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Above the Bitter Café
1. Above the Bitter Café by Greg Elsasser
Cast: 8 M, 5 F, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 95 pgs.

FARCE. Mrs. Ananias and her drama students have arrived in New York City on a much anticipated fieldtrip, but it doesn’t take long before there’s more drama than they can take! When the group encoun... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Academy Grimm
2. Academy Grimm by Dean L. Dyer
Cast: 8 M, 17 F
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 89 pgs

COMEDY. A group of students on their way to a drama festival get lost in an enchanted forest where they encounter some fairytale characters who escort the students to Academy Grimm. At Academy Grimm... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Ace of Diamonds
3. Ace of Diamonds by T. James Belich
Cast: 3 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 61 pgs.

MYSTERY. Six strangers invited to a remote manor discover they are all connected to the theft of the priceless Bloodstone ruby. All past owners of the cursed gem have either been murdered or met wit... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Admirable Crichton, The
4. Admirable Crichton, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 11 M, 11 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 100-120 minutes, 97 pgs

CLASSIC COMEDY. Adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie. Witty, smart, and hilarious, the laughs never end in this side-splitting comedy! Lord Loam arranges tea parties where he forces his servants to... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
5. Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 15 M, 12 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 91 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer, a mischievous boy, lives with his Aunt Polly in a Mississippi River town and spends most of his time getting in and out of trouble. After ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

After We Went to Our First REAL Play
6. After We Went to Our First REAL Play by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 6 F
Time: Approximately 75 minutes

FARCE/SPOOF. Adapted from the play “Alice Sit-by-the-Fire” by J.M. Barry. Amy, a dramatic, naïve teenager, has learned the ways of the world by regularly going to the theater, where she has learned ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles
7. Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Doug Goheen
Cast: 6 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 84 pgs

MYSTERY. This play is adapted from Agatha Christie’s first published novel and features the debut of one of Christie’s most famous characters, the cunning Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. At an iso... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Simple Set)
8. Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Simple Set) by Doug Goheen
Cast: 6 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 90 mins, 81 pgs.

MYSTERY. This play is adapted from Agatha Christie’s first published novel and features the debut of one of Christie’s most famous characters, the cunning Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. At an iso... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary
9. Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary by Tracy Wells
Cast: 6 M, 6 F, 13 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 3 M, 4 F, 13 flexible)
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 108 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the novel by Agatha Christie. WWI has ended and Tommy, a former soldier, and Tuppence, a former Army nurse, are out of work and money. The two decide to hire themselves out as... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Alice in Wonderland
10. Alice in Wonderland by John I. Baker III NEW!
Cast: 9 M, 5 F, 40 flexible, extras (With Doubling: 9 M, 5 F, 30 flexible. Tripling possible.)
Time: Approximately 120 mins, 104 pgs.

CLASSIC. Adapted from the Lewis Carroll novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Alice spies a white rabbit with a pocket watch and follows him down a rabbit hole into ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

All's Well in Rosewell
11. All's Well in Rosewell by Burton Bumgarner
Cast: 7 M, 6 F, 13 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 7 M, 6 F, 7 flexible)
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 87 pgs

FARCE. After the treasurer steals the town of Rosewell’s money, the mayor gathers the citizens together and gives them two options: A.) Raise taxes by 10,000% or B.) Come up with another plan to rai... READ MORE | BUY NOW

All's Will That Ends Well
12. All's Will That Ends Well by Craig Sodaro
Cast: 5 M, 12 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 10 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75 mins, 69 pgs.

FARCE. In this sequel to My Friend Will, Shakespeare is still on the lam after poaching a rabbit, but this time Titania the witch sends Shakespeare to a Renaissance faire, where he suddenly finds him... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Anne of Green Gables
13. Anne of Green Gables by Tracy Wells
Cast: 9 M, 14 F, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 9 F)
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 94 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by L.M. Montgomery. Matthew Cuthbert and his sister, Marilla, are getting older and decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage to help out on their farm, Green Gables. ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Arts or Crafts
14. Arts or Crafts by Rob Roznowski
Cast: Flexible cast 20+ (With doubling: 3 M, 6 F, 11 flexible, opt. extras)
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 68 pgs. Flexible, depending upon the number of skits/monologues performed.

