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Crafting a Killer
Brent Holland
When a shadowy intelligence organization finds a way to move a person's consciousness from one body to another, they decide to use the technology to create the perfect undercover operative. However, the eight top candidates for the job don't know this until the day they find themselves locked in a deadly game of constantly-switching personalities. Forced to compete not only for the job, but for the chance to survive, one of the candidates is eliminated every round. But could someone outsmart the rules of the game? Find out in this inventive, suspenseful body-switching thriller.
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35 - 40 minutes
1 W, 1 M, 7 Any (9 actors possible: 1-8 W, 1-8 M)
The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script
Howard E. Koch
Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. 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 Any (4-22 actors possible: 0-9 W, 4-22 M)
Aliens vs. Cheerleaders
Qui Nguyen
After aliens abduct and scan two unsuspecting teenagers' brains to find their leader, they are led to Principal Forsman of Saint Valley High School. Little do the power-hungry aliens suspect that the school's cheerleading squad is full of brains, brawn, and butt-kicking skills. But when the cheerleaders are overpowered, it's up to hipster outsider Molly and her nerdy sidekick Lewis to step in and save the planet. (This play was specially commissioned by Playscripts for high school actors.)
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Action comedy
25 - 30 minutes
6 W, 4 M, 4 Any (10-12 actors possible: 6-10 W, 4-8 M)
The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno
Don Zolidis
The mysterious Mr. Uno has invited six eccentric guests to his dark and stormy mansion. When Uno winds up dead (several times over), and guests begin dying mysteriously, those remaining must uncover the murderer before it's too late. A wickedly funny parody of the traditional murder mystery, with eleven possible alternate endings voted on by the audience. Mix and match them all!
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Murder Mystery/Comedy
40 - 60 minutes
5 W, 6 M,  (11 actors possible: 5-6 W, 5-6 M)