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Timmy and the Pitiful Pink Plastic Ball - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Timmy and the Pitiful Pink Plastic Ball

Jack Kurtz

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 4f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 6m or f

ISBN: 9780874408935

Timmy befriends a girl whose mother is on welfare and learns what it is to give of yourself at Christmas.

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$8.95
: Gargoyles, Plastic Balls, and Soup

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Faith-based

10 minutes

Settings Of Play - Bare stage or church chancel with five stools for the "readers." The major issue here is the construction of a living Christmas Tree. The "tree," comprised of four actors, must suddenly pop up from behind the choir rail or some other sort of barrier that can hide them during the first part of the play. It's important that the tree show up suddenly and as a surprise. Production notes provided by the author give specific suggestions on how to create the four living Christmas ornaments.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups

When Timmy's missionary Aunt and Uncle and their children arrive for Christmas, he is at first excited, then angry as he's pushed out of the holiday activities.  He meets a girl whose mother is on welfare, and learns the meaning of Christmas giving.

Only two rehearsals required.

Published in Gargoyles, Plastic Balls, and Soup.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 6m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Since this is Readers' Theatre, all actors must be able to do narration and then switch voices and facial expressions to become one or more characters.

READER 1 - Primarily narration
READER 2 - Primarily narration
READER 3 - Who is usually Timmy's grandmother even in narration
READER 4 - Who is always Timmy
READER 5 - Who is always Brenda
THE TREE ORNAMENTS
THE STAR - Probably a girl or woman
THE WISE MAN - A boy or man
A SHEPHERD - A boy or man
THE PITIFUL PINK PLASTIC BALL - Probably a girl   

Author
Jack Kurtz

Jack Kurtz

Jack Kurtz has been a Presbyterian pastor for 37 years, PC(USA), in Missouri and Northern Virginia. Educational degrees include: Doctor of Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary; and Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary. Mr. Kurtz has created a theatre company, Fools for Christ Parable Production Company, in each of his three churches, and he wrote and directed many of the ... view full profile

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