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The Roommate

Playwright: Jen Silverman Rights: Samuel French Synopsis: Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life… Read more »

Pocatello

Playwright: Samuel D. Hunter Rights: Samuel French Synopsis: Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello – a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough Soup, Salad & Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel… Read more »

Change

Playwright: Michael SladeRights: Playscripts Synopsis: In 1964, three high school valedictorians reflect on the one recent event none of them will ever forget — the assassination of President Kennedy. In early 2002, a middle school student becomes convinced that Al-Qaida terrorists lurk in the midst of his sleepy small town. And on November 5th, 2008, two young… Read more »

The Language Archive

Playwright: Julia Cho Rights: Dramatists Play Service Synopsis: George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his… Read more »

In Love and Warcraft

Playwright: Madhuri Shekar Royalties: Samuel French Synopsis: Evie Malone – gamer girl, college senior, and confirmed virgin – has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend; she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who’ve screwed up their relationships…. Read more »

Elemeno Pea

Playwright: Molly Smith Metzler Royalties: Samuel French Synopsis: When Devon visits Simone for an end-of-summer sibs fest on Martha’s Vineyard, she finds her little sister changed beyond recognition. As personal assistant to wealthy and demanding trophy wife Michaela Kell, Simone enjoys a lavish beachfront lifestyle that these girls never could have imagined growing up in… Read more »

The Book Club Play

Playwright: Karen Zacarias Rights: Dramatic Publishing Synopsis: Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes… Read more »

Marie Antoinette

Playwright: David Adjmi Rights: Samuel French Synopsis: How’s a queen to keep her head in the middle of a revolution? Marie Antoinette delights and inspires her French subjects with her three-foot tall wigs and extravagant haute couture. But times change and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. in the humorous and haunting Marie… Read more »

Don’t Drink the Water

Playwright: Woody Allen Rights: Samuel French Synopsis: A cascade of comedy and a solid hit on Broadway, this affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist – a caterer by trade – and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of… Read more »

Dot

Playwright: Colman Domingo Rights: Samuel French Synopsis: In the Shealy house, Christmas means a time for family gatherings. Only this holiday, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than the holiday spirit in mind. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her failing memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and… Read more »