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War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast adapted by Joe Landry, Inspired by and Including the Mercury Theatre on the Air's Infamous 1938 Radio Play

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry

Productions (4)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)

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. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Read more

Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge

Baltimore
Kirsten Greenidge

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m

When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. Read more

Off the Main Road
William Inge

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (10-13 actors possible: 4-5 f, 6-8 m)

William Inge deploys the fierce empathy for his characters that makes him an essential American playwright in this passionate, newly-discovered drama. Read more

Lost in Place: 5 Short Play by Lewis Black

Lost in Place
Lewis Black

Productions (1)
  • Dark Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (3-11 actors possible: 1-4 f, 2-7 m)

Famed comedian Lewis Black weaponizes absurdity in this collection of darkly exuberant plays. Read more

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m

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. Read more

Smoke by Kim Davies

Smoke
Kim Davies

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

"You know you get to choose what happens to you, right?" That's what John tells Julie when they meet by accident at a kink-play party in New York City. Read more

High Fidelity lyrics by Amanda Green, music by Tom Kitt, book by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film

High Fidelity
Amanda Green

Productions (36)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 10 f, 10 m (20-30 actors possible: 10-20 f, 10-20 m)

When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film. Read more

What a Glorious Feeling! The Story of Singin' in the Rain by Jay Berkow

What a Glorious Feeling!
Jay Berkow

Productions (7)
  • Play with Music
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-4 m)

There's lightning in a bottle but a storm behind the scenes at the studio where Gene Kelly begins work on Singin' in the Rain. One of the greatest movie musicals of all time is born in this intimate backstage play featuring the classic music, songs, and dance of golden-era MGM. Read more

Selma ཽ by Catherine Filloux

Selma '65
Catherine Filloux

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 1 f

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 1965 march for voting rights at Selma, and Tommy Rowe, an FBI informant working undercover in the Ku Klux Klan. Read more

Romance Language by Joe Godfrey

Romance Language
Joe Godfrey

Productions (0)
  • drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m

Everything changes for intelligent but isolated widow Kay when she begins taking Italian lessons -- but not quite the way her daughter Penny had planned. Rather than the language, it's the unexpected love for her Italian teacher Fiore that pulls Kay back into the world. Read more

Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs

Women Playing Hamlet
William Missouri Downs

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f (4-19 actors possible: 4-19 f, )

Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. I Read more

Clark Gable Slept Here by Michael McKeever

Clark Gable Slept Here
Michael McKeever

Productions (4)
  • Black Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m

Hollywood's hiding a lot more in the closet than Tom Ford tuxedos, and megastar agent Jarrod Hilliard's determined to keep it that way. When the corpse of a male prostitute is found in his client's hotel room during the Golden Globe Awards, Hilliard and hotel manager Gage Holland are left to sweep things under the rug. Read more

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Is He Dead? adapted by David Ives, based on the play by Mark Twain

Is He Dead?
David Ives

Productions (382)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m (11-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 7-12 m)

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep his love from marrying his rival is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Read more

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (35)
  • Revenge Comedy
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. Read more

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

Failure: A Love Story
Philip Dawkins

Productions (76)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-50 actors possible: 3-48 f, 2-47 m)

Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. Read more

Over the Tavern by Tom Dudzick

Over the Tavern
Tom Dudzick

Productions (276)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 150 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m

In that most idealized period of 20th-century America, the Eisenhower years of the 1950s, the Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up, and God. Read more

Trevor by Nick Jones

Trevor
Nick Jones

Productions (18)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m

Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. Read more

Drinking Habits by Tom Smith

Drinking Habits
Tom Smith

Productions (207)
  • Farce
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. Read more

Women by Chiara Atik

Women
Chiara Atik

Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (8-11 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 3-6 m)

Showing the world of the beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO's hit series Girls, Women is a hilarious, fast-paced contemporary spin on a timeless classic. Read more

Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock

Swimming in the Shallows
Adam Bock

Productions (56)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m

Barb finds out that Buddhist monks in Thailand only own eight things -- and wonders if that is all she wants. She starts giving away her things but her husband Bob keeps buying her new ones. Read more

The Taming by Lauren Gunderson

The Taming
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (83)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. Read more

Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick

Miracle on South Division Street
Tom Dudzick

Productions (73)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m

Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. Read more

I and You by Lauren Gunderson

I and You
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (85)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness. Read more

The Lost Boy by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

The Lost Boy
Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

Productions (58)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-18 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-8 m)

Haunted by a tragic accident and his mother's harsh words, James M. Barrie slowly begins to confront his family's tragic past with the help of an unexpected friendship and his own gift for storytelling. This fictionalized account of the creation of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Read more

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka

Good Kids
Naomi Iizuka

Productions (57)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 8 f, 4 m

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Read more

Two Point Oh by Jeffrey Jackson

Two Point Oh
Jeffrey Jackson

Productions (8)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m

Elliot Leeds is dead -- or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Leeds makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Read more

The Spoon River Project adapted by Tom Andolora, based on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

The Spoon River Project
Tom Andolora

Productions (44)
  • Play with Music
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (10-18 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)

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. Read more

By the Waters of Babylon by Robert Schenkkan

By the Waters of Babylon
Robert Schenkkan

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

On a hot afternoon in Austin, Texas, the widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget. Read more

Miss Julie adapted by Craig Lucas, from the play by August Strindberg, based on a literal translation by Anders Cato

Miss Julie
Craig Lucas

Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m

In this new adaptation of Strindberg's classic drama, mistress of the house, Miss Julie, and her servant play a dangerous game of seduction in an effort to relieve themselves of their trapped existences. Read more

Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (full-length)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (247)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (11-24 actors possible: 7-12 f, 4-12 m)

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. Read more

Smoke by Kim Davies

Smoke
Kim Davies

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m

"You know you get to choose what happens to you, right?" That's what John tells Julie when they meet by accident at a kink-play party in New York City. Read more

Dracula adapted by William McNulty, originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel, Dracula

Dracula
William McNulty

Productions (174)
  • Horror
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (12-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, exactly 7 m)

This adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror. Read more

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry, from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (full-length version)
Joe Landry

Productions (1153)
  • Holiday drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-25 actors possible: 1-10 f, 1-15 m)

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Read more

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Michael Carleton

Productions (351)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 95 minutes
  • 3 m (3 actors possible: 0-3 f, 0-3 m)

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Read more

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Ginna Hoben

Productions (53)
  • Comedy/Holiday/Solo Play
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f

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. Read more

Parfumerie adapted by E. P. Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatszertar by Miklos Laszlo

Parfumerie
E. P. Dowdall

Productions (58)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 7 f, 8 m, 3 either (12-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-10 m)

This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies (The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail) is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Read more

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, music by Kevin Connors. From the novella by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
Kevin Connors

Productions (32)
  • Holiday Play with Music
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-41 actors possible: 2-18 f, 3-23 m)

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. Read more

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson, music by Bruce Greer, from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical
Keith Ferguson

Productions (89)
  • Musical
  • 135 - 150 minutes
  • 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Read more

Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (full-length)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (247)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (11-24 actors possible: 7-12 f, 4-12 m)

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. Read more

This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock, adapted from the screenplay It's a Wonderful Life by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

This Wonderful Life
Steve Murray

Productions (63)
  • Comedy
  • 75 minutes
  • 1 m

One actor inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the gang come to life as a single actor creates a heartwarming story about the effect one hardworking man's life has on the people around him. Read more

Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick

Miracle on South Division Street
Tom Dudzick

Productions (73)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m

Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. Read more