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Adapted, Adapted Version of "As You Like It," The
1. Adapted, Adapted Version of "As You Like It," The by Emilio Regina
Cast: 6 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 33 pgs.

FARCE. When a dimwitted professional wrestler mistakenly ends up at a community theatre instead of a wrestling arena, he is mistaken as an understudy and quickly finds himself on stage performing the... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Addicted to Outrage
2. 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

After the Battle
3. After the Battle by Denis Emorine
Cast: 4 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 21 pgs

DRAMA. After a major battle, only three soldiers survive. To pass the time, one soldier proposes that they play “The Last Survivor Game” in which they all draw straws, and the one with the shortest ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Cornish Mystery
4. 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 Double Clue
5. 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
6. 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 Mystery at Hunter's Lodge
7. 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 What Move Must the Cat Make Now?
8. 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

Anti-Play
9. Anti-Play by Forrest Musselman
Cast: 2 M, 7 F, 6 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 29 pgs.

FARCE/SPOOF. A pompous drama teacher obsessed with winning the state drama competition is forcing his students to perform a cutting from the trendy Broadway play Neck-wuss by Peter Scnauffner. Disgu... READ MORE | BUY NOW

At Church
10. At Church by Felix Stripe
Cast: 11 M, 14 F, 6 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs

COMEDY. What do people really think about during church services? In this hilarious comedy, the parishioners of a small church carry out all the conventional acts of a church service but their unfilt... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Baby Who Came to Dinner, The
11. Baby Who Came to Dinner, The by Greg Elsasser
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 33 pgs.

COMEDY. Gina is afraid to tell her overbearing mother that she is pregnant, married to a teacher, and lives in a dumpy apartment. Gina thinks her secrets are safe until she gets an unexpected call fr... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Banana Nut Split
12. Banana Nut Split by Wade Bradford
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.

FARCE. As Mona, a restaurant owner, nervously awaits the arrival of a famous food critic, she discovers that all of her waiters have called in sick, and the only employee she has on hand is Lisa, the... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Barber of Seville, The
13. Barber of Seville, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 6 M, 4 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling 5 M, 3 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.

COMEDY. Though The Barber of Seville is best known as a comic opera by Gioacchino Rossini (1816), the original play by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1775) is considered one of the greatest E... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Barry Botter and the Half-Eaten Bologna Sandwich
14. Barry Botter and the Half-Eaten Bologna Sandwich by Clint Snyder
Cast: 10 M, 9 F, 6 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 30 pgs.

SPOOF. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this hilarious spoof of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. As Barry, a teenage wizard, anxiously waits for the Dark Lord to arrive and eat the other half of h... READ MORE | BUY NOW

BattleField
15. BattleField by Richard Krawiec
Cast: 5 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.

DRAMA. On the surface, Terry’s family appears quite ordinary, but underneath the small talk lies a fierce battle for control. Suffering from schizophrenia, Terry has been committed to a mental hospi... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Be Just! (30-45 minute version)
16. Be Just! (30-45 minute version) by Thor Hopper
Cast: 4 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 34 pgs

HORROR/SATIRE. Adapted from the short story “In the Penal Colony” by Franz Kafka. An esteemed foreigner arrives at a penal colony and is asked to witness an elaborate torture and execution device th... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Beasts of War, The
17. Beasts of War, The by Rudyard Kipling
Cast: 12 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 28 pgs.

CLASSIC. Adapted from The Jungle Book’s “Her Majesty’s Servants” by Rudyard Kipling. At a crowded military camp in northern India, a fearful baggage camel runs through the camp at night, knocking ov... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Birdgirl on Walkabout
18. Birdgirl on Walkabout by James Armstrong
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 25 minutes, 24 pgs.

Drama. Winner of the Best Play Award, Boston Playwrights' Platform Annual Festival of New Plays. A brother and sister head west on a roadtrip to visit the Grand Canyon when their car breaks down in... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Black and White
19. Black and White by Forrest Musselman
Cast: 3 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.

SPOOF. Chock full of the “latest” catchphrases like “spiffy,” “keen,” “neat-o,” and “gee willikers,” audiences will love this spoof of 1950s TV sitcoms like “Leave It to Beaver” and “Father Knows Bes... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Blind Date, The
20. Blind Date, The by Forrest Musselman
Cast: 2 M, 6 F, 5 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 36 pgs.

FARCE. This fast-paced show has a host of off-the-wall characters and endless opportunities to showcase physical humor. Barney Bumblestoop, a shy and awkward copyeditor, nervously arrives at a fancy... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Bottle Demon, The
21. Bottle Demon, The by Odin Webster
Cast: 3 M, 1 F, 8 flexible, extras (With doubling: 3 M, 1 F, 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 38 pgs.

CLASSIC. Adapted from “The Bottle Imp” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Keawe, a poor sailor, buys a glass bottle with a demon living inside it that will grant its owner any wish. Of course, there is a c... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Box Office
22. Box Office by Claudia Haas
Cast: 3 M, 4 F (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 23 pgs

COMEDY. As the new box office manager for a small community theatre, Gayle soon discovers that there’s more drama in the theatre lobby than on stage! Chaos and confusion abound when Gayle encounters... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Bradley, the Last Dizz-Knee Princess
23. Bradley, the Last Dizz-Knee Princess by Clint Snyder
Cast: 3 M, 12 F, 12 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs.

FARCE/SPOOF. Bradley (her parents unfortunately gave her a boy’s name) dreams of becoming a Dizz-Knee princess and is visited by some of the Dizz-Knee Corporation’s movie princesses. Since the relea... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Breakfast with the Zombiesmiths
24. Breakfast with the Zombiesmiths by Steve Lord
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 30 pgs.

FARCE. With the help of a slick Realtor, a young couple thinks they have found the perfect home, even though it backs up to a spooky graveyard. But before they can sign on the dotted line, a bumblin... READ MORE | BUY NOW

BULL
25. BULL by Clint Snyder
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs.

FARCE. Apple Award for best new play, University of Maine New Play Festival. In what may be the worst bully play ever written, actors provide “useful” solutions to prevent bullying like spraying the... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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