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Stage Rights Announces Some Exciting New Titles

We close out 2020 with some fresh new titles that run the gamut between cutting social satire, romantic comedy, and a couple of jukebox confections. Visit the show pages for more info and to secure your rights for production.

Fancy Maids by Harold Hodge

After narrowly escaping the horrors of slavery, Idabelle arrives to the North only to discover the Fugitive Slave Act has made it impossible for her to find honest work. Left with no choice, she joins the women of Pinky’s Pleasure House, where she is confronted by a wealthy Southern-planter who finds the women-run business disturbing. After an intense altercation in the privacy of her room, Idabelle and the women are faced with a life-or-death dilemma that tests their morality and questions the value of revenge.
Fancy Maids explores a dark chapter in America's history with a new lens. Turning the focus away from a plantation narrative, the play explores the lasting effects of slavery.

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Ghosts of Bogotá by Diana Burbano

A heartbreaking dark comedy about three siblings returning to their parents’ birth country to bury their grandfather…who no one will mourn. Ghosts of Bogotá is both a universal story about family secrets and a unique tale about the immigrant experience of never feeling fully at home in a country that can claim you. 

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Mack the Knife by Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins,  and Catherine Randazzo, With Arrangements by Jim Prosser

Bobby Darin, determined to be a legend by age 25, conquered show business as a singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Headlining everywhere from the legendary Copacabana to Las Vegas, Darin was a consummate showman. Mack the Knife celebrates the spirited and immense talent of one of the great performers of the 20th century. Featuring his greatest hits such as “Splish Splash,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Dream Lover,” and of course, “Mack the Knife.”

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The Sabbath Girl by Cary Gitter

Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her—a job at a hip art gallery, a new apartment on the Upper West Side—but not much time or hope for relationships. Then her neighbor Seth, a divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side, knocks on her door. The Sabbath Girl is a contemporary romantic comedy about the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love next door.

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Unchained Melodies by Rebecca Hopkins & Richard Hopkins, With Arrangements 

Under the street-lamps of East Coast cities, doo-wop emerged, bringing tight harmonies to the soundtrack of the 1950s. Beginning with doo-wop groups like The Drifters and The Platters, Unchained Melodies celebrates the swingin’ harmonies of the ‘50s and ‘60s, featuring songs like “Blue Moon,” “16 Candles,” “Save The Last Dance,” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

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West Adams by Penelope Lowder

With a hostile takeover of a neighborhood block party and altruistic dreams of gentrification, Penelope Lowder’s newest play, set in Los Angeles’ historic West Adams district, suggests that perhaps reshaping a newly adopted neighborhood in your image isn’t as lofty a goal as one might think.

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