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New Scripts!

These scripts are in various stages of pre-publication, and I may be able to send you a free perusal or license them directly to you! Read more about each script below and contact me at tracywellsplaywright@gmail.com for more information!  

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Aesop Live!

Time: 75-80 min full length or 35 minute one act

Cast: 10-50+ any gender

 

Aesop’s Fables have never been told like this! Join two narrators as they take the audience on a wild ride through some of the greatest stories in ancient history! From well known classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to lesser known stories like “The Two Pots” and “The Thirsty Pigeon”, these fast paced fables get foibled as the narrators try and keep the show from running off the rails. With fun segments like “Ani-Mania!”, “The Fable Zone” and “Who’s Moral is it Anyway?” and hilarious characters like Moral Marty, (whose name is really Steve), Hermes, (race reporter and game show host), and Deputy Dubious, (keeping the streets safe from Questionable Morals), your actors and your audience will be rolling in the aisles, ‘cause in AESOP LIVE! there’s nothing slow and steady about these fables!

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Hot Lunch

Time: 45 minutes 

Cast: 6-30+ any gender

 

The school cafeteria….a mid day gathering place for fun, friendship, and…mystery meat? In this hilarious collection of scenes, we’ll take you back to the lunchroom, where the only thing goofier than the glop served in the lunch line are the students themselves—from a counterfeit cookie salesman in “Sugar-Coated,” to a hungry horse-masked thespian in “Eat Like A Horse,” to an egg bouncing agitator in “Rotten Eggs,” these scenes and more will fill your audience with funny and have them coming back for seconds!

***Note that this script is now under a publishing contract with Stage Partners, who will handle all licensing requests at this time.  If you would like a free perusal, you can still obtain one from me by using the email address above.

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Totally Murder!

Time: 90 minutes 

Cast: 5 F, 2M, 16+ any gender (can be expanded with additional Shoppers)

 

“It’s the 1980s, and the food court at the Valley View Mall is bustling with all the usual suspects…the majorly glam rich kids with money to burn, the valley girls with their big hair and even bigger mouths, the health conscious aerobics instructor, the kinda scary punk rocker, the spazzy geek who’s in love with the quirky social outcast, the Madonna wanna-be, the nosy mall walker, and the trouble making skater boy with the gnarly moves. And of course there’s the people stuck wearing the silly unforms as they dish out ice cream, hot dogs, and all manner of greasy foods. But when the automatic doors to the food court stop working and the owner of the new pizza restaurant, Sarranos’s, falls down dead, things get totally heinous! It’s up to an enthusiastic mall security guard to figure out who’s guilty before the killer wigs out and claims another victim!”

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The Night Before Christmas

Time: 45 minutes 

Cast: 2 F, 2M, 22+ any gender (can be expanded)

 

"‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house…” We’ve all heard the familiar opening to one of the most beloved holiday poems in history. But while we know Papa’s version of events from that fateful Christmas Eve we haven’t heard from anyone else…until now! In this comedic retelling of the classic poem, everyone gets a chance to tell their story—from a stir crazy mouse to a group of dancing sugarplums to Ma and the Children and even Santa Claus himself! And there’s some new faces too, including a nosey neighbor, a delivery driver, Mrs. Claus and the elves. This easy to stage, large cast one act comedy gives everyone in your cast a moment to shine while sharing the magic and wonder of Christmas Eve with your audience.”

***Note that this script is now under a publishing contract with Pioneer Drama Service, who will handle all licensing requests at this time.  If you would like a free perusal, you can still obtain one from me by using the email address above.

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Whistle Stop

Time: 75 minutes 

Cast: 1 F, 13+ any gender (can be expanded)

 

“The regulars at the Whistle Stop diner know there’s nothing in life that can’t be fixed by a hot cup of coffee and a warm slice of apple pie, even if presidential candidates prefer to stop at the nearby Gold Star Cafe while on their campaign tour. So when a cold front freezes the pipes at the Gold Star, the diners at the Whistle Stop scramble to prepare for an unexpected visit from the latest presidential hopeful. But as pressures mount, and the stakes are raised, tension and misunderstanding threaten to divide this small town, putting the candidate’s visit, and the community as a whole, in jeopardy.

