Love and Merger, A Small Cast Comedy Play Perusal



A Comedic Play.  The genteel and mannerly South gets a humorous remaking as the town of Regal, South Carolina, finds itself with an opportunity for everyone to make money at everyone else’s expense.


We always hear about “Rudolph THIS!” or “Rudolph THAT!” Just because Rudolph saved the day ONCE… Everybody tends to forget about the eight ORIGINAL reindeer.

Well? They’re not putting up with it anymore and DANCER is championing the cause. However, he may have taken things a bit too far. His mischief gets out of hand, and he manages to back himself into a corner.

Now, this wouldn’t be so bad except for the fact that he takes everybody down with him. Especially Ralph, the Elf Manager. Because of all the chaos, Ralph accidentally clobbers Santa on the head. Santa winds out with amnesia and has no interest at all in climbing into a sleigh and delivering toys on Christmas Eve. Ralph, of course, thinks his career will be over as soon as Santa regains his memory and realizes what he’s done.

In the middle of it all, Santa starts calling Mrs. Claus, “Fee Fee,” and all SHE wants to do is go on a long overdue vacation.

And all of this is being absorbed with total confusion by the two new little elves working in Santa’s Workshop.

Will Christmas happen this year? Of course, it does! There’s ALWAYS a happy ending! And the Music is delightful.

Cast of Characters

    1. DANCER – The Reindeer
    2. RALPH – The Elf Manager. He’s a real curmudgeon. Always grumpy. Never Smiles.
    3. SANTA
    4. MRS. CLAUS – A sweet soul with a “Gracie Allen” type logic.
    5. LENNY – (LENORIOS) – Little girl Elf.
    6. STEVE – (STEVIONAL) – Little boy Elf.

Script Sample

Production Notes

TIME – December thru June, 1995

PLACE – The fictitious Southern town of Regal, South Carolina.

SET – (One Set) The Town Council Meeting Room at City Hall. There is a long table (dais) with seven chairs. The cast is seated from house left to house right as follows: JEFF VESTIN, DAISY BISKETT, RENEE TRACY, ETHAN TAYLOR (center), JAKE DANIELS, TEDDY BUILDERMAN, and HANNAH IMALRITE. The table must either have a wood front or a table cloth that falls to the floor.

The center chair is bigger than the others. This is where Ethan Taylor sits. At center front of the table/dias hangs the emblem for the Town Council of Regal, South Carolina. Behind the table/dias are two flags on floor poles. One is the flag of the United States and the other is the flag of the state of South Carolina.

To one side is a table which is used for refreshments. There is a coffee urn, Styrofoam cups sugar, sweetener, and creamer on the table.

COSTUMES – 1995’s street dress. Also a wedding dress and two tasteless bridesmaids dresses. All costumes need to be very “quick change” so it is suggested that, for the most part, each cast member wear the same neutral pants/skirt and/or shirt/blouse for ACT I and another for ACT II and only change “over” pieces like jackets, scarves, etc. to give the appearance of the change of date.

ACT I, Scenes 1-3 takes place in December of 1995, just before Christmas. In Scene 1, several of the cast wear Christmas scarves, pins, etc. JEFF VESTIN wears a tasteless, gaudy Christmas scarf throughout all three scenes in ACT I.

ACT II takes place in June of 1995, requiring warm weather costume accents. Consult script for any additional details.

Director’s Notes

Your materials package comes with all the scripts you will need for cast, director, tech and crew. You will also receive our PRESS PLAY CD with all the sound affects you will need to produce the show. Additionally, you will receive a copy of “Daisy Biskett’s Good Eatin’ Cookbook” which is part of the script. The cookbook is also available for you to purchase at wholesale as a product to sell to make more money for your theater.

Please feel free to call J&G any time to speak with the authors regarding any questions, comments or script changes you may require.

Your Materials Package Includes:

    • 16 Scripts
    • 1 Piano/Vocal Score Book
    • 1 Press Play CD

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