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|VIRGIL'S CHRISTMAS CATCH - by E. McPherson|
|Virgil Sludge is a simple country boy working a temporary job in the city for extra Christmas money. As custodian at a leading ad agency, Virgil and his best friend Ellard, having a little harmless fun, play around with one of their own advertising ideas while taking a break in an executive’s office. By mistake, the storyboard with a catchphrase about fishing lures is taken to the... read more|
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|10 WAYS TO USE A BENCH|
|Get ready to push your creativity! Ask any prop master about repurposing props and I'm sure they have a great story. When working with a tight budget, every prop in storage is valuable. Below is a list of 10 creative ways to use a bench on stage.
- A bench (the obvious)
- A couch
- Set one bench on top of another for a counter
- Place several benches end-to-end to create a railing on a bridge
- Airport seating
- Window seat
- Logs around a campfire
- A couple of benches side-by-side form a bed
- Stack a few benches to create a bookcase or other... read more
|A CHRISTMAS CHAOS - FULL LENGTH, by M. Wehrli|
|DEATH OF A SNOWMAN, by D. Guyton|
|THE HOLIDAY ICON MONOLOGUES, PART I, by M. Thompson|
|A MOSTLY MINNESOTA CHRISTMAS, by B. Mitchell|
|MY FEDEX CHRISTMAS REQUEST, by J. Lovett|
|A NEVERLAND CHRISTMAS CAROL, by S. Verrilli|
|ONE TOY FOR CHRISTMAS, by G. Moyer|
|PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT, EBENEZER (OR, YOU'LL SOON|
BE SINGIN' A CHRISTMAS CAROL), by R. Hearn, C. Cook
|THE REGIFTERS, by R. Lynn|
|SANTA'S LETTERS - ONE ACT, by E. Loverde|
|SCROOGE'S CHRISTMAS, by K. Jones|
|STOCKING STUFFERS, by G. Moyer|
|THE TWELVE DAZE OF CHRISTMAS, by J. Lovett|
|VIRGIL'S CHRISTMAS CATCH, by E. McPherson|
|It's time to download this week's FREE perusal: Virgil's Christmas Catch by Eddie McPherson. A great play for the 2015 holiday season! Click the link above to download it today!
New Titles Coming Soon:
Complete Tale of the American Civil War (Abridged) by E. McPherson
Cramalot by L. Bryant
John Watson's Body by C.P. Stancich
Original Cast by M. Willis
|A CHRISTMAS CHAOS - FULL LENGTH|
Gadzooks! The Royal Shakespeare Company hasn’t arrived as promised to perform their stirring rendition of "A Christmas Carol." So our intrepid band of hapless actors and technicians must put together their own production in only seven hours! What a pity that they are not quite up to the task, even though they give it their all. Have you ever experienced backstage mayhem? ...
|DEATH OF A SNOWMAN|
A young girl and her snowman discuss the afterlife in this existential winter drama.
|THE HOLIDAY ICON MONOLOGUES, PART I|
In three comical monologues, we learn a little more about the heart and soul of our favorite holiday icons. The Easter Bunny gives a commencement speech at Kosher College during which he shares with the graduating class that he is renouncing his iconic status and shall now be known as the Passover Rabbi! In our second monologue, Mr. Turkey gives a harrowing narration to...
|A MOSTLY MINNESOTA CHRISTMAS|
‘Tis the season to be merry…and annoyed by your family. As Bill and Abby prepare for Christmas in frigid northern Minnesota, long-estranged relatives start showing up on their doorstep to heal old wounds and reconcile irreconcilable differences. Besides the surprise relatives, Abby is busy producing and directing the Christmas Pageant at her church and let’s face it, bringing...
|MY FEDEX CHRISTMAS REQUEST|
Nicky has been a naughty boy. Again. In fact, Nicky is naughty every year so instead of getting toys under his Christmas tree, Santa has been leaving him a lump of coal in his stocking year after year. Well, Nicky has finally had it with being labeled as naughty by Santa and decides to pack himself in a FedEx box and ship it to the North Pole. He’s going to plead his case...
|A NEVERLAND CHRISTMAS CAROL|
From the moment Peter Pan eavesdrops at the Darling’s nursery window and overhears Mrs. Darling reading "A Christmas Carol" to her children, Christmas becomes more spirited than ever before! Come along on this grand holiday adventure as Wendy and her brothers accompany Peter back to Neverland to share the story of Scrooge and teach the Lost Boys the traditions of Christmas....
|ONE TOY FOR CHRISTMAS|
This fast-paced, witty play blends zany animal characters with a boy who is fearful that Santa will not be able to find him. The laughs will keep rolling as we join a small group of hungry forest animals in a desperate search for food on Christmas Eve. In the midst of their search, distant bells are heard and a wind-up soldier (mime role) plummets from the sky. Albert, the...
When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back. But they're not the only ones who rewrapped it… In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave it away learns about friendship, real wealth, and the value of a gift truly given.
|SANTA'S LETTERS - ONE ACT|
Ten-year-old Edward Krieger doesn’t want Santa Claus to stop by this year. Why not? Because there’s too much yelling at his house. Claus himself writes back: “Ed, you threw Santa Claus for a loop. The last time somebody told me not to come, the guy’s name was Scrooge. I had to send out three of my best people to work him over.” Thus begins an innocent correspondence. But...
In Ken Jones' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol, a group of actors portray all the characters of this Christmas tradition. The ensemble provides the songs and sounds as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the Spirits of Past, Present and Future. This unique telling can play to an audience in an intimate or large setting using...
Fifteen short scenes create a full evening of family fun. Act One features eight scenes ranging from Uncle Sam, Easter Bunny, Cupid, Ezekiel the Pilgrim, and Hagatha the Witch plotting how to steal the attention from Santa and his holiday, to two female elves discussing their future goals and testing a variety of water guns straight out at the audience. Act Two offers seven...
|THE TWELVE DAZE OF CHRISTMAS|
It's Christmas-time and all Alice wants to do is just sing one of her favorite holiday songs, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." But after just a few words, Alice realizes that when she sings, the characters in the popular holiday tune begin to come to life. Alice's boyfriend has decided to surprise her by sending her all of the twelve gifts mentioned in the traditional carol....
|VIRGIL'S CHRISTMAS CATCH|
Virgil Sludge is a simple country boy working a temporary job in the city for extra Christmas money. As custodian at a leading ad agency, Virgil and his best friend Ellard, having a little harmless fun, play around with one of their own advertising ideas while taking a break in an executive’s office. By mistake, the storyboard with a catchphrase about fishing lures is taken...
|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!
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."
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.