The Robbed Reindeer by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

The Robbed Reindeer

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Robbed Reindeer

by Lindsay Price

Christmas is doomed! Santa's reindeer are missing their antlers. Without them they can't fly straight. Joe Mufferaw must save the day! Great audience participation.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

2 M | 2 W | 6 Any Gender

Simple Set

 23 pages

Comedy Young Audiences

"This is a catastrophe! A monstrosity! A travesty! A mockery! Two mockeries and a double-kerfuffle. In other words, a really big mess!"

The evil Dr. H.Q. Crankspea has really done it this time. The dastardly villain has stolen the antlers from Santa's reindeer. Everybody knows that reindeer need their antlers to fly straight. Christmas is doomed!

Joe Mufferaw (our hero) needs help from the most unlikely of sources - the audience! Can the stolen antlers be recovered? Can Christmas be saved? Or will Joe be too late?

Excellent for grade school and family audiences.

10 Characters
2 M, 2 W, 6 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Joe Mufferaw [M] 126 lines
A lumberjack; Two Monologues
Dr. H.Q. Crankspea [A] 72 lines
Two Monologues
Elf/Newsboy [A] 10 lines
One Monologue
Jane the Paper Girl [W] 75 lines
One Monologue
Mr. Johnson [M] 20 lines
One Monologue
Ms. Gladstone [W] 11 lines
Reporters (4) [A] 1,1,1,1 lines

Prop List

Ransom note, Latest issue of “North Pole News”, Pad and pencil, Phone on a long extension cord, Sheets and sheets of paper, Enormous fingerprint, Suitcase full of antlers, Hood and mask

Production Photos


Dr HQ Crankspea (p. 5)
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