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TALK TO ME! by Daniella Hicks and Estefania Morales
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Middle Grades; 2 female; contemporary; 10 minutes.
Winner of the 2005 PLAYS/California Student Playwriting Contest (Middle Schools): A heartfelt conversation between two sisters—one in high school, one in middle school—about their relationship.

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BE-SWITCHED by Roger Kise
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female, 1 male, 2 male or female; 10 minutes.
Fairy-tale subject (Wicked Witch) gets extreme makeover, courtesy of the team of stylists on popular daytime talk show.
 
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A LOAN FOR COLUMBUS by Inez Carvalho
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Middle Grades; 2 male, 2 female; 15th century; 25 minutes. Bold explorer’s meeting with a bank loan officer goes poorly, but ends up in a lunch date with the Queen. And, the rest is history.
 
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THE STOCKBROKER AND THE FAIRY GODMOTHER by Glenda Leznoff
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Middle grades; 1 male; 1 female; 15 minutes.
Thoroughly modern fairy godmother helps a hardworking father realize the importance of spending time with his daughter.
 
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THE CASE OF THE FRUSTRATED CORPSE by Ruth Wallace
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Upper and Middle Grades; 2 male; 2 female; 30 minutes.
A fun skit in which the dead man gets no respect and a detective, fearing he won't find any, brings clues with him!
 
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THE "TRUE" STORY OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Bruce Berger
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Middle Grades; 7 male; 5 female; 3 male/female; 20 minutes.
A reading play—complete with sound effects—that spoofs the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tale of horror and suspense.
 
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HISTORY IDOL by Kate Wagner
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 female; 1 male/female and extras. 20 minutes. Six famous quotes from history—by Abraham Lincoln, Neil Armstrong, Lou Gehrig, Chief Joseph, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr.—are celebrated in this spoof of a popular TV show.
 
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THUNDERMUFFS by Cindy Blobaum
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male; 3 female; 15 minutes. Mitchell, who likes peace and quiet, comes in conflict with the rest of his family who love the noise of a good storm. Good lessons about weather safety. Can they find a way to live in harmony?
 
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THE PREHISTORIC FOLLIES by Jane Tesh
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Middle and Lower Grades; 3 male, 2 female; male and female extras; 10 minutes. Cheer for your favorite extinct reptile—and learn some interesting dinosaur facts along the way!—in this clever play about an Ice Age talent show.
 
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SEASONAL. . .WHETHER by Frank V. Priore
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Middle and Lower Grades; 10 male and/or female; 20 minutes. The month of April feels left out and threatens to go on strike, throwing Father Time and the rest of the months into a tailspin.
 
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THE FISHERMAN, HIS WIFE, AND THE SEA OF DREAMS by Bruce Berger
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Middle and Lower Grades; Radio play for reading; 2 male, 3 female, and 1 male or female for narrator; 10 minutes. A never-satisfied wife and a talking fish help teach a lesson in being grateful for what you have, in a fun tale that’s nothing to carp about.
 
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THE BUBBLE GUM ESCAPADE by Jo Ann Memming
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 male, 1 female, and as many extras as desired. 15 minutes. The situation turns sticky when Grandfather’s most valuable coin is “borrowed” from the home collection and turns up at school—stuck to the bottom of a lunchroom table.
 
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THE FIRST THANKSGIVING by Robert Mauro
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male, 2 female, 1 male/female for turkey; 15 minutes.
With a bit of healthy doubt about the relationship of Native peoples and Puritans, families prepare for a day of feasting that not everyone is happy about—particularly the turkey.
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MASON MAKES A STAND by Steve Pricone
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Middle and Lower Grades; 7 male, 4 female, 4 male or female; 20 minutes. The humans are coming! Bunny takes a brave stand when urban renewal threatens the last meadow in town.
 
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THE KING'S CREAMPUFFS by Martha Swintz
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 male, 4 female, many male and female extras; 30 minutes. Wicked witch steals the royal creampuff recipe, upsets the King, and causes havoc in the royal kitchen.
 
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SNEAKY SAM IN SUNNY JUNCTION, by Ellen M. Eleder
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Middle and Lower Grades; 3 male, 2 female, 1 male or female adult or gifted reader for Narrator; 20+ male and female. 1880s; 15 minutes. Sure-to-please large-cast melodrama with the usual dashing hero, moustache-twirling villain, and sweet heroine named Sue. . .but this one also has plenty of audience participation, songs and choreography.
 
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THE POLKA DOT THIEF, by Amy Paulson
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Middle Grades; 5 male, 3 female, and 1 male or female; 15 minutes. Police follow a trail of gum wrappers to try to figure out the "whodunit" of a "sticky" crime!
 
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THE RELUCTANT COLUMBUS by Harold Cable
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Middle Grades; 3 male, 3 female, 6 male or female; 30 minutes. The story of how a guy who loved maps and a guy who didn't want to be a prince teamed up to find gold in the West, and prove the earth is round. . .all with a little help from their zany friends.
 
