The Complaint Booth

by  Jack Kurtz

Short Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  2m, 10boy(s), 9girl(s), 10boy(s) or girl(s)

The World Chamber of Commerce decrees that Christmas will be celebrated 365 days a year, for philanthropic reasons. Finding that some souls still aren't happy, the Chamber sets up a complaint booth, complete with the amazing Sub-Atomic Quasi-Robotic Christmas-Wish Good Fairies, who achieve some unexpected, not-quite-satisfactory results.

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The Complaint Booth

by  Jack Kurtz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 10boy(s), 9girl(s), 10boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

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

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The World Chamber of Commerce decrees that Christmas will be celebrated 365 days a year, "for philanthropic reasons." Finding that some souls still aren't happy, the Chamber sets up a complaint booth, complete with the amazing Sub-Atomic Quasi-Robotic Christmas-Wish Good Fairies, who achieve some unexpected, not-quite-satisfactory results. An imaginative plea for putting Christ back into Christmas, backed by some none-too-gentle swipes at our somewhat perverted ideas of happiness. Ideal play for school production.

Published in Without Bathrobes.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Bare stage or church chancel. A "Complaint Booth." If possible, a platform for Narrator.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 10boy(s), 9girl(s), 10boy(s) or girl(s)

NARRATOR
SIX SPEAKERS
4 "MERRINESS GIRLS"
1ST CUSTOMER
THE SUPERVISOR
JOYEAUX NOEL (JOY)
2 or more MECHANICAL ELVES
2 "MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH GOOD FAIRIES" - must be large, very masculine men
DARIUS DIVIES
DANNY DIVIES
EDNA DIVIES
MELISSA DIVIES
CARMALITA TAKE
MILTON MUSCLEMAN
MARY WORTHLESS
RADIO ANNOUNCER
ALMOST SMALL BOY
MARY, JOSEPH, SHEPHERDS, WISE MEN

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Cast can expand up to 40 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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