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Talking Bones

Talking Bones

2 Male, 3 Female

Shay Youngblood Published by Dramatic Publishing
T92

In Talking Bones, Ruth, dignified, aristocratic and Bohemian, is trying to settle her affairs and family before she dies She hears voices and always interprets them to have special meaning in her life…

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The African Company Presents Richard III

The African Company Presents Richard III

5 Male, 2 Female

Carlyle Brown Published by Dramatists Play Service

Earning their bread with satires of white high society, the African Company came to be known for debunking the sacred status of the English classics Many politically and racially motivated critics had…

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The Blue House

The Blue House

2 Male, 4 Female

Jose Cruz Gonzalez Published by Dramatic Publishing
9781583429709

This is the story of 13-year-old Maricela, who lives in a vibrant Chicago neighborhood with a rich and sad history Haunting dreams of strangers from another time lead Maricela to an abandoned lot where…

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The Bluest Eye - USA/CANADA ONLY

The Bluest Eye - USA/CANADA ONLY

2 Male, 6 Female

Lydia R. Diamond from Toni Morrison Published by Dramatic Publishing
BC4

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is a story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940s Ohio Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her…

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The Brother/Sister Plays - In the Red and Brown Water & The Brothers Size & Marcus

The Brother/Sister Plays - In the Red and Brown Water & The Brothers Size & Marcus

Tarell Alvin McCraney Published by Theatre Communications Group
9781559363495

A three play Collection from a major new playwright of the American theater Lyrical and mythic, provocative and contemporary, McCraney’s dramas of kinship, love, and heartache are set in the bayou of Louisiana…

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The Brothers Size

The Brothers Size

3 Male, 0 Female

Tarell Alvin McCraney Published by Dramatists Play Service

"The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" ~ Chicago Tribune In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady Younger brother Oshoosi…

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The Cay

The Cay

2 Male, 0 Female

Dr Gayle Cornelison from Theodore Taylor Published by Dramatic Publishing
C90

The Cay relates the compelling journey of 11-year-old Phillip Enright - a journey toward adulthood Phillip is awakened on a February day in 1942 to learn that German submarines have attacked the neighboring…

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The Conscientious Objector

The Conscientious Objector

Large Mixed Cast Male, 1 Female

Michael Murphy Published by Dramatists Play Service

Political theatre at its best, bringing to life an issue that has perplexed this nation since its founding - dissent during a time of war The play dramatizes a largely forgotten period in the life of Dr.…

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The Death of the Black Jesus

The Death of the Black Jesus

5 Male, 3 Female

David Barr Published by Dramatic Publishing
D68

"Utilizing video, pop culture, political nostalgia for '60s protest, modem rap's black rage and the current obsession with tabloid TV, playwright Barr sets his two-act play on, cleverly enough, the set…

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The Face of Emmett Till

The Face of Emmett Till

7 Male, 3 Female

Mamie Till-Mobley & David Barr III Published by Dramatic Publishing
F93

A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two…

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