Town That Couldn't Have Christmas

by  Helen M. Clark

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 6f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s)

Purses are fat with money, but a little old lady who begs for a bit of food is turned away from every door. The Christmas Way has been lighted but our little old lady warns they should not expect Him to walk where there is only selfishness. She is right, for the town is plunged into darkness.

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Town That Couldn't Have Christmas

by  Helen M. Clark

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 6f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Faith-based

Additional Info

Purses are fat with money, but a little old lady who begs for a bit of food is turned away from every door. The Christmas Way has been lighted but our little old lady warns they should not expect Him to walk where there is only selfishness. She is right, for the town is plunged into darkness. Candles will not burn, trees wither, the tinsel grows black, the bells will not ring, and gifts give nothing but pain. When the town has atoned for its selfishness, Christmas comes back and the Christ Child reigns supreme.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: A room in the Black Mountain Inn

Casting

3m, 6f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s)
HULDA - the inkeeper's wife
NIEL - her son, aged ten
LOTTIE - her daughter, aged eight
ELISA - the butcher's wife
ADELAIDE - the baker's wife
WOMAN
THE MISER
THE OLD GYPSY WOMAN
CONRAD - the duke
GUSTAVE - his aide
CHARLOTTE
LUDWIG - aged ten
BARBARA - aged eight
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