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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 8/29/2014


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CINDERELLA IN NEW YORK
By Wade Bradford
Flexible cast. Approx. 9 m, 9 w, 10 or more flexible
Script: 63 pages
The Reporters Grimm bring you the news scoop of the year: True Love Conquers All! Set in the middle of the Great Depression, the familiar story of Cinderella has been given a vibrant twist. Cinderella Fitzgerald once led the perfect life, until her father loses everything when the stock market crashes. Shocked at the news, the po
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MACBETH - A TALE OF DARKNESS
Adapted by Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia
7 m, 4 w, plus ensemble
Script: 36 pages. About 50 minutes.
Here is a retelling of Shakespeare's tale of the decline of an honorable man into darkness, a study of how far an individual is willing to go in the pursuit of power. This adaptation includes new scenes between Lord and Lady Macbeth and uses an interactive ensemble to play a variety of roles. Only the director’s imagination
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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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HOLY CANNOLI
By John D. Smitherman
4 m, 3 w
Script: 62 pages. About 80 minutes.
What do you do to prepare for a visit from your parents? Plenty, when you're the daughter of strict Italian Catholic parents who expect to meet your female roommate, who is actually a guy. John was hoping to celebrate his and Maria's two-year anniversary as housemates by proposing to her. Instead he finds himself as "Suzanne" wearing a dress and tryi
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FAERIE KING'S DAUGHTER
By Elliott Baker
15 to 24 or more
Script: 64 pages
Full evening.
Eighteen-year-old Katie has a problem: she's a tooth fairy who’s just not interested in the family business. While out exploring the human world, Katie meets Max, a young man who inexplicably is able to see her. This is unusual in that the fairy troops are not visible without their consent. Although forbidden to return to the world of humans by her fathe
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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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MONEY TO BURN
By Pat Cook
4 m, 7 w
Script: 68 pages
It's business as usual for Wilson and Associates, a suspiciously funny firm consisting of three flat-broke lady con-artists. They'll do practically anything to meet the rent, from reading horoscopes over the phone to renting themselves out as graveside mourners. One client, a dithering old lady, absent-mindedly drops the tidbit that she has just held up the local bank and the ac
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WOOLFIE
By Sybil St. Claire
Approx. 6 m, 8 f, easily expandable and gender flexible
Script: 28 pages
"Woolfie" takes place in a series of flashbacks as the wolf must defend himself in the Trial of the Century! Accused of a variety of heinous crimes that include blowing down other people's houses, impersonating grandmothers, and gobbling up little girls, the much maligned and misunderstood Woolfie must defend himself or face d
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ROMANCERS
Adapted by Jenny Newell Cook & Lorraine Thompson
From Edmond Rostand's "The Romancers"
5 m, 4 w, 4 flexible, extras
Script: 42 pages
Dreamy young lovers Lelio and Silvia must keep their love a secret from their fathers, who are fierce rivals. Will a scheme featuring the loveable Arlecchino (whose main occupation is taking money from others) and a quartet of bumbling bandits save the day? Middle and high school actor
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COMMENCEMENT
By Tim Mogford
4 m, 4 w (all teen roles)
Script: 29 pages
Setting: Living room
It’s Steph’s high school graduation party. Her friends are all around, her family will be back shortly, and she is supposed to be adding the final touches to the house. But this “commencement” is anything but easy or simple. She and her boyfriend Brandon have news that will devastate her father, has already caused an upheaval with her mothe
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MUCH ADO OUT WEST
By Wade Bradford
5 m, 9 w, extras
Script: 48 pages
Pedro, Ben and Claude discover that while they've been away at the Civil War, Betty and the other womenfolk have been doing all of the roping and ranching. This Western romp is inspired from Shakespeare's hilarious battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing." Despite how much the cowpokes and the ladies of the ranch taunt each other, love seems to b
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PLACES, PLEASE!
PLACES, PLEASE!
By Dave Brandl
2 m, 2 w
Single simple set.
