What do you do when the Elves have the flu? by Mrs. E... - Theatrefolk

Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

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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

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


 16
6 W | 10 Any Gender


Simple Set

Comedy Student Directors Young Audiences

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Do you know what to do when the Elves have the flu? I haven't a clue, I wish I knew!

And this is no ordinary flu. It's Elven flu. 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? How will this sickie scrape get solved?

This play is part of Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays, a collection of 2 plays
16 Characters
6 W, 10 Any Gender
Mrs. Claus [W] 26 lines
Mother Christmas, and mother to Kristi.
Kristi Claus [W] 41 lines
Santa’s teenage daughter.

The Reindeer
Dasher [A] 8 lines
As supportive as they can be, given the circumstances.
Dancer [A] 8 lines
As supportive as they can be, given the circumstances.
Prancer [A] 13 lines
As supportive as they can be, given the circumstances.

The elves
Mixisfis (Head Elf) [A] 46 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Jolly [A] 6 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Polly [W] 7 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Holly [W] 6 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Molly [W] 4 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Golly [A] 6 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Lolly [A] 5 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Brolly [A] 6 lines
Coming down with something serious.
McColly [A] 10 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Volly [A] 6 lines
Coming down with something serious.
Dolly [W] 7 lines
Coming down with something serious.

Prop List

several toys, clipboard

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