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Refraction of Light
- 100 minutes
- 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4
Professional, Simple Set
On the day World War II ends, another war begins. Joe Taylor, an African-American veteran decides he wants to marry Nettie French, a childhood sweetheart, and buy the house belonging to Rose Beauchamp, a white teacher who has befriended both Nettie, daughter of Rose’s deceased best friend, and Joe and encouraged their friendship and academic aspirations. Rose’s prejudice rears its head and her reluctance to sell her house to Joe sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all their futures. Harry Rosen, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany, enters their lives and helps them find their way home.Read More
Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences
These 4 adapatations of Shakespeare plays are skilfully adapted for young audiences and include: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. Plays are each approximately 45 to 50 minutes. They are all fast paced, engaging, and include both Shakespeare’s original language as well as theatrical devices that make the language more accessible to young audiences. As exciting participatory theater they appeal to elementary school students. With the participatory elements removed, each play’s frame story is producible as a play for teens or for teen drama groups to perform for a younger audience.Read More
- 90 Minutes
- 8 Males; 2 Females; Doubling Possible
Banned in Boston! Before a successful run off-off-Broadway, scheduled productions of Sniper were canceled by high schools after the Oklahoma City and Columbine shooting, fearful that this play would incite violence. Set in 1974, Sniper invites us into the fictional world of real-life sniper Anthony Barbaro, who on December 30, 1974, took a gun up to the third floor of his high school and became one of the nation’s first headlined teenage rampage killers.
Great for high school, college, and community theater and discussion groups.Read More
- 30 minutes
- 3 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 6
In this one-act drama Joshua Blanchard is getting ready to leave Kansas to head west on the Oregon Trail in l835. On this climactic day, his youngest son dies, his daughter decides to marry and stay at home, and he has an important confrontation with his wife.
Performs well for middle school, high school, community theater. Great for Reader’s Theater, especially tied into a history or social studies class.
Herschel and Happy
- 60 Minutes
- 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4
Herschel and Happy, a play for children by Mickey Coburn, consists of 3 short plays which follow two wandering friends who can’t stay out of mischief. These plays are highly participatory for a younger audience. The show lasts approximately an hour.
Written for children, to be performed by adults. The show tours easily with simple sets, costumes, and props.
Downloadable, printable PDF available.Read More
Fall Back, Spring Ahead
- 30 minutes
- 3 Males 3 Females Max 6 Min 6
It is the Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time starts or ends… This family does not know which. Turn the clocks forward or back? Or, who is to change them? And when exactly? – Fall Back, Spring Ahead, by Micael J. Hotchkiss, is a one-act comedy that tackles this -timely event with great hilarity,Read More
All Dressed Up
- 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 touring. PDF download available.Read More
Hymn to the Chesapeake
- 95 Minutes
- 5 Males, 5 Females, Max/Min 10
This award-winning, full-length play with music is 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. Easy to stage with a variable cast, this haunting drama can be performed easily by high school, college, community, and professional theaters.
A Colonial Christmas
- 110 Minutes
- 9 Males, 4 Females, Max Cast 20+, Min Cast 16
Fantasy, Large Cast
A full-length holiday comedy by Gillette Elvgren with a large cast and possible doubling.Read More
In A Colonial Christmas, the Hartley family has decided to downsize the holidays which seem to have lost their significance. However. an old barrel organ is a portal to Christmas in Revolutionary days for a renewal of faith and the Christmas spirit. Great for community theaters and church audiences.