Mindy Starns Clark

Mindy Starnes Clark made her stage debut in the first grade, in the starring musical role of Little Red Riding Hood. As she grew up, she found that she preferred writing plays to acting in them, though she still performs in church and community theater now and then, as a fun family activity. Mindy met her husband at the auditions for a musical in college, and now they enjoy performing in shows with their two daughters. Besides writing several plays and musicals for Eldridge, Mindy is the author of a Christian mystery novel series, more than 50 computer software manuals, two textbooks, and numerous articles and fillers.

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  The Gift of the Magi

Christmas Classic Holiday by Mindy Starns Clark

21 pages

2 m, 2 w

Perhaps the most perfect Christmas parable ever written is O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi." In this one-act play version is the timeless story of Della and Jim, a struggling young couple who seek to give the other the ideal Christmas gift. They barter their most valued possessions to purchase each other's gifts: Della's beautiful long hair for a watch fob and chain Jim's watch for a tortoise shell comb set for Della. While the physical gifts prove useless, their love is enriched beyond measure.

  Merry Christmas Mayhem

Comedy by Mindy Starns Clark

28 pages

2 m, 3 w, 2 flexible parts

It's the day of Eleanor's annual church Christmas dinner for the poor. She's brought along her new boyfriend, Leo, to meet her grown granddaughter, Jane, for the first time. Jane has also brought along her new boyfriend, Bobby, to meet her grandmother. Unfortunately, they are so busy serving the dinner that the two couples do not get the chance for formal introductions. Through a series of misunderstandings, Eleanor soon thinks Bobby is one of the homeless people while Jane thinks Leo is an insane stalker. The confusion escalates until the final hilarious con...