Comedy-Drama/ 27 Characters, 10 Men, 11 Women, 6 Indeterminate (doubling and tripling possible)/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: A Christmas dream play for ages 13 and up, combining parody, social comment, and fantasy. An old toymaker is visited by a collectible doll on the run from three “Brats” Dolls. The bad gals recruit Darth Vader, Freddy Krueger, and a not very threatening troll to take on the collectibles’ protectors, who include Popular Pirate Bob, Jack in Box, and a talking dog. The play culminates in a battle royale between the two sides, and a heartwarming Christmas surprise for the old man.
Contact information: Amateur and professional rights:
Phillip C. Wagner
Tragically Comic Players
1552 Creighton Valley Road
Lumby, BC, Canada
Ph: (250) 547-6045
About the Playwright: Actor, director, musician, and playwright Phillip C. Wagner studied playwriting at the University of Iowa, and both playwriting and directing at the University of Alberta. His other plays include Murder at the Empress and the family musical (with Beth DeVolder) Ichabod and the Headless Horseman, which toured to 14 schools in the Greater Victoria area, and most recently was seen at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon In 2009. Currently the artistic director of the Tragically Comic Players in Lumby, BC, Canada, Phil is also a screenwriter and story editor.
Shelf Life was first performed by the Tragically Comic Players, Lumby, British Columbia, in 2009.