Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: I really can't explain where my inspiration comes from at times. I just try to look at Christmas and how we celebrate it to see if I can use that as a new way of telling the Christmas story. With "Twas the Clash Before Christmas" it was about the family gathering. With "The Gifts of the Ornaments" it was the Christmas tree.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: My favorite line was when Gloria arrives from the crèche and asks the ornaments to keep it down or they are going to wake the baby. This common line that everyone has probably said at one time or another shows that the Christ Child was indeed a little baby completely human yet God incarnate.
Q: TELL US MORE ABOUT THE CHARACTERS.
A: The characters in this play are just based on how I would think a particular ornament would respond to a given situation. For example, the Nutcracker and Toy Soldier would want to guard and protect the others, the bear would be prone to taking naps, the Gingerbread Man ready to run away...etc.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: Just to redirect the focus of Christmas back to the Christ Child.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: Just that I hope everyone enjoys them and gives a thought to the real meaning of Christmas.
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