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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 Disappearance of the Western Star
12. Agatha Christie's The Disappearance of the Western Star by Heather Lynn NEW!
Cast: 5 M, 3 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 30-40 minutes, 38 pgs

MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. American film star Mary Marvell has received three threatening letters warning that her diamond, the “Western Star,” will be stolen on “the night ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Agatha Christie's The Double Clue
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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
21. 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?
22. 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?
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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)
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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
35. 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
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. 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
40. 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

Bulletproof Heart, A
41. Bulletproof Heart, A by Mark Dietrich Wyss
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 31 pgs.

FARCE: Lois realizes that she and her boyfriend, Clark, are from two different worlds and that he’s not the man she thought he was. He’s Superman, and living with a superhero isn’t all it’s cracked ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Burgie Belter Breakdown
42. Burgie Belter Breakdown by Steve Lord
Cast: 4 M, 3 F (With doubling: 3 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 30-40 minutes, 40 pgs.

COMEDY. Everything is going well at The Burgie Belter, a local fast-food restaurant, until Josh arrives for work and notifies his boss, Herb, that he will be quitting his job as a fry cook and moving... READ MORE | BUY NOW

By Zeus!  Olympus' Got Talent
43. By Zeus! Olympus' Got Talent by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 6 M, 13 F, 6 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 32 pgs

SPOOF. Good evening, satyrs and dryads, nymphs and centaurs. Live from Mount Olympus, home of the gods, welcome to the reality TV show, “Olympus’ Got Talent.” There’s more talent here than a Hydra ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Case of the Music Guild Murders, The
44. Case of the Music Guild Murders, The by John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 2 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 36 pgs.

FARCE/MURDER-MYSTERY. It’s been a tough year for the River City Music Guild. Two directors have been murdered and now the body of a third director has been found poisoned, stabbed, strangled, and sh... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cell: A Cautionary Tale
45. Cell: A Cautionary Tale by Christian Kiley
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 27 flexible (With Doubling: 3 M, 4 F, 18 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 27 pgs.

FARCE. "Beware the dangers of technology." In this satiric, absurd look at mankind’s attempt to communicate through the ages, follow the history and “evolution” of the telephone. How has Alexander ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Cheerfully Geeky, Dramatically Bullish, Talentless Talent Show, The
46. Cheerfully Geeky, Dramatically Bullish, Talentless Talent Show, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 4 F, 13 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs

COMEDY. To raise enough money to paint the kiwi-green gymnasium another color, students have organized a school talent show. The contestants include drama kids acting out the death scenes from every... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Coffee Buzz, The
47. Coffee Buzz, The by Christian Kiley
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 15 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 1 M, 3 F, 13 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 35 pgs

FARCE/SATIRE. When a big city coffee chain arrives bearing free samples of coffee topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, the tranquil citizens of Tepid Town are transformed into crazed coffee drink... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Critics, The
48. Critics, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 1 M, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs

COMEDY. Adapted from the play by St. John Greer Ervine. A local newspaper reporter, who usually covers city council but is filling in for the drama critic, arrives on the opening night of a new fore... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Darlin' Hero, The
49. Darlin' Hero, The by Charles Kray
Cast: 7 M, 1 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs.

FARCE. In a dilapidated funeral home in Dublin, Patrick and Mulligan sit beside the coffin of their dearly departed friend, Jake Kilrain, and drink to Jake’s final journey to the heavenly gates. Pa... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Diaries of Adam and Eve, The
50. Diaries of Adam and Eve, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 2 M, 1 F (With doubling: 1 M, 1 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs

CLASSIC/SATIRE. Adapted from Mark Twain’s comical short stories “Eve’s Diary” and “Extracts from Adam’s Diary.” In this hilarious retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, the new couple finds that do... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Director, The
51. Director, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 21 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 3 F, 11 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs

FARCE. After recent budget cuts, a theater department is forced to combine three plays―A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Streetcar Named Desire, and an experimental freeform body piece―into one production... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Disappearing, A
52. Disappearing, A by Mark Dietrich Wyss
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 22 pgs.

