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Volleygirls
Rob Ackerman
The pressure is on for the down-and-out Saint Agnes girls' volleyball team to defeat their biggest rival and to save their coach's job. But with a limited number of players, a string of losses, an awkward confrontation with an angry parent, and two of the girls about to come to blows over a boy, things are looking rather grim...
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Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
8 f, 3 m (11-16 actors possible: 8-10 f, 3-6 m)
Irena's Vow
Dan Gordon
Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy.
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Drama
95 - 100 minutes
4 f, 6 m (10-23 actors possible: 4-16 f, 6-17 m)
Great Expectations
Bathsheba Doran
Based on Dickens' classic story of a young orphan, Pip, who comes into a mysterious fortune. Rejecting the love and squalor of his childhood, he attempts to win the heart of snobbish Estella, who was raised by her Aunt Miss Havisham "to wreak revenge on all the male sex."
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
4 f, 8 m, 4 either (6-30 actors possible: 2-15 f, 4-20 m)
Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth (full-length version)
Jonathan Rand and 1 other
More than one hundred eclectic characters -- including a loving couple of freezing frontiersfolk, a cadre of mustachioed men, a humble nuclear physicist, and a merry band of ghosts -- portray the convoluted history of a small Midwestern town.
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Comedy
75 - 85 minutes
5 f, 5 m, 10 either (10-133 actors possible: 5-67 f, 5-66 m)
Once Upon a Pandora's Box
Monica Flory
Once upon a time in New York City, Tabitha and her brother Louis discover a box sitting in the hall of their apartment. Curious, Tabitha opens the box, allowing five imprisoned fairy tale villains to escape...
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Comedy
60 - 75 minutes
7 f, 3 m, 3 either (11-16 actors possible: 7-13 f, 3-9 m)
Mr. Perfect
William Missouri Downs
Flight attendant Zooey is looking for a happy ending, but real life doesn't always cooperate. Even when she meets Jeffery, the hunky narrator of her favorite romance audiobook, he can't get her mile-high-club fantasy right...
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Comedy
70 - 90 minutes
2 f, 2 m (4-5 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 2-3 m)
Alice in Slasherland
Qui Nguyen
When young Lewis Diaz accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth...
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Horror Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
3 f, 3 m (6-10 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-5 m)
Special Days
Seth Kramer
Written to be performed as one full-length show or as independent pieces, Special Days chronicles the milestones of birth, death, and love with insightful humor and moving humanity...
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Comedy/Drama
120 - 140 minutes
1 f, 3 m (4-19 actors possible: 1-8 f, 3-11 m)
The Misanthrope
Peter DeLaurier
All hell breaks loose in the form of iambic pentameter in this modern American retelling of Moliere's classic set against the backdrop of Washington D.C. Alceste hates the falseness of human behavior...
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Comedy
120 - 135 minutes
3 f, 7 m (8-11 actors possible: exactly 3 f, 5-8 m)
Sally Cotter and the Quest We Follow
Dean O'Carroll
Sally has just bought a copy of the final book in her favorite series of novels. But if she finishes reading it, will the magic all be . . . over?
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Parody
70 - 90 minutes
15 f, 15 m, 10 either (19-50 actors possible: 12-30 f, 7-30 m)
Holiday Shmoliday
Lynne Elson
Samson is forced to find a "cool" Chanukah song for his choir to sing or else the school bully will beat him up. At first Samson is reluctant to celebrate his Jewish roots, but with a surprise visit from a magical Dreidel Man, he goes on a journey exploring other cultures' celebrations of the holidays...
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Comedy/Drama
90 minutes
9 f, 5 m, 3 either (7-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 3-8 m)
Jeeves at Sea
Margaret Raether
In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet's posing as his own long-lost twin, and a sinister foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel. Will this madcap case of mistaken identities end in Bertie's doom--or worse, his marriage?
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Comedy
90 - 100 minutes
2 f, 4 m
Daughters of Io
Quincy Long
Two groups of spirited young women find their paths to independence intertwined when a progressive women's college in 1930s New England takes in a family of milkmaids fleeing an arranged marriage...
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Comedy/Drama
80 - 85 minutes
8 f, 1 m
Lunch
Shawn Northrip
A series of vignettes about raging hormones, inane fights, and first love all revolving around lunch period in this hilarious and heartwarming rock/grunge musical that reminds us just what middle school is all about...
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Musical Comedy
90 - 115 minutes
5 f, 6 m (4-19 actors possible: 2-9 f, 2-10 m)
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news...
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Live Radio Play
70 - 75 minutes
1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)
A House With No Walls
Thomas Gibbons
A bitter public battle erupts when it is revealed that the site of a new museum enshrining American liberty is the ground on which George Washington's slaves' house once stood. How do we decide which elements of our history will be commemorated and which will be forgotten...
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Drama
100 - 120 minutes
2 f, 4 m (6-9 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 4-7 m)
Persuasion
Jon Jory
This movingly romantic adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel brings a classic story of enduring love to the stage...
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Romance
100 - 110 minutes
8 f, 7 m (15-20 actors possible: 8-10 f, 7-10 m)
Defrosting Popsicles
Susan Emshwiller
Sally's father is on his death bed, but she just can't bring herself to emotionally confront the impending loss. Who has the time to process grief anyway, when you're wrangling a neurotic mother and sister, fending off an overly-sympathetic boyfriend, and wading through the maze of paperwork and regulations that spring up around death?
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Comedy/Drama
70 - 90 minutes
3 f, 3 m, 5 either (7-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-8 m)
Assisted Living
Winnie Holzman and 1 other
The lives of a cantankerous soap opera star and his makeup artist collide with the those of his biggest fan and her father with the discovery of a piece of fan mail that changes everything -- though perhaps not in the ways they once expected...
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Comedy/Drama
85 - 90 minutes
1 f, 1 m (2-4 actors possible: 1-2 f, 1-2 m)
HA!
Rich Orloff
HA! is a collection of Rich Orloff's three most popular one-act comedies, including Oedi (a spoof of Oedipus Rex), The News from St. Petersburg (a Chekhovian parody), and The Whole Shebang (which asks the question, "What if the entire universe was simply one student's science project?")...
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Comedy
100 - 120 minutes
2 f, 4 m (6-16 actors possible: 2-6 f, 3-10 m)