The Christmas Dinner Play Characters and Costumes
The Christmas Dinner Play - Characters and Costumes
Written by: Shepherd Knapp
Characters and Costumes
MOTHER GOOSE—The conventional costume; full skirt, peaked hat, cane, spectacles, mitts. It is effective for her to draw her lips tight over her teeth so that her speech is that of a toothless old woman.
GRANDFATHER—} simple indoor clothes
GRANDMOTHER—} suitable for farmer folk.
FATHER—At first in working clothes; afterwards a bit spruced up; cap and gloves for first entrance.
MOTHER—At first in working clothes and apron; better clothes for the third scene.
WALTER—A boy; at first outdoor clothes; indoor clothes underneath.
GERTRUDE—A girl, a little younger than Walter; at first outdoor clothes; indoor clothes underneath, different in the third scene.
BROWNIES—Two little boys; dressed all in brown.
HOUSE FAIRIES—Two little girls; conventional fairy costumes, with gauze wings.
TRANSFORMED GROWN-UPS—Three boys and two girls: the smallest and fattest boy, representing Santa Claus, should be dressed in white with red bow necktie and red stockings, the others in ordinary children's clothes.