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  • Short Plays for Long Lives

    by Ed Friedman
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    Collection, Doubling Possible, Flexible Casting

    A collection of six 10-minute plays for seniors and senior theater groups. With mostly senior cast members, these short comedies plays about old people play well for senior groups and senior actors.  They may be produced as Readers Theater, or on stage individually or as a group.  These are good plays for amdram groups and community theater.

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    $7.95$40.00
  • Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited

    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max 6 Min 2

    Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A collection of six 10-minute satires – plays written by the renowned Virginia Playwrights Forum, lampoons the American political and social landscape. From taxes and lotteries, to classroom education and TV talk show hosts, the foibles of present-day America are revealed.

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    $13.95
  • Short Shorts for Seniors

    by Ludmilla Bollow
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1+Females 2+Males Max 12 Min 3 (Doubling Possible)

    Dramedy, Seniors, Comedy, Community

    French fries are outlawed? Animals invade a retirement community? Did we hear polka music? This collection of five short plays for seniors is funny and touching at the same time. These plays by prize-winning playwright and award-winning actress Ludmilla Bollow, illustrate the drama that touches our everyday lives.

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    $9.00$40.00
  • Drake Disappears

    by Matthew S. Hinton
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F2M

    Simple Set

    Playroom is a series of comedies created by the author as a way to explore the short play and “one act” format, one setting (and one evening) at a time.
    An otherwise ordinary family, the characters of Hinton’s Playroom are thrust into extraordinary, supernatural, and preternatural circumstances. Each work in the series is set in a different room of their house, and serves as an exploration into the very rooms and spaces that we all inhabit: the kitchen, the bathroom, the attic, the bedroom, the garage, the back yard, the dining room, and finally, the living room. Along the way, the settings themselves complicate matters in strange and inexplicable ways – the fridge turns out to be a time machine, ghosts and zombies inhabit the attic and garage, demons and misguided hippies and a clairvoyant become interlopers.
    As they discover the ups and downs of their home, the family must also confront themselves and each other. Like most families, they learn each other’s secrets and fears, habits and pet-peeves, problems and joys. Sometimes their encounters are as fragmented and twisted as the room they are in, and sometimes they manage to put pieces of their lives back together. More often, they take the time to offer each other hope and love in the face of uncertain circumstances.
    At its heart, Playroom is a series about exploring the hidden value of everyday spaces, as well as connecting (and reconnecting) with loved ones. Playroom is a theatrical experiment that examines the relationships of the nuclear family against the backdrops of a seemingly normal home.

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    $8.00$35.00
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    A Dark Day for Hinkley, J.

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 2F1M

    Simple Set

    John Hinkley Jr. (attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan) must use his newly-learned coping skills to deal with the news that the “love of his life”, Jodie Foster, is not “playing on the same team” that he’d always assumed she was.

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    $8.00$35.00
  • Off Our Rockers

    by Pamela Munson Steadman
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 9 M / 1 - 9 F/ Doubling Possible

    Seniors, Variable Length, Collection, Colleges, Comedy, Flexible Casting, Small Cast

    This collection of madcap 10-minute comedies appeals to everyone from teens to seniors. Casts include elves, grumpy homophobic neighbors, and a troupe of historical characters come to life.

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    $10.98$75.00
  • MONOLOGUE

    This’ll Only Take a Second

    by Zach Davis
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 1 F

    Classroom Use, Competitions, Depression, Simple Set

    As Miranda prepares to go to sleep, she recounts the events of her day—and her life—through a series of imagined and surreal interactions with her parents and psychiatrist.

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    $7.97$40.00
  • Rasputin – the Libertine

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • M 12; F 6; M/F 4+ Doubling possible

    Dramedy, Colleges, Community, Doubling Roles, Staging Design Potential

    From a murky past, Rasputin disrupts Russian society with his charismatic fervor. Despite several assassination attempts, Rasputin survives and thrives. Will nothing rid of us this meddlesome priest?

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    $11.97$127.90
  • Monsters

    by Chris Bullard
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1-6M; 1F; Min 1, Max 7

    Auditions, Monologue, Poetic Drama, Variable Length, Bare Stage, Collection, Highly Theatrrical, Reader's Theater

    Seven contemporary monologues that take the audience into a roller coaster ride of the psyche from predators to bizarre takes on the afterlife. Featuring an electric chair experiment, missing body parts and a weird scientific experiment to name a few. Great solo performance ideas.

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    $10.80$79.98
  • Dreams of Glass

    by Margaret McSeveney
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Colleges, Community, Competitions, Teens

    A one-woman short play with comedic and dramatic elements. Daisi Dickie, a young woman with dreams of becoming a clairvoyant and a changer of lives discovers her power to influence her own life.

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    $9.97$60.00
  • The Yellow Brick Road Trip

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1M / 3F 4 Max/Min

    Fable, Fairy Tale, Farce, Community

    A very different Dorothy lands in Oz to find some romantic interest from one of the Munchkins and a conflict over language and meaning from the Good Witch.

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    $6.97$30.00
  • Numbers Have Feelings

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1M/4M or F

    Fable, Farce, Young Audience, Fantasy, Middle School

    What if numbers could feel? Does a number feel diminished when it is subtracted? Originally written for a math-tutoring business open house, this short script is perfect as a classroom or meeting diversion.

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    $6.97$39.79
  • The Don

    by William Heyen
    • 1 - 60 min
    • 1 - 50 M or F

    Fable, Farce, Bare Stage, Collection, Community, Doubling Possible

    41 Plays-On-A-Page convey slices of sometimes fantastical life. Sometimes biting social commentary, sometimes whimsical asides. These short dramas and comedies leave the audience guessing about their own lives and the world around them. William Heyen, National Book Award Finalist and major American poet, has turned his pen to the stage, with stellar results.

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    $11.95$89.87
  • Ten After Ten: Ten 10-Minute Comedies

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2 M/F - 20+ M/ F Doubling possible

    Classroom Use, Farce, Seniors, Collection, Comedy

    In Ten After Ten, Jack J. Berry uses unique settings to highlight current problems and issues. These short comedies can be performed as a single evening or used separately as part of a larger presentation to underscore a point. Excellent for classroom, church, or senior facility.

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    $9.97$69.95
  • A Pastor’s Tale – The True Story of Silent Night

    by Todd Conner
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 - 5F; 2-7M; Max 7; Min 7

    Comedy, Simple Props, Teens

    A one-act Christmas comedy – a play with live music for young actors, telling the story of how the Christmas song “Silent Night” came to be written. Set in Oberndorf, Austria in 1818, the play is staged with live guitar in a Readers Theatre format. Memorized historical vignettes are combined with a straight-forward Christmas reading. But it soon goes “off-book” as student readers question the truth of the text they’re reading, and they end up squabbling on stage among themselves. Just when their performance seems doomed, Josef Mohr remembers a short poem he had been writing—Silent Night.

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    $7.97$55.98
  • A Slippery Slope

    by P. A. Wray
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3

    Simple Set

    A middle-school teacher is in a war zone between two students when both their reports turn out to be about the Layson Albatross. Does she side with Davy whose report says that Layson couples raising their chicks are sometimes both female? Or does she come to Beth’s defense when Beth wants to silence Davy’s report as “fake news.”

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    $6.95$30.00

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