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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 9/3/2015


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TIME IN / TIME OUT
By Burton Bumgarner
6 m, 8 w
Script: 30 pages
A group of students from the late '60s are suffering through "time-out" suspension in school. A dreaded teacher, Miss Pruette (who is never seen on stage), lectures them on the seriousness of their infractions. If they only knew the consequences of their actions, they would act differently. She'd sure like to show them their future. Suddenly, a group of students from th
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SOLDIERS YOUNG AND BRAVE
By Lorraine Thompson
Cast: With doubling, 10 m, 8 w, many extras.
Script: 38 pages.
Performance time with songs about an hour.
The Civil War was unlike any other war our country has ever endured. It not only severed our nation, it severed our nation’s families. Husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters were torn apart by politics, beliefs, distance, and death. Evidence of this bitter separation can
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ODYSSEY
Adapted by Steven Fogell
Large, flexible cast
Script: 52 pges
Here is a classic tale of courage, determination, and love. Journey back to a time when the gods and goddesses determined the daily fate of the world and all the humans upon it. In this tale we meet Odysseus as he returns to his beloved home of Ithaca. Soon he is sent by the goddess Athena to fight in the Trojan War and undergoes a journey that takes him m
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NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING
Adapted by Joe Cosentino
Music and Lyrics by Susan Mondzak
7M 7F + ensemble. Some doubling possible.
One Unit Set.
Script pages: 54. About an hour.
This much loved tale is mostly known as a ballet. However, it began as a classic story of literature by a German author, E.T.A. Hoffmann. The story involves an eccentric inventor whose nephew has been turned into a nutcracker doll by a curse. In order to break the e
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JT AND THE PIRATES
By Wade Bradford
6 m, 8 w, extras
Script: 75 pages
This rousing pirate's tale is set in the strangest and most mysterious of places: junior high! When a young girl named Jenny Taylor (JT) stumbles across a magical book in the school library, she is transported into the past and finds herself on a tropical island surrounded by pirates! She manages to travel back to her own time, but the meddling and boisterous swashbu
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QUEEN OF THE SILENT SCREAM
By Craig Sodaro
5 m, 5 w.
Script: 22 pages
Norma Starr, one of the last great silent screen stars, made her share of enemies during her career and she's gathered all of them for her birthday celebration - her director, a rising starlet, her shifty agent, a handsome matinee idol, her costume designer, her maid, and her oldest friend, who carries a dangerous secret. As they all watch, Norma relishes a chocolate- covered
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CAROL VS. CHRISTMAS
By Lisa Nanni-Messegee and Todd Messegee
Cast: Flexible from 16 to 33+ including some speaking roles for children.
Script: 48 pages. About 80 minutes.
Incorporates several Christmas carols.
In this modern reimagining of Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol," a struggling theatre company is rehearsing a Christmas show. Carol, the hard-driving real estate agent who owns the building, interrupts, demanding rent. Later, in t
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NO SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE
By Bryan Starchman
Cast: Widely flexible from 5 to 29
Script: 68 pages
If you think you’ve suffered too many awkward moments or been in the dark in conversations, just think how poor, innocent aliens feel! Hungry to fit in, (a little too hungry at times!) they do and say things that we humans aren't allowed to. Join in the laughter as these extraterrestrials meet all kinds of humans -- teenagers, rednecks, survivalists
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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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LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
By Gary Ray Stapp
4 m, 5 w, 1 flexible, optional 1 boy
Script: 75 pages
Armed with a sharply judgmental attitude and a pair of binoculars, homeowner Leona Crump is consumed with anxiety over her new neighbors. Will they be California beatniks? Or paroled drug pushers? Or more frightening yet, perhaps someone with children?!
Her worst fears are realized when an odd-ball "hill-folk" family move in across the stre
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HALF FROZEN
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By Craig Sodaro
Cast: 3 m, 7 w, 2 flex
Script: 48 pages
Poor King Augustus and Queen Regina! Their kingdom is half frozen because of a curse placed on their daughter, Princess Mirabelle, and nobody seems to know how to break the spell. When the Princess’s latest suitor, Prince Tomaso from a neighboring kingdom, is frozen by her touch, matters are no long inconvenient—they’re downright dangerous. Toma
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LOVE BITES
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By Ken Preuss
Cast: 5 m, 5 w.
