12 m)
Star Stars: The Franchise Awakens
Dean O'Carroll
Long, long ago, in a theater near you, there was a saga that thrilled generations of moviegoers - but then the dark time came, and the prequels depressed the galaxy. Now a brave band of heroes on a quest to make new Star Stars movies must battle the sinister First Chapter, and the only ones who can help are the heroes of the original trilogy...
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Parody
75 - 90 minutes
9 f, 11 m, 29 either (19-80 actors possible: 6-40 f, 7-40 m)
The Spoon River Project
Tom Andolora
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been...
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Play with Music
85 - 95 minutes
5 f, 6 m (10-18 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)
Toil and Trouble
Lauren Gunderson
This hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth pits friend against friend, ambition against fate, pet-sitting against miniature vicuna mogul-dom...
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Black Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
1 f, 2 m
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Fifth Period
Jason Pizzarello
To win his freedom from school bully Bugs, smart aleck Tommy offers to help him get a date to the prom with popular actress Stephanie Mezaluna. But the only way to get her attention is to convince her that Bugs is a famous actor in hiding...
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Comedy
25 - 30 minutes
5 f, 5 m, 10 either (14-40 actors possible: 4-36 f, 4-36 m)
Willa Wonkie and the College Tour (Chocolate Not Included)
E. S. Follen
In this scrumdiddlyumptious parody of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Pail wants nothing more than to go to college, but she knows her family could never afford it...
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Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
7 f, 5 m, 10 either (13-45 actors possible: 2-45 f, 0-45 m)
Just Like I Wanted
Becca Schlossberg
At sixteen, Joey has just committed suicide. Through narration and a series of flashbacks, Joey shows us the life he used to lead and why he chose to end it -- but we also see the unexpected effect of his death on his classmates, teachers, and family...
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Drama
40 - 55 minutes
8 f, 7 m, 1 either (11-16 actors possible: 1-15 f, 1-15 m)
Fat Kids on Fire
Bekah Brunstetter
Back at home, Bess is just another angst-ridden teenager trying to fit in. But this summer, things are going to be different. Campers and counselors alike are automatically drawn to the new skinny fat girl who's a definite shoo-in for the illustrious title of Camp Princess...
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Comedy/Drama
120 minutes
6 f, 3 m
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Jon Jory
The game's afoot and the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is born, as they face a quartet of the most confounding crimes to ever cross the threshold of 221B Baker Street. Based on four classic short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling reminder of why Sherlock Holmes remains eternal...
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Mystery
90 - 100 minutes
4 f, 6 m (8-26 actors possible: 3-14 f, 5-20 m)
Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry
Arlene Hutton
Teen sex, lies and gossip, power, secrets, manipulation, mascara, the need to scream, and what teens really want to say. When the president of student council throws a house party and photos are posted online, a group of friends get caught up in a series of shifting events that forces them to question what really happened...
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Drama
50 - 70 minutes
4 f, 5 m, 1 either (10-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 5-8 m)
The Refugee Women
Don Zolidis
To give shape to the endless days in a refugee camp, a group of girls from different countries come together to put on a production of The Trojan Women with the help of an aid worker...
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Drama
25 - 35 minutes
13 f, 4 m (13-25 actors possible: 11-20 f, 2-10 m)
Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls
Naomi Iizuka
A man moves to write the great American novel. A woman moves to Alaska to start a new life. Babies, wild dogs, komodo dragons, and hula dancers abound in this play about finding your tribe in a world gone haywire...
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Comedy
90 - 120 minutes
4 f, 5 m (9-11 actors possible: 4-6 f, 5-7 m)
Nora's Lost
Alan Haehnel
Debilitated by Alzheimer's disease, Nora Blodget follows the vision of her late husband into the woods on a cold night. Nora's life flashes before her -- revealing her former life as a dynamic teacher, a caring wife, and a loving mother...
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Drama
35 - 45 minutes
12 f, 6 m, 7 either (15-25 actors possible: 8-20 f, 5-20 m)
The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe
Werner Trieschmann
When a crowded elevator becomes stuck, one of the passengers, a playwriting instructor, thinks that everybody is in fact trapped in a cliched play by an inexperienced playwright...
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Comedy
30 - 45 minutes
7 f, 2 m, 3 either (10-12 actors possible: 5-10 f, 2-5 m)
Drama Geeks vs. Zombie Cheerleaders
Kathryn Walat
The Drama Club notices that their biggest rivals, the Cheerleaders, are acting unusual. They're beginning to smell, and they seem to have an odd taste for human flesh... yup, they've turned into zombies...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
11 f, 5 m (15-16 actors possible: 8-14 f, 1-8 m)
Antigone Now
Melissa Cooper
In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story...
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Drama
50 - 60 minutes
3 f, 1 m (4-11 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-9 m)
Breaking Badly
Jonathan Rand
Ending a relationship is never easy -- unless, of course, you outsource the task. Desperate for a way out, Lily turns to The Breakup Center, where she can pick the perfect method from a selection of real breakups...
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
15 f, 15 m, 7 either (9-37 actors possible: 4-24 f, 4-24 m)
The Gift of the Magi (full-length version)
Jon Jory
Classic Christmas carols punctuate this sweet and joyful full-length retelling of the timeless O. Henry short story...
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Christmas comedy
75 - 95 minutes
5 f, 4 m, 2 either (9-15 actors possible: 5-9 f, 3-7 m)
Alice vs. Wonderland
Brendan Shea
Lewis Carroll meets Lady Gaga in this psychedelic update of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Angst-ridden adolescent Alice unwittingly trades places with Mary Ann, the Wonderland version of herself. Now Alice must travel through a fantastical teenage dreamscape...
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Surreal drama with music
75 - 95 minutes
10 f, 6 m, 2 either (9-32 actors possible: 6-18 f, 3-14 m)