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THE UPS 'N' DOWNS OF ROLLIN' HILLS
THE UPS 'N' DOWNS OF ROLLIN' HILLS - by G. Stapp
It’s no longer business as usual at the Rolling Hills City Hall, because there is a new mayor in charge and it’s a woman! Mavis finds she has her hands full as the civic leader of her community and she vows to move Rolling Hills in a positive direction even if she has to push it along all by herself. But fortunately, she has the help of her fellow councilmen to back her up . . . way... read more
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You may get cast in a show your first year or you may not. Either way, it’s important to integrate yourself into your theatre department as early as possible.  No sour grapes allowed when that cast list goes up and your name is not on it. Go find the stage manager and volunteer for backstage crew. Wander down to the costume shop and pick up a needle. Go see if they need help at the box office. By doing these less glamourous but... read more
 
SUMMERTIME READING! 
ADAM'S EVE, by M. Carlin
ALIBIS, by P. Kennedy
BARELY HEIRS, by D. Lassig
THE BIG FIVE-OH, by B. Mitchell
COLLECTED OBSESSIONS, by P. Gabridge
DEADPAN, by K. Kelleher
FUTURE TRANSMISSIONS: EIGHT SCI-FI COMEDIES
  by M. McCafferty
LADIES, SIGH NO MORE, by T. Hischak
MUCH ADO ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL, by C. Burruto
NO THANKS, MR. SHAKESPEARE, by E. Schultz
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE OVEN, by T. Pechey
THEE AND THOU, by B. Jones
WORK SUCKS, by A. Dawes
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New Titles Coming Soon:
Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by G. Truelove and T. Barton
Don't Be So Hard on Your Shelf by Scott Haan
B-I-N-G-OH! by Jonathan Markella
CSI: Wonderland by Wade Bradford
Happy Birthday Will by C.P. Stancich
John Watson's Body by C.P. Stancich
Parental Guidance Suggested by Jonathan Markella
For Pete's Sake by Jonathan Markella
Silent Treatment by Scott Haan
 

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ADAM'S EVE

What would you do if you opened your closet door and out popped a woman who claimed to be your soul mate? When it happens to Adam, he assumes Eve is part of a prank being pulled on him by his best friend, Mark. Of course, Mark denies all knowledge of Eve, and Eve continues to insist she’s been sent by God to help Adam change the world. Meanwhile, she’s doing her best to...
ALIBIS

Whodunit, howdunit. When famous actress Primavera Donna throws a party and winds up dead, it’s up to the guests to figure out who and how, and why the hired help is so annoying. Shades of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Ten Little Indians. As the storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky...
BARELY HEIRS

All Jane needs to do to collect her inheritance is get married and wait six months – simple enough. But who wants to go through the hassle of finding a husband? Jane’s friend Tom has agreed to pretend to be her spouse for the afternoon so that Jane can stay single and keep the money for herself. Everything is set to go off without a hitch, and by suppertime, Jane should be...
THE BIG FIVE-OH

Whoever said life is better after fifty had better be right! George Thomas is turning fifty on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week. His dog is sick, his son is a slacker, and his daughter wants to marry a Republican. With a neurotic wife and a widowed neighbor providing more challenges than even George can overcome, this may be the worst week of his life. Through...
COLLECTED OBSESSIONS

This evening of short plays by award-winning playwright Patrick Gabridge presents a captivating mix of comedy and drama. Each of the eight short plays features an array of lovable lunatics whose fixations include numbers, the rapture, a co-worker, lovers, spiders, silence, an extinct bird, and the act of writing. Whether their journeys end in laughter or tears, these...
DEADPAN

It's 1936, and hit songwriter Stanley Cordell has come to the "Il Toscana" nightclub to propose to his fiancee but instead discovers she's been having an affair behind his back. When she promptly dies, Stanley (along with everyone else) gets implicated in a murder investigation that's sure to uncover some unsettling, unforeseen, and downright unusual truths about the club's...
FUTURE TRANSMISSIONS: EIGHT SCI-FI COMEDIES

An evening of eight science fiction comedies that combines the uniquely weird with the incredibly awesome! These character-driven shorts challenge the assumptions that sci-fi is too expensive to stage and/or all about “spaceships and laser guns.” In Boom!, three scientists try to deactivate a real “time bomb” that keeps blowing them up over and over again. In the wry...
LADIES, SIGH NO MORE

