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The Unmasking of Yetta Breen
- 120 Minutes
- 5 Male, 5 Female, Min/Max 10
A full-length touching and funny ‘dramedy’ by Mickey Coburn, about a newly widowed woman and her changing relationships with her grown children. Yetta’s family expect her to remain ‘mama’: dependent and indecisive but Yetta has ideas of her own. After years of marriage, she wants to live for herself. But when the suitors begin to appear!!!! Will Yetta be able to emancipate herself from the role of “Jewish Mother”? Even if her new beau is the “likker” salesman?
Great for community and regional theaters. Downloadable PDF available.
- 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.
- 90 Minutes
- 14 Males, 7 Females, Min/Max 21 (Doubling Possible)
A full-length comedy adaptation true to Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist. Funny, entertaining and touching, with variable cast, this play can be performed anywhere from the classroom to the professional stage. A delightful entertainment for children and adults alike, this comedy brings all the elements of the original characters to the stage or classroom. In addition to the standout Oliver role, the boys in the school provide a mischievous chorus of voices to the stage.Read More
- 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 everywhere, 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 theaters. Downloadable PDF availableRead More
- 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. Downloadable, printable PDF available
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.
From the Back Seat
- 40 Minutes
- 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4
Minimal Set, Older Cast
A one-act family comedy with senior actors. Who controls the family car? Harold promised to give Emma a more exciting life. But who will be in the driving seat? Their 40-year old daughter and son-in-law think Harold is past it, but he wants to show them he still has what it takes. This play works well for community theaters, senior groups, and Readers Theater.Read More
- 15 minutes
- 1 Male, 2 Females, Max/Min cast 3
Competitions, Holocaust Theme, Mother-Daughter, Simple Set
A one-act, 3-character drama. An elderly Holocaust survivor encounters a rebellious teenager in a tattoo parlor. Melanie is determined to get a butterfly tattoo against her mother’s wishes. Sarah is removing her own concentration camp tattoo–91366. Great for competition one-acts, an evening of short plays, or to introduce Holocaust Literature, parent-teen relationships or survival.Read More