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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 1/28/2015


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TUNE IN TO MURDER
By Craig Sodaro
7 m, 13 w, plus 5-8 radio callers
Script: 66 pages
Radio station manager Clay Davis learns that an heiress was poisoned at the secluded island resort where his girlfriend works. He goes to warn her but is trapped there with all the other guests. Then, not only does an elegant Countess disappear, but so does a withdrawn, mysterious maid. Murder suspects include the annoying neighbor who wants the islan
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SWAMP ROMP
By Burton Bumgarner
7 m, 9 w, 6 flexible
Script: 59 pages
Life is anything but dull in the Great Okeeadokia Swamp. At Lester's Bog Mart Convenience Store, locals gather to purchase supplies, check out video rentals (a wide selection of three) or try Lester's delicious "Almost Fresh Catfish" or "Kind of Fried Chicken." The local book club has been working on "War and Peace" for months, and they're up to page 5. Young
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MARQUIS CROSSING LADIES
By Pat Cook
3 m, 6 w
Script: 56 pages
You think it's easy to write a murder? Just ask the Marquis Crossing Ladies Society for the Arts. They decide to do just that, especially when they find out they have to pay royalties to do someone else's play. "Anybody can write a murder," Emma tells the others, and Opaline immediately begins to try to strangle the other members "just to figure out how to do it." The ladies s
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DA VINCI COLD
By Bradley Hayward
4 m, 5 w
Script: 39 pages.
Laura has carefully plotted a day off school in order to find out the meaning of life. Playing hooky, along with her ditzy best friend, she has concocted a foolproof plan to get to the bottom of things. Chaos ensues when her attempts to leave the house are foiled by a lazy cable guy, a rapper who's come to install high-speed internet, a disapproving Mary Kay consultant, a
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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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JUST ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
By Bryan Starchman
Minimum cast of 10 plus drama teacher, maximum of 40
Script: 72 pages
Here's a comedy that covers nearly every angle of the typical high school play with a dose of history and improvisation thrown in for good measure! A group of actors, who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves opening night in front of a live audience. Their teacher has left them hanging
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PERSONALS AND PROPOSALS
By Burton Bumgarner
4 m, 4 w
Script: 37 pages
Four men and four women perform seven hilarious scenes about dating and marriage proposals. Three scenes highlight trying to find someone special through an online dating service called Meet-interesting-people-who-will-like-you.com. As our singles find out, however, the site doesn't live up to its name! The other scenes include some of the worst marriage proposals ever; tw
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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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JUSTICE IN DUSTY JUNCTION
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 stethoscope. As the loyal c
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BOYFRIEND BY BLACKMAIL
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By Tony Howell
Cast: 5 m, 11 w, 7 flex, 4 kids. Doubling is possible.
Script: 67 pages
When Cassidy Tyler heads back to her hometown of Farmland, Indiana, she is determined to tell the truth about the boyfriend she has been writing about in her blog and magazine column. But before she can confess to her family, her editor arranges for a suspended sports writer, Jason, to play the part of this fictio
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MOBILE HOME SWEET HOME
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By Pat Cook
Cast: 4 m, 6 w, 4 flex
Script: 62 pages
“How’d you like to be on television?” This question, posed by future daughter-in-law Anne, takes Loff DuVall by surprise. After all, he and May June had been running the Hampton Court trailer park for more years than either would care to admit. The last thing he’d want now is to be in some reality TV show. In fact, he was hoping he and May June coul
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WHEN SCIENCE BITES BACK
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By Janice Rider
Cast: 5 m, 5 w, 4 flex, 2 silent and flex. With doubling 3 m, 3 w, 1 flex, 2 silent and flex.
Script: 48 pages
These two science fiction plays are inspired by H.G. Wells' works, The Stolen Bacillus and The Flowering of the Strange Orchid, and Alexandre Dumas' novel, The Black Tulip. In BACTERIAL BROADSIDE, two students working on a science fair project get involved in a potentially d
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OFFED AT THE BAKE-OFF
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By Matt Steele and Mike Steele
Cast: 6 m, 10 w, 2 flexible
Script: 80 pages

Flashback to 1955, the stormy evening before the 33rd annual Knotting Bake-Off, brought to you by J & J Toothpaste. The contestants have gathered at the Knotting Inn down at the Jersey Shore, each hoping that their perfectly crafted baked good will win the coveted blue ribbon. It seems someone’s dessert is more deadly than
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JUST ANOTHER SNOW DAY
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By Bryan Starchman
Cast: 5 m, 6 w, 18 flexible or with doubling 3 m, 3 w
Script: 71 pages

Snow day! In this collection of hilarious scenes we see how an unexpected day off from school can be an answer to a prayer…or not! Sweethearts Mark and Jessica aren’t feeling very sweet when, after a whole night of decorating the gym, the winter homecoming dance is canceled. Meanwhile, Paul is thrilled to get
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HERO SQUAD v. SUPERVILLAIN
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By Will Ledesma
Cast: 3 m, 3 w, 2-4 flex
Script: 49 pages
The Hero Squad of Metro Valley, Iowa—a team comprised of superheroes 3-D, Lindy, Iron Lung, and Slapshot—are enjoying a bit of a peace in their home city. All that changes when their archnemesis, the ever-scheming Nikolai Oshgoshbgoshnikov, gets a visit from his teenage niece Veronica. Veronica is a supervillain-in-training with a knack for ro
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YOU'RE MAKING A SCENE!
By Bryan Starchman
Script: 87 full-sized, reproducible pages
This dynamic collection of 25 stand-alone scenes and monologues is a perfect resource for classroom, competition, or stage. The diverse material was carefully selected from playwright Bryan Starchman’s most popular shows. From playful monologues, such as “The Lunch Lady Cometh," to the more profound “And I Did Nothing,” this book provides material relevant to
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TECH WEEK
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By Jim and Jane Jeffries
Cast: 3 m, 8 w, 2 flexible
Script: 29 pages
Tech week. It’s sort of like trying to hit a homerun with a tennis racket. This tech week is especially challenging because the techies chose the play, Cats from Mars. Broken props and hyper-caffeinated techies are only some of the problems. The other human factors in this play, called actors, introduce chaos: the newbie breaks th
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CRY OF THE PEACOCK
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By Billy W. Boone
Cast: 17: 3 m, 4 w, 10 flexible
Script: 42 pages
Young Mary Blanton has suffered some kind of trauma as evidenced by her monster-filled dreams and the horrific scratches on her neck and back. Who did this to an innocent 9-year-old girl, a child who finds comfort through an imaginary pet peacock? Dr. Janice Todd is called before a review board to defend her investigation of the chi
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SNEAKY CITIZENS OF SADDLESORE
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By Jim Haun
Cast of 21: 2 m, 9 f, 10 flex. Possible extras and doubling.
Script: 55 pages
It’s the year 1890 in Saddlesore City. The Carson Hotel is a fun place to hang your hat and jist have a good ole time with friends and neighbors - playin' cards, dancin', laughin',singin', gossipin' and…drinkin' sassafras root beer by the gallons! Well, that's the way it used to be when Charles was alive but now
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