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10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Don Zolidis
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...
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30 - 35 minutes
5 f, 3 m, 2 either (8-24 actors possible: 5-13 f, 3-11 m)
The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script
Howard E. Koch
Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now available to bring to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences...
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Science Fiction Drama
60 - 65 minutes
5 m, 6 either (4-22 actors possible: 0-9 f, 4-22 m)
Double Double
Kathryn Funkhouser
Emily tries to predict the disasters of the future - and then, three immortal witches sabotaging her drama club production of Macbeth send strange visions to turn Emily and her new classmates against each other, no one can predict what happens next...
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40 - 50 minutes
6 f, 8 either (12-40 actors possible: 6-40 f, 0-24 m)
The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama
Peter Bloedel
Short attention span? This play offers to teach the audience everything they'd ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. The play is replete with ghosts, villains, and common plot devices...
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25 - 35 minutes
6 f, 6 m, 12 either (8-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 4-20 m)
William McNulty
Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists...
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100 - 110 minutes
7 f, 7 m (12-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, exactly 7 m)
Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world)
Bekah Brunstetter
In the near-distant future, an NYC charter school becomes the first to welcome artificially intelligent students. However, new AI students Olive and Godfrey receive a chilly welcome from the already self-conscious and stressed-out members of the Junior class...
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Comedy / Drama
95 - 105 minutes
5 f, 3 m, 1 either (9 actors possible: 5-6 f, 3-4 m)
The Gift of the Magi (full-length version)
Jon Jory
When a strange twist of fate leads a young couple to find the perfect gifts for one another at an unexpected cost, Jim and Della learn the true meaning of the holiday...
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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)
Douglas Craven
In a dark classroom, eight students sit in an "official lockdown," not knowing if it's just a drill or an actual emergency. When a hysterical younger girl bolts from the room and the teacher follows, the remaining students are left alone to decide if it's safer to stay or run...
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20 - 35 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 1 either (9-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 4-8 m)
The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Ginna Hoben
After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's life falls apart -- just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where "romance" ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical...
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Comedy/Holiday/Solo Play
70 - 90 minutes
1 f
The Tree
Bradley Walton
Five teenagers on a hiking trip discover a blackened, twisted tree in the forest that they find in their path again...and again...and again. Is the tree following them? Or are they following the tree? And who are the mysterious hiker ghosts they see on the trail...
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35 - 40 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 5 either (10 actors possible: 3-8 f, 2-7 m)
12 Incompetent Jurors
Ian McWethy
When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused...
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70 - 80 minutes
6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
Clue: On Stage
Jonathan Lynn and 3 others
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 whodunit...
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90 - 100 minutes
5 f, 5 m (10-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)
An Undisclosed Location
Ed Monk
When a curious journalist pushes Bonner to revisit the night everything changed, he must face the questions that linger: Why were the four scientists summoned to a late-night meeting at Dr. Hale's home? How will history judge them now...
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30 - 35 minutes
1 f, 3 m, 2 either (6 actors possible: 1-3 f, 3-5 m)
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry
Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society...
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Live Radio Play
70 - 75 minutes
1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Noah Smith
This intimate, easy-to-stage version of Robert Louis Stevenson's science fiction classic features two haunting chorus characters, who speed along the action, play many supporting roles, and speak to Jekyll as the voices in his head, spurring him toward triumph and tragedy...
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Science fiction thriller
100 - 120 minutes
3 f, 5 m (8-21 actors possible: 3-8 f, 4-14 m)
Patricia Kane
The industrious members of the Budapest Women's Club come together for an annual tradition: the crafting of the holiday parade float. But under the surface of this pleasant gathering, the women find themselves grappling with sexuality, betrayal, and their own hard and fast notions of right and wrong...
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110 - 120 minutes
5 f
Stephen Gregg
MENACHAP, CALIFORNIA. An incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--every person but one. It becomes clear that this phenomenon might not be entirely in the past...
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Documentary Theatre/Horror
75 - 85 minutes
12 f, 10 m, 5 either (10-46 actors possible: 5-46 f, 2-46 m)
Just Add Zombies
Jonathan Dorf
A high school drama troupe turns a sleeping homeless woman into a zombie so she can join their show and make it a hit with the zombie-loving masses. But one bite leads to another, and soon things spin wildly out of control. When the curtain comes down on this undead Romeo and Juliet, will anyone be left alive..
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35 - 45 minutes
8 f, 3 m, 1 either (11-40 actors possible: 8-25 f, 3-15 m)
It's a Wonderful Neverland
Patrick Greene and 1 other
When the Lost Boys go missing, Peter Pan wishes he never came to Neverland. Unfortunately, his wish is granted by Tinkerbell's unkempt fairy cousin, Stinkerbell, and Peter is given a glimpse of what the world would be like without him...
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30 - 35 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 12 either (8-25 actors possible: 3-22 f, 3-22 m)
A High School Monster Musical
Mark Baron and 1 other
High school is hard enough, but four teenage descendants of famous movie monsters find the experience unbearable. Ehen transfer student Ginny befriends the "monster squad," the group learns how to be happy with who they are...
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Musical for young audiences
65 - 75 minutes
4 f, 4 m