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Academy School for Gifted, Malevolently Impressive, Nefariously Awesome…Girls1. Academy School for Gifted, Malevolently Impressive, Nefariously Awesome…Girls by J. Patrick Moss
Cast: 3 M, 12 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 62 pgs
FARCE. Due to budget cuts, the School for Impressively Awesome Girls must merge with the Academy of Gifted, Malevolent, and Nefarious Girls. Combining good students with evil students in a school wh... READ MORE | BUY NOW
American Idle2. American Idle by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 10 M, 8 F, extras (Flexible cast 40+. With doubling: 3 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 57 pgs.
SPOOF. It’s become the latest TV reality show craze! In “American Idle,” contestants vie for the honor of becoming America’s number-one high school slacker. Host Brian Seacrest takes us through rou... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Bohemians, The3. Bohemians, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 13 M, 5 F, 5 flexible, optional extras
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 43 pgs.
VICTORIAN MELODRAMA. This adaptation combines two well-known classic novels of French Bohemian life—Henri Du Maurier’s Tribly and Henri Murger’s The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter, which inspired Puc... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Dating for Dietrich4. Dating for Dietrich by Kory Howard
Cast: 4 M, 10 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 57 pgs.
COMEDY. “Committed man looking for a wife. Needs to be a little boring and willing to be engaged in one day.” Tired of his parents treating him like a loser because he isn’t married, Dietrich tells... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Day Black Bart and Dangerous Dan McGrew Went to Dueling at Miss Kitty's Golden Nugget Saloon, The5. Day Black Bart and Dangerous Dan McGrew Went to Dueling at Miss Kitty's Golden Nugget Saloon, The by John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 5 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 42 pgs.
FARCE. When Black Bart accuses Dangerous Dan of cheating at cards, the two decide to duel it out at Miss Kitty’s Golden Nugget Saloon. It seems like a simple way to solve a dispute, but navigating t... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Day Ma's Boys Done Went to Town to Rob the Bank Again, The6. Day Ma's Boys Done Went to Town to Rob the Bank Again, The by John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 6 M, 6 F
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 56 pgs.
MELODRAMA. High in the hills of Arkansas, Ma’s boys have hatched a plan to rob the Vulture Rock bank. The only problem is that there is no bank in the town of Vulture Rock! The last time Ma’s boys ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Death Warrant for Dracula7. Death Warrant for Dracula by John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 4 M, 5 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 55 pgs.
FARCE. Disguised as Professor Alucard (Dracula spelled backwards), Count Dracula takes a teaching position at a small women’s college. But instead of preying upon hapless Victorian females, Dracul... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Don Juan (60 mins)8. Don Juan (60 mins) by Stella Chester
Cast: 8 M, 6 F, 5 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 3 F, 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 mins, 61 pgs.
CLASSIC FARCE. Adapted from the play by Molière. Notorious scoundrel and ladies’ man, Don Juan, marries Elvira and then abandons her. Enraged, Elvira’s brothers are determined to hunt Don Juan down... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Emperor's Hot New Duds!, The9. Emperor's Hot New Duds!, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 13 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 61 pgs
FARCE. Inspired by “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. After taking all the townfolks’ money, and even the shirts off their backs, the mayor (aka “The Emperor”) of Cactus Patch n... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Emperor's New Crème Brulee10. Emperor's New Crème Brulee by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 3 M, 6 F, 8 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 40 pgs
COMEDY. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” An English biscuit manufacturer has its sights set on stealing the dessert recipes of the most celebrated Pari... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Gold Mine, The11. Gold Mine, The by Peter Campbell
Cast: 6 M, 4 F, 9 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 3 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 40 pgs.
FARCE. Yearning for adventure, Buzz and Hank are mysteriously transported to the Yukon town of Quagmire (pop. 57, temp. -40˚) where they join forces with two dance hall singers to locate a missing go... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Hansel and Gretel and Friends12. Hansel and Gretel and Friends by Mike Noland
Cast: 7 M, 7 F, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 55 pgs.
