Full-length Plays

Kalista Tazlin, as inept med student "Muffin" in the New York City Production of "The Will to Get Married."

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The Bare Truth

by H.G. Brown

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Comedy     4m, 4w.       100 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance
Appropriate for all audiences (no actual nudity)

A retired couple, recently settled in South Florida, decide on a drastic way to get some much needed time apart from intruding family members--by becoming nudists.

watercolor by Mikyong Rodgers

The Will to Get Married

by Steven W Rodgers

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Drama      2m, 3w.       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance
Appropriate for university, community and professional theatre
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A zany comedy trilogy, including the mail-order groom of a dead bride, a hen-pecked husband whose wife is having an affair with his own mistress, and a farmer who stops by a stranger's house to use the bathroom, and is mistaken for the sex therapist a couple had ordered online.

MacClown

by Ron Morley

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A comic adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth 

Spoof     3m, 3w       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance


Mickey MacCown is the manager of a fast food restaurant who has just committed an act of work place heroics.  He has also apparently hired a witch. This witch predicts his rise to the top of the restaurant’s hierarchy among other things.  With those predictions and some commentary from his assistant manager/wife in mind, Mickey is now convinced he is destined to rule the franchise… but at what cost!
               


The Lighthouse Invites the Storm

by Josh Drimmer

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"This is a show worth seeing, thanks to a script rife with clever dialogue.  Josh Drimmer has an ear for dialogue that erupts when sexual chemistry ignites..."   --Theatre is Easy

Dramatic Comedy         3m, 2w        120 minutes             $7.95/script            $50/performance

​​Two 16-year-olds—an isolated, fragile boy compulsively writing every detail down in his notebook, and a clever, cutting would-be actress with a 22-year-old boyfriend, who isn’t as tough as she thinks—meet at an artsy pre-college program, where they flirt, fight, but are unable to handle the love they’ve stumbled into. Sixteen years later, face-to-face again in a New York hotel suite, what was meant to be innocent nostalgia is turning into something far more difficult to handle, and they will have to discover whether half a lifetime ago is just too late.
 
Stagebuddy said of the play, “Not enough can be said about Drimmer's writing, really. The dialogue flows naturally from the mouths of the talented cast and are as conversational as one can get,” while Theater Is Easy wrote, “This is a show worth seeing thanks to a script rife with clever dialogue…Josh Drimmer has an ear for the kind of tense dialogue that erupts when intense sexual chemistry ignites between two young people who are not sure whether to run away from it or towards it.”

The Gift

by Dr. L Jan Eira

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Thriller      2m, 4w.         100 minutes          $7.95/script          $100 / performance         
 
A multi-­tiered story ruminating on themes of depression, psychology, suicide and the special gift of foresight imbued upon a young woman named Eleanor. Visions within visions are explored as Harriet, Eleanor’s mother’s, journey towards using her own gift to alter the future in order to stop a young man named Orton from committing suicide (and killing others in doing so) is revealed to be the hallucination of a deeply medicated and psychologically fractured Harriet who survived an attempted suicide pact with a terminally ill Eleanor. This in turn is revealed to be a vision itself, as the layers are peeled back, finally revealing that Eleanor’s brain tumor has prompted the gift of precognition. She has seen that, unless operated upon, her tumor will become terminal and the terrible visions we encountered will come to pass. Fortunately, Eleanor is able to convince her mother and father of the veracity of her claims in time for them to act and save her.



What Happens in the Sky?

by Drew Moyer

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Drama       2m, 1w.         100 minutes          $7.95/script          $75/performance          Contains profanity and adult themes
    
Jonathan and Madeline, a young married couple living in Brooklyn, are having Jonathan's boss, Brett, over for a nightcap after a wild work party.  As the liquor flows, and stones are unturned, an otherwise harmless evening turns into a backhanded chess match -- then a bloodbath.  A haunting look at the role of paranoia in modern relationships.


oil painting by Mikyong Rodgers

Christmas 2.0

by Donna Hoke

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Comedy     2m, 3w.       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance       Appropriate for all audiences

All Angela wants is a happy Christmas, but her daughter's left for college, her husband's busy with fantasy football, and her cat won't stop peeing where he shouldn't.  In desperation, Angela turns to Facebook, where some old friends help her see things in a new light.

