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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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NELLIE'S FISHY FATE by G.S. Cadette
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Middle Grades; 4 male, 4 female; turn-of-the-century; 30 minutes.
Egad! Gadzooks! A wonderful fun old-fashioned melodrama. Will two fiends succeed in their plot to swindle wealthy widow Mrs. Vanderhoff out of her fortune, or will it be “Curses, foiled again”?
 
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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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A HALLOWEEN SLEEPING BEAUTY by Jane Tesh
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male; 4 female; 14 male and/or female; 15 minutes.
A ghoulish twist on the original fairy tale--where it's a curse to be beautiful!
Fairy-tale subject (Wicked Witch) gets extreme makeover, courtesy of the team of stylists on popular daytime talk show.
 
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THE SHOP GIRL'S REVENGE by Robert Downing
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Upper and Middle grades; 4 female; 3 female; 1890s; 25 minutes.
A turn-of-the-century melodrama, complete with maiden-in-distress, moustache-twirling villain, and hero in disguise. . .all swirling around a pile of missing money and a long-lost daughter. And of course, it's curses, foiled again!
 
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PRINCESS IMPOSSIBLE by Claire Boiko
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Middle Grades; 8 male, 6 female; 8 male and/or female; 30 minutes.
A fun large-cast play about the spoiled, demanding foot-stamping Princess Imogene who gets a lesson in nobility and humility from a family of kind shepherds.

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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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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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THE SCHOOL FOR PRINCESSES, by Irina Kuznekov
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Middle grades; 5 female; once upon a time; 25 minutes.
A new student at an exclusive medieval boarding school for daughters of kings and queens learns important lessons about about being at peace with yourself and respecting differences in others.
 
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THE FASTEST THIMBLE IN THE WEST by Claire Boiko
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Middle Grades, 15 female and 21 male, 30 minutes (cast may play more than one role). A rollicking, large-cast musical melodrama complete with orphans, an evil lawyer, poetry-loving cowboys, and a long-lost sea captain, all set in the Old West.
 
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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 PRESIDENTS' DAY IN COURT, by Kathy Applebee
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Middle Grades; 7 male, 3 female, and 5 male or female, plus as many extras as desired; 20 minutes. When Patty O’Phurniture’s date with Jim doesn’t meet her expectations, she sues in court for breach of contract, and is confronted by the historical feats of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, and others who are pictured on American coins.
 
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THE JUNK FOOD KING by Glenda Slater
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Middle and Lower Grades; 1 male, 1 female, 7 male or female; 20 minutes. The out-of-shape King gets help from the Prime Minister, a dietician, and physical trainer to slim down, get in shape, and eat more healthful foods. Complete with a song in rap—just say no to pie, cake, greasy burgers, and sugary shakes!
 
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PERAMBULATING PIE by Mary Thurman Pyle
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Middle Grades; 5 male, 5 female; 25 minutes. Thanksgiving. “Re-gifting” reaches new heights as the perfect pie is passed around town, gladdening hearts along the way.
 
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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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POLLY PUREHEART PREVAILS, by Marilee Jackson
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male, 4 female, 1 male or female; 20 minutes.
Fun melodrama with Polly Pureheart and Dexter Do-Good, where goodness triumphs and boy gets girl. And of course, for moustache-twirling, evil, rent-collecting landlord Wesley Wicked, it’s curses, foiled again!
 
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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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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SLEEPOVER by Elizabeth Boiko Burdick
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Middle Grades; 3 male, 3 female, 17 male or female; contemporary; 20 minutes. Perfect for a large cast, this modern retelling of one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies is full of love and romance, mischievous dealings, and intrigue.
 
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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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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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ROWDY KATE by Claire Boiko
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Middle Grades; 14 male, 6 female; the Old West; 35 minutes.
When the Mayor invites schoolmarms to town to help bring respectability to a small corner of the old West, the good old boys have plenty to say about it. It turns out that if anyone is going to get married around these here parts, Rowdy Kate is goin' to be the first!
 
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THE WILL by Phyllis J. Perry
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 male, 4 female, 1 male or female narrator; 20 minutes. A fun-filled mystery melodrama complete with hero, evil villain, and audience cue cards: ooh, aahh, cheer, boo. Did a rich uncle really cut family members out of his will, as Slippery Lawyer claims, or is there a dastardly deed afoot that will leave them in the poorhouse? Of course, it's curses! Foiled again!
 
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CHRISTMAS PIE by Rowena Bennett
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Middle and Lower Grades; 2 male, 1 female, 8 male and female extras; 30 minutes. Jack Horner helps the Queen of Hearts learn how to bake a pie, say a rhyme, and bring a smile to the face of the hungry King.
 
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CINDER-RILEY by Claire Boiko
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female, 2 male, 3 male and/or female; 20 minutes.
A really clever and fun "Irish" version of the Cinderella story, complete with leprechauns and a lot of audience participation.

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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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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 GOLD MINE AT JEREMIAH FLATS by Robert A. Anderson
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Upper & Middle Grades, 3 female, 3 male, 1 male or female; 30 minutes. A fun melodrama, featuring a dastardly villain, a daughter and her mother in total distress, a kind hero, and a promising gold mine. Curses, foiled again!
 
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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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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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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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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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RICHARD GRAWN IS GONE by Georgia Tuxbury
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Upper and Middle Grades; 5 male, 2 female; 20 minutes.
Message to the bride-to-be from her groom's kidnappers: "When we get the money, you get your honey!"
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THE WITCHES' BREW by Carol D. Wise
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6+ female; 20 minutes.
Evil witches meet their match in good witch Clarice, who grows flowers and wears a sunny smile. Is there room for them all in the Witches' Council?

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WITCH WORD by Holly Simpson
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 female, 1 male or female, male and female extras; 10 minutes.
The game show that will make all your spooky dreams come true!

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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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GINGERBREAD MEN by Michael Kerr
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Middle Grades; 5 female; 1 male; 15 minutes.
Trick-or-treaters let their imaginations run wild when they knock on the door of a newcomer to town.
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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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ARMADILLO'S CHOICE by Pamela Love
ARMADILLO'S CHOICE by Pamela Love
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Middle & Lower Grades: 6 actors: male/female; 10 minutes. Animals meet in the desert and learn to respect their differences, without asking each other to change the way they are.
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