FARCE. Hansel and Gretel have noticed that their new stepmother has been as cranky as a bear, gives them creepy looks, and keeps asking them, “How would you like to go on a long trip?” Well, the “lo... READ MORE | BUY NOW
High School Tail of Terror, A13. High School Tail of Terror, A by Craig Sodaro
Cast: 7 M, 11 F, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 55 pgs
COMEDY. Intrepid student detective Sam Archer has just solved his most recent case—locating a lost term paper. Now Sam has been called on to solve the case of “Operation Tall Tail.” After a cold-he... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Highly Ridiculous Tale of Jack, A14. Highly Ridiculous Tale of Jack, A by Daniel A. Kelin II NEW!
Cast: 6 M, 3 F, 5 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 mins, 60 pgs.
FARCE. Jack doesn’t like to practice his bagpipes. He just likes playing them. Jack’s bagpipe playing is so horrible, his parents can’t take it anymore. His mother can’t bring herself to tell Jack... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Importance of Being Earnest, The15. Importance of Being Earnest, The by Tracy Wells
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 3 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 4 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 55 pgs
CLASSIC. This 60-minute adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s uproarious play is easy to stage and perfect for young actors. Jack has fallen in love with Gwendolen, the cousin of his best friend, Algernon. M... READ MORE | BUY NOW
It's a Calamity, Jane!16. It's a Calamity, Jane! by Geff Moyer
Cast: 5 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 42 pgs
COMEDY/WESTERN. Wild Bill Hickok knows he’s gotta cure his hiccups before the Doolin clan gits to town for a shootout. Knowin’ Wild Bill won’t be able to shoot straight with the hiccups, Calamity Ja... READ MORE | BUY NOW
It's Not Ugly…It's Art!17. It's Not Ugly…It's Art! by Gary Ray Stapp
Cast: 4 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 48 pgs.
FARCE. A Manhattan art dealer, Reginald Broake, discovers a rare Picasso painting and jumps at the opportunity to purchase it. Broake invites two wealthy art enthusiasts to his gallery in hopes of c... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Legend of Little Lump, The18. Legend of Little Lump, The by Jeff Folschinsky NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 2 flexible (With Doubling: 4 M, 2 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 mins, 56 pgs.
FARCE. Adapted from the novel Tales from Little Lump: Alien Season by Jeff Folschinsky. When crop circles appear, ominous noises are heard, and a government agent arrives disguised as a “fisherman,... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Love of One's Neighbor19. Love of One's Neighbor by Stella Chester
Cast: 9 M, 8 F, 25 flexible, opt. extras (Flexible cast. Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 38 pgs.
FARCE. Adapted from the play by Leonid Andreyev. Tourists from all over the world have gathered at a popular mountain destination eager to witness a man fall from a rocky ledge. The man has been st... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Maggie, A Girl of the Streets20. Maggie, A Girl of the Streets by Arthur Reel
Cast: 8 M, 4 F, 2 flexible, extras (With doubling: 6 M, 4 F)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 48 pgs.
DRAMA. Adapted from Stephen Crane’s novel, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets (1896) this play depicts with shocking realism the poverty and desperation of Maggie, a young woman who must work in a sweat s... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Magic Fishbone, The21. Magic Fishbone, The by Claudia Haas
Cast: 5 M, 12 F, 9 flexible. (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 62 pgs.
CLASSIC. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this humorous and touching play. Alicia is given a magical fishbone, which will grant her just one wish. With nothing but rotten vegetables to eat and no c... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Mama Tomcat's Flying School22. Mama Tomcat's Flying School by Spring Hermann
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 3 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 50 minutes, 37 pgs
COMEDY. Adapted from award-winning author Luis Sepúlveda’s novel The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly. Zorbo the tomcat, used to living “the cat’s life” with his buddies Sal, Ein... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Midsummer's Feast, A23. Midsummer's Feast, A by Emilio Regina
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 7 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 40 minutes, 39 pgs.
FARCE. In this play within a play, a theatre group must perform a horrendous adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” called “A Midsummer’s Feast.” The play’s plotline focuses on a gr... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Midterm Eve's Phantasm, A24. Midterm Eve's Phantasm, A by Tracy Krauss
Cast: 9 M, 13 F, 2 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 59 pgs
COMEDY. Audiences will love this madcap, modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Denny, the captain of the football team, has his sights set on taking Mia to Stratford High Sch... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Monster, The25. Monster, The by Arthur Reel
Cast: 8 M, 5 F, extras
Time: Approximately 40 minutes, 39 pgs.
