If We Are Wise
A Junior High Christmas Program
Marion Fairman

Price: $7.95

ISBN: 0788010549
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 16
This dramatic Christmas program may be used during the Christmas season for any occasion in which Junior High youth are to take part.

The staging is simple.

The play involves three older teens or young adults and ten to twenty Junior High youths. This short play opens with a tableau of the Wisemen placing their gifts before the crib of the Holy Child. As the Wisemen leave the playing area, the young people come to the stage from the audience and ponder the gifts they will bring. The dialogue is in choral form and the rhyme scheme opens the play up to humor.

Marion Fairman, a nurse in the Air Force, and English teacher/professor and a writer of dramatic material, received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Miami University of Ohio and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. After teaching at Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pennsylvania) and at the University of Pittsburgh, she became an instructor of The Writing Academy while continuing to write dramatic material for services marking the liturgical calendar and plays for the parish hall and church chancel. Marion and her minister husband, Edwin Fairman, have engaged in many overseas missions as volunteers. She has helped build a youth center on the edge of the Mediterranean near Alexandria, taught a course in Ethiopia, and directed African youth in her own plays in Kenya.