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Big Dog/Norman Maine Publishing, LLC
P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
FAX: 605-791-0186


New Full-Length

Murder Mystery Weekend of Doom

By Steven Stack

FARCE.  With 12 eccentric characters, the laughs never end!  At this murder-mystery weekend, guests have a chance to win a “priceless treasure” if they can solve a fake murder.  The guests include a millionaire who carries around a dead cat, a girl from a family with a lot of possums, a world-weary criminal, and an egotistical actress. The guests face a major turn of events when they are murdered one by one with a series of bizarre weapons including a half-eaten pomegranate, a barrage of acorns, a spatula, a charade’s rulebook, a stethoscope, and a garden spike.  Will anyone survive to solve the mystery? 


New Comedy

Beautiful, Crazy

By J. Patrick Moss

COMEDY.  Selected for the lead role in an upcoming play, Alicia, a wannabe actress, arrives at a hospital psychiatric ward where the "director" tells her that the psychiatric patients are really method actors who include a catatonic woman, a pathological liar, a patient with multiple personalities, and an autistic savant.  But when a nurse supervisor, a security guard, and the hospital’s regional director arrive, the patients have to play sane and the sane have to play crazy.  What ensues is an evening of full-blown madness!


We've Moved!

We have relocated our offices to Rapid City, SD.  Please make note of our new contact info: 

Big Dog/Norman Maine Publishing, LLC

PO Box 1401, Rapid City, SD 57709

605-791-0186 (fax)

Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mountain time)


New One-Act

Quiet on the Set!

By Mitchell Roush

FARCE.  At this low-budget film shoot, the director has no vision for the film, the boom-mic guy keeps falling asleep, the assistant has a tendency to panic, and the script is absolutely horrible.  The director tries to salvage the film by forcing two method actors to rehearse their lines as a nerd and Valley Girl and then as a monkey and a parrot.  When this doesn’t work, the actors assume the roles of a boy band singer and an opera diva and sing their lines!


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We’re here to help you select the perfect play for your needs.   Just e-mail us with your questions including the number and breakdown of your cast (male and female roles), the length of the show, and the type of show (drama, farce, mystery, comedy, etc.), and we will be happy to help you narrow down your choices and steer you in the right direction.