SKIT/MONOLOGUE COLLECTION. This fast-paced, interactive show takes a comical look at the thin line that often separates “art” from “craft.” From Greek architecture to nail art, a host of entertainin... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Authors Anonymous
15. Authors Anonymous by Carl L. Williams
Cast: 3 M, 4 F
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 68 pgs..

COMEDY. When four authors meet at the country home of a reclusive heiress to compete for a $100,000 grant, it becomes painfully clear that it’s going to be tough choice—that is to find an author wort... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Beautiful, Crazy
16. Beautiful, Crazy by J. Patrick Moss
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 71 pgs

COMEDY. To woo Alicia, Jim tells her that he is a director and can get her the lead role in an upcoming play. Jim convinces his roommate to stage his “play” in the psychiatric wing of the hospital, ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Beneath the Moon
17. Beneath the Moon by Eugene Shear
Cast: 3 M, 4 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 69 pgs.

COMEDY. All three of Mrs. Davis’ children have become recently engaged and arrive at her home to introduce their fiancés to their mother for the first time. When the fiancés finally meet their futur... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Bermuda Triangle Getaway
18. Bermuda Triangle Getaway by Donna Van Oss
Cast: 7 M, 13 F, 7 flexible
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 92 pgs.

FARCE. When a plane headed for Hawaii crash-lands on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, it isn’t long before pandemonium breaks out as the wacky passengers and crew make themselves at home. There’s ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Blithering Heights
19. Blithering Heights by Sarah C. James
Cast: 8 M, 4 F, 3 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling possible)
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 82 pgs.

SPOOF. There are mysterious circumstances, arduous quests, improbable events, exaggerated emotions, melodramatic blithering, high adventure, doom and gloom, and even a ghost—and that’s just the origi... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Blue Hotel, The
20. Blue Hotel, The by Arthur Reel
Cast: 9 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 66 pgs.

DRAMA. Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award. Adapted from the short story by Stephen Crane. Three strangers arrive at the railroad town of Romper, Nebraska, and seek out a room at a ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Bram Stoker's Dracula
21. Bram Stoker's Dracula by Doug Goheen
Cast: 7 M, 5 F, 1 girl
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 76 pgs.

GOTHIC HORROR. Sick of those cheesy Hollywood versions of Dracula with stock characters and silly plots? This adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic preserves the psychological terror and complex cha... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Buffoonery
22. Buffoonery by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 11 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 4 M, 7 F, 8 flexible)
Time: Approximately 100-120 minutes, 100 pgs

FARCE. There are nonstop laughs and endless opportunities for cast members to showcase physical humor in this fun circus extravaganza. When Mrs. Hatchet, an animal activist, and her rent-a-judge and... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cajun Confusion
23. Cajun Confusion by Donna Van Oss
Cast: 7 M, 12 F
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 97 pgs.

FARCE. While on their way to New Orleans, a high school show choir from Texas takes a wrong turn and finds themselves lost in the Cajun countryside. Hungry and tired, the group finds lodging at Thib... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cajun Poker
24. Cajun Poker by James Brady
Cast: 3 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 85 pgs.

DRAMA. Set in New Orleans, the land of voodoo queens and slot machines, this unique American tragedy tells the story of Rufus Theriot, a lonely landlord who has dedicated his life to caring for his o... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Camp Soap
25. Camp Soap by Dan Eden
Cast: 11 M, 13 F, 6 flexible, extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 122 pgs.

FARCE. A group of wannabe actors converge at Camp Soap to hone their acting skills under the tutelage of washed-up soap opera star Dirk Svenson. The actors include a man with an enormous amount of t... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Candide
26. Candide by Arthur Reel
Cast: 15 M, 10 F, extras (Flexible cast 50+. Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 90 pgs.

FARCE/SATIRE. Wickedly funny, this adaptation of the classic novel by Voltaire traces the exploits of Candide as he travels through Europe and the New World. The story begins as Candide is banished ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Canterbury Tales, The
27. Canterbury Tales, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 14 M, 19 F, 7 flexible, extras (Doubling, tripling possible. Flexible cast 59+)
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 91 pgs.

