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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!

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Featured new releases and most popular titles on 1/19/2017


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YOU CAN'T BEAT THE HOUSE
By Pat Cook
4 m, 6 w
Script: 68 pages
"I've had trouble breaking into a house before but this is the first time I've had problems breaking OUT again!" So moans Merle to his partner, Howie. These two minor-league burglars have really met their match this time, it seems. They decided on a house only to find, after managing to get into the place, that it's up for sale and before they can leave, Conrad and Glenda, prosp
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WILD PINK
By Margaret Witt
8 m, 11 w, 6 flexible, extras.
(Plus optional children.) Doubling possible.
Script: 80 pages. 2 hours.
A hog farmer has three smart sons but absolutely no money to send them to college. A rich, snooty, old maiden aunt has a fortune but years ago she made it clear that she wanted nothing to do with the farmer’s family. What to do? The three boys don wigs, dresses, heels and even Wild Pink fingernail po
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IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Adapted by Ken Womble
Cast: 4 -5 m, 4 w
Script: 62 pages.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” is Oscar Wilde's most perfect, and most popular, play. Since its premiere in 1895, it has given joy to generations of theatergoers. The play is often called a "comedy of manners," because in the world Wilde knew and wrote about, late 19th century British high society, manners were everything. In this play, young Jack Worthing
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EPIC FAIL
By Bradley Hayward
Entirely gender flexible cast of 5-30+
Script: 25 pages.
Performance time: 30 minutes.
Teenagers are faced with failure every day. Some mornings it feels like they have the letter F stamped on their foreheads in bright red ink. In a series of hilarious vignettes, students take on a multitude of challenges, each from a different perspective. From learning to driving a car, seemingly with mind
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DON'T ROCK THE BOAT
By Tim Kelly
11 m, 14 w, extras
Script: 66 pages
Tom Butterworth is determined to be the youngest cruise ship captain in history - even if this means sailing on a converted gunboat named "Vengeance" with a crew of rejects from Maritime High School, and a trio of girl singers who are passing themselves off as a famous show biz act. The engineer is seasick, the cruise hostess is pulling her hair in frustration, and a gu
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OUTTA CONTROL
By Pat Cook
7 m, 9 w
Script: 72 pages
Terry Campbell just wants to have a little fun when her parents go out of town. So, she invites her three best girl friends over for a slumber party. But as soon as Mom and Dad leave the door, the party turns into a bash which turns into a police raid, which turns into a mind-boggling spy intrigue when illegal aliens and the FBI show up. "I just wanted a few friends and a little
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CASE OF THE MISSING HOMEWORK
CASE OF THE MISSING HOMEWORK
By Gary H. Smith
6 m, 7 w, extras
Script: 23 pages
In this melodrama for fifth and sixth graders, Peter Prune steals Priscilla's homework to give to his girlfriend to gain brownie points. Foulfellow Fern, a not very efficient detective, is called in. But as always, the hero, Godfrey Goodfellow, methodically narrows the suspects down to the nasty villain.
#1146 - Case of the Missing Homework
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ACTOR GAMES, THE
Comedy by Wade Bradford
Cast: 13, plus extras.
Script: 32 pages.
In this dystopian/Hunger Games parody everyone is starving...for attention! Society's obsession with all things drama has become so distracting, the Capitol has outlawed all auditions and has divided the population into ten districts: Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare Drama, Commedia Dell'Arte, and others.
During the annual Actor Games, a tribute from each di
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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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COAT...AND ITS CURIOUS TRAVELS
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By Nikki Harmon
Cast: 3 m, 1 w, 5 flex; total of 9 with doubling, 42 w/o doubling
Script: 68 pages
Ever forced to wait and wait…and wait? Want to scream at nonsensical bureaucracy? Then you’ll sympathize with Mr. Poosch who, after he accidently leaves his well-made coat in the country to the North, finds tremendous hurdles when he attempts to get it back. First, he cannot obtain the right paperwork t
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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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WAKING SLEEPY HOLLOW
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By Jonathan Yukich
Cast: 9 - 22: 7 m, 9 w, 6 flexible. 9 actors with doubling
Script: 43 pages
Welcome to present-day Sleepy Hollow. This famed little town now has traffic lights, modern plumbing, even a Dunkin’ Donuts – but traces from its past remain. A troupe of actors takes us on a tour of Sleepy Hollow, but the participants begin to suspect that there is perhaps more truth to the legend than th
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TWELVE ANGRY TEACHERS
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By Gerald Murphy
Cast: 14: 7 m, 7 w
Script: 26 pages
Twelve teachers hold a closed hearing to decide the fate of a high school student accused of showing up drunk at a school play rehearsal and destroying a valuable prop. If they decide to expel her, the vote must be unanimous. However, the teachers have different backgrounds, varied experiences, and assorted motivations. From the thoughtful remedial
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IN OUR OWN BACKYARD
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By Rachel Lopez
Cast of 14: 4 m, 8 w, 2 flexible
Script: 51 pages
When Chris, a popular, straight-A student, suffers the loss of his younger sister in a hit-and-run accident, he is left to struggle through the remainder of his high school career. But Jake Simmons, the star quarterback and class bully, won’t leave him alone and begins to torment Chris about his personal tragedy while taking bullying t
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MURDER AT THE BOOK CLUB
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By Sam Havens
Cast of 10: 5 m, 5 w
Script: 60 pages
This is one club where members’ lives are not an open book! Tonight’s meeting of the Queen Anne Murder Mystery Book Club takes a dark twist when a threatening telephone call sets the group on edge. Suddenly all the lights go out and gentle Nellie is murdered. But who is the killer…and why? Do those eerie masks mounted on the wall or that unusual ha
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MASTERMIME
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By Katie B. Oberlander
12 actors (3 m, 3 w, 6 flexible)
Script: 24 pages
Tomorrow is opening night at The Grand Old Theatre and Mastermime, a notorious criminal who distracts audiences with entrancing mime routines and then disappears with their valuables, has defaced the theatre marquee and is terrorizing the stagehands. Will hard-boiled detective Stanton Ovation and his earnest sidekick Deputy Hamm
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ROY AND RITA’S RIDICULOUS...
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By Andrew M. Frodahl
Cast of 19: 5 m, 6 w, 8 flexible, (doubling possible)
Script: 36 pages
Reality TV stars Roy and Rita Rafferty are full of energy and excitement for their home improvement audience. However, the ratings for “Roy and Rita's Ridiculous Remodel Show!” are looking bleak. After filming only ten episodes, the network has informed them that unless they can boost their ratings – dras
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