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And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin
At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali. This swift, vibrant historical drama bobs and weaves through the iconic boxer's early life.
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Drama
60 - 80 minutes
2 f, 7 m
A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill
Rupert Holmes
Carl Lee Hailey shot two men in the very courtroom where he now stands trial. But attorney Jake Brigance sees Hailey's act of vengeance against the racist men who attacked his daughter, and he's willing to risk everything to defend his client's life.
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Courtroom Drama
120 - 135 minutes
3 f, 10 m (10-18 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-12 m)
Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
Patrick Greene
Celebrity interviewer Ian McWorthy has a dream line-up for tonight's episode of the World Wide Window: a veritable litterful of felines whose internet antics have catapulted them to fame.
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Comedy
25 - 45 minutes
9 f, 7 m, 6 either (8-30 actors possible: 1-30 f, 1-30 m)
Like You Like It
Like You Like It
Daniel S. Acquisto and 1 other
All the world's a mall in this totally awesome musical mashup of Shakespeare and John Hughes. It's 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance. Rosalind wants to go with Orlando, but she's never had the guts to talk to him. Rosalind disguises herself as a frat dude and discovers Orlando's true feelings.
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Musical Comedy
120 - 130 minutes
5 f, 4 m, 4 either (11-50 actors possible: 5-50 f, 4-50 m)
Don't Talk to the Actors
Don't Talk to the Actors
Tom Dudzick
The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want.
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Comedy
105 - 120 minutes
3 f, 3 m
Drugs Are Bad
Drugs Are Bad
Jonathan Rand
Brad comes home from school one day to find his parents waiting for him, deeply concerned. They have found a secret that Brad stashed away in his underwear drawer: an algebra book. That's right -- Brad has been studying behind their backs...
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Comedy
10 - 15 minutes
1 f, 2 m
Permanent Collection
Permanent Collection
Thomas Gibbons
Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage.
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Drama
115 - 125 minutes
3 f, 3 m
Snappy's Happy Half-Hour
Snappy's Happy Half-Hour
Don Zolidis
When the disgruntled cast of Snappy's Happy Half Hour quits moments before a live broadcast, it's up to the techies to save the beloved children's television show. Can they keep the smiles on their faces and their imaginations in gear?
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Comedy
35 - 40 minutes
8 f, 6 m, 4 either (18 actors possible: 0-18 f, 0-18 m)
The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw
Jack Neary
Isolated in a sprawling manor in 19th century England, a governess is hired to watch a precocious young brother and sister in this haunting adaptation of Henry James' classic novella.
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Classic Thriller
100 - 110 minutes
4 f, 3 m
Facebook Ruins Everything!
Facebook Ruins Everything!
Ian McWethy
When tech-paranoid playwright Ian McWethy finds two teenagers "Facebooking" on his lawn, he boldly makes a stand by taking their phones away...and making them perform a series of theatrical vignettes about the evils of Facebook.
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Comedy
25 - 35 minutes
5 f, 8 m, 10 either (8-20 actors possible: 2-15 f, 5-18 m)
The Two Musketeers!
The Two Musketeers!
Jon Jory
When a small acting company eliminates one Musketeer from their production of The Three Musketeers due to budget constraints, the rest of the cast must sally forth bravely with only two.
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Comedy
90 - 100 minutes
2 f, 4 m
Perfect Score
Perfect Score
Katie Henry
Four friends -- a hippie, a jock, a perfectionist, and a slacker -- negotiate the college application process as graduation day rapidly approaches. SATs and GPAs are just a part of their worries...
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Dramedy
40 - 50 minutes
4 f, 3 m (7-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-6 m)
So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader
So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader
M. G. Davidson
When cheerleading captain Britney and her three squad members Britnee, Brittani, and, uh, Kevin...realize they have to find a fifth squad member to be eligible to compete at Nationals, they decide to hold tryouts to see who in their school is up to the challenge.
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Comedy
30 - 40 minutes
6 f, 2 m, 10 either (6-18 actors possible: 3-17 f, 1-14 m)
Selma '65
Selma '65
Catherine Filloux
Two fascinating lives are brought to life by a single actress in this powerful drama that explores the searing moment that connects Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist who joins the march for voting rights at Selma, and Tommy Rowe, an FBI informant working undercover...
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Drama
70 - 80 minutes
1 f
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
David Kisor and 1 other
Action, comedy, romance, rock 'n roll, and a little bit of opera spice up the story of Sleeping Beauty in this magical, musical twist on the fairy tale classic. At Princess Briar Rose's christening, wicked Wisteria puts a curse on the baby after realizing she wasn't invited to the party.
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Musical Comedy
85 - 105 minutes
6 f, 4 m, 1 either (11-40 actors possible: 6-20 f, 4-20 m)
At The Bottom of Lake Missoula
At The Bottom of Lake Missoula
Ed Monk
After losing her entire family in a fatal tornado, Pam, a college sophomore, must embark on an unimaginable journey as she copes with her loss.
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Drama
32 - 34 minutes
3 f, 3 m, 12 either (13-32 actors possible: 2-16 f, 2-16 m)
Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King
Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King
Elizabeth Wong
The mischievous Chinese superhero The Monkey King comes to life in this energetic and charming play where Chinese Opera and hip-hop collide. Between finding and losing a home, getting kicked out of school, and battling with a one-horned ogre, the naughty Monkey King somersaults into his adventures...
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Children's theater
45 minutes
4 either (4-12 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
Equilibrium
Equilibrium
Sheri Wilner
While reviewing "the principle of equilibrium" for their upcoming chemistry exam, a group of friends discuss the racist actions of a teacher. Confronted with a recent example of his favoritism towards white students, they debate whether they should respond in some way to the racism they perceive...
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Drama
30 - 40 minutes
6 f, 4 m (10 actors possible: 2-8 f, 2-8 m)
Time on Fire
Time on Fire
Timothy Mason
Caught in the upheaval of the American Revolutionary War, a group of young people must decide where they stand. Who will take up arms and who will pass the buck?
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Drama
70 - 80 minutes
4 f, 7 m (11-13 actors possible: 4-5 f, 6-9 m)
National Pastime
National Pastime
Bryan Harnetiaux
National Pastime follows the journeys of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as they shatter the color barrier in 1947.
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Drama
105 - 120 minutes
4 f, 8 m (12-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 8-10 m)

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