Christmas on Prosperity Lane

Book By: Susan Evans
Play #: 1537
Pages: 39 pgs
Cast: 5 m, 5 w, 1 flex, 2 boys, optional extras

It’s almost Christmas on Prosperity Lane. The Johnson family can’t get any of their Christmas lights to work, but worse than that, Charles and Elaine, along with their four children, have lost the Christmas Spirit – and they haven’t even noticed! After Mrs. Snodgrass, their outspoken elderly neighbor, points this out, Elaine offers a hasty prayer for help and comes up with a plan to help the children reach out to others during the season. Charles is with Elaine, but of course the kids all put up a fuss. Meanwhile bumbling thieves Rex and Roxie Lewis are making plans of their own. They pose as electricians to help the Johnsons, but are really there to case the house, planning to take advantage of their prosperity. What they don’t know is that Broden, the youngest son, has his toy spy equipment set up everywhere! Broden discovers their plans, but with all the Christmas activities going on, and the fact that everyone is tired of him spying on them, he can’t find anyone who will listen to him. Can the Johnsons save Christmas on Prosperity Lane? With a little help from an unlikely source -- and a lot of help from God-- the Johnson family may receive the best gift of all, their Christian Spirit! About 50 minutes.

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Productions

THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
GRASSY CREEK, KY 12/23/2018
MT VIEW CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
ASHEBRO, NC 12/17/2018
LANEFERRY BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA 12/16/2018
MANNS CHOICE CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
MANNS CHOICE , PA 12/16/2018
TRAMWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
SANFORD, NC 12/16/2018
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
HAZARD, KY 12/16/2018
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
PINEVILLE, KY 12/16/2018
1960 1 Performance(s)
SUDBURY, ON 12/9/2018
LAUREL RIDGE 1 Performance(s)
MCCONNELLSBURG, PA 12/8/2018
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
RICHTON, MS 12/2/2018
FAITH FAMILY LIFE CENTER 1 Performance(s)
HEPHZIBAH, GA 12/24/2017
SOUTH PITTSBURG CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
SOUTH PITTSBURG , TN 12/22/2017
CUMBERLAND MTN. CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
WHITWELL, TN 12/17/2017
HICKORY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
SAINT PAULS, NC 12/17/2017
NEW LIFE OUTREACH CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
FORT GAY, WV 12/17/2017
MOBERLY INDEPENDENT HOLINESS 1 Performance(s)
EXCELLO, MO 12/17/2017
HARVEST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
LUMBERTON, NC 12/16/2017
29ELEVEN CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
TAHLEQUAH, OK 12/10/2017
FERN CREEK UNITED METHODIST CH 1 Performance(s)
LOUISVILLE , KY 12/10/2017
CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
MILLRY, AL 12/10/2017
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 1 Performance(s)
LOWELL, MA 12/24/2016
BRAKE BRETHREN CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
PETERSBURG, WV 12/24/2016
DUTCH COVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
CANTON, NC 12/18/2016
NEW PROSPECT CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
ROWLAND, NC 12/18/2016
TULLAHOMA CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
TULLAHOMA, TN 12/18/2016
AVA GENERAL BABIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
AVA, MO 12/18/2016
MT SHERMAN ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
JASPER, AR 12/18/2016
BALD MOUNTAIN BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
WEST JEFFERSON, NC 12/18/2016
GODS MISSIONARY CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
ALUM BANK , PA 12/18/2016
DECHERD CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
ELORA , TN 12/18/2016
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
PETERSBURG, WV 12/18/2016
NEW LIBERTY CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
GAMALIEL, KY 12/17/2016
SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
MAHTOWA, MN 12/17/2016
PALMER CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
COALMONT, TN 12/16/2016
MT ZION UMC 1 Performance(s)
CARTHAGE, TN 12/15/2016
WYTHEVILLE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
WYTHEVILLE, VA 12/11/2016
PRAISES #2 1 Performance(s)
NEW BOSTON, OH 12/11/2016
INGLES CHAPEL UMC 1 Performance(s)
TAZEWELL, TN 12/11/2016
SHIRLEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
CLARKESVILLE , GA 12/11/2016
SUNSWEPT BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
UNION CITY, TN 12/11/2016
WOLF CREEK FREEWILL BAPTIST CH 1 Performance(s)
AVA, MO 12/11/2016
KINGDOM DOMINION CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
MABLETON, GA 12/10/2016
KINGDOM DOMINION CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
MABLETON, GA 12/10/2016
DRAMA MINISTRY 2 Performance(s)
HOPEWELL, VA 12/10/2016
MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
HIAWASSEE, GA 12/10/2016
RED LION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
RED LION, PA 12/8/2016
OLD REYNO FREE WILL BAPTIST CH 1 Performance(s)
CORNING, AR 12/7/2016
DECATURVILLE PENTECOSTAL CHURC 2 Performance(s)
DECATURVILLE, TN 12/6/2016
MOUNTAIN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
ZIRCONIA, NC 12/24/2015
HARVEST TIME ASSEMBLY 1 Performance(s)
MURFREESBORO, AR 12/20/2015
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
HUMBOLDT, TN 12/20/2015
EE CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
LOWGAP, NC 12/20/2015
MT. VIEW CHURCH OF CHRIST 1 Performance(s)
LICK CREEK, KY 12/20/2015
FRANKLIN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1 Performance(s)
FRANKLIN, IN 12/20/2015
OUACHITA ASSEMBLY OF GOD YOUTH 1 Performance(s)
SPARKMAN, AR 12/20/2015
DRAMA MINISTRY 1 Performance(s)
CORBIN, KY 12/20/2015
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH GOLD HILL 1 Performance(s)
GOLD HILL, NC 12/20/2015
COUCHS FORK CHURCH OF GOD 1 Performance(s)
BEAR BRANCH, KY 12/19/2015
BETHLEHEM HOLINESS CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
WAYNESBORO, MS 12/17/2015
POV COG 1 Performance(s)
COLLIERS, WV 12/13/2015
RIVER OF LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
LOGANSPORT, IN 12/13/2015
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
WEBER CITY, VA 12/12/2015
FALLS ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2 Performance(s)
MAYSVILLE, WV 12/12/2015
WALNUT GROVE CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
MONTVALE, VA 12/12/2015
FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
WINAMAC, IN 12/4/2015
CORNERSTONE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP 1 Performance(s)
MAY, WV 12/1/2015

