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A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book Can This Be Christmas? by Debbie Macomber.

Product Code: GD2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 6m., 8 to 11w., extras if desired.
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, during a snowstorm, a group of strangers are on a train to Boston from Bangor, Maine, where the airport had been shut down due to the weather. Once they reach Boston, many of the passengers hope to make connections to various destinations across the United States. A sailor is trying to get to Texas to place an engagement ring on his girlfriend's finger. A software salesman, returning from a business trip, wants to return to Los Angeles and patch things up with his wife. A recently widowed woman wishes to spend the holidays with her daughter's family in Boston. A man and his wife are attempting to reach Maryland in time for the birth of their first grandchild. And other travelers have similar desires to reach their destinations in time for Christmas. However, the train develops engine trouble, and there are track problems ahead. The passengers are suddenly forced to disembark and take shelter in a small depot in New Hampshire. Understandably disappointed and dispirited, they try to make the best of things with little success at first. Eventually, however, they begin to bond, despite their circumstances. They even find themselves beginning to accept their fate by finding ways to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. As the former strangers become collective friends, through patience, understanding and humor, they realize the memory of this night will be a gift to remember.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code GD2000
  • Cast Size 14
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590021
* 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.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
West Forsyth High School Clemmons North Carolina 11/29/2018 12/1/2018
Glen A. Wilson High School Hacienda Heights California 12/6/2018 12/8/2018
Newtown Presbyterian Church Newtown Pennsylvania 11/16/2018 11/18/2018
First Baptist Christian Academy Pasenda Texas 12/19/2018 12/19/2018