MAKING GOD LAUGH
Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home over the course of thirty year’s worth of holidays. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up.
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. Complete with vintage comercials, this spooky, exciting piece is perfect for any space, large or small.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
The beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast.
An embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his accountant in a cheap motel room, while two undercover cops record the conversation next-door. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.
MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
The Nowaks have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Granpa in his barbershop! But a deathbed confession begins to unravel the legend, and the family’s faith is shaken to the core.
EMMA! A POP MUSICAL
Based on Jane Austin’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry!
CYRANO DE BURGERSHACK: A POP MUSICAL
An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, this rollicking musical features hit contemporary pop songs that will have audiences cheering.
Religion, identity, sex… and raptors! Triasic Parq is a raucous retelling of that famous dinosaur-themed film, this time seen from the dino’s point of view. Chaos is unleashed on their not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male!
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)
Instead of performing Charles Dicken’s holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — and then some. A madcap romp through the holiday season!
THE TIN WOMAN
After recieving a heart transplant, Jessica is unsure if she truly deserves a second chance. At a friend’s urging, she tracks down the family of her donor. But are they ready to accept their son’s death? Based on a true story.
FRANKENSTEIN: A NEW MUSICAL
With earnest ballads and soaring ensemble numbers, this compelling new musical brings the suspense and romance of the classic tale to life in a uniquely faithful, yet thoroughly innovative adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original novel.
The true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a housekeeper of a high-ranking Nazi officer who hid 12 Jewish workers in the basement of the commander’s house.
IS HE DEAD?
Everyone knows that only dead painters achieve fame and fortune. In order to escape debtor’s prison and save the love of his life, Marie Leroux, Jean-Francois Millet must fake his death. But now, he must find a way to return to life and marry Marie.
JACK'S PRECIOUS MOMENT
A video of Iraqi insurgents beheading Jack Lewis has just been released all over the internet, and his fundementalist Christian family is now tasked with fending off the media while they grieve. With the help of a teardrop-eyed angel and a carnie named Chuck, they struggle to understand exactly what...
MURDER IN THE FIRST
In 1941, a bold young lawyer argues that an Alcatraz prisoner cannot be held responsible for the murder of his fellow inmate due to the brutality visited upon him during three years of solitary confinement.
Inspired by true events, this hilarious and heart-wrenching play centures on Trevor, a 200-pound chimpanzee, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly. At least not on purpose.
SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS
Barb wants to get rid of her things, but her husband Bob keeps replacing everything. Donna wants Carla Carla to marry her, but Carla doesn’t like that Donna smokes. Nick goes on a date to the beach with a shark, and tries not to sleep with the shark too fast....
This Broadway adaptation of Ibsen’s timeless drama presents a sympathetic, yet striking and powerful, Hedda in the classic tale of her struggle to find a means of escape from a loveless, ordinary existence.
One winter night, a woman bakes a pie as a girl tries to finish her college essay. Adoption, divorce, loss, and fear breaks through the surface as the two women grapple with the past as they face an uncertain future.
KURT VONNEGUT'S SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel, this satirical and horrifying anti-war story carries a unique poignancy–and humor.
Based on the brilliant and razor-sharp letters of Dalton Trumbo, this is the story of how the legendary screenwriter took on COngress, Hollywood, and the Red Scare–and won.
In this new adaptation of Strindberg’s classic, the mistress of the house and her servant battle each other in a struggle for power and escape, using everything in their arsenals from sex to money.
SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL
Dewey Frye is dead, and his wife Dorothy is left behind to pick up the pieces and hold her family together. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Frye family is no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family — Southern Style.
TWO POINT OH
Elliot Leeds is dead — or is he? After the death of a pioneering software mogul, his grief-stricken widow discovers his greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself. “Elliot 2.0” is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. The question is…is he alive?
A family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch’s funeral. At turns hilarious and disturbing, the devastating impact of the man on his family is revealed in unexpected ways.
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
Gil is a loser. But the rooster he’s been secretly training (and drugging) is about to change all of that. Odysseus Rex aka “Odie” is the baddest barnyard bird there is. But will victory and revenge reveal the delicious spoils he anticipates?
Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades are on a mission to rid the world of the prodoundly evil Count Dracula. An action-packed and blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror.
