Nativity – News of Jesus. Short Nativity Play


A short nativity play about the angel appearing to Mary and Joseph bringing news that they are going to have a son who is the Lord.


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A short nativity play for seven to twelve actors. In the play,  the Angel Gabriel appears to Mary to let her know that she has been chosen as the mother of Jesus.  He also appears to Joseph to tell him not to divorce Mary when she is found to be pregnant. Extras are cast as villagers,  children and the narrator of course!

Note: This play does not cover the birth of Jesus, just the earlier parts of the story.

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Author: Demarquis Johnson

Type: One act play

Genre: Christian, Nativity, Christmas, Children’s

Cast: 7-12 actors. At least 1M 1F, rest can be N.

Ages of the actors: Children up

Suitable for: Youth groups, schools, church groups

Length: 5-10 minutes

Set: Any – at director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple script for the children to follow

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Copyright © December 2019 Demarquis Johnson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

The Three UNwise Men – a nativity Spoof
A Manger Carol – a one act nativity play about trying to put a nativity play on
The Christmas Ghosts – modern day Scrooge complete with ghosts that haunt cell phones!

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