THE THREE UNWISE MEN! – SPOOF ON NATIVITY PLAYS: THE REAL BUREAUCRATIC STORY
Once upon a time, a baby boy was born in Bethlehem. And everyone was very, very late for it.
Mary and Joseph were late, because they got held up in traffic; but actually, they had left late because Mary had nothing to wear. The wise men were late because they were arrested for having an expired camel license. (Luckily they escaped and made their way to the stable) The shepherds were late because someone forgot to turn on the star above the stable. The Angel Gabriel, however, was early. Being divine, he doesn’t suffer from the side effects of bureaucracy.
This is a spoof on the events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. Guaranteed to annoy everyone including Australians and Englishmen, Jewish people, Muslims, Christians and, in particular, Catholics, Zoroastrians, Hindus and Confucians. It should not annoy Shintos or Buddhists. It will also annoy trade unions, civil servants, policemen, customs officers and shepherds.
For everyone who enjoys the ”Carry On” films and ”The History of the World,” this play smacks of them.
Author: Tom Considine
Type: Two act very short play. Can be played as one act for festivals.
Genre: Spoof on Nativity Plays, offensive funny plays
Cast: Cast of 18. 2F, 13M, 3N
Ages of the actors: All adult
Suitable for: Adults
Length: Thirty minutes
Set: The desert, the customs office and the stable.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – quickness in delivery and a deadpan expression.
Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script
Copyright © November 2016 Tom Considine and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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