DRAMA. After courageously saving a white boy from a fire, a horribly burned African-American man, Henry Johnson, is forced to wear a hood to hide his face from his fellow townspeople, who view him as... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Muddle Annie26. Muddle Annie by Stella Chester
Cast: 2 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 40 pgs.
COMEDY. Adapted from the play by Harold Chapin. Nicknamed “Muddle Annie” by her sisters, Annie is the nervous, clumsy, socially awkward eldest Wright sister who has a tendency to trip, fall, and spi... READ MORE | BUY NOW
My Darlin' Clementine27. My Darlin' Clementine by Eddie McPherson
Cast: 9 M, 10 F, opt. extras (With doubling: 6 M, 7 F)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 65 pgs.
FARCE. While searching for his runaway bride, Chester Ames stumbles upon the tiny desert town of Cactus Creek. In a town where marriage has been outlawed and even the mention of the “M-word” is puni... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Nose, The28. Nose, The by Arthur Reel
Cast: 3 M, 1 F, 1 flexible, optional extras
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 38 pgs.
SATIRE/FARCE. In this adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story (1832), Alexey Kovalyov, a mid-level government bureaucrat, awakens one morning horrified to discover that his nose has run off... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Oz in a Clozet29. Oz in a Clozet by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 61 pgs
COMEDY. On the night Chet is supposed to propose to his fiancée, he finds himself locked in a custodial closet at a movie theater with a strange woman who is a big fan of The Wizard of Oz. Soon, the... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Oz Monologues, The30. Oz Monologues, The by Darby Wills Chism
Cast: 3 M, 4 F, 5 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 41 pgs.
COMEDY. This hilarious behind-the-scenes look at “The Wizard of Oz” reveals what really happened when Dorothy landed in Oz, what became of the other characters after Dorothy left, and the secret behi... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Peterkins, The31. Peterkins, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 41 pgs.
FARCE. The poor Peterkins! No one in the family has a lick of common sense. Seeking wisdom, the Peterkins set out to become world travelers. But when the family can’t agree on a destination, they ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Phantom of the Soap Opera, The32. Phantom of the Soap Opera, The by Carol Costa
Cast: 6 M, 5 F, 3 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 5 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 44 pgs
FARCE. Award-winning “Heartbreak Hollow” is the saddest, most heartbreaking soap opera on TV until Jackson Talbert III sneaks onto the set during a live broadcast and ruins the show by making the aud... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Pride and Prejudice:  The Movie33. Pride and Prejudice: The Movie by Burton Bumgarner
Cast: 6 M, 11 F, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 53 pgs.
FARCE. Sammy Samosa, a director of low-budget action films, has been ordered by studio brass to make a quality film. Desperate to save his job, Sammy selects a screenplay of Jane Austen’s classic no... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Princess and the Goblins, The34. Princess and the Goblins, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 7 M, 7 F, 9 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 6 F, 9 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 mins, 65 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by George MacDonald. Lost in the forest, Princess Irene finds herself surrounded by goblins but is rescued by a young miner who knows how to drive goblins away—by rec... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Princess Quest, The35. Princess Quest, The by Kristi Cunningham
Cast: 7 M, 7 F, 5 flexible, opt. ext. (With doubling: 4 M, 7 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 62 pgs.
COMEDY. Hear ye! Hear ye! Prince Allistair must marry within one year or forfeit his claim to the throne. In addition, he must find a princess who is able to host large dinners with elegance and f... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Quest of Rising Sun, The36. Quest of Rising Sun, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 7 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 36 pgs.
DRAMA WITH MUSIC AND DANCE. With the winter food supply running low, everyone in the village is hopeful that the men will be successful on their next hunt and bring back enough meat to feed the villa... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Quixote!37. Quixote! by F. Scott Regan
Cast: 10 M, 7 F, 8 flexible, opt. ext. (With doubling: 9 M, 5 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 64 pgs.
CLASSIC. This streamlined version of Don Quixote is easy to produce and features nonstop laughs and endless opportunities to showcase physical comedy. Having gone mad from reading too many romantic ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Romancers, The38. Romancers, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 2 M, 1 F, 3 flexible, extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 51 pgs
COMEDY. Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand. In this comic reversal of Romeo and Juliet, two fathers concoct a fake family feud to make their son and daughter think they are ill-fated lovers and... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Romeo and Juliet Out West39. Romeo and Juliet Out West by Eddie McPherson
Cast: 5 M, 4 F, 19 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 4 F, 15 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 62 pgs.
