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Alan Haehnel

ALAN HAEHNEL  

Nationality:    USA
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Alan Haehnel teaches high school English and Theater at Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He has been involved in theater since college as an actor, director, and writer. His credits include numerous published plays and monologues that have been performed worldwide, the Vermont Playwright's Award in 1993, and several Vermont State Championships for his original one-acts entered in the Vermont One-Act Play Festivals. He lives in Hartford Village with his wife and three children.

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(Dis)Concert(ed) Choir, The         15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play         18 More Reasons Not To Be In A Play         1St Annual Achadamee Awards (Full-Length), The         1St Annual Achadamee Awards (One-Act), The         30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play         And         Andromeda's Galaxy         Backstage Backstabbers         Beyond Tolerance         Birth Life And Death Of Megafem 9000         Brief Unit On Interdimensional Heroism, A         Brook Across The Sea         But We Don't         Case Of Alex Hansen, The         Caution Politricks         Cave Dream         Chasm, The         Chicken Bones For The Teenage Soup         Choosers In Platterville, The         Chronicles Of Jane: Book Seven         Deus Ex         Echo Before, The         Excuses, Excuses         Fearful Symmetry         Fflea Market, The         Fourteen Lines         Greek(Ish) Myth Of Marcyonome, The         H.S.T.V.         High Stakes         Homework Eats Dog And Other Woeful Tales         Honor Bright         Hstv         I Knew A Boy         Idiot's Guide To High School, The         In A Strange Land         Just Ask         Killing Bill         Last Day At Whoopee Kingdom         Little Help, A         Long View, The         Loving Lives         Making Nice         Meeting Sam         Most Curious Phenomenon (Full-Length), A         Most Curious Phenomenon (One-Act), A         No Show         Nora's Lost         Nuther Thing, A         Offerings         Omnipotence And The Wheelbarrow Man         One And All - A Schizophrenic Comedy         One Hundred Lies         Perfect         Property Rites         Raindrops, Hailstones, Lunatics         Shun The Heaven         Siege Of Eshteb, The         Simple Task, A         Sinking El Diablo         Skat, Cat         Slasrever Neves         Snowed         Stress, Pressure, Doom And Other Teen Delights         Stuck         Teesha's Got Elves         Testing, Testing         Thanksgiving Prayer         To The Table         Toward the Sun         Unfinished, The         Validation         Wendy's Tale         What I Want To Say But Never Will         Whole New You, A         Women Of Stone



(Dis)Concert(ed) Choir, The

Synopsis:
alternating between music, monologues, and pure fantasy, The (Dis)Concert(ed) Choir journeys behind the angelic facade of a high school choir concert, with everyone's inner thoughts on display: the conductor can't wait to retire; the accompanist can't seem to hit the right notes; Jason is desperately in love with Marsha; the gaseous output of Josh's big pizza dinner is starting to make itself known; and Dad, being a dad, feels utterly trapped. . .

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (White River Junction, VT, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-50 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  17            Female:  31            Other:  17 males, 31 females (20-48 actors possible: 2-45 males, 3-46 females)

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15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play

15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play
This is a play about not being in a play, ironically expressed through a hilarious series of monologues, duets, and ensemble scenes. From early traumas involving a glory-seeking elementary school teacher to possible disturbances in the global climate, 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play keeps the audience guessing just what scenario will be next. (This play has a sequel called18 More Reasons Not To Be in a Play. For a full-length version that includes material from both short plays, see 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play.)

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1st Produced:
Long Trail High School (Dorset, VT, United States)    Mar 2005

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Genre:
30-60 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  14            Female:  14            Other:  12 either (15-67 actors possible: 2-62 males, 5-65 females)

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18 More Reasons Not To Be In A Play

Synopsis:
Our children are under the threat of a horrible plague today -- commonly known as Drama. This sequel to 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play provides another 18 incentives to make one think twice about auditioning for anything. From abraham Lincoln and overripe zucchini to fire-obsessed techies and Great aunts obsessed with posture, get ready for more hilarious examples of how in theater, anything and everything can go wrong. (For a full-length version that includes material from both short plays, see 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play.)

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1st Produced:
The a.C.T. @ ardmore High School (ardmore, OK, United States)    2007

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  27            Female:  25            Other:  27 males, 25 females, 30 either (15-82 actors possible: 2-80 males, 2-80 females)

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1St Annual Achadamee Awards (Full-Length), The

Synopsis:
Welcome to the first annual achadamee High awards show recognizing the "finest" moments of the past year -- from best will-you-be-mine moment to best proposal for a new mascot. Join this year's crowd-shy host as she gets a little (unwanted) help from offstage, as well as a range of presenters including the Prom King and Queen. Featuring music from the achadamee High Band, this awards show illustrates one fact: achadamee High should win top honors as the quirkiest, most dysfunctional, and downright hilarious school in the nation! (aone-act version of this play is also available.)

