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Xmas Cards - Short Play, Comedy

Xmas Cards

Matt Hoverman

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573698941

Every year, prosperous, conservative couple Ned and Nelly fill out their Christmas cards together. Or rather, Ned tries to fill them out and Nelly slowly drives him insane. Why should this year be any different?

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The sitting room of a prosperous home, suggested simply by two armchairs.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

Every year, prosperous, conservative couple Ned and Nelly fill out their Christmas cards together. Or rather, Ned tries to fill them out and Nelly slowly drives him insane. Why should this year be any different?

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

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

NED & NELLY - a prosperous, conservative couple in their 50s (can be played by actors in their 40s or 60s)
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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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