Captive Christmas – Comedy about Kidnapping Santa


When a guy dressed as Santa is kidnapped and shoved into a cellar, the last thing he expects to find is 4 other Santas. Comedy about kidnapping Santa.

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comedy about kidnapping Santa


When a guy dressed as Santa is held hostage at gunpoint on Christmas Eve and shoved into what appears to be a locked wine cellar, the last thing he expects to find is four other Santas already locked in the same cellar with him. Evidently this guy (whose name is Bernie) is making it his business to kidnap Santas all over the city and bring them here. But for what? The five Santas clearly have nothing in common other than the red suit! An angry construction worker, a hippie, a pissed off feminist female Santa, a drunk and a marriage councellor will have to somehow get out of the cellar by any means. Even if it means giving Bernie the Christmas he never had. Add a taxi driving Santa to the mix and it’s truly a captive Christmas! Bernie to all accounts is a real psycho. I mean, who kidnaps Santa on Christmas Eve? But is he really? Could he just be a really lonely guy? Maybe they all have more in common than they originally thought…. A poignant comedy about kidnapping Santa. (Not the real one)

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Author: Vin Morreale, Junior

Type: Three act play

Type: Christmas, comedy, poignant comedy about kidnapping Santa

Cast: 6M 1F

Ages of the actors: All adult from their 20s to their 50s

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A cellar with a lockable sturdy looking door

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the tragedy into the comedy but still keeping it light. Character driven

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Copyright © 2019 Vin Morreale, Jr and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Christmas plays for you to enjoy:

A Contemporary Christmas Carol – modern day Scrooge
A Country Reunion – a hick family Christmas
Who Killed Santa – film noir comedy spoof

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