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1st Produced:
Hillgrove High Theatre (Powder Springs, Ga, United States)    2006

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-100 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  20            Female:  21            Other:  20 males, 21 females, 4 either (20-68 actors possible: 10-30 males, 10-38 females)

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1St Annual Achadamee Awards (One-Act), The

Synopsis:
Welcome to the first annual achadamee High awards show recognizing the "finest" moments of the past year -- from best will-you-be-mine moment to best proposal for a new mascot. Join this year's crowd-shy host as she gets a little (unwanted) help from offstage, as well as a range of presenters including the Prom King and Queen. Featuring music from the achadamee High Band, this awards show illustrates one fact: achadamee High should win top honors as the quirkiest, most dysfunctional, and downright hilarious school in the nation! (afull-length version of this play is also available.)

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1st Produced:
Pequannock Township High School (Pompton Plains, NJ, United States)    2006

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  20            Other:  10 males, 20 females, 3 either (15-50 actors possible: 5-25 males, 10-25 females)

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30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play

Synopsis:
Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. From the author of 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Playcomes a full evening of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage. In a series of hilarious examples, this play proves that Drama can be a very dangerous thing and it must be avoided at all costs. (This play includes material from both 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play and18 More Reasons Not To Be in a Play.)

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1st Produced:
Como Park High School (Saint Paul, MN, United States)    2007

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
75-85 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  33            Female:  39            Other:  33 males, 39 females (20-132 actors possible: 3-125 males, 3-129 females)

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And

Synopsis:
aaron has something big on his mind, and he's having trouble getting it off his chest. He grapples with the fact that billions of different moments are happening simultaneously -- the comic next to the tragic, the life-changing next to the mundane. Ultimately, he goes through this mental exercise to try to come to terms with the fact that he was playing a video game at the same time his sister was being raped in the room right next to him.

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1st Produced:
Blue Valley North High School (Overland PArk, KS, United States)    2007

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
30-40 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  10            Other:  4 males, 10 females (12-17 actors possible: 2-10 males, 5-12 females)

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Andromeda's Galaxy

Synopsis:
On the surface, andromeda is an average teenager. Few realize that, influenced by her name and watching too many Star Trekepisodes as a child, she filters all the events of her life through hilarious sci-fi scenarios. When her cheating boyfriend returns, it's not just andromeda's pride at stake, but her whole starship. With her shields down and her weapons inoperable, will andromeda prevail against the onslaught of "The Brad"?

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1st Produced:
Union Pines High School (Cameron, NC, United States)    2006

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-50 min Science fiction comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  9            Other:  6 males, 9 females, 13 either (20-28 actors possible: 2-24 males, 4-18 females)

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Backstage Backstabbers

Synopsis:
The ill-prepared set crew for a one-act competition is attempting desperately to construct the set in time. When a scorned former contestant shows up as a time-keeper bent on disqualifying the school, things get really dicey. Will the set crew navigate an unscrupulous director, overzealous actors, and a rabid time-keeper? Or will the one-act be disqualified?

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1st Produced:
altaloma High School (Rancho Cucamonga, Ca, United States)    2008

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-50 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  12            Other:  9 males, 12 females, 5 either (23-26 actors possible: 5-23 males, 5-23 females)

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Beyond Tolerance

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Brooklyn Publishers   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Birth Life And Death Of Megafem 9000

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Brooklyn Publishers   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Brief Unit On Interdimensional Heroism, A

Synopsis:
a class arrives at school to find their teacher replaced by a mysterious talking box, and before they know it, they're off on an interdimensional adventure. Their mission? Save the world.

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1st Produced:
athey Creek Middle School (West Linn, OR, United States)    2008

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
90-100 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  25 either (15-25 actors possible: 0-25 males, 0-25 females)

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Brook Across The Sea

Synopsis:
When Brook's vacation cruise ship goes down in high seas, she awakens in a strange land inhabited by people so obsessed with rushing and working and earning that they've forgotten the reason for their frantic pace. Under the tutelage of the Stranger, the one person who refuses to join the race, Brook finally escapes. This Seuss-esque, rhyming large-cast one-act satirizes the American drive for the almighty More -- more speed, more money, more possessions, more prestige -- and challenges us to examine how we live our lives.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
25-35 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  10            Other:  10 males, 10 females (10-40 actors possible: 2-38 males, 2-38 females)

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But We Don't

Synopsis:
a group of students ask themselves the simple question, "Why not do all the things we possibly could?," and soon find that the answer is anything but simple. an unconventional and intriguing exploration of desires and hesitations.

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1st Produced:
Blue Valley North High School (Blue Valley, KS, United States)    2007

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
25-35 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  25 either (10-25 actors possible: 0-25 males, 0-25 females)

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Case Of Alex Hansen, The

Synopsis:
Alex Hansen awakes to find himself on trial for his life. His legal representation is terrible; he's already been deemed guilty; the courtroom proceedings are chaotic to the point of dark comedy. all seems lost, except when Alex gets the momentary sense that someone, somewhere, is advocating for him. In the play's surprising climax, Alex experiences a profound and moving redemption.

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1st Produced:
Long Trail High School (Dorset, VT, United States)    2003

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-55 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  6 males, 4 females, 8 either (12-25 actors possible: 2-17 males, 2-17 females)

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Caution Politricks

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Brooklyn Publishers   -

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cave Dream

Synopsis:
Five spelunkers find themselves trapped in an invisible cage within a cavern. Suddenly, mysterious creatures emerge from the rocks and require the captors to state one absolute truth in order to free themselves and make it out alive. With each wrong answer, the invisible cage shrinks. Can the prisoners pull it off without killing each other first?

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1st Produced:
Manchester High School (Midlothian, Va, United States)    2008

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-45 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  15 either (10-15 actors possible: 0-15 males, 0-15 females)

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Chasm, The

Synopsis:
Set in the harsh era of Beowulf, the decimated tribe of albin flees for its life from Hrothgar's ruthless army. When they reach a seemingly impassable chasm, the tribe members are faced with an awful choice. Do the stronger members scale the chasm, leaving the weak behind, or do they all sacrifice themselves to die together with honor? an engrossing tale of loyalty, faith, and perseverance.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2007

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-50 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  13            Other:  6 males, 13 females, 11 either (21-30 actors possible: 4-23 males, 10-25 females)

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Chicken Bones For The Teenage Soup

Synopsis:
Unlike the megapopular book series it parodies, Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup is a comic ode to pessimism. In a series of short scenes, diverse characters illustrate various sentimental moments from everyday life, only to be repeatedly crushed by sardonic twists of cruel fate.

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1st Produced:
Franklin Middle School (Cedar Rapids, Ia, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-60 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  24            Female:  29            Other:  24 males, 29 females, 5 either (10-60 actors possible: 5-45 males, 5-45 females)

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Choosers In Platterville, The

Synopsis:
In this Seuss-esque send-up of the college application process, written entirely in verse, young Greenies from the town of Platterville must vie for the privilege of attending one of the four most prestigious planets. When the pompous Choosers descend on their town, demanding endless tests and qualifications, the Greenies and their parents will stop at nothing to get an acceptance. . .

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1st Produced:
Floyd Middle Magnet School (Montgomery, aL, United States)    2003

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-55 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  6            Other:  8 males, 6 females, 20 either (25-40 actors possible: 0-40 males, 0-40 females)

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Chronicles Of Jane: Book Seven

Synopsis:
Jane must battle her evil brother Stewart; her end of term paper and sleepiness

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Bakers Plays,    -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Deus Ex

Synopsis:
Rick has been manipulating his teachers and classmates using a top-secret machine called Compumind, which lets him forecast their future behavior. Rick's best friend Dan accompanies him to see the Compumind late one night, only to discover that Rick has a terrifying plan in store. . .

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1st Produced:
Cedar Falls Schools (Cedar Falls, Ia, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
30-45 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  2 males, 5 either (7 actors possible: 2-7 males, 0-5 females)

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Echo Before, The

Synopsis:
Two readers tell us the story of a play, its actors, and its audience as they move through the everyday moments that have life-and-death consequences for their participants. Gwen, a young actress, finds herself manipulated by her former high school Drama teacher when he casts her in a community theatre production. Jack Boddiker has control over Gwen and the rest of his cast, but what's controlling all of them? Find out as the readers unspool the thoughts and events of a dark and mysterious universe.

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1st Produced:
Parish Players (Thetford, VT, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100-120 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  3 males, 4 females, 2 either (7-11 actors possible: 4-6 males, 3-5 females)

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Excuses, Excuses

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1st Published:
Brooklyn Publishers   -

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Fearful Symmetry

Synopsis:
Mary is anxiously attempting to finish her chores when a mysterious stranger enters the room with an enticing but frightening proposition: Push the button on this box I have. If you do so, I will give you a large sum of money. The catch? Someone -- you will not know who, and the action will never be traced to you -- will die. Four different Marys, arrayed in four different countries, deliberate over this choice with highly theatrical, simultaneous action.

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1st Produced:
St. Johnsbury academy (St. Johnsbury, VT, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
25-30 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  12            Other:  4 males, 12 females (16 actors possible: 0-4 males, 12-16 females)

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Fflea Market, The

Synopsis:
In this vignette-style satire, teenage customers come to the FFLea Market: Fashion For Life's every aspect. Here, they can buy the most fashionable moods, attitudes, and phases so they can be up-to-date not just in appearance, but in every facet of their being. But are these purchases really worth the price?

