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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 1/29/2015


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DON'T ROCK THE BOAT
By Tim Kelly
11 m, 14 w, extras
Script: 66 pages
Tom Butterworth is determined to be the youngest cruise ship captain in history - even if this means sailing on a converted gunboat named "Vengeance" with a crew of rejects from Maritime High School, and a trio of girl singers who are passing themselves off as a famous show biz act. The engineer is seasick, the cruise hostess is pulling her hair in frustration, and a gu
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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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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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JUST SO STORIES
Adaptation and lyrics by R. Rex Stephenson
Music and lyrics by Emily Rose Tucker
Widely flexible cast (14 or more)
Script: 60 pages
Rudyard Kipling's dramatic and entertaining stories about how the Camel got his hump, how the Elephant got his nose, how the Whale got his spout, and other richly woven tales come to life in this engaging musical. Mr. and Mrs. Kipling and their two bubbly yet unpretentious daughters serv
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CRAZY QUILT CLUB
By Pat Cook
1 m, 8 w (or 9 w)
Script: 65 pages
Veronica Blather is a sweet little old lady who spends most of her time knitting and solving murders, most of which occur whenever she shows up. Understandably she has a problem finding a place to live. When her niece invites her to stay at a retirement home for old knitters, it seems ideal - until one of its members dies from drinking poisoned punch. Who did it? Was it
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LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD...SORT OF
By Pat Cook
5 m, 5 w, 3 flexible parts, and extras
Script: 62 pages
Would you like to hear the legend of Robin Hood? If your answer is "I Sherwood," then hitch up your gauntlets and get ready to laugh. You see, it's a little known fact that the famous English bandit was a bit of a klutz. As a kid he practiced with a bow and violin instead of a bow and arrow, so naturally to fight the king's injustices he needed his
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PARENTS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND
By Bryan Starchman
Cast: Minimum of 5 with doubling: 2 m, 2 w, 1 flexible.
Maximum cast of 33: 16 m and 16 w, 1 flexible.
Script: 63 pages. About 80 minutes.
The hip-hop standard of the 1980s said it best: "There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand!" Here is a collection of hilarious (and often too close to the truth) scenes that all families are going to be able to relate to. This easy-to-stage
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HEX MARKS THE SPOT
By Scott Haan
4 m, 4 w, 5 flexible, plus 1 extra optional female
Script: 40 pages.
Jean Emery is a normal high school girl whose world gets turned upside down when she receives a surprising letter in the mail from her eccentric aunt. The letter claims that Jean has magical powers and the ability to grant wishes. Jean dismisses it as a joke, but unfortunately, her rival gets possession of the letter and plans to use i
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110TH STREET STATION
By Burton Bumgarner
3 m, 6 w
Script: 28 pages
During the wait for the next subway train, the assembled characters think only of their own plights. There's Estelle, an eccentric woman who sits in the station doing cross-stitch and talking with Grover, a street person; Julia, a wealthy woman whose expensive car has just broken down and who is in a hurry to meet her husband; Calvin, a spoiled brat who is supposed to be
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CAPRICIOUS PEARLS
By Virginia Kidd
4 m, 9 w
Script: 31 pages
When Boss and his gang reconvene after being dismissed from parts better left unsaid, they go over the original map Boss had drawn showing where he had hidden a valuable string of pearls in a vacant house. They find it is now a home for aged ladies - and what ladies! Grannie Carlson loves to scoot in her wheelchair, Mrs. Hildebrand has a caustic tongue, Mrs. Katts has eyesig
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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
By Craig Sodaro
7 m, 11 w
Script: 63 pages
Not many people like Sam Slaughter, the world's most successful but most reclusive mystery writer. He's just fired the aging star of his radio mystery show, "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night," and he's two-timing another star with a brainless showgirl. He's also yelled at his butler, his agent, and the show's producer. To make matters worse, a woman from his past shows up w
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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
--JUST RELEASED--
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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