Title:BILL W. AND FRIENDS

Author: Jade Greene
Style/Type: Full Length Play
Cast: M-5+ & F-5+
Synopsis:
Riveting drama about the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and some of their “friends”. This multi-media play includes the personal stories of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith and spans over 70 years of AA history. Each of the six stories of addiction and recovery start at an AA meeting. The member starts telling their story as the lights fade. Film clips and voiceovers fill in the gaps as the major scenes of the characters' lives are enacted onstage. Meaningful and inspirational for anyone in a twelve-step program or anyone who loves someone who is, this show sells a lot of tickets!




Title:DRIVING MISS CRAZY
Author: Annette Curran
Style/Type: One-act
Cast: F-2
Synopsis:
Hilarious one-act about a pair of sisters driving to an event from their adult community homes. Along the way a variety of topics are touched upon, including life in adult communities, religion, driving skills of others (or the lack thereof), and more !




Title:FAMILY'S JOURNEY
Author: Kevin Walsh
Style/Type: Full Length Play
Cast: M-2 & F-6
Synopsis:
An absorbing, sensitive drama about one family's journey through the nightmare of breast cancer. It is an inspiring and empowering must see for current patients, survivors, and those who love them. Following the drama's family through diagnosis, treatment and survival is both informative and uplifting! While the story and message is true year round, it is an especially effective presentation during Breast Cancer Awareness month.




Title:HARRY
Author: Pat Pattan
Style/Type: Full Length Play in 2 acts
Cast: M-9;1b & F-3;1g
Synopsis:
HARRY is about a man who is living in a homeless camp. He is discovered by his nephew when the camp appears on TV. The nephew, who is now a doctor, brings his long-lost uncle home to live with his high-society wife, ten-year-old son, seven-year-old daughter and housekeeper. A misfit right from the start, Harry manages to turn the whole house upside down. Things build until the climax when Harry is arrested. Redemption comes from an unexpected source.




Title:HOME FRONT: BETWEEN THE LINES
Author: Pam Munson Steadman
Style/Type: Full Length Play
Cast: M-3 & F-5
Synopsis:
A collection of old letters (from WWII through Vietnam) is shockingly discovered by the daughter of a deceased war veteran.
While piecing through the remnants of the letters with her grown son one afternoon, various passions (love, loss, jealousy, resentment, and regret) are exposed.
Before long, a dark secret seems to loom on being unhinged.
Is there more to finding answers than the remaining letters suggest? Or, are some fading memories better left to the past? 



Title:OTTO'S FORTUNE
Author: Ed Lataro
Style/Type: Full Length Play
Cast: M-2 & F-1
Synopsis:
Dark comedy about a chronic gambler who draws a friend into the habit and nearly loses the wife he adores over his gambling obsession and debts. Will Otto wake up in time to avoid losing it all ? Two simple sets.




Title:POWER OF HORNS
Author: Ed Lataro
Style/Type: Full Length Play
Cast: M-3 & F-2
Synopsis:
Dark comedy about addiction to the creative process.  Milo, a once successful playwright, is falling into poverty because he's unable to write and because he can't hold normal jobs.   Horns, the muse, appears and uses magic to unleash Milo’s writing skills, but at a price.  The playwright alienates his girlfriend and begins losing his grip on reality.   All scenes appear on a void or theatrical stage.  The props include a desk, a high power flashlight, theater scripts and a black curtain.  An important focus is on the evolution of Horns.  The muse is seen as a face, but then gains body parts as the play progresses. 




Title:WHOLLY GHOSTS
Author: Pam Munson Steadman
Style/Type: Full Length Play
Cast: M-2 & F-4
Synopsis:
Playwright Miranda Iverson has inherited a shabby brownstone from an eccentric great aunt. Very soon, her aunt’s old haunt does just that… through the appearance of three unusual apparitions: A flaming gay song-and-dance man from the 1930’s, a ditzy stars-in-her-eyes understudy to Marilyn Monroe, and a cranky German nanny from the 1940’s.




Title:1-800-HOT-CTOT
Author: Annette Curran & Jade Greene
Style/Type: One Act
Cast: M-4 & F-3
Synopsis:
1-800-HOT-CTOT hilariously tells the tale of how a couple of down-on-their-luck community theatre divas go into the phone sex industry to keep the theatre afloat and even the score when a conniving playwright steals one of their ideas for a play. Great fun with lots of backstage intrigue!




