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Twas the One Night Stand Before Christmas

 

   

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Director's
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James O'Leary

 

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December 17: A big thank you to our actors, crew, directors and playwrights who made our December 14 Christmas show such a wonderful event! There was just enough snow outside to put us in the holiday spirit, the more sensitive audience members survived our “Santa Spoiler,” and everyone got to see our last-minute Christmas decorations. (Next time, perhaps there will be lights!) We hope memories of St. Nick, Aunt Ethel, Babushka, Jeffrey the man-child, and other delightful characters stay in your hearts for weeks (or at least days). Happy Holidays to everyone!

Looking forward to the New Year, our next show, February 8, is called “Weird Love, Dark Kisses.” It’s an evening of readings about the darker, stranger side of romance, love and sex. We’re reviewing short plays, stories, poems, etc. to include in the show, so writers are encouraged to send us appropriate material at tickets@OneNightStandTheater.org by December 30. The stranger the better! 

Christmas 2014

December 5: Here isthe cast for our Christmas show: Dave Brandl, Samara Bridwell, Matt Davis, Randy Diamon, Dell Domnik, Karen Kargell, Katie Mangett, Jeff Miller and Lorraine Scott. Lorraine will be sharing directing with Cindy Hall and me. It’s a great cast and the rehearsals this week have been a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to the performance and hope everyone can join us for our “little” holiday show!

November 16: We have selected the pieces for our Christmas show! These include “Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” by Pat Gabridge (warning, this play contains a Santa spoiler), a play set in the 1940s called “The St. Nicholas Caper” by Jeanette MacDonald, and a short remembrance called “The True Meaning of Christmas” by Tom Flynn. (Jeannette and Tom have both acted with ONS, so it’s great to feature their writing talents the time around.) We have some “traditional” pieces (meaning we don’t know who wrote them) and are working on a couple of surprises as well. Our December show will be a shorter affair (about 80 minutes instead of our usual 2 hours) so the price is small to match! We’ll be casting soon and keep you updated.