I AND YOU
Very athletic, sensitive, and popular Anthony and quick, sardonic, and terminally ill Caroline are brought together are brought together for an English assignment. As they let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together.
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead. Tuneful songs and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop before their time unexpectedly runs out.
WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET
Jessica is shocked to learn she’s been cast as Hamlet, and her stress is compounded by her insulting acting teacher, her distracted niece, and angry calls from her nemesis, Sir Patrick Stewart.
MISS NELSON IS MISSING
Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears and is replaced by the evil substitute Viola Swamp, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson, and they’ll do anything to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back!
A TIME TO KILL
In this gripping adaptation of the John Grisham novel, a Southern community finds itself split after a father takes vengeance on the men who committed an atrocious crime against his daughter.
It’s 1942 at the Palm Beach Royale Hotel, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have somehow been assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and...
Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old-boy who lives on a farn with his chain-smoking Nana, and only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. A bitterly funny explortion of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body.
Jason has just been hired at Legacy Letters to help clients craft the perfect suicide note. But he seems to have his own agenda… A subversive, darkly comic play about opportunism and that elusive thing called redemption.
A MAP OF VIRTUE
A Map of Virtue is a symmetrical play guided by a bird statue, pivoting around an encounter with and dissection of evil. Part interview, part comedy, part middle-night-middle-forest horror story.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS
There are two sides to every story and the long-surpressed account of the Big Bad Wolf is finally brought to light in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century. Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big ‘n Bad in this hit musical for the entire family.
PHOEBE IN WINTER
When three brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Pheobe, demanding reparations. As Phoebe’s presence changes the very structure of the family, a war that was once far away now threatens to...
SEX A.K.A WEINERS AND BOOBS
Jack Greenberg is the new sheriff of Teaneck, New Jersey. Unfortunately, the corrupt town is run by Tad Theaterman and his legion of hookers and gigolos. Will Jack save Teaneck, get the girl, and defeat Tad? Or will the wieners and boobs prevail?!
SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN
It’s Friday night in 1995 and Monday morning homeroom is a million miles away. Six over-stimulated, under-supervised high school students are gathered in Margot’s basement to meet her mysterious boyfriend from summer camp — though none of them have seen a picture of him and he has yet to show...
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly dast-paced and engaging new adaptation. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make...
OVER THE TAVERN
When 12-year-old Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed, he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion, all hell breaks loose in the Pazinski family. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up, and God.
Julie, an aspiring college dropout, and John, her father’s intern, accidently meet at a kink play party in New York City. With ambitions bared, knives out, and sex an open question, their encounter pushes them both further than they’d ever thought they’d go.
OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES
Jewish humor is everyone’s humor, and the laughs never stop in this something-for-everyone New York hit. Learn why “kvelling is better than kvetching” in this gleeful ode to humor that will have you laughing till you plotz
This musical follows the journey of the young Mary O’Brien, a shy Irish schoolgirl, as she falls in love with American soul music and transforms herself one of the most influential soul singers of all time: Dusty Springfield.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, this rock-and-roll musical follows the Brooklyn record store owner Rob on his journey of self-discovery and heartbreak as he struggles to win back his sweatheart Laura.
NEVERMORE -- THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a unique and wildly theatrical musical play combining haunting music and poetic storytelling to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). A literary rock star in his day, Poe...
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
The Herdman are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, they cheat, they bully little kids, and smoke smelly cigars. There is only one place in town where you will never see the Herdmans––church. This all changes when Charlie Bradley brags that his Sunday school offers...
It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical
Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a...
The Twelve Dates of Christmas
After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary’s life falls apart — just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can...
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun...
A year after graduating high school, four best friends reconnect on their old school’s football field. Will has called the boys together with a mission: to hack into the sprinkler system so that it goes off when the jocks who bullied them in high school take the field for a...
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional — and actual — cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful...
Jeeves in Bloom
The peaceful English countryside may never be the same after Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet, Jeeves, pay a visit. What starts as a plan to pair tongue-tied, amphibian-loving Augustus Fink-Nottle and fanciful, poetry-loving Madeline Basset quickly goes awry. Soon, Bertie is fending off Madeline’s amorous advances, reluctantly participating in...
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her...
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take...
The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script
Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this...
