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  • The Dead

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male. 4 Females

    Simple Set

    A one-act play adapted from “The Dead” in James Joyce’s “Dubliners”

    During an annual Christmas celebration, Gabriel Conroy has to cope with his doddering aunts, discover the true nature of his relationship with his wife, Gretta, and confront his own academic pedantry.  He condescends to the provincialism of his friends, family, and his wife. But a big surprise about Gretta awaits him after he retires for the night.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Eveline

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 1 Female

    A one-act play by David. H. Klein, “Eveline” adapts the story from Dubliners by James Joyce. Eveline is a  young woman trapped by society and manipulated by her father and brother. Like too many women, she believes her higher purpose is in service to her family, a belief her father and brother foster–until she meets Frank! Perfect for high schools, colleges and universities, women’s groups, and community theatersDownloadable PDF available

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    $7.95$50.00
  • The Boarding House

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 3 Females

    Colleges, Community, Fundraiser, High School

    A one-act play, The Boarding House is a dramatic satire, by David.H. Klein, of the story by James Joyce. Mrs. Mooney, the owner of a boarding house of questionable reputation, exploits the wiles of her daughter Polly and the power of the Church to snare one of her more respectable boarders as her potential son-in-law.

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  • Reverse Hamlet

    by George Freek
    • 45 Minutes
    • 5 Males/2 Females

    Is Hamlet all that he pretends to be? Did he really see his father’s ghost? Critics for years have argued about how to interpret Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This one-act spoof by George Freek suggests some rather unusual answers. The dialogue comically mixes Shakespearean quotes and phrases with contemporary expressions.

     

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    $7.97$75.00
  • The Concise Christmas Carol

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male (up to 4 possible)

    Comedy, Drama, Flexible Casting

    A 50-minute condensed monologue adapted from Charles Dickens’ Scrooge. How the ghosts who haunt him, eventually transform a lonely, stingy, bitter old man into a generous, infectiously cheerful humanitarian. D.D. Delaney, a professional actor, playwright, journalist, and poet has adapted the familiar holiday classic for the stage. Written as a monologue, it can also be performed by 4 actors.   Ideal for Christmas celebrations, house performances, and readers theater.  Downloadable PDF available.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • “Best Always, Marilyn Monroe”

    by Kathleen Lockwood Mcblair
    • 80 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 4

    A small-cast, full-length play by Kathleen McBlair dramatizes the limited private moments of Marilyn Monroe‘s life after she became a star. Both Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller take the stage in her downward spiral. Her life-after-fame was eerily lonely and filled with long telephone conversations with friends, doctors, and strangers as she groped to find a sense of peace and belonging. This play was a finalist in the 1988 Virginia Prize for Playwriting.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Bertha Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 0 Female, Max/Min 1

    Competitions, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A monologue by D.D. Delaney. The driver of a van for a retirement community takes us into the eerie world of possible illusion or delusion when Bertha, a passenger on his van, begins to describe some disturbing events.  The van driver is also a journalist for an alternative press in this small town.  Of course, he has to investigate, even knowing that most of his patients are mentally disturbed. The voices are narrated by the van driver, but may also be read by other actors. Great for seniors, middle school and high school competitions, and auditions.

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    $7.00$40.00
  • All Dressed Up

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min 6

    In All Dressed Up, a one-act high school comedy / drama, Melissa has been taught what she is “supposed to” learn as a young woman: to be dependent, to bat her eyelashes, never to win a game against a boy.  How well does this education help her when she has to make important decisions about sexual activity. Great for teen drama groups and touringPDF download available.

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    $7.97$75.00
  • ANGELs, Inc.

    by Cindy Rock Dlugolecki
    • 110 Minutes
    • 4 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min 6

    Farce, Simple Props, Simple Set

    A zany full-length farce is a perfect change from traditional Christmas plays for schools, churches, and community theater.  The film crew for ABC (Angel Broadcasting Company) is producing a special to celebrate the Nativity.

    Small cast, great for schools, youth drama groupscommunity theaters, and churches. Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.95$70.00
  • Lost and Found

    by Marsha Lee Sheiness
    • 50 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 7

    In this one-act drama, seven teenagers laugh and cry as they tell their personal stories of shifting sexuality. Playing roles in each other’s scenes, they confront growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. They must learn to exist in a world that continues to be perplexed and challenged by sexual differences. Needing only a bare stage, seven actors, and 50 minutes.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Hymn to the Chesapeake

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 95 Minutes
    • 5 Males, 5 Females, Max/Min 10

    Musical Drama, Flexible Casting

    An award-winning, full-length play with music filled with the poetry of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Robert P. Arthur weaves fragments of conversations and traditional melodies to portray the love and heartbreak of its watermen and women–the love of the sea, a mother for a child, a man for a woman.

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    $11.00$90.00
  • Distant Survivors

    by June Prager
    • 60 Minutes
    • 4 Males, 1 Female, Max/Min cast 5

    Poetic Drama, Simple Set

    In this poetic drama, we see the past through the eyes of a German-American who looks back on his ancestral heritage and tries to come to terms with it.   He encounters voices and embodiments of World War II,  like echoes from the past and tries to find answers where there are only shadows. Distant Survivors was conceived and adapted for the stage by director June Prager, based on Holocaust poetry by William Heyen.

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    $9.97$70.00
  • Brendan’s Journey

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 120 Minutes
    • 2 Males, Max/Min 2

    Friendship, Simple Set, Trust

    In this picaresque comedy/drama for 2 actors,  Brendan and a companion journey in a small boat to the ‘promised land over the waves.’  Using props and costumes, the actors portray pivotal and conflicting characters from their past friendship. Gradually, they confront and resolve differences that threaten their relationship.Brendan’s Journey is a play about relationships: with friends, with spouses, and with God.

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    $9.95$75.00
  • The Canterbury Tales

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 90 Minutes
    • 3+ Males, 4+ Females, Max Cast 20+, Min Cast 8

    Accessible, Doubling Roles, Flexible Casting, Music Lead Sheets

    This full-length comedy play with music brings rapid-fire dialogue to an old classic.  With a flexible cast, it is an excellent play for high school performances, college theaters, or community productions.  Elvgren has selected the bawdiest and most satirical tales for this version.  A sense of Chaucer’s language is maintained but is made accessible to a modern audience.

    (Lead sheets available)

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    $11.00$80.00
  • Ophelia Lives!

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Depression, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teen Suicide, Touring

    This one-act play for teens deals honestly and openly with depression and suicidal impulses among teens.  Set backstage in a high school theater, a high school drama class is rehearsing Hamlet and personal issues–cutting, eating disorders and low self-esteem–that are seldom discussed begin to emerge after the teacher discovers a suicide note. 

    Ideal for middle school and high school students. Easy to tour with a simple set. PDF available.

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    $9.00$75.00

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