Title:PAMALOT (OLIO OF SHORT WORKS)
Author: Pam Munson Steadman
Style/Type: One Acts/Monologues
Cast: M-1 & F-2
Includes:
OBITS AND PIECES – (1 minute monologue) Through this monologue, a middle-age man tries to explain a deceased friend’s transgender to his thoroughly confused mother over the phone.
THE SAGA OF THIS BEAT POET!
(1 minute monologue) A short poetic spoof concerning the trials of being a beat poet and a parent (in every sense of the word) in the 1950’s jazz coffee houses. Emulating the great beat poets Ginsberg and Kerouac.
GOING TO THE DOGS(10 minutes) An older sassy and brassy elitist and an aging bohemian Vegan try to come to grips with life in a 55+ retirement Mecca of Discontent. Reincarnation turns a husband into the family dog in this dark yet ridiculous comedy of lost desires and regrets.
FLOUR POWER(10 minutes) Fairy tales do come true and nursery rhymes are slightly twisted in a small town that is trying to adjust to a truckers’ strike that has lasted for weeks. Ms. Henrietta Lofe, the only bread maker in town, refuses to make any more bread due to the fact that she’s more than fed up with family and friends who have refused to help her in her bakery. Summoned, she appears in court and soon finds Judge Mental losing his patience!




Title: SPEED DATE
Author: Jade Greene
Style/Type: One Act
Cast: M-5 & F-4
Synopsis:
A speed dating event in a gay nightclub reveals the desperation, deception, and lies common in dating amongst people from all walks of life, living all sorts of lifestyles. Lots of laughs!



Title:THE COLOR OF BLINDNESS
Author: Cole DeNardo
Style/Type: One Act/Short
Cast: M-1 & F-1
Synopsis:
Luke, a blind painter, has a unique philosophy on life. He refuses to take the common path that his childhood friend, Maddie, has taken, going to college. He feels that society teaches people what and how to “see” and Luke would rather stay ignorant or “blind.” This short scene shows what happens the day before Maddie leaves for college.



Title:THE HITMAN MURDER MYSTERIES: ASSISTED MURDER
Author: Paige Stevenson
Style/Type: Interactive Murder Mystery
Cast: M-2-3 & F-2-4
Synopsis:
It's Family Day at Shady Dells Nursing Home where residents, family, and staff are whining and dining. Several perform in a vaudeville show to the delight of the rest of the residents until one of the show's stars, Tess Casey, is found dead, NOT from natural causes! Her husband, world famous detective Dick Casey, now retired and in his 80's works feverishly to find her killer. As for the vaudeville...the show must go on!



Title:THE HITMAN MURDER MYSTERIES: DEGENERATE HOUSEWIVES
Author: Jade Greene
Style/Type: Interactive Murder Mystery
Cast: M-2-4 & F-2-4
Synopsis:
The neighbors of Wisteria Lane are enjoying a co-op home shopping party when Lynette's husband, Tom Scabo, stumbles through, dying of gunshot wounds. This "opera" needs lots of soap to clean up all the "dirt" that's being flung. Interactive and audience participatory, several members of the audience become actors for the duration and all get to play detective!



Title:CYNDIRELLA
Author: Book & Lyrics by Jade Greene, Music by Ed Schilter
Style/Type: Children’s Play – Interactive Rock N’ Roll Fairytale
Cast: M-3 & F-4
Synopsis: 
Our unique version of the classic fairytale takes the bullied Cyndi to the ball via The Godfather's Cadillac where she meets Prince Elvis. Kids in the audience participate in games and contests, winning prizes as they become a part of the action!



Title:KINGDOM
Author: Pam Munson Steadman
Style/Type: Children’s Play – Full Length
Cast: M-4 & F-3
Synopsis:
A shy dragon seeks only friendship and loyalty from his kingdom. He loses its fire after a torrential rain storm while sleeping with his mouth open. Hurt and disappointment set in when his best friend, the Knight, abandons him, fearing that his shining armor will rust. After an encounter with Flame Swallower and Wise Woman, Dragon decides to set out on a quest of his very own. An interactive musical for children and childish adults!

ROYALTIES
Our royalty system is quite reasonable and simple. We are not concerned with how large your house is. Fees are charged per performance and are $75 for a musical, $50 for a full length or children's play, and $30 for a one act.


If you something that interests you but you are insure, please inquire on the Contact page and we will be happy to send you a sample.

The Grange Playwrights group grew out of The Grange Playhouse, a unique concept in community theatres. Formed in November, 2010.
 

If you are a local playwright or would like to learn how to write short skits and plays, this is the group for you! By joining The Grange Playwrights you will get advice from experience playwrights as well as getting a chance to see your work perform on stage. There’s also the possibility of having your work featured in our e-Publishing catalogue.


We meet the last Saturday of every third month from 2-4pm. Our next meeting will be  Nov. 24, 2018. All are welcome!

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