by Jack Kurtz
Collection / Anthology, Comedy / 5m, 6f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 4m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)
Three one act plays for production by young people in churches and schools, including: The Return of the Unicorn, The Complaint Booth, and The Holiday.
A collection of three one-act chancel/barestage comedies written for production by young people in churches and schools; however, adults could also be cast.
The Holiday, a satirical fantasy about the birth of a Baby under mysterious circumstances, and how this birth changes attitudes.
The Complaint Booth, in which the World Chamber of Commerce decrees that Christmas will be celebrated 365 days a year, and must set up a complaint department for the non-enthusiasts.
The Return of the Unicorn, which tells of a girl who discovers a unicorn, but can't find a person to share her discovery with. Consequently, she must tell the unicorn it does not exist.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: All the plays can be performed on a bare stage or chancel of a church.
- Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
Casting5m, 6f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 4m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)
The Holiday - 6m, 8f, plus flexible crowd, tourists
The Complaint Booth - 20-40 persons, flexible
The Return of the Unicorn - 10m, 10f, 1 child, flexible casting
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Children
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
- Parts for Senior Actors
Each of the three Readers' Theatre Scripts requires a different number of readers. Ages and genders are suggested in the character descriptions below.