About the Story
It is Christmas Eve. Santa’s toy makers are threatening a strike. Walter Wood has been encouraging this in order to sell Santa some wooden (robot) workers. The human workers walk off the job, the wooden ones work quickly, but make lots of big mistakes. The regular workers realized that they had it pretty good afterall, and promise to get the last of Santa’s toys ready before midnight.
A Christmas Strike by Effa E. Preston. Published by T. S. Denison in 1930. The one-act comedy script measures 4-3/448″ x 7-1/8″ and has 30 pages. RARE — just try to find another! There are speaking parts for 4 boys and 4 girls: Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus, Santa’s secretary, maid, and stuttering shipping clerk, the leaders of the men and women workers, the inventor of the wooden men and women. Then there are 5 wooden men and 5 wooden women who have stage movement but no lines. Suggestions for costumes and props are provided. Runs about 30 minutes.
Click to see larger photo. Some light storage on the cover and around the edges. The pages are very nice. I don’t think this one was read until I did, certainly never used for production. There are no names, remainder marks, or smoking odors.
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