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The Chips are Down - Stage Partners

The Chips are Down


  One-act. 35-40 minutes

 10-30 actors, gender flexible

 In 1951, the Red Scare is in full swing, and it migrates to a private girls’ school in New Hampshire when one teacher is suspected of being a Communist. Charged by the administration to find out the truth, Rachel, the daughter of the cafeteria manager, must challenge her own beliefs to figure out the meaning of justice.

Royalty fee per performance: $60. Script fee for Printable PDF: $150 (print/copy as many times as you need for your production)Virtual Performance and Live-streaming rights are available. Contact us at with the details of your request.

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  • Hello! How much would it be to buy 10 printed and bound copies of The Chips Are Down? Rather than paying $150 for an e-copy I can print off myself?

    Hello Isaac,  Thanks for your interest in The Chips are Down! While we don't have hard-bound copies of the play for purchase, if you are performing the play with a smaller cast let us know at and we can see about setting you up with a discount on the script license.