In view of the fact that most Schools are no longer putting on a Nativity Play in order to avoid “giving offence” to other religions the following Nativity Play has been written
THE POLITICALLY CORRECT NATIVITY
(or Have yourself a multicultural little Christmas)
Characters: Mary and an Angel.
(Please note that the role of the Angel is Non Gender specific and therefore the person playing the role must be chosen in accordance with an approved diversity procedure)
(Mary is sitting on the floor crosslegged with her eyes shut and her hands on her knees palms up. She is chanting)
MARY: Ohmm, Ohmm, Ohmm,
(The Angel enters Stage Left (or Stage Right depending on cultural preferences)
(Mary stands up startled, she adjusts her Hijab to cover her face and speaks)
MARY: Who are you ? You interrupted me when I was allowing my Kharma to flow forth and develop my Krishna Consciousness
ANGEL: I am Ahura Mazda, Lord of Light and a messenger of Allah. I have come to tell you that you are to have a child and in his honour every year children everywhere will be given presents regardless of their race, colour, creed, sexual orientation or transgender inclinations
MARY: But how can this be, I am a good Jewish Girl, though I hasten to add not a member of the international Zionist conspiracy or involved in the suppression of the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people
ANGEL: All things are possible to Allah. He has the power to turn Teddy bears into Criminals or Global Warming into snowy blizzards and he allows apparently rational people to believe that Sweden is run by the CIA so this is easy. The child will be born just after the festival of Divalli; farewell Mary and may the force be with you.
MARY: Wait, you have not told me what the name of the baby will be
(The Angel thinks for a minute)
ANGEL: It’s funny you should say that but with everything else that’s going on these days I’ve completely forgotten who the baby is
THE END ?
My best wishes for Christmas and for 2011 Anno Domini.