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THE CHESS MESS
By: Fred White
(: 30 : 4 , 3 , 12 , 19 
     )
A chess tournament is about to begin, but challenger Wilma Glass is confronted with insubordination among her chess pieces. Some are tired of being ordered around like slaves they insist on having some say on where to move. There is even talk of mutiny, whereby the pieces would flatly refuse to obey Wilmas orders. To make matters worse, current champion Sly...  read more
COMPLETE TALE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (ABRIDGED)
By: Eddie McPherson
(: 30 : 10-38 , 10-38 
     )
The American Civil War: Fast, furious, fresh and fun...really? Explore history like never before in this severely abridged satirical historical comedy by funnyman Eddie McPherson. Join Ms. South, three bards, a few soldiers, King Cotton and many other notable Civil War entities as they skewer history for fun. The American Civil War is back and better than ever...  read more
CRAMALOT
By: Laurie Bryant
(: 60 : 7 , 5 , 12 , 24 
     : 4-10 )
A narrator introduces the audience to a time long past, where young academic-minded people were mired in an educational culture that didn’t meet their needs. Arising from the mass of mediocrity is Arthur, who assumed his rightful destiny as King of the Students when, as a lad, he laid hands on Excalibur, a text of extraordinary length that he alone could read...  read more
THE DELPHINIUM MANSION
By: Libby Leonard
(: 10 : 2 , 2 )
Two men on the way to pay their final respects to a friend find out that the deceased had a few more surprises left up his dead sleeves.
DISCORD
By: Ben Kingsland
(: 10 : 3 , 1 , 4 
     )
Letting go of your child is never easy especially when you're attached to your daughter by an umbilical cord. All parents want to hang on, but some parents want to hang on a little too long.
THE GOLDEN RULES OF ACTING
By: Andy Nyman
"The book won't tell you how to act, but will tell you how to be an actor, how to stay sane and succeed in any creative position, if you have a dream and want to make it a reality it'll offer you properly useful advice. It's one of those books that helps you know yourself, ask the right questions, and reminds you to be happy. It is truthful, eye-opening and...  read more
GREAT MOMENTS IN THE THEATRE
By: Benedict Nightingale
Renowned critic Benedict Nightingale, who served as chief theatre critic for the London Times from 1990–2010, collects what he considers the greatest moments from the past 2,500 years of theater. His informative and entertaining essays cover and celebrate a vast array of diverse, historical and important openings and events.
THE LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH... WHEEL
By: Matt Thompson
(: 10 : 4 , 4 , 8 )
King Henry V is having brunch with his friends Romeo and Juliet, when Hamlet and Ophelia just happen to show up and join them. Soon they are joined by William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway who were out shopping for a second best bed. The married couples discuss marriage, divorce, kids and how Hamlet has re-roofed the minaret at their castle...  read more
LAST OF THE TANNENBAUMS
By: Daniel Guyton
(: 10 : 3 , 3 )
Eddie the Evergreen desperately wants to be a Christmas tree, until a little bird tells him what REALLY happens to Christmas trees.
MAKE IT MYSTERY
By: Craig Sodaro
Better by the dozen! This book of twelve royalty-free mystery plays allows you to choose from a wide variety of plays to fit whatever your current staging and casting needs may be. They are especially workable for middle schools and high schools, but they may be performed by actors of all ages. Each of the plays in this drama text has an element of mystery that...  read more
 
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