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Going Home

  • Matt Hoverman
  • Short Play, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 1M, 1F
  • ISBN: 9780573698941

Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time.

  • Short Play
  • Comedy, Christmas/Holiday
  • 10 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Senior, Adult, Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time... but when Cheryl decides at the last minute she can't resist the siren call of her dysfunctional family, it's all Greg can do to keep her from Going Home.

Published in Christmas Shorts, a collection of five holiday plays by the author that can be performed individually or together as a complete evening of theatre for a cast of 4-13 performers.

Amusing, poignant, Christmas Shorts is a simple, gentle surprise...  The script is loaded with low-key, sweet humor.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Premiere Production:

Christmas Shorts: 5 Merry Little Comedies was first produced by Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, artistic director) at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre in December, 2008 as an Angels in Progress workshop.  It was directed by Suzanne Agins.

  • Casting: 1M, 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Ensemble cast, Color blind casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHERYL - just 30, female
GREG - just 30, male