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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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PUNCTUATION PROCLAMATION, by Claire Boiko
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Middle Grades; 12 male/female; 15 minutes.
A fun play about the use and importance of punctuation. No commas, no periods, no exclamation marks? Oh, my! There's utter chaos when the king, who says "Botheration!" to punctuation, abolishes those "inky blobs" from everything in the kingdom.
 
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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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YOU DON'T SAY by Peg Juffer
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Lower Grades; 3 female; 1 male; 8 to 10 male/female; 10 minutes. Perfect for Book Week: Librarian is stumped about how to get students to read until some creative characters pop out of the book shelves to help out.
 
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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 LUCK OF THE IVIES by Frank V. Priore
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Lower Grades; 2 female and 1 male; 15 minutes. Set in a clearing in the forest, quick-thinking leprechaun thwarts the efforts of two young girls to steal his pot of gold.
 
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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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DO IT WITH DEWEY by Jane Tesh
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Lower Grades; 9 male or female; 10 minutes.

Using tried-and-true system, bookworms make quick work of straightening out a mess in the library. Perfect for National Children's Book Week.
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OCTAVE by Kevin Stone
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Lower Grades; 7 male or female; adults for narrator and piano player; 10 minutes.
Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do! Here's a fun, easy way to teach children about the notes in a scale, major and minor chords, and the value of working together.
 
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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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TURKEY SAVES THE DAY, by Peggy Bauer
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Lower Grades, 4 male or female; 10 minutes.
Bird cries "Foul!" when he realizes he's going to be the main attraction for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
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DANITA'S DISGUISE by Susan Lee
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Lower Grades; 4 male, 3 female; 10 minutes. Young actors will have loads of fun trying on all sorts of costumes and performing in this Halloween play with a simple setting and easy-to-find props. A little creativity can go a long way!
 
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CHRONICLES OF NUMERIA, by Kendall Larson
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Lower Grades; 20 male or female; 15 minutes.

Puns, jokes, and music make math come alive in this clever skit.

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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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SQUEAKNIBBLE'S CHRISTMAS, by Helen Louise Miller
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Lower Grades; 2 male, 3 female, 5 male or female; 15 minutes. A doubting little mouse meets Master Cat, and learns that there may just be a Santa Claus after all.
 
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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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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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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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