It’s that time of year again… Kittywham Productions is running our annual Christmas drama sale this week!
I confess, I’ve already been kinda in the Christmas mood for the past month, because I’ve been writing a new Christmas play (more on that at the end of the post!). Be that as it may, I do realize most people aren’t yet listening to Christmas music or dreaming of snow. But even so, the holidays are now less than three months away, and if your church or school is planning a Christmas program for December, now is the time to be choosing a play to perform.
With that in mind, I’m taking 20% off the price of all my Christmas play scripts this week, Monday through Saturday night at midnight (Sept. 28 – Oct. 3). I currently have six Christmas dramas of various lengths available for purchase, and while you’ll find tons more details about each script on their individual product pages, I thought it might be helpful to give a quick rundown here on the blog.
So, without further ado, here are the fast facts about my six Christmas plays currently on sale:
The Return of Ben Morgenstern
In December 1872, a ship’s crew rescues a castaway with a mysterious history, while onshore a son anxiously awaits his father’s homecoming.
Running Time: 100-120 minutes
Cast size: 11-25 performers (customizable!)
Christmas at the Three Bees
The tantalizing rumor of a distinguished visitor makes The Three Bees Inn & Bookshop a bustling place this Christmas.
Running Time: Approx. 100 minutes
Cast size: 12 performers
The Twelve Months of Christmas
The headmistress of a girls’ boarding school faces new challenges when all her long-lost uncles show up in the same week.
Running Time: Approx. 100 minutes
Cast size: 15 performers
Rejected: The Inside Story
An author finds herself inside her own mystery novel—and her ridiculous characters decide to put her on trial.
Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Cast size: 12-14 performers
Padlock Homes and the Case of the Missing Splinter
When a cherished relic disappears on Christmas Eve, only Padlock Homes and Dr. Arson can help the Sisters of St. Mary’s Convent.
Running Time: Approx. 20 minutes
Cast size: 10 performers
Two children find themselves transported to Bethlehem, meeting both the wise men and the shepherds on their journey to the stable.
Running Time: 15-20 minutes
Cast size: 8-12 performers
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about any of these Christmas drama scripts! You can also learn lots more about each script on its own product page (just click the images above to navigate to those pages). Our Christmas drama sale lasts this week only, so order before this Saturday at midnight to get 20% off your script!
And now, the promised writing update…
For several weeks I’ve been working on a brand new Christmas play. And last week, I finally finished!
I feel so grateful right now. Honestly, I’ve prayed over this script probably more than any other before, and I can certainly say I felt God’s help throughout the process.
Some of you know this is a yearly project of mine—a new drama for each Christmas season for my incredible church to stage in December—and I consider it pretty much the most important thing I do each year. It’s my vision to craft a story and characters that are disarming and genuine and inspire both the cast members and the audience to think about their own lives on many levels, in new ways.
That’s hard, and I’m completely unfit for the task. Jesus is so good to take my mixed-up ideas and words and form them into something He can use. (Thanks also to my parents who help me brainstorm and unravel knots in the story )
Unfortunately I can’t share the title or any other details yet, but “Christmas Play 2020” clocked in at 17,000 words, written mostly in about two weeks, though the ideas had been developing for a long time. I know I’ll keep making edits until the day it gets printed, but I’m able at this point to say the script is complete. I’m deeply thankful!
This has been my prayer over the last few weeks: “Pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ…that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” Colossians 4:3-4
I’ll be sharing more about “Christmas Play 2020” in the coming weeks! I can hardly wait to tell you the title and the concept, show you the setting, introduce you to the characters, and so much more! Stay tuned for updates as my church youth group starts rehearsals and eventually performs the play in December—we’ll livestream the performances on Facebook!