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Earth's Vacation

Author: Maura Kelley
Earth wants to go on vacation because of global warming and turmoil on his planet. Join in and help the planets convince earth to stay in the solar system.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears

Author: Jerrod Bogard
A spoiled diva with fabulous hair learns to be a member of the team (and of a larger, global family) while re-telling her famous story in rock-n-roll fashion. A musical to warm the heart, not the globe.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Little Red and Grandma's Surprise

Author: Michele Miller
An adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood that explores why Little Wolf causes mayhem for Grandma’s birthday.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/29/2014

Many Snows Ago

Author: Midge Guerrera
As winter winds howl outside a Lenape longhouse, an ensemble uses a story theatre approach to share the folklore, history and values of Eastern Woodland Indians.
Content Advisory: None - it is suitable for children and family audiences
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males, 28 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/22/2014

MythUnderstood

Author: No.11 Productions
A farcical, educational survey of Greek mythology.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
9 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/5/2014

One Head Too Many

Author: Edward Einhorn
A fairy tale from another planet in which a princess falls in love with her second head.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

Author: Edward Einhorn
An original Hanukkah play, told in eight scenes, in which a contemporary boy named Jonathan meets the historical Judah Maccabee.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Rose Red

Author: Kelly McAllister
A musical by Kelly McAllister (book and lyrics) and Kari Kraakevik (music), based on the fairy tale Rose Red and Snow White.
Content Advisory: A show for the whole family
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/10/2012

Shua: The Lamb of Freedom

Author: Melanie N. Lee
In ancient Egypt, at the time of Pharaoh and Moses, a Hebrew slave boy falls in love with the lamb intended as his family’s Passover sacrifice.
Content Advisory: This play is for a family audience. Very young or sensitive children might be disturbed by of the sacrifice of the lamb, although it happens offstage.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Sor Juana

Author: Cynthia Cooper
A young Mexican girl born in 1648 at a time when girls are denied education, Juana overcomes innumerable obstacles to follow her dream to read and learn, amazing all around with her abilities as a poet and scholar, and becoming a real-life cultural icon.
Content Advisory: This is a family play, appropriate for young audiences, grades 1-8.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/20/2015

The Gargoyle Garden

Author: Jeff LaGreca
A lonely boy spends his time alone in a decaying rooftop garden where one day he receives an invitation to a strange, raucous moonlit party.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/24/2011

The Raccoon

Author: Dano Madden
The students of Oakwoods High are celebrating their graduation, when the appearance of an old friend forces them to confront their memory of the one day when their desire to get back at the class troublemaker went horribly wrong.
Content Advisory: Intended to be performed by junior high and high school students
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/18/2011

Three Pigs

Author: Michele Miller
An interactive retelling of The Three Pigs who forget to follow the ‘cardinal rules’ of the forest.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/26/2014

Unauthorized Magic in Oz

Author: Edward Einhorn
A modern Oz story about a witch who is breaking the law with her magic, based on Edward Einhorn's modern Oz novels.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/1/2014