COMING SOON!!

New Plays that will be released in the coming months (Release Date Subject to Change)

BEARS by Mark Rigney (Available Feb 1)

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W (1 pre-recorded voice)
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
  • The world is going to hell in a hand-basket, but neither Growl Bear nor Timmy Bear, two grizzlies stuck in a suddenly deserted zoo, have the least idea what a hand-basket might be. What they do know is that their keeper is in tears more often than not, and the treats they used to get from cheerful zoo visitors are long gone. Enter Suzie Wild Bear, a committed loner brought to the zoo for breeding purposes. As the zoo shuts down around them, the three bears form an alliance and escape to the supposed paradise of the wilderness.

COM WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY by H. Russ Brown (Available Feb 1)

  • Cast Size: 8M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance
  • A down-home comedy VERY loosely based on actual people and events!  It is Fall of 1967 in the small town of Texas City, Texas and Dr. Herbert F. Stallworth already has plenty to contend with in getting his new community college off the ground in their temporary quarters in an old dilapidated high school, but an Open House Night for local VIPs with no A/C just before a vital bond election doesn’t make it any easier! Throw in a greedy mayoral candidate, a wily local business owner, a very vocal student senate, a well-meaning custodian and additional pressure from “the powers that be” and you’ve got a hurricane of commotion! But with his trademark wit and affability, Dr. Stallworth navigates the rocky waters in this funny and affectionate mix of fact and fiction. The rest, as they say, is history!
  • FERNANDO by Steven Haworth (Available Feb 1)
  • Cast Size: 2M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Fernando is a farce about tragic people set in Madrid. Zachariah Smythe, assistant professor of art, has come to Madrid to study a painting by Fernando De La Cruz. Zach considers the painting a masterpiece and the painter one of the greatest Spanish artists of the last one hundred years. He is entirely alone in this. Still, Zach is willing to bet everything on an article about this enormous painting. Unfortunately, he has run out of professional chances, the memory of his wife’s suicide preys on him, his time in Madrid is limited, and his sobriety is tenuous. Enter Teresa, a brilliant and beautiful Spanish woman full of secrets and rage. The play explores the conflict between love and art, devotion and submission, and the danger in making men into gods.

FOUL FEAST by Gregory Bray and John Patrick Bray (Available Feb 1)

  • Cast Size: 6M 4W 1M/F or Trained Dog
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Bertrand and Bernard Lavishly invite a group of guests ostensibly to get to know the locals, however it slowly becomes revealed that they may be more interested in creating the right circumstances for ritual sacrifice. If Neil Simon had written Midsommar for Frasier and Niles Crane, the result would be the uproarious farce Foul Feast.

  • HELLMAN v. MCCARTHY By Brian Richard Mori (Available Feb 1)
  • Cast Size: 4M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

HELLMAN v. McCARTHY is based on the greatest literary feud in modern American history.  On January 24, 1980, Mary McCarthy, famed novelist, critic, and memoirist, appeared on The Dick Cavett Show and declared that “every word [Lillian Hellman] writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’”  Hellman went ballistic and sued McCarthy, Dick Cavett, Cavett’s production company, and PBS for libel.  The lawsuit, which spanned more than four years, was the talk of the literary community.  Dick Cavett played himself in the critically acclaimed world premiere at the Abingdon Theatre Company.

THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION By Arthur M. Jolly (Available Feb 1)

  • Cast Size: 2M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

When a young maiden who has never touched a sword learns she must defend her inheritance in a duel, she struggles with a milksop suitor, a servant girl posing as a Prussian fencing master, a Prussian fencing master who thinks he is there to marry her, a stodgy lawyer and her domineering aunt – the finest blade anywhere – to save her house and lands. Like all classic farces, everyone gets the ending they deserve in unexpected ways… but will they be satisfied?

NEUROTIC MONKEYS by Alan Kilpatrick (Available Feb 1)

Cast Size: 3M 4W

Running Time: 90+ minutes

Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Professor Sergei Kaminski, a noted expert on the “Butcher of Minsk” serial murders, champions the release of a man he believes has been falsely charged with the crimes. Opposing him is Major Natasha Baranski, an ambitious police official who is suspicious of the criminologist’s motives. Kaminski’s life begins to unravel when he is approached by the accused’s girlfriend who, believing that Kaminski is the real culprit, creates a fantastic and dangerous plan to free the prisoner. She wants him to commit another Butcher murder – this time on her.

NO BUSINESS LIKE IT By Carl L. Williams (Available Feb 1)

Cast Size: 3M 4W

Running Time: 90+ minutes

Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A frazzled director in rehearsal for a musical finds herself contending with the executive director’s latest dimwitted girlfriend, who can’t sing, the quarrelsome male lead, who can’t quit complaining, and the executive director himself, who can’t stop interfering. His uncle, the owner of the theater, begins to wonder if the show really must go on. Music is forgotten when confusion takes the stage, as theater staff and cast members clash in pursuit of art, commerce, and romance.

  • WOMEN AT A WINDOW, MEN ON A BENCH by Glenn Alterman (Available Feb 1)
  • Cast Size: Variable
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

THE SEALING OF CEIL (2M 2W)

There has been a bloody murder in Ceil’s apartment building. This terrifies Ceil, an abused, lonely housewife. She is befriended by a neighbor, Fran, who cares very much about Ceil. One day after taking a walk to Times Square, Ceil meets a handsome stranger, Hank, in a bar, who also begins to care for Ceil and wants to protect her. Ceils relationship with Fran, Hank and her abusive husband all lead her to discovering who the murderer is.

TIME WOUNDS ALL HEALS (2M)

Tom and his young assistant Ted are seated on a bench in a desolate part of a park at dusk. They are there on an important “assignment.” While waiting, their conversation turns to the subject of loyalty, karma and consequences. Eventually we discover what their assignment is and learn the truth about their relationship.

LIKE FAMILY (2M 1W)

Ron Henschel has just arrived at his sister and her husband’s home in Monroe, New York. It is a snowy winter night. He has just been in a terrible car accident. He reveals that both his and Helen’s parents were killed in the accident.  Naturally Helen and her husband are very upset. The scene is a set up for a series of revelations about both Ron and the Gorders. With each new scene we learn more about who these people are and what their relationship is to each other.

  • WOUNDED by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm (Available Feb 1)
  • Cast Size: 2M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

WOUNDED tells the story of a woman in the role of caregiver to her husband after he has been severely mentally and physically injured in the Iraq war. The show starts when she, for the first time, is considering having a real relationship with someone new while still taking care of her husband. It explores the question of what loyalty you owe your spouse when they stop being the person you married. 

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