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THE PENNY DREADFULS
THE PENNY DREADFULS - by R. Sheers
The Penny Dreadfuls are orphans and runaways who spend their nights and days working for the dastardly Professor as pickpockets and thieves. They’ve got far more than mischief up their sleeves! Their stolen goods always ends up at a pawn shop run by the despicable Bethesda Nightsoil and Dorthea Sprockett. The Professor’s partnership with these ladies has been very profitable until Mad... read more
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5 BOOKS EVERY DIRECTOR MUST OWN
Let's talk anthologies! Below you will find a list of 5 highly recommended books for your library! Each anthology includes a great collection of ten-minute plays or monologues. If you have a large cast or challenging space, try 8-10 titles for a full evening of exciting drama! They teach, inform, inspire and entertain! Here, take a look:
  1. Bein' Crazy: A Collection of Ten-Minute Monologues
  2. Head Over Heels: 12 Ten-Minute Plays
  3. Famous Last Words: A Collection of 12 Ten-Minute Plays
  4. Chew on This: A Collection of Ten-Minute Duets
  5. He Said, She Said: Ten-Minute... read more
 
15 GREAT SHOWS FOR 2015! 
ARE YOU IN EARNEST?, by J. Kelly
BARELY HEIRS, by D. Lassig
GINA AND THE PRINCE OF MINTZ
  by S. Liebman, C. Kondek, N. Patz
THE GREATEST PLAY EVER WRITTEN, by W. Bradford
HOME TO ROOST, by R. Sheers
LET'S HANG HIM AND READ THE WILL, by P. Cook
MODEL BEHAVIOR, by B. Klingemann
THE PENNY DREADFULS, by R. Sheers
THE QUEEN OF POP, by A. Dudley
ROMEO AND JULIET - SIX VERY BUSY DAYS, by R. Wing
SENSITIVITY, U.S.A., by E. Loverde
SHAKESPEARE IN SHAMBLES, by W. Bradford
THE SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING, by J. Barnes
THEE AND THOU, by B. Jones
TREASURE ISLAND, by D. Neidermyer
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This week's free eScript is Ray Sheer's The Penny Dreadfuls. Click the link above to download this fast-paced, darkly comic play reminiscent of Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
 
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
 

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ARE YOU IN EARNEST?

What happens when life imitates art? Two young actresses rehearse The Importance of Being Earnest with their young, male director. The modern-day relationship mirrors that of Gwendolyn and Cecily in the tea scene from Oscar Wilde's world-famous play. Filled with physical humor and sharp wit, this play is a surefire delight for young women.
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...
GINA AND THE PRINCE OF MINTZ

This family musical is a fairy tale of sorts with contemporary sensibilities, concerning a spirited young girl (Gina), a superlative baker of pies, who is determined to go out into the world “to make my way as I bake my pies and wake each day to a new surprise.”

The story is framed by the zany exploits of a group of Traveling Players. Gina joins them and soon finds herself...

THE GREATEST PLAY EVER WRITTEN

Conflict, Genre, Character, Irony, Symbolism. In theory, if all of these literary elements came together in perfect harmony, you would have "The Greatest Play Ever Written." In Wade Bradford's latest play, an ambitious narrator attempts to do just that in nine hilarious scenes. Yet, no matter how brilliant a play might be, you can't please everyone. When a Critic in the...
HOME TO ROOST

Lou Pickens is a dastardly, unsuccessful private detective who thinks he’s quite the ladies man, (he’s as good at juggling his women as he is at detecting), and all the ladies get wise to his wily ways on the same day. Furthermore, he’s about to be evicted, and he’s being sued by his one client, the wealthy Mrs. Cresspoole, who discovers that he’s been concealing her cat...
LET'S HANG HIM AND READ THE WILL

All is not well in the little burg of Beautyrest Springs. It’s most prominent (and hated) citizen, F. Mycroft Tanner, did himself in. At least, that’s what Sheriff Harold Tyred reports in between his visits with Martha, the maid, who was also seeing Percy, the gardener, who is sweet on Freida, the reporter, who really wants the inside scoop on Mycroft’s death (and his rather...
MODEL BEHAVIOR

Tim and Angie are looking to buy their forever home. While looking through a promising model home, an accident on Tim's part turns their peaceful Saturday plans on their head.
THE PENNY DREADFULS

The Penny Dreadfuls are orphans and runaways who spend their nights and days working for the dastardly Professor as pickpockets and thieves. They’ve got far more than mischief up their sleeves! Their stolen goods always ends up at a pawn shop run by the despicable Bethesda Nightsoil and Dorthea Sprockett. The Professor’s partnership with these ladies has been very profitable...
THE QUEEN OF POP

Be seen, get discovered on America's Voice! In order to boost her fame, Calista's manager creates a rumor that she is the lost princess of a small island nation. When that nation is in desperate need of a new ruler, identities are mistaken and things get out of hand. In the end, celebrity just might become synonymous with democracy.
ROMEO AND JULIET - SIX VERY BUSY DAYS

Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, but few realize that the "greatest love story of all time" takes place only over six days. That's right, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, marry and die all with within six days of meeting each other! Romeo and Juliet: Six Very Busy Days riotously re-imagines the misadvertur'd piteous overthrows of the iconic...
SENSITIVITY, U.S.A.

This ten-minute version of Sensitivity, U.S.A. depicts a disillusioned teenager who decides to expose the shallowness of his classmates by interviewing the most popular girl in his small-town high school. However, she's not as superficial as she first seems, and he's not the bundle of sensitivity he thinks he is. When love blossoms, it's a surprise to them both, so...
SHAKESPEARE IN SHAMBLES

William Shakespeare has a lot to deal with: ticket sales, disgruntled actors, an insanely jealous wife, and a Lord Chamberlain that wants to close down his immoral theater. On top of it all, everyone is anxious to find out what he will write next. Too bad the Immortal Bard is a fraud – he hasn’t written a single play! So who is the author? Why, none other than Queen Elizabeth!...
THE SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING

A bleak and bitingly funny look at death and dying. Louise, Joe and Mattie are awaiting their end in a hospice for the terminally ill. They find solace in remembering with relish the very thing that has caused their death: cigarette smoking.
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...
TREASURE ISLAND

Young Jim Hawkins and his widowed mother run an old inn in Western England centuries ago. One foggy, dreary morning, an eye-patch-wearing pirate on the run lands up in the inn, befriending Jim and pressing into the lad’s hand a tattered, old, wrinkled and torn piece of paper. Suddenly, unexpectedly, a band of cut-throat pirates show up at the inn!-feverishly searching for what...
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.