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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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