Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s
Settings Of Play - The center of the Brooklyn Bridge, represented by a bench; The cafeteria of the king David Nursing Home, represented by a red cloth-covered chair and a Charlie Brown Christmas tree covered with strung pocorn, tinsel, garland, and crowned with a hand made Star of David.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Special Effects
Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
No Special Cautions
Aging, Childhood, Christianity, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Jewish/Yiddish issues, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
A distraught woman saves what she thinks is a bridge leaper in a Santa suit, discovering instead a story of unfulfilled dreams, unconditional devotion, a Kris Kringle who makes annual visits to a Jewish nursing home, and the crazy possibility that two broken hearts can indeed make one whole.
Published in 4 X'MAS, a collection of Holiday one-acts.
“OVERWHELMINGLY LOVED BY OUR AUDIENCES! 4 X'MAS is a perfect balance between powerful, thought provoking drama and light-hearted comedy!” - Nick Charles and Julie Incorvina, Owners, Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA
SANTA COMES TO THE KNG DAVID, as part of the 4 X'MAS collection of Holiday one-acts, first appeared in its entirety at the Jewel Box Stage of The Workshop Theatre, New York City, in December 2007.