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Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

Mrs. Merritt is a retired primary school teacher from the prairies. She spent many years making dramas with her students and is thrilled to be able to see her words in print!

Encouraged by her grandson, she never would have sought out publication. "Computers are a bit beyond me" she says, but she's very glad she did.

She is spending her retirement traveling the world - next stop, Iceland.

Plays and Resources by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

Christmas in July

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The calendar days are all in a tizzy. The New Year better fix this mess and fix it quick.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 20 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Elementary Schools, and Middle Schools

Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

Two Christmas plays. Baby New Year rearranges the calendar in Christmas in July. Christmas is in jeopardy in What do you do when the elves have the flu?

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 36 pages

Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 8 M + 12 W + 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options
  • Unit set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 57 pages

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from L. Frank Baum

Plots and schemes are being hatched to kidnap Santa! That means no toys for good little girls and boys. Adapted from the story by L. Frank Baum.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 44 pages

Letters

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

For many wars, letters home were the only form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones. This play brings those letters to life.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 9 M + 12 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Robert Browning

There are consequences for the people of Hamelin when they refuse to pay the Piper. A theatricalization of the Robert Browning poem.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender, Rats
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

Seasonal Skits and Performance Poems For K-3

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

35 short skits and performance poems suitable for grades K to 3. All pieces focus on seasonal or calendar events and take you right through the year.35 short skits and performance poems suitable for grades K to 3. All pieces focus on seasonal or calendar.

  • Recommended for Elementary Schools
  • 79 pages

The Snow Queen

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Hans Christian Andersen

A theatrical adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 8 M + 20 W + 31 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko

Jack Frost spins the tale of Poor Marouckla who is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. Based on a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 31 pages

What do you do when the Elves have the flu?

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

The Elves can't eat, they can't sleep and they certainly can't work. And with Christmas around the corner, how will the toys get made?

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools

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