The Real Untold Story

by  Doug Strouse

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f, 4boy(s), 2girl(s), 4boy(s) or girl(s)

This charming Christmas play is especially designed for production by elementary school-aged youngsters.

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The Real Untold Story

by  Doug Strouse

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f, 4boy(s), 2girl(s), 4boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This charming Christmas play is especially designed for production by elementary school-aged youngsters. It's easy to produce, with minimal memorization requirements. The story is about a little girl who thinks of Christmas only in terms of getting gifts. An angel appears and tells her the real story of Christmas, bringing the characters and events to life in her bedroom. A warm, humourous play that is a joy for both the actors and the audience, never compromising the message or seasonal theme. There's a very special ending when the children of the audience are invited to bring a gift for distribution to those in need. A perfect choice for Sunday school production; easy, fun and meaningful.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Church / Religious Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Samantha's bedroom.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 2f, 4boy(s), 2girl(s), 4boy(s) or girl(s)
NARRATOR - A boy or girl in 3rd grade or older. Long speeches and a need for audience rapport.
SAMANTHA - A young "cute" girl. Her lines are short and well-cued.
MOTHER AND FATHER - A pair of high school students or adults.
CLOCKPERSON & TIMEPERSON - Any age youngster, boy or girl.
ANGEL - A older elementary boy or girl. Has several long speeches and many lines.
INNKEPPERS - Can be played by an entire class of any ages.
KINDLY INNKEEPER - Young boy with a certain "ham" quality. Lines are short but a humorous portrayal is a must. 
INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL WIFE - Young girl with the same "ham" quality. She is a self-absorbed person, constantly looking in the mirror
MARY AND JOSEPH - A pair of high school seniors or adults.
BABY JESUS - Either a real infant or a blanket-rapped doll.
SHEPARDS - Can be played by an entire class of any age.
SHEEP - Can best be played by pre-schoolers and kindergarteners
ANGEL #2 - A girl or boy of any age. Only one speech.
ANGEL CHORUS - Entire class can play this.
DOCTOR - Boy or girl of any age.
WISEMEN - Three boys OR an entire class of boys and girls.

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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Doug Strouse

Doug Strouse

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