Behind The Scenes

SUSAN EVANS TALKS ABOUT CHRISTMAS ON PROSPERITY LANE:

 

1. What inspired you to write this play?

 

My inspiration is from my own children when they were young and all the youth I have worked with - past and present. They can seem self-centered at times, but with a little nudge they can be loving and caring.

 

2. What's your favorite part or line in the play? Why?

 

My favorite part is when Broden gives his gift to the little boy from the orphanage and his parents realize he knows WHAT he is giving away. When my children were young they gave away some items that I wanted to object to, but knew it was from their hearts.

 

3. Where did the characters come from? Are they based on people you know?

 

The characters are bits and pieces from children I've known; however, my children thought the characters were suspiciously familiar. Broden's character came from one of my grandsons who always loved the spy toys.

 

4. What did you try to achieve with this play?

 

I wanted to remind people what Christmas is really about and encourage them to reach out at this time when people are a little more open to the gospel. We all have gotten busy with the trimmings.

 

5. Do you have anything else you'd like to add?

 

The thieves added some humor and a little excitement to the story. The audience loved it, mistakes an all! We really had fun practicing the play and performing it. The youth love being in plays- even the shy quiet ones want parts. The community comes out to see the plays and seem to really enjoy them. Prior to writing my own plays we have performed plays from Eldridge for about 25 years.