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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 10/30/2014


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GREAT EXPECTATIONS
By Thomas Hischak
Cast: 17 m, 15 w, 4 flexible. With doubling 9 m, 10 w.
Script: 80 pages
The life of the poor country lad, Pip, changes one day when an unknown benefactor sees that the young man is brought to London and made a gentleman. But who is behind Pip’s “great expectations,” and why is it kept a secret? By the time Pip learns the truth of his circumstances, he has gotten involved with some fascinating people
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STOPLIGHT
STOPLIGHT
By Raleigh Marcell
1 m, 3 w
One simple suggested setting.
Script: 24 pages. About 30 minutes.
Four young people are driving to Grandma's for the holidays through a deserted stretch of highway with an "obeyer of all laws" at the wheel. They come to a stoplight in the middle of nowhere as it changes from green to red. They stop. And wait. And wait. It doesn't change back. They know it's working. Do they run th
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, DEAR GRANDPA
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 dinner, it falls upon
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UNTURNED STONE
UNTURNED STONE
By Daniel Munson
3 m, 4 w
Script: 27 pages
When Chris, a high school student, isn't able to attend the funeral of his best friend, James, he decides to hold a farewell party at the gravesite. Attending the party with Chris are six of James' closest friends: Katherine, an intelligent but "ditzy" girl; Sarah, the new kid at school; Betty and Larry, soon to be married; Lisa, James' ex-girlfriend; and Tillman, the class b
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SHUFFLING
By Ken Preuss
1 m, 1 w, 1-14 flexible
Script: 29 pages.
Lacey, a teenage girl, has finished work at the mall and is waiting – and waiting – for her boyfriend to pick her up. Left stranded yet again, she reevaluates her love life while shuffling through the songs on her iPod. Actors portraying each of the songs appear with comedic monologues that stir her emotions, offer advice, and affect her decisions. Ethan, a good-h
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WING AND A PRAYER
By Craig Sodaro
2 m, 6 w
Script: 47 pages
Rev. Longacre is gathering a small group of church members together at a potluck supper to broach the subject of starting a building fund. Duty-bound Hazel arrives first to set up everything and tell the Reverend she hasn't yet found out who's been sending him anonymous love letters. Several others arrive including Annie, the church secretary who is hiding something under her
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LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
By Lisa Patrick-Wilkinson
3 m, 2 w
Script: 40 pages
An Audience Participation Murder Mystery
Texas was never this fun - or this deadly! Jonas Carmody, President and Founder of Carmody Oil, is dead of natural causes at the age of 78, leaving an estate valued in excess of $30 million. The heirs apparent are in for a big surprise when they gather together with his friends and business associates for a memorial dinner i
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LADIES ON VACATION
LADIES ON VACATION
By Carol M. Woods
6 w
About 25 minutes.
The Ladies go on vacation and rent a condo with only one bathroom. From trying to get all of their luggage into one minivan, deciding who sleeps where and what to eat, to finally selecting the activities, life gets wild and silly, all intensified by lack of sleep. About 20-25 minutes.
#1649 Ladies On Vacation
Also join the ladies in these other comedies:
"Ladies at Lunch"
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ELEVATOR STORIES
ELEVATOR STORIES
By Neal Barth
Script: 28 pages.
Here are two short, comic plays that have won high school state festivals and competitions:
THIEF BETWEEN THE FLOORS (4 m, 3 w) What would you do after the elevator stopped, the door locked, and someone said "Hands up!"? A thief robs everyone in the elevator, but they talk him out of keeping their money and valuables. They then use the same possessions to bribe the thief into s
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LADIES AT POKER
LADIES AT POKER
By Carol M. Woods
1 m, 6 w
One Interior.
About 25 minutes.
The ladies meet at Suzie's home for a game of poker which they know little if anything about. Suzie's husband, Willoughby, sticks his two-cents-worth in and the game disintegrates into a sharing of make-up and poker-bridge. As usual men are a part of the discussion!
#1816 Ladies At Poker
Also join the ladies in these other comedies:
"Ladies at Lunch" (
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CARL
CARL
By E. Jack Williams
5 m, 4 w, extras if desired.
Simple setting.
Script: 24 pages. About 35 minutes.
Inspired by a true story, "Carl" tells of a young man's experience with being teased and bullied throughout school. The play opens with a 10-year reunion, then flashes back to his high school days, episodes in the lunchroom and classroom. We even see a brief bit of Carl's home life. Through the moving portrayal of Carl
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LADIES AT LUNCH
LADIES AT LUNCH
By Carol M. Woods
2m 6w.
One Interior.
About 25 minutes.
Six alert and active senior ladies meet for lunch each week. Between their arranging chairs, sharing OTC medications, discussing mammograms and men, they give a waiter and his manager a really bad day. This is a hilarious play, full of opportunities for clever business.
#1648 Ladies At Lunch
Also join the ladies in these other comedies:
"Ladies at Poker"
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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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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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LITTLE MERMAID
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By Wade Bradford
Cast: With doubling 4m, 5w, 2 flex
Script: 74 pages
Kira, the little mermaid, longs to see life on the surface. When she realizes her overprotective father will only show her a deserted island and has promised her hand in marriage to nerdy Duke Dorsal, she takes matters into her own hands. She sings for the Sea Witch who takes her voice, with the knowledge that she must win the hea
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ONCE UPON A TOWER
The Untold Story of Rapunzel
and her Twelve-Story Prison

--JUST RELEASED--
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 witc
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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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