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Addicted to Outrage
1. Addicted to Outrage by Kamron Klitgaard NEW!
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 10 flexible
Time: Approximately 100-120 minutes, 90 pgs

COMEDY. WARNING: Outrage may cause addiction to chanting, protesting, and uncontrollable fits of laughter. Outragers Anonymous is a support group for angry individuals who enjoy being outraged. Eac... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Case of the Egyptian Curse
2. Agatha Christie's The Case of the Egyptian Curse by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 6 M, 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. The famous Egyptologist Sir John Willard has died unexpectedly in Egypt while excavating the tomb of the pharaoh Men-her-Ra. When other me... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Case of the Family Curse
3. Agatha Christie's The Case of the Family Curse by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 6 M, 3 F, 2 boys
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

MYSTERY. Mrs. Lemesurier’s eldest son, Ronald, has narrowly escaped death three times in the past six months and seems destined to become the next victim of the Lemesurier family curse. The medieval... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Case of the King of Clubs
4. Agatha Christie's The Case of the King of Clubs by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 4 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 3 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. One evening, famed dancer Valerie Saintclair staggers into the Oglanders’ drawing room with blood on her dress and manages to murmur,... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Case of the Missing Cook
5. Agatha Christie's The Case of the Missing Cook by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs

MYSTERY. Eager to tend to his personal affairs like trimming his mustache and removing a grease spot from his suit, famed detective Hercule Poirot vows to take time off from solving crimes. Instead,... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Case of the Missing Will
6. Agatha Christie's The Case of the Missing Will by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 24 pgs

MYSTERY. Upon his death, Andrew Marsh left instructions allowing his niece, Violet, to live at Crabtree Manor for one year to “prove her wits” or all his worldly goods will go to charitable instituti... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Chocolate Box
7. Agatha Christie's The Chocolate Box by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Famed detective Hercule Poirot discretely recounts to his friend Arthur Hastings the shocking story of the one and only time he faile... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Cornish Mystery
8. Agatha Christie's The Cornish Mystery by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 30 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Mrs. Pengelley confides to detective Hercule Poirot that she fears her husband is trying to poison her. Mrs. Pengelley has no proof t... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
9. Agatha Christie's The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 3 M
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. When a well-known banker mysteriously disappears, famed detective Hercule Poirot bets Inspector Japp from Scotland Yard that he can solve the myst... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Disappearance of the Western Star
10. Agatha Christie's The Disappearance of the Western Star by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 3 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 30-40 minutes, 38 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. American film star Mary Marvell has received three threatening letters warning that her diamond, the “Western Star,” will be stolen on “the night ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Double Clue
11. Agatha Christie's The Double Clue by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 2 M, 4 F
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 24 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. Mrs. Hardman, a wealthy collector, summons famed detective Hercule Poirot to recover her jewels that were stolen at a tea party, which was attende... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan Hotel
12. Agatha Christie's The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan Hotel by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 33 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. While vacationing at the Grand Metropolitan Hotel in Brighton, famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is called upon by a rich American coup... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Kidnapping at Waverly Court
13. Agatha Christie's The Kidnapping at Waverly Court by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Country Squire Marcus Waverly and his wife receive a mysterious note from a kidnapper who threatens to abduct their three-year-old son if th... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
14. Agatha Christie's The Million Dollar Bond Robbery by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 2 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 2 F)
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 23 pgs

MYSTERY. Philip Ridgway was entrusted by the London and Scottish Bank to transport one million dollars of bonds from London to a bank in New York. The bonds were counted in Mr. Ridgeway’s presence i... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Murder at the Victory Ball
15. Agatha Christie's The Murder at the Victory Ball by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 7 M, 3 F, 6 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 7 M, 3 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. At a high-society costume ball, Lord Cronshaw is found stabbed in the heart with a kitchen knife, and his fiancée is mysteriously found dea... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Mystery at Hunter's Lodge
16. Agatha Christie's The Mystery at Hunter's Lodge by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Roger Havering calls on famed detective Hercule Poirot to investigate the murder of his wealthy uncle, who has been murdered at an is... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Plymouth Express Murder
17. Agatha Christie's The Plymouth Express Murder by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 2 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. A wealthy American steel magnate hires famed detective Hercule Poirot to hunt down the killer of his daughter, Flossie, who was murde... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Puzzle Box
18. Agatha Christie's The Puzzle Box by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 1 F (With doubling: 3 M, 1 F)
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 25 pgs

