Balls (Grant)

by  George Cameron Grant

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 4f

“Balls,” by George Cameron Grant, is a hilarious conversation between five Christmas ornaments with strong personalities tucked snugly in a box. I want one of those silver hats!" - IndyTheatreHabit.com. Published in 4 X'MAS, a collection of Holiday one-acts.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fantasy, Adventure, Christmas/Holiday
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A box of very eccentric, multi-colored holiday ornaments discover just how fragile their existence really is.

Published in 4 X'MAS, a collection of Holiday one-acts.

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Reviews

“Balls,” by George Cameron Grant, is a hilarious conversation between five Christmas ornaments with strong personalities tucked snugly in a box. I want one of those silver hats!" - IndyTheatreHabit.com

“OVERWHELMINGLY LOVED BY OUR AUDIENCES! 4 X'MAS is a perfect balance between powerful, thought provoking drama and light-hearted comedy!” - Nick Charles and Julie Incorvina, Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Five Christmas Balls in an imaginary cardboard box.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 4f
SILVER BALL - 60s; female.
RED BALL - 20s-30s; female.
GOLD BALL - 30s-50s; female.
BLUE BALL - 20s-40s; male.
GREEN BALL - 30s-50s; female.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

George Cameron Grant

George Cameron Grant is the grandson of Lanarkshire-born Olympian George Guthrie Cameron. He is the internationally produced author of 14 full length plays, dozens of one acts, and countless monologues. His latest full-length, FORTUNE, inspired by the life of Miss Rose Fortune (http://www.RoseFortune.com) appeared at ...

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BALLS is a part of the 4 X'MAS collection of Holiday one-acts, which first appeared in its entirety at the Jewel Box Stage of The Workshop Theatre, New York City, in December 2007. BALLS was also featured in PHOENIX THEATRE of Indiana's A VERY PHOENIX THEATRE in 2008, and reprised in 2010.

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