Whistle Stop is a story about people, not politics, that uses humor and heart to gently examine societal friction through the lens of a small town while ultimately reminding us that at the end of the day it’s not what divides us, but what brings us together that makes us a nation.”

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Full of Beans

Time: 40 minutes 

Cast: 1 M, 10 F, 14+ any gender (can be doubled and expanded)

 

Jack (Jackie) Beans is on trial and it’s up to your audience to determine if he’s guilty or innocent! In this madcap courtroom comedy, Jack and his lawyer, B.B. Wolf, go head to head with Mrs. Helga Giant and her lawyer, R.R. Hood, live on The Storybook Court (cue the theme music!) to determine if Jack is guilty of stealing the Giants’ gold, goose, and harp, or if it was all a big misunderstanding. With plenty of well known fairytale characters as witnesses and members of the jury, it’s anyone’s guess as to how this trial will end up. But when one of the jurors falls asleep, the audience must step in and vote to determine Jack’s fate! Includes two different endings for each possible outcome.

***Note that this script is now under a publishing contract with Pioneer Drama Service, who will handle all licensing requests at this time.  If you would like a free perusal, you can still obtain one from me by using the email address above.

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Eclipse

Time: 75 minutes 

Cast: 2 M, 5 F, 25+ any gender (can be easily doubled to a much smaller cast)

 

In the late morning hours of May 10, 1994, the moon travelled a path across the sky, encountering the sun and eventually blocking out its light for one brief moment, creating an eclipse. But down below, in cities all across the United States, from Roswell, New Mexico to St. Louis, Missouri, to Bangor, Maine and everywhere in between, people had encounters of their own…encounters with friends and enemies, encounters with love and loss, encounters with…aliens? Against the backdrop of an eclipse, this vignette style play is comprised of twelve scenes, each named after an iconic song from the early 1990s. From a possible meeting with an extra-terrestrial in “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…” to the dawn of the internet in “Whoomp! There It Is”, to a Romeo and Juliet encounter between a doctor and a window washer in “Come To My Window”, to coping with the death of a grunge icon…and a friendship in “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” to an unlikely friendship between a troubled teen and a homeless person in “Under The Bridge”, these scenes and more use humor and heart to remind us that as we forge our own path in life, it’s our quest to be better humans that will eclipse all.

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Myth-Guided

Time: 90 minutes but can be cut to any length by removing scenes

Cast: 8-19+ M, 10-19+ F, 9-12+ any gender

 

“Welcome to the Bernie Sheckles Fun-tastic tour of Athens, Greece where the most important rule is to have fun! That’s what a group of wacky tourists signed up for as Bernie shows them around a sculpture garden filled with statues depicting famous Greek myths. But what they didn’t sign up for is a mischievous god by the name of Hermes, who has come all the way from Mount Olympus to play a little trick on the tourists, bringing each one of the sculptures to life!

This easy to stage play celebrates several well known stories from Greek Mythology, including Persephone and the Seasons, Echo and Narcissus, Arachne the Weaver, Pandora’s Box, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Apollo and Clytie, Perseus and Medusa, and Orpheus and Eurydice. Similar to a vignette style, each scene “comes to life” telling their epic tales, while an underlying story of a zany group of tourists making their way through a Greek sculpture garden ties them all together. Perfect for a main stage show, one act competitions, or in collaboration with English Lit teachers, this flexible, large cast play will delight audiences and actors alike. “

***Note that this script is now under a publishing contract with Stage Partners, who will handle all licensing requests at this time.  If you would like a free perusal, you can still obtain one from me by using the email address above.

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