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Holiday One Acts

Happy Holidays! This year Stage Door is hosting its 1st Annual Holiday 1 Act Festival!

Summary of Plays:

Digital Christmas (Comedy)

Santa Claus is ready to retire and has launched a new online store to help aid in the process, but when the website crashes on Christmas Eve and all the orders get mixed up, he scrambles to make things right.

Coming to Town (Comedy) 2m/1f

Walter and Arlene visit their mid thirties bachelor son Kenny during the Christmas season to deliver some upsetting news.

Ten minutes 'til Christmas (Romantic Comedy)

A spoof of every Hallmark Christmas movie. Ever. In a picturesque village we meet a man and a woman who fight insurmountable odds and conflicts of personality, class and income to fall in love and get engaged ten minutes after meeting during the Christmas season. All of the familiar tropes of made-for-TV movies are present, and the piece has a breakneck pace as elements of farce and absurdist theatre are present.

Happy Webgiving (Comedy)

A family has a web-call video meeting on Thanksgiving, but Mom has locked Dad in the basement for holiday transgressions. Their adult kids try to patch up the trouble.

A Walk in the Night (Drama)

ANGELA, a woman who lives alone in the countryside, has prepared a Christmas Eve dinner for her relatives. No one comes. This makes her feel unwanted. There is a knock on the door. A young man, desperate and unable to speak English, needs help. She gives him two bottles of water and a blanket. He then manages to persuade to go with him outdoors in the night. She is certain that no good will come of it, but she goes anyway. He leads to her to his

wife, asleep on the ground. She has just given birth. Her husband gives her water and covers her with the blanket. ANGELA immediately calls for an ambulance. And the young man shows his gratitude by calling her an angel.

Contract Claus (Courtroom Comedy)

Rudolph has issues with Santa Claus. He questions Santa’s ability to properly supervise the crew of reindeer and elves. Rudolph sues Santa for harassment, a hostile and uncomfortable work environment. Santa counter sues, but the courtroom goes viral when the Judge expresses his “opinion.”

Opening Night - December 18. 2020

NEXT:

Spring Awakening - TBA

May be inappropriate for 13 and under. (Spring Awakening is recommended for mature audiences - for strong language, and adult themes.)

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality.