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Play planning for your student theatre group?
21 Oct

Play planning for your student group?
Whether you're finally heading back to the theatre, back to school or planning next year's program, we're here to help you find the play that fits your group. For cast sizes great and small, there's something for every student company.

Anne Washburn
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy, Experimental, Contemporary, The Future
Cast: 3M, 5F
What will endure when the cataclysm arrives -- when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we're faced with the task of rebuilding?

Our Town
Thornton Wilder
Full Length Play, Drama, 1900-1910
Cast: 17M, 7F
"While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American." - Edward Albee

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
Full Length Play, Period, Comedy, 16th Century / Elizabethan
Cast: 14M, 2F
"Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air." - The New York Times

And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
Full Length Play, Drama, Mystery/Thriller, 1940s / WWII, Contemporary
Cast: 8M, 3F
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one, they are accused of murder. One by one, they start to die!

Nick Payne
Full Length Play, Drama
Cast: 1M, 1F
One relationship. Infinite possibilities. A play about free will and friendship; it's about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey.

Top Girls
Caryl Churchill
Full Length Play, Drama, Contemporary, 1980s
Cast: 7F
"A blistering yet sympathetic look at women who achieve success by adopting the worst traits of self made men... Truly original." - The New York Times

Puffs (Two-Act Edition)
Matt Cox
Full Length Play, Comedy, Contemporary
Cast: 5M, 5F, 1M or F
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Puffs (One-Act Edition)   Puffs (Two-Act for Young Wizards)     Puffs (One-Act for Young Wizards)

She Kills Monsters
Qui Nguyen
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
Cast: 3M, 6F
"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." The New York Times
She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition 

The Wolves
Sarah DeLappe
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Contemporary
Cast: 10F
"CRITIC'S PICK "The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe." - The New York Times

Cloud Nine
Caryl Churchill
Full Length Play, Comedy, Victorian (British and American), Contemporary, 1980s
Cast: 4M, 3F
Written for Joint Stock, this theatre company's workshop for the play was 'sexual politics', thus giving Caryl Churchill the idea for her parallel between colonial and sexual oppression.

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