The Elves

TEN MINUTE: In this dark 10-minute Christmas play, there's a reason kids don't come back from the North Pole, and it isn't the frost bite, it's the forever-rhyming blood thirsty elves. Doesn't matter if you're naughty or nice, they will get you.
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The Elves

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  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    1 Dec. 2018
    I love the inherent darkness that resides within the lights of Christmas, and Bublitz has given us a glimpse of it with this play. Without missing a beat we go from cuteness to terror, and it is hilarious.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    26 Oct. 2018
    Rachel Bublitz turns an audience's expectations on its ear with this dark, comic short play set on Christmas Eve. Everyone has a selfish agenda -- the conniving children with plans to ransack Santa's workshop, the cannibalistic elves whose rhyming dialogue is as sharp as their knives, and even Carol Kringle and her obsession with little-girl-meat-pies. The audience almost feels sorry for Santa, an oblivious oaf. Almost. "The Elves" would be a welcome, scary delight for holiday-themed 10-minute play festivals.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    25 Apr. 2018
    This is my type of holiday play! Bublitz takes what should be a cute moment and turns it into dark and scary fun. She's a master of the craft and I would love to see this script fully realized!

Character Information

  • Jane
    9,
    Female
    She wears a giant trench coat stolen from her mom or dad.
  • Sandy
    10,
    Female
    Also wears a giant trench coat stolen from her mom or dad.
  • Holly
    Jolly's twin, an elf.
  • Jolly
    Holly's twin, an elf.
  • Tinsel
    An elf.
  • Fruitcake
    An elf.
  • Kris Kringle
    50s+,
    Male
    Wears red, AKA Santa Claus. Married to Carol Kringle.
  • Carol Kringle
    50s+,
    Female
    Also wears red. AKA Mrs. Claus. Married to Kris Kringle.

Production History

  • Professional
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    PianoFight
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    2016