FARCE. A Craigslist magician who still lives in his parents’ basement accidentally makes a naughty kid disappear at a children’s birthday party. The magician has no idea where the boy is or how to m... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Don't Cry for Me, Pasadena
53. Don't Cry for Me, Pasadena by Michael Vukadinovich
Cast: 2 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes, 20 pgs.

COMEDY. A neglected housewife, Irene Pasadena, calls the newspaper and reports that her husband, Jesus, has died just so that people will send her flowers. But the plan goes awry when Thomas, a rook... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Doofus
54. Doofus by William Cameron NEW!
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 30 pgs

COMEDY. Winner, Best Play and Best Production, Pittsburg New Works Festival, 2000. Dana has written a play inspired by her relationship with her fiancé, Cliff. At the final dress rehearsal, Cliff w... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Droit Du Seigneur
55. Droit Du Seigneur by Charles Kray
Cast: 8 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 35 minutes, 32 pgs.

FARCE. Ian, a simple Yorkshire country lad, hears of a law, the droit du seigneur, at a local pub. Though it is a medieval law that is no longer enforced, Ian thinks that he must offer up his fiancé... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Expedient Family
56. Expedient Family by Ed Vela
Cast: 3 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 31 pgs.

FARCE. When Dex’s boss, A.J., invites herself over to his house to meet his wife and daughter, Dex has just one small problem—he has no wife or daughter! Afraid he will be fired for lying on his emp... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Extra Ordinary
57. Extra Ordinary by Clint Snyder EDITOR’S PICK
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 21 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs.

FARCE. In this play within a play, extras try to convince their director that just because they’re extras doesn’t mean they’re not extra-ordinary. Tree 3 and Rock 2 try to upstage the Prince and Pri... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Fairest in the Land? Eeegh!
58. Fairest in the Land? Eeegh! by Kory Howard
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs

FARCE. Gael and the Princess think they are a perfect match, but the King and Queen won’t allow the couple to marry. On the run from the King’s guard, Gael hides out in the cottage of a lonely, hide... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Fairy Fort
59. Fairy Fort by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 5 M, 6 F, 7 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 27 pgs.

SPOOF. In this fairytale spoof of the reality TV show “Shark Tank,” fairytale characters present business proposals to judges with the hope of achieving happily ever after. Contestants include an ev... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Foolish Husband, The
60. Foolish Husband, The by Stella Chester
Cast: 5 M, 3 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 33 pgs.

FARCE. Adapted from the play by Molière. Misunderstandings, mishaps, and misconceptions abound in this madcap play that has more love triangles than characters! Celia and Lelio are in love and wish... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Four and Twenty Wretched Dates
61. Four and Twenty Wretched Dates by Christopher Morse NEW!
Cast: 22 M, 20 F, 2 flexible, extras (With doubling: 10 M, 10 F) (Minimum cast: 2 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs

COMEDY. With deepest apologies, a narrator introduces two dozen “romantic” dates that go dreadfully, horribly, horrendously wrong. There’s a woman who brings a backup date on a blind date, a couple ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Four Thieves, Three Assassins, One Idol, and a Ruby
62. Four Thieves, Three Assassins, One Idol, and a Ruby by Felix Stripe
Cast: 8 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 23 pgs.

CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the play “A Night at an Inn” by Lord Dunsany. In this horror classic, four thieves are hiding out at a remote inn after having stolen a priceless ruby from the eye socke... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Ghost of Jerry Bundler, The
63. Ghost of Jerry Bundler, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 3 M, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.

CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the short story by W.W. Jacobs. As guests at a small country inn pass the evening telling ghost stories, they discover that the inn has its own resident ghost, Jerry Bun... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Ginzberg's Irish Wake
64. Ginzberg's Irish Wake by John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 3 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 17 pgs.