Alice in Slasherland
When young Lewis Diaz accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth. Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it’s up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates...
Off the Main Road
As the second wave of feminism crests in America, the elegant but emotionally-fragile Faye Garrit seeks refuge from her husband, a former professional baseball player, by checking into a run-down resort on the outskirts of St. Louis, with her 17-year-old daughter. The future for mother and daughter may look hazy,...
Award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the interconnected stories of Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist who marched for voting rights at Selma in 1965 and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. One actress plays both roles.
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
Junie B. Jones is not a crook–or is she? Something terrible happened at school! And it’s called someone stole her new black furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because Finders Keepers Losers Weepers. And guess...
This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children’s book by Eileen Spinelli, Wanda’s Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children’s recording...
Erin and Paul have just gotten married and couldn’t be more excited. Ron and Diane have been married for years and aren’t so excited anymore. Poignant and hilarious by turns, “Married Alive!” uses a series of vignettes to affectionately explore the adventure of marriage. From honeymooning to “honey-not-tonight,” from couples’...
Penny Morgan, single and 32, feels her Mom, Kay, widowed and living alone, is letting life pass her by. Things change quickly, though, when Kay agrees to take private Italian lessons with a very charming and attractive teacher, Fiore Benedetto. When the lessons blossom into “something more,” Penny, a lawyer...
Clark Gable Slept Here
As one of the silver screen’s brightest stars charms his way through the Golden Globe Awards, his staff tries to figure out what to do with the dead male prostitute on the bedroom floor of his hotel suite. A jet-black satire on what it means to be a “man” in...
What A Glorious Feeling!
This new musical brings to life the little known behind-the-scenes story of the tempestuous love triangle between Hollywood legends Gene Kelley, Stanley Donen and their assistant Jeanne Coyne during the creation of the greatest movie musical of all time “Singing in the Rain.” Long time close friends and collaborators, Kelley and...
Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison — what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government...
Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation, or at least, a voice of a generation. But being a “little woman” in 1800s New England is just so hard, you know? Showing the world of the beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO’s hit series...
Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Only Holmes can solve the case,...
Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror
A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day — Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving,...
A Happy End
The Erdmanns’ life in Berlin is tinged with denial. Not only does acclaimed physicist Mark refuse to admit that his marriage to Leah is coming apart at the seams, but it’s also 1932, and the Erdmanns are Jewish. Family friend Dieter urges them to heed the signs of impending danger...
And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
The early life and times of the boy who’d become the man known as Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Clay Jr. in Louisville, KY, during the era of Jim Crow segregation, this swift and energetic historical drama explores his unlikely entrance into the ring. It depicts the ways in which communities...
When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the controversy mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter...
This Is Modern Art
Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, Chicago graffiti artists set out night after night to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the...
This brings a dark comic edge to this psychological suspense thriller, in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these characters must navigate the cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas to decide for themselves...
Dead and Breathing
A cranky old cancer patient who just wants to die already does everything she can to convince her hospice caregiver to assist her suicide. Which, hilariously enough, turns out to be a lot.
dEAD dOG pARK
In this tautly written and riveting drama, a white police officer is accused of pushing an African-American teenage boy out of a window during a police chase. The effects of a tragic incident can, in a moment, forever redefine the lives of all those intimately connected to it. This relevant tale...
It’s risky, it’s funny, it’s a fast-paced comedy about life and show business. Welcome to Sam’s improv workshop, where a richly-drawn cast of characters with different goals and big personalities come to play, laugh, flirt, fight, uncover secrets, and ultimately learn how to become an ensemble, performing their own improvised...
Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act
DRINKING HABITS 2: Caught in the Act is a comedy/farce in two acts and a sequel to DRINKING HABITS (also published by Playscripts, Inc.). Sister Augusta and Sister Philamena have grown weary of life in the convent. So when they receive word that an orphanage will be closed down unless the...
The Pirate La Dee Da
La Dee Da’s mystical nanny, helps the princess, disguised as a boy, escape to a pirate ship. There she finds a surrogate dad in Captain Grizzlebeard; an envious nemesis, Nobeard; and a host of ethical dilemmas. Although she has no problem helping the starving pirates steal from her father’s greedy regime, she will not...
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds –but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful...
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public...
When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don’t expect to be so charmed by him — or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity,...