CLASSIC COMEDY. This family-friendly adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales contains five of his most famous tales, additional roles for females, and all the hilarity that made the ori... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Career Day
28. Career Day by Art Shulman
Cast: 5 M, 3 F, 6 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 39 pgs.

FARCE. Hilarity abounds when ten wacky guest speakers arrive at Greenwood High’s Career Day to educate students about the “thrilling” job opportunities that await them. There’s a plastic surgeon, a g... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Case of the Missing Time
29. Case of the Missing Time by Daniel O'Donnell
Cast: 4 M, 10 F
Time: Approximately 80 minutes, 86 pgs.

MYSTERY/FARCE. Big Tex is extremely enamored with his Fanny—his wife, that is. So when his Fanny’s jewels and artwork go missing, Big Tex hires the great-niece of Sherlock Holmes and the great-grand... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cinderella Redux
30. Cinderella Redux by Mike Noland
Cast: 11 M, 13 F, 7 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 9 M, 11 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 73 pgs

COMEDY/SPOOF. Audiences of all ages will love this off-kilter, madcap version of “Cinderella.” With the bad economy and no job skills, Prince Wigglesworth needs to find a bride so he can become king... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cloak and Dagger
31. Cloak and Dagger by Craig Sodaro
Cast: 5 M, 6 F, extras
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 71 pgs.

SPOOF. In this spoof of “Casablanca,” the “usual” suspects appear—a fortune hunter, a crook, and a spy—but in this case, they take the form of a Texas cowgirl, a mysterious damsel in distress, and a ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cock-a-doodle-doo!
32. Cock-a-doodle-doo! by Heather Lynn
Cast: 13 M, 11 F, 27 flexible (With doubling: 12 M, 10 F, 21 flexible. Tripling possible.
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 93 pgs

COMEDY. Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand. When Chantecler, a barnyard rooster, attends the Guinea Hen’s soirée, he isn’t intimidated by the fancy roosters in attendance. While they may have ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cookies and Crime
33. Cookies and Crime by Craig Sodaro
Cast: 5 M, 13 F, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 10F)
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 66 pgs.

FARCE/MURDER-MYSTERY. When the cookie money goes missing and the museum curator is found dead, bake-sale volunteers at the Houtini House Museum immediately suspect foul play. But with the police chi... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Dapple Gray
34. Dapple Gray by Dwight Watson
Cast: 1 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 76 pgs.

COMEDY. Selected play, American Theatre of Actors Director’s Festival, 2002. Winner, Actor and Playwrights’ Initiative Playfest, 1994. After numerous therapy sessions, Catherine and Charles have fi... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Days of Our Roadsboro
35. Days of Our Roadsboro by Forrest Musselman
Cast: 6 M, 6 F, 3 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 4 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 71 pgs.

FARCE. The townspeople of Roadsboro have always treated Dracoola, a 17-year resident and local bed-and-breakfast owner, as an outcast because he’s evil, only comes out at night, and happens to be…a v... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Doctor Dolittle
36. Doctor Dolittle by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 6 M, 6 F, 17 flexible, opt. extras (With doubing: 4 M, 4 F, 10 flexible. Tripling possible.)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 67 pgs.

CHILDREN’S CLASSIC. Adapted from The Story of Doctor Dolittle and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. There are rabbits in the pantry, hedgehogs in the cellar, and even a crocodile under... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Don Juan or the Stone Guest (Full-length)
37. Don Juan or the Stone Guest (Full-length) by Stella Chester
Cast: 9 M, 6 F, 5 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 4 M, 3 F, 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 68 pgs

CLASSIC FARCE. Adapted from the play by Molière. Notorious scoundrel and ladies’ man, Don Juan, seduces Donna Elvira, luring her from a convent, and then abandons her. Enraged, Elvira’s brothers ar... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Ella After
38. Ella After by Rob Wiedell
Cast: 4 M, 5 F, 5 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 5 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 66 pgs

COMEDY. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this humorous sequel to “Cinderella.” The ball is over and the Prince discovers who left the glass slipper behind…a beautiful, charming maiden named “Cinder”... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Emma, Jane Austen's
39. Emma, Jane Austen's by Tracy Wells
Cast: 8 M, 14 F, 3 flexible (With doubling: 7 M, 13 F)
Time: Approximately 120 mins, 94 pgs.