COMEDY WITH MUSIC. Bereaved widow Mary O’Malley hires David Cohen to play Irish music at her husband’s wake, but when David arrives and doesn’t know any Irish songs, Mary refuses to pay him. Enraged... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Half an Hour
65. Half an Hour by Heather Lynn
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 22 pgs.

CLASSIC DRAMA. Adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie. Lilian yearns to leave her abusive husband. After Hugh Paton proposes that she sail with him, Lilian realizes this is her chance to escape. Due... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Halloween 2050 A.D.
66. Halloween 2050 A.D. by Joel Ensana
Cast: 1 M, 4 F, 1 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.

SCI FI/HORROR. In this post-apocalyptic world, all the birds have died, foul-smelling foam bubbles up from water adorned with strange jewel-like rocks, and more and more people have to conceal their ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Happily Ever After's Dating Show
67. Happily Ever After's Dating Show by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 6 M, 10 F, 2 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 30 pgs.

COMEDY. Welcome to the dating show where contestants find the prince or princess of their dreams and live happily ever after…um, well, maybe? Little Red Riding Hood gets to select from an “impressiv... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Happily Ever After's Top Chef
68. Happily Ever After's Top Chef by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 6 M, 6 F, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 22 pgs.

FARCE/SPOOF. Greetings elves, witches, dwarves, and magical beasts to this week’s episode of “Happily Ever After’s Top Chef,” where fairytale guests prepare an array of mouthwateringly marvelous mors... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Here, There, or in the Air
69. Here, There, or in the Air by Richard Krawiec
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, optional extras
Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes, 20 pgs.

SATIRE/DRAMA. Three nameless female death-row inmates spend their days writing empty slogans on a blackboard as they await death. Prison personnel hired to help the inmates include an ineffectual pr... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Hope LoveJoy Show, The
70. Hope LoveJoy Show, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.

SPOOF. In this episode of “The Hope LoveJoy Show,” the phony, narcissistic, and self-promoting host, Miss Hope LoveJoy, interviews a series of guests who have all “benefitted” from “reading” her self... READ MORE | BUY NOW

If You Really Loved Me
71. If You Really Loved Me by Richard Krawiec
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.

DRAMA. In this haunting tale of despair, anger, and fear, a teenaged couple finds themselves on the run with their dead baby in the trunk of their car. Bonnie convinces her boyfriend, Duane, to rob ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Jigsaw Puddle, The
72. Jigsaw Puddle, The by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 1 M, 5 F, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 36 pgs.

COMEDY. Annie and Cindy have sprung Grandma Puddle from the old-folks home for a lovely spring walk through the park. Suddenly, the sisters realize that they are missing something…Grandma Puddle! Af... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Last Transport, The
73. Last Transport, The by Ivan Borodin
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs.

SCIENCE FICTION/DRAMA. Tired of living on earth, Maya Avedon boards a space transport that will take her to the planet Alpha. Maya no longer wants to live with humans, who she describes as, “A bunch... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Legitimate Hooey
74. Legitimate Hooey by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 35 minutes, 39 pgs.

COMEDY. When Todd and Jenny manage to escape their annoying roommate and get their own apartment, the couple is overjoyed. But they soon find their bliss is short-lived. This hilarious play examine... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Lord Feathertop
75. Lord Feathertop by Albert T. Viola
Cast: 3 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 34 pgs.

CLASSIC. Adapted from the short story “Feathertop” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Determined to save her corn crop, Mother Rigby, a witch, constructs a human-looking scarecrow and becomes so impressed with... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Love in a Kitchen in the Middle Ages
76. Love in a Kitchen in the Middle Ages by Heather Lynn
Cast: 1 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes, 16 pgs

FARCE. Adapted from a medieval French farce. Jack, a henpecked husband, laments the day he married his overbearing wife, who nags him morning, noon, and night. One morning, Jack’s wife forces him t... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Mad Tea Party, The
77. Mad Tea Party, The by Clint Snyder
Cast: 1 F, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs

FARCE. Audiences will love this witty, modern sequel to the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Like the infamous Alice, Allie follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit h... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Maladroit Romeo, The
78. Maladroit Romeo, The by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 1 F
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 36 pgs.

