Star Song

by  Florence Ryerson

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 5f

The scene is an inn on the way to Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth. The inn's occupants are too busy with their squabbles and personal worries to sense the great, holy event occurring in a stable nearby. Only a slave and a little lame girl are prepared for this momentous occasion. It is a ve…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The scene is an inn on the way to Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth. The inn's occupants are too busy with their squabbles and personal worries to sense the great, holy event occurring in a stable nearby. Only a slave and a little lame girl are prepared for this momentous occasion. It is a very dramatic, touching play. A good opportunity for singing clubs or choirs, but the music may be minimal if desired.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Inner chamber off the main room of an Inn near Bethlehem.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 5f
Gaius- A Roman soldier
Lucius- Another soldier
Tirza- Mistress of the inn
Rachel- A traveler from the North
Arod- Her husband
Barshan- Owner of a caravan
Nuna- A small slave girl
Octavia- Widow of a Roman general
Siti- Her Ethiopian slave

Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Wise Men, Pilgrims, Townsfolk, etc.- Optional for tableau and procession
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting

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Authors

Florence Ryerson

Florence Ryerson

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