MYSTERY. With no interesting cases of late, famed detective Hercule Poirot declares that the criminals of England have come to fear him: “When the cat is there, the little mice…they come no more to ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
19. Agatha Christie's The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. On the grounds of Marsdon Manor, Mr. Maltravers is found dead with a small rifle by his side. Since there are no bullet holes in his... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's What Did the Dead Man Have Up His Sleeve?
20. Agatha Christie's What Did the Dead Man Have Up His Sleeve? by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 2 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 23 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard persuades Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings to join him on a weekend getaway to the country town of ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's What Move Must the Cat Make Now?
21. Agatha Christie's What Move Must the Cat Make Now? by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 5 F (With doubling: 3 M, 4 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs

MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives a letter from Miss Amelia Barrowby requesting his assistance with a delicate, private... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Armadillo Queen, The
22. Armadillo Queen, The by Dwayne Yancey NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 9 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 89 pgs

COMEDY. Sara, a new student, hopes to drift through her senior year at Hurleyburg High School with no one noticing her, but her dream is dashed when she is drafted to serve as the school’s mascot, th... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cactus Rustlers, The
23. Cactus Rustlers, The by Dwayne Yancey NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 8 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 92 pgs

COMEDY. In this sequel to "Rhonda’s High-Class Roadkill Chili," Rhonda, Fonda, and Dronda are busy organizing an alien festival to attract more visitors to Hurleyburg. To make things more “festive,”... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Call Me Mr. Scrooge:  A Musical!
24. Call Me Mr. Scrooge: A Musical! by Murray J. Rivette NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 3 M, 3 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 48 pgs

MUSICAL. Inspired by the classic tale by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by four ghosts who try to convince him to change his miserly ways by giving his poor clerk, Bob... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Camp Dinky Springs
25. Camp Dinky Springs by David Peoples and Donna Van Oss NEW!
Cast: 11 M, 14 F, 4 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 100-120 minutes, 90 pgs

COMEDY. During a week of survival challenges, the campers at Camp Dinky Springs must compete against the overachieving campers at Camp Roaring River. The Dinky Springs campers have never come close ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Catch That Wolf!
26. Catch That Wolf! by Stephen E. Rose NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 5 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 47 pgs

COMEDY. When some sheep go missing, the Czar announces he will send three of his finest royal hunters to catch the wolf. The only problem is that the Czar’s finest hunters are away on a mission, and... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cinderellie's Wild Wedding
27. Cinderellie's Wild Wedding by Murray J. Rivette NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 7 F
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 49 pgs

COMEDY FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES. Prince Herman has proposed to Cinderellie, and the happy couple is set to be married in just one month. Not wanting to hold a grudge, Cinderellie invites her conniving st... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Count Catula
28. Count Catula by Lavinia Roberts NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 8 flexible (With doubling/tripling: 3 M, 5 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes, 27 pgs

CHILDREN’S COMEDY. One dark and stormy night, the Myers receive an unexpected visit from their new neighbor, the Graves family, who live in a creepy house next to the cemetery. The Graves are lookin... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Courage Untold
29. Courage Untold by Susan B. Katz NEW!
Cast: 7 M, 12 F, extras (With doubling: 5 M, 11 F)
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 91 pgs

