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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 9/23/2017


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ATTACK OF THE POM-POM ZOMBIES
By Stephen Murray
7 m, 16 w, 5 flexible, extras
Script: 40 pages
It's the 1960s, a big nuclear blast to the past! School's out for the summer, and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. Their favorite hangout is Barnacle Betty's Surf Club, which happens to be right next door to the evil Ivana Ratnik's nuclear power plant. But ooops! Cindy Sue, the head cheerleader, accidentally g
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HIGH-SCHOOLER'S GUIDE - GALAXY
By Bryan Starchman
15 to 40 actors
Script: 60 pages
Four students stare out at the audience. Tomorrow they start their freshman year of high school. There are so many things to worry about: class schedules, bullies, cafeteria food, dating, parents’ expectations, what to wear, and worst of all … gym class! These students need a survival guide and that’s exactly what this play attempts to do with hilariously embarrass
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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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FIREFLIES
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By Charmaine Spencer
Cast: 7: 3 to 4 m, 3 w
Script: 52 pages
This drama is based on the true story of the well-known artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, who brought hope and beauty to thousands of children at the concentration camp of Terezin.

It’s World War II and the Nazi juggernaut is running full-time, forcing Jews and other “undesirables” into concentration camps. At Terezin concentration ca
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REALITY STARS: GREEK GODS
Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition
By Jonathan Yukich
Cast of 15: 8 m, 7 w
Script: 48 pages
What happens when you mix the Greek gods with reality television? In this hilarious romp, the great Greek myths are explored within a reality show framework. Thirteen gods are put under one roof, but only one can survive to sit atop Mount Olympus. “Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition” is an inventive retelling of Greek mythology w
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TWILIGHT CONE, THE
Comedy by Wade Bradford
8 characters: 1 m, 5 w, 2 flexible
Script: 26 pages
It’s Marcus’ first day on the job at The Twilight Cone, an unusual ice cream shop owned by his Great-Aunt Diane. Marcus has already been trained on the milkshake machine and scooping ice cream when suddenly his eccentric aunt needs to run to the store. She reluctantly decides to let him open the shop but makes him promise not to serve any flavo
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AMAZING ANGEL-MAN
The Amazing Angel-Man
By Julian Felice
Cast: Cast of 12 plus ensemble. Most roles are gender flexible except for those noted. Doubling possible.
Script: 36 pages
James, a young boy, suffers from Angelman Syndrome. This neurodevelopmental disorder causes problems with speech and mobility forcing him to spend his life in a wheelchair. The story shifts from James’ imagination where he dreams of being a superhero calle
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TRIAL...WICKED WITCH: MUSICAL
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Book by Craig Sodaro
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Murray
Cast: 21: 8 m, 12 w, 1 flexible
Script: 68 pages
The Wicked Witch is on trial for her crimes in the land of Once Upon a Time in this madcap musical featuring several favorite characters from many fairy tales. The cast of characters includes the Fairy Godmother as the judge, the Three Little Pigs as bailiffs, and Jack the Giant Killer as the gu
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LAS SOLDADERAS
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By Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia
Cast: 9 women and large ensemble of 15+
Script: 27 pages
Set in the Sierra Madre Mountains, this historic drama follows the lives of an intrepid band of female guerilla fighters who choose to pick up rifles to defend the poor and disenfranchised from the clutches of the corrupt Mexican government and their soldiers. The play explores what it means to be a woman, known as a
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GRETEL WAS A PRINCESS
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By Patti Veconi
Cast: Speaking roles for 18 (4 m, 7 w, and 7 flexible) As many extras and sound effects/musicians for ensemble as desired.
Script: 29 pages
The drama club members assemble to perform “The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales,” but realize there isn’t time to do the whole collection and still eat the cookies waiting in the lobby for after the show. The actors condense the tome down t
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AFTER-SCHOOL DETECTIVES
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By Craig Sodaro
Cast: 5 m, 7 w
Pages: 62
High school outsiders Agatha, Sebastian, Claire, and Ryder have bonded as the After-School Detectives devoted to solving crimes and misdemeanors at Yankum High School. Trouble is, they don’t get the slightest bit of recognition even though they’ve found lost lab animals, returned extorted lunch money, and stopped a blackmail plot. Head detective Agatha (named
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RIVERS OF INK
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By Jill Henson and Melonie Menefee
Cast: 5 m, 3 w, and ensemble
Script: 24 pages
Hassan works as a scholar in the House of Wisdom specializing in translating legends. She spends her days alongside her father and twin. Together they are all living a dangerous secret. It is 13th century Bagdad at the height of Islamic civilization and women are forbidden in the House of Wisdom so Hassan and her sister
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LITTLE PRINCESS (Musical)
Book, Music and Lyrics by Catherine McDonald
Music by Adam Morris
Cast: 9 m, 15 w, and numerous extras, doubling possible
Script: 84 pages.
Set in an all-female boarding school in Victorian London, young Sara Crewe loses all her money and place in society when her father dies. Forced by the merciless headmistress to work in slave-like conditions in the school she once attended, Sara dreams of a better life. She use
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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE DISH & SPOON
By Bradley Walton
Cast: 4-23 performers possible
Script: 40 pages
A cat plays the fiddle, the cow jumps over the moon while the little dog laughs, and the dish runs away with the spoon…but then what? A group of storytellers are challenged to continue the story of the dish and the spoon from Hey Diddle Diddle. The tales that they spin find the dish and spoon fleeing from the Abominable Snowman, encountering the witch fr
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TRICK PLAY
By Patrick Campbell
Cast: 6 m, 8 w, 4 flexible
Script: 87 pages
Julie, an event planner, has been tasked with organizing a soccer conference at her uncle's run-down hotel. However, no one has registered, so Julie faces being fired. Dan, who has a crush on Julie, asks his sister Effy to pretend to be a world-famous soccer player at the conference to help sell registrations and save Julie's job. Effy is a wannabe actres
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TERROR OF THE SWAMP THINGY
By Craig Sodaro
Cast: 12: 3 m, 8 w, 1 flexible
Script: 60 pages.
When the high school principal asks students Dani, Jenna, and Ruby to include new student Lydia in their save-the-planet activities, they’re none too pleased. Dani thinks Lydia is out to trap her boyfriend Dante, whose best friend Gavin is completely smitten with the new girl. The four girls end up trying to clean an old ranger cabin in a nearby state par
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ARE WE SCARED YET?
Are We Scared Yet?
By Bobby Keniston
Cast: 22 total: 8 males, 10 females, 4 either (doubling possible)
Script: 40 pages
Max and Katie are lost at a spooky campsite in the middle of the woods. Fortunately, Counselor Ned, a cheerful, but rather strange, camp counselor is there to help them out until the other campers and counselors find them. To pass the time, Counselor Ned suggests they all take turns telling scary st
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TWELVE ANGRY PIGS
Twelve Angry Pigs
By Wade Bradford
Flexible cast of 18-28
Script: 28 pages.
In this comical yet surprisingly educational parody of "12 Angry Men," a certain wolf is on trial for blowing down a pair of houses owned by the Three Little Pigs. A Jury of Swine must now decide if they will oink in favor of conviction, or declare the wolf not guilty. Throughout the deliberation, most of the angry pigs believe the wolf is big
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