Just Another Dick

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by Ron Morley

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Spoof     minimum of 12 actors w/extensive doubling       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance      Adult content

In this farcical adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III, Trey Dick is a natural born hunchback with a clubfoot and a host of personality disorders. He has never wanted to be an actor, but he has always had a burning desire to play Richard the Third. Well, now that his family has taken over a theater and launched their own rendition of the play will he get his chance?

Heretics

by Richard Zinober

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Drama   2m, 2w.       70 minutes       $7.95/script      $70/performance     occasional profanity

Winner of the Theatre du Mississippi New Play Contest, Heretics is the story of Lisa, a member of a new religious group, who is being held by two deprogrammers hired by her family.  As they try to persuade her to reveal the secrets of the group and to convince her to leave it, the session becomes psychological battle between Lisa and Mel, the head deprogrammer, who has some disturbing secrets of his own.

The Ambush

by Dr. L Jan Eira

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Murder mystery   3m, 5w       75 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance    appropriate for all audiences  
  
Dr. Amy Sinclair and her police detective husband, Ben, face the unthinkable when their strapping young son collapses on a soccer field, a victim of apparent neurotoxin poisoning. Despite the ER’s best efforts, their son is given 12 hours to live, and a frantic search for an antidote begins. As doctors and police investigate the strange crime, evidence comes to light connecting it with a series of other unsolved murders that all point towards Dr. Sinclair as being the next victim. As Ben struggles with a local police force that refuses his aid, Amy is in constant contact with the local research lab that is working frantically to save her son. Little do they know that the capable, wheelchair­bound doctor working on the team is harboring a dark secret and sufficient motivation to want to destroy Dr. Sinclair’s life. Through a final stand­-off with the murderer, Ben is able to take down the culprit and the selfless sacrifice of Dr. Sinclair’s former colleague leads to her son’s life being saved.

Flowers in the Desert

by Donna Hoke

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Comedy-drama   1m, 1w.       75 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance    
After 14 years of marriage, Britt and Joe called it quits, so Joe is surprised when three years later, Britt asks him to try again. Cheater Joe still loves his ex and their boys, so he’s willing to go along with dates nights and counseling—until he realizes that Britt has a very specific agenda. 

watercolor by Mikyong Rodgers

Appalachian Ghosts

by Bernard J. Taylor

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Drama      3m,2w       70 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance    
 Stephen King meets Tennessee Williams.  Appalachian Ghosts was inspired by the author's experience of having been kept a prisoner by a younger woman in a remote part of Ohio.

The Lady Swims Today

by H.G. Brown

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"The answer to their dreams lies just across the bay." 

Drama   4m,3w       120 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance   occasional profanity 
On the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, four men plan to steal a couple million dollars off a boat heading for Florida.  The boat anchors for the night, just across the Bay, but three women stand in their way.

 JJ

by H.G. Brown

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"A cottage in Wisconsin, a warehouse outside Chicago, a book of poems, a bottle of Chianti, knives, guns, an account settled .... it's a love story." 

Drama   7m,2w       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance     contains adult themes and profanity
 The things we do for love -- not to mention business! JJ is a consumate businessman; he is very good at what he does.  He calls it "conflict resolution."  The cops would call it something else.

Christmas in Cape Coral

by Carl Megill

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Romantic comedy    2m,3w       75 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance   


Alan Rogers learns, on Christmas Eve, he is the father of ten year old, Tina, from an affair he had with Mrs. Mary Warner, who now lives in Cape Coral, Florida. While John, Mary's husband, is away on a business trip, Alan plans a scheme to get Mary and Tina to return to New York City with him, only to have his plan thwarted with John's early return. 

watercolor by Mikyong Rodgers

You're Never Too Old

by Carl Megill

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comedy    2m,2w       100 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance   

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Two aging brothers are reunited after a sixteen-year-old argument,only to pick up on their sibling rivalry just where it left off  

watercolor by Mikyong Rodgers

Like Fine Wine

by Prince Duren

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Drama    3m,3w       100 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance   Appropriate for all audiences  

Caleb “Sax” Sanders, a cab driver from Memphis, was one on the brink of breaking into the business as a jazz musician. Life threw him a curve and he was forced to put his dreams on hold. An old friend visits him on his 50th birthday and sees a once renowned musician a shell of his former self.  Is it too late for Caleb to pursue his dream?

