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New Comedy

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

By Tracy Wells

CLASSIC COMEDY. Adapted from the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin.  With Rebecca’s family barely scraping by after the death of her father, she is sent to live with her two aunts, Miranda and Jane, to help with household chores.  Rebecca dearly misses Sunnybrook Farm and her mother and six siblings but tries to make the best of her new home.  eXpecting the arrival of Rebecca’s older, levelheaded sister Miranda and Jane are at first taken aback by the lively, imaginative Rebecca.  Rebecca finds it difficult to please her stern Aunt Miranda and abide by her rigid rules, but Rebecca quickly forms a close bond with her Aunt Jane, who teaches her how to sew.  Over time, Rebecca’s charming, energetic personality wins over her aunts and classmates and even attracts the attention of a wealthy businessman, who takes an interest in her education.  Audiences are sure to be charmed by this heartfelt play.


New Comedy/Drama

How to Get Rid of Your Husband, Circa 1910

By Heather Lynn

COMEDY/DRAMA.  Adapted from the plays “The Twelve Pound Look” and “Half an Hour” by J.M. Barrie.  In “The Twelve Pound Look” the wealthy Harry Sims is to be knighted in a few days and is flooded with congratulatory letters.  He hires a typist to reply to the letters but is horrified when the person who shows up turns out to be his ex-wife, Kate. A showdown between the independent Kate and the arrogant, egotistical Harry ensues, and when the dust settles, Harry’s second wife appears keenly interested in Kate’s typewriter.  In “Half an Hour,” Lilian yearns to leave her abusive husband.  After Hugh Paton proposes that she sail with him to Egypt, Lilian realizes this is her chance to escape her unhappy marriage.  Due to sail within half an hour, Lilian joins Hugh at his flat.  When Hugh leaves to hail a cab, he is struck by a car and killed.  A friend of Lilian’s husband finds Hugh’s body in the street, notifies Lilian of his death, and then makes his way to Lilian’s home for a dinner party.  Plays may be performed singly.


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Short Plays

Check out our new Short Plays category.  Mix and match short plays and monologues to make your own show!  Short plays or monologues can be purchased individually from any of our play collections.  Royalties for individual short plays are just $20 per performance and single monologues are just $10 per performance.