Published on December 20th, 2023 | by Biz Books
5 Holiday Plays You Need to Read!
Here are 5 holiday plays we think you should check out this season. There’s still time to grab your copy below!
Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It’s a farcical behind-the-scenes look when all goes wrong in a small theatre company’s attempt to mount its annual production of A Christmas Carol. Complicating the effort are prima donna performers, cast love affairs and a surprise visit by an inspector from the funding arts foundation.
On Christmas Eve, the one-year-anniversary of their father’s disappearance, Josh and Jennifer go to Stanley Park to honour his memory instead of catching a bus to their uncle’s place. When a mysterious homeless man leads them to a fantastical bunker beneath the park, they experience wondrous visions that help them understand the truth about their father.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
In this winning and witty sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the bookish middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. Constantly overshadowed by her four sisters, Mary Bennet finds hope for a new life beyond her family from an unexpected holiday romance.
The Gift of the Magi is a one-act drama by Anne Coulter Martens, based on the classic O. Henry short story of the same name. Della and Jim, the main characters, are a young married couple who are very much in love, but have very little money, certainly not enough to give each other the “perfect gift” for their first Christmas together. Nevertheless, they find a way to surprise each other with a gift that expresses how truly deep their love is.
Two parents take their three young children on a road trip to visit their grandparents for the Christmas holiday. A breathtaking work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned to Drive and Indecent, in which a single, sudden act of violence shatters the lives of three siblings – and also unites them.
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