Collection / Anthology
Farce, Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Period, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Parody / Spoof, Faith-based
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - These plays are written for Readers' Theatre presentation. However, they can be produced with full action. Setting for each of the plays is a bare stage or chancel with a stool or chair for each of the readers. See specific title for detailed setting notes. The author provides generous production notes for each of the plays.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups
A collection of three short, humorous, Readers' Theatre scripts for Christmas, originally presented as children's sermons. Although they are stories with themes that interest children, each story has some dimensions that the children probably won't notice but the adults will. (In a few places the adults will laugh a great deal louder than their offspring!) Each play can be performed elaborately, or can be easily staged in a church chancel with one or two rehearsals.
Christmas and the Gargoyle Who Wouldn't Say Thank You - A boy's gift to a mean-spirited old man brings about new awareness of the Christmas spirit.
Timmy and the Pitiful Pink Plastic Ball - Timmy befriends a girl whose mother is on welfare and learns what it is to give of yourself at Christmas.
Susie and the Christmas Soup - When Susie decides to save some money and eat at a rescue mission, she learns of the Christmas story from the derelicts there.