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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 2/11/2016


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MURDER ME, MURDER ME NOT
By Bill Springer
3 m, 3 w
Script: 79 pages
Randolph Gaston has been murdered, and everybody is after the insurance money (including the deceased). The characters we meet are the grieving widow, the girl next door, the family maid, the minister, the French inspector, and the confused boyfriend -- BUT everyone isn't necessarily who they seem to be. A series of double (and double-double) crosses, mistaken identities,
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MURDER FOR DUMMIES
By Pat Cook
Cast: 6 m, 10 w, much doubling possible
Script: 79 pages
“So you want to commit a murder.” This is the first line in a book purchased by Myron Bernhart. And here’s a guy who knows his books since he’s collected some rare ones and proud of it. That is until his nagging wife, Marge, decides to sell them. He tries to reason with her but is argued down, not only by her but the Civic Arts League, her cronies wh
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ONCE UPON A TOWER
The Untold Story of Rapunzel
and her Twelve-Story Prison

By Eddie McPherson
Cast: 6 m, 7 w, 10 flexible, doubling possible
Script: 60 pages
Not many folks know the TRUE story of how the beautiful, golden-haired Rapunzel ended up alone, locked in a tower …until now! You see, her parents promised their first-born child to a witch (who preferred to be called an enchantress). But little did the witch know that Rapunze
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SCHOOL SPIRIT
By Scott Haan
Flexible cast. Approx. 2 m, 7 w, 2 flexible.
Script: 35 pages.
Faith and Ivy are best friends for life…and beyond. On the surface, they don’t have much in common. One is respectful, the other sarcastic. One is studious, the other a troublemaker. One is a friendly actress, the other a reclusive poet. And, oh yeah, one is alive, the other, not so much. Ivy has been dead for weeks, and only Faith can sti
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AVOIDING THE PITFALLS...
By Bobby Keniston
Cast 5M, 5W, some doubling possible.
Script: 28 pages.
Welcome to "Avoiding the Pitfalls of High School Dating," a seminar for high school students who have trouble going on dates. Your hosts for the evening are Lucky Daye and Starry Knight, two people who have invested their entire life savings into creating this simple system of five "never-fail" rules for dating success. Lenny and Matilda, two outc
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SAHARA NIGHTS
By Wade Bradford
27 characters, extras,
much doubling possible
Script: 54 pages
The bored Sultan thinks Sahara Scheherazade is auditioning for the new position of Royal Entertainer, but what she's really trying to do is get her friend Aladdin out of the dungeon. A quick thinker, she creates captivating stories to gain time. "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" becomes "Ali Baba and the Forty-Niners," with a disgruntled
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HOLIDAY CELEBRITIES: CRIMINAL
By Bryan Starchman
Widely flexible cast, approx. 12 m, 9 w, 13 flexible.
Much doubling possible.
Script: 62 pages.
"Attention all units. Be on the look out for a man with pink wings and a bag full of human teeth. He's considered unarmed and hilarious." What if the holiday celebrities that we all know and love lived among us? Would they still be welcomed with open arms or would their actions be considered criminal?
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PRISONER'S HANDS
--JUST RELEASED--
By E. Jack Williams
Cast: 8 w, 6 flex, extras, doubling possible
Script: 33 pages
This is the story of a killer, her relationship to the family of the victim and her relationship to her own conscience. The play opens in a courtroom with the murder victim’s blind sister, Whitney, giving a family impact statement. Her personal sentence seals the fate of Cheek, the defendant, far worse than any court pu
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NOT SO GREAT EXPECTATIONS
--JUST RELEASED--
By Burton Bumgarner
Cast: 4 m, 4 w, 1 flex
Script: 49 pages
Failing the literature test, students Brandon, Abbey, Tyler, Hannah, Steve, Kristen, Nick and Lily decide to impress their teacher by performing "Great Expectations." Will Mrs. Eliot go for it, especially after being told by Tyler that he’d rather be at the dentist? With only eight actors, the students dash from one role to another trying
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NIGHT COMES EARLY
--JUST RELEASED--