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1st Produced:
Manteca High School (Manteca, Ca, United States)    2008

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
30-40 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  16            Other:  1 male, 16 females, 8 either (15-25 actors possible: 1-10 males, 5-24 females)

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Fourteen Lines

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Bakers Plays,    -

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-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Greek(Ish) Myth Of Marcyonome, The

Synopsis:
Norm has seen one too many Greek plays. So when he finds himself watching an intoning chorus and typical Greek characters once again take the stage, he takes a stand! His complaint triggers a surprising turn of events as the chorus strives to entertain using Marcy (another audience member) as their source for a modern story. Watch as the simple tale of Marcy falling off her bike becomes an epic struggle featuring a brand-new Greek Goddess named Marcyonome and her arch enemy, Terrefeces.

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1st Produced:
aitkin High School (aitkin, MN, United States)    2007

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
40-50 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  18            Other:  6 males, 18 females, 33 either (20-70 actors possible: 6-27 males, 18-43 females)

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H.S.T.V.

Synopsis:
While waiting for a ride home from school one evening, Mallory and Cindy discover a mysterious new television network with channels reminiscent of regular crime Dramas, cooking competitions, soap operas, and game shows -- but featuring their fellow students and teachers in outlandish situations. Before long, Mallory and Cindy find themselves sucked into the network as well, where their strained relationship is put to the test, Jerry Springer-style.

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1st Produced:
Hatboro-Horsham High School (Horsham, Pa, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  22            Other:  12 males, 22 females, 6 either (10-40 actors possible: 4-36 males, 6-34 females)

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High Stakes

Synopsis:
Top student Mindy desperately wants to do well on a major exam, but her classmates are erupting into total chaos around her. The teacher, Mrs. Mock, doesn't believe her and insists that the classroom is absolutely quiet and orderly. Is Mindy losing her mind? Or is she being secretly subjected to another, top-secret kind of test? (This play can also be performed as part of the full-length collectionTesting, Testing.)

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1st Produced:
Lamoille High School (Lamoille, VT, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
30-40 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  25 either (15-25 actors possible: 0-25 males, 0-25 females)

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Homework Eats Dog And Other Woeful Tales

Synopsis:
For science teacher Douglas Kobekeaneski, there's nothing greater than "The Hour of Desperation," that magical hour before his immensely important, grade-devastating assignment is due. each year, his students frantically scramble to come up with their method of escape -- and this year is no exception, as they trot out a litany of outrageous excuses, including the greatest of them all: My homework ate my dog.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  7 males, 7 females, 21 either (20-51 actors possible: 0-51 males, 0-51 females)

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Honor Bright

Synopsis:
If only Scott can do well enough on this final exam, his future will be set: He'll be able to graduate and join the service according to plan. When he realizes he won't be able to pass the test on his own, though, Scott begs his classmates to help him cheat, violating their teacher's trust and the honor code. after a startling revelation from his girlfriend, Scott must decide what matters most to him: his personal plans or his integrity. (This play can also be performed as part of the full-length collection Testing, Testing.)

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1st Produced:
Winfield High School Drama Department (Winfield, WV, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
25-35 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females, 12 either (10-14 actors possible: 2-14 males, 2-14 females)

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Hstv

Synopsis:
While waiting for a ride home from school one evening, Mallory and Cindy discover a mysterious new television network with channels reminiscent of regular crime Dramas, cooking competitions, soap operas, and game shows -- but featuring their fellow students and teachers in outlandish situations. Before long, Mallory and Cindy find themselves sucked into the network as well, where their strained relationship is put to the test, Jerry Springer-style.

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-    -

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc., 2005   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  22            Other:  22 females, 12 males, 6 either; Running time: 35-45 mins

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I Knew A Boy

Synopsis:
The story teller must tell the story of her dead son

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-    -

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1st Published:
Brooklyn Publishers   -

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Genre:
Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Idiot's Guide To High School, The

Synopsis:
earl is an idiot. everybody says so, including his own mother. Undeterred, earl decides that this title uniquely qualifies him to host an informative guide to high school with the assistance of his friend Shirley (another well-known idiot). earl and Shirley lead us through hilarious interactive chapters on everything from the true purpose of high school to crafting the perfect excuse, illustrating the topics with the help of fellow students. But with trouble brewing between earl and Shirley, will they be able to make it to the end without the entire presentation (and earl's definition of an idiot) falling apart?

