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SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY by Craig Sodaro
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Upper and Middle Grades; 4 male, 4 female; 1840s; 25 minutes.
Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe: A professor gets permission to examine a long-lost mummy, only to jolt it back to life and witness as it learns about the modern age.

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by the Brothers Grimm and adapted by Mary Flynn Casey
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Middle and Lower Grades; 3 female, 2 male; several male or female extras; 40 minutes.
Adaptation of the classic fairy tale starring inquisitive siblings, a wicked witch, gingerbread children, and more. Based on Engelbert Humperdinck's opera.   
 
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THE GOBLINS AND THE GRAVEDIGGER by Craig Sodaro
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Upper and Middle Grades; 6 male, 8 female, 3 male or female; 19th-century England; 30 minutes. Goblins help to connect the meanest man in town with three loving orphans who desperately need a home, in this heartwarming Christmas tale.
 
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THE BISHOP'S CANDLESTICKS (Les Miserables) by Victor Hugo and adapted by Lewy Olfson
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Upper Grades; 6 male, 2 female; 25 minutes. After nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread, the Bishop's gift of stolen candlesticks allows a poor man to get a new start on life, in this adaptation of a scene from Les Miserables.
 
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THE MILLION POUND BANK NOTE by Mark Twain and adapted by Joellen Bland
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Upper and Middle Grades; 8 male, 1 female; 30 minutes. An impoverished American in 1850s London is handed an envelope with a 30-day loan as part of a wager by two wealthy Londoners. The fascinating tale of how he will use his newfound wealth.
 
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THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY by Edward Everett Hale, adapted by Walter Hackett
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Upper and Middle Grades; 25 male and female; 19th century; 25 minutes.
A round-table readers' theatre that tells the heartrending story of Philip Nolan, a man whose punishment for treason is that he may never again set foot in his beloved United States.
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, by Jane Austen, Adapted by Olive Morley
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Upper and Middle Grades; 8 female, 3 male; 18th-century England; 35 minutes.
An adaptation of Jane Austen's classic story of love and respect, choosing wisely, and keeping your eyes open to the possibilities that life offers.
 
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THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, Adapted by Frances Mapp
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Middle and Lower Grades. 1 male, 5 female, 5 male and female, extras. Follow the Yellow Brick Road! L. Frank Baum's beloved story and colorful characters come to life in this wonderful adaptation.
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THE BRAZILIAN CAT, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted for round-table reading by Maurine V. Eleder
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Upper Grades; 4 male, 1 female, 2 male or female; 25 minutes. In this tale of terror, a double-dealing relative will do anything to protect his interest in the family fortune.
 
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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, by Lucy M. Montgomery and adapted by Jamie Turner
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Middle grades; 6 female; 3 male; 25 minutes. An adaptation of this favorite warm-hearted, turn-of-the-century story of an orphaned girl who finds a loving home on Prince Edward Island.
 
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JO'S SACRIFICE, from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, adapted by Cheryl Capshaw
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Upper and Middle Grades; 6 female, 1 male; 20 minutes. A heartwarming holiday tale of sacrifice, generosity, and giving to others starring one of this classic novel's most favorite characters.
 
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CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, by William Dean Howells, adapted by Adele Thane
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Middle & Lower Grades; 4 female, 3 male, 3 male or female; 25 minutes. In this charming fantasy, first published in 1892, a little girl discovers that there can indeed be too much of a good thing!
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, by Oscar Wilde, Adapted by Lewy Olfson
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Upper and Middle Grades. 5 male, 4 female; 30 minutes. A 19th-century British comedy that finds two charming ladies anxious to marry, but only if the groom is named Ernest. A dry, witty, and charming tale of the upper class.
 
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SHIP OF FOOLS by David LaBounty
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Middle Grades; 2 male; 7 male or female; 10-15 minutes.
Pirate Darren yearns to be the scourge of the Seven Seas, but everyone knows he's really "Mr. Nice Guy."
 
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LOUISE, by Saki and adapted by Tracy Wells
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Upper and Middle Grades; 19 actors: 8 female, 5 male, and 6 male/female. 30 minutes. An oh-so-fun British comedy about a forgetful aunt who thinks she has left her niece somewhere in London during an outing. While retracing her steps, she runs into all kind of situations, discovering at the end that her niece has been home the whole time. Anyone for tea?
 
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