Christmas Shorts – Going Home & The Christmas Witch & Xmas Cards & Nativity & The Student by Matt Hoverman
This Collection of hilarious festive comedy offers a wonderful alternative to the traditional seasonal play. The five short (10-15 minutes) comedy plays humorously comment on holiday themes – family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and elves!
The 5 Plays are …
Going Home – M1,F1
Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time
The Christmas Witch – M2,F1
Two dudes find their relationship challenged when an ex-girlfriend with a penchant for breaking hearts and feasting on human flesh shows up on Christmas Eve
Xmas Cards – M1,F1
Every year, prosperous, conservative couple Ned and Nelly fill out their Christmas cards together. Or rather, Ned tries to fill them out and Nelly slowly drives him insane. Why should this year be any different?
Nativity – M2,F2
Two strangers – one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants – meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning …
The Student – M2
Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival
A two-character holiday comedy about a burnt-out, adult education writing teacher who rediscovers his passion in one of the strangest student-teacher conferences of all time
“Four Stars! Touching and inspiring … a favorite!” ~ Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner