Play Review

Stealing Home

Playwright: Pat Cook Royalties: Dramatic Publishing Synopsis: You can’t judge a book by it’s cover!” Cecil tells Officer Doughberg as he tries to explain why he and his partner, Pug, were caught in a funeral home in the middle of the night. He figures to confuse the policeman with fast talk and mumbo jumbo. Actually, they… Read more »

Rumplestiltskin

Adapted by: Jack Neary Royalties: Playwright directly jack@jacknearyonline.com Synopsis: This is a truly nutty and funny adaptation of the classic fairy tale, with a great, great role for a comic actor as the lead. Again, the Misdirected Theatre is involved, with Margaret, Ozzie, Larry, Cynthia, Jason and Warren the UPS guy all participating. This time, though, there’s… Read more »

High School Confidential

Book: Dan Ahearn & Janet Reed Music & Lyrics: Russ Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth Royalties: Dramatic Publishing Synopsis: Take a group of high-school students waiting at the bus stop on a Monday morning after a crazy weekend and watch the hilarity and anxiety explode due to unreturned texts from a girlfriend, parental pressures, friendship tensions, fashion… Read more »

Dorothy Meets Alice

Book & Lyrics: Joseph Robinette Music: Karl Jurman Royalties: Dramatic Publishing Synopsis: Two of literature’s most unforgettable young ladies get mixed up together in a magical meeting that produces hilarious results as the audience becomes reacquainted with a cast of familiar characters and sees them in a new light: the Cowardly Lion, the White Rabbit, the… Read more »

A Heart Divided

Playwrights: Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld Royalties: Dramatic Publishing Synopsis: The Confederate flag. A historical icon or a racist symbol? This thought-provoking and gripping play sheds new light on a controversy that continues to divide our national heart. When Kate’s liberal-minded family moves from New York City’s suburbs to a small town outside of Nashville, Kate… Read more »

Anne Frank & Me

Playwright: Cherie Bennett Royalties: Dramatic Publishing Synopsis: This multiple national award-winning new American classic, which was a hit in New York, is about the awakening of a modern teen Holocaust denier. Nicole Burns doubts the truth and cares even less, but ultimately comes face-to-face with the hell of the Holocaust, and—in an extraordinary sequence—meets Anne Frank… Read more »

Dracula

Adapted by: William McNulty Royalties: Playscripts Synopsis: Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists. Culminating in a wild and shocking confrontation between the King of Vampires and… Read more »

ReEntry

Playwrights: Emily Ackerman & KJ Sanchez Royalties: Playscripts Synopsis: An unflinching look at the lives of Marines getting ready for and returning from combat, ReEntry is a docudrama exploration of the relationships between Marines and the civilians they fight for overseas and must contend with when they return home. Honest, moving, and surprisingly funny, this play is based… Read more »

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Playwright: Don Zolidis Royalties: Playscripts Synopsis: The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form… Read more »

A Christmas Carol: The Radio Play

Adapted by : Joe Landry Music by: Kevin Connors Royalties: Playscripts Synopsis: 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… Read more »