HISTORICAL DRAMA/THRILLER. This play is based on the true story of a courageous Jewish woman, Roza Robota, who led a small group of female prisoners in a plot to blow up a crematorium at the Auschwit... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Divine Bovine, The
30. Divine Bovine, The by Charlotte Nixon NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 5 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F, 2 flexible) (Minimum cast: 2 M, 2 F)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 60 pgs

COMEDY. Betsy, the cow from “Jack and the Beanstalk,” hijacks the original story and tells an “udderly” ridiculous version in which she is the star. In it, Jack’s mother, a shopaholic drama queen, s... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Doofus
31. Doofus by William Cameron NEW!
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 30 pgs

COMEDY. Winner, Best Play and Best Production, Pittsburg New Works Festival, 2000. Dana has written a play inspired by her relationship with her fiancé, Cliff. At the final dress rehearsal, Cliff w... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Epic Play…That Was Never Written, The
32. Epic Play…That Was Never Written, The by Kory Howard NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 10 flexible, extras (With doubling: 4 M, 5 F, 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 70 pgs

FARCE. Two actors must write an “epic play” on the spot after the playwright suffers writer’s block. To make the play as “epic” as possible, the writers include plenty of action, adventure, mystery,... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Exchange of Gifts
33. Exchange of Gifts by Dwayne Yancey NEW!
Cast: 3 F
Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 89 pgs

HOLIDAY COMEDY. A Russian, an Australian, and a Canadian walk into an airport…and what ensues is a blizzard of laughs! Eager to fly home for Christmas, three foreign college students discover all fl... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Four and Twenty Wretched Dates
34. Four and Twenty Wretched Dates by Christopher Morse NEW!
Cast: 22 M, 20 F, 2 flexible, extras (With doubling: 10 M, 10 F) (Minimum cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs

COMEDY. With deepest apologies, a narrator introduces two dozen “romantic” dates that go dreadfully, horribly, horrendously wrong. There’s a woman who brings a backup date on a blind date, a couple ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Ghost of a Chance, A
35. Ghost of a Chance, A by George Hosker-Bouley NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 2 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 61 pgs

COMEDY. Eager to sell a posh penthouse that has been on the market for 10 years, a real estate agent thinks he’s in luck when he meets a mob boss and his wife who are keen on purchasing the apartment... READ MORE | BUY NOW

How to Win a One-Act Play Competition
36. How to Win a One-Act Play Competition by Kamron Klitgaard NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 7 F, 10 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 57 pgs

COMEDY. After learning that the winning plays in the one-act play competition are always tragedies, a local high school drama teacher writes her own “fresh” Greek tragedy, “Euripinitis Travels to Had... READ MORE | BUY NOW

It Happened One Summer…
37. It Happened One Summer… by Steven Stack NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 7 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 2 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 54 pgs

COMEDY COLLECTION. Kick back and enjoy a sizzlin’ summer of silliness in this sensational collection of four short plays. In “Ketchup Sweats,” Berkley discovers he suffers from a rare genetic disord... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Muddled Ever After:  A Fairy Tale Menagerie
38. Muddled Ever After: A Fairy Tale Menagerie by Daniel A. Kelin II NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 11 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 8 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 50 pgs

FARCE WITH SONG. This isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a fairly ridiculous tale! Hear ye, hear ye! Regular, unremarkable maidens must attend an upcoming royal ball so that the King and Queen can find a br... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The
39. Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The by Doug Goheen NEW!
Cast: 9 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 101 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the novel by Agatha Christie. Detective Hercule Poirot is forced out of retirement when his friend, Roger Ackroyd, is found brutally murdered. There’s a locked door, an opened... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Murder on the Links, The
40. Murder on the Links, The by Doug Goheen NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 6 F
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 102 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the novel by Agatha Christie. Famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Arthur Hastings travel to France to meet with Paul Renauld, who has urgently request... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Out of Darkness
41. Out of Darkness by Tracy Wells NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 10 F, 8 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 4 M, 10 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 43 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the autobiography, Helen Keller, the Story of My Life. At just 19 months old, Helen Keller was stricken with an illness that left her blind, deaf, and mute. Her struggle to ov... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Patriotic Pelican, The
42. Patriotic Pelican, The by Seth Bowden and Donna Van Oss NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 12 F, 19 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 9 F, 16 flexible)
Time: Approximately 100-120 minutes, 97 pgs

