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One-Acts (20-40 mins) One-Acts

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Adapted, Adapted Version of "As You Like It," The1. 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
After the Battle2. 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
Anti-Play3. 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
Baby Who Came to Dinner, The4. 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 Split5. 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, The6. 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 Sandwich7. 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
BattleField8. 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
Beasts of War, The9. 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 Walkabout10. 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 White11. 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, The12. 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, The13. 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 Office14. 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 Princess15. 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 Zombiesmiths16. 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
BULL17. 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, A18. 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 Breakdown19. 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 Talent20. 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, The21. 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 Tale22. Cell: A Cautionary Tale by Christian Kiley NEW!
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, The23. 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, The24. 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, The25. 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

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