Plays


I have written several 35-60-minute contemporary dramas that have typically been used in Christmas Eve services. They often employ a small cast, and always point viewers to the Christ of Christmas. Previews of each play are available on this site; you may then choose to purchase and download the play along with rights to perform it in your own church or ministry setting.


Christmas for the Family

It's Christmas Eve, modern day. Sarah wants to make this a perfect Christmas, but from the very first scene we witness her angry and rebellious teenage daughter (Megan), her workaholic husband (Tom), and her college-aged son (Ryan) who won't be coming home for Christmas. Sarah's hopes for a perfect Christmas are dashed, and over the course of the evening we learn that Sarah's perfectionistic drive comes because she was battling cancer the previous Christmas and was too sick to enjoy much. Eventually, Sarah surrenders her heart back to the Lord.

Meanwhile, we see Megan's anger and bitterness expressed toward every member of her family, including her younger sister Katie. Over the course of the evening, and with the encouragement of her older brother Ryan (who comes home after all), Megan discovers that her anger and bitterness have been toward God, Whom she blames for giving her mother cancer. Through talks with Ryan and Sarah, Megan softens, and eventually turns to the Lord for salvation.

The play ends with a fun family celebration of Christmas morning, complete with the reading of the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20. There is new hope for this family because of Jesus.

This play should be followed by a gospel message that clarifies how members of the audience can surrender their lives to Jesus.

Running time: Approx. 45 minutes, not counting gospel presentation. This was originally designed to be part of a Christmas Eve service that included worship and a time of candlelight carols (these elements are not included in this script).

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Christmas Hope

Tom, Jackie, Erin, and John are a typical American (non-Christian) family. As Christmas approaches, they have many plans for a big family celebration: tons of gifts, followed by a cruise the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Then, through no fault of his own, Tom loses his job with no warning and no severance. Now they have to cancel all their plans and forego all their gifts.

In the midst of their struggles, Tom and Jackie each independently seek counsel from their neighbors and Christian friends, Matt and Annie Tyler. In the course of these conversations, each one rediscovers the Jesus they had heard about growing up but had never thought much about, and they each learn more about the true meaning of Christmas. Moreover, each one learns about his/her need for a personal relationship with Jesus.

In the end, the family comes to Christmas with nothing but their newfound faith and a deep appreciation for the greatest Gift of all. There is hope that the Lord will somehow meet their needs in the days and months to come, if they place their trust in Him.

Running time: Approx. 30 minutes, not counting gospel presentation. This was originally designed to be part of a Christmas Eve service that included worship and a time of candlelight carols (these elements are not included in this script).

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$35

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