FARCE WITH SONG. Crime that once ran rampant in the streets has been all but eliminated by the city’s freedom-fighting superhero―the Patriotic Pelican. When criminals see his star-spangled cape, the... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Peter Pan and Wendy (One-Act)
43. Peter Pan and Wendy (One-Act) by Tracy Wells NEW!
Cast: 12 M, 9 F, 3 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 11 M, 6 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 69 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the 1911 novel by J.M. Barrie. When Peter Pan is spotted at the open window of the Darling nursery, he tries to escape but loses his shadow. Wendy, the eldest of the Darling c... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Picture of Dorian Gray, The
44. Picture of Dorian Gray, The by David John Preece NEW!
Cast: 6 M, 4 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 96 pgs

CLASSIC/HORROR. In a Faustian pact, the young, handsome Dorian Gray trades his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. Pursuing beauty and pleasure above all else, Dorian descends into a life... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Princess with a Frozen Heart, The
45. Princess with a Frozen Heart, The by C. Edward Wheaton NEW!
Cast: 7 M, 11 F, 7 flexible, extras (With doubling: 6 M, 8 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 71 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel "The Scarecrow of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. King Krewl insists Princess Gloria marry the wealthy Lord Tullydub, but Princess Gloria has fallen in love with Pon, the garde... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Recipe for Disaster, A
46. Recipe for Disaster, A by Tracy Wells NEW!
Cast: 2 M, 7 F, 11 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 6 F, 9 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs

CHILDREN’S COMEDY. When Jana enters her basement science lab, she becomes “Dr. Noodles, scientist extraordinaire”! But just as Dr. Noodles is on the verge of a scientific breakthrough, her siblings―... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Return of the Wicked Queen, The
47. Return of the Wicked Queen, The by Craig Sodaro NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 5 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 6 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 71 pgs

COMEDY. In this sequel to “Snow White” it’s 20 years later, and the Magic Mirror reveals that the Wicked Queen is still alive but is powerless without her book of spells. Getting on in years, the vi... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Take a Seat!
48. Take a Seat! by Ellen Abrams NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 12 flexible (Doubling, tripling possible.)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 56 pgs

COMEDY. Ms. Baker, a high school guidance counselor, does her best to help students every day with their hodgepodge of problems, but it isn’t easy! There’s a student who hates his name, a freshman w... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Timmy Willie, the Country Mouse
49. Timmy Willie, the Country Mouse by R. Eugene Jackson NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 8 F, 11 flexible (With doubling: 3 M, 8 F, 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 55 pgs

COMEDY FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES. Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. The Country Mice know they’ve got to get up early and eat their fill of the Farmer’s vegetables before he load... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Winnie-the-Pooh and the Wrong Sort of Bees
50. Winnie-the-Pooh and the Wrong Sort of Bees by A.A. Milne NEW!
Cast: 1 M, 1 flexible, 1 boy
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 27 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted from the story “Winnie the Pooh and Some Bees” by A.A. Milne. In this story within a story, A.A. Milne tells his young son, Christopher Robin, a bedtime story about his stuffed bear... READ MORE | BUY NOW

You Can COUNT on Me
51. You Can COUNT on Me by Cameron Beall and Donna Van Oss NEW!
Cast: 8 M, 16 F, 8 flexible, extras (With doubling: 6 M, 15 F, 6 flexible)
Time: Approximately 120 minutes, 82 pgs

COMEDY. After hiding out from humans for more than 100 years, several old-school monsters discover―to their horror―that modern humans don’t find them scary…at all. The monsters join S.C.R.E.A.M., a ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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