The Holiday (Kurtz)

by  Jack Kurtz

Short Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  6m, 8f, 1boy(s)

Good King Teo's habit of propounding new rules on his birthday becomes intolerable, and he is given severance pay and sent packing by his subjects. Shortly after his departure, there is the birth of a child, surrounded by mysterious circumstances.

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The Holiday (Kurtz)

by  Jack Kurtz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 8f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Good King Teo's habit of propounding new rules on his birthday becomes intolerable, and he is given severance pay and sent packing by his subjects.  Shortly after his departure, there is the birth of a child, surrounded by mysterious circumstances.  In need of a holiday to break the monotony, the people begin to celebrate Baby's birthday.  But Baby grows up, and proves too threatening for the people's comfort, and is disposed of, although his birthday continues to be celebrated.

Published in Without Bathrobes.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A bare stage or chancel of the church. A platform or other raised area from which King Teo speaks would be desirable, but not necessary.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

6m, 8f, 1boy(s)
THE NARRATOR
THE TOUR GUIDE
MR. AVERAGE
MRS. AVERAGE
KING TEO
EVETTE
TEO II
THE TOURISTS AND THE CROWD - small speaking parts for six women and a boy
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Jack Kurtz

Jack Kurtz has been a Presbyterian pastor for 37 years, PC(USA), in Missouri and Northern Virginia. Educational degrees include: Doctor of Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary; and Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary. Mr. Kurtz has created a theatre company, Fools for Christ Par ...

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