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“Santa’s Little Helper”

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Venhaus, James (American playwright, teacher, 1968_____), “Santa’s Little Helper,”

a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the office supply storeroom in a large office building, the night of the annual office Christmas party, 2002,

2m1f (+ 1 m or f extras)

2m1f (+ 1 m or f extras); © 2002 by James Venhaus; • in James Venhaus’ Santa’s Little Helper (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from James Venhaus, 315 North Montreal Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208, U.S.A., e-mail jvenhaus@sbcglobal.net, http://www.jamesvenhaus.net. • Cited by James Venhaus, via ftp, July 16, 2003; Venhaus says,

§ Dramatis Personae Tim (m), 38, office worker; Michael (m), office worker, a rather generic looking office worker; Maggie (f), office secretary and sex kitten; Random Office Worker (m or f extra), another rather generic looking office worker.

§ Synopsis “During a brief romantic encounter a man and a woman come to discover more about each other and themselves than they bargained for.

§ Comment “Maggie wears the kind of Mrs. Claus outfit that Mrs. Claus would wear if she were a stripper. • Premiered as part of the “Fresh From the Oven” festival, Ground Zero Theater Company. Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., September, 2002.

§ Themes Christmas, heartache, love, Santa Claus, sex. See also James Venhaus'

  • "The First Christmas," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in the living rooms of a recently divorced couple, evening, a few days before Christmas, 2000, 1m1f
  • "Kringle-phobia," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in the living room of a suburban couple, afternoon, a few days before Christmas, 2002, 1m1f

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