Sad Sack Santa


Jay Evers, a part-time Santa, has had his fill of unruly, obnoxious kids. He’s done, but so are the vacation plans. When his wife offers to take his place, the bet is on.

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  • Paul DiLella
    1 man, 1 woman
    15 minute comedy

    About the play: Four days before Christmas, all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse–or Santa. Jay Evers, a seasonal department store Santa, has had his fill of unruly kids and obnoxious parents. He’s done, but so are the vacation plans and the new kitchen. In a last ditch effort, his wife offers to take his place. A bet is on.

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    Here’s what they’re saying about the show:

    • This Christmas comedy will delight audiences as they watch a concerned wife bring the Christmas spirit back to her sad sack Santa of a husband. Better than three ghosts. –C. McCaslin, who played Jay Evers in a production of Sad Sack Santa

    About the playwright: Paul DiLella likes writing plays because he enjoys hearing the sounds of people talking. He was a Speech and Theatre major in college before serving in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. Later, he toured as a children’s theatre actor and worked in retail until he became a English and Theatre teacher. He is now retired and is an avid supporter of the the local Shakespeare Festival.


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    Paul DiLella


    Christmas & Holiday

    Running Time

    11-19 Minute Play





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    Christmas, On the Job