Up the Chimney Christmas Play Introduction
Up the Chimney Christmas Play - Introduction
Written by: Shepherd Knapp
Before the Play begins, MOTHER GOOSE comes out in front of the curtain, and this is what she says:
Good evening, dear children. I see you are all expecting me to show you a Christmas Play. Well, I have one ready, sure enough. And now let me see, what shall I tell you about it? For one thing it will take place on Christmas Eve, and then it will be all about Christmas, of course.
The first scene will be in the house, where a little girl and a little boy live, with their father, who is a doctor, and their mother. It is evening and the weather is very cold outside.
The little girl and boy are writing letters—can you guess to whom they are writing?—and the mother is knitting, and the father is reading his newspaper; as you will see in a moment for yourselves.
So be very quiet, for now it is going to begin...