Script: 30 pages
A series of short scenes tells an unusual tale of love. A young woman named Vanesa endures unsuccessful dates that include a mummy, a ghost, and a zombie. Across town, Zack, a vampire, encounters a series of human women with equally monstrous results. Are the characters fated to search fruitlessly or destined to discover their hearts’ desire? Find out if
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TEAM JUSTICE AND THE CITY HALL
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By Luke Simmons
Cast: 19-33 or more. 6 m, 6 w, 7 flexible, much doubling possible.
Script: 47 pages
Team Justice, a team of four incredibly obnoxious superheroes, must overcome a group of supervillains who have ingratiated themselves with the city council of Littleton. The villains have taken over the city by entangling its superheroes in a nightmare of tickets, citations, and bureaucratic red tape.
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DR. JEKYLL and MR. HYDE
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By Loren Crawford
Cast: 6 m, 17 w, 1 flex.
Script: 62 pages
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll is back for a second year of teaching science at Devon Academy after leaving his position as head of surgery at Guy’s Hospital under mysterious circumstances. He continues with his private research at the school, enlisting Head Girl Jackie Utterson as a lab assistant. Frighteni
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BLUES FOR SANTA
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By Reid Conrad
Cast: 7-8 m, 11 w.
Script: 58 pages
In a small police station Julius Buttrum is having his usual difficult time meeting the demands of both his superior, Lt. Frank Rhule, and his girlfriend, Emily. The capture of the notorious Big Al Gang in this sleepy coastal community has touched off a panic at the station. As it is Christmas, Julius is the one who has to watch the gang throughout t
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ATTACK CLOWN DENTIST ZOMBIES
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By Scott Haan
Cast: 13 - 22 plus extras
Script: 36 pages
Susan and Xander patiently sit through their dad’s meeting, a gathering of local dentists, where it is decided that the best way to keep patients from being scared of regular checkups is for the dentists to dress as clowns while working. Refreshments are offered, but deciding to not eat Bernice Hoffenbridle’s cookies might be the best decision
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FINAL EXAM DESTINATION
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By James Rayfield
Cast: 7 - 9 plus an ensemble group
Script: 25 pages
It is final exam time—again!—at Standardized Testing Senior High School, and Christie is feeling less than solid about her English final. Her friends, Bobby – a snack-o-holic, and Val, her BFF, are much less concerned until Christie’s vision of the horrible outcome of the test (shown in a slow-motion action sequence which uses “uns
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GINGERBREAD MAN GETS SCHOOLED
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By Patrick Rainville Dorn
Cast: 6 m, 7 w, additional cast possible
Script: 26 pages
The dashing, fleet-footed Gingerbread Man has gotten loose at Baker Street School, proud home of the Spatula Flippers. Now it’s up to a comical assortment of nerds and cheerleaders to put the bite on him. Principal Linzer Macaroon, cafeteria lady Muffin Topp and janitor Roland Butter enlist science teacher Newton Figg
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DISCOVERING AMELIA
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By Trey Clarkson
Cast: 17: 3 m, 12 w, 2 flex and ensemble cast of 5 or more
Script: 71 pages
Amelia Jones’s life is falling apart. Her father has left, her mother is usually drunk, and her brother, a high school senior before being expelled, must now try to support the family, such as it is. Then there’s Courtney and her posse who are dedicated to bullying Amelia, who finds herself with few friends.
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GRIMM, M.D.: FAIRY TALE DOCTOR
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By Jim and Jane Jeffries
Cast: 12 - 18
Script: 49 pages
The world-renowned fairy tale diagnostician Dr. Grimm is having a very bad day. He’s got twins with type 2 diabetes, a boy the size of a thumb who needs massive doses of growth hormone, a gnome with an identity crisis, a princess with insomnia, and a wolf who needs a grannyectomy. And that’s just in the clinic. Grimm’s main case is a very pale g
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