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The Answer Is D by Julie Lester (12-15 min, 10 Characters M and F)$14.00
Follow these students as they take the State Assessment Exam. This readers theatre is a roller coaster ride filled with humorous characters, song and dance.
The Ballad of Jersey and Jim (7 min. 2M) Comedy$12.00
Jersey and Jim are rival secret agents that both have a job to do. What that job is, could prove deadly to each other. Who will best the other with their “cunning” “abilities”?
The Bone Business by Dee Cliburn (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$6.50
When Papa Klute stole a child for Miss Etta, he thought he had a boy. As it turned out, he had a girl.
The Buffer by Mike Allegra (10-12 min, 1M 1 F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Heated negotiations ensue after Sarah ropes her husband, Bill, into an unwelcome “couples night.”
The Call by Jim Bain (12-15 min, 3M 1F )$14.00
What’s more irritating than answering a nuisance telephone solicitor call while you’re running late for a very important task? Snappy banter and a surprise ending.
The Class Reunion by Stephanie Christensen (12-15 min. Cut as Needed) 7 Characters, M or F$10.00
Were you ever the outcast of the high school “scene”? Have you ever been forced to go to a class reunion that you know will go so terribly wrong? Jonathan Dunsky finds himself dealing with exactly that, attending a 15 year reunion dance that drudges up more awkward memories than he would like to remember. Yearning all his life for a place to belong and friends to trust, Jonathan must face the challenges of looking his past straight in the eye, in order to move on. However, he finds that this 15 year class reunion is even wackier than he could ever imagine. To his surprise, a place to belong could lie in the hands of the crazy weird kid Gilbert. When the two outcasts meet, Jonathan finds that they’re not so different after all.
The Green Shoebox by Theresa Lehr (12-15 min, M and F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Blaine, a typical college student with obsessive compulsive, uh, tendencies, breaks into Tiffany’s dorm room
The Miraculous Staircase:Enter At Your Own Risk by Stephen Stewart (20-25 min. Cut as needed. 2M, 1F, 1M or F) Comedy$18.00
The Loretto Chapel’s Miracle Staircase in Sante Fe, New Mexico is a mysterious, spirtual masterpiece viewed by millions of tourists annually. Some couples even opt to be married and have their official wedding photo taken on the carpentry miracle-that is, until the carpenter says enough is enough.
The MJ and Rosie Show by Tim Mogford (10-12 min. 1M, 1F) Comedy$12.00
It’s not easy being cast in the chorus again, especially when – like Rosie – you have dreams of being the lead girl, and – like MJ – you are passionately committed to the Art of Theatre. In their struggle to be a positive part of the show, while also satisfying their longing for self-expression, the two characters in this piece will be all too familiar to everyone who has tried to fit in and stand out at the same time. The MJ and Rosie Show is a funny, poignant duet about the painful hilarity of young dreams. For your convenience, a cut version of the script has been added.
The Night Before by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 Min) Humorous$10.00
Younger siblings can lead to all sorts of messes. Sally- the younger sister of recently engaged Sandra- is infamous for her history of scatterbrained buffoonery, but her sister Sandra extends her trust to her anyways. A story of sisterly love, attempted redemption, and a ridiculous bachelorette party: The Night Before exemplifies the bond of “family first”. A script best suited for a mature performer and audience.
The Normal One (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$6.50
Annie is a normal teenage girl, but “normal” is the last word anyone would use to describe her brother Elliot. This dramatic monologue peeks into the joy, love, anger, and fear that go along with having a sibling with special needs.
The Problem with Girls by Tim Mogford (10-12 min. Cut as needed 1M) Humorous$6.50
Do you know something I don’t get? Girls. I don’t get girls. I’m not dumb, I mean fractions didn’t throw me at all and I can count to ten in three completely different languages, so I’m not an idiot. Is what I’m saying. But I feel like an idiot when it comes to girls. Like, pretty much all the time. It’s not just that they seem to know stuff my friends and me don’t. Stuff about – I don’t know, feelings and what you’re supposed to do in life. And it’s not that they’re all taller than me. I mean they were, not that long ago. Taller, and louder. And a bit scary, actually.
The Viewing by SuzAnne C. Cole (12-15 min, 4F)$14.00
Set in a funeral parlor viewing room, explores the differences between the way a mother and daughter see themselves, their relationship and each other.
The Wrong Kind of Nightmare by Pamela Love (10-12 min. Cut as needed. M or F) Dramatic$6.50
After witnessing the death of a baby, the speaker has spent a year mentally reliving the accident. But whose fault was it? Just out of mind’s reach lies a vital clue. In this dramatic monologue, filled with anger, grief, and finally shock, mysterious dreams hold the key to what really happened.
Thicker than Water by Kat Ravlic (10-15 min. Cut as needed 1M, 1F)$12.00
Rose didn’t know how to react when her son told her that he was homosexual, and in her lack of understanding she neglected him when he needed her the most. Now, three years later, she wants to make amends. Can Jeff forgive his mother’s past mistakes and let her back into his life?
Things Changed by Linda Oatman(10-12 min. Cut as Needed. M) High-Poem$6.50
Things Changed is a poetic recitation of the lynchings which occurred in the 1950s. Recalling the events that led up to a tragedy that repeated itself much too often throughout America’s history, the poem reflects upon the changes brought to the Civil Rights movement in the past half of a century.