No Room at the Inn

by  Dorothy Yost

Short Play, Drama  /  17m, 5f

The inn is overflowing with people who have come to pay their taxes according to Herod's edict. So the strange woman and her husband are forced to take shelter in the stable where her Child is born. Other travelers come, guided by the Star, including the Shepherds and the Magi and in the end all joi…

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No Room at the Inn

by  Dorothy Yost

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  • Cast Size

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    17m, 5f
  • SubGenre

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    Christmas/Holiday, Faith-based

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The inn is overflowing with people who have come to pay their taxes according to Herod's edict. So the strange woman and her husband are forced to take shelter in the stable where her Child is born. Other travelers come, guided by the Star, including the Shepherds and the Magi and in the end all join worshipping the Christ Child.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: The main room of an inn on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Evening.

Casting

17m, 5f

CAMEL-DRIVER
MERCHANT
CENTURION
LANDLORD
MAGISTRATE
HIS WIFE
HIS SISTER
SARAH, THE LANDLORD'S WIFE
STUDENT
SLAVE GIRL
FIRST TRAVELER
SECOND TRAVELER
ELDEST OF THE THREE WISE MEN
SECOND OF THE THREE
YOUNGEST OF THE THREE
FIRST SHEPHERD
SECOND SHEPHERD
THIRD SHEPHERD
FOURTH SHEPHERD
FIFTH SHEPHERD
MARY
JOSEPH
THE BABE
CHORUS OF VOICES FOR THE FINALE

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Authors

Dorothy Yost

Dorothy Yost (1899-1967) wrote for 74 films between 1920-1966. At first, she specialized in outdoorsy fare like Rin Tin Tin's Hills of Kentucky (1927). In the 1930s, Yost spent most of her time at RKO. Here she worked on everything from the studio's "regional" comedies (Bunker Bean et al.) to the Asta ...

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