Away in a Mango

Introduction

A Christmas Island Adventure for Kids. Created by Steve Moore, Rob Howard and David Guthrie

Summary

A festive holiday cruise to Christmas Island aboard the luxurious Yuletide turns perilous for nine passengers on a day shopping excursion when their boat, the SS Mango, is caught in an unexpected storm and washed ashore on a deserted island. Deserted, that is, except for the island’s lone inhabitant, Johnny Coconut, marooned there years before. Will they be found in time for the ship’s big Christmas Concert? (hint: yes, they will!) What’s Johnny’s story? All aboard for a totally fresh, totally fun Christmas adventure for kids as they join the intrepid castaways of the SS Mango. After all, the story of the birth of Jesus is the story of lost people, unable to save themselves, being rescued by the long-awaited Savior!

Approximate Performance Time

38 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 14 speaking roles available for casting in Away In A Mango. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name and gender modifications in the script. The indications below show how we recorded them on the demonstration recording. Many roles could be played by older youth or adults.

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NameGender*What They’re Like ...
CAPTAINGirlCaptain of the S.S. Mango, in charge, loyal and wise
BILLYBoyFirst Mate of the S.S. Mango, a bit quirky and forgetful
JESSICAGirlCruise Director aboard the Yuletide, hopelessly optimistic and cheerful
JOHNNYBoyA castaway that’s been on the deserted island for years
EMMAGirlActor and musician in the Yuletide’s big Christmas production
SOPHIEGirlActor and musician in the Yuletide’s big Christmas production
TRENTBoyActor and musician in the Yuletide’s big Christmas production
LOGANGirlBuilding contractor, no nonsense, can build anything
CHLOEGirlFirefighter from Des Moines, touristy and very confident
OLIVIAGirlFirefighter from Des Moines, touristy and very confident
MASONBoyFirefighter from Des Moines, touristy and very confident
JASMINEGirlA mime, part of the Yuletide’s drama troupe
PILOTGirlCoast Guard type, right down to the flight suit
CREWMANBoyCoast Guard type, right down to the flight suit
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

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