These two Christmas plays combine traditional biblical content from the
Christmas cycle of stories with contemporary life. Each is a full
program, taking approximately one hour to produce, and each involves a
wide spectrum of participants from the congregation, including one or
more choirs or singing groups. Those who purchase this two-play set will
have a pair of excellent Christmas dramas from which to choose, both
created by a professor of theatre arts at Penn State University at Mount
Nancy Funk received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston
University and Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
Currently pursuing the PhD degree at New York University, she is
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Pennsylvania State University,
Mount Alto Campus. She and her daughter Jhondra live in Waynesboro,
Pennsylvania, where the two plays in this book were presented, having
been commissioned for use in Lutheran and Methodist congregations.
Having worked as director and producer for television drama and
commercial work on both public and commercial network television, she is
well qualified to combine insights of a secular age with the abiding
truths of scripture.