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My Fair Dragon76. My Fair Dragon by Lavinia Roberts NEW!
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
North of Pelican Rapids77. 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
Nose, The78. Nose, The by Arthur Reel
Cast: 3 M, 1 F, 1 flexible, optional extras
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 38 pgs.
SATIRE/FARCE. In this adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story (1832), Alexey Kovalyov, a mid-level government bureaucrat, awakens one morning horrified to discover that his nose has run off... READ MORE | BUY NOW
On Guard79. 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, The80. 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
Oz in a Clozet81. Oz in a Clozet by Len Cuthbert
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 61 pgs
COMEDY. On the night Chet is supposed to propose to his fiancée, he finds himself locked in a custodial closet at a movie theater with a strange woman who is a big fan of The Wizard of Oz. Soon, the... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Oz Monologues, The82. Oz Monologues, The by Darby Wills Chism
Cast: 3 M, 4 F, 5 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 41 pgs.
COMEDY. This hilarious behind-the-scenes look at “The Wizard of Oz” reveals what really happened when Dorothy landed in Oz, what became of the other characters after Dorothy left, and the secret behi... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Pan Handled83. 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
Peterkins, The84. Peterkins, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 41 pgs.
FARCE. The poor Peterkins! No one in the family has a lick of common sense. Seeking wisdom, the Peterkins set out to become world travelers. But when the family can’t agree on a destination, they ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Phantom of the Soap Opera, The85. Phantom of the Soap Opera, The by Carol Costa
Cast: 6 M, 5 F, 3 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 5 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 44 pgs
FARCE. Award-winning “Heartbreak Hollow” is the saddest, most heartbreaking soap opera on TV until Jackson Talbert III sneaks onto the set during a live broadcast and ruins the show by making the aud... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Pied Piper of Hamelin, The86. 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 Hold87. 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 Trainees88. Please Hold 2: The Trainees by Clint Snyder
Cast: 4 M, 9 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
Pride and Prejudice:  The Movie89. Pride and Prejudice: The Movie by Burton Bumgarner
Cast: 6 M, 11 F, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 53 pgs.
FARCE. Sammy Samosa, a director of low-budget action films, has been ordered by studio brass to make a quality film. Desperate to save his job, Sammy selects a screenplay of Jane Austen’s classic no... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Princess and the Goblins, The90. Princess and the Goblins, The by C. Edward Wheaton NEW!
Cast: 7 M, 7 F, 9 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 6 F, 9 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 mins, 65 pgs.
CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by George MacDonald. Lost in the forest, Princess Irene finds herself surrounded by goblins but is rescued by a young miner who knows how to drive goblins away—by rec... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Princess Quest, The91. Princess Quest, The by Kristi Cunningham
Cast: 7 M, 7 F, 5 flexible, opt. ext. (With doubling: 4 M, 7 F, 5 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 62 pgs.
COMEDY. Hear ye! Hear ye! Prince Allistair must marry within one year or forfeit his claim to the throne. In addition, he must find a princess who is able to host large dinners with elegance and f... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Quest of Rising Sun, The92. Quest of Rising Sun, The by Doug Goheen
Cast: 7 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 36 pgs.
DRAMA WITH MUSIC AND DANCE. With the winter food supply running low, everyone in the village is hopeful that the men will be successful on their next hunt and bring back enough meat to feed the villa... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Quiet on the Set!93. 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
Quixote!94. Quixote! by F. Scott Regan
Cast: 10 M, 7 F, 8 flexible, opt. ext. (With doubling: 9 M, 5 F, 2 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 64 pgs.
CLASSIC. This streamlined version of Don Quixote is easy to produce and features nonstop laughs and endless opportunities to showcase physical comedy. Having gone mad from reading too many romantic ... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Red Devil95. 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 Peddler96. 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
Romancers, The97. Romancers, The by Heather Lynn
Cast: 2 M, 1 F, 3 flexible, extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 51 pgs
COMEDY. Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand. In this comic reversal of Romeo and Juliet, two fathers concoct a fake family feud to make their son and daughter think they are ill-fated lovers and... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Romeo and Juliet Out West98. Romeo and Juliet Out West by Eddie McPherson EDITORíS PICK
Cast: 5 M, 4 F, 19 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 5 M, 4 F, 15 flexible)
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 62 pgs.
FARCE. The laughs never end in this wacky Wild West version of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo Earp crashes the Oakley’s Harvest Festival, and it’s love at first sight when he spies Juliet Oakley. The only... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern99. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern by W. S. Gilbert
Cast: 5 M, 2 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 26 pgs
CLASSIC. To prevent Hamlet from soliloquizing, Queen Gertrude has summoned two merry knaves, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to provide court revels to cheer up the morose prince. When Rosencrantz and... READ MORE | BUY NOW
Saving WBOR100. Saving WBOR by Bob Wilkins
Cast: 3 M, 5 F
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 45 pgs
COMEDY. Winner, McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition, One-Acts, 2008.. WBOR is a small family-owned TV station that is having trouble competing with cable and satellite companies. Deeply... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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