COMEDY. Bob loves Angelina but when it comes to romance, he can be a little inept. Bob’s plan to propose to Angelina in the college library where they first met studying “Romeo and Juliet” goes awry... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Match (dot) Comedy
79. Match (dot) Comedy by Bradley Hayward
Cast: 1 M, 6 F
Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes, 24 pgs.

COMEDY. Trevor has finally decided to tie the knot with his girlfriend, so he invites her to a swanky restaurant to propose. But just ten minutes after she accepts, Trevor gets cold feet and decides... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Monkey's Paw, The
80. Monkey's Paw, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 2 M, 1 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 23 pgs

CLASSIC HORROR. Adapted from the short story by W. W. Jacobs. The White family is transformed into a family plagued with only death and misery after a family friend, Sergeant-Major Morris, gives the... READ MORE | BUY NOW

My Fair Dragon
81. My Fair Dragon by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 4 M, 7 F, 4 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 33 pgs.

FARCE. King Cuthbert and Queen Priscilla have to break the bad news to Princess Poppy: She can’t keep her pet dragon Dimpleton in the castle anymore. The monster just isn’t fit for palace life. He... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Nightmare Campout, The
82. Nightmare Campout, The by Geff Moyer
Cast: 5 F (With doubling: 4 F)
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 30 pgs.

COMEDY. It’s getting dark, and four Girl Scouts are lost in a wooded area. Their imaginations run wild as they think they hear growling grizzly bears, screeching vampires, hissing snakes, and the hu... READ MORE | BUY NOW

North of Pelican Rapids
83. North of Pelican Rapids by Greg Elsasser
Cast: 3 M, 2 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 29 pgs.

FARCE. Winner of the East Repertory Theatre’s Annual Playwriting Competition. When Aaron arrives to pick up his prom date, he gets to meet her “parents” for the first time. While his girlfriend is ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Ogre Etiquette
84. Ogre Etiquette by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 3 M, 9 F, 6 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 mins, 31 pgs.

FARCE. Fairy Godmother is at wit’s end with her class of unruly, misbehaved princes and princesses and all their fighting, dueling, and combative behavior. To teach her students that their behavior ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

On Guard
85. On Guard by John Tissot
Cast: 9 M, 4 F
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs.

FARCE/SATIRE. This wry, sardonic play offers a humorous and chilling look at war. A lonely, bored young soldier stands guard at a military hospital. There, he encounters wounded soldiers coming in ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Open Boat, The
86. Open Boat, The by Arthur Reel
Cast: 4 M
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.

DRAMA. Adapted from Stephen Crane's classic short story, this play chronicles the harrowing events of four men shipwrecked off the coast of Florida. Trapped at sea in a small lifeboat, the men take ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Pan Handled
87. Pan Handled by Clint Snyder
Cast: 4 M, 10 F, 16 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 10 F, 10 flexible)
Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, 23 pgs.

FARCE. Easy to stage, audiences of all ages will enjoy this hilarious sequel to Peter Pan. Captain Hook has fallen on hard times and has been forced to downsize. His hook hand has been replaced wit... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The
88. Pied Piper of Hamelin, The by William Kilborne and Al Viola
Cast: 12 flexible, extras (Doubing possible.)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 35 pgs.

CHILDREN’S CLASSIC. This play preserves much of the original verse of Robert Browning’s poem but has been modified so that it can be performed by young actors. Hamelin is suffering a horrible rat in... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Please Hold
89. Please Hold by Clint Snyder
Cast: 2 M, 13 F or 15 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs

COMEDY. Five employees with major personality flaws have been hired to “help” customers at a cable company call center. There’s an overly peppy agent, an agent with anger issues, a rude southern bel... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Please Hold 2:  The Trainees
90. Please Hold 2: The Trainees by Clint Snyder
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 10 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.

