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Raymond, Monica E. (American playwright,, writer 19__-____), “Crèche,”

a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in a mall, late afternoon, Christmas Eve, 2002,


; • © 2002 by Monica E. Raymond; • in Monica E. Raymond’s Crèche (Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4141, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Monica E. Raymond, 59 Brookline Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4141, U.S.A., e-mail mraymond@postmark.net, telephone (home) 617-661-1793. • Cited by Monica E. Raymond via ftp January 11, 2004; Raymond says,

§ Dramatis Personae Tracy (f), 17, slender, attractive, upscale young woman of any ethnicity, looks and speaks absolutely normally; Chai (f), 17, a waif of any ethnicity from the projects, slightly alarming looking.

§ Synopsis “Tracy and Chai, two teenage girls, meet for the first time at a shopping mall on Christmas Eve when Tracy tries to steal baby Jesus from the shopping mall creche. Tracy, who has just given birth, plans to abandon her own newborn son there, no matter how much Chai tries to dissuade her.

§ Comment “The one scene requires a set with a stylized life-size creche—a minimum of Mary and the infant Jesus (Magi and manger optional). • ‘Creche’ has been produced by Playwrights Platform (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), where it won an award in the 2002 New Works Festival, and by Looking Glass Theater (New York City).

§ Themes adoption, baby, Christmas, first encounter, housing projects, Jesus, Mary, mother-newborn, Rudolph, teenage pregnancy.

See also Monica E. Raymond's

  • "Hijab," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a living room/bedroom, morning, U.S.A., 2003, 2f

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