PROJECT November / December
Pastorelas y posadas: símbolos y significados
Characters (Dramatis Personae)
Narrator – Estefi - 3o
Marco (a lonely boy) - Diego Bernal 5o
Milena - Allexa 4o
Susan - Valería 3o
Lucia - Ximena Cuate 3o
Sophie - Isabella Gallegos 1o
Gabriel - Regina G. 5o
Michael - Regina M. 5o
Apparitions from the past and present:
Mary Milena Ramos
Joseph Sebastián Flores
three townsmen & -women -
José Ricardo 6o
Sebastián Vargas 6o
Emiliano Pérez de León
Allexa Quiroz - 1o
Mateo Pérez de León 1o
Carlo Enrico 1o
a familly of four - father, motear and two kids
Jesús Benito 5o (papá)
Milena Gallardo 2o (hija))
Leyre Jiménez 2o (hija)
Montse Navarro 2o (mamá)
a homeless man & three passers-by
Emiliano Viveros 5o (vagabundo)
Miguel Huerta 2o (passer)
Andrés Estrada 5o (passer)
Erwin Tubert 5o (passer)
Notes about costumes
Apart from the time the children spend with the angels in the past, this pastorela takes place in modern times. This means that they can use everyday clothes. For the five spoiled children it would be great however if they could wear more extravagant clothing, for example with lots of accessories, and not necessarily something they would truly play with. Marco should be dressed in regular clothing.
It would be great if the two narrators could dress in similar plain colours, but also modern clothing.
The angels, Mary and Joseph should be dressed in stereotypical ideas of the characters; the townsmen & - women and the little girl from the nativity story in tunics or similar “historical clothing”.
The characters of the apparitions should dress in regular clothing again, apart from the homeless man who can wear shabbier clothing, perhaps even rags and the parents of the family who can wear a bit more “grown-up-inspired” clothes.
Audio - música instrumental navideña
Escenario - calle con adornos navideños
(Milena, Susan, Lucia, Sophie, Natalie and Marco are playing. Marco sits a bit to the side)
NARRATOR On a little street there lived a bunch of really good friends. And they all wanted many things for Christmas:
SOPHIE For Christmas I want a purple light saver, cause they are AWESOME and they are the COOLEST thing EVER. Then I can become a Jedi master and fight all the Star Wars villains.
LUCIA I want a nerve gun… to use on my brother!
SUSAN Santa, I want a pony, a real dog, a Lego dog park, all of the Disney Orlando parks in Lego, a real cat, a real unicorn, a robot that does all my work, my own house, a doll house, ten Barbies, five lipsticks, five telephones, five iPads, my own gigantic cupcake— (her list gets interrupted by Milena)
MILENA (incredibly excited and running around in circles around the group as if she were on skates already) I want some skates. REALLY!!! OMG OMG OMG please I REALLY WANT THEM SO I CAN GO TO THE PARK AND SHOW THEM TO MY FRIENDS OMG I AM SO EXCITED I JUST WANT SANTA TO GIVE ME THAT FOR CHRISTMAS. SOME SKATES THAT HAVE NEON LIGHTS, ARE PURPLE AND HAVE …. TURBO LAUNCH!!… (stops) Does that exist? (shrugs) BUT I FREAKING WANT THEM!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I WILL DIE IF I DON’T HAVE THEM OR AT LEAST KILL ONE OF MY FRIENDS FOR THEM! I AM SO EXCITED I CAN’T WAIT!!!!
NARRATOR But one boy wanted nothing else for Christmas but to be reunited with his dead father. And he got angry at his friends for being so selfish.
MARCO Stop talking about these presents!! You only think about material things! The purpose of Christmas is to be with your family, to give to others. You would know if you knew the real story about Christmas!
LUCIA What are you talking about? That’s not what Christmas is about!
MILENA It’s all about the PRESENTS!
NARRATOR Then the boy felt sad and he started to cry. But then suddenly a couple of angels appeared from the sky. (Audio sonido angelical - viento soplando)
GABRIEL The boy is right.
MICHAEL (to the boy) Don’t give up. We will help you convince the others that Christmas is not only about presents.
GABRIEL Let us show you what really happened on Christmas day all those years ago.
NARRATOR And with that the angels transported all of them to the past, to the time when Jesus was born.
Street in Bethlehem.
Audio - música navideña clásica
Escena - imágen del pasado en Belén
(the children enter with Gabriel and Michael. They are invisible to Mary and Joseph who enter from the other side)
SUSAN (points at Mary and Joseph) Look! It’s Mary and Joseph!
MARY I’m really tired.
JOSEPH We have to find a place quickly to protect us.
MICHAEL They knocked on many doors, but no one let them in. (points at them trying) Look. audio - tocando puertas
(Mary and Joseph go from one door to the next)
MARY We need a place for the night, can we please come in?
JOSEPH Please, would you have some space for us?
SHEPHERD2 I don’t have anything to give you.
MARY We just need something small and warm for the birth of our baby.
(party noises and music can be heard from the house)
SH.WOMAN I’m sorry I don’t have time now. (yelling over her shoulder) I’m coming!
(they knock on the last house. A girl opens.)
GIRL You can come in. I don’t have a big house, but I will help you.
GABRIEL So the little girl opened her heart and helped a family in need. audio - Aleluya
( Mary and Joseph enter)
Escena - Calle con adornos navideños
Audio - música navideña instrumental volúmen bajo
Uitlería - mesa con sillas y mantel - celulares
NARRATOR The group returned back to the playground. But the friends were not convinced.
SOPHIA It’s only fiction.
MILENA And boring.
LUCIA What did Jesus ever do for us?
NARRATOR Instead of getting angry, the angels decided to show them. They made three apparitions appear.
GABRIEL There are many bad things in this world.
(two friends enter. They fight over a game)
GABRIEL Friends fighting.
(friends remain still to the side. The family enters and sits down at a table, phones in hand, not looking at each other)
MICHAEL Families forgetting how to spend time with each other.
(family remains still in their place. A homeless man enters, lies on the ground, holds his hand out for money. Three people walk past, ignoring him)
GABRIEL Ignoring the people in need and forgetting that we need to take care of each other.
(homeless man remains still. The passers-by wait beside him)
MICHAEL These are just three examples. But Jesus brought us the message of hope that we can be better. You can decide to be there for each other. Look at what you can do.
audio - campanas de esperanza
(The apparitions one by one change their actions: First, the friends stop fighting and share the game. Next, the family members put down their phones and start a conversation. Lastly, the passers-by hold out a hand to the homeless man, lift him up and embrace him.)
NARRATOR The children had finally understood what Christmas was about and apologized to the boy.
CHILDREN We’re sorry for what we did to you. Now we know the message of Christmas.
(The children all hug and sing a song together, joined by the narrator, the angels and all the other characters.)canción y baile al final - “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”.