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Without Bathrobes - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

Without Bathrobes

Jack Kurtz

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

5m, 6f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 4m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874404876

Three one act plays for production by young people in churches and schools, including: The Return of the Unicorn, The Complaint Booth, and The Holiday.

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Collection / Anthology

Comedy

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

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - All the plays can be performed on a bare stage or chancel of a church.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Local Celebrity Cameo, No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A collection of three one-act chancel/barestage comedies written for production by young people in churches and schools; however, adults could also be cast.

Plays include:
The Holiday, a satirical fantasy about the birth of a Baby under mysterious circumstances, and how this birth changes attitudes.

The Complaint Booth, in which the World Chamber of Commerce decrees that Christmas will be celebrated 365 days a year, and must set up a complaint department for the non-enthusiasts.

The Return of the Unicorn, which tells of a girl who discovers a unicorn, but can't find a person to share her discovery with.  Consequently, she must tell the unicorn it does not exist.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 6f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 4m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

CASTING NOTES

Each of the three Readers' Theatre Scripts requires a different number of readers. Ages and genders are suggested in the character descriptions below.

The Holiday - 6m, 8f, plus flexible crowd, tourists

The Complaint Booth -  20-40 persons, flexible

The Return of the Unicorn - 10m, 10f, 1 child, flexible casting

 

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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