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The Day Rudolph Ran Away to Pittsburgh and Rudolph's Big Secret
Two Christmas Plays for Children of All Ages by Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger

ISBN #1-60513-152-0
JAC #2012-0008


The Day Rudolph Ran Away to Pittsburg
The pressure is on when you're a red-nosed reindeer and no one wants to play with you. Who WOULDN'T want to run away and hide for a bit? But then, when Christmas comes, and Santa can't ride without him, Rudolph needs to trust in his friends to get the help he needs to get back to the North Pole in time.

Cast of Characters

  • WEETEL: A wise old elf

  • SLUMPY: A younger elf

  • RUDOLPH: The red-nosed reindeer

  • MR. BOGUTIER: A kind storekeeper

  • KATE: Mr. Bogutier's loving wife

  • MICKEY: Mr. Bogutier's son

  • BIG MAX: The factory bully.

  • PETER: A factory worker


The Setting
Present day Pittsburgh - a city street decorated for the Christmas season.




Rudolph's Big Secret*
A holiday tale When the song's hero meets up with the dismayed and down on her luck elf, Suzie McSneezer, he shares a glimpse of his past that is sure to inspire and bring holly red cheer and ever green to all.

Cast of Characters

  • THE SILENT SNOWMAN: A cardboard character

  • RUDOLPH: The red-nosed reindeer


  • SANTA CLAUS: As himself.

  • THE WINTER WIND: (The Audience.)

  • BOBBY BAGGINS: A storyteller (a.k.a. "Big Max" - a bully.)

  • MR. BOGUTIER: A toymaker

  • ELVES/SHRUG BUGS/SNOWFLAKES: The chorus/ensemble

The Setting
The North Pole, present day.

*A musical version of this play is also available! Please inquire.

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Have you read Coni's full-length Choir Practice, Sleeping with Destiny and Coffeehouse Magik, or her one-acts The Red Room and Unspoken Acts?

Playwright Biography 

Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger believes that creative energy is never lost... it just changes hands, hearts and minds. She holds an MA from Carnegie Mellon University and BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to writing plays, art theory and course curriculum, Koepfinger teaches composition, literature, and theatre courses at various universities.  Her published Candledancing was originally produced in 1999 with British composer, Robert Hugill. Following that collaboration, their operetta, Garrett got raves in Opera News in 2001 for its performance at Hoxton Hall, London. A Post-Gazette review of her play Sideshow compared her thematic style to Twilight Zone's master, Rod Serling.  Koepfinger has received awards from the Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Multicultural Arts Initiative and was named in Pittsburgh Magazine's Excellence in the Arts Awards.  Although, Koepfinger resides in Pittsburgh, most of her avant-garde work follows her spirit, which has thrived in New York City for the last twenty years. Other productions include Coffeehouse Magik at Brooklyn's Museum of Sound Recording, and Garrett, the Blue Giraffe at the Bay Area Festival in Sonoma. Her children's plays, Jack and the Talkback Beanstalk and Rudolph's Big Secret were named the most produced by its publisher Dramasource. Most recently, her piece The Guardian won acceptance into the 2009 Mother Daughter Monologues by the International Center for Women Playwrights.  Koepfinger is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women / LPTW, and a Board Member of the International Center for Women Playwrights / ICWP.

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