About 20 minutes.
John and Sharon begin talking about breaking up except unseen voices feed them lines of opposite intentions. They look around for the intruders. Two people emerge claiming to be the writer and director of this scene. They declare that John and Sharon are ruining this script, which was carefully prepared especially for them!
#1853 Places, Please!
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PARENTS JUST DON'T... MUSICAL
Book by Bryan Starchman, Music by Stephen Murray,
Lyrics by Bryan Starchman and Stephen Murray
Cast: Minimum cast of 5 with doubling: 3 m, 2 f
Maximum cast of 24: 12 m, 12 f and as big a chorus as you like!
Script: 90 pages
Are we there yet? The Stathem family is on a loooong car trip, giving everyone lots of extra time to reminisce about the past 12 months. Here is a collection of hilarious (and often too close to
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LOON MOUNTAIN
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By Brian Borowka
Cast of 12-17: 6 w, 11 flex
Script: 28 pages
Bethany, a stressed out student, is trying to complete a school project with two less-than-helpful classmates. The three students are taken by surprise when Bethany’s phone and all of its widgets come to life. The trio soon finds themselves trapped inside of a bizarre video game filled with talking widgets, not-so-magical creatures, and a
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WRITER'S MUSE, THE
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By Richard C. Fink
Cast: 20: 8 m, 12 w. With doubling: 5 m, 9 w
Script: 60 pages
The blank page. It strikes fear into the hearts of writers everywhere, but not student Jan Clark. She thinks writing a novel is the way to an easy A in English class. After battling constant interruptions of well-meaning friends and family, Jan discovers this assignment may be more than she bargained for. All is not los
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ROSIE THE RIVETER
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By Trey Clarkson
Cast: 21: 6 m, 8 w, and ensemble cast of 7 w or more
Script: 64 pages
It’s January 1942, in the throes of World War II. Eddie, the owner of Eddie’s Auto Parts Factory in Cook County, Illinois, is struggling now that there is a freeze on the manufacturing of car parts. His secretary, Rosie, wonders if the factory can secure a government contract and be converted to make airplane part
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, DEAR GRANDPA
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By Michal Jacot
Cast: 6, 3 m, 3 w
Script: 42 pages
Amber has invited her whole family to her new home to have the "perfect family Christmas." She has decorated her house, carefully planned the meal, and even ironed her shoelaces! Once her brother, sister, parents, and curmudgeon of a grandfather show up, though, nothing goes right. When a last-minute accident prevents Amber from making Christmas din
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JUSTICE IN DUSTY JUNCTION
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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Territo
Cast: Minimum cast of 13 with doubling: 6 m, 6 w, 1 flex
Maximum cast of 16: 8 m, 6 w plus extras
Script: 70 pages
Dusty Junction is in big trouble! The roaming outlaw Ugly Monroe is terrorizing the citizens. First he shoots stable owner Joe and steals his boots; next he shoots the sheriff and steals his badge; and then he shoots the doc and steals his stetho
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CHARLES DICKENS'S A CHRISTMAS
By Kevin P. Kern
Cast: 11 m, 10 w, 3 boys, and 12 flexible. With doubling, 4 m, 3w, 1 boy, 6 flexible.
Script: 53 pages
Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold-hearted miser, choosing to spend Christmas Eve alone instead of with his cheerful nephew, Fred. That night, he is visited by his old colleague, Jacob Marley, who explains that three ghosts will come. After seeing his Christmas Past, Present, and Future, Scrooge awakens wit
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IVAN AND THE BIRDS
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By Alaska Reece Vance
Cast: 18 – 50+ 14-24 f, 4-26 m. Doubling is appropriate.
Script: 57 pages
Ivan’s greatest ambition has always been to learn the Language of the Birds. When he shows off his pet nightingale for show and tell at school, he is teased until he runs away. Seeking shelter in the forest, Ivan protects baby birds from a storm. In gratitude, the mama bird grants Ivan’s wish and teache
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