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A BUFFALO IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
A BUFFALO IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING - by R. Sheers
Camilla Mahoney has had terrible luck with men (“Losers! All of them!”). She’s dated everything from gravediggers to gangsters, but this time she’s sure she’s found the real thing: Alvin Studnitzer, a polka-playing accordion player. She invites Alvin over for a nice romantic dinner assuming her mother will be out playing bingo with her lady friends and her father will be bowling. ... read more
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FRAZZLED DURING REHEARSALS?
A little frazzled during rehearsals? Time-strapped and totally stressed? Ever feel like you're wasting valuable rehearsal time with nonsense? Here's 10 great tips from playwright/director Mike Willis for making the most of your rehearsal, your cast, and your resources.
  1. Require each cast member to bring their script, two pencils with erasers and a notepad to each and every rehearsal. Make sure as you are giving them their stage directions that they are writing those directions in their script. The notepad is for them to keep acting and line notes that they receive from the director. Ask them to review these notes prior to the next... read more
 
MUSICAL MADNESS! 
BRAVE BUCKAROO, by R. Clark
BURGERTOWN, by C. Jones, K. Jones, J. Strawn
CLEOPATRA AND THE SLAVE GIRLS OF VENUS, by S. Freiheit
DARLING, YOU SLAY ME!, by T. Shelton, A. Canann
DEADPAN, by K. Kelleher
GINA AND THE PRINCE OF MINTZ
  by S. Liebman, C. Kondek, N. Patz
JACK AND BELLA, FROM BEANSTALK TO BROADWAY
  by B. May, K. Owings, C. Bradford
THE LITTLE WITCH OF WICHITA
  by B. Brown, K. Kaufman, S. Sherman
LOVE! AT THE CAFE!, by K. Javitch, J. Conant
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, by M. Baron, G. Cohen
A WOLF'S TALE, by C. Perkins
WHAT'S EXCITING AT HEUER  
What's with women dating losers? Camilla finally finds a winner and then her mother gets involved and Camilla's love life takes a ridiculously funny turn. Click above to download Ray Sheers' short comedy A Buffalo in Sheep's Clothing.
 
New Titles Coming Soon:
Complete Tale of the American Civil War (Abridged) by E. McPherson
Cramalot by L. Bryant (NOW AVAILABLE!)
Delphinium Mansion by Libby Leonard
Discord by Ben Kingsland
John Watson's Body by C.P. Stancich
Last of the Tannenbaums by Daniel Guyton
Lamentable Tragedy of King Henry the Fifth...Wheel by Matt Thompson Next Stop! by Matt Thompson
Original Cast by M. Willis
Sherlock in Never Never Land by Geff Moyer
Ten Minutes of the Cheesy Action Show by Michael Paslawski
 

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BRAVE BUCKAROO

Perfect for Middle School.

Hook and Ratface Ragoo are two of the greediest varmints to cross into Arizona territory. Dirtbag Scuzz and the Casadeech Gang are bottom of the bucket scum. They live in Arizona. As luck would have it, they all meet in the little Western town of Nowhere.

Now it just so happens the townsfolk of Nowhere are planning a talent show to...

BURGERTOWN

BurgerTown is a delicious new musical comedy set in the Windy City. This is the story of Dan O'Reilly, a timid fry cook who accidentally invents the hottest new craze in the fast-food world, the Triangle Burger, and takes the humble BurgerTown restaurant from its lowly place beneath the tracks of the Fullerton train station to soaring new heights. In this fun and kooky...
CLEOPATRA AND THE SLAVE GIRLS OF VENUS

It's the 1960s, and Stupendous Pictures is producing one cheesy movie after another. When the producer has a change of heart and wants to produce Shakespeare, unexpected events grind things to a halt. Enter aspiring writer Allen Franklin who, along with the current headwriter Jill Montgomery, has to figure out how to combine shlock with classic to save the day!

Then it...

DARLING, YOU SLAY ME!

The time is 1928, the place is New York City. It is the opening night party at a swank Times Square restaurant for a particularly dreadful new Broadway musical. With each new review comes a mysterious death, and so it falls to Anthony Badger, food critic and amateur sleuth, along with the audience, to sort out the patterns and find the killer.

A smart, affectionate...

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...
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...

JACK AND BELLA, FROM BEANSTALK TO BROADWAY

Jack and his cow, Bella, have a show biz act and want to be famous. But Jack has to sell his cow, and that's where the traditional tale sort of takes over. As Jack takes his cow through the forest to market, he runs into the Beanman and other children in the forest, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretal, Alice, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Oz. They all play a part in...
THE LITTLE WITCH OF WICHITA

Combine a Halloween Happening attended by witches and warlocks stirring a cauldron of deliciously horrible brew with positively delightful music and an innocent little witch, Katrina, and one has the perfect setting to convey important lessons about endangered species, environmental protection, responsible choices and respect.

The story begins at Oakwitch Gardens and...

LOVE! AT THE CAFE!

Love! At the Cafe! is a romantic comedy with big 1950's song and dance numbers. Love! is about two love triangles and conflicts that emerge in the "simple" times of the 50s at Bonnie's Cafe. The main character is the all-American teenage boy, Jimmy, who has had a crush on the pretty waitress, Sharon, for a very long time. He is about to disclose his...
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

Set in the medieval fairytale village of Tea ‘N’ Crumpet, The Reluctant Dragon tells the tale of a young man, Joey Bisfick, whose love of dragons and inquisitive nature force him to venture off in search of a dragon that has reportedly been terrorizing the countryside, much to the chagrin of his worrying parents. What he finds instead is a sweet old dragon (named...
A WOLF'S TALE

As we all do, Bob Wolf dreams of being accepted. After being stereotyped in so many fairy tales, Bob begins a journey of self-discovery and truth. He meets up with Troll, who has also been stereotyped but accepts his new identity without question. Together, they revisit a few of your favorite fairy tales, showing what really happened and how Bob is not really the bad guy...
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.