"A Little House Christmas: The Long Winter" Play Written by Tami Jo Redinger
based on the book "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Parts for 16 characters plus Blizzard Characters. Some parts can be combined to give students more lines.
Recommended characters to double up: Grace with Rose, Mrs. Boast with Narrator Laura, Mr. Fuller with Indian Chief, Mr. Loftus with Mr. Harthorn
Great for a class of 12 - 20 students!
Use to complete a novel study of "The Long Winter" or simply for the fun of it!
Can be used to study US History, SD History, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Native Americans, and Christmas!
Included are some songs which I Have included in the play. If you would rather not do any of these songs, feel free and choose any other song you would like instead and replace it for the listed ones in the play.
The play is about The Ingalls Family's Christmas in DeSmet, SD during the Winter of 1880. Told through the eyes of grown-up Laura and her husband, Almanzo, to their daughter, Rose. The Ingalls family along with much of the town are out of food and supplies. They must find a way to survive and make it feel like Christmas despite the lack of food and warmth. Then, Almanzo and Cap save the day, risking their lives to find food for the town. Finally spring comes and the Ingalls family gets their Christmas barrel from Reverend Alden! They celebrate by having a big Christmas feast in May, inviting their friends, Mr. And Mrs. Boast to join them!
I have also included a character page sheet, simply fill in the blank with the actor or actress' name, so you don't have to remember who is playing what part!
I have also split the play up into scenes, each scene starts on a new page, so you can easily find where you need to be! Page numbers included on each page.
If you notice any mistakes, please let me know, so I can fix them! Any and all edits will be updated for anyone who purchases!