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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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The Amateur Killer by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length murder mystery thriller with multiple endings.
SynopsisTheatre director Daniel is letting his personal history with Lucas affect their relationship as he directs the production of Adieu in the local Dramatic Society. But it’s his knowledge of Lucas’ affair with Natalie that will lead to murder.
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Carrie's Lions by Amelia Armande
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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Chance Encounters by Jamesine Cundell Walker
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Can be played with a different cast in every scene, or with the same cast throughout.
Run TimeAround 76 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play comprised of nine connected playlets with a single (park bench) setting.
SynopsisNine encounters take place on a park bench during the course of a day in September. Some are dramatic, some comedic.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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Country Fried Murder by Judy Klass
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLead sheets for 8 country song fragments (the input to the songwriting workshop at the heart of the script) are included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA murder mystery play in two acts with a single set. The play incorporates unfinished songs written by the characters.
SynopsisThe Colorado Rockies, 2006. Martha is the organiser of a songwriting seminar, and has hired well-known country musician Kyle Samperson to be the mentor. Kyle's treatment of his students turns out to be as controversial as his patriotic anthem about the Iraq war. The steak's not the only thing that ends up fried.
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Detention by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. One character should be older than the rest of the cast.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for teenage actors, with a divided stage set.
SynopsisThere's been a minor fire in the school Science Lab, and now a group of students find themselves in Detention Hall - until the Principal has spoken to them all and discovered who is behind it. They learn more about each other than the fire.
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Donegal Calling by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Six on-stage characters, five off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama in a single set (which needs only furniture).
SynopsisRoisin and Johnny, strangers, are thrown together one evening in the busy foyer of a hotel. They share a bottle of wine and conversation brings out major events in their lives. Both had fallen in love - both relationships ended tragically, for very different reasons - but Donegal keeps calling them back. One year later in the same hotel, the same busy foyer, they meet again as friends. More information about past events comes to light - enough to clear the way to give them a future together?
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