      

Family Hardware

by Gary Corbin

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Comedy   3m,2w       100 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance   for university and community theatre
Willy's heart is not healthy enough for sex.  His wife,
whose appetite is as voracious as ever, convinces
him to let her try outside options.


Photo by Gary Corbin  

We Believe in the Poison

by Matti Paasio

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"What happens in Syria has an effect on all of us." 

drama   2m,1w       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $50/performance  
Chatty Wesson, once a promising poet, is recuperating in an institution and summons her dead lover, Robert Maplethorne, to help revive her career.

Not Yugoslavia

Matti Paasio

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A play for voices    4m,2w       75 minutes       $7.95/script      $50/performance  
A  Japanese diplomat is in London to give a lecture on the business opportunities in the Balkans. He played a major role as an international official in the Bosnian war. As a result, he is tormented by guilt and succumbing to alcoholism. He is also afraid for his life. But his new assistant, a young woman from Eastern Europe, gives him hope.

      

Uncommon Scents

by Linda Felton-Steinbaum

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Drama      2m, 3w.       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance
Appropriate for general audience


Must love dogs. Alternating warmth and comic moments, we follow a single mom as she runs her doggie day care business while navigating her relationship with her college-aged daughter and senior father who lives with them and is scarred from the Vietnam War.

Sunshine Quest

by William Ivor Fowkes

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comedy   4m,1w       120 minutes       $7.95/script      $30/performance  
It’s the Year of our Lord 1999. Retired gay men flock to the Sunshine Quest Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for dancing, companionship, flirtation, and nonstop fun. But not everyone is waiting for them with open arms.

The Great Theater Sting of 1895

by Greg Minster

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murder mystery comedy   10m,6w + extras with doubling       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $70/performance   appropriate for all audiences 


A late 19th century play is performed as a sting operation to solve a murder--very Sherlock Holmes-like detective work.

Happy Anniversary

by Gary Corbin

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comedy   1m,1w,1 any        78 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance   appropriate for all audiences 


Robert and Beth meet for dinner on the first, fifth and tenth anniversaries of their divorce. Still civil, though just barely, the couple tries to salvage a friendship from the ashes of their ruined marriage. 

Back Channel

by Joseph T. Vitale

 drama                3 m              80 minutes.       

            
It is October 1962 and the world is on the brink of nuclear war. The Soviet Union has placed missiles with atomic warheads in Cuba, 90 miles from the U.S., and President John F. Kennedy has demanded that they be removed. He has also ordered a naval blockade of the island, which Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has vowed to defy. With humanity facing Armageddon, two men meet for lunch in a restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. One is a television reporter, John Scali. The other is a Soviet embassy official, Alexander Fomin, who, in reality, is a KGB spy named Alexander Feklisov. Each man, it turns out, is being used as a “back channel” by his respective government in an attempt to resolve the crisis. Out of the glare of the media and in opposition to the intransigent, “official” positions of their governments, Scali and Feklisov try to work out a deal. But is each man who he says he is? With the fate of the world at stake and the clock ticking, can they learn to trust one another? And, most importantly, will they have enough time?


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Sweet Lorraine            by Lawrence Dukore


Fantasy         3m,1w         75 minutes             Appropriate for all audiences

Sweet Lorraine is a daydream but, like all fantasies, it is based on reality. A widower is mourning the loss of his wife. Suddenly a wizard --more like a genie -- materializes and gives him one wish; a gift!  The widower wants to go back in time so that he may start over with the girl who would become his wife.  The play's theme:  Be careful what you wish for.

      
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Adam's Ale

by H.G. Brown

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Drama   3m, 0w       90 minutes       $7.95/script      $75/performance    
Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln  and Frederick Douglass debate the course of democracy in America.  The debate goes on.