CLASSIC/ROMANTIC COMEDY. Adapted from Jane Austen’s novel. In this humorous romantic comedy, the wealthy, mischievous Emma Woodhouse has a penchant for meddling in the love lives of others and delig... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Feast of Epiphany, The
40. Feast of Epiphany, The by Bryan Starchman
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, optional extras (With doubling 3 M, 5 F)
Time: Approximately 100 minutes, 96 pgs.

COMEDY. Colin McKinney, a successful romance novelist, wants to keep his profession a secret from his ultra-Catholic parents, especially his overbearing, neurotic mother. Colin writes under the pseu... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
41. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Doug Goheen
Cast: 8 M, 5 F (With doubling: 7 M, 4 F)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 79 pgs

CLASSIC. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this wholesome, heartfelt classic. Since the death of her husband three years ago, Mamsie Pepper struggles to provide for her five children by mending coats... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's
42. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's by Doug Goheen
Cast: 4 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 81 pgs.

CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with discovering the secret of life, so he spends several months fashioning a man out of dead body parts. Whe... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Get Off My Cabbage!
43. Get Off My Cabbage! by L. Don Swartz
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 60-75 mins,

COMEDY. In this hilarious sequel to Regrets Only, cranky curmudgeons Lottie and Bernice are back and they are grumpier than ever! This time they are lounging on Lottie’s front porch selling cabbages... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Glance at New York, A
44. Glance at New York, A by Arthur Reel
Cast: 9 M, 7 F, 7 flexible, extras (Doubling possible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 54 pgs.

COMEDY WITH SONG. A hit in its day, A Glance at New York (1848) was one of the first plays to portray working-class life and speech, providing a snapshot of what life was like for those living in New... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Government Inspector, The
45. Government Inspector, The by Jack Skeeter Dennis
Cast: 8 M, 7 F, 14 flexible, extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 80 pgs

CLASSIC FARCE. Audiences will love all the twists and turns, mistaken identities, and absurd situations in this timeless, side-splitting farce adapted from the play by Nikolai Gogol. The mayor of a ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Great Expectations
46. Great Expectations by Tracy Wells
Cast: 17 M, 13 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 13 M, 10 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 120-150 mins, 100 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Pip, a young orphan, lives with his abusive sister and her husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. While visiting the graves of his parents, Pip encou... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Green Carnation, The
47. Green Carnation, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 3 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 64 pgs.

SATIRE. This play is adapted from the scandalous novel by Robert Hichens (1894), which satirizes fashionable London society and figures associated with the Aesthetic Movement, most notably Oscar Wild... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Guess Who's Coming to Supper
48. Guess Who's Coming to Supper by Eddie McPherson
Cast: 6 M, 5 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 90-100 minutes, 95 pgs

COMEDY. Ally is afraid to introduce her boyfriend, Kevin, to her parents. Even though Kevin is good looking, a law school graduate, and has a wonderful job, he has one major flaw and Ally is terrifi... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Hamalot
49. Hamalot by Nicholas Conti
Cast: 7 M, 8 F, extras
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, depending upon length of royal festival, 62 pgs.

FARCE. After Princess Opheliac encounters the ghost of Sir Gawain, she learns that he is doomed to walk the grounds of Elsenomore Castle in Hamalot, Denmark forever until he brings the Holy Grail bac... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Hamlet Goes Hollywood
50. Hamlet Goes Hollywood by Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 9 M, 4 F, 8 flexible, extras (With doubling: 8 M, 4 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 69 pgs.

INTERACTIVE FARCE. Determined to make Hamlet a Hollywood blockbuster, a director elicits the help of Shakespeare to make a few “minor” changes to the script. Thinking the original script is trite an... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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