Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Faith-based
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
Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
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.