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The Christmas Tree Farm

Adam Szymkowicz
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Description

A series of vignettes, mostly love stories, taking place at a Christmas tree farm, including a breakup, a breakdown, a meet cute, four Santas, a film director, high school sweethearts, and some carolers. A holiday play about love and joy.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (3 female, 2 male, flexible casting, 5–21 actors; minimum 1F, 1M, 3 of any gender)
Full Length Comedy (about 80 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Reviews

Press Quotes

“Adam Szymkowicz’s THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM, mixes warmth and humor, nostalgia and grief, and hope for the future in 80 captivating minutes.” —NJ Arts

“Isn’t it nice when something delivers precisely on what it promises? THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM … is just such a considerate holiday present. An 80-minute rom-com full of meet-cutes and holiday charm, the play is a yummy Christmas cookie of a holiday show. The play is fun and often adorable, but that is not to call it trivial or without substance: this is by no means a plot rolled off the Hallmark Channel assembly line. Instead, playwright Adam Szymkowicz turns a warm, thoughtful eye on the people, relationships, and unavoidable tensions that weave themselves through a local tree farm.” —NJ.com

About the Author

Author

  • Adam Szymkowicz

    ADAM SZYMKOWICZ's plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, Wales, The Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, Switzerland, South Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Portland Center Stage, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages and The New Group, among others. Published plays include DEFLOWERING WALDO, PRETTY THEFT, FOOD FOR FISH, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, HEARTS LIKE PLANETS, INCENDIARY, THE WHY OVERHEAD, ADVENTURES OF SUPER MARGARET, 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, RARE BIRDS, MARIAN OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD, KODACHROME, CLOWN BAR, CLOWN BAR 2, CLOWN BAR CHRISTMAS, MERCY, THE BOOKSTORE, OLD FASHIONED COLD FUSION, THE PARKING LOT, THE NIGHT CHILDREN, THE WOODEN HEART, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, WHEN JACK MET JILL, HEART OF SNOW, THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM, 100 THINGS I NEVER SAID TO YOU, 100 LOVE LETTERS I NEVER SENT and NERVE. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Concord/Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Stage Partners and Original Works Publishing, and are featured in numerous Smith and Kraus and Applause books. His monologue book, Small Explosions, came out from Applause in early 2023. His book on playwriting, Letters to a Young Playwright, comes out from Applause in fall of 2024. He was the premiere Resident Playwright at The Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA and the first playwright to participate in Bloomington Playwrights Projects' Square One Series. He has been to The Orchard Project, Green Gulch, Theatre4ThePeople's the Barn and to JAW at Portland Center Stage, served twice as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Center, and twice as a Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters. Szymkowicz received two grants from the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, and has been commissioned by South Coast Rep, Rising Phoenix Rep, Texas State University, The NOLA Project, Single Carrot Theater, Majestic Rep, The Chance Theater, Concord Theatricals/The Educational Theatre Association and Flux Theater Ensemble. Adam received a Playwright's Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an MFA from Columbia University where he was the Dean's Fellow. Szymkowicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writer's Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's Group, the MCC Playwright's Coalition and of the very first Ars Nova Play Group. He has interviewed over 1100 playwrights on his blog. For more, go to www.adamszymkowicz.com.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 5/28/2024
Pages 62
ISBN 9798888560150

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM premiered at Mile Square Theater
(Kevin R Free, Artistic Director)
in Hoboken, NJ in November 2023.

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
The Christmas Tree Farm is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC
www.broadwayplaypublishing.com