We Knead a Little Christmas

Introduction

Fresh baked from Bethlehem, the House of Bread

Summary

Bethlehem was called “the house of bread”, so no wonder that the little town’s best bakery is “The House of Bread”. Owner Ezekiel, along with his wife Maya, and daughters Challah and Dora, are busily baking up fresh delights for the residents of Bethlehem, and all the visitors in for the census, when their son Babka, the shepherd, bursts on the scene with tales of angels appearing in the night sky. Excitement rises along with the bread dough with news of a baby born that very day — a Savior, who is Christ the Lord! Will Challah’s “Best New Bread” creation win the annual baker’s contest and keep the shop in business? Will Babka and the shepherds find the baby lying in a manger, just as the angel told them? Did the Magi really say “we have seen his star in the yeast . . .” (no, but that’s fun to say!)

Fresh baked, upper-crust, the best thing since sliced bread . . . We Knead a Little Christmas!

Approx. Performance Time

36 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 13 speaking roles and two non-speaking roles available for casting in We Knead a Little Christmas. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name 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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NAMEGENDERWhat They're Like
ChallahFEMALE*The oldest daughter of Ezekiel and Naomi.
NaomiFEMALEThe mother, owner of House of Bread.
EzekielMALEThe father, owner of House of Bread.
DoeFEMALEThe youngest daughter of Ezekiel and Naomi.
BabkaMALEThe son of Ezekiel and Naomi, and a shepherd.
Maya CiabattaFEMALEA customer in town for the census.
Malachi CiabattaMALEMaya’s husband.
BriocheFEMALEA faithful customer for years.
NathanMALEThe innkeeper next door.
NathanFEMALEA shepherd.
GilMALEA shepherd.
RuthFEMALEA shepherd.
BiffMALEThe rental donkey delivery boy.
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