FARCE. The laughs never end in this wacky Wild West version of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo Earp crashes the Oakley’s Harvest Festival, and it’s love at first sight when he spies Juliet Oakley. The only... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Saving WBOR40. Saving WBOR by Bob Wilkins
Cast: 3 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 45 pgs
COMEDY. Winner, McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition, One-Acts, 2008.. WBOR is a small family-owned TV station that is having trouble competing with cable and satellite companies. Deeply... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Sleeping Beauty:  A Very Merry Tale41. Sleeping Beauty: A Very Merry Tale by Mike Noland
Cast: 4 M, 10 F, 5 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 51 pgs.
FARCE. The laughs never end in this outlandish version of “Sleeping Beauty.” After a magical talking frog promises the childless King and Queen a daughter, the couple hosts a baby shower and invites... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Snow White's Miner Adventure42. Snow White's Miner Adventure by Mike Noland
Cast: 4 M, 10 F, 19 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 3 M, 5 F, 14 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 51 pgs
FARCE/SPOOF. The laughs never end in this side-splitting version of “Snow White.” The King marries an evil makeup-loving queen who quickly sets out to rid herself of her stepdaughter, Snow White. T... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tartuffe43. Tartuffe by Lorraine Thompson
Cast: 7 M, 5 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 50 pgs.
SATIRE. The wealthy Orgon is a man of principle, but he is easily duped by Tartuffe, a sinister con man, who―under the guise of being a pious, righteous man―has set out to steal Orgon’s estate, seduc... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Black Cat44. Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Black Cat by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 8 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 41 pgs.
CLASSIC HORROR COLLECTION. This collection contains three of Edgar Allan Poe’s most popular Gothic horror stories and preserves all of the psychological terror that made them classics. In “The Black... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Three Sundays in a Week45. Three Sundays in a Week by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 14 M, 14 F, 10 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 49 pgs.
CLASSIC/SATIRE COLLECTION. Surprise and delight your audience with an evening of humorous tales by Edgar Allan Poe. Though Poe is best known for his horror stories, he also wrote several entertainin... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Tuesdays with Mummy46. Tuesdays with Mummy by Wade Bradford
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 10 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling possible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 56 pgs.
FARCE. This is farcical fun at its best! After the last archeologist “met with a bit of an accident,” the famed Oxford professor Rigby Melville is called to Egypt to find the secret chamber of Thutm... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Urning It: The Shortcut47. Urning It: The Shortcut by Ed Vela
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 6 flexible, optional extras (With doubling 2 M, 3 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximatley 50-60 minutes, 51 pgs.
COMEDY. This one-act version features all the quick-fire wit and hilarity that made the award-winning full-length "Urning It" so popular! Ward Hammacher has just discovered that his extremely rich a... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Wilde Tales48. Wilde Tales by Doug Goheen
Cast: 7 M, 7 F, 25 flexible, extras (With doubling 4 M, 3 F, 15 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 47 pgs.
FABLE. This collection features three well-known fairytales by Oscar Wilde adapted for the stage. All three tales mix elements of fantasy and fable. In “The Nightingale and the Rose,” a poor tutor ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Wilderness Bound49. Wilderness Bound by J. Patrick Moss
Cast: 10 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 61 pgs.
COMEDY. Instead of going to a recreational summer camp, Stacey inadvertently ends up at a court-appointed wilderness camp for troubled teens. Stacey must survive for 30 days trapped in the deep wood... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Wind in the Willows, The50. Wind in the Willows, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 3 M, 4 F, 16 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 3 M, 2 F, 10 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 59 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame. Struck with spring fever, Marely the mole emerges from his underground home and ventures to the river, where he meets up with Ribby the water rat ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Wingin' It51. Wingin' It by Paul DiLella EDITORíS PICK
Cast: 3 M, 6 F, 7 flexible, opt. ext. (With doubling: 3 M, 5 F, 6 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 62 pgs.
FARCE/SPOOF. RearWay Air is known for having the most crashes, accidents, canceled and delayed flights, and lost luggage. Flights depart whenever the pilot shows up, the bottled water tastes like ke... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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