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1st Produced:
east Wilkes High School (Ronda, NC, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
75-90 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 male, 1 female, 20 either (15-38 actors possible: 1-37 males, 1-37 females)

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In A Strange Land

Synopsis:
all Tom wanted to do was take a short-cut through the auditorium so he could sign out for a dental appointment. Halfway across the bare stage, though, he finds himself smack-dab in the middle of a strange platoon fighting The eighth Great War of the Singleterry alliance. In the optional act II, the tables are turned so that one of the soldiers becomes the stranger, suddenly adrift on a regular high school stage. This absurd battlefield comedy keeps the characters and the audience alike wondering what, indeed, is reality.

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1st Produced:
Souhegan High School (amherst, NH, United States)    2002

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
30-60 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  6 males, 6 females (12 actors possible: 0-12 males, 0-12 females)

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Just Ask

Synopsis:
When Morty and his friend Dwindle save magnate Captain McFee from a plane crash, they get the chance to achieve their dream -- becoming filthy rich. McFee offers to set them up in a fail-proof business -- selling the very air they breathe -- and the friends struggle with the ethics of profiting from a product nobody needs. Written in Seuss-esque rhymed couplets, this large-cast comedy satirizes the quest for wealth and power, and the sacrifice of integrity to make a morally suspect buck.

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1st Produced:
North Myrtle Beach High School (Little River, SC, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
25-35 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  3 males, 3 females, 14 either (12-20 actors possible: 3-17 males, 3-17 females)

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Killing Bill

Synopsis:
a newspaper reporter is determined to get an interview with Shelley Mackerel, the director of the strangest version of King Learhe's ever seen. as the interview illuminates Shelley's bizarre artistic choices, we see her Lear in all of its pseudo-eastern glory -- complete with dubbing, karate battles, giant pancakes, and flying forks.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2008

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  4 males, 4 females, 22 either (15-32 actors possible: 1-32 males, 1-32 females)

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Last Day At Whoopee Kingdom

Synopsis:
The show at amusement park Whoopee Kingdom may have a less-than-enthusiastic cast backstage, but everyday they entertain children under the careful supervision of Sam, their overenthusiastic assistant junior manager. Sam has been striving to win the park's employee scholarship, but when the owner of Whoopee Kingdom announces the grounds have been sold, Sam finds himself out of a job and money for college. Out for vengeance, it's now up to him and the cast to manufacture a hilarious and shocking final show to end their careers.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    40210

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York, 2010   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
45-60 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  11 either

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Little Help, A

Synopsis:
Sam is a woman on the run. What started as an innocent search for self-improvement becomes a nightmare at the local Help Store, whose status-obsessed representatives insist on radical alterations to Sam's body image (both natural and surgical), her finances, and her romantic life. Will Sam be seduced by this impossible quest for perfection? Unfolding in Seuss-esque rhymed couplets, this large-cast comedy questions the modern assumption that something's got to be wrong with everyone.

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1st Produced:
all Saints episcopal School (Fort Worth, TX, United States)    2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  7            Other:  2 males, 7 females, 21 either (9-35 actors possible: 2-28 males, 7-33 females)

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Long View, The

Synopsis:
On a seemingly ordinary day, an explosive fight occurs at a high school when Travis, a bully, confronts his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, Nate. Though the actual encounter lasts only a moment, the effects of the incident linger in the memories and lives of all those who witnessed it. Through a series of short scenes and monologues, this powerful play explores the repercussions, both short term and long, of a single event in a young person's life. at the play's end, the physical confrontation is illustrated once more, but now with a much broader perspective.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (White River Junction, VT, United States)    2009

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
40-60 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  10            Other:  11 males, 10 females (15-21 actors possible: 5-12 males, 5-15 females)

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Loving Lives

Synopsis:
It's 1948, it's the dead of winter, and it's time for "Loving Lives," a radio soap opera on its last legs. a pompous romantic lead, an incapacitated announcer, an obnoxious kazoo-tooting child star, and multiple off-the-air seductions all contribute to the hilarious demise of the radio show.

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1st Produced:
Fairfield Footlighters (Knollwood Court, OH, United States)    2002

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
80-100 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  6 males, 6 females (12 actors possible: 6-8 males, 6-8 females)

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Making Nice

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-

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-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Meeting Sam

Synopsis:
Medieval knights, a middle-aged cook, a Greek chorus, a General, a sleep-walking woman -- why is this motley crew of characters crowded together in a small city apartment? To wait for the one person they all have in common: Samantha, their creator. She's stopped writing and unless they can convince her to continue, they may remain unfinished fragments forever.Meeting Sam explores the depths of a writer's imagination and what might magically happen when writer's block sets in.

