2M (or 1M,1F). One-Act (10 min), Eddie the Evergreen desperately wants to
be a Christmas tree, until a little bird tells him what REALLY happens to
Christmas trees...

"The first play, Daniel Guyton’s LAST OF THE TANNENBAUMS, works. In it,
the lone tree in a clearing of what was once a grove of evergreens (Sarah Zuk)
bemoans her lonely lot. She is titillated and curious when her bird friend (Laura
Schirmer) explains the human tradition of Christmas trees, and looks forward to
the arrival of a lumberjack (Aaron Gotlieb). There’s a line indicating that the
future she anticipates won’t come to pass, but the cheery and slightly off-kilter
tone sustains throughout. William Thurmond has directed a terrific start to the
evening, aided by fine costumes, a beautifully minimalist set, and endearing
performances from all his actors." (playgoer,
TheaterReview.com, 2016)

LAST OF THE TANNENBAUMS is adorable - well, Eddie (the Evergreen) may
not think so but this human thinks it's very cute." (Geri Albrecht, Heuer
Publishing, 2014)

"This script is bitingly funny." (Ginger Goldman, Nouveau 47 Theatre, 2016)

"The first play, Daniel Guyton’s
exception, with Laura Schirmer’s performance as Bird a delight and Bobbie
Elzey and Aaron Gotlieb making the play come alive as a tree and a lumberjack
respectively. Director William Thurmond has staged the action to make use of a
few tree stumps and evocative costumes, so the play comes off well. It seems to
be just the right length." (playgoer,
TheaterReview.com, 2017)

"Up next for the community theatre is the performance of a short play called
LAST OF THE TANNENBAUMS by Daniel Guyton, to be performed at the
Lighting of Malverne. The performance will be the premiere of this new play,
which is the story of the last evergreen in the forest before it becomes a
Christmas tree." (Steven Nicastro,
Malverne Patch, 2013)

"Loved John Schmiederer and Scott Ziobrowski in this! Laughed sooooo hard!"
(Rebecca Vavala, Mostly Harmless Productions, 2014)

LAST OF THE TANNENBAUMS tickled my brain." (Jeannie Edwards,
audience member, 2016)

"Loved it!... The very first skit with the bird and the tree... (My son and I) have
been sharing one liners with each other since then." (Chris Codding, Onstage
Atlanta, 2016)

-Produced by the Malverne Community Theatre in Malverne, NY, 2013
-Produced by
Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY, 2013
-Produced by
Mostly Harmless in Schenectady, NY, 2014
-Staged Reading at
Process Theatre's Read-A-Thon in Atlanta, GA, 2014
-Published by
Heuer Publishing, 2015
-Produced by
Out of Box Theatre in Marietta, GA, 2015
-Produced by Newnan High School in Newnan, GA, 2016
-Produced by
AlphaNYC in Manhattan, NY, 2016
-Produced by
Nouveau 47 Theatre in Dallas, TX, 2016
-Produced by
Onstage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, 2016
-Produced by
Whitefish Township Community Schools in Paradise, MI, 2017
-Produced by
LaFourche Parish Pupil Appraisal Cntr in Thibodaux, LA, 2017
-Produced by
Onstage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, 2017
-Produced by
Buena Vista High School in Buena Vista, CO, 2019
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Last of the Tannenbaums