Santa Comes to The King David

by  George Cameron Grant

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 3f

“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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Santa Comes to The King David

by  George Cameron Grant

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A distraught woman saves what she thinks is a bridge leaper in a Santa suit, discovering instead a story of unfulfilled dreams, unconditional devotion, a Kris Kringle who makes annual visits to a Jewish nursing home, and the crazy possibility that two broken hearts can indeed make one whole.

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

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1970s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The center of the Brooklyn Bridge, represented by a bench; The cafeteria of the king David Nursing Home, represented by a red cloth-covered chair and a Charlie Brown Christmas tree covered with strung pocorn, tinsel, garland, and crowned with a hand made Star of David.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 3f

TIM - middle aged man dressed in a novelty store Santa suit.
MARSHA - middle aged woman in a trench coat and fuzzy slippers.
STELLA - 60s-70s; dressed in a very plain night gown.
NURSE - 20s-50s; in uniform.

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • 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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SANTA COMES TO THE KNG DAVID, 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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