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1st Produced:
Washington academy (e. Machias, Me, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
40-45 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  4 males, 5 females, 11 either (18-20 actors possible: 4-15 males, 5-16 females)

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Most Curious Phenomenon (Full-Length), A

Synopsis:
Do not be fooled. This is not a play; it's a scientific exploration. With the help of an unsuspecting audience member named Rick, two verbose scientists attempt to uncover one of the greatest mysteries known to man (and woman) -- why do people fall in love? In this hilarious play, various versions of Sarah, one of the world's most educated teenagers, explore the steps that resulted in this genius weeping on her bed over a boy. Will they be able to discover how this most heinous mistake was perpetrated? (a one-act version of this play is also available.)

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1st Produced:
Springfield Southeast High School (Springfield, IL, United States)    2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100-120 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  19            Other:  15 males, 19 females, 2 either (18-70 actors possible: 8-30 males, 10-40 females)

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Most Curious Phenomenon (One-Act), A

Synopsis:
a scientific exploration is taking place into one of the greatest mysteries known to man (and woman) -- how could Sarah Hillsbury, one of the world's most educated teenagers, have become so stupid as to fall in love? Two scientists delve into this experiment, complete with various iterations of Sarah to comically uncover whether intelligence is powerful enough to make one invulnerable to love. What will be the final analysis? (afull-length version of this play is also available.)

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
45-55 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  14            Other:  7 males, 14 females, 12 either (10-46 actors possible: 3-20 males, 7-26 females)

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No Show

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-

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-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Brooklyn Publishers   -

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-

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Nora's Lost

Synopsis:
Debilitated by alzheimer's disease, Nora Blodget follows the vision of her late husband into the woods on a cold night. Nora's life flashes before her -- revealing her former life as a dynamic teacher, a caring wife, and a loving mother. Will Nora's daughter find her mother in time? This poignant large-cast one-act explores the nature of memory and familial love, fractured by the onset of dementia.

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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  12            Other:  6 males, 12 females, 7 either (15-25 actors possible: 5-20 males, 8-20 females)

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Nuther Thing, A

Synopsis:
Nuther, an other; tomato, tomahto -- no matter how you say it, hilarity ensues when a young stand-up comedy troupe prepares to enlighten audiences on different subjects from their perspective. Who needs a superhero to save the world from aliens when there are more pressing problems like gross dinners and teachers piling up homework? and what's the secret behind those parental "when-I-was-your-age" stories? These cleverly witty kids have the answers and more!

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1st Produced:
Jack Britt High School (Fayetteville, NC, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
25-35 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  25 either (10-50 actors possible: 5-25 males, 5-25 females)

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Offerings

Synopsis:
a group of students gather in a mysterious location, each carrying a personal artifact to present as an offering to an ominous voice. as each person presents their object, from a sincere reminder of a deceased sister to a fake story about a magical conch shell, it quickly becomes apparent that there is no rhyme or reason behind the selection process. How will these students cope in this situation where they don't know what acceptance will mean or how they can achieve it?

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1st Produced:
Blue Valley North High School, Overland PArk, KS    40148

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-

1st Published:
Playscrips Inc, 2010   -

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Genre:
short Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  11 either

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Omnipotence And The Wheelbarrow Man

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-    -

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encore Performance Publishing,    -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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One And All - A Schizophrenic Comedy

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-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
encore Performance Publishing,    -

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-

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One act

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One Hundred Lies

One Hundred Lies
In this poignant comedy, teenager Liz Nostrand presents her life as a competition, complete with scoreboard and time clock. The goal of the game: To Dramatize, in only 30 minutes, 100 significant lies told by and to Liz. By the final buzzer, though, we see that the most crucial lies in Liz's life are those she has told herself. One Hundred Lies brings us in laughing and sends us out thinking.

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seriocomedy 30 min One act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  10            Other:  doubling possible

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Perfect

Synopsis:
Mirror girl, mirror girl on the wall, who is the most perfect girl of all? at age four, Bethany believes that it is her. Yet as she grows up, the pressures of her life begins to turn her innocent confidence into self-doubt. By the time she's a teenager, Bethany is sickened by her own image in the mirror. With warmth and humor, this play explores the forces that can erode confidence and the journey Bethany takes back towards self-acceptance.

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1st Produced:
Windsor High School (Windsor, VT, United States)    2006

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
25-35 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  17            Other:  7 males, 17 females, 21 either (10-55 actors possible: 4-20 males, 6-35 females)

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Property Rites

Synopsis:
Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions; the figures are alive. as each one struggles to achieve autonomy, they begin a fatal race against their desperate owner's destructive plan.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    1999

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
40-55 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  4 males, 4 females, 13 either (12-30 actors possible: 2-30 males, 2-30 females)

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Raindrops, Hailstones, Lunatics

Synopsis:
Fed up with impossible directors and egocentric actors, Jan has just quit her job as the sound engineer of a recording studio. Now she sits in a park relishing the outdoors and remembering an especially painful (if amusing) experience involving a lunatic director, a dysfunctional cast, and a sub-par children's play about the water cycle.

