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  • The Devil’s Due

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males 2 Females Max 4 Min 4

    Choices, Competitions, Depression, Mania

    In The Devil’s Due, a one-act drama/comedy, an artist, Eric Talmadge, confronts the decline of his aesthetic powers and the possible dissolution of his marriage. In a satiric tour de force, a visitor—possibly a neighboring psychiatrist and possibly a more fearsome presence—offers him a possible way out of his dilemma. Is M. Boudreaux really an unorthodox psychiatrist practicing from his apartment in NYC or does he represent a power other than the mind? And what choice does he give Eric in order to regain his peace of mind and his artistic abilities?

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    $7.00$75.00
  • A Cold Day in Hell

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male 0 Female Max/Min 1

    Community, Simple Set, Touring

    A Cold Day in Hell portrays one man’s effort at resolving his despair at his dilemma of having a hospitalized, comatose wife, apparently with no hope of recovery, and grown children who seem to him to be self-absorbed and detached from his plight.
    A tour-de-force single-character play by author Jan Quackenbush, its actor, Michael Liscio was awarded a 1988 Los Angeles Dramalogue Award in a long-running production by the California Cottage Theatre, 1988-1991.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • 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

    Classroom Use, Father-daughter, Mental Health Issues, Choices, Community, Competitions, Depression, Drama, High School, Reader's Theater, Self-esteem, Small Cast, Touring

    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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  • The Hypochondriac

    by George Freek
    • 45 to 60 minutes
    • 7 Males. 4 Females Max 11 Min 11 (Doubling Possible)

    Simple Props, Simple Set

    A one-act, satirical caricature on the practice of medicine, Human nature is revealed and pilloried in this comedy which skillfully skewers the medical profession, a narcissistic patient, and his conniving wife. The Hypochondriac (also known as The Imaginary Invalid) is as germane today as it was in Moliere’s France.

    Easy to produce on stage or in a classroom as reader’s theater. (We have special copying rates for classroom use.)

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    $7.97$75.00
  • 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 Moral of the Story

    by Valetta Anderson
    • 30 minutes
    • 2 Males/2Females; Total 8

    Aesop’s Fable The Tortoise and the Hare meets an African Ibo legend .  This one-act comedy play script for kids reveals what inquiring minds have always wanted to know – the inside scoop behind Aesop’s most famous Fable and why tortoises have cracked, lumpy shells.

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    $9.00$50.00
  • 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
  • Baba Yaga Acts Up

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Max cast 5, Min cast 4

    Variable Length, Simple Props, Simple Set

    Six short interactive plays portray a whacky witch who is more comic than frightening. The ethnic flavor of the plays appeals to all audiences. Three episodes run about an hour; six episodes are included to mix and match depending on the needs of the young audience to create a one-act play script for Children’s Theater and Community Theater.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Aviators

    by John F. X. Delaney
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males

    Dramedy

    Two retired Marine Corps pilots, Rory “Roar” McMahon, and his longtime squadron buddy, Austin “Toad” Campion, conspire to “escape” from the Navy Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA where they have both been admitted with a life-threatening illness. The two characters are opposites in everything except their love of flying. With the help of two old combat buddies, they plan how to outwit the hospital staff in one, last. “impossible” escapade. Great for seniors and community theaters.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Attack at the Pierre Fontaine

    by Jan Quackenbush
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 6

    In this one-act comedy for seniors, a group of long-time friends and residents of the Pierre Fontaine Hotel are alarmed by the increasing dangers in the outside world. One of their members has “news” of an imminent attack. Together, they try to plan a defense strategy (including duct tape?????) which will protect them all. The hilarious but semi-serious results unfold…

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    $9.00$75.00
  • All Dressed Up

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

    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

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