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A Visit From St. Nicholas or The Night Before Christmas
A Visit From St. Nicholas or The Night Before Christmas
By Lowell Swortzell.

Cast: 2m., 4w. On Christmas Eve, 1822, Clement Clarke Moore's house is not as quiet as a mouse—in fact, everyone is stirring. The three children await the arrival of St. Nicholas. Mother and Father arise thinking they hear intruders. Cousin Harriet enlists the children to copy the poem their father has just written for them, which she hopes to have published for all young people to enjoy. But Father, as a distinguished professor who fears being known as a poet for children, burns the poem so it can never leave the house. At first heartbroken, the children unite to save the poem for posterity by improvising it through a riotous enactment. How they convince their father that his verses should be shared with children everywhere brings about the hilarious, happy ending. A Visit From St. Nicholas is an ideal Christmas comedy for schools, children's theatres, church groups and community theatres. Simple costumes. Simple staging. Bare stage w/props. Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  V22
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  39
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Holiday
ISBN (10): 0871291347

Lowell Swortzell, Co-Founder of Program
in Educational Theater, 1930-2004

Professor Emeritus Lowell Swortzell, who co-founded the Steinhardt School's program in educational theater in 1966, died Aug. 9 from complications of a stroke suffered earlier this month. He was 74.

Swortzell, who spent nearly 40 years with Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, helped the educational theater program to become ...More
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