The Grand Christmas History of the Andy Landy Clan

by  Jules Tasca

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 4f

Told in a reader's theatre format, this clever play runs the gamut of emotions over several years while we follow the lives in the Landy family. We are privy to their tradition of trading "Christmas Letters;" those photocopied letters which keep the family updated.

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The Grand Christmas History of the Andy Landy Clan

by  Jules Tasca

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The Grand Christmas History of the Andy Landy Clan

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Told in a reader's theatre format, this clever play runs the gamut of emotions over several years while we follow the lives in the Landy family. We are privy to their tradition of trading "Christmas Letters;" those photocopied informational letters which keep the members of the family generally updated. But this is no ordinary family. A wealthy woman who enjoys her toys loses everything and must rediscover her role in life. A faithful nun loses her religion but finds happiness with her female roommate. A young drifter determined to make his mark in showbiz must first stop sponging off his relatives. Each clan member becomes involved with his/her own life while in the meantime, the family drifts further and further apart. All the while, the eldest Landy, Molly, gripes, "These letters are such a bother. Why can't we all just get together?" A beautiful Christmas message is skillfully written between the lines.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

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1m, 4f
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Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper For ...

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