A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas

by  Kris Bauske

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

"Absolutely charming, delightful, and entertaining. A funny, sensitive, gentle, highly respectful retelling of the greatest story ever told and well worth seeing again and again." - The Florida Blue Sheet

"Good, old fashioned entertainment for the entire family." - Ken Eulo, Broadway Writer/Producer/Director

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A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas

by  Kris Bauske

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A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Faith-based, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding conflicts at home, who happened upon the greatest story ever told?

Set the entire story in modern day America, sprinkle in a little redneck humor, and you have the smash A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas! Bill, Dave, and Jimmy have had it with their women! Even though it’s Christmas Eve, and tradition dictates they should be home, drinking hot cocoa and singing carols, the boys decide to high-tail it into the mountains for a little hunting and a lot of beer.

This protest does nothing to improve the mood of the women back in town. Lou runs Lou’s Diner. She and Bill and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby. Barbie Jo, Lou’s head waitress, is married to Dave, and they have kids, but Dave’s not interested in family this year. Darlene, the most beautiful girl in three counties is dating Jimmy, but while she’s ready to settle down, Jimmy can’t stand the idea of “committment”. It’s gonna take a Christmas miracle to get these redneck families back together! Thank God one just came to town!

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A holiday-delicious good time!" - Mike Reimann, author

"Good, old fashioned entertainment for the entire family." - Ken Eulo, Broadway Writer/Producer/Director

"Absolutely charming, delightful, and entertaining. A funny, sensitive, gentle, highly respectful retelling of the greatest story ever told and well worth seeing again and again." - The Florida Blue Sheet

Keywords

Christmas

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • 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 Alcohol Alcohol
  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting:

    The play is set somewhere in the rural USA. It may be the south, but it could just as easily be the Black Hills or the Upper Penninsula of Michigan! The stage is split in two, side-by-side sets: A Diner and a Hunting Cabin. Action goes back and forth between the two smoothly. 

  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

5m, 4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Kris Bauske

Kris Bauske was born in rural Southwest Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. A tomboy with a deep love of books and plays, her first play, A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas, written in 2008, garnered national attention, and has now been adapted for the stage as a musical, and is being ...

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The premiere production of A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas was in December 2008 at the Lakeside Theatre in Orlando, FL.

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