By Burton Bumgarner
Cast: 3m, 5w
Script: 70 pages
The director of the Moon Lake Community Theater, Missy Bailey, has dreamed about directing a production of a 1930s psychological melodrama called “Night Comes Early.” As a teenager she saw a professional production of the play and it had a lasting impact. Now that the opportunity has come, she encounters overwhelming obstacles: cast members who don’
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WHERE SHOULD WE EAT
--JUST RELEASED--
By Scott Haan
Cast of 8: 2 m, 4 w, 2 flex and optional extras
Script: 38 pages
Full title: Where Should We Eat? (And Other Life-Altering Decisions)
Every day, we make a thousand choices that might not seem important at the time, but who knows which one has the potential to change the course of our entire life? Three high school friends, Summer, Victoria and Ariel, are simply choosing a place to eat
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NIGHT OF NEVERLAND
--JUST RELEASED--
By Patti Veconi
Cast: 5 m, 7 w, optional extras
Script: 54 pages
It is Petrea’s birthday slumber party, but she doesn’t feel like celebrating because she will soon be going away to boarding school. Her girlfriends play a hypnosis game to make her feel better, but are then shocked to find that Petrea really believes she is Peter Pan! When a group of boys arrive to crash the party, everyone becomes inv
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KITCHEN CATASTROPHES!
--JUST RELEASED--
By Katie B. Oberlander
Cast: 15: 5 m, 5 w, 5 flex, plus extras
Script: 39 pages
Mayhem is on the menu when celebrity Chef Guy Stagsly and his outrageous reality show Kitchen Catastrophes! visit French restaurant Chez Jacques. While Guy and his crew bring in cockroaches and rats, conduct building renovations, and stage a rigged cooking competition, the employees strive to carry on. There’s Julie, the
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A METEOR, RIGHT?
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By Steve Flowers
Cast of 26: 5 m, 19 w, 2-8 flexible, extras
Script: 55 pages
News reporter Tracy Noobleflan is sent to the small town of Flemmington to record a segment on a meteor shower expected to hit that evening. While interviewing the citizens, the shower suddenly turns chaotic as multiple meteors strike the Earth sending everyone into a frenzy. Two teens, Gloria and Brenda, discover that thes
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DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ
--JUST RELEASED--
Adapted by Alexis Kozak
Cast: 15: 7 m, 4 w, 4 flex; doubling possible
Script: 67 pages
John Unger, a studious and innocent young man, has been invited by his fellow prep school student Percy Washington to summer at his family’s opulent estate hidden in the Montana mountains. John readily accepts. There he meets Percy’s parents, sister Jasmine, and sister Kismine – with whom he quickly falls in love.
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A WAY HAPPIER EVER AFTER
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By Steven Stack
Cast: 18: 3 m, 15 w, gender flexible roles, doubling possible
Script: 53 pages
Prudence E. Witch is sick and tired of being burned in the oven while Hansel and Gretel run free. She decides to re-write some of the best loved children’s tales into a more modern narrative. Come join Chicken Little, the Three Pigs, Jack and Jill, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, the Wicked Witch of the West
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WILD ISLAND ADVENTURE
--JUST RELEASED--
By Claudia Haas
Cast: 4 – 23, optional extras
Script: 36 pages
Young Erin loves to hear his father’s story of a baby dragon on Wild Island who needs rescuing. With the help of an alley cat, Erin finds himself in the adventure. Along the way, Erin realizes that he must use his wits, bravery, and cunning to outsmart numerous jungle animals including a gorilla, lion, crocodile, wild boars and a rhino! T
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HUNCHBACK
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By Reid Conrad
Cast: 14: 6 m, 2 w, 6 flexible, many extras
Script: 27 pages
Born a hunchback, Quasimodo finds himself in love with Fleur, a wealthy socialite hoping for a position with the queen. Frollo, Quasimodo’s brother, seeks to influence the queen, and Fleur easily agrees to be his pawn but refuses to become his wife. Enraged, Frollo tricks Quasimodo into a plan to kill Fleur. Seeking to free Q
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