Going Home (Hoverman)

by  Matt Hoverman

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time... 

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Going Home (Hoverman)

by  Matt Hoverman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time... but when Cheryl decides at the last minute she can't resist the siren call of her dysfunctional family, it's all Greg can do to keep her from Going Home.

Published in Christmas Shorts, a collection of five holiday plays by the author that can be performed individually or together as a complete evening of theatre for a cast of 4-13 performers.

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"Amusing, poignant, Christmas Shorts is a simple, gentle surprise...  The script is loaded with low-key, sweet humor." - Las Vegas Review-Journal


Betrayal, Love, Marriage


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A tiny apartment suggested by a couch, a coffee table and a very small Christmas tree.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


1m, 1f
CHERYL - just 30, female
GREG - just 30, male
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)




Matt Hoverman

An Emmy Award-winning TV writer and playwright, Matt Hoverman’s plays include Who You See Here and The Glint (both optioned for Broadway by Nelle Nugent); In Transit (FringeNYC Best Playwriting Award), The Student (winner, 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), The Audience (co-book writer, Dr ...

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Christmas Shorts: 5 Merry Little Comedies was first produced by Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, artistic director) at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre in December, 2008 as an Angels in Progress workshop.  It was directed by Suzanne Agins.

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