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RAINFOREST TRIO by Barbara Winther
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Middle and Lower Grades. Three plays in one: Play 1, Crocodile Gives Monkey a Ride, 2 male or female, 10 minutes; Play 2, Trapping the Jaguar, 1 male, 2 male or female, 15 minutes; Play 3, Wild Woman, 4 male, 3 female, 7 male or female, 20 minutes.
Set in different types of rainforests, three folktales of mystery and magic, featuring characters with pluck, ingenuity, and common sense.
 
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MERE MIRROR by Roger Kise
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Middle and Lower Grades; 3 male, 6 female, 4 male or female; 20 minutes.
A modern, fun take-off of Snow White (without the dwarfs) featuring a wicked stepmother who finds that vanity comes with a high price.
 
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CSI: MOTHER GOOSE LAND, by Jane Tesh
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Middle and Lower Grades; 7 female, 6 male, male or female for Cat, King's Horses, King's Men; 10-15 minutes.
Did Humpty Dumpty fall. . .or was he pushed? A large-cast mystery featuring a host of familiar fairy tale characters.
 
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MOTHER GOOSE HAS TALENT by David Ely
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Middle and Lower Grades; 34 male and female; 25 minutes.
A wonderful spoof of a make-believe television show—complete with funny advertisements—with nursery rhyme characters participating in the competition and solving the mystery of the missing sheep.
 
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JACK AND THE BEAN STOCK by Marilee Jackson
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female, 3 male; 20 minutes.
An engaging and fun take-off of the familiar tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, with mother, bean stock (soup), giant, and golden hen. A fairy tale that sets a good example.
 
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FIRE IN A PAPER by Loleta Hagy
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 male and female; 15 minutes.
Two new brides have to combine smart thinking and common sense in a test demanded by their mother-in-law. The two young women do what is asked of them, and more, setting the stage for a long life of family harmony.
 
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THE COURT OF KING ARITHMETIC by Gwen Chaloner
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Middle and Lower Grades; 8 male, 8 female, 10 male and female extras; 25 minutes. Subtract, add, divide, and conquer. . .a fun, large-cast play that teaches math concepts and the importance of math in everything we do. Go figure!<
 
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THE MISSING LIST by Melinda Williams
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Middle and Lower Grades; 1 male; 1 female; 8 male or female. 20 minutes. Christmas may have to be canceled because one of Santa's elves is tired of working and tired of greedy kids.
 
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MOTHER GOOSE FOR PRESIDENT by Jane Tesh
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Middle Grades; 20 male and female; 15 minutes.
Beloved nursery rhyme character and the Big Bad Wolf square off in a Mother Goose Land election.
 
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CUPID'S WEBSITE by Liz Boiko Burdick
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 male, 7 female, 8 male or female; 20 minutes.
Will web designer's plans take all the charm out of boy-meets-girl?
 
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THE MIRACLE OF SPRING by Helen Hanna
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Middle & Lower Grades; 3 male, 6 female, 19+ male or female; 15 minutes. A large-cast play to welcome Spring and learn about the environment. Petulant King Bartholomew bans Spring, only to realize in a dream courtroom drama that he has upset the cycles of the seasons and destroyed the food supply.
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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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GREEK PEEK by Carol D. Wise
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Middle Grades; 13+ actors: 7 female, 4 male, 2 male or female, as many male and female as desired for Chorus; 30 minutes.
The myth of Persephone, and how the seasons came to be, told two ways: one traditional, one in rap.
 
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EDITED by David LaBounty
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Middle Grades. 7 actors: 4 male, 3 female (or any combination desired); 25 minutes. A take-off on a television game show where contestants are given key words and a short amount of time to write poetry and prose, with judges eagerly waiting to “edit” them out of the show.
 
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TRAPPED by Carol D. Wise
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Middle Grades; 3 male, 4 female, 4 male and/or female. 20 minutes.
What happens when seven people, including an overly cheerful retired teacher, an obnoxious (and nauseous) kid, a chatty cellphone user, and an odiferous fisherman get stuck in an elevator.

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MAIL-ORDER BRIDE by Carol D. Wise
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Middle Grades. 5 female, 4 male; 30 minutes.
Deputy works to find his boss the perfect match.
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MOUNT RUSHMORE by David LaBounty
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Middle and Lower Grades; 8 male, 4 female; as many male and female extras as desired for Other Students; 15-20 minutes. Four presidents have a little fun with visitors to a national memorial.
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HELP WANTED by Amy Green
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Middle Grades. 7 actors: 3 male, 2 female, 2 male and/or female; 25 minutes. Zany cast of characters—including a banana-cream-pie-wielding robot—tries to thwart evil mad scientist’s plans to destroy the world.
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