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In the Workshop


Written by J. Brooks & A. Hobbs
Directed by Theresa Cox
Produced by Terry Moore
comedy

December 7,8,9 & 10

4 performances

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

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Synopsis This play takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Santa’s operation is affected by a series of events that will threaten the delivery of toys to all the good little children on Christmas Eve: Mrs. Claus is tired of the constant cold and wants to move to a warmer climate; Harding Winchester the 4th representing the North American and European League of Vendors and Manufacturers insists that Santa modernize his operation, and the elves are meeting with union organizers.
Casting 11+, with assorted elves added at director’s discretion. Most of the characters can be either male or female with the exception of Santa, Mrs. Claus and Harding (i.e., 2 males & 1 female). Parts are available for ages 8 and up.

Santa.................................................appears to be in his 50s, he is winning of manner and soft-voiced
Mrs. Kitty Claus............................... 40s-50s and must feel comfortable in bathing suit
Romanoff/Daisy Mae .......................Mrs. Claus’s helper elf
Winston/Victoria ..............................chief elf
Harding Winchester IV .....................40s-50s, handsome, slick and stuffy; well tailored
Hoff/Rosie .... ..................................elf running for union steward
Associate #1 ....................................one of Hoff’s union associates
Associate #2 ....................................another of Hoff’s union associates
Gandolf/Hatshepsut ..........................elf  who weeds out unreasonable gift requests
Assorted elves ..................................any size, age, gender and number
Robot................................................. maybe played by any actor not otherwise in the same scene (Act 2, Scene 3)
The following named characters may be played by actors or maybe simply voices offstage.
Naughty elf .......................................checks Naughty list (only a voice from offstage)
Nice elf ............................................checks Nice list (only a voice from offstage)
History This is the World Premier of this show written by local WNC playwrights! Stay after the show for a talk back with one of the playwrights, who will take your questions.