Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Settings Of Play - Two stands or pulpits from which to read, church interior would work, stage or auditorium as well. Chorus between the two stands or podiums. Seated, to stand when they sing. Blend of readings and songs, with no break for applause, simply moving quickly to the next piece. As formal as a church or informal as a hall or space that becomes what you make it.
Costume from formal evening clothes to simple holiday dress.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A Christmas Pudding provides a perfect full evening of entertainment to warm hearts, stir memories and provoke laughter during the holiday season. First produced in Los Angeles nearly 20 years ago A Christmas Pudding has been reconceived and performed each Christmas since, in the great tradition of surprise and transformation of the season.
A Christmas celebration in song, story, and poetry; tales by Mark Twain, G. B. Shaw, Shakespeare, Longfellow Emily Dickinson, St. Luke and many others collected with a host of traditional carols and holiday songs. This piece provides a perfect evening to warm hearts, stir memories and give laughter during the holiday season.
Full length. And evening's entertainment. Dramatic with comedy and music.
"David Birney's adaptation is an evening of song, poetry and stories that celebrate the spiritual dimensions of the season...from a diverse array of classic and modern texts, punctuated with musical interludes...This is definitely a Christmas show...its openhearted sentiments send a message that's reassuringly inclusive." –Los Angeles Times
"A calorie-laden "Christmas Pudding"...its a place to jump start your holiday spirit as we enter the gratitude season of the year." The Daily News Los Altos
"A Christmas Pudding.. touches old feelings that speak to the real spirit of Christmas...A Dickensian Pudding in the great tradition of surprise and transformation that touches the great spirit...of the Season....wonderful! A Tasty 'Pudding' " - Los Angeles Times
First performed in Lost Angeles nearly 20 years ago, A Christmas Pudding has been joyfully received each year since.