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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 Case of the Egyptian Curse
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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 Double Clue
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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?
21. 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?
22. 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
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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

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