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-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
40-50 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  10            Other:  5 males, 10 females (12-15 actors possible: 3-12 males, 5-12 females)

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Shun The Heaven

Synopsis:
esther knows that God has a plan for everyone. She has assumed leadership of the family after her husband's death, and her older daughter has quit school to financially support them. But esther remains unclear on the purpose of her two mentally-disabled daughters. . .until she discovers they display psychic abilities in which they find what people have lost. While this gift brings happiness and hope to many, it also carries a curse. What will happen when the interests of individuals clash with the needs of the greater good?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Blue Valley North High School (Stilwell, KS, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
80-95 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  9            Other:  4 males, 9 females, 10 either (13-33 actors possible: 4-14 males, 9-19 females)

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Siege Of Eshteb, The

Synopsis:
a few minutes into a painful production of a Greek tragedy, a mysterious sign suddenly flashes the word "Bored?" The "real" play quickly disintegrates into chaos, as the flashing sign continues to undercut the lead actors while the chorus attempts to keep the show going with hand puppets and a rock band. The Siege of eshteb revels in satirizing theatrical conventions, backstage politics, and the awesome power wielded by techies.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2001

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
40-50 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  20            Other:  10 males, 20 females, 5 either (15-40 actors possible: 5-30 males, 8-30 females)

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Simple Task, A

Synopsis:
empie has a simple first assignment at her new job: Retrieve a box of merchandise for the Boss. But what do you do when the box is blocked by a parade of confusing characters, your Boss keeps changing identities, and your whole career starts to feel absurd?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Hartford High School (Hartford, VT, United States)    2000

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
30-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  17 either (7-17 actors possible: 0-17 males, 0-17 females)

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Sinking El Diablo

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-

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-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Skat, Cat

Synopsis:
Mike uses his grandmother's endowment to form SKaT (Story is King acting Troupe), a group of actors trained and dedicated to Dramatizing clients' personal stories. But he doesn't foresee one major problem: no clients. On the verge of failure, SKaT's secretary realizes she missed the one email from their first customers -- who will arrive in five minutes, expecting an immediate Dramatization of their son's story about his cat, Gwendolyn. Chaos ensues as the desperate troupe improvises theatrical treatments including Shakespeare, a musical, absurdism, and more.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Long Trail School (Dorset, VT, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
40-50 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  9            Other:  5 males, 9 females (12-14 actors possible: 2-12 males, 5-12 females)

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Slasrever Neves

Synopsis:
Reverse the title of this large-cast comedy and what do you get? a fast-paced parody and exploration of reversals in seven short scenes. a stereotypical villain plays the part of the innocent victim. The stage lighting in a Chekhov scene directly opposes everything the three actresses are saying. and a play runs completely backwards from end to beginning, including the actual words. . .

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hoggard High School Theatre Dept. (Wilmington, NC, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  10            Other:  6 males, 10 females (5-25 actors possible: 2-22 males, 3-23 females)

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Snowed

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-

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-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
encore Performance Publishing,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Stress, Pressure, Doom And Other Teen Delights

Synopsis:
Stress! Donna has to lose weight by prom; andrew has to find the perfect gift for his girlfriend; Jack has to get his college applications in (none of which he has started); and Karen has a huge paper due the next day. But whoever said high school was easy? a hilarious look at high-pressure dilemmas and impending doom.

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-

1st Produced:
Centre Wellington District High School (Fergus, ON, Canada)    2008

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
30-40 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  11            Other:  8 males, 11 females, 19 either (16-38 actors possible: 5-30 males, 8-33 females)

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Stuck

Synopsis:
The pressure is on. With the deadline for her make-up assignment looming, Mary is at a complete loss for inspiration. She's tried everything from hitting her head to staring into space with no luck. Her friends and classmates try to help with a variety of strategies ranging from practical to outrageously cosmic. In the end, will Mary just stay stuck, or is it possible that being stuck is actually the solution?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Covington High School (Covington, IN, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  8 males, 8 females (10-28 actors possible: 2-14 males, 2-14 females)

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Teesha's Got Elves

Synopsis:
Teesha never seems to have to do any work to be successful, which frustrates her friend Mel to no end. Then the truth comes out: Teesha's got elves. They do her work for her. Mel believes that she is more deserving and wants her own elves, even if it means stealing Teesha's.

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-

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-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  2 females, 13 either (10-20 actors possible: 0-18 males, 2-20 females)

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Testing, Testing

Synopsis:
each act of this full-length play explores different aspects of school testing: High Stakes, a comedy about a student surrounded by inexplicable chaos during a major exam; Honor Bright, a Drama dealing with the complexities of cheating; and Wendy's Tale, a comedy about a brilliant student who doesn't test well, and lets her imagination run wild instead. (High Stakes, Honor Bright, andWendy's Tale can also be purchased and performed separately.)

