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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 High School | Community Theatre
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

"The show was very touching and received many positive comments. It is a show that not only draws in the audience, but takes the cast on a wonderful journey. A beautiful show."
Review by Robbie LaFlamme, Franklin Footlight Theatre, Franklin, N.H.
""A Gift to Remember" is a darling production that really emphasizes the spirit of Christmas. The set is one simple unit set (a train station) and having a cast with great chemistry will really enhance the show. The patrons at our theatre loved this charming show!"
Review by James Nelson, Brookville Community Theatre, Brookeville, Ohio

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

" I do recommend to anyone that is going to direct this show that they read the book and take some time with each cast member to work on characterization, it helped me immensely and the cast loved knowing more about the person they portrayed."
Tip by Robbie LaFlamme, Franklin Footlight Theatre, Franklin, N.H.
"We made a full stage set to create the train station and borrowed old benches. With a few wall furnishings it became a beautiful set."
Tip by Robbie LaFlamme, Franklin Footlight Theatre, Franklin, N.H.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Hershey Area Playhouse Hershey Pennsylvania 12/3/2020 12/13/2020