A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS CAROL – CHRISTMAS PLAYS
In modern day Beverly Hills, high powered Talent and Literary agent Elgin Scroge goes about his daily business running the shop with his one employee, Bob Cricket. It is the Christmas season of the year and Bob wants to leave early so he can buy Christmas presents for his family and Elgin finally lets him go with comments about how Elgin is left again to run the business.
The day turns to night and Elgin, who lives in his agency, pulls out the Murphy bed and prepares to go to sleep. In the middle of the night he is wakened by sounds from the Spirit of Christmas past played by a puppet. The spirit takes Elgin back in time and allows him to see how the past has formed his present situation.
The play follows the Dickens story with the Spirit of Christmas present and Christmas future, both puppets, bringing Elgin’s life to a full circle and making him realize that he has not been the man he thought he was. The play is an updated version of, A Christmas Carol, including most of the cast from the original story.
Mark Mcquown is an award winning playwright and screenplay writer.
Author: Mark Mcquown
Genre: Christmas Play
Type: Long one act play.
Length: 90 Minutes. 1.5 hours
Ages of actors: Aged 11 and up to old age
Number of Actors: Twelve (12) as a minimum to Thirty Two (32) maximum. Some actors can play a no of smaller parts
Suitable for : All ages
Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – technical aspects with the ghosts and projecting scenes filmed previously on a big screen.
Set: Two main – an office cum bedroom – the main character lives in his office. The second is the Cricket household.
Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice script
Copyright August 2013 Mark McQuown and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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