Santa's Clara

by  George Cameron Grant

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

“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, Owners, Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA. Published in 4 X'MAS, a collection of Holiday one-acts.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the shadows of a Hell’s Kitchen bottle redemption center, a fired department store Santa meets a teenage runaway toting a shopping cart of empties and a cynical heart full of nightmare-shrouded sugar plum memories. But tonight, more than bottles may get redeemed.

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

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Reviews

“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, Owners, Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe 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, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Street outside a bus terminal, represented by a bench, a trash can, and a simply created BOTTLE REDEMPTION machine.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 1f
SANTA - timeless traditional size and age.
KID - Male teenager.
DAWN - Female teenager.
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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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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SANTA'S CLARA, as part of the 4 X'MAS collection of Holiday one-acts, first appeared in its entirety at the Jewel Box Stage of The Workshop Theatre, New York City, in December 2007.

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