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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 9/1/2015


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EVERY BABY-SITTER'S NIGHTMARE
By Craig Sodaro
7 m, 10 w
Script: 59 pages
Baby-sitting the three Taylor kids isn't a job, it's a matter of survival of the fittest. They delight in terrorizing their newest sitter, explaining their secluded home is haunted by a ghost, and that an "ax murderer" has just escaped from jail and is heading their way. Adding confusion is a dizzy aunt, who pays a surprise visit; the dad's boss, whom the kids knock out thin
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MEDICI CODE, THE
By Craig Sodaro
6 m, 11 w
Script: 68 pages
When a mysterious old woman named Q slips tickets for a trip to Medici Castle to Lucy Lyons, she feels compelled to go there. Lucy, a classical scholar and cryptologist who is temporarily caring for her nieces and nephew, Emmy, Jess, and Ben, is intrigued by the remote, historical hotel. But the tour group they are with is strange, and soon one of the tourists suddenly disapp
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ALL'S FAIR
By Pat Cook
11 m, 13 w (with doubling 4 m, 5 w)
Script: 68 pages
It is time again for the county fair in Flat Rock, Texas! In between the jelly judging, local politicin' and some extraordinary spoon playing, folks can see "Nature's Boo-Boos," an exhibit where teenager Tommy Rogers feels right at home, especially when he tries to do "Shakespeare in the Park"! Meanwhile, the Ladies' Auxiliary is hoping to collect funds
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CRY OF THE PEACOCK
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 child abuse case. She re
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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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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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JUST ANOTHER SNOW DAY
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 an invitation from
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ATTACK OF THE LAKE PEOPLE
By Pat Cook
5 m, 5 w
Script: 64 pages
"I wish just once we could have a family get-together without somebody getting tied up!" This plaintive request, yelled at the top of her lungs by Aunt Clarise, gives you a pretty good idea of how family reunions go for this particular gang. Peri has taken her husband Graham to the family lake house to finally meet the clan. And Graham was looking forward to it. That is, until
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ATTACK OF THE POM-POM ZOMBIES
By Stephen Murray
7 m, 16 w, 5 flexible, extras
Script: 40 pages
It's the 1960s, a big nuclear blast to the past! School's out for the summer, and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. Their favorite hangout is Barnacle Betty's Surf Club, which happens to be right next door to the evil Ivana Ratnik's nuclear power plant. But ooops! Cindy Sue, the head cheerleader, accidentally g
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THAT'LL LEARN YA!
By Eddie McPherson
2 m, 2 w, 10 flexible,
optional washboard band and townspeople
Script: 52 pages
The little Western town of Possum Trot has been under a gypsy spell for two hundred years, a spell that turned the whole village into nincompoops who are so clueless they sweep with the wrong end of a broom and put themselves in jail. They've never been smart enough to progress with the rest of the world. Seymour Justi
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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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FIRST IN LINE...
By Rob Frankel
Flexible cast of 20 (min. 5 m, 5 w)
Script: 80 pages
Remember your first day of high school, your first zit, your first blind date? Relive them all with this collection of 15 scenes ranging from the sadness of encountering one's first taste of prejudice to that wonderfully primal feeling of being first in line! And to glue the scenes together is the ultimate high-brow poet. This play will provide your
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TECH WEEK
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 the laser gun (affectio
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POE-DUNKED
By Burton Bumgarner
6 or more flexible characters
Script: 43 pages
Twelve short scenes depict events in the life of Edgar Allan Poe -- or how his life might have been in today's world! Some of the more popular tales are represented: "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a police investigation; "The Cask of Amontillado" is a Jerry Springer-type TV show; and "The Masque of the Red Death" has a group of Hollywood types hiding out in
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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Adapted by Bill Springer
12 to 14 flexible parts
Script: 27 pages
All the familiar characters from the classic fairy tale are here but with a little bit of a modern-day twist, including gullible, inquisitive Jack and his poor mother; a smart, determined cow; the magical egg-laying goose; and a not-so-scary Giant and his wife. Children will be laughing out loud when Jack's cow refuses to be sold and is constantly chased
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CHRISTMAS CAROL W/APOLOGIES
CHRISTMAS CAROL W/APOLOGIES
By W. Beau Christian
Flexible cast
Script: 13 pages
Abigail Scrooge, the epitome of the school marm, doesn't care about Christmas or all the homework she's assigned over the holiday, UNTIL the ghost of Josephine Marley haunts her along with the spirits of assignments past, present and future. The play spoofs not only the original classic, but also schools and teachers. Easy to produce. One act.
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BACHELOR'S CHRISTMAS FAMIL
BACHELOR'S CHRISTMAS FAMIL
By Sherry Roseberry
2 m, 8 w (doubling possible) 1 b, 1 g, and carolers
Script: 17 pages
This turn-of-the-century Christmas is going to be a white one for bachelor Robert Kelley: white because his white lie has caught up with him! His boss, who only hires family men, wants to meet Robert's wife and kids. Robert decides to rent a family but has to disqualify several zany applicants. He is desperate until he spies swee
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CONNING KIRBY
--JUST RELEASED--
By Michal Jacot
Cast: 4m, 3w.
Script: 69 pages
Ray Chambers is a sales executive whose company invests in small businesses to franchise them. His target this time is surly Kirby Muldoon, the owner of Kirby's Pizzeria. Kirby has taken a vacation to a mountaintop lodge to work on his anger management. Ray, with the help of his fiancée Julie and his woman-crazy assistant Tony, schemes to win over Kirby.
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HALF FROZEN
--JUST RELEASED--
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
--JUST RELEASED--
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
--JUST RELEASED--
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
--JUST RELEASED--
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
--JUST RELEASED--
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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GRIMM, M.D.: FAIRY TALE DOCTOR
--JUST RELEASED--
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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