The Monologue Show (From Hell) (full-length version)
Don Zolidis
It took Mr. Banks's drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show, but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window. From the couple staging their real-life break-up to the garden-gnome thief confessing his crimes, everything that can go wrong will in this flexible collection of hilarious tall tales....
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Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
16 f, 13 m, 1 either (1-30 actors possible: 0-22 f, 0-20 m)
Fire Exit
Stacie Lents
Everybody at Westfield High School thinks they know what happened the day of the fire. Fire Exit opens in the aftermath, as the community faces what appears to be a prank gone terribly wrong. But as the kids and adults open up about their lives and the bigger picture of the day's events emerges, the truth proves to be far less simple...
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Drama
30 - 35 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 3 either (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-5 m)
This Wonderful Life
Steve Murray
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...
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Comedy
75 minutes
1 m
The Dog Logs
CJ Johnson
From a tough Rottweiler with neighbor problems to an aging mongrel who discovers love late in life, this collection of hilarious and heartbreaking monologues examines the lives of dogs from every breed, age, and situation. Telling stories of friendship, romance, and revenge...
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Comedy/Drama
60 - 100 minutes
3 m (1-15 actors possible: 0-15 f, 0-15 m)
O'Keeffe!
Lucinda McDermott
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe struggles to answer the question "Was it me or was it Stieglitz?" as she journeys through the major events of her life. Her husband Alfred Stieglitz played a major role in her life and career, and she now wonders if she would have achieved the same successes without him...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
1 f
truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth
Eric Coble
A powerful drama exploring the life of Sojourner Truth, a woman searching for her identity in a country ripped apart by Civil War. As she walks thousands of miles, physically and emotionally, her evolving faith and progressive ideas send shock waves through the nation that continue to reverberate...
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Drama
90 minutes
1 f, 2 m (1-10 actors possible: 1-10 f, 0-9 m)
The Woman Who Amuses Herself
Victor Lodato
The Mona Lisa has always captivated the world. But for Vincenzo Perugia, the painting holds a special power, one that compels him to steal it from the Louvre and return it to Italy. Before he returns it, however, he lives under the watchful smile of La Gioconda for over two years...
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Drama
80 - 100 minutes
5 f, 6 m, 1 either (1-12 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
Courage
John Pielmeier
Inspired by an address given by Sir James M. Barrie to the graduating class of St. Andrew's University in Scotland, Courage is an intimate look into the life of the celebrated writer. In instructing the students how to go about living the "courageous life," he uses his own life as an example of how not to spend one's years...
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Drama
80 - 90 minutes
1 m
The Monologue Show (From Hell) (one-act version)
Don Zolidis
It took Mr. Banks's drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show . . . but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window. From the couple staging their real-life break-up to the garden-gnome thief confessing his crimes, everything that can go wrong will in this flexible collection of hilarious tall tales...
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Comedy
35 - 40 minutes
11 f, 8 m (1-19 actors possible: 0-16 f, 0-16 m)
The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Ginna Hoben
This heartwarming one-woman play offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season.
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Comedy/Holiday/Solo Play
70 - 90 minutes
1 f
A Christmas Carol
Greg Oliver Bodine
This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States...
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Comedy/Drama
60 - 70 minutes
1 m
Science Fair
Jeanmarie Williams
Science Fair presents us with five offbeat kids, up close, warts and all, and lets us catch a glimpse of their future trajectory, daring us to take notice where, in most cases, society didn't...
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Comedy
75 - 90 minutes
1 f (1-5 actors possible: 1-5 f, 0-1 m)
Bitter Bierce
Mac Wellman
Rich with history, humor, and tragedy, Bierce tells us the tumultuous story of his life and times, from his experiences in the Civil War and his newspaper career, to his travels and amusing run-ins with famous public figures...
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Seriocomic Monologue
75 - 90 minutes
1 m (1 actor possible: 0-1 f, 0-1 m)
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
Kate Moira Ryan and 1 other
Part memoir and part stand-up routine, this hilarious and affecting play breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. A performance piece that explores it all: from rugelach to rabbis, matzoh to marriage, Ann Landers to Anne Frank, and guilt to G-D...
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Memoir/Comedy
60 - 70 minutes
4 f (1-21 actors possible: 1-21 f, )
Louis' Lottery
Joseph Sorrentino
Louis is a homeless man whose luck appears to have encountered a drastic turn-around when his number is picked in the million-dollar lottery. His best friend tells the story, revealing the deep friendship he developed with Louis in spite of their transient lives on the street. A funny, moving, and gripping tale of two men struggling to get by.
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Drama
75 - 85 minutes
1 m
Am Lit, or Hibernophilia
Dan O'Brien
A recently widowed professor at a nameless midwestern college contemplates returning to Ireland in search of lost love, youth, and perhaps himself. Told via emails, phone calls, and old-fashioned letters, Am Lit is a modern epistolary monologue of loss and yearning.
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Drama
15 - 25 minutes
1 m
Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker
Jim Helsinger
Sent to Castle Dracula to deliver deeds to the infamous Count, Jonathan Harker has no idea what he's getting himself into in this tour-de-force thrill ride. Once he arrives, Jonathan finds himself being held captive by the eerie and cryptic Count, discovering horrific sights behind some of the castle's closed doors...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
1 m
But Who's Counting
Larry Loebell
New Year's Eve, 1999. A charismatic young woman has invited a guy back to her stylishly furnished apartment and chained him up tight, in anticipation of her 2,000th sexual escapade. And tonight she's going to share with the audience a bit of what she's learned, in one racy, rollicking monologue...
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Comedy
15 - 20 minutes
1 f
Nijinsky's Last Dance
Norman Allen
This one-man tour-de-force delves into the hidden recesses of the great dancer's psyche as he fights for his sanity. In a searing 90 minutes, Nijinsky not only relives his past but embodies the people who inhabit it, including lover Sergei Diaghilev, prima ballerina Tamara Karsavina, and artistic champion Auguste Rodin...
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Solo drama
85 - 95 minutes
1 m
Up To Date
Laura Shamas
In a series of monologues, eleven diverse women grapple with the meaning of dating and romance in the 21st century -- from the promise and pitfalls of Internet dating, to biological clocks, dating as a widow, and the self-help industry...
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Seriocomedy
80 - 90 minutes
11 f (6-11 actors possible: 6-11 f, )