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Eldridge Publishing, a leading play publisher since 1906, offers hundreds of full-length plays, one-acts, melodramas, holiday and religious plays, children's theatre plays and musicals of all kinds. We look forward to being a part of your next theatrical production!

In The Spotlight

Featured new releases and most popular titles on 9/27/2016


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MOBY DICK
By Trey Clarkson
Cast: 15: 11 characters, 4-6 ensemble
Script: 37 pages
It’s 1851 and a young man walks into a Nantucket pub inquiring about how to board a vessel and go to sea on an adventure. What he finds is not the inspiring advice he bargained for. Ishmael, a hardened veteran of the sea, tells a cautionary tale of foreboding and woe about his own first-time voyage on the infamous "Pequod" under the maniacal leader
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TRIAL OF THE WICKED WITCH
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By Craig Sodaro
Cast: 21: 8 m, 12 w, 1 flex
Script: 57 pages
The Wicked Witch has finally been caught and hauled into the Court of Once Upon a Time to stand trial. She's accused of casting a spell on Sleeping Beauty, attempting to poison Snow White, kidnapping Rapunzel, and trying to eat Hansel. Red Riding Hood heads up the prosecution with the Evil Stepmother of Cinderella fame serving as the defens
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ONLY 13
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By Tom Quinn
Cast: 4-11 flexible
Script: 41 pages
Phoebe finds herself struggling through her first day of middle school. She is labeled by her dad, her teacher, and other students in the school. She finds herself accepting all the labels put on her, including IMPOSSIBLE, CHILD, SCARED, ALONE, SHAME, PANIC, FAT, I DON’T MATTER, TOO SMART, DISAPPOINTED, WORTHLESS, UGLY, and SLUT. In a moment of crisis
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PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
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By Scott Haan
Cast: 10: 3 m and 7 w. With optional extended ending: 7 m and 8 w
Script: 83 pages
Penny Ramsey is a young woman who, like all of us, has different sides to her personality. They are personified in the story by comically stereotypical characters, collectively known as the Egos. The five Egos make up her decision-making process, which gets a lot more complicated when Penny overhears only
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DESDEMONA IN THE AFTERLIFE
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By Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia
Cast: 6 female speaking roles, unlimited female ensemble
Script: 26 pages
Set in the realm of Purgatory, the all-female cast of Desdemona, Emilia, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, and Ophelia explore the roles women choose in their pursuit of love and self-identity. Taking its inspiration from Dante’s Inferno, this visceral play allows powerful actors to reach heightened levels of aw
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ESCAPE TO CANCEL
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By Tim Mogford
Cast: 8 flexible
Script: 24 pages
Anyone who has tried to cancel their service with any tech company will sympathize immediately with Meghan. On her way to work one morning she decides to quickly drop off the cancellation form she filled out from the company’s website, but of course it turns out to be much more complicated than that. She is drawn into a process involving an increasing
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CHALLENGER: TO TOUCH...
Challenger: To Touch the Face of God
By Julian Felice
Cast: 10 m, 4 w, 1 flex, 1 boy, some doubling possible
Script: 36 pages
Challenger: To Touch the Face of God tells the powerful story of the Challenger disaster of 1986. It dramatizes the stories of the seven individuals who tragically lost their lives in this event, while also drawing attention to the controversial circumstances which led to one of NASA’s blackes
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THE STORM
By Sophia DeRise
Cast: 7: 4 m, 2 w, 1 flexible; genders flexible
Script: 28 pages
Mark, an eccentric scientist, is attempting to make things right with his cousins, Jason and Nina, after accidently putting their parents into a coma the previous Thanksgiving. During their stay with him, he has taken them on fun adventures such as apple picking, swimming with sharks, and betting on turkey fights. But when he takes them p
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JOOBA GUMBA WONDY
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By Andrew M. Frodahl
Cast: 6 m, 6 w, 10-16 flexible, doubling possible
Script: 41 pages
Senior class president Todd is looking forward to the class trip to France…at least he thinks he is. His prim girlfriend, Dailyn, has been planning it for years. At the last minute, Principal Kinkade has another idea. She manipulates Todd into suggesting the remote luxurious island of Jooba Gumba Wondy. With the l
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BETSY'S FLAG
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By Walt Vail
Cast: 16: 8 m, 4 w, 4 flexible, doubling possible
Script: 64 pages
Far from being a demure woman quietly sewing a flag, the epic life of Betsy Ross and her survival during the Revolutionary War and the British occupation of Philadelphia is brought vibrantly to life in this full-length play. It is a romantic story of heroism against the background of a great, world-shattering war for inde
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TRUE STORY OF HEY DIDDLE...
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THE TRUE STORY OF HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE
By Bradley Walton
Cast: 9 – 46 performers possible
Script: 58 pages
We all know the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle," but when you stop to think about it...how can a cow jump over the moon? If a cat could play the fiddle, wouldn't it be all over the internet? Why is a dish running away with a spoon? What’s the little dog actually laughing at? And how do they all
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SNOW QUEEN
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By Will Ledesma
Cast: 6 - 21 performers possible
Script: 54 pages
This Hans Christian Andersen story is a challenge full of treasures for the unpacking. Kay and Gerda are the best of friends until a piece of an enchanted mirror finds its way into Kay’s eye, causing him to see the world in a cold-hearted way. Soon taken by the Snow Queen, Kay forgets his happy life. Gerda must go on her own journey to
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I CANNOT TELL A LIE ...
I Cannot Tell a Lie at George Washington School
By Jim Adolf
Cast: 21: 5-9 m, 7-8 w, 9-12 flex, extras and doubling possible
Script: 50 pages
There’s something in the water at George Washington School. Literally. A truck carrying sodium pentothal – a chemical also known as “truth serum” – has crashed into the local lake and spilled its cargo into the drinking water, and now everyone in school can’t help telling the tr
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DIRECTOR'S NIGHTMARE
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By Wade Bradford
Cast: 10: 4 m, 5 w, 1 flexible, possible extras
Script: 28 pages
It’s five days before the premiere of the non-musical version of Les Misérables, and high school drama director, Chris, has actors who are still on script, cast members absent from rehearsal, a sick stage manager, an unbuilt set and only twelve dollars left in the budget. Oh, and the principal is bringing the superinten
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THE SHAKESPEARES
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By Colleen Shaddox
Cast: 5 m, 3 w, 1 flexible
Script: 29 pages
William Shakespeare retired at about age 48. Why did this prolific genius stop writing? How did he get along with his long-neglected wife, Anne, once he gave up the stage? “The Shakespeares” imagines what The Bard’s last years were like in Stratford-upon-Avon. The play is full of inside jokes for Shakespeare fans. But even for those unfam
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LOS OCHOS, A DANCE WITH DEATH
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By Reid Conrad
Cast: 20-21: 8 - 9 m, 12 w, extras
Script: 63 pages
The townspeople having been living in their quiet Spanish village for centuries under the hechizo, avoiding aging, disease, and death. But when Tomaso decides to leave after Rosita denies him, the spell is broken. The Eights come again, offering protection in exchange for the death of one of the villagers -- one that is selected by th
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