Lady Macbeth plays Monopoly with Juliet and shrewish Kate battles Cordelia at Trivial Pursuit. Ophelia cuts out paper flowers, and Desdemona sews handkerchiefs. Who is the mysterious man who seems to be so interested in the fate of these ladies? Is this an Elizabethan ladies club, or a literary loony bin? Only Dr. Wells seems to know for sure as she tries to help some of...
MUCH ADO ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Monica likes Jason, Jason likes Erika, Andrea likes Reilly, Reilly is clueless, and they’re all overwhelmed by too much homework, too many tests, pop quizzes, and teachers with nothing better to do than assign essays. And, unless they have good grades, the principal is going to cancel the Sixteenth Annual Super Sweetheart’s Dance Extravapalooza - the biggest social event of...
NO THANKS, MR. SHAKESPEARE

A Hollywood executive is faced with the seemingly common task of reviewing a writer’s story for production. However, the tiny quirk is that the writer in question is none other than William Shakespeare and the story in question is none other than Hamlet. Comedy ensues as the great writer is forced to come face to face with the entertainment standards of the movie...
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE OVEN

Winifred Witch is dead. According to Dr. X. Ray, she was hit on the head with an electric frying pan and dumped unceremoniously into her own oven. Detective Herlock Sholmes is convinced Gretel Goodietwoshoes is the cold-blooded cook and so is the prosecuting attorney and so is Judge Quinella Questionable, but truth be told, once in a while, and the Clerk records the...
THEE AND THOU

Mistaken identity, love lost and found, and temperamental actors combine to create chaos and fun in this hilarious comedy. Set during Elizabethan England in The Globe Theatre, Shakespeare and Burbage are planning rehearsals for one of Will's plays, Julius Caesar. As the actors banter back and forth, a roguish highwayman and his partner break into The Globe, one of them...
WORK SUCKS

Work Sucks is about the tragic demise of America's middle management. Lost in a labyrinth of cubicles, everyman Brad Braidley, Employee #285 at the nameless American Everycompany, receives a message from a chorus of his colleagues that the company is downsizing. Fearing the 'tide of pink slips' foretold by the oracle of CNN, Brad Braidley begins his journey to confront...
O. Henry Series

Here they are! Selections from O. Henry's short stories in our popular ten minute play format. These plays deliver the same classic wit, humor and surprise endings characteristic of O. Henry's stories. This distinctive style will be cherished by those familiar with O. Henry and truly enjoyed by newcomers.
Grappling With Grammar Series

Who says grappling with grammar has to be a grind? Part of our unique Grammar Series in the popular ten-minute format, which blends performing arts with English studies.
The Maxwell Family Classics Series

Come meet the Maxwells and you will instantly become part of the family. These classic plays are full of comedy and you are given a "ring side" seat in watching the humor of everyday life unfold before your eyes.
The Virgil Series

Come to Lickskillet and join in the adventures of America's #1 family, the Sludges, a clan of fairly unremarkable, but kindly folk, that are guaranteed to keep you in stitches. As you ease back in your chair to enter the slow lane, be prepared for uproarious laughter with a smattering of life's lessons.
Mastering Math Series

The Mastering Math Series inspires knowledge and mathematical concepts through story theatre. Each ten-minute play uses Alberto's family and friends to introduce a new math concept to your students by actively engaging them with humorous dialogue and visual demonstration. This non-traditional, interdisciplinary approach has proven to be a fun, effective means of not only teaching, but also instilling a love of mathematics!
Frankenharry Series

The ridiculously talented Joseph Sorrentino brings you four ten minute plays featuring the famously funny duo, Frank and Harry. Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer's theater critic, summed it up best when he said, "Frankly, or maybe Harrily, he can't write these clever scripts fast enough to suit me."
Saki Series

A group of plays based on short stories by Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, who was a British writer that pulled no punches in satirizing society and culture. Saki is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives. As short plays, you are sure to find them as witty and enlightening today as they were then.
Shakespeare Titles

This year marks 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare. What's the best way to celebrate his birthday? Visit his hometown, drink like an Elizabethan and produce a Shakespeare play! Below is a complete list of our Shakespeare-related titles.

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