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  • refraction of light play script front cover

    Refraction of Light

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 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.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • play script front cover - A Slippery Slope

    A Slippery Slope

    by P. A. Wray

    In this 10-minute comedy play by P.A. Wray, a student at a Christian academy discovers some truths about the culture wars and his own family when he is forced to defend his oral report which contained facts at odds with the school’s ideology. Ideal for community theater or as part of an evening of short plays.  

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    $5.00
  • Fron Cover Shakespeare On-The-Go Shakespeare Adapted For Young Audiences

    Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences

    by Gillette Elvgren

    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.

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    $13.95$60.00
  • Front Cover Sniper - A Play in One Act

    Sniper

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 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.

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    $9.95$90.00
  • Play Script An Evening With Joyce's Women Cover Image

    An Evening With Joyce’s Women

    by David H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 3 Males 4 Females Max 12 Min 4

    A trilogy of one-act plays, An Evening With Joyce’s Women allows us to enter the lives of three women from Dubliners by James Joyce. The frustrations, fantasies, and follies of Irish women who are, in turn, victims and victimizers of their mates and their society come to life in this trilogy of The Boarding House,  Eveline  and The Dead. Adapted from Dubliners by David Klein, these three plays reflect the frustrations, follies, and fantasies of women everywhere. Great for middle school, high school, community theater, fund raisers for women’s groups. PDF download available.

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    $9.95$90.00
  • Fro Cover Prince Hedgehog

    Prince Hedgehog

    by Roy C. Booth
    • 25 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    Prince Hedgehog is a dramatic adaptation of a delightful folk tale in which a Prince—in this case born a hedgehog because of his mother’s hasty words—is sent out to further his education. This is a transformation play with a twist.

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    $5.00$50.00
  • Oregon Fever - A Play For Teens - Script Cover

    Oregon Fever

    by David Rush
    • 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.

     

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    $7.00$75.00
  • Fron Cover Herschel and Happy Participatory Comedy for Children

    Herschel and Happy

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 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.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Fall Back Spring Ahead - Daylight Saving Day Comedy

    Fall Back, Spring Ahead

    by Michael J. Hotchkiss
    • 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,

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    $5.00$30.00
  • The Boarding House - Adapted from James Joyce

    The Boarding House

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

    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, uses 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. Great for high school, colleges, community theater, and fund-raising for women’s groupsPDF automatic download available.

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    $7.95$50.00
  • All Dressed Up One Act Play Book Cover

    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
  • front cover Hymn to the Chesapeake - A Play in Poetry and Song

    Hymn to the Chesapeake

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 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.

     

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    $11.00$90.00
  • A Colonial Christmas Playscript for Schools - Cover Image

    A Colonial Christmas

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 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.
    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.

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    $11.00$90.00

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