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Overview

A small group of weary travelers discover the power of the season while trapped in a lonely train station on Christmas
Eve. As a blizzard rages outside, the troubled people are forced to turn to each other for companionship. Trying to make
them more comfortable is the old stationmaster, Charlie. When the clock strikes midnight, there is a knock on the station
door and seven youngsters appear. They’ve seen the station lights from the nearby church where, in secret, they’ve been
practicing the story of the nativity which they plan to present at regular service. They offer to perform their play for the
travelers, and afterward they speak to the travelers individually, giving advice that is seemingly wise beyond their years.

Character Info

*Casting decisions are made on actors ability over gender and age.

CHARLIE: Aging stationmaster - Kind-hearted
TRAVELERS
NEIL: College student studying art
IRVING: 30-40s wants to be a writer
VIOLET: Extremely energetic senior citizen
TRUDY: Violet’s sister. Reserved and quite
ANNE: 20s - 30s Teacher
GEORGE: 20s - 30s - Abusive husband
SARAH: 20s. George’s wife. She is pregnant
CHILDREN:
JOHN: The oldest is the leader. Plays Joseph
KATHRYN: Oldest girl. Plays Angel
ELIZABETH: Plays Mary
WALLY: Plays Shepherd
HELEN: Play Shepherd
MABEL: Littlest girl, mouthy and outspoken. Plays Wise Man
FRANCIS: Littles boy, Plays Wise Man
JEREMY: 20s -30s - Stationmaster

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