FARCE. In this uproarious sequel to Please Hold, we’re back at the Blueberry Tree Cable Company call center with new customer service agents, their trainees, and a mob of angry customers. Since trai... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Please, No Flowers
91. Please, No Flowers by Joel Ensana
Cast: 2 M, 6 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs

DRAMEDY. In this poignant, bittersweet play, two female ghosts, their bodies laid out in coffins at a funeral home, reflect on their lives and life choices as they watch as mourners pay their respect... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Quiet on the Set!
92. Quiet on the Set! by Mitchell Roush
Cast: 4 M, 2 F, 3 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 23 pgs

FARCE. At this low-budget film shoot, the director has no vision for the film, the boom-mic guy keeps falling asleep, the assistant has a tendency to panic, and the script is absolutely horrible. Th... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Red Devil
93. Red Devil by Arthur Reel
Cast: 1 M, 4 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs.

DRAMA. This adaptation captures Maxim Gorky’s stark, naturalistic rendering of five people locked in a dehumanizing system of oppression and violence. Set in a house of prostitution, three women suf... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Robin Hood and the Peddler
94. Robin Hood and the Peddler by Clint Snyder
Cast: 3 M, 1 F, 17 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 1 F, 10 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 25 pgs.

FARCE. Inspired by the 1500 ballad “Robin Hood and the Potter.” Robin Hood and his Merry Men (or in this case, “Serious Women”) stop a peddler traveling through Sherwood Forest and demand that she p... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
95. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern by Heather Lynn
Cast: 5 M, 2 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 20 minutes, 22 pgs

CLASSIC. Adapted for young actors from the play by W.S. Gilbert. To prevent Hamlet from soliloquizing, Queen Gertrude has summoned two merry knaves, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to provide court re... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Sacred Dance of Yellow Thunder, The
96. Sacred Dance of Yellow Thunder, The by Joel Ensana
Cast: 5 M, 2 F (With doubling: 4 M, 1 F)
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 28 pgs

DRAMA. Inspired by a 1972 incident that occurred in Gordon, Nebraska. Disappointed that no one is showing up to the American Legion dance, Legion members amuse themselves by humiliating a Native-Ame... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Shakespearean Dating Show, A
97. Shakespearean Dating Show, A by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 13 M, 13 F, 1 flexible, extras (With doubling: 8 M, 8 F, 1 flexible. Tripling possible.)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 31 pgs.

FARCE. In this reality-TV show, characters from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "The Taming of the Shrew," "King Lear," and "Romeo and Juliet" compete to find true love. Bachelors battle ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Shakespeare's Mid-Winter's Nightmare
98. Shakespeare's Mid-Winter's Nightmare by Darby Wills Chism
Cast: 6 M, 10 F, 1 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 4 M, 8 F)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs

COMEDY. What starts as a dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Shakespeare, sick in bed and suffering from writer’s block, is visited by some of his most famous characters including Hamlet, Ophel... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Shakespeare's Next Top Fool
99. Shakespeare's Next Top Fool by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 7 M, 12 F, 8 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 38 pgs.

FARCE. In this reality-TV show, fools compete for the title of Shakespeare’s Next Top Fool. Contestants include the clown from "Othello," King Lear’s fool, and the gravediggers from "Hamlet." With ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Shakespeare's Next Top Model
100. Shakespeare's Next Top Model by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 6 M, 18 F, 10 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: Minimum cast of 15.)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs

SPOOF. Greetings and welcome to “Shakespeare’s Next Top Model,” the TV-reality show where the lovely ladies of Shakespeare compete for a modeling contract and the chance to be Shakespeare’s next top ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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