The Grand Christmas History of The Andy Landy Clan
Published by Samuel French Inc
1 Male 4 Female
Told in a reader's theatre format, this clever play runs the gamut of emotions over several years while we follow the lives in the Landy family
We become privy to their tradition of trading "Christmas Letters" - those photocopied informational letters which keep the members of the family generally updated
But this is no ordinary family, it includes ...
A wealthy woman who enjoys her toys, loses everything, and must rediscover her role in life
A faithful nun loses her religion but finds happiness with her female roommate
A young drifter determined to make his mark in showbiz must first stop sponging off his relatives
Each clan member becomes involved with his/her own life while in the meantime, the family drifts further and further apart
All the while, the eldest Landy, Molly, gripes, "These letters are such a bother. Why can't we all just get together?"
A beautiful Christmas message is skillfully written between the lines