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Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f, 2m, 2girl(s), 2boy(s)

Four heart warming Holiday plays and one monologue. Included in this collection are: The Office Party, Sata's Clara, The First Noel, Balls, and Santa Comes to The King David.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m, 2girl(s), 2boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

Four heart-warming Christmas plays and one monologue play for your Holiday audiences!

THE OFFICE PARTY (2m, 1f) - Bill and Joyce meet at a holiday office party, rekindling a love affair that leads to Joyce’s living room and the possible early arrival of Richard, the third side of an unresolved triangle.

SANTA’S CLARA (2m, 1f) - 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.

THE FIRST NOEL (1f) - A homeless and hungry Noel returns to the site of her childhood, now a Chinese take-out, but will her journey get her the handout she wants, or the nurturing she needs?

BALLS (4f, 1m) - A box of very eccentric, multi-colored holiday ornaments discover just how fragile their existence really is.

SANTA COMES TO THE KING DAVID (3f, 1m) - 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.

History
4 X'MAS first appeared in its entirety at the Jewel Box Stage of The Workshop Theatre, New York City, in December 2007.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £62 per performance
    £29 per play individually
    Plus VAT when applicable

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Casting

4f, 2m, 2girl(s), 2boy(s)
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Casting Notes

Minimum cast of 6 can expand with roles for as many as 6 men and 10 women

Music

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

Materials

Scripts

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Press

“OVERWHELMINGLY LOVED BY OUR AUDIENCES! A perfect balance between powerful, thought provoking drama and light-hearted comedy!” -Nick Charles and Julie Incorvina, Owners, Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA

"As an audience member, I LOVED IT. The creativity, the reality, the understandable, and the unfathomable all flow from the remarkable mind of Mr. Grant. As a retired literature teacher, I was delighted to witness so touching a production." - Bill Raabe, Fountain Valley, California

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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 (

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