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1st Produced:
Hickman Mills High School (Kansas City, MO, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
90-120 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females, 65 either (15-69 actors possible: 2-67 males, 2-67 females)

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Thanksgiving Prayer

Synopsis:
Morgan is home from her visit to India, but she's having a hard time reconciling the wealth surrounding her at Thanksgiving with the poverty she saw on her visit. This conflict becomes particularly poignant when her family gathers for the Thanksgiving prayer and Morgan attempts to express her frustrations.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Calvary Christian School (Naperville, IL, United States)    2009

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
30-40 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  14            Other:  7 males, 14 females (20-21 actors possible: 3-8 males, 14-20 females)

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To The Table

Synopsis:
Jan and her daughter Leah sit at the kitchen table and have a brief conversation while eating ice cream. Leah leaves, and we then rewind to the beginning of their meeting, but this time in those familiar lapses of silence, their true feelings and memories are heard. With a twist of humor, audiences are given an honest glimpse into the difficulty of parent and child relationships -- the practice of letting go, not getting too close, and ultimately, the process of understanding one another.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
eSU Theatre (emporia, KS, United States)    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  12            Other:  5 males, 12 females, 2 either (17-19 actors possible: 3-10 males, 9-14 females)

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Toward the Sun

Synopsis:
When high school daredevil Courtney vows to dive off the highest boulder in Mount Granite Quarry, she sets off a chain of events that force her friends to question their own relationships to privacy, technology, and secrecy. When everyone has a camera and any act of desperation or plea for attention can be uploaded to the web, who pays the price? This play, made up almost entirely of two-person scenes, grapples with the realities of living a life on the edge while everyone watches.

Notes:
written by Alan Haehnel, and Bruce Miller

1st Produced:
University of Miami, Miami, FL    04 Apr 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
80-90 min drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Unfinished, The

Synopsis:
When will she finish us? This is the lament of the Writer's characters who wait in limbo, hoping that the Writer will continue creating their lives and eventually allow them to exit the Writer's mind and move on to the larger world. Just when the characters are on the verge of destruction, the Writer invents a way to free them all.

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-

1st Produced:
The Bromfield School (Harvard, Ma, United States)    2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
40-60 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  14            Other:  8 males, 14 females, 5 either (22-30 actors possible: 3-20 males, 3-23 females)

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Validation

Synopsis:
Liza's family is getting boring -- and unless ratings improve, the network is going to pull the plug on their non-stop reality TV show. Living in a futuristic world of relentless exposure, Liza struggles to convince her family that life is meaningless unless it is validated by the camera. When she films her fiance against his wishes, the results are dark and disastrous.Validation questions our society's obsession with voyeurism and celebrity, as they threaten to consume everyday reality.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Burr and Barton academy (Manchester, VT, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
40-50 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  2 males, 5 females, 10 either (12-17 actors possible: 2-12 males, 5-15 females)

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Wendy's Tale

Synopsis:
Wendy is brilliant, but she doesn't test well. From her toddlerhood to her high school years, we see how Wendy gets bored with tests and lets her imagination win out over knowledge. Inside this fun, slightly absurd window into the mind of a "bad test taker," test answers turn into characters, vocabulary words duke it out, and no high school guidance counselors are spared. (This play can also be performed as part of the full-length collectionTesting, Testing.)

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Watauga High School Theatre (Boone, NC, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  15            Other:  15 males, 15 females (15-30 actors possible: 0-30 males, 0-30 females)

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What I Want To Say But Never Will

Synopsis:
f you could say anything you wanted, without any consequences or judgment, just what would you say? Based on student responses from around the country, What I Want to Say But Never Will explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Told through monologues and anecdotes from the playwright himself, these confessions range from a hilarious rant on an art teacher's bad breath to a touching piece of advice from a brother leaving for the Navy.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Blue Valley North High School, Overland PArk, Kansas    2009

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
80-90 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  20 either (5-76 actors possible: 0-76 females, 0-76 males)

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Whole New You, A

Synopsis:
High school sophomore Sandra Malcher is called into her guidance office where her parents, teacher, and boyfriend act out scenarios in which she failed herself -- quitting soccer, failing a Shakespeare assignment, resisting intimacy, and breaking curfew. each person insists on bringing in another Sandra "option" with them -- a girl that looks like Sandra and replays the scene behaving perfectly. enter the CeO of NYe (New You enterprises), who informs Sandra that her loved ones don't want to change her; they want to replace her completely. a dark, comic exploration of teenage identity and perfection itself.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
West Florence High School (Florence, SC, United States)    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
40-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  9            Other:  2 males, 9 females, 2 either (11-13 actors possible: 4-12 males, 5-13 females)

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Women Of Stone

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-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
encore Performance Publishing,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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