Plays by award-winning playwright Charles Deemer, including "Christmas at the Juniper Tavern" (ACE award, public television) and "Famililly" (Winner, Crossing Borders International New Play Competition).
Christmas at the Juniper Tavern
A play in two acts
First performed at the Wilson Center for the Performing Arts in Portland, Oregon, on January 5, 1984. Directed by Steve Smith.
Produced for public television, winner of ACE award.
THE CAST (4M, 5W):
Stella, owner of the Juniper Tavern, a no-nonsense woman.
Frank, an unemployed mill worker, a Korean vet, a little lost.
Rex, an unemployed log truck driver, imaginative, a little crazy.
Margie, his wife, not too smart.
Sheriff Billy of Juniper County, more heart than brain.
Ann, a young woman, searching.
Joy, her mother, a college professor, bright and cynical.
Swami Kree, guru of the Kree cult.
Ma Prama Rama Kree, his personal secretary, protective, suspicious.
THE TIME: Christmas, 1979.
THE SET: The Juniper tavern. A bar, tables. A jukebox. A Christmas tree with presents under it. Stage right to restrooms. A telephone on the wall. A door behind the bar leads to a storage area.
Two other areas must be defined: a neutral playing area; area for car interiors.