David Overton


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Off-beat Comedy, Short Play

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they journey toward Bethlehem to be counted in the census, and their surprising encounters with characters the whole family will recognize. This fresh reimagining of Mary and Joseph draws on the comedic styles of Don Knotts, Steve Carell, John Cleese, and Kristen Wiig and provides warmth and joy during the holiday season!

Production Notes

Character List:

MARY: 20s to 50s. Gentle, sensible.

JOSEPH: 30s to 60s. Anxious, practical.

MATTHIAS: 20s to 50s. Dashing, confident.

JEZEBEL: 20s to 50s. Humble, honest.

BOY: Teens to 30s. Brash, goofy.

Setting: A significant distance from Bethlehem on the day of the eve of Christ’s birth.

Run Time 25-40 minutes.


David Overton

A North Carolina native, David Overton is the founder and Artistic Director of Long Island Classics Stage Company in Centerport, New York where he primarily works with young actors on performing the works of Shakespeare and developing their transferable life skills for stellar social interaction. He has over 25 years experience teaching high school and college-aged students and is currently on faculty at New York City .... [FULL BIO]

Holiday Play!

Perfect for Your Holiday Show!

MARY AND JOSEPH...AND COMPANY is an ideal light-hearted, heart-warming and rollickingly funny new holiday play from a master of the genre, David Overton. Read the script now and you'll soon be adding it to your season's offerings with a sure-fire hit for your November to January slot !