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One-Acts (45-60 mins) One-Acts

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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

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