The number three seems to be associated with Christmas;
"We three kings..."
"I saw three ships come sailing in..."
And so, here are three short plays for Christmas. Each one tells the story of Christmas from a different, first person perspective. Mary's story, the innkeeper's story, and the Magis' story.
Each play is written for kids, to be performed by an adult (with an extraordinary memory!).
Really, I had a video presentation more in mind when I wrote them. I picture the actor in costume in a spotlight on a bare stage. All you see is the actor and one or two simple props (a basin and a jug, a broom, a beggar's cup). The video idea has the advantage of being able to break things up into more manageable chunks, cutting from one camera angle to another - with someone holding a large-print script/prompt off camera for the actor to read from. Just a thought!
Or you can skip the staging and just read them!
And so, without further ado...
It's the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd...
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!!!