Up the Chimney Christmas Play Characters and Costumes
Up the Chimney Christmas Play - Characters and Costumes
Written by: Shepherd Knapp
Characters and Costumes
MOTHER GOOSE—The conventional costume; full skirt, peaked hat, cane, spectacles, mits. It is effective for her to draw her lips tight over her teeth so that her speech is that of a toothless old woman.
POLLY—A little girl, and; JACK—a little boy—first in ordinary indoor clothes; afterwards in wrappers.
DOCTOR JOHN—Their father; indoor clothes; also overcoat and hat; medicine case; afterwards in a dressing gown.
MOTHER—Doctor John's wife; indoor clothes; afterwards in kimono or wrapper.
NURSE MARY—A little old woman; first dressed for outdoors, in cloak and hood; simple dark dress underneath.
AN ELF—Acted by a very little boy, dressed all in green; he does not speak.
SANTA CLAUS—At first in heavy wrapper, preferably white; underneath this his conventional costume; later he puts on fur cap and gloves.
MRS. SANTA CLAUS—Indoor clothes of red and white, corresponding to the conventional costume of Santa Claus.
DOLL—Acted by two girls, one much smaller than the other, but both exactly alike as to dress, stockings, sash, hair ribbons, and color and arrangement of hair.
SOLDIER—Acted by two boys, one much smaller than the other, but corresponding as closely as possible in uniform and appearance, except that the small one has bright red cheeks from the beginning.
CHRISTMAS WAITS—Boys in outdoor clothes; warm caps, mufflers, gloves or mittens; one carries and plays a violin; others hold copies of the carols.