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Holiday, The - Short Play, Satire/Political Satire

Holiday, The

Jack Kurtz

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Short Play, Satire/Political Satire

6m, 8f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780874404876

Good King Teo's habit of propounding new rules on his birthday becomes intolerable, and he is given severance pay and sent packing by his subjects. Shortly after his departure, there is the birth of a child, surrounded by mysterious circumstances.

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$8.95
: Without Bathrobes
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: Large Print
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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Satire/Political Satire

Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Faith-based

30 minutes

Settings Of Play - A bare stage or chancel of the church. A platform or other raised area from which King Teo speaks would be desirable, but not necessary.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

Good King Teo's habit of propounding new rules on his birthday becomes intolerable, and he is given severance pay and sent packing by his subjects.  Shortly after his departure, there is the birth of a child, surrounded by mysterious circumstances.  In need of a holiday to break the monotony, the people begin to celebrate Baby's birthday.  But Baby grows up, and proves too threatening for the people's comfort, and is disposed of, although his birthday continues to be celebrated.

Published in Without Bathrobes.

Characters

CASTING

6m, 8f, 1boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Parts for Senior Actors

THE NARRATOR
THE TOUR GUIDE
MR. AVERAGE
MRS. AVERAGE
KING TEO
EVETTE
TEO II
THE TOURISTS AND THE CROWD - small speaking parts for six women and a boy
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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