GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN is a short play dramatizing the origins of the song “Go Tell It on the Mountain”. Set in 1898, deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. In the hamlet of Mistletoe, everything is divided down the middle; even the town’s official Christmas tree is decorated in fenced-off halves by the Cooper and Calloway families, who have been feuding for generations. On Christmas Eve, the tree mysteriously burns, and each faction accuses the other. A strange man with a harmonica who speaks only in song and Bible verses appears in town, and rumors run wild: is he a minstrel show entertainer, a wandering gunslinger — or maybe the Messiah? Next morning, the town awakes and finds the stranger gone and the tree miraculously restored, unblemished and fully ornamented; the last words the stranger said are stuck on the tree, written out as a gospel song, "Go Tell It on the Mountain". Playscript contains full set, stage, costume directions along with useful staging tips.