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Nativity (Hoverman) - Short Play, Comedy

Nativity (Hoverman)

Matt Hoverman

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573698941

Two strangers (one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants) meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning...

$8.95
: Christmas Shorts

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Center, miniminally suggested by a few chairs.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Stage Combat

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

Two strangers (one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants) meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning...

Published in Christmas Shorts, a collection of five holiday plays by the author that can be performed individually or together as a complete evening of theatre for a cast of 4-13 performers.

"Amusing, poignant Christmas Shorts is a simple, gentle surprise... The script is loaded with low-key, sweet humor." - Las Vegas Review Journal
Christmas Shorts: 5 Merry Little Comedies was first produced by Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, artistic director) at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre in December, 2008 as an Angels in Progress workshop. It was directed by Suzanne Agins.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

BOB - 30s, a simple man dressed as Joseph for an Xmas holiday pageant
JOAN - 30s, a neurotic but large-hearted woman dressed as Mary for an Xmas holiday pageant
JIM - 30s, Joan's ex-boyfriend; a jerk
JULIET - 30s, Jim's new girlfriend; a dim bulb
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Matt Hoverman

Matt Hoverman

An Emmy Award-winning TV writer and playwright, Matt Hoverman’s plays include Who You See Here and The Glint (both optioned for Broadway by Nelle Nugent); In Transit (FringeNYC Best Playwriting Award), The Student (winner, 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), The Audience (co-book writer, Drama Desk Best New Musical Award Nominee), Christmas Shorts: 5 Merry Little ... view full profile

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