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Love of One's Neighbor
26. 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 Streets
27. 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, The
28. 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 School
29. 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, A
30. 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, A
31. 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, The
32. 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 Annie
33. 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

Muddled Ever After:  A Fairy Tale Menagerie
34. 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

My Darlin' Clementine
35. 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, The
36. 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

Out of Darkness
37. 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 45-60 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

Oz in a Clozet
38. 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, The
39. 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

Peter Pan and Wendy (One-Act)
40. 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

Peterkins, The
41. 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, The
42. 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 Movie
43. 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, The
44. 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, The
45. 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 for Treasure Island, The
46. Quest for Treasure Island, The by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 mins, 51 pgs.

FARCE. Don’t ye believe all ye hear, maties, as most of it be “fake news.” Long John Silver is here to tell ye the real news, the true story of Treasure Island, in which he is a “reformed pirate,” n... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Quest of Rising Sun, The
47. 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!
48. 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, The
49. 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 West
50. 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

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