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A Holiday Dream

A Holiday Dream

By Allan Kuester.

Product Code: HE3000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 6m., 7w., extras.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $65/perf

In stock

Synopsis

In this interactive play, children in the audience shout "Courage!" when prompted by Peter Pixie, a holiday elf who uses a magic dream to help Tim overcome his shyness and gain self-esteem. Peter Pixie's opening remarks to the audience refer to A Christmas Carol, in which dreams cause Scrooge to become a better person. Peter Pixie explains that he was not part of that story because he had another assignment: helping Tiny Tim, a shy boy whose only friends are in stories. He adds, "I gave Tiny Tim a magical dream that changed his life. Let's look in on this Tim at the start of his adventure." The play opens with Tim claiming to be too tired to join his family's holiday celebration downstairs. He falls asleep after opening his storybook only to be awakened by Peter Pixie. With the help of the audience shouting "Courage!" when Peter Pixie rings a bell, Tim continues to gain self-confidence as he helps the elf rescue Hansel and Gretel from the witch, Little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf, and Jack and his beanstalk from the giant. Was it only a dream? Peter Pixie's answer: "Dreams are some of the most important things we have going. You see, if you can dream it, you can make it for real. Tim, without our dreams we have nothing." In conclusion Tim says, "True, but this was only a dream and you gave me magic." Peter: "The only magic you used was the magic you had in you all the time. Let's hear the magic word!" Peter rings the bell, and the audience shouts "Courage." The lights come up, the audience is recognized as elf helpers, and they give him one more jolt of magic to send him home. After an explosion of lights, Tim's mother comes into his bedroom, and he prepares to join the family celebration. Any holiday could be substituted for Christmas referred to in this play, but it might be difficult because Peter Pixie's opening remarks to the audience refer to A Christmas Carol. However, the play can be presented any time during the year because of its strong message. Cast members may be any age, children or adults (the original cast at Concordia College, Chicago, was composed of college students; sixth grade students performed it at Elm School, Hinsdale, Illinois).

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code HE3000
  • Cast Size 13
  • Min. Royalty Rate $65/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780886804565
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.