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Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. When a chance encounter after school leads to a growing connection between them, Austin's imagination, intelligence, and constant struggles to connect with the world are revealed in the form of four characters representing his inner life.
1 f, 5 m
By turns funny and heartbreaking, The Other Room is a compelling and sensitive glimpse into a unique and misunderstood mind.
Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions; the figures are alive.
4 f, 4 m, 13 either (12-30 actors possible: 2-30 f, 2-30 m)
With over 500 productions, this is one of the most successful dramas in the Playscripts catalog.
The rural South. Present day. Geordi has just been released from prison. He and his wife, Terri, a member of the Holiness Way sect, struggle to re-build their marriage. One night in service, Geordi handles snakes for the first time and is bitten in the throat and dies. Three days later, before the astonished eyes of the congregation, Geordi resurrects.
4 f, 7 m (9-14 actors possible: 3-6 f, 6-8 m)
From the author of the Tony-Winning play All the Way.
As Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon, the Pazinski family gathers to honor their late father's memory, and they quickly become entangled in each others' problems.
3 f, 4 m
In this hilarious, heartfelt sequel to Over the Tavern, the Pazinski family has left the conservative 1950s for the rebellious 1960s. But prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciating their ongoing trials and triumphs.
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