Subgenre

Mystery/Thriller

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Ashland Falls

by Steven Stack

Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?

  • About 90 minutes
  • 3 M + 11 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 82 pages

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The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Who lies at the bottom of the lake? An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Multiple Locations
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

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Camel Dung and Cloves

by Dara Murphy

Sara enjoys tea parties. But camel dung and cloves are two things that should never end up on the table. The twists never stop coming in this play.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 15 pages

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The Date

by Steven Stack

Demons on a date are never good.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

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David and Delaney's Guide to the Perfectly Nifty Prom

by Steven Stack

David and Delaney have been planning for the perfectly nifty prom since they were 6, and everything was going according to plan... until Delaney died. Will the day be saved by a well-manicured ancient burial ground?

  • About 13 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Dead Men Don't Carry Handbags

by Allison Williams

Real life and fiction collide as radio show detective Steve Powell finds himself in the middle of a hot handbag case in cold blood. Will his fake detective skills win the day?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 9 M + 5 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

by Allison Williams

Put together a SFX crew and bring the radio sounds to life.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

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Dead Men Don't Jaywalk

by Allison Williams

A dead body jaywalks in front of radio-star-turned-movie-star detective Steve Powell. When a lady friend gets the blame, Steve puts himself on the case.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Dracula

adapted by Laramie Dean from Bram Stoker

A highly theatrical exploration of the evil that lurks inside all of us…

  • About 100 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 3 Any Gender, plus Nosferatu and Assorted Monsters
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 100 pages

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Frankenstein Among the Dead

adapted by Laramie Dean from the novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Thunder and lightning tear apart the night sky while two young women explore the story of Frankenstein

  • About 95 minutes
  • 8 M + 7 W + 8 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 81 pages

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Free - Version 1

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 10 W + 3 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

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Free - Version 2

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed. More parts for girls in Version 2.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 40 pages

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The Fried Kobassa

by J. Robert Wilkins

A girl-heavy wacky camp comedy that centres on some missing luncheon meat.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 9 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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The Girl on the Side of the Road

by Steven Stack

Cal and Jane end up stranded on a dark and lonely road. They make the unfortunate decision of helping a girl who only wants to get home to Mother.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 8 M + 12 W + 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 57 pages

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The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge

by J. Robert Wilkins

Things start to go awry when four teens show up at a haunted lodge for their prom. A determined ghost could make this the most bizarre night ever.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

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Heirlooms

by Steven Stack

Tara and Dane find themselves in possession of the legendary “hook hand” and learn that “finders keepers” is not always what it’s cracked up to be.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Horror Movie 101: Failing Can Be Deadly

by Steven Stack

A collection of five hauntingly humorous tales.

  • About 55 minutes
  • 5 M + 16 W, double and triple casting possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 53 pages

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Isolation

by Steven Stack

Karen wants to have one more get together with her sister and some of their friends before she graduates. But an unexpected (and unseen) guest is waiting for all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 5 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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A Lighter Shade of Noir

by Patrick Derksen

A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 62 pages

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The Merrie Christmas Show

by Lindsay Price

A group of lively travelling players take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. Flexible casting, and audience participation.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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Moonscape to Treescape

by Craig Mason

An environmental fable about a city that destroys its natural beauty in order to support its only industry.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

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The One

by Steven Stack

A group of friends end up at a haunted house, in a room that may or may not actually exist, where they’re faced with a decision that could doom one of them... or all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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The Plucky Pie Murder

by Dara Murphy

The star quarterback has been charged with murdering the mascot and a farce of a trial ensues. The audience plays the jury in this black comedy.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 8 M + 4 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allan Poe

A vivid and theatrical adaptation of some of Poe's best known works. Multi length versions to fit every performance need.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 W + 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 51 pages

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Teen Plays for Inclusive Classrooms

by Dara Murphy

Two royalty-free plays for your inclusive classroom

  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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