Santa’s Little Helper
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,
(+ 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 email@example.com, http://www.jamesvenhaus.net. • Cited by James Venhaus, via ftp, July 16, 2003; Venhaus says,
Tim (m), 38, _____; Michael (m), __, 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.
“During a brief romantic encounter a man and a woman come to discover more about each other and themselves than they bargained for.
“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. • “James Venhaus (Romeo and Juliet at Verona High | The Temple of Dionysus) is an actor/playwright/educator from Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the DFW Playwrights' Alliance. His plays include award winning one-acts 'The Temple of Dionysus,' 10-minute plays, 'The First Christmas,' 'Santa's Little Helper,' and 'Kringle-phobia,' full length plays The Happy Couple and Weird Sisters, and plays for young audiences Romeo and Juliet at Verona High and The Top Hand of Lone Tree Ranch. His work has been performed off-off Broadway at 13th Street Repertory Company, and in theatres across the country including, Ground Zero Theater Company, Audacity Productions, and Junior Players (Dallas), SUNY Brockport (New York), Killing My Lobster (San Francisco) and Loyola University (New Orleans). He holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Southwestern University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Austin College. He lives in Dallas with his wife and daughters.”—Playscripts, Inc. - New Plays Now, http://www.playscripts.com, accessed May 11, 2006.
Christmas, heartache, love, Santa Claus, sex.