PS: Merry Christmas

Book By: Pat Cook
Play #: 2339
Pages: 61 pgs
Cast: 3 m, 6 w, 1 flexible, 2 girls doubling possible

Karen Brookshire loves writing Christmas letters. Not so her family - they'd much rather dive behind the couch. With a boy-crazy daughter, a smarty-pants son and a klutzy husband she has her hands full. So Karen has to write their Christmas letter by herself recalling such events as their daughter's first date, which unfortunately occurred at the same time as two overly-adoring aunts were visiting, and their son's high school graduation where he not only won the embarrassing "Perfect Attendance Award" but also found out that he would still be living at home. But the more Karen writes, the more her imagination soars. She even pictures the rest of her family pulling a "Mission Impossible" to get rid of the letter. Full of humor and poignant memories, this theatrical greeting card brings home the true meaning of family, of tradition and, of course, Christmas itself. Full evening. Ideal for community theatres.

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Productions

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
CLANTON, AL 12/9/2018
RECTOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Performance(s)
RECTOR, AR 12/7/2018
SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
BELTON, SC 12/3/2017
STAGE WEST COMMUNITY THEATRE 5 Performance(s)
OCEAN SHORES, WA 12/9/2016
STAGE WEST COMMUNITY THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
OCEAN SHORES, WA 12/1/2016
SOUTH PITTSBURG CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
SOUTH PITTSBURG , TN 12/21/2014
COMMUNITY THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
RICHLAND, MS 12/6/2014
CPCT, INC 8 Performance(s)
GARNETT, KS 12/4/2014
HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TAYLOR, MI 1/15/2014
TRUTH TABERNACLE 1 Performance(s)
HAMILTON, OH 12/15/2013
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
STEVENS POINT, WI 12/7/2013
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LAGRANGE, IN 12/5/2013
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PITTSVILLE 2 Performance(s)
PITTSVILLE, WI 11/15/2013
NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
SUMMERVILLE, GA 12/22/2012
OAK GROVE CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
RAINSVILLE, AL 12/9/2012
NAVASOTA THEATRE ALLIANCE 8 Performance(s)
NAVASOTA, TX 11/29/2012
FORT VERMILION PUBLIC SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FORT VERMILION, AB 12/14/2011
NEW HOPE SEPARATE BAPTIST CHUR 1 Performance(s)
COLUMBIA, KY 12/11/2011
REACH OUT COMMUNITY CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
GILBERT, WV 12/10/2011
COLLY CHAPEL CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
HARRELLS, NC 12/19/2010
MICAH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY 12/14/2010
SUNRISE BAPTIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
PUYALLUP, WA 12/10/2010
PICHACHO MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAS CRUCES, NM 12/9/2010
FESTIVAL PLAYHOUSE 9 Performance(s)
ARVADA, CO 11/26/2010
EAGLE ROCK JR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
IDAHO FALLS, ID 11/18/2009
NORTHVIEW FAMILY WORSHIP CENTE 1 Performance(s)
BOISE, ID 11/12/2009
BURGESS BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
HERTFORD, NC 12/21/2008
OAK HILL CHURCH OF THE NAZ 3 Performance(s)
MINDEN, WV 12/5/2008
NAILMARKD THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
HALLSTEAD, PA 12/1/2008
LAUDERDALE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ROGERSVILLE, AL 11/20/2008

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT PAT COOK TALKS ABOUT

"PS: MERRY CHRISTMAS"

 

Q.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A. I was inspired by an idea from Nancy Vorhis, my editor at Eldridge. However, once I got into it I recalled a lot of Christmas letters that I had received in the past and the rest sort of wrote itself.

 

Q. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A. This is a tough call for me. If I had to choose, though, it would probably be the anniversary dinner. SO much of that one is actually based on fact. My wife and I were married on a Sunday by a Justice of the Peace who DID say he had to come in anyway to fill out arrest reports.

 

Q. WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART IN CREATING THIS WORK?

A. The most difficult part was keeping the show '"Christmassy." Most of the letter takes place during a whole year - New Year's day, summer vacation, Halloween and so on. However, with the help of the character of "Gramma"I was able to keep a yuletide flavor all along, I believe.

 

Q. WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A. I wanted to show the whole family, each with their own lives and how they worked as a complete unit when push came to shove. Also, I wanted to show that, while they all may disagree from time to time, they could still find the humor in the situations.

 

Q. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY?

A. I had great fun writing the play and drew